August 23, 2014 by Ian Lynas
A Crosslé 9S leads a typically diverse pack through the Kirkistown chicane.
THE penultimate car race meeting of the 2014 season at Kirkistown takes place on Saturday 30 August and the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland has a bumper entry. Single seater racing fans have a treat waiting as there will be double headers for Formula Ford 1600, Irish Formula Vee and Formula Sheane. So far two drivers have been the winners in Formula... [Read more...]
August 1, 2014 by Adam Mcaulay
Head down, leading the pack at the Dunlop Formula Vee Festival. Image from Cregor Elliott.
Well it’s the middle of the summer, the Vee championship is in full swing and the rounds are coming thick and fast. Things have been going well, very well. After the Dnf at round 1I had four wins on the bounce coming up to the Vee festival. Ray Moore came out for this one and duly showed me up by beating me soundly in the championship round on Saturday.... [Read more...]
July 8, 2014 by Cregor Elliott
Jim Hutcheson's Spaceframe Mk 1 Escort had a great scrap with Connaire Finn's Ginetta.
It’s unusual to be making only the first trip of the year to Kirkistown at the end of June but that’s the way the calendar worked out this year so on the longest day of the year I was headed north. Having been unable to secure a lift on the Saturday morning it was out with the bike for a 7am start. Good time was made despite a stop for fuel near... [Read more...]
June 15, 2014 by Ian Lynas
Hutchinson leads Finn in a typical Saloon/GT scrap.
There is a packed programme for the 500MRCI June race meeting at Kirkistown which takesplace on Saturday 21 June. There are double headers for Formula Ford 1600, Saloon/GTs, Ginetta Juniors, Irish Formula Vee and Irish Formula Sheane. Adding to the mix there are races for gearbox karts. Fresh from the Irish Formula Ford Festival at Mondello Park, the... [Read more...]
May 26, 2014 by Ian Lynas
Fiestas have a championship double header at Kirkistown on Saturday 31 May
A mix of the old and the new at the May Car Race meeting at Kirkistown organised by the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland. Saturday 31May is the date. Race cars from yesteryear, Historic Formula Juniors, Elva, Lola, Gemini, Alexis, Bandini and Stanguellini will take to the County Down track and the last time a Stanguellini appeared in Northern Ireland... [Read more...]
April 27, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Niall Murray starred with two poles, two wins and two fastest laps in FF1600 yesterday!
Formula Ford 1600 (16 laps) 1 Niall Murray (Van Diemen LA10) 16m 35.73s (87.48mph); 2 Adrian Pollock (Van Diemen DP08) +6.79s; 3 Noel Dunne (Van Diemen RF01); 4 Alan Davidson (Mondiale M89S); 5 Chris Paul (Van Diemen RF97); 6 Andrew Noble (Van Diemen JL12K). Fastest lap Murray 1m 01.26s (88.85mph) Pole Murray. Starters 14. Race two (11 laps) 1... [Read more...]
April 3, 2014 by P1 Digital
Murray in the Irish Sports Council Van Diemen
Looking to build on his recent podium success in the Champion of Mondello Formula Ford series, 2013 Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Niall Murray headed north to Kirkistown in County Down to kick off his assault on both the Northern Ireland and All Ireland Formula Ford championships coming away with a victory in race one and... [Read more...]
March 22, 2014 by Ian Lynas
Formula Ford tops the programme at the Kirkistown season opener
THE 2014 Northern Ireland motor racing season gets into gear at Kirkistown circuit on Saturday 29 March and the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland will have an eight race programme. Topping the programme a double header for Formula Ford 1600 which will count for not only the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Championship but also the All Ireland Formula Ford... [Read more...]
December 18, 2013 by ITCC
Holstein's M3 dominated ITCC in 2013, but will fresh opposition for 2014 spice things up? Image from Con Connolly.
The Yokohama Irish Touring Car Championship has today announced it’s plans for the 2014 season. The season will be held over 6 weekends at Mondello Park with the popular Bishopscourt Event returning in its traditional May slot. Full calendar below March 16th Mondello Park National Circuit April 13th Mondello Park National Circuit May 10/11th Bishopscourt June... [Read more...]
October 20, 2013 by Sean Doyle
The more modern Van Diemen which Sean will race at the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch
This is Sean’s second visit to Brands. He is pictured here in the older RF91 at the 2012 Festival. Having raced the Van Diemen RF91 all season in Formula Ford, I made to graduation on Wednesday to a newer 2000 chassis in Kirkistown As I write this we are on the road home from Kirkistown in the MCP truck. I’m happy with the progress that... [Read more...]