November 29, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Cliff Dempsey was a FF1600 frontrunner before he set up his sucessful race team. Image from Con Connolly.
Another cracker from FF1600. In this one, the unbeaten Vivion Daly gets jumped off the line by the spectacular Fionn Murray in the works Crossle. The ensuing battle is enthralling and gets a little heated at times. Cliff Dempsey, John Coffey and Mike Edgar are not too far away, just in case they can pick up the pieces! Vivion and Fionn are sadly no... [Read more...]
November 20, 2013 by Mondello Park
Noel Dunne leads a typcial Formula Ford battle back in 2005.
Following on from the success of similar initiatives with the Patch Tyres Fiesta Championship and OPH GT Championship in 2013, Mondello Park will introduce the ‘Champion of Mondello’ series for Formula Ford in 2014. As part of their efforts to revitalise this still popular breeding ground for future motor racing stars, a Formula Ford ‘Taster... [Read more...]
November 11, 2013 by Andrew Bushe
12 Year old Daniel Harper poses with his Quad and race Kart.
Twelve year old Daniel Harper, from Annahilt has made history in 2013, by winning the Ulster Quad Championship,the Ulster Kart Championship and the Northern Ireland Karting Championship in one season. Added to this a victory in the Irish Kart Grand Prix, giving the coveted GP plate and the CDMC karting championship and the Year 9 Dromore High School... [Read more...]
October 31, 2013 by P1 Digital
A delighted Niall Murray poses with wreath & trophy after the final! Image from JayTee Photographic
Former Ginetta Junior Ireland Champion Niall Murray embarked on the biggest challenge of his career so far last weekend when he made the trip to Brands Hatch for the famous Formula Ford Festival. An event that has been previously won by Mark Webber, Jenson Button and Northern Ireland’s Eddie Irvine- all of whom went on to become winners in F1, it... [Read more...]
October 28, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Niall proudly holds the Neil Shanahan Trophy aloft on the Brands Hatch Podium after his impressive Festival win! Image from JayTee Photographic
Wayne Boyd’s Facebook post showing his novel method of making sure his boots were dry for the final! It was always going to be a strong Festival for the Irish contingent this year. We have a group of extremely quick drivers in the class at the moment, both North and South of the border. Pre event testing seemed to back up this theory, with most... [Read more...]
October 20, 2013 by Sean Doyle
The more modern Van Diemen which Sean will race at the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch
This is Sean’s second visit to Brands. He is pictured here in the older RF91 at the 2012 Festival. Having raced the Van Diemen RF91 all season in Formula Ford, I made to graduation on Wednesday to a newer 2000 chassis in Kirkistown As I write this we are on the road home from Kirkistown in the MCP truck. I’m happy with the progress that... [Read more...]
October 18, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Jonny at speed in the elderly but very quick Mondiale! Image from Raceline Photography.
Jonny McMullan from Newtownabbey, Co Antrim has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for September. The 21 year-old won the second Formula Ford 1600 race at the Leinster Trophy meeting at Mondello Park, having earlier finished fourth in race one. Two weeks later, he was runner-up in the final of the Martin Donnelly Memorial Trophy... [Read more...]
October 8, 2013 by Jake Byrne
Jake at the Kirkistown chicane in his FF1600 Van Diemen.
The start of my Formula Ford Trophy races started with the Martin Donnelly Trophy at Kirkistown last weekend. After a great late season burst of five wins out of six and a double race win in the Global GT Light the last time I was at Kirkistown I felt confident that I could get myself into a rhythm in my Van Diemen RF90 which would give me a chance... [Read more...]
October 3, 2013 by P1 Digital
NIall at speed in his Murray Motorsport Van Diemen
Single seater rookie Niall Murray has certainly been a driver to watch all season, having made the transition from Ginetta sportscar racing to the highly competitive Formula Ford series. Having not finished outside the top five all season, Murray was confident as the first of the seasons three highlight Formula Ford events got underway at the Martin... [Read more...]
October 1, 2013 by Jonny McMullan
Jonny's Mondiale leads McCullough in a typically close fought FF1600 dice. Image from Fran Hollywood/kartracingpics.com
Hey everyone Since my victory at the Holmpatrick Trophy at Mondello there hasn’t been much time before the Irish Formula Ford Festival for the prestigious Martin Donnelly Trophy! With everyone eager to win the prestigious trophy there was some tough competition on the entry list to spice things up for a great final! On the entry list very fast... [Read more...]