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...]
May 16, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Not a bad weekend- taking the flag in the Motorsport.ie Integra. Image from Cregornews.com
I pretty much retired from racing at the end of 2011. It wasn’t a conscious decision, just something that kind of happened. I had become more involved with Mondello and once Motorsport.ie took off, I did not have as much free time as I had enjoyed previously. Before I knew it, two years had elapsed and with my commitments to Mondello.tv, it was... [Read more...]
March 19, 2014 by Dave Mint
The ex Race 2 Race Integra which Nulty will drive at the LMC meeting at Bishopscourt in May. Image from Con Connolly.
Mondello Commentator Leo Nulty will return to the track when the ITCC visits the ultra fast Bishopscourt circuit in Northern Ireland on May 10/11. Nulty is a former saloon car racer having won races in Ritmos, Unos and Puntos before moving to Historics in his famous fibreglass Imp. For his first foray into the ITCC, he will drive the ex Race2Race... [Read more...]
November 2, 2013 by Barry Rabbitt
Dab of Oppo- Barry flings the well balanced Civic into "Rallycross 1" Image from James Foley
Its a couple of weeks after the Leinster Trophy meeting and I’m just getting my head around the idea that the race season is over and it’s time to be a normal person again – for a few months at least. Then out of the blue I get a call from Colin Dowling who is the main driving force behind the new Civic RallyCross Challenge. He asks... [Read more...]
September 20, 2013 by Barry Rabbitt
Fist aloft, Barry adds his name to a very exclusive list as he wins the Leinster Trophy at Mondello Park.
The Leinster Trophy weekend has always been the pinacle of the racing season in Ireland. It is steeped in history and folklore with stories of Irish and visiting drivers tussling to take home the most sought after prize in Irish racing. While I was at the now legendary 1982 meeting when a certain yellow helmet wearing Brazilian took the crown I was... [Read more...]
September 19, 2013 by Barry Rabbitt
Bit different to a Formula Sheane or a Punto Abarth- but our man loved the JCR Buggy!
‘You busy tomorrow?’ said the text message, not an altogether unusual message to receive but when it comes from Motorsport.ie chief Leo Nulty it normally leads to something interesting. Sure enough the follow up message asked could I get myself to a secret location in the midlands to test one of Joe Cullen Racing’s new for 2013 Buggies.... [Read more...]
September 16, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Leinster Trophy weekend was busy (PS Rabbitt won it!)
LEINSTER TROPHY RACE MEETING AT MONDELLO PARK LEINSTER TROPHY FORMULA SHEANE FEATURE RACE (9 laps): 1 Barry Rabbitt 16m 26.09s, 71.52 mph, 2 Brian Hearty 16m 26.36s, 3 Enda O’Connor 16m 28.70s, 4 Kevin Sheane Jnr 16m 33.70s, 5 Tristin Quinn 16m 33.83s, 6 David Parks 16m 37.35s. Fastest lap: Sheane 1m 47.876s, 72.64 mph. FORMULA SHEANE RACE 1 (5 laps): 1... [Read more...]
September 13, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Sheane leads Hearty in a typically close Formula Sheane battle.
Well, it’s Leinster Trophy time folks, so time for a look at the runners and riders who will compete for one of the most famous trophies in Irish Motorsport. The Formula Sheane class will race for the trophy for the second year in a row. This has caused plenty of chat and Facebook posting over the last few weeks but to clarify, it is more about... [Read more...]
August 22, 2013 by Leo Nulty
The Patch Fiesta regulars will need to be on their toes this weekend as a trio of champions join the party!
This coming Sunday (August 25th) the Carlow Car Club will be in charge of the penultimate championship Car Race event of the 2013 Mondello Park season. The race meeting will take place on the National Circuit with six different race series competing across an eleven race programme. Mondello Park has introduced two new classes for 2013 and it is these... [Read more...]
July 25, 2013 by Leo Nulty
The Race Trucks were a huge hit- as were the Partech Girls! Image from Con Connolly
Mondello Truck Show is back! The return of the 2013 running of ‘The Festival of Trucks’ was full of fun and fervor – just like the old days. “It was like the 10 year gap between events never happened,” said one enthusiastic visitor to the two day show at Mondello Park. Business and pleasure was presented in equal measures as the Trade Stands... [Read more...]