A clean cut, charismatic 27 year old from Dublin. A qualified engineer, Ian is an articulate, intelligent, quietly determined young man. Ian has had great success to date in both Karting and Car Racing in his native Ireland. Competing in the 1996 Intervarsity Karting Championship, Ian blitzed the opposition to win the Irish National Championship.
In 1997, his debut season in cars Ian competed in the Irish Fiat Championship. Ian struggled throughout the year on a shoestring budget. Never the less he still managed to net five podium finishes and a win to finish 3rd in the Championship in an impressive debut season.
In 2000, Ian competed in the highly competitive Irish Formula Vee Championship with backing from TopJobs on the Net, Tracey Commercials, SWEENdesign and Dunlop. He had a very succesfull year claiming third in the rookie championship, with 2 wins, at his first attept at singel seater racing.
Managing Director - Ian Sweeney
Ian is the founding member of Sweeney Racing from it's early days in Ireland. The team was born when Ian began racing his father's cars in 1996. Informally the team had existed for many years with Ian's father Sean competing succesfully with Ian's help. Ian is a Engineering Graduate from UCD in Ireland.
Team Manager - Mark "Dickie" Fitzsimons
New to team for 2000, with over 10 years of motorsport experience from track racing to endurance racing to rallying Mark will provide the guidance needed to make a serious attack on the 2000 Irish Formula Vee Championship.
Assistant Race Engineer - Gavin Sweeney
Gavin, a mechanical engineer from TCD, has been with the team since the early days when Ian's father ran the team. Gavins has gained a wealth of setup knowledge from Sweeney Racing's past championship successes.
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