Jordan Dempsey from Mullingar has been selected as the Dunlop Young Racing Driver of the Month for June.
Jordan scored a clean sweep at Kirkistown on June 27, winning both of the Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship races as well as setting fastest lap each time to retake the lead in the class points table. This gives him three wins from the six races so far, with fastest lap in five of these, including new class lap records for both Mondello Park and Kirkistown.
Jordan began Karting at the age of 9, racing in the Northern Ireland Cadet series for two years, and has always had an ambition to race in the Formula Ford 1600 class, which he hopes to achieve next year when he reaches the age of 16.
He is the third generation of his family to go motor racing, as his father, Morgan Dempsey Junior, has been very successful in the Formula Ford and Formula Opel classes over many years, while his grandfather, Morgan Dempsey Senior, used to race various types of sports cars, also with much success.
Jordan’s sponsors are Kildare Crash Centre, P1 Digital, and his father’s company, Motorsport Car Preparation. He attends Mullingar Community College, where he recently sat his Junior Certificate examinations.
Having been selected as the third Dunlop Driver of the Month for the 2015 season, Jordan is now a contender for the prestigious Dunlop Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Award and the historic Sexton Trophy. This award is presented annually and is supported by Dunlop, the Irish Sports Council and Motorsport Ireland.