Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Awards 2013

December 10, 2013 by Paul Phelan  

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Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival winner Niall Murray was amongst the winners today being selected as Dunlop Motorsport Young Racing Driver of the Year

A very successful year for Irish racing and rally drivers, both home and abroad, culminated with the Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Awards 2013 in Dublin this week. The highlight of the ceremony is marked by the presentation of the prestigious Manley Memorial Trophy to the International Driver of the year and the awarding of the Billy Coleman and Sexton... [Read more...]

McMullan is MI Driver of the Month!

October 18, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland  

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Jonny at speed in the elderly but very quick Mondiale! Image from Raceline Photography.

Jonny McMullan from Newtownabbey, Co Antrim has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for September. The 21 year-old won the second Formula Ford 1600 race at the Leinster Trophy meeting at Mondello Park, having earlier finished fourth in race one. Two weeks later, he was runner-up in the final of the Martin Donnelly Memorial Trophy... [Read more...]

Martin Donnelly Trophy Blog- with Jonny McMullan

October 1, 2013 by Jonny McMullan  

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Jonny's Mondiale leads McCullough in a typically close fought FF1600 dice. Image from Fran Hollywood/kartracingpics.com

Hey everyone Since my victory at the Holmpatrick Trophy at Mondello there hasn’t been much time before the Irish Formula Ford Festival for the prestigious Martin Donnelly Trophy! With everyone eager to win the prestigious trophy there was some tough competition on the entry list to spice things up for a great final! On the entry list very fast... [Read more...]

Preview of todays Martin Donnelly Trophy at Kirkistown.

September 28, 2013 by Ian Lynas  

Ivor McCullough the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Champion will aim to win the Martin Donnelly Trophy for a third time
Ivor McCullough, the newly crowned NI FF1600 championship, will aim to win the Martin Donnelly Trophy for an impressive third time!

THE Grand Prix event of Formula Ford racing in Ireland takes place at Kirkistown race circuit today, The Martin Donnelly Trophy, supported by Ards Borough Council and organised by the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland. This will be the eighth running of this event which has grown in importance and now ranks alongside the Formula Ford Festival at Brands... [Read more...]

Not a bad weekend! with Jonny McMullan.

September 19, 2013 by Jonny McMullan  

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Jonny and the Mondiale proved more than a match for the more modern competition at Mondello!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog, it’s been a hectic few weeks between the last championship rounds at Kirkistown and the Leinster Trophy race weekend! To summarize- the last day at Kirkistown we were quick in testing on the Friday but unfortunately a carburettor issue in qualifying made it flood through the chicane, loosing... [Read more...]

NI FF1600 title in the balance ahead of Saturday’s Kirkistown meeting!

August 26, 2013 by Ian Lynas  

Ivor McCullough is the red hot favourite to win the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Championship

THE penultimate car race meeting of the Ulster season takes place at Kirkistown circuit on Saturday 31 August and the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland has lined up a bumper programme. Formula Sheane also return to Kirkistown with Hearty, Rabbitt and Sheane expected to be the frotnrunners There are only four rounds remaining in the Northern Ireland Formula... [Read more...]

ITCC and FF1600 to star at Kirkistown!

July 20, 2013 by Ian Lynas  

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ITCC is coming to Kirkistown!

TOURING CAR racing is increasing in popularity with the BTCC and the World Series, nearer home is the ITCC (Irish Touring Car Championship) and on Saturday July 27 the largely Mondello Park based series will be coming to Kirkistown for a championship double header. Erik Holstein and Dave O’Brien drive very rapid BMWs in the series while Rob Butler... [Read more...]

Mondello Blog- with Jonny McMullan

July 11, 2013 by Jonny McMullan  

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The Mondiale at speed through the Esses. Image from Raceline Photography.

Hi again, hope you’s all are well! Since the last kirkistown meeting I took part in the Formula Vee Festival Meeting for the next round off the Irish Formula Ford 1600 Championship. Myself, dad and John Harris headed down on the Thursday night late on so we would be there for testing for the first session on the Friday. Friday went good getting... [Read more...]

Dunlop Formula Vee Festival Preview- with Leo Nulty

July 4, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

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Expect close spectacular action from The Formula Vees this weekend

So it’s Formula Vee Festival time again this weekend at Mondello Park. This is always a great event, with the Formula Vee committee going to great lengths to bring new faces to the Kildare venue. As ever, there are bouncy castles, face painters, entertainment in the Clubhouse Bar on Saturday evening etc but more importantly, there is a packed... [Read more...]

Kirkistown Blog- with Jonny McMullan

June 28, 2013 by Jonny McMullan  

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Jonny at speed in the unfashionable but very quick Mondiale! Image from Raceline Photography.

Hi there. Before I start, I would just like to say a big thank you to Motorsport.ie for the opportunity to start doing a blog on their website. This season is by far the most competitive Formula Ford grid I have raced in here in Ireland since my first car race in 2009! For the third season we have been driving the NI Radiator Services Mondiale 89s with... [Read more...]

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