by Neil Leslie – Evening Herald – 1st June 1999

The parents of one of Ireland’s most promising motor racing stars were today said to be “devastated” following his tragic death in a track accident. Dubliner Neil Shanahan (19) died after his Formula Ford hit the barrier travelling at more than 100mph at Oulton Park race track in Cheshire yesterday. His parent’s, Liam and Mary Shanahan from Churchtown, were at the track when the fatal accident happened.


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