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 24, 2014 by Ivan Casey
Always a great event- it is almost Vee Festival time again!
Following on from the success of the 2012 and 2013 events, Irish Formula Vee, in conjunction with Dunlop Tyres are holding the 2014 Irish Formula Vee Festival at Mondello Park on 12/13 July with all proceeds from the weekend going to the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice for children with life limiting conditions. Over the last two seasons, this event... [Read more...]
June 21, 2014 by Cregor Elliott
WRC Driver Rob Barrable won a hard fought Festival & with it the prestigious Vivion Daly Memorial Trophy.
What a brilliant weekends racing as the Formula Ford Festival was revived in Mondello with a trophy named after one of the all-time greats of Irish motorsport; Vivian Daly. I grew up watching Vivian racing Ffords and Opels and can still remember his 2FM, Abrakebabra, and XtraVision sponsored cars racing for wins at Mondello and Phoenix Park. I sat on... [Read more...]
June 19, 2014 by Ivan Casey
Mcaulay leads the pack into Ford Corner.
Following on from his recent double victory, reigning champion Adam Macaulay had a perfect weekend by taking pole, fastest lap and the race win at Round 4 of the Crowne Plaza Dundalk National Formula Vee Championship at Mondello Park. The Newsome Racing driver crossed the line almost 9 seconds ahead of AvantiSport Racing’s Kevin Grogan who could only... [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 14, 2014 by Cregor Elliott
I got soaked taking this one of Adam Mcaulay- but it was worth it.
Fresh off the plane from Spain I was picked up in the truck on Friday afternoon for the long enough drive to Bishopscourt. I had a good feed at lunchtime as I figured there would be limited options for eating once we crossed the border, Holstein and O’Brien slug it out for ITCC honours. plus the fact I had very little sterling didn’t help matters.... [Read more...]
May 13, 2014 by Ivan Casey
A packed grid of Vees head towards Turn One.
After a first corner incident at the season opener, Adam Macaulay got his title defence of the Crowne Plaza Dundalk National Formula Vee Championship back on track with two wins at the Bishopscourt Racing Circuit.Initially race 1 was started in monsoon conditions on Saturday afternoon. After several incidents, including a heavy shunt for Macaulay,... [Read more...]
April 16, 2014 by Ivan Casey
Grogan's Avanti Sport Leastone on the way to an impressive win!
After the long winter break, the National Formula Vee championship started at Mondello Park last weekend with Kevin Grogan taking the spoils in a very close Crowne Plaza Dundalk National Formula Vee raceReigning champion Adam Macaulay had been very strong in pre-season testing and duly qualified his Sheane on pole with Jimmy Furlong lining up beside... [Read more...]
April 11, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Patch Fiestas again have the biggest grids for this weekend but some of the other classes have grown too! Image from Con Connolly
I can’t believe we are on the eve of the second car race meeting of the season already. The Mondello Champion of Mondello Series’ kicked off at the new March meeting last month and continues at this one, but it also sees many of the National Championships starting their own championships. The Crowne Plaza Dundalk Formula Vee title chase... [Read more...]
April 2, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Amanda Flanagan from Crowne Plaza Dundalk sitting in the Leastone Formula Vee of Brendan O Brien
Crowne Plaza Dundalk has been announced as the title sponsor to the National Formula Vee Championship. This partnership marks Crowne Plaza Dundalk’s continuation of a relationship which began at the start of 2013. The Formula Vee class races at the Mondello Park, Kirkistown and Bishopscourt motor racing circuits with races being streamed live from... [Read more...]