It’s a difficult concept to explain really, the phenomena that is the MK2 Ford Escort in Irish Rallying culture. Every weekend, from mid-February to late December, is likely to have an event of some kind taking place, and its almost unthinkable to think that any would be devoid of the presence of a venerable
Holiday, a natural time to relax, unwind and recharge the body. Early June, with two full weeks booked off work, would be absolutely ideal for catching up on sleep, chilling out and enjoying a few cold beverages in the sunshine. It’s natural, but our man Cian doesn’t conform to normality. The following is an excerpt
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As sure as the River Lee running through Cork City, summer to the motoring enthusiast means the annual Volkswagen Audi Group Enthusiasts Show and Shine in Fermoy Co. Cork. In the interests of full disclosure I have to admit to having an inside track on this subject, as I made a small contribution to the
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
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
Trackdays.ie 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 Trackdays.ie 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
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
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
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
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
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
My outlook, in an automotive sense, was to always push the envelope in terms of the events I get to, the experiences I encounter, the people I meet, the craftsmanship I witness and the enjoyment I get at the end. My calendar is like a military operation at times, planned to the nth degree
#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
#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 trackday.ie 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
Its a Saturday afternoon. Mid August, there is a sense of late summer heat battling through a distinctly gray and ominous sky. Heavy rain was a feature of the 5 hour drive up the country, but in motorway mode it makes little difference. Weary legs bow in delight at the prospect of a sitting height
FUND-RACER Ireland Track Day: Mondello Park Friday 11th August. In Aid of The Jay & Ellie Foundation
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
The modified car show scene is something that has an interesting life cycle here in Ireland. We lack the marquee, established dates in the calendar that you might see elsewhere in the world, but we have a history of putting on all shape and size of show. In the height of the 90’s era Max
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
Drifting. A conundrum. An enigma. Somehow anti-establishment yet mainstream in equal measure. Its difficult do decipher, and a source of a lot of personal thought of late. There was a time, not that overly long ago, when I would have considered myself perhaps even a fanboy. I wore my Prodrift jacket to school every day,
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
It’s the sound that hits you. That guttural, demonic roar that descends into an ear splitting crescendo of speed and disappears off into the distance with haste. It’s intoxicating and intriguing in equal measures. Your heart races to see more, while your head struggle to comprehend. As a chase helicopter glides overhead, what can only
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 Trackdays.ie 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
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,
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
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
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
Ahh January. A time to clear the mind and body, look forward to the year ahead, plan summer holidays and survive on pennies after blowing all the wages at Christmas. A tranquil time with not much going on. But then there’s the Monte!! The traditional curtain raiser for the World Rally Championship, Rallye Monte Carlo
“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 Trackdays.ie…..so 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
Have you ever looked at the world of drifting and wondered what on earth are they doing? Destroying tires often in a couple of laps-wait I mean corners!Spending thousands on cars with engines producing four figure brake horsepower. I have followed drifting since we started FreshFix back in 2010, I can honestly say now that
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
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,
Race Car Passenger Hot Laps€50.00 Inc Vat
Looking for an incredible gift that will really get the pulse racing? Our race car passenger hotlaps put you in the passenger seat of our MX5 race car with a professional racing driver at the wheel for 4 flat-out laps of Mondello Park’s International circuit.
You’ll step inside the stripped out interior of our race car, lower yourself into the racing bucket seat, strap into the 4 point racing harness, all inside the confines of the racing roll cage.
You’ll then head out on track with other cars at one of our track days for 4 flying laps to experience the thrill of a real race environment!
Full Day Track Day€195.00 Inc Vat
- Full Day Track Day
- 6.5 hours track time! (9.30am – 4.30pm with 1hr lunch break)
- Open Pitlane
- Pit garages available for you to use
- Centralised hub in the Grand Prix suite
- Complimentary refreshments & cake!
- Buffet lunch
- Open pitlane
- Passengers go free!
- Full Day Track Day
Single Track Session€40.00 Inc Vat
- Complete beginners: If you’ve never been to a track day before, why not see if you like it before you splash out on a full day!
- Testing: Want to check you’ve sorted out those mechanical gremlins? A single session is ideal for making sure your car is running as it should be.
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