Junior 100cc Kart Race from Mondello Park 1997

January 28, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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A lot of well known names in this one!

A throwback to the days when karts still raced at the Kildare venue- and indeed got their annual airing on live TV over the Leinster Trophy weekend. In this one, we have a lot of sons of racing fathers, and also plenty of names who progressed successfully into car racing in later years. Watch out for Eoin Murray, Richie Faulkner (Richard, back then!!)... [Read more...]

Irish Karting Club to run “Open Day” at Whiteriver on Feb 9th!

January 28, 2014 by Richie Faulkner  

2013 MI Cadet Champion Harry McGovern leads the pack. Image from Autosportpics.com

Charlie Eastwood winner of the 2013 GP at Nutts Corner The Irish Karting Club (IKC) are running an open day on Sunday February 9th in Whiteriver Park starting at 9.30am, Testing is available for all types of race karts and no licence is required. Drivers as young as 8 years of age can start racing in karting. Secondhand karts can be bought for as little... [Read more...]

250cc Superkart Race at Mondello Park 1985.

January 7, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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250cc Superkarts were fast and spectacular at Mondello Park.

Another clip from the Leinster Trophy at Mondello in 1985. This time, it is the 250cc Superkarts with James Deery, John Buggy and Dominic Murray starring- watch out for former Fiat racer Austin Bishop too. The Superkarts show just how bumpy Mondello was back then- in fact some of them get proper tankslappers on the main straight! They weren’t... [Read more...]

PRINCESS OF IRISH RACING POSSESSES “WINNING APTITUDE”

April 19, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

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Nicole

FOURTEEN YEAR OLD TEENAGE TRACK STAR TARGETS F1 POLE POSITION Stirling Moss, retired F1 driver comments from earlier this week regarding women’s “lack of mental aptitude for Formula One”, have upset many, but only driven Ireland’s most talented motoring star on even further.  At only 14 years of age Dubliner Nicole Coffey is already an accomplished... [Read more...]