August 15, 2014 by Leo Nulty
McGovern leads a group of Fiestas as the heavens open. Image from a very wet Michael Chester.
Lashing, pouring, pi$$ing, call it what you like but it’s a long time since Mondello Park experienced rain like that. It was on and off all day but when it eventually let go, during the Patch Fiesta Qualifier, it was as if someone had angered the gods. The sheets of rain were of biblical proportions and within a minute or two, the track was completely... [Read more...]
August 8, 2014 by Leo Nulty
E Type, 911 and TMC Costin mix it up in a typical HRCA battle! Image from JayTee Photographic.
As ever, it seems as if the season has only just begun and is already half over. Well, at least that is the way it seems if you’re a race fan like me, anyway. The various championships have begun to take shape and in some cases it is a case of business as usual with the 2013 Champions looking to set to repeat the result in 2014. Erik Holstein,... [Read more...]
August 7, 2014 by Leo Nulty
FF1600 should provide plenty of action on Sunday!
This Sunday (August 10th) the Carlow Car Club will organise a sixteen race programme made up of Irish Championship and ‘Champion of Mondello’ Car Races on the Mondello Park National Circuit. The resurgent Formula Ford and Formula Vee classes will provide the single seater action, with the Patch Fiesta Championship and a mixture of Sportscar... [Read more...]
July 30, 2014 by Sophie Byrne
Sophie goes round the outisde of David Hammond's Uno on her charge up through the pack. Image from James Foley.
I have to begin by saying that my debut in the Future Classics class at the Vee Festival (supporting the amazing Lauralynn charity,) was an unexpected venture which I was certainly unprepared for but unbelievable. The rollercoaster began with driving my adorable Fiesta XR2 for the first time on the Friday before the event, with racing on Sunday only... [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...]
March 14, 2014 by Fergus Brennan
Rob Butler was one fo the few to challenge the BMWs in ITCC in 2013, can the Bavarian machines continue their domination this year?
The 2014 Car Racing season is shaping up to be a good one with the promise of larger grids across many classes, an additional race date and the introduction of the ‘Champion of Mondello’ titles. The aim of the ‘Champion of Mondello’ is to give competitors more chances to race at Mondello Park. To facilitate this, race meetings... [Read more...]
March 13, 2014 by Leo Nulty
The Future Classics is a throwback to the days of Production Saloons at Mondello. Image from Con Connolly.
Retro is the in thing at the moment, and nowhere more so than Mondello Park, by the look of it. The Future Classics Class, introduced in 2013, would appear to have grown significantly over the winter months. The Golf GTi Mk1, 205s and Unos have been joined by a number of new and interesting machines on the grid for Sunday’s season opener at Mondello... [Read more...]
July 1, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Circuit founder Stuart Cosgrave was as entertaining as ever at the Saturday night event! Image from JayTee Photographic
The Mondello 45 was just one of those meetings- the weather was beautiful, the racing was close and the fans who turned up got a packed day of action. On the Saturday night, John Morris gave a tour of the Mondello Museum of Motorsport to a large crowd, in fact there was a queue around much of the walkway for the duration. Afterwards, the crowd walked... [Read more...]
April 10, 2013 by Leo Nulty
The Patch Zetec Fiesta Championship Kicks off this weekend!
Mondello Park’s Car Race season starts with a bang this weekend, with a packed seventeen race programme run by the Irish Motor Racing Club taking place over Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature some brand new classes and the first ever Live Streaming Web TV Coverage of an Irish Car Race event. The season looks like being a spectacular one... [Read more...]
March 12, 2013 by Leo
It is almost time to go racing again......
Well that’s January & February out of the way- and we are a little bit closer to the start of another racing season. There are some exciting times coming too with a few new classes starting up. The Strykers have launched a new website www.irishstrykers.ie and have also become far more active on social media. There must be a few of these cars... [Read more...]