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...]

The Porsche 911 in Irish Rallying

October 31, 2013 by Ian Lynas  

Porsche Irish Rallying
Available from info@pfcopeland.com for just £25

A new book which will appeal to rally enthusiasts has been launched. ‘The Porsche 911 in Irish Rallying’ was written by Mark Copeland who sadly passed away and did not see his work published. One of the leading authorities on the iconic Porsche 911, he recorded the story of the car in Irish rallying and at the launch in John Mulholland Motors in... [Read more...]

Crossle at Cultra

May 17, 2013 by Ian Lynas  

Paul McMorran
Crossle's Paul McMorran at speed in his 32F

The Cultra Hillclimb is staged at one of the oldest motorsport venues in the world and takes place on Saturday 1 June and local racing car constructor Crossle has a long association with the event. Based close by they are inviting customers past, present and potential to join with them at Cultra Manor where there will be a focus on Crossle at Cultra. There... [Read more...]

New Year Stages set for Kirkistown Circuit

January 17, 2013 by Ian Lynas  

Derek McGarrity
2012 Winner Derek McGarrity returns to try open his 2013 account on a high note. Photo: Raceline Photography

Kirkistown race circuit will echo to the sound of rally cars on Saturday 19 January, 2013 as the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland host the popular New Year Stages Rally. The high speed action will be held over 6 stages, all within the confines of the circuit and the first car starts at 9am. The New Year Stages always proves popular as many competitors... [Read more...]

Kirkistown News December 2012

December 26, 2012 by Ian Lynas  

Philip Shields will be hard to beat in 2013

Philip Shields will be hard to beat in 2013

Philip Shields broke the lap record at Kirkistown this season in his fantastic Breezemount Motorsport GP2, can he further that advantage in 2013? Photo: Raceline Photography

Regulations are now available for the 500 MRCI Single Venue Rally which takes place at Kirkistown circuit on Saturday 19 January 2013 and the good news, entry fees are pegged at the 2012 rate. The event will be held over six stages all within the confines of Kirkistown circuit. Regulations can be obtained from the website: www.kirkistown.com or by telephone:... [Read more...]

Formula Ford Championship Decider at Kirkistown

August 23, 2012 by Ian Lynas  

Noel Dunne leads the Northern Ireland Formula Ford points table
Noel Dunne heads the points table in the race for the Formula Ford title

The penultimate car race meeting of the Ulster season takes place at Kirkistown circuit on Saturday 25 August and it is the title decider for the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Championship. The reason the series is to conclude at this meeting; the organisers the 500 MRCI have decided to leave the way clear for the Martin Donnelly Trophy which takes... [Read more...]

Sportscar Festival at Kirkistown

July 16, 2012 by Ian Lynas  

teenager James Turkington has dominated the new Ford Fiesta Championship at Kirkistown
Teenager James Turkington has dominated the new Ford Fiesta Championship at Kirkistown

SPORTSCARS have a special part of the programme for the July car race meeting, organised by the 500 MRCI, which takes place on Saturday 21st. Headlining and making their first visit to the County Down circuit, Scottish Classic Sportscars and Saloons with further sportscar action from the Strykers and Roadsports. The Scottish visitors mainly based at... [Read more...]

Formula Fords to star at Kirkistown June Meeting

June 14, 2012 by Ian Lynas  

Formula Ford 1600 tops the Kirkistown bill on Saturday 23 June
Formula Ford 1600 tops the Kirkistown bill on Saturday 23 June. Photo: Kirkistown.com

Formula Ford 1600 tops the bill for the June car race meeting at Kirkistown circuit and just like F1 there have been a number of different race winners. Ivor McCullough, Jonny McMullan, Adrian Pollock and Noel Dunne have all enjoyed the top spot on the podium with McCullough topping the points table. This time it is another double header as at the last... [Read more...]