August 15, 2014 by Leo Nulty
McGovern leads a group of Fiestas as the heavens open. Image from a very wet Michael Chester.
Lashing, pouring, pi$$ing, call it what you like but it’s a long time since Mondello Park experienced rain like that. It was on and off all day but when it eventually let go, during the Patch Fiesta Qualifier, it was as if someone had angered the gods. The sheets of rain were of biblical proportions and within a minute or two, the track was completely... [Read more...]
August 7, 2014 by Leo Nulty
FF1600 should provide plenty of action on Sunday!
This Sunday (August 10th) the Carlow Car Club will organise a sixteen race programme made up of Irish Championship and ‘Champion of Mondello’ Car Races on the Mondello Park National Circuit. The resurgent Formula Ford and Formula Vee classes will provide the single seater action, with the Patch Fiesta Championship and a mixture of Sportscar... [Read more...]
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...]
June 8, 2014 by Leo Nulty
A superb shot from Con Connolly capturing the moment when Daly and Murray clashed in race 1.
Is it just me, or have we just had one of the best days racing in a while at Mondello Park? Maybe we have been starved of action lately, or maybe it was the buzz in the air caused by the return of the Irish Formula Ford Festival this weekend but either way, there was some cracking on track action all day. Sean Lillis took his usual with from pole in... [Read more...]
May 28, 2014 by Motorsport Ireland
Putting last year's controversy behind him, Lillis managed to beat the rest by 10 seconds at the opening round in April. Image from James Foley.
Congratulations to 23 year-old Sean Lillis from Kilsallaghan, Co Dublin, who has been selected as the first finalist for the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Year Award. Sean came out the winner of the two opening rounds of the ultra-competitive Patch Tyre Equipment Fiesta Zetec Championship at Mondello Park, beating a capacity grid each time. At the... [Read more...]
January 31, 2014 by Leo Nulty
You could be on the Patch Tyre Equipment Fiesta Grid in just 6 weeks' time!
With the rise in popularity of the Patch Tyre Equipment Fiesta Championship, Mondello Park will introduce a new style ‘Become a Racing Driver’ competition for 2014. The winner of this challenge, which is only open to drivers who are over eighteen and have never held a car racing or speed competition licence, will receive a fantastic prize... [Read more...]
October 18, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Kevin O'Hara is one of the many Irish drivers capable of challenging for victory at the Formula Ford Festival
Mondello Park is delighted to announce that Mondello.TV, the Live Streaming TV channel run by the Irish circuit, is set to go International as it crosses the Irish sea to broadcast selected races, Live from the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch, Kent, on Sunday, October 27th. Joining Mondello.TV in making its first overseas foray will be the Patch... [Read more...]
September 26, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Sean Lillis in action at Mondello Park. Image from James Foley.
Congratulations to 22 year-old Sean Lillis from Kilsallaghan, Co Dublin, who has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for August. Sean scored a win and a third place at Mondello Park on August 25 in the newly created and ultra-competitive Patch Tyre Equipment Fiesta Zetec Championship, and also set the best lap in the second... [Read more...]
August 22, 2013 by Leo Nulty
The Patch Fiesta regulars will need to be on their toes this weekend as a trio of champions join the party!
This coming Sunday (August 25th) the Carlow Car Club will be in charge of the penultimate championship Car Race event of the 2013 Mondello Park season. The race meeting will take place on the National Circuit with six different race series competing across an eleven race programme. Mondello Park has introduced two new classes for 2013 and it is these... [Read more...]
August 17, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Erik Holstein and Murray Motorsport have already wrapped up the 2013 ITCC series!
It is almost the time of year where the radio stations start playing those depressing “Back to School” ads. They depressed me as a kid for obvious reasons and nowadays they just remind me that we are well into the second half of the motor racing season. Most of the titles are still up for grabs as I type this, the exception being the ITCC-... [Read more...]