Maiden Win for Blackburn at Season Opener

Colm Blackburn tries a move up the inside on Kevin Grogan for the lead. Image from James Foley.

Colm Blackburn tries a move up the inside on Kevin Grogan for the lead. Image from James Foley.

After a long winter the 2014 racing season finally got underway last Sunday at Mondello Park where Colm Blackburn took his maiden win in the works Leastone. As this was a non-championship race there was a smaller than usual entry but 5 rookie drivers took to the grid as a curtain raiser for the Finol Star of Tomorrow Championship due to start at the next race meeting in April. Continue reading

2013 End Of Season Awards Winner List

End of Season Awards Night 2013

End of Season Awards Night 2013

And the winner is…

Crowne Plaza Dundalk National Champion – Adam Macaulay
Dunlop Champion – Colm Blackburn
VW Spares Champion – Justin Costello
Kirkistown Champion – Adam Macaulay
Newcomer of the Year – Jack Byrne
Dickenson Trophy – Brendan O Brien
Best Presented Car – Adam Macaulay
Sheane Trophy – Phil Kehoe

Great job on the mic by Leo Nulty of Motorsport.ie fame.

BREAKING NEWS – Dan Polley to race LMP2 Oreca Nissan in Sepang 3 Hour!

The Murphy Prototypes Oreca Nissan which Polley will drive - a big step up from his Sheane Formula Vee!

The Murphy Prototypes Oreca Nissan which Polley will drive – a big step up from his Sheane Formula Vee!

Craft Racing will run the Murphy Prototypes Oreca Nissan LM P2 car for the final Asian Le Mans Series event to be held at the Sepang F1 circuit on December 5-8th. China’s Pu Jun Jin and Ireland’s Dan Polley have been named as two of the three drivers for the LM P2. In addition Craft Racing has entered a second Aston Martin in the GTC class to run alongside their #007 Aston Martin Vantage. Continue reading

2013 Round 11 Race Report – Grogan takes dominant maiden win at season finale!

AvantiSport's Kevin Grogan has been a frontrunner all year and took his first A race win at Kirkistown with style. Image from Con Connolly.

AvantiSport’s Kevin Grogan has been a frontrunner all year and took his first A race win at Kirkistown with style. Image from Con Connolly.

With Adam Macaulay already crowned the Crowne Plaza National Formula Vee Champion, the final round at Kirkistown was to be a race purely for glory and bragging rights. Pre-race testing saw most of the contenders suffering minor issues but at the end of the day, Newsome Racing’s Adam Macaulay and David O’Brien along with AvantiSport’s Kevin Grogan, were the drivers on the pace. Kirkistown specialist O’Brien was fastest in qualifying by just 0.012s from Grogan with LOH Motorsport’s Dan Polley and novice driver, Sean Newsome, sharing the second row. Newly crowned champion, Macauley could only manage fifth on the grid with series returnee Damien Murphy in sixth. The top 5 were only separated by 0.2s so a tight action packed race was expected. Continue reading