VIDEO- FF2000 at Mondello Park in 1988

February 27, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

PJ Fallon's Golden Pages/Labatt's Reynard tackles Turn 1 mid race.

A FF2000 Championship decider, televised live by RTE.  PJ Fallon and David Wright were both in with a chance of winning the championship but it was Mondello stalwart Brendan McKenna who pipped them both for pole. The front end of the grid is completely dominated by the Reynard chassis with Dickie Curran the first Van Diemen back in eighth. Plum Tyndall... [Read more...]

VIDEO- Tommy Byrne at Mondello Park. EFDA FF2000 from 1981.

February 19, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

Tommy B
Byrne waves furiously from pole postion, but with the RTE cameras rolling, a delayed start is not an option!

Tommy Byrne returns to Mondello Park in the works Van Diemen with backing from OLA oils, Navan Shopping Centre and The Fairways Hotel. Speaking to Tommy recently, he remembers it well. “I broke first gear coming down to the line, and put my hand up. Ralph Firman jumped the barrier to ask what was wrong and as I was telling him- out of shot- an... [Read more...]

The Dun Laoghaire Zanussi Street Races 1986

January 16, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

Frank O'Rourke's Corsa battles with John Burns' Alfasud Ti and Peter Faulkner's Kadett GT/E at Crawfords Corner! Image from Con Connolly

This is the full version of RTE’s coverage of the event- complete with pre race interviews, scrutiny and even a visit to the home of the late great Vivion Daly as he prepares for the event. The low speed hairpin at Crawfords Garage was where most of the action happened with Mick Fitzgerald famously destroying his 3.0 Capri bringing out the red... [Read more...]

Senna at Mondello Park- the full race.

November 27, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

Senna in the FF2000 Van Diemen RF82

Well here it is, the famous race where Senna blew everyone away at the 1982 Leinster Trophy. Joey Greenan and Pat Duffy give good accounts of themselves too, despite the Euroseries running different tyres to the domestic Irish series at the time. Despite the myth that Senna took Greenan around the outside at Duckhams, you can see here that Greenan slowed... [Read more...]