Don’t leave racing to chance; get in the right frame of mind!

January 31, 2014 by Linda Keen  

Some of Ireland's top racers have benefited from the Mindmasters courses- now you can join them!

A year ago a group of people came to Mondello Park to learn how to use the full potential of their minds in motorsport with psychotherapist and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master practitioner, Linda Keen. It’s fair to say for some of them, the effect was pretty radical as their racing results later produced.   So if you feel you need a mental... [Read more...]

Junior 100cc Kart Race from Mondello Park 1997

January 28, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

Karts Final
A lot of well known names in this one!

A throwback to the days when karts still raced at the Kildare venue- and indeed got their annual airing on live TV over the Leinster Trophy weekend. In this one, we have a lot of sons of racing fathers, and also plenty of names who progressed successfully into car racing in later years. Watch out for Eoin Murray, Richie Faulkner (Richard, back then!!)... [Read more...]

Irish Karting Club to run “Open Day” at Whiteriver on Feb 9th!

January 28, 2014 by Richie Faulkner  

2013 MI Cadet Champion Harry McGovern leads the pack. Image from

Charlie Eastwood winner of the 2013 GP at Nutts Corner The Irish Karting Club (IKC) are running an open day on Sunday February 9th in Whiteriver Park starting at 9.30am, Testing is available for all types of race karts and no licence is required. Drivers as young as 8 years of age can start racing in karting. Secondhand karts can be bought for as little... [Read more...]

250cc Superkart Race at Mondello Park 1985.

January 7, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

250cc Superkarts were fast and spectacular at Mondello Park.

Another clip from the Leinster Trophy at Mondello in 1985. This time, it is the 250cc Superkarts with James Deery, John Buggy and Dominic Murray starring- watch out for former Fiat racer Austin Bishop too. The Superkarts show just how bumpy Mondello was back then- in fact some of them get proper tankslappers on the main straight! They weren’t... [Read more...]

Karters endure tough weather conditions for thrilling Nutt’s Corner Kart meeting!

December 31, 2013 by Jonathan MacDonald  

Chris Irwin won all three races in the Rotax-Max category. Picture:Bill Swann

Wet and windy weather greeted competitors for round two of the Northern Ireland Karting Association’s (NIKA) Winter Series as 29 racers took to Nutt’s Corner race circuit in December. Organised by Ulster Kart Club, the event was split into four classes catering for a wide range of adrenaline fuelled racers aged 8 and older, with each class... [Read more...]

Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Awards 2013

December 10, 2013 by Paul Phelan  

Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival winner Niall Murray was amongst the winners today being selected as Dunlop Motorsport Young Racing Driver of the Year

A very successful year for Irish racing and rally drivers, both home and abroad, culminated with the Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Awards 2013 in Dublin this week. The highlight of the ceremony is marked by the presentation of the prestigious Manley Memorial Trophy to the International Driver of the year and the awarding of the Billy Coleman and Sexton... [Read more...]

Twelve Year old Daniel Harper makes Motorsport History!

November 11, 2013 by Andrew Bushe  

Daniel Harper Age 12 from Anahilt
12 Year old Daniel Harper poses with his Quad and race Kart.

Twelve year old Daniel Harper, from Annahilt has made history in 2013, by winning the Ulster Quad Championship,the Ulster Kart Championship and the Northern Ireland Karting Championship in one season. Added to this a victory in the Irish Kart Grand Prix, giving the coveted GP plate and the CDMC karting championship and the Year 9 Dromore High School... [Read more...]

Motor Sport Results 7/8 September

September 9, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland  

weekend results
Simon McKinley chose the Lant this time out and was victorious again, on both days in Knockalla.

DONEGAL M C HILLCLIMB AT KNOCKALLA (DAY 1) (ROUND 10 OF NAYLOR ENGINEERING NATIONAL HILLCLIMB/SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP): 1 Simon McKinley (Lant RT2 Warrior) 45.61s, 2 Joe Courtney (OMS-Suzuki) 47.39s, 3 Simon McKinley (Escort) 47.79s, 4 Robert Bell (Crossle 30F-Yamaha) 49.53s, 5 Barry Morris (Lancer Evo) 49.96s. DONEGAL M C HILLCLIMB AT KNOCKALLA (DAY 2)... [Read more...]

Motorsport Ireland Results- 17/18 August

August 19, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland  

weekend results
Naul Hillclimb, C Plate Karting Championships, The Monaghan Endurance Trial and the Jim Walsh Cork Forestry Rally all took place over the weekend.

MOTOR ENTHUSIASTS’ CLUB HILLCLIMB AT NAUL, CO MEATH (ROUND 8 OF NAYLOR ENGINEERING NATIONAL HILLCLIMB/SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP) (DAY 1): 1 Simon McKinley (Lant RT2 Warrior) 37.98s, 2 Rory Stephens (Radical SR8 Hayabusa) 42.39s, 3 Brendan Keane (Swallow DR14 F3 Zetec) 42.77s, 4 Simon McKinley (Escort) 43.05s, 5 Deirdre McKinley (Reynard GM) 44.85s, 6 John... [Read more...]


April 19, 2013 by Leo Nulty  


FOURTEEN YEAR OLD TEENAGE TRACK STAR TARGETS F1 POLE POSITION Stirling Moss, retired F1 driver comments from earlier this week regarding women’s “lack of mental aptitude for Formula One”, have upset many, but only driven Ireland’s most talented motoring star on even further.  At only 14 years of age Dubliner Nicole Coffey is already an accomplished... [Read more...]

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