VIDEO- Formula Opel Lotus from Mondello in 1991.

February 12, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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O'Coileain tries to make a break early on...

1991 was the first year of the Formula Opel-Lotus series in Ireland. Vivion Daly and Morgan Dempsey Junior were generally at the front but former works Van Diemen driver Ruari O’Coileain in the Cliff Dempsey Racing machine was bang on the pace too. Series regular Joey Greenan had been sidelined after a pushbike accident and this meant there was... [Read more...]

Leinster Trophy 1993- Formula Opel at Mondello Park.

January 23, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

David Wright lines up on pole position for the Leinster Trophy

In 1993, with no Euroseries visiting, the Leinster Trophy was awarded to the domestic Formula Opel class. There were two heats, with the results of these deciding the grid for this, the final. David Wright starts from pole but watch out for the scrap between Morgan Dempsey Jnr and Wayne Douglas, coming up from a mid grid position. Mike Edgar starts... [Read more...]

Dempsey Looks to Carry Momentum into This Weekend’s Grand Prix of Baltimore

August 30, 2013 by Mandy Skinner  

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Dempsey has used the mid season break tro refocus and is keen to get back on track for the final three rounds of the Firestone Indy Lights Series.

BALTIMORE, Md. (August 29, 2013) – After a month-long hiatus from the 2013 season, Firestone Indy Lights racer Peter Dempsey is looking to carry the positive momentum from the last two races into the Grand Prix of Baltimore this weekend. With back-to-back second place finishes in Toronto and Mid-Ohio, the Irishman is steadily gaining ground in the... [Read more...]

Motormouth: Chat with CDR

September 1, 2012 by Leo  

Leo chats with Michelle over a cuppa
Leo and Michelle catch up over a cuppa. Photo: Jennifer Tonin

Well, I’ve been lucky enough to travel a bit in recent weeks to catch up with some of our Irish Drivers abroad and watch them in action. the week after spending the weekend in Belgium with Derek Tohill and his Rallycross Rebels team, I dropped into Silverstone to have a chat with old friends Cliff & Michelle Dempsey- who were testing new driver... [Read more...]

60 seconds with Cliff Dempsey

July 17, 2012 by Leo  

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Cliff (left) with son Peter who is now successfully racing in the USA in the Indy Lights series.

Name: Cliff Dempsey Age: Not to be disclosed !! Occupation: Race team owner since 1989 Road Car: Audi A4 estate (Diesel) !! Race of my life: FF 1600 1988 Leinster Trophy Won £800 Irish pounds. Dream race car: 2012 F3 (it is beautiful) Dream road car: Audi A6 estate 3.5 turbo diesel. Other interests: Rugby but all sports. Biggest supporter: Michelle... [Read more...]