November 17, 2013 by Linda Keen
Four wins and a host of podiums brought Mindmaster pupil Keith Donegan to runner up spot in the closely fought Ginetta Junior Series in the UK.
The racing season is all but finished but on Saturday, December 7th, Mondello Park will be playing host to another event altogether. Linda Keen will be running another of her unique Motorsport Mind Mastery Seminars, which have helped several drivers this year race their way to MI Young Driver of The Year Kevin O’Hara is a fan of Linda’s... [Read more...]
October 1, 2013 by P1 Digital
Kevin poses with the prestigious Martin Donnelly Trophy- image from Raceline Photography.
Dunlop Motorsport Young Racing Driver of the Year Kevin O’Hara finally broke his run of bad luck at Kirkistown’s final event of the year, The Martin Donnelly Trophy. Kevin enjoyed a strong run in pre-event testing which he was able to carry into Saturday morning’s qualifying, taking pole position and setting the fastest ever Formula Ford time... [Read more...]
September 3, 2013 by Nicole Coffey
Nicole finished a strong fourth in her first ever car race.
I have had a very exciting summer, testing the www.motorsport.ie/Naas Court Hotel Ginetta G20 Junior in Mondello, as well as continuing my karting campaign. It was a fantastic opportunity for me to graduate to car racing so soon and I was delighted to accept the challenge as the Ginetta Junior Ireland championship is a great stepping stone and has produced... [Read more...]
September 3, 2013 by P1 Digital
Kevin at speed in his Dunlop/Irish Sports Council backed machine at Kirkistown.
2013 Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Kevin O’Hara returned to Kirkistown last weekend hoping to earn some strong championship points and add another win to his CV as the Formula Ford highlight events fast approach. Qualifying was typical of Formula Ford this season with just tenths of a second separating the field. By the... [Read more...]
August 22, 2013 by Motorsport.ie
Nicole has a proven karting pedigree- can she carry this form into cars?
Three time Irish Karting Champion Nicole Coffey will make her car racing debut at Mondello Park on Sunday. She will drive the ex Andrew Watson race winning Ginetta G20, which has been purchased by Motorsport.ie and will be run by LOH Motorsport. At just 14 years old, Nicole will be one of the youngest drivers in the class, which caters for 14-16 year... [Read more...]
July 31, 2013 by P1 Digital
O'Hara leads the pack into the Kirkistown hairpin. Image from Steve Hawthorne.
Current Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Kevin O’Hara made the trip to Kirkistown for the latest round of the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Championship. Having just returned from the European Selection event for the FIA Excellence Academy held in Austria, O’Hara was keen to put the misfortune of the previous event in Mondello... [Read more...]
July 19, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Kevin is the current MI Young Driver of the Year.
Kildare’s Kevin O’Hara has just this week been invited to attend the European Selection event for the FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy. Taking place in Teesdorf in Austria, the initiative is run by former Formula 1 driver Alex Wurz and former World Rally Champion Navigator, Robert Reid. Running from Sunday 21st to Wednesday 24th of... [Read more...]
July 4, 2013 by Leo Nulty
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...]
July 1, 2013 by P1 Digital
Motorsport Ireland Young Driver of the Year Kevin O'Hara bagged two impressive wins at Oulton Park. Image from JayTee Photographic
Current Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing of the Year Kevin O’Hara made his first visit to the UK this season in his Irish Sports Council and Dunlop supported Formula Ford at Oulton Park. As a new visitor to the Cheshire venue, O’Hara was looking forward to the challenge of measuring himself against some new opposition over the weekend. Friday’s... [Read more...]
June 7, 2013 by Cregor Elliott
Philip Shields took two impressive Libre wins!
Due to crossed wires I was still fast asleep when JD rang to say he was 2 minutes away to pick me up for the May meeting at Kirky but everything was ready to go, so I grabbed my camera bag and we were on our way. I’ve been up the north so much this month that I fully expect to get a poll tax bill any day soon, and it was another beautiful morning... [Read more...]