My Future Classics Debut- with Sophie Byrne.

July 30, 2014 by Sophie Byrne  

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Sophie goes round the outisde of David Hammond's Uno on her charge up through the pack. Image from James Foley.

I have to begin by saying that my debut in the Future Classics class at the Vee Festival (supporting the amazing Lauralynn charity,) was an unexpected venture which I was certainly unprepared for but unbelievable. The rollercoaster began with driving my adorable Fiesta XR2 for the first time on the Friday before the event, with racing on Sunday only... [Read more...]

Snetterton set for BTCC summer showdown this weekend!

July 30, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

Can Irish Drivers Aron Smith (above) and series leader Colin Turkington add to their 2014 BTCC wins this weekend?! Image from Network Images

The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship soars into speedy Snetterton next weekend (2/3 August) as the second half of its season kicks off in the height of summer. The series is currently in the midst of its mid-season break, but Norfolk will soon be treated to a spell binding sight of 31 ultra-quick touring cars piloted by some of the world’s... [Read more...]

High Speed Action at Kirkistown this weekend!

July 25, 2014 by Ian Lynas  

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Niall Murray will be hoping to add to the 5 wins he has already scored this year at the Northern Ireland venue.

There is an action packed programme at Kirkistown for the July Car Race Meeting which takes place on Saturday 26th comprising of ten races with a mix of single seaters, saloons,GTs, Roadsports and Strykers. The battle for the top honour in the Northern Ireland Formula Ford 1600 Championship continues with a double header and with a commanding lead is... [Read more...]

Sean Doyle gets MI Driver of the Month Award.

July 24, 2014 by Motorsport Ireland  

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Doyle won on a one-off outing in Formula Sheane at the Vee Festival- from 8th on the grid!

Congratulations to 20 year-old Sean Doyle from Wicklow Town, who has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for June. Driving his Van Diemen in the very competitive Formula Ford 1600 class, Sean finished second and sixth in the two “Champion of Mondello” races, and then went on next day to take third place in both the second... [Read more...]

Griffin hopes for success at Spa 24hrs

July 24, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Matt Griffin at the wheel of the AF Corse Ferrari 458 GT3

Renowned Ferrari racing driver, Matt Griffin, is hoping for another year of success at the ever popular 66th edition of the Total 24hrs of Spa taking place at Spa-Franchorchamps, Belgium this coming weekend, with a huge grid of 61 powerful machines. Griffin will pilot the AF Corse entered #64 Ferrari 458 and is joined by his 2013 winning teammates... [Read more...]

Vee Festival Fiesta Blog- with Barry Rabbitt.

July 17, 2014 by Barry Rabbitt  

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Battling to keep series leader Sean Lillis behind!

I’ve been a big fan of the Patch Tyre Equipment Fiesta championship since its inception, I started racing in a similar series, the Fiat Uno Championship and always felt it was a great way to learn the art of racing cars. So when I was approached by John Woods from Blackchurch Motors to drive their car for the remainder of the season I didn’t... [Read more...]

Jump from FF1600 to Formula Sheane- with Séan Doyle.

July 16, 2014 by Séan Doyle  

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Sean leads the pack into SEAT Corner. Image from Michael Chester.

It’s been about two years since I’ve driven a Formula Sheane but last week Motorsport.ie’s Leo Nulty approached me and asked would I be interested in driving his Formula Sheane at the weekend at the Dunlop Formula Vee Festival. So as usual with last minute things it was a bit of a rush on Friday morning before testing we had to change... [Read more...]

First Canadian race for Faulkner’s team in US Championship series

July 11, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Faulkner is aiming for victory in Canada this weekend!

The leading international Porsche driver, Donegal’s Damien Faulkner, flies to Toronto today for his team’s first Canadian race this Sunday, as part of North America’s new super series – the United SportsCar (USC) Championship. Faulkner, who is the main driver for team GB (Global Barista) Autosport says he enjoys racing at Mosport. “I have... [Read more...]

Kirkistown Blog- with Cregor Elliott

July 8, 2014 by Cregor Elliott  

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Jim Hutcheson's Spaceframe Mk 1 Escort had a great scrap with Connaire Finn's Ginetta.

It’s unusual to be making only the first trip of the year to Kirkistown at the end of June but that’s the way the calendar worked out this year so on the longest day of the year I was headed north. Having been unable to secure a lift on the Saturday morning it was out with the bike for a 7am start. Good time was made despite a stop for fuel near... [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS- Tommy Graham to race 1100bhp Truck at Mondello Park Truckshow this weekend!

July 4, 2014 by Dave Mint  

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Tommy Graham is a rallycross expert- how will he fare at the wheel!

Prosperous Sand & Gravel Haulier Tommy Graham has secured a guest drive in one of the UK based 1100bhp race trucks for the popular Mondello Park Truckshow this weekend. The Race Trucks headline amongst many other events over the two days, with the finale coming on Sunday afternoon just before all the Trucks take to the track for Ireland’s... [Read more...]

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