Jennifer Mullan brings some “Girl Power” to the Bavaria City Racing Track

Jennifer Mullen, who will compete in selected rounds of the 2012 Formula Sheane series, pictured with P1:Digital's Paul Grogan.(Image by Con Connolly).

A native of Newcastle County Down, Jennifer’s love and involvement for motorsport began at her local circuit Kirkistown, where she worked as a marshal at race and rally events. Over the years, her work as a motorsport marshal took her as far as Brands Hatch in the UK for DTM and the world famous Le Mans 24-hour race in France. Jennifer went on to sample her own taste of on track action in 2007 driving a Formula Vee in Kirkistown, thanks to an initiative by David Sheane of Sheane Cars to encourage new people into the sport. From there, Jennifer has gone from strength to strength re-writing the history books along the way. For 2012, Jennifer has decided to return to the team she began with and join the Formula Sheane Championship with Sheane Cars. Her first outing was in Bishopscourt in Northern Ireland, a circuit which had not seen car racing for over 40 years and is located just a stones-throw from where she grew up. Joining this championship was another milestone for Jennifer, as she became the first lady to race in this super competitive championship.  


 Formula Sheane – Fastest one make racing series in Ireland. Formula Sheane have a top speed of 150 MPH and will reach 60 MPH in just 4 seconds.

 Career Highlights:

 March 2007 – Made racing debut in Formula Vee at Kirkistown Race Circuit

 November 2008 – Became the first lady in Ireland to compete in a Rallycross Supercar

 August 2009 – Competed in the Phoenix Park Motor Races

 June 2011 – Competed in Carlow Car Club sprint festival – Winner of the Ladies Award.

 May 2012 – Competed at the Bishopscourt Races. Became the First lady to Race a Formula Sheane.

 18th May, 2012



Author: Geraldine Herbert

Motoring Editor and Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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