Faulkner forecasts turnaround for Oak Tree Grand Prix, Virginia

August 20, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Having already won at the venue, Faulkner is confident of a stromg showing at the Virginia International Raceway.

Donegal Porsche driver, Damien Faulkner returns to the Virginia International Raceway, US, where he had a win last year, to compete in the Oak Tree Grand Prix this Sunday 24th August. This is his 9th race in the new North American super series – the Tudor United SportsCar Championship, and he’s the only Irish driver competing in the whole... [Read more...]

Mid Season Q&A with Charlie Eastwood.

August 19, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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The former World Karting Champion is confident of a strong showing in the second half of the season.

This is your first year of racing in single-seaters after competing in karts, how are you finding the transition? Single-seater racing is really different to karting and, as a result, the transition between the two is very big. Many drivers say it’s the biggest transition between levels that you’ll experience in racing. The main differences you... [Read more...]

Promising Pace At Silverstone For Eastwood

August 18, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Despite showing impressive pace, luck was not on Eastwood's side at Silverstone

Despite showing tremendous pace at the latest round of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship, Charlie Eastwood was denied the results at the Silverstone round after a mixture of issues in rounds 13, 14 and 15 of the series. He was tapped into a spin in the first race of the weekend, fell victim to a tyre lottery in race two, and failed to make the grid for... [Read more...]

Looks Like Rain, Ted! Mondello August Report- with Leo Nulty

August 15, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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McGovern leads a group of Fiestas as the heavens open. Image from a very wet Michael Chester.

Lashing, pouring, pi$$ing, call it what you like but it’s a long time since Mondello Park experienced rain like that. It was on and off all day but when it eventually let go, during the Patch Fiesta Qualifier, it was as if someone had angered the gods. The sheets of rain were of biblical proportions and within a minute or two, the track was completely... [Read more...]

Mondello Blog- with Sean Doyle.

August 12, 2014 by Sean Doyle  

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Hard at work mid race. Excellent image from Michael Chester (chester.ie)

It was back to the FF1600 last weekend in Mondello Park, and with two races on the card and qualifying all in the one day it was going to be a action packed weekend from the off! Qualifying went well with it still being slightly damp around the track after rain during the evening.  We were changing setup right until the final seconds before leaving... [Read more...]

My Fiesta Race Car Project- with Peter Campbell.

August 9, 2014 by Peter Campbell  

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The Patch Tyre Equipment Fiesta Series has been a huge success and allows many first timers to make their debut on a limited budget.

Like many of us it has always been an aim of mine to race in Mondello Park some day. The idea of this blog is to follow the journey of starting racing from scratch on a tight budget. Previous experience in motorsport for me consists of a few seasons in Autograss in the Carlow and Down I’ve raced rental karts with the D.I.T Karting Club. The aim... [Read more...]

Motormouth’s Mutterings- Season Catchup.

August 8, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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E Type, 911 and TMC Costin mix it up in a typical HRCA battle! Image from JayTee Photographic.

As ever, it seems as if the season has only just begun and is already half over. Well, at least that is the way it seems if you’re a race fan like me, anyway. The various championships have begun to take shape and in some cases it is a case of business as usual with the 2013 Champions looking to set to repeat the result in 2014. Erik Holstein,... [Read more...]

Packed 16 race programme scheduled for Mondello Park this Sunday!

August 7, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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FF1600 should provide plenty of action on Sunday!

This Sunday (August 10th) the Carlow Car Club will organise a sixteen race programme made up of Irish Championship and ‘Champion of Mondello’ Car Races on the Mondello Park National Circuit. The resurgent Formula Ford and Formula Vee classes will provide the single seater action, with the Patch Fiesta Championship and a mixture of Sportscar... [Read more...]

Smiley Scores first European win.

August 6, 2014 by Tony Gregory  

Chris Smiley on his way to an impressive Scirroco R-cup debut victory!

Ulster racer Chris Smiley has scored a dramatic first victory in the European based Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup. Smiley’s breakthrough came at round 6,(2 August 2014) which was being held at the picturesque Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. With two races over the weekend Smiley took victory in Saturday’s 20 lap race, giving in the R-Cup one of... [Read more...]

Plato hits back, Turkington extends series lead & Smith wins again in BTCC!

August 4, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Former team mate Jackson pushed hard but Smith was not to be rattled en route to his second BTCC win of 2014.

Jason Plato scored a fantastic double victory at Snetterton to reignite his 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship challenge while eBay Motors’ Colin Turkington extended his advantage over Gordon Shedden at the top of the standings and Ireland’s Aron Smith added to his tally of BTCC wins.A dramatic weekend of action kicked off when... [Read more...]

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