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, www.imsf.ie