August 26, 2013 by Ian Lynas
Ivor McCullough is the red hot favourite to win the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Championship
THE penultimate car race meeting of the Ulster season takes place at Kirkistown circuit on Saturday 31 August and the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland has lined up a bumper programme. Formula Sheane also return to Kirkistown with Hearty, Rabbitt and Sheane expected to be the frotnrunners There are only four rounds remaining in the Northern Ireland Formula... [Read more...]
August 20, 2013 by Stuart Parker
Philip at speed in the GP2 car.
Apparently tarmac starts to get all mushy and change state at around 50 degree Celsius, that’s 122 Fahrenheit to our American friends or 283 Kelvin for our scientific community. I only bring this somewhat pointless fact up as our recent heat wave has indeed been melting tarmac in some parts of the country. Luckily no problems have been spotted on... [Read more...]
June 7, 2013 by Cregor Elliott
Philip Shields took two impressive Libre wins!
Due to crossed wires I was still fast asleep when JD rang to say he was 2 minutes away to pick me up for the May meeting at Kirky but everything was ready to go, so I grabbed my camera bag and we were on our way. I’ve been up the north so much this month that I fully expect to get a poll tax bill any day soon, and it was another beautiful morning... [Read more...]
May 18, 2013 by Stuart Parker
The new arrival at the Breezemount workshops!
Apologies for some passing of time since my last blog as my proverbial plate just seems to get bigger, however I’m not complaining when on that plate is the finest of Italian cuisine to be washed down by Super Tuscan red, it’s just a matter finding room for the intake of an extra course and hope I can fit it all in. Of course what I’m actually... [Read more...]
May 10, 2013 by Tony Gregory
L-R Stevie Sands, Stuart Parker, Philip Shields, Richard Lyons. Image from Thornpics.
Last Saturday 4th May Dromore racing car driver Philip Shields added the Libre Saloon class record to his outright (and Formula Libre) lap record at Kirkistown Race circuit North Down. The original 8 race program was made up of karts, sports cars and saloon GT’s and with no single seater racing it was Shield’s Spanish built 2.0t SEAT Supercopa Cup... [Read more...]
April 29, 2013 by Ian Lynas
Gerard McVeigh (Mitsubishi EVO), a leading Saloon contender at Kirkistown
A Busy May ahead for Kirkistown Circuit and motor racing fans with two meetings, the first on Saturday May 4 with more action on Saturday May 25. Saturday May 4 will see lots of Saloon Car racing which continues to grow in popularity at the County Down venue. One of the fastest saloon drivers currently competing is Gerard McVeigh with his rapid Mitsubishi... [Read more...]
March 4, 2013 by Stuart Parker
eBay Motors BTCC driver Colin Turkington with Kirkistown's Richard Young and Breezemount boss Philip Shields
Testing is well underway now that the first buds of spring are showing on the verges of Ards peninsula on route to Kirkistown racing circuit. It’s not a case of just hitting the tarmac, we have a scheduled testing program laid out determined by our objectives for the year, which for us is a concentrated learning curve with the front wheel drive Seat... [Read more...]
February 1, 2013 by Stuart Parker
Awakening the GP2 from hibernation
Just because there isn’t any racing during the off season of winter, doesn’t mean there is no work to be done, just the opposite in fact. The cars are always in need of attention either due to component lifing measures or due to the plain fact that TLC is required to some tired looking parts. Driver safety and car reliability are the number one... [Read more...]
January 18, 2013 by Stuart Parker
Breezemount Motorsport's Philip Shields (right) and myself on the left with our array of impressive machines for 2012!
What better way to open my new blog with a racing paddock quote ‘you have to love motorsport to put up with motorsport’. It is fair to say that no matter what level you compete or work to, that quote holds true. After all, if you didn’t do it for love there would be no motivation spending late nights preparing cars or reasons for drivers spending... [Read more...]
December 26, 2012 by Ian Lynas
Philip Shields broke the lap record at Kirkistown this season in his fantastic Breezemount Motorsport GP2, can he further that advantage in 2013? Photo: Raceline Photography
Regulations are now available for the 500 MRCI Single Venue Rally which takes place at Kirkistown circuit on Saturday 19 January 2013 and the good news, entry fees are pegged at the 2012 rate. The event will be held over six stages all within the confines of Kirkistown circuit. Regulations can be obtained from the website: www.kirkistown.com or by telephone:... [Read more...]