Mondello Rallycross with Ruth Nugent
Dec03

Mondello Rallycross with Ruth Nugent

“Literally had the best days racing I’ve had all year” We catch up with Ruth Nugent who competed in the recent Irish Rallycross Fiesta championship in Mondello Park  Firstly, apologies for being so M.I.A.  Between health issues and mechanical issues with the car the end of the racing season was very busy.   Rallycross But luckily myself and Freddie the Fiesta are back in action and feeling good! So to celebrate that...

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The W Series – the world’s first and only all-female single-seater motor racing championship
Aug16

The W Series – the world’s first and only all-female single-seater motor racing championship

British racing driver Jamie Chadwick, who won the inaugural all-female W Series The W Series has captured the attention of many motorsport enthusiasts and drivers from around the world writes Ruth Nugent If I am to be completely honest, I wasn’t 100% sure of how I felt about W Series when it was first announced. The reason for this was purely one thing – I didn’t believe in a benefit from gender segregation within Motorsport. When I...

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From Marshal to Driver – February 2019
Feb25

From Marshal to Driver – February 2019

It has been a busy start to 2019 in my move from Marshal to Racing Driver writes Ruth Nugent Firstly I’d like to wish everyone a happy race season 2019! I hope the off season has gone by quick enough for all of you. I haven’t been able to give an update any sooner than now as I’ve been going through biologic infusion treatment for my Crohn’s Disease. These will hopefully get my health back in order and give me the energy needed to get...

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Fiesta Six-Hour Endurance Race
Nov19

Fiesta Six-Hour Endurance Race

Four Irish women made history as the first all-female team to take part in the six-hour Mondello Park Fiesta Endurance Race writes Ruth Nugent The annual Fiesta 6 Hour Endurance race was held in Mondello Park on Sunday the 4th of November this year. I was delighted to be invited to join Emma Dempsey, Aimee Woods (a fellow wheelsforwomen.ie contributor) and Nicola Watkins on the first ever all female team to enter the endurance race....

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From Marshal to Driver –  August 2018
Sep06

From Marshal to Driver – August 2018

As the glorious summer of 2018 comes to an end its been a busy and productive one writes Ruth Nugent I dropped off the grid here for a while but I’m back with so much news I don’t know where to begin! Formula Vee Festival – Mondello Park Rounds 9 and 10 of the Fiesta Zetec Championship were held at the annual Formula Vee Festival in Mondello Park. As we were competing on the national circuit I didn’t feel the need for any testing as...

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