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Irish Motorsport Support Fund @ Mondello - 12-13 May 18

Posted: May 14, 2018 3:23 PM - 4010 Hits

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Posted: May 14, 2018 3:23 PM



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Posted: May 9, 2018 6:10 PM

Kildare motor racing venue gearing up for golden weekend!

Posted: May 7, 2018 4:14 PM

Ireland’s premier race track, Mondello Park, will be the venue for an historic celebration of Irish motorsport as the venue officially turns 50 on the 12th of May. A fundraising event for the Irish Motorsport Support Fund, the “Mondello 50” will feature over a dozen forms of motorsport in 4 live action arenas over 2 days, the 12th and 13th of May at the Co. Kildare venue. Several star names have already been confirmed including Irish World Rally Championship stars Craig Breen and Paul Nagle as well as Irish motorsport legend, Rosemary Smith.

While obviously being aimed at those who already have an interest in motorsport, the Mondello 50 will feature fun for all the family and there will be a number of attractions to keep everyone entertained. For anyone who has ever wanted to get a feel for what it is like to sit in a top flight rally or drift car, drivers from both disciplines will be giving passenger runs out on track over the weekend. The goal of the event is to raise funds to help support Irish motorsport which has been hit with crippling insurance hikes in recent years.

Since opening in May 1968, Mondello Park, Mondello Park has played host to a number of famous name with Formula 1 drivers such as John Watson, Derek Daly, Tommy Byrne and Ayrton Senna, regarded by many as the greatest racing driver of all time. Senna won the famous Leinster Trophy race at Mondello Park in 1982 aged just 21. The Leinster Trophy meeting still remains the biggest racing weekend on the Irish motorsport calendar.

Tickets for the Mondello 50 are on sale at www.imsf.ie with ticket prices starting from just €15. Under 16s go free. Make sure and clear a space in your diary for this historic event, it’s never going to happen again!

With thanks for supporting the Irish Motorsport Support Fund.

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Posted: May 7, 2018 4:11 PM

Irish Motorsport Support Fund Update

Posted: April 10, 2018 2:00 PM

What is the event for?
To raise awareness of all the different element of Irish Motorsport and to fundraise for the Irish Motorsport Support Fund (IMSF).

What is the IMSF?
As a response to the rising cost of insurance and various suggestions received regarding fundraising, Motorsport Ireland invited a group of people to a meeting in Dublin in October 2017. This group agreed to create a fundraising committee to raise funds to help offset financial risks to the sport and in the future, when the situation improves, to support motorsport as deemed necessary by the group.

What will be in Mondello?
Along with 2018 WRC Rally cars, there is a plan to have several live arenas running at all times. This event is a once off and is being held to celebrate all aspects of Irish motorsport during the last 50 years along with the birthday celebration for Mondello Park. It will be a memorable special day not to be missed. The plan includes the provision of:

    Live Rallying/Drift cars which will offer members of the public a life changing trill by sitting in a rally or drift car experiencing adrenalin rushes that are only available from live motorsport.Helmets will be provided.
    Autotest Arena to see show how quickly these men can park in a garage!
    Trial Bike Arena defying gravity
    Trial / Mudplugging area showing the resilience and patience of their sport.
Main Demonstration Arena showcasing all disciplines of Irish Motorsport including:
    Racing
    Karting
    Rallying
    Rallycross
    Autocross
    Endurance Trials
    Hillclimb
    Night Navigation Trials
    Trials
    Display stands which will show cars from each discipline – an informative side to Irish Motorsport.
    Historic and classic car displays
    Rallycar history display – the cars that made an impact over the last 50 years.
There will be attendance by several celebrities so bring your phone and get selfies with Craig Breen, Paul Nagle, Rosemary Smith and many more who are being added to the list daily! Limited number of tickets available for a corporate dinner on Saturday evening which will also be filled with celebrities to meet.

Tickets will go on sale in the next week so keep an eye on the website for more information.

Mondello 50 Promises To Be A Golden Weekend

Posted: April 3, 2018 4:21 PM

The Irish Motorsport Support Fund (IMSF) are pleased to formally announce their inaugural fundraising event, the IMSF Mondello 50 on May 12th and 13th which will be held in Mondello Park.

As a response to the rising cost of insurance and various suggestions received regarding fundraising, Motorsport Ireland invited a group of people to a meeting in Dublin in October 2017.  This group agreed to create a fundraising committee to raise funds to help offset financial risks to the sport and in the future, when the situation improves, to support motorsport as deemed necessary by the group.

The group called itself the Irish Motorsport Support Fund and are independent to Motorsport Ireland with its own directors. The group consists of James Coleman (chairperson), Dermot Healy, Oliver Stanley, Joe Connolly, Brian Brogan, Angela Henehan, Sam Moffett and Art McCarrick.

The IMSF Mondello 50 will coincide with the celebration of 50 years of racing in Mondello Park and the event will feature 13 different disciplines of motorsport over 4 live arenas in the confines of the Co. Kildare venue. Coupled with this, there will be a number of static displays, trade stands and a gala dinner on the Saturday night, which will be held in the CityWest Hotel. A number of special guests have already been confirmed including Irish World Rally Championship stars Craig Breen and Paul Nagle as well as Irish motorsport luminaries, Rosemary Smith and Gerard Quinn.

In order for the event to happen, help has been requested from every motor club in Ireland and the group have been enthused by the response from the club network and the relevant committees as well as the support of drifting and trial bikes personnel, disciplines which do not fall under the Motorsport Ireland banner.

More announcements and ticketing information will be announced in the coming weeks via the funds website, link below.

Irish Motorsport Support Fund Launches Inaugural Fundraiser with Mondello Park

Posted: March 29, 2018 2:59 PM

The Irish Motorsport Support Fund Mondello 50 is a fundraising event in Mondello Park on the 12th-13th of May 2018 that will encompass all facets of motorsport on the island of Ireland. What better way to celebrate 50 years of motorsport at Ireland’s only purpose-built race track?

Over 2 days fans will be able to see over a dozen motorsport disciplines display their skills over a number of live arenas, all within the confines of Mondello Park. As well as live action there will be a number of displays, trade stands and special guests to keep you entertained!

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Posted: March 22, 2018 4:54 PM

Irish Motorsport Support Fund

Posted: March 12, 2018 2:38 PM

As a response to the rising cost of insurance and the various suggestions received regarding Fundraising, Motorsport Ireland invited a group of people to a meeting in Dublin in October 2017. This group have agreed to create a Funding Committee to raise funds to help offset financial risks to the sport and in the future, when the situation improves, the fund will exist to support motorsport as deemed necessary by the group.

The group called itself the Irish Motorsport Support Fund and are independent to Motorsport Ireland with its own directors. Decisions on the use and drawdown of the fund will be controlled by the group.

The group have explored ideas such as raffles etc and have decided to host a fundraising event with the co-operation of Mondello Park on 12th and 13th of May 2018. This is to coincide with the celebration of 50 years of racing in Mondello.

In order for the event to happen, assistance has been received from motorsports clubs throughout Ireland. It is intended to run three live arenas at the event to showcase all disciplines of our sport combined with the hosting of celebrity drivers and personalities for the weekend.

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Posted: March 12, 2018 2:33 PM

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