Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Awards 2013

December 10, 2013 by Paul Phelan  

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Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival winner Niall Murray was amongst the winners today being selected as Dunlop Motorsport Young Racing Driver of the Year

A very successful year for Irish racing and rally drivers, both home and abroad, culminated with the Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Awards 2013 in Dublin this week. The highlight of the ceremony is marked by the presentation of the prestigious Manley Memorial Trophy to the International Driver of the year and the awarding of the Billy Coleman and Sexton... [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS- Stephen Daly is MI Young Driver of The Month for June!

July 31, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland  

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Daly at speed in his Ray FF1600. Image from Raceline Photography

Congratulations to 22 year-old Stephen Daly from Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, who has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for June. Driving his Ray in the very well supported and highly competitive Formula Ford 1600 class, Stephen was the clear winner of the first race at the June meeting at Kirkistown, in Co Down, and went on to... [Read more...]

Finalists announced for Young Racing Driver of the Year

November 17, 2012 by Paul Phelan  

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2011 Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the year Aron Smith has had a very successful year in the British Touring Car Championship thanks to the support of winning this award. Photo: Leo Nulty

The three finalists for this year’s Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year have been announced. The drivers who will go forward to the Motorsport Ireland Dunlop Champions of Irish Motorsport Awards on the 11th December are Jake Byrne, Stephen Daly and Kevin O’Hara, where one will receive the Dunlop Sexton Trophy for Young Racing Driver... [Read more...]

Stephen Daly: Back to basics

November 14, 2012 by Stephen Daly  

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Stephen at the wheel of his RAY Formula Ford in Mondello Park earlier this year. Photo: Con Connolly

Hi all, I was back to basics racing the FF1600 again but this time across the water in the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch UK. The Formula Ford Festival is one of the most prestigious races in the calendar. Drivers from across the world come to contest and win at the Festival. The Festival in previous years had been the hardest race of the year... [Read more...]

Stephen Daly: To infinity and beyond!

November 7, 2012 by Stephen Daly  

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Stephen at the wheel of his father Dan's fantastic looking Williams inspired F3000 at the Leinster Trophy meeting. Photo: Marcin Lewandowski

Hi all, bouyed by my latest mission at the Formula Vee Festival, I was eager to get out racing in the FF1600 class again. Unfortunately the FF1600 Kent class wasn’t running at the next meeting (Leinster Trophy), which left me shuffling around deciding which class to race in? I want my name on the Leinster Trophy but also throwing a spanner in the... [Read more...]

Daly shows a clean pair of heels to take Goodyear Trophy

October 3, 2012 by Garry Manning  

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Stephen Daly was the class of the field at the Leinster Trophy Race Meeting in Mondello Park. Photo: Marcin Lewandowski

Eamon Matheson struggled in his Mission over the weekend but still leads the standings. Photo: Marcin Lewandowski The 2012 MAGIC BULLET BREEZEMOUNT FORMULA LIBRE IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIP took to the track on Saturday and Sunday September 15 & 16 after its 2 month summer break, to see who could win the famous Leinster Motor Club “Goodyear Trophy”.... [Read more...]

Stephen Daly: Back in the seat

July 27, 2012 by Stephen Daly  

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Stephen behind the wheel of his Ray Formula Ford at Mondello Park last weekend. Photo: Con Connolly

2012 has been a long year without racing, but I finally got my fix!! Fresh back from college in England, I ditched the books and went back to where I first started in Formula Ford 1600!! It had been two years since I last drove a Formula Ford, back in the 2010 Formula Ford festival in Brands Hatch and ever since I’ve been itching to jump back into... [Read more...]