1985 GT Race at Mondello Park

December 13, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

Dempsey, Crozier and Hall go at it mid race!

Another GT race, this time from 1985. The works TMC Costin, now into it’s third season, has sprouted a few aerodynamic aids and changed colour from red to green. Running as Team Apple, they also had a horde of other sponsors onboard. The MG Midget based Lotus twin cam powered MDGT of Morgan Dempsey and the Maguire Mini- Ford of George Crozier... [Read more...]

Old GT Race from Mondello Park

December 3, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

Dan Rooney was never far from the front when the >1350 GTs were on track! Image from cregornews.com

Here is another one from the attic. GT racing started in Ireland when the flagging Modsports and Modified Saloon grids were combined giving the MG Midgets and Sprites a chance to race against the various Imp and Mini saloons. In 1983, the capacity was increased to 1600cc to allow the Irish built TMC Costin to race and this class grew with George Crozier’s... [Read more...]

“Mondello 45″ meeting to celebrate Irish Circuit’s Birthday!

May 3, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

Mondello's International Track now stretches to 3.5kms

Almost exactly 45 years ago to the day, Mondello Park opened as Ireland’s first permanent race circuit. The original layout grew within a year to the extended 2km National Circuit. In 1985, the circuit was purchased by Martin Birrane and has gradually evolved into the venue we have today. To celebrate this, the June 8/9 meeting will run as the “Mondello... [Read more...]

Rory Cummins: Drivers

August 20, 2012 by Rory Cummins  

Brian Heaty Kevin Sheane Sean Hynes
Brian Hearty was one of the leading Formula Vee drivers during the 90's Photo: Con Connolly

Over the years in Mondello there have been many different types of driver. There have been those who burst onto the scene, burned bright and faded fast, some have been dedicated clubmen who have been there for the craic and the joy of racing all carried along by the distant hope that they might sneak a win. Others have been quick but just not quick... [Read more...]