July 25, 2014 by Ian Lynas
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...]
July 24, 2014 by Motorsport Ireland
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...]
July 24, 2014 by Leo Nulty
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...]
July 17, 2014 by Barry Rabbitt
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...]
July 16, 2014 by Séan Doyle
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...]
July 11, 2014 by Leo Nulty
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...]
July 8, 2014 by Cregor Elliott
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...]
July 4, 2014 by Dave Mint
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...]
June 24, 2014 by Ivan Casey
Always a great event- it is almost Vee Festival time again!
Following on from the success of the 2012 and 2013 events, Irish Formula Vee, in conjunction with Dunlop Tyres are holding the 2014 Irish Formula Vee Festival at Mondello Park on 12/13 July with all proceeds from the weekend going to the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice for children with life limiting conditions. Over the last two seasons, this event... [Read more...]
June 23, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Despite setting competitive testing times, mechanical maladies in qualifying put Eastwood on the back foot all weekend.
Charlie Eastwood faced a frustrating weekend at Snetterton after a gearbox failure at the start of qualifying meant he was unable to post a single lap in the session and was forced to start from the back of the grid for races one and two. The Northern-Irish Douglas Motorsport racing driver headed into the third round of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship... [Read more...]