Saloons and GTs to star at June Kirkistown meeting

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...]

Fords and Juniors for April Kirkistown Meeting

April 20, 2014 by Ian Lynas  

NI Sevens in action at Kirkistown
The NI Sevens never fail to entertain at Kirkistown!

THE battle for top honours in the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Championship and stars of the future in the Ginetta Junior Ireland Series will be in action along with a top class programme at Kirkistown circuit on Saturday 26 April 2014, organised by the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland. Two rounds of the Formula Fords which have the support of ex-F1... [Read more...]

Motormouth’s Mutterings- Preview of Sunday’s Mondello Race Meeting.

April 11, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

Fiesta Con
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...]

My Racing Season- with Sophie Byrne

November 10, 2013 by Sophie Byrne  

Sophie flying high on her way to the Junior Rallycross title. Image from Con Connolly.

Tackling the Kirkistown chicane in the Ginetta G20. Image from Con Connolly. Well I have to say it has been a rollercoaster of a year! I knew that this was my last year competing as a Junior in Rallycross and wanted to make it my mission to build on my experience and win the championship. After finishing second last year I wanted to become the first... [Read more...]

Formula Sheane to Headline Leinster Trophy event at Mondello Park

September 9, 2013 by Fergus Brennan  

Barry Rabbitt is one of the favourites for The Leinster Trophy this weekend. Kevin Sheane & Brian Hearty might have something to say about that though!

The competitors in The Irish Formula Sheane Championship will this Sunday compete for the most impressive and prestigious trophy they have ever raced for, as they are handed the opportunity to headline Mondello Park’s biggest car race event of the year, the Leinster Trophy meeting. The Leinster Motor Club event will feature two days of competition... [Read more...]

My Ginetta Experience- with Nicole Coffey.

September 3, 2013 by Nicole Coffey  

Nicole Cregor 2
Nicole finished a strong fourth in her first ever car race.

I have had a very exciting summer, testing the Court Hotel Ginetta G20 Junior in Mondello, as well as continuing my karting campaign. It was a fantastic opportunity for me to graduate to car racing so soon and I was delighted to accept the challenge as the Ginetta Junior Ireland championship is a great stepping stone and has produced... [Read more...]

Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship heats up with 4 rounds to run!

August 12, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

Ginetta Curley
Dylan Curley leads the close fought Junior series with 4 rounds to run. Image from Con Connolly.

The Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship heads toward the final two meetings of the 2013 season with the title still very much up for grabs. Murray Motorsport’s Dylan Curley still leads the title chase, but ABR’s Jack Finlay has closed the gap and with four rounds still to run, is just 7 points behind Curley. This pair have generally been the class... [Read more...]

Obituary – Andrew Clarke

January 1, 2013 by Leo  


This is the hardest piece I have ever had to write for the website. It is hard to believe that a young man so full of life and fun is no longer with us. The Ginetta Junior class has only been around for a few short years but along with the Junior Rallycross class, has produced some fantastic young talent. Andrew Clarke was one of these young drivers... [Read more...]

Byrne wins Ginetta Junior Ireland 2012

October 7, 2012 by Paul Grogan  

Jake Byrne in his ABR prepared Ginetta G20 at Mondello Park

After a season long battle with James Fleming, Jake Byrne adds his name to the Ginetta Junior Ireland history books by becoming the 2012 Ginetta Junior Ireland Champion. With seven wins this season including two double victory weekends in Kirkistown, a circuit Jake established himself as somewhat an expert, Byrne certainly showed his experience gained... [Read more...]

Vee Festival Review

August 1, 2012 by Leo  

Leo with Gary Newsome
A few final words with Gary Newsome before the start of the Formula Vee Festival Final. Photo: JayTee Photographic

Something for everyone- Pony Express even had kids Facepainters in the paddoock. Photo: JayTee Photographic. Paul Heavey, Ivan Casey, Cregor Elliot and John Downey, take a bow. This quartet made up the Formula Vee Festival Committee who organised and promoted the hugely sucessful event last weekend. Aided by Trevor Gray, they attracted sponsors, spectators... [Read more...]

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