April 2, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Amanda Flanagan from Crowne Plaza Dundalk sitting in the Leastone Formula Vee of Brendan O Brien
Crowne Plaza Dundalk has been announced as the title sponsor to the National Formula Vee Championship. This partnership marks Crowne Plaza Dundalk’s continuation of a relationship which began at the start of 2013. The Formula Vee class races at the Mondello Park, Kirkistown and Bishopscourt motor racing circuits with races being streamed live from... [Read more...]
March 29, 2014 by Cregor Elliott
Vee winner Blackburn crosses the line!
It was great to have the season starting back at its early St Patrick’s weekend slot after a few years of April beginnings, but there was nothing spring like about the mid March weather which was damp and gloomy. The not too hectic schedule saw me arriving just after ten having dispatched my F1 duties early following the Australian GP. Qualifying... [Read more...]
March 26, 2014 by Leo Nulty
The frightening moment when Sean Doyle's Van Diemen mounted Noel Dunne's similar machine. Happily Noel was uninjured. Image from autosportpics.com
Well the points have been released for both the FF1600 and Formula Vee Champion of Mondello series. Unsurprisingly, with a win and a second at the opening meeting, the experienced Neville Smyth heads the FF1600 standings on 74 points. Niall Murray probably rues what might have been, as he had great pace all weekend, but in reality his weekend was saved... [Read more...]
March 20, 2014 by Dave O'Brien
It was this close all weekend! Image from autosportpics.com
Last year I did not have a spare minute to even think about writing a blog about my experience in the ITCC 2013 championship. A newly built car with a few issues required all of my time and attention! So I decided I would make an effort this year to give everyone a little insight as to how the little E46 saloon came about. This blog will provide... [Read more...]
March 18, 2014 by Sean Doyle
Autosportpics.com were one of the many photographers who captured the frightening accident in race one!
Going into this weekend I had a good feeling about it. With the first race weekend of the 2014 Champion of Mondello series for FF1600 just over it was for sure a real character building one! I’ll get to that in a minute. On Saturday I only went out for a couple of sessions just to give the car a check over and make sure all was ok for race day. With... [Read more...]
March 14, 2014 by Fergus Brennan
Rob Butler was one fo the few to challenge the BMWs in ITCC in 2013, can the Bavarian machines continue their domination this year?
The 2014 Car Racing season is shaping up to be a good one with the promise of larger grids across many classes, an additional race date and the introduction of the ‘Champion of Mondello’ titles. The aim of the ‘Champion of Mondello’ is to give competitors more chances to race at Mondello Park. To facilitate this, race meetings... [Read more...]
March 5, 2014 by Leo Nulty
The car everyone is talking about- Brian Fitzpatrick's beautiful SEAT Supercopa. Will he go ITCC or GT?! Image from autosportpics.com
So, just a couple of weeks to go to the start of the racing season- I can’t wait! For race fans, the return to Mondello’s traditional St Patrick’s weekend season opener is fantastic but I suppose it is slightly tougher on competitors and teams, having to have the cars ready a month earlier than in recent years. 2014 already has all... [Read more...]
February 3, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Mondello Park Sports Club is on a recruitment drive!
Mondello Park Sports Club and the Mondello Park Track Team are currently on a recruitment drive for new members interested in becoming involved in the organisation, running and presentation of motorsport events at the County Kildare Circuit and elsewhere. The Mondello Park Sports Club is one of Ireland’s most active Motor Racing Clubs, running... [Read more...]
January 29, 2014 by Leo Nulty
FF1600 has great history at Mondello Park and are fans excited to see it coming back!
Mondello Park has announced further details of its new for 2014, ‘Champion of Mondello’ Formula Ford Series. The Championship, which will be promoted by the circuit alongside the existing Irish Championships, is designed to bring the still highly popular Formula Fords back to Mondello on a more regular basis. The re-introduced single seater... [Read more...]
January 2, 2014 by The Irish Daily Star (John Kenny)
Murray capped a successful debut FF1600 year with a fantastic Formula Ford Festival win in Brands Hatch, before being crowned MI Young Driver of the Year!
Motorsport Ireland have been asked by the Motorsport Association (MSA), the governing body of British Motorsport, to impose a six month suspension on Niall Murray, the newly crowned Dunlop/Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the year. The 18 year old was crowned the 2013 Young Racing Driver of the Year earlier this month (December), an award which... [Read more...]