1985 GT Race at Mondello Park

December 13, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

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Dempsey, Crozier and Hall go at it mid race!

Another GT race, this time from 1985. The works TMC Costin, now into it’s third season, has sprouted a few aerodynamic aids and changed colour from red to green. Running as Team Apple, they also had a horde of other sponsors onboard. The MG Midget based Lotus twin cam powered MDGT of Morgan Dempsey and the Maguire Mini- Ford of George Crozier... [Read more...]

Old GT Race from Mondello Park

December 3, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

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Dan Rooney was never far from the front when the >1350 GTs were on track! Image from cregornews.com

Here is another one from the attic. GT racing started in Ireland when the flagging Modsports and Modified Saloon grids were combined giving the MG Midgets and Sprites a chance to race against the various Imp and Mini saloons. In 1983, the capacity was increased to 1600cc to allow the Irish built TMC Costin to race and this class grew with George Crozier’s... [Read more...]

Last but not Least- with Sean Doyle.

September 18, 2013 by Sean Doyle  

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Sean leads the FF1600 Pack into Ford Corner for the first time.

Going into this weekend, the Leinster Trophy at Mondello park it was very close in the FF1600 championship standings with only nine points separating fourth place and second! Saturday was a dry morning and the sun was splitting the stones. We had a early quite an early qualifying session considering our race wasn’t till 4.55 the same day! Qualifying... [Read more...]

Ready for the Vee Festival at Mondello- with Sean Doyle.

July 1, 2013 by Sean Doyle  

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Sean is definitely one to watch as FF1600 returns to Mondello Park this weekend. Image from Jordan Dempsey.

This weekend is the very popular Formula Vee Festival at Mondello Park. Last year it was a great event with loads of activities for the family. This weekend will be no different with a BBQ on Saturday evening, a charity auction in the bar and there will be lots of fun for all the family during the two day event. As you may know I will be out in the... [Read more...]

Kirkistown Blog- with Sean Doyle.

June 25, 2013 by Sean Doyle  

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Sean in his MCR Van Diemen. Image from Morgan Dempsey.

I arrived up to Kirkistown for the 60th Anniversary meeting on Thursday evening after work and the weather was gorgeous and I was being a little optimistic when I thought it might stay like that for the weekend. I woke up Friday morning and it was still dry even though there were meant to be scattered showers overnight. Testing went well all day. We... [Read more...]

Back to Bishopscourt- with Sean Doyle

May 14, 2013 by Sean Doyle  

Sean Doyle- still improving, can he win in 2013?

Sean Doyle- still improving, can he win in 2013?

My Van Diemen at speed. Image from Cregornews.com

After a year break of being at the fabulous Bishopscourt race circuit it was again time to head up to the Co.Down circuit. I headed up Friday afternoon  in my Nissan Juke supplied by Nissan Ireland (very economical- the 1.5dci Puredrive engine is brilliant.)  On Saturday morning we had two 15 minutes sessions to get with the grips of the track once... [Read more...]