August 8, 2014 by Leo Nulty
E Type, 911 and TMC Costin mix it up in a typical HRCA battle! Image from JayTee Photographic.
As ever, it seems as if the season has only just begun and is already half over. Well, at least that is the way it seems if you’re a race fan like me, anyway. The various championships have begun to take shape and in some cases it is a case of business as usual with the 2013 Champions looking to set to repeat the result in 2014. Erik Holstein,... [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 1, 2014 by Joseph King
Tommy Graham is a rallycross expert- he now moves to circuit racing.
Multiple Rallycross champion T-Bone Tommy Graham has sensationally announced that he will contest the remainder of the Patch Tyre Equipment Fiesta series at Mondello Park. The series has been a huge success since its inception in 2013 with almost 60 drivers already registered for the 2014 series, based at Mondello Park. ” Sure I was handy enough... [Read more...]
March 12, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Barry Barrable was a multple race winner in his Astra in the Dunlop Saloon Car CHampionship
Former I.T.C.C, Fiat Uno, Dunlop Saloon and Spanish Hyundai Getz competitor Barry Barrable has announced he plans to compete in this seasons Patch Tyre Equipment Fiesta Championship in 2014. The 2 time Pheonix Park winner and Mondello regular has built a Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec with the help of Dominic Mac Neill Motorsport and plans to compete in all... [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...]
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 11, 2013 by Fergus Brennan
John Denning leads the Patch Fiesta Series coming into the final two rounds!
Having provided the most closely fought and competitive racing of any series this year, the Patch Tyre Equipment backed Patch Fiesta Championship completes its first ever season on the Mondello Park International Track this weekend. The series will be one of the highlights of two days of racing at the end of season ‘Leinster Trophy’ Races. The... [Read more...]
July 4, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Expect close spectacular action from The Formula Vees this weekend
So it’s Formula Vee Festival time again this weekend at Mondello Park. This is always a great event, with the Formula Vee committee going to great lengths to bring new faces to the Kildare venue. As ever, there are bouncy castles, face painters, entertainment in the Clubhouse Bar on Saturday evening etc but more importantly, there is a packed... [Read more...]
July 1, 2013 by Mondello Park
Bulging and a hig number of new MI Licence holders have prompted Mondello to introduct a Rookie Cup to the Fiesta Series. Image from cregornews.com
The recent introduction of a new budget saloon racing series, the Patch Tyre Equipment Fiesta Championship, has been Irish Motor Racings’ success story of the year. Having only been conceived in late 2012 the series is already providing the biggest grids and most competitive racing of any Irish championship. The formula of near standard cars with... [Read more...]
June 7, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Mondello has reached middle age gracefully!
So Mondello Park is 45 years old tomorrow. Well, not exactly tomorrow, but you get my drift. Tomorrow evening I will interview the original owner of the circuit, Stuart Cosgrave alongside the current owner, and the man widely acclaimed as being the one who saved the circuit from almost certain sale and redevelopment in the mid eighties, Martin Biranne. ... [Read more...]