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After more than 40 days of solid sunshine, the likes of which Ireland has probably not seen for a generation…or ever!? Most of us woke up on Friday morning to lashing rain..bloody typical! Still, it was warm and the forecast was for the rain to stop by 11ish and with high temps we were confident

TD13 was another Monday track day which generally makes for great driving standards, very few red flags and loads of track time and this one was no different! Weather-wise it was a pleasant day, albeit overcast, but still warm. As usual we had a very broad and varied mix of cars booked in, from out

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Top 11 Track Day Tyres

Saturday, 03 March 2018 by

If you’re part of any track day or car enthusiast forum or group you’ll probably be aware there are three conversations that come up time and time again and they are as follows: What are the best track day tyres? What are the best track day brake pads? What is the best track day engine oil? The answer

2018 Open Endurance Series

Sunday, 25 February 2018 by co-owner Rob King has taken on an extra challenge for 2018 and that is the set up running of a brand new racing championship in Ireland called the OPEN ENDURANCE SERIES.  The new endurance series is open to virtually all closed-wheel cars and might be of interest to a selection of our track day

After a pretty successful first year kicked off the 2018 track day calendar on Sunday 4th of Feb. Being a Sunday and the first day on track after the long Winter break, demand was high to say the least. Two weeks out from the event we’d sold out and and over the course of

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Unlike our next door neighbors in the UK, we’re sadly not blessed with a wide variety of race tracks on our doorstep. For the Irish track day enthusiast this can become a bit of a problem as we only have Mondello Park and Kirkistown to choose from and after a while the repetition might just

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2018 Track Day Calendar

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 by

For 2018 we’ve got an even more action packed trackday schedule than last year, with no less than 11 confirmed events throughout the year!  All our trackdays will run on the full International circuit at Mondello Park and follow our tried and tested open pit lane format giving you maximum freedom and track time. As Loyalty Reward Scheme

Thursday, 21 December 2017 by

As much as we love to see new customers taking part in trackdays and joining our sport for the first time, what we really love to see is you guys coming back time and time again. If that’s happening it means we must be doing something right and that you guys are having a good

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New Track Day Products in Our Shop!

Sunday, 17 December 2017 by

With the trackday season over for another year we’ve busied ourselves during the Winter months by expanding our shop to offer you a much wider range of track day products and accessories.  If you visit our online shop, you’ll find a host of new products. We’ve also been working away on a loyalty scheme which

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What is The Best Racing Brake Fluid?

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 by

Before we get into ‘What is the best racing brake fluid’ you need to first understand what it does and how it can cause a problem. On a race track your brakes have to work much harder than on the road and this makes them get extremely hot. When they get too hot, they can

#TD08 was our last track day of 2017 and was exactly 1 year on to the very day from our first track day! Amidst a month of pretty lousy weather we were extremely fortunate on Friday 17th to get a dry, bright day. It was absolutely baltic though – on the flip-side, great conditions for

Hot on the heels of hurricane Ophelia, the less sexily named storm Brian was sent to really test our resolve for #TD07! For some, especially those travelling from the south coast it was touch and go whether they should risk making the trip to Mondello Park at all and quite a few, understandably did cancel

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#TD06 was little quieter than previous track days. September/August seems to be a difficult time of year for a lot of events, what with people being on holidays and the kids going back to school – that said we still had a full paddock with over 50 cars, which is a great turn-out for a

Niall Maher is one of our rookies who brought his beloved MX5 out to our last track day back in July. He was immediately hooked and signed up for our next event on the 4th of September. Virtual Reality Racing While Niall might be new to the track days, he is no stranger to

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Fund‐Racer Ireland Charity Track day – Friday 11th August 2017, Mondello Park In aid of The Jay & Ellie Foundation Dublin, Ireland | 11 July 2017: Announcing the fifth annual Fund‐Racer Ireland charity Track‐day, which takes place in Mondello Park, were Jay and Siobhan O’Reilly, proud parents of children, Jay and Ellie, who live with

Wow! What a day, and I’m not just talking about the weather, although it was officially the hottest day of the year. Our fifth Mondello track day of 2017 was a complete sell-out. We even had stop adding people to the reserve list. Unfortunately we had to turn a few people away on the day

Something Different: It was time for a change of pace, time for something a little different, something fun, something laid back and without any of the pressures that come with running a track day, but still involving cars…obviously! It was time for a Dyno Day!  I’ve had my own cars mapped on the dyno a beginners guide to track days

Beginners guide to track days

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 by

So what exactly is a track day? Well, in short it’s a non-competitive, non timed, fun event that allows you to drive your own car on a proper race track. It enables petrol heads like you and I to push our cars to the limit in a safe environment, without endangering other road users or

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Ahh the black art of tyre pressures! In motor racing circles, up at the sharp end where championships are at stake, tyre pressures are a closely guarded secret – just ask our co-founder, Stephen Kershaw. A few years ago when he was winning championships in Formula Vee he kept a little black book, not of

Time for something a bit different! We’re always looking for ways we can diversify improve on what we do here at and with that in mind the next even we’re running isn’t a trackday at all but a Dyno Day which will take place at STONE Motorsport on Saturday June 24th. What is a dyno

That Clio…

Sunday, 16 April 2017 by

You couldn’t help but have noticed Philip Gilmartin’s Martini liveried Clio at our last trackday at Mondello Park, it’s striking to say the least and that colour scheme really just makes an already racy looking car even more purposeful. The main thing you need to know about this Renaultsport Clio is that its had a heart transplant.

The McBennett Motorsport Supercharged K20 Elise If you’re at a track day with Pat Mcbennetts bright yellow 1997 Lotus Elise, it’s likely to be the fastest thing there that day, and that goes for virtually any day. What I love about this car is that like Alan Healy’s B18 ek Civic that we featured last week,

A Self Built Civic

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 by

Regulars to our track days will be familiar with the sight of Alan Healy’s rapid silver ek Civic. If there was an award for most laps done at a track day I think Alan would be in with a chance of winning every time and the reason for that is that he’s always testing out something

Car Track Day Helmets

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 by

We frequently get asked questions about track day helmets and safety equipment in general, which is understandable because most car track day newcomers won’t have any of this stuff, so it’s an obvious concern. I think the perception, having watched any form of Motorsport is that you need the full Power Ranger suit, helmet, gloves, boots

SCHEDULE:  Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to get signed on and briefed! Gates Open: 8am Sign on: 8.30am – 9.30am Briefing: 9.45am Morning track session: 10am – 1pm (FIRST 10 MINS BEGINNERS ONLY) Lunch: 1pm – 2pm Afternoon Sign on: 1.15pm – 1.45pm Afternoon Briefing: 1.45pm Afternoon track session: 2pm – 5.30pm

Track Day Drivers Briefing

Monday, 23 January 2017 by

At the start of any car trackday there will always be a drivers briefing. It’s mandatory for anyone going on track as a driver or passenger to attend the briefing, even if you’ve done hundreds of track days or races before, you still need to attend as there may be some critical information, specific to

Basic Track Car Modifications

Thursday, 19 January 2017 by

“What Modifications does my car need to take part in a track day?”  That’s a question we get asked quite a lot here at… we thought we’d answer it! In short, not a lot. I think the assumption is that you need a bunch of performance and safety mods to bring your car on

Track Day Noise Limits & Noise Testing

Sunday, 11 December 2016 by

As with pretty much all Motorsport events, track days in Ireland have to conform to a pre-defined noise limit. The reason for this is to reduce environmental impact and to help keep Motorsport running. Local Authorities actually have the power to suppress any noise source deemed to be causing a nuisance – in other words, they

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Track Day Etiquette & Overtaking Rules

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 by

Track days are unique in that they have their own set of rules and regulations, which are completely different from any other form of Motorsport or on-track activity, so we thought we’d write a quick post about track day etiquette and in-particular the rules around overtaking. A track day is a bit of a balancing act,

New For 2017

Monday, 28 November 2016 by

Before we get into what new stuff is coming down the line for the next track day let’s have a quick recap of TD01, the first track day in Ireland run by Well, we had an absolute blast running it that’s for sure! Myself and Stephen and the rest of the Trackdays team would like to Track Guide to Mondello Park

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 by

It can be quite daunting taking your first steps onto a race track so i wanted to create a detailed step-by-step guide to our local track, Mondello Park, to help you find the right lines around this technically challenging circuit. The international track is 3.8km’s long and while not particularly high speed, it is as I car track days ireland

Top 10 Budget Track Cars For Under 2k

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 by

If you’ve got 2 grand burning a hole in your pocket, buying yourself a new track car should be right up there in the list of important things to spend it on! 🙂 For €2000 right now you can get a hell of a lot of car for your money and the choice ultimately comes car track days ireland

Top 12 Track Day Do’s And Don’ts

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 by

If you’ve never been to a track day before you might want to check out our Top 12 Track Day Do’s And Don’ts. Let’s get straight to it… Do: Do: Get plenty of sleep the night before. Arrive in plenty of time and pace yourself. Track days can be extremely tiring both mentally and physically, car track days ireland

Track Day FAQ’s

Saturday, 03 September 2016 by

What is a track day? A track day is a non-competitive event which enables you to bring your road or track car on a race circuit and explore its performance in a safe, controlled and professional environment. It is not a race, there is no timing and there is no competition, it’s purely for fun. Driver etiquette and car track days ireland

Terms & Conditions

Monday, 01 August 2016 by terms and conditions at events Places are limited on each track day. Your place will only be held once payment has been received Driver places are strictly non transferrable. We reserve the right to cancel a place if the assigned drivers aren’t presented at sign on. If you are unable to attend an

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