Motormouth’s Mutterings- Preview of Sunday’s Mondello Race Meeting.

April 11, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

Fiesta Con
Patch Fiestas again have the biggest grids for this weekend but some of the other classes have grown too! Image from Con Connolly

I can’t believe we are on the eve of the second car race meeting of the season already. The Mondello Champion of Mondello Series’ kicked off at the new March meeting last month and continues at this one, but it also sees many of the National Championships starting their own championships. The Crowne Plaza Dundalk Formula Vee title chase... [Read more...]

Bishopscourt Results

May 13, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland  

Erik Holstein leads in a VERY wet ITCC race in Bishopscourt © Michael Chester 087 8072295

LEINSTER M C/BARC RACE MEETING AT BISHOPSCOURT, CO DOWN (ROUNDS OF MOTORSPORT IRELAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS): FORMULA FORD 1600 RACE 1 (12 laps): 1 Ivor McCullough (Van Diemen RF00) 16m 13.91s, 80.91 mph, 2 Niall Murray (Van Diemen RF99) 16m 14.80s, 3 Sean Doyle (Van Diemen RF91) 16m 21.79s, 4 Rob Barrable (Van Diemen) 16m 24.03s, 5 Jonny McMullan... [Read more...]

60 seconds with Des Bruton

July 7, 2012 by Leo  

Des in his Murray Motorsport prepared Peugeot 205 on the Galway International Rally in 1998. Photo: Seamus Counihan

Name: Des Bruton Age:  63 in a couple of weeks Occupation: Farmer Road Car: Land Rover Discovery Race of My life: Rally: Galway International Rally `97 in Peugeot 205 RWD, 7th O/A on dry Sat evening – next 2wd in 12th. Very wet Sunday with gearbox problems, Joe Murray/ Noel O`Brien changed the box on 20mins and we finished 9th O/A. Racing: I`ve... [Read more...]

Cregor Elliott: The Canada Day Race Meeting!

July 6, 2012 by Cregor Elliott  

The Excitement was simply too much for some....Photo: Cregor Elliott

The Canada Day meeting in Mondello wasn’t big on entries of either classes or drivers. The Vees were the highlight of the day and not due to qualify until after ten so I arrived around that time figuring I’d be in plenty of time which turned out to be true. The track team menu seemed to generate a lot of interest last day so the detective... [Read more...]

O’Hara breaks the ‘magic minute’ to set new Vee record

July 5, 2012 by Leo  

O'Hara in his beautiful LOH Motorsport prepared Formula Vee. Photo: Cregor Elliott

With no Saloons, Historics or Sheanes, it was a low key meeting at Mondello last weekend but nevertheless we were treated to some fantastic racing! As ever, it was Moore vs Newsome in Formula Vee. This pair have had a slight advantage over the rest all season long and have shared the wins. Kevin O’Hara split them in Kirkistown (just losing out to... [Read more...]

A look at the season so far

June 9, 2012 by Leo  

Billy Griffin
Ex FF 1600 star Billy Griffin (right) has come out of retirement in 2012. Photo: JayTee Photographic

The LOH Vees were back with a vengance in Kirkistown Photo: Cregor Elliott Well thankfully the seasons end is just a distant speck at this stage but some of the domestic championships are beginning to take shape even at this early stage. Ray Moore and Lee Newsome have resumed their 2011 battle at the head of the Formula Vee Championship and are extremely... [Read more...]

Fantastic First Meeting at Mondello!

May 7, 2012 by  

The quick but erratic Brian Fitzpatrick leads the ITCC pack down to turn one. Photo: Con Connolly

Well, I am just home from a wonderful weekends racing at Mondello’s season opener. We had a bit of everything- quick newbies, seasoned campaigners taking wins, monster shunts and even a post race boxing match that didn’t include any Punto Abarth drivers! Formula Sheane, having just linked up with the Make A Wish Foundation, had a good grid of well... [Read more...]