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 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...]
June 18, 2014 by Motorsport Ireland
Jake Byrne in action at Kirkistown (Photo: Raceline Photography).
19 year-old Jake Byrne from Blackwood, near Naas, has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for May. The Kildare driver’s performances during the month, which included third places in the hotly contested Formula Ford 1600 races at both Bishopscourt and Kirkistown, leave him holding second place in the National Formula Ford Championship.... [Read more...]
June 15, 2014 by Ian Lynas
Hutchinson leads Finn in a typical Saloon/GT scrap.
There is a packed programme for the 500MRCI June race meeting at Kirkistown which takesplace on Saturday 21 June. There are double headers for Formula Ford 1600, Saloon/GTs, Ginetta Juniors, Irish Formula Vee and Irish Formula Sheane. Adding to the mix there are races for gearbox karts. Fresh from the Irish Formula Ford Festival at Mondello Park, the... [Read more...]
June 8, 2014 by Leo Nulty
A superb shot from Con Connolly capturing the moment when Daly and Murray clashed in race 1.
Is it just me, or have we just had one of the best days racing in a while at Mondello Park? Maybe we have been starved of action lately, or maybe it was the buzz in the air caused by the return of the Irish Formula Ford Festival this weekend but either way, there was some cracking on track action all day. Sean Lillis took his usual with from pole in... [Read more...]
May 31, 2014 by Leo Nulty
With over €6,000 on offer in prize money, it is no surprise that FF1600s are being dusted off all over the country for the revived Formula Ford Festival
So it is almost time for the return of the Irish Formula Ford Festival. With the full support of the Daly family, the Vivion Daly Memorial Trophy has been commissioned and will be presented to the winner of the FF1600 final, making this the richest Formula Ford event in the world! There are also substantial cash prizes on offer to the various classes,... [Read more...]
May 26, 2014 by Ian Lynas
Fiestas have a championship double header at Kirkistown on Saturday 31 May
A mix of the old and the new at the May Car Race meeting at Kirkistown organised by the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland. Saturday 31May is the date. Race cars from yesteryear, Historic Formula Juniors, Elva, Lola, Gemini, Alexis, Bandini and Stanguellini will take to the County Down track and the last time a Stanguellini appeared in Northern Ireland... [Read more...]
May 15, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Vivion Daly will be remembered with a Trophy- to be presented to the winner of the Irish FF Festival
Mondello Park has announced the first details of the new for 2014 ‘Vivion Daly Memorial Trophy’, for Formula Ford, which will be sponsored by Abrakebabra, one of Vivion’s former sponsors. The race will be the centre piece of the Irish Formula Ford Festival weekend. which runs on June 7th & 8th, and the Vivion Daly Memorial Trophy... [Read more...]
April 20, 2014 by Ian Lynas
The NI Sevens never fail to entertain at Kirkistown!
THE battle for top honours in the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Championship and stars of the future in the Ginetta Junior Ireland Series will be in action along with a top class programme at Kirkistown circuit on Saturday 26 April 2014, organised by the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland. Two rounds of the Formula Fords which have the support of ex-F1... [Read more...]
April 3, 2014 by P1 Digital
Murray in the Irish Sports Council Van Diemen
Looking to build on his recent podium success in the Champion of Mondello Formula Ford series, 2013 Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Niall Murray headed north to Kirkistown in County Down to kick off his assault on both the Northern Ireland and All Ireland Formula Ford championships coming away with a victory in race one and... [Read more...]