July 17, 2014 by Barry Rabbitt
Battling to keep series leader Sean Lillis behind!
I’ve been a big fan of the Patch Tyre Equipment Fiesta championship since its inception, I started racing in a similar series, the Fiat Uno Championship and always felt it was a great way to learn the art of racing cars. So when I was approached by John Woods from Blackchurch Motors to drive their car for the remainder of the season I didn’t... [Read more...]
July 16, 2014 by Séan Doyle
Sean leads the pack into SEAT Corner. Image from Michael Chester.
It’s been about two years since I’ve driven a Formula Sheane but last week Motorsport.ie’s Leo Nulty approached me and asked would I be interested in driving his Formula Sheane at the weekend at the Dunlop Formula Vee Festival. So as usual with last minute things it was a bit of a rush on Friday morning before testing we had to change... [Read more...]
July 4, 2014 by Dave Mint
Tommy Graham is a rallycross expert- how will he fare at the wheel!
Prosperous Sand & Gravel Haulier Tommy Graham has secured a guest drive in one of the UK based 1100bhp race trucks for the popular Mondello Park Truckshow this weekend. The Race Trucks headline amongst many other events over the two days, with the finale coming on Sunday afternoon just before all the Trucks take to the track for Ireland’s... [Read more...]
June 24, 2014 by Ivan Casey
Always a great event- it is almost Vee Festival time again!
Following on from the success of the 2012 and 2013 events, Irish Formula Vee, in conjunction with Dunlop Tyres are holding the 2014 Irish Formula Vee Festival at Mondello Park on 12/13 July with all proceeds from the weekend going to the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice for children with life limiting conditions. Over the last two seasons, this event... [Read more...]
June 21, 2014 by Cregor Elliott
WRC Driver Rob Barrable won a hard fought Festival & with it the prestigious Vivion Daly Memorial Trophy.
What a brilliant weekends racing as the Formula Ford Festival was revived in Mondello with a trophy named after one of the all-time greats of Irish motorsport; Vivian Daly. I grew up watching Vivian racing Ffords and Opels and can still remember his 2FM, Abrakebabra, and XtraVision sponsored cars racing for wins at Mondello and Phoenix Park. I sat on... [Read more...]
May 31, 2014 by Leo Nulty
With over €6,000 on offer in prize money, it is no surprise that FF1600s are being dusted off all over the country for the revived Formula Ford Festival
So it is almost time for the return of the Irish Formula Ford Festival. With the full support of the Daly family, the Vivion Daly Memorial Trophy has been commissioned and will be presented to the winner of the FF1600 final, making this the richest Formula Ford event in the world! There are also substantial cash prizes on offer to the various classes,... [Read more...]
May 15, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Vivion Daly will be remembered with a Trophy- to be presented to the winner of the Irish FF Festival
Mondello Park has announced the first details of the new for 2014 ‘Vivion Daly Memorial Trophy’, for Formula Ford, which will be sponsored by Abrakebabra, one of Vivion’s former sponsors. The race will be the centre piece of the Irish Formula Ford Festival weekend. which runs on June 7th & 8th, and the Vivion Daly Memorial Trophy... [Read more...]
April 25, 2014 by Aisling King
Marshaling is great way to get close to the action!
Hi Guys! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Aisling and I’m a Race Marshal. I cover a range of motorsports including Car Racing, Kart Racing, but my true love lies with Bike Racing, in which I marshal at both Road Racing and Short Circuit Racing. I initially got into marshalling when I joined the Mondello Park Track Team in 2009 and... [Read more...]
April 15, 2014 by Richard Livingston
The CRL backed Fiesta in the middle of the pack at Ford Corner. Image from Con Connolly
Seconds out Round 2!!! At the Patch Fiesta/Mondello Fiesta Zetec Championship. After a frantic day of running around collecting bits, petrol, new trolley jack, getting a tool box mounted on the trailer, wrapping all the breakable spare headlights, car loaded up and the straps checked for tightness for the …enth time I managed to get settled down to... [Read more...]
April 10, 2014 by Dave Mint
The Motorsport.ie Formula Sheane which O'Hara will drive for the 2014 season.
O’Hara is the Vee lap record holder at Mondello and a proven FF1600 winner- can he carry this form into Formula Sheane? With just a couple of days to go to the opening round of the Formula Sheane championship, it has been revealed that 2013 Motorsport Ireland Young Driver of the Year Kevin O’Hara will challenge for the Champion of Mondello... [Read more...]