February 21, 2014 by Niall Murray
Niall at the wheel of his Festival winning Van Diemen.
I feel like it’s been absolutely years since I’ve last written a blog… probably because it has! I’m studying Engineering in Bolton Street and as you may guess it takes up a lot of time, but I promise more of these throughout the year. Well I suppose I’ll start by just giving a brief recap of 2013 As you know it was my first season in single... [Read more...]
December 9, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Andrew Morris won the Superfinal at an action packed Mondello Rallycross last month. Image from Con Connolly.
Well it’s almost time for the big man in the red suit to come visiting so things are quiet in terms of circuit racing. Rallycross seems to have shrugged off its recent woes with a great showing at the last Mondello meeting. It was almost as if the Rallycross community realised that their beloved sport was in danger and grouped together. The entries... [Read more...]
November 2, 2013 by Barry Rabbitt
Dab of Oppo- Barry flings the well balanced Civic into "Rallycross 1" Image from James Foley
Its a couple of weeks after the Leinster Trophy meeting and I’m just getting my head around the idea that the race season is over and it’s time to be a normal person again – for a few months at least. Then out of the blue I get a call from Colin Dowling who is the main driving force behind the new Civic RallyCross Challenge. He asks... [Read more...]
November 2, 2013 by P1 Digital
Mullen spent the summer racing her Sayso.ie Formula Sheane.
Just over a month since finishing as runner up in the 2013 MicksGarage.com Formula Sheane Fun Cup Championship, Jennifer Mullan follows on from her FCR Media Racing team mate Barry Rabbitt this Sunday November 3rd as one of the guest drivers in the all new Civic Rallycross Challenge. Rabbitt gave the new car it’s debut at the Carlow Car Club run... [Read more...]
October 15, 2013 by Mondello Park
Rallycross Action returns to Mondello Park this Sunday!
The 2012/2013 Irish Rallycross Championship heads into its final stages this weekend at Mondello Park, with Sunday’s round six being run by the Carlow Car Club. Following a long summer break the eight round series will be completed with a quick-fire run of three events within five weeks, finishing with round eight on November 24th. The Irish Rallycross... [Read more...]
June 4, 2013 by Leo Nulty
The Civic which will form the basis of a new Rallycross Class
Make no bones about it, Irish Rallycross is in trouble. The supercars have all but disappeared, 16v Stockhatch, despite providing great racing, never really got the 8v graduates they hoped for onboard and the resultant poor numbers meant the last few rounds were in danger of being cancelled in the preceeding weeks. Colin Dowling, a longtime rallycrosser,... [Read more...]
September 28, 2012 by Michael O'Brien
John Kelly in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII will be keen to improve on last years results. Photo: D4DPhotos.com
The 2012/13 Irish Rallycross Championship marks its 30th Season since the Championship launched in 1982, not much has changed since then with exceptions of some minor rule changes, the circuit and naturally the drivers.The run up to this season see’s a number of positive changes to championship, the biggest since its inception in 1982; The aim of... [Read more...]