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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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From Marshal to Driver – June 2018
Jul03

From Marshal to Driver – June 2018

The sun is shining and temperatures are soaring but the racing goes on writes Ruth Nugent  Anti-Clockwise Race Meeting at Mondello Park The 9th and 10th of June we all gathered back to the home grounds of Mondello Park for the next round of the Fiesta Zetec championship. This time around though, the track was run in the anti-clockwise direction for the first time in 21 years, so most of us had no idea what to expect! Luckily, thanks...

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From Marshal to Driver – May 2018
Jun05

From Marshal to Driver – May 2018

Its been a busy start to the Summer and a steep learning curve writes Ruth Nugent Bishopscourt The 11th of May I set off to the magical land of never ending corners and straights, (also known as Bishopscourt Race Circuit) for the weekend for the next round of the Fiesta Zetec Championship! I won’t deny that I was a little terrified as I’d never been there before and this was only my second ever race weekend. I cycled the track the...

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From Marshal to Driver –The Racing Season Begins
Apr26

From Marshal to Driver –The Racing Season Begins

The racing season is here! Time to put all that preparation to the test writes Ruth Nugent After months of preparation and much anticipation, I made my motor racing debut on the 14th and 15th of April at the first round of the car championships at Mondello Park as #33. And lucky for me everything that could’ve happened on my first race weekend pretty much happened! Qualifying The car had been tested the day before and a new gearbox...

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