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...]

60 seconds with John O’Hara

September 4, 2012 by Leo  

John OHara
John leading Vivian Daly and the rest of the Formula Europa grid into the first corner at Mondello Park. John went on to win the last ever running of that championship and also the Leinster Trophy. Photo: Con Connolly

Name: John O’Hara Age: 33 Occupation: Working for KC Motorgroup Ltd Road Car: Toyota Fortuner Race of My life: Can’t remember Best race car: Dallara Toyota F301 Dream race car: Mclaren MP4/8 Dream Road Car: Ford RS200 Other Interests: Irish Formula Vee Biggest Supporter: LOH & MOH Favourite Food: MOH’s shepards pie Favourite restaurant:... [Read more...]

Rory Cummins: The demise of our ‘Staircase of Talent’

July 10, 2012 by Rory Cummins  

Neil Shanahan
Neil Shanahan - one of the great Irish talents to come up through the ranks of single seater racing in Formula Ford. Photo: Con Connolly

One of the things that I like to do most is look back over my collection of Autosports.  Open one of the boxes containing a mid nineties year and an hour disappears in a heartbeat.  During a recent perusal I paused upon a report dealing with the TOCA package.  The usual smattering of Clios and Fiestas was followed by four single seater classes, Formulas... [Read more...]