I couldn’t stay away!- with Barry-John McHenry

March 11, 2014 by Barry-John McHenry  

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Barry-John's Punto Abarth at speed in Silverstone!

Well the winter is drawing to a close and it’s that time of year again time to brush the dust off the race gear. At the end of last season I got to race my Punto Abarth in Silverstone with the British Alfa-Romeo Championship. I qualified 18th out of 36 and managed to climb to 8th and was flying considering the fast straights and being massively underpowered... [Read more...]

Off to Silverstone- with Barry John McHenry

October 15, 2013 by Barry-John McHenry  

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Barry-John's former title winning Punto Abarth is being prepped by Kellett Motorsport for a trip to Silverstone!

Well it’s the end of the 2013 racing season & after 4 fun, but ultimately disappointing Fiesta races, myself and Kellett Motorsport are heading to Silverstone to race with the BRSCC Alfa-Romeo Championship for their final round of the season. We will be taking over 2 Punto Abarths that Alastair and myself used to take 2nd and 3rd in the 2012... [Read more...]

A Frustrating Start- with BJ McHenry

April 25, 2013 by Barry-John McHenry  

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Testing went well for the former Abarth Champion...

Well after a long winter, I was only too happy to get back on track last week and was really looking forward to the highly anticipated new Patch Tyre Equipment Fiesta Championship! I went up to Kellett Motorsport on Wednesday night before the race and did the fitting for our new seat in the car. The final touches were sorted as Alistair had made... [Read more...]

Abarth Champion Goes Fiestas!

April 10, 2013 by Barry-John McHenry  

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McHenry swaps his Abarth for a Zetec Fiesta- for the first round at least!

Well it’s that time of year again, normally I would be telling you about the championship assault that I’m about to mount, sorry not this year, After 7 years of doing various different championships with great success in 2008, 2011 and  2012 in particular, I have decided to pick a number of events in a number of different cars and enjoy... [Read more...]

Barry-John McHenry: Back in the hot seat!

October 1, 2012 by Barry-John McHenry  

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Barry-John leads Gary Miller at Mondello Park

Well sorry for the delay but after a great season I finished it off with a win at the Leinster trophy race weekend on the Saturday race. It was a great race from start to finish. I decided to use old tyres for qualifying and save my brand new Dunlop rubber for the races. The gamble paid off and I qualified 4th- on the second row of the grid. I got a... [Read more...]

Regning Abarth Champion hoping for Sucess at Leinster Trophy Weekend!

September 14, 2012 by Leo  

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Barry-John is egar to return to winning ways after being forced to sit on the sidelines

Following a 10 week injury-enforced break, Barry-John McHenry is back in action this weekend for the final 2 rounds of the Dunlop Abarth Cup. The 2011 champion’s Tom Kane Motors Backed, Kellett Motorsport tended car is being prepped for the Raheny man in their Kells workshop in a bid to win the prestigious Dunlop Trophy. After a double win at... [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS: Rabbitt’s busy Park Life

August 14, 2012 by Leo  

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Barry will get behind the wheel of Barry-John McHenry's Championship winning Fiat Abarth in the Park this weekend

Barry Rabbitt Former Punto Abarth race winner Barry Rabbitt has confirmed a last minute deal to return to the class for this weekends Phoenix Park Motor Races. Rabbitt has been drafted in to drive the Tom Kane Motors and Europcar machine of the reigning Abarth champion, Barry John McHenry who has to sit out the event due to a hand injury. Speaking to... [Read more...]

Barry-John McHenry: My return to Anglesey

July 5, 2012 by Barry-John McHenry  

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Barry-John's car always look great preapred by Kellett Motorsport. Photo: Con Connolly

After two years the Dunlop Abarths returned to Anglesey in Wales where I had the biggest crash of my career back in 2010. This year I was keen to make amends for my lack of wins this season and was full of confidence in my Tom Kane Recovery backed car. After a single test session it was onto qualifying and pole position was anyones with the top 4 all... [Read more...]

60 seconds with Barry-John McHenry

July 4, 2012 by Leo  

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Barry-John with his Championship winning Kellett Motorsport Fiat Punto Abarth

Name: Barry-John McHenry Age: a young looking 30 Occupation: MD McHenry Car Sales and Dunshaughlin Motor Company Road Car: Escort Cosworth and Mini Cooper Race of My life: Leinster Trophy 2011 in the Abarth kept Gordon Kellett and Noel Greene at bay for the entire race for a lights to flag victory. Best race car: My Kellett Motorsport Abarth 1800 Dream... [Read more...]