Mid-Antrim club’s summer trial set for this Saturday

Randalstown's Gerard Kinghan could be one of the front runners in the Superbike class this weekend at Kirkistown. Picture: Roy Adams.
Randalstown's Gerard Kinghan could be one of the front runners in the Superbike class this weekend at Kirkistown. Picture: Roy Adams.

The Off Road Section of the Mid Antrim Motorcycle club are running their Summer Trial at Ballynulto near Broughshane this Saturday.

Starting at 11.30am, all grades, both senior and youth will be catered for, as will the TY class and Pre 65 twin shock.

With the event being closed to club, no licence is needed but competitors will, obviously, have to be paid up members of the organising club. While the event is part of the MCUI series, it’s also the second round of the popular Michelin Mid Antrim championship.

Stephen Murphy and Alistair Galloway tie in first place on 17 points, while local rider William Dickey and David Glasgow are second on 15 points. Further details can be had on www.mamc-bikes.co.uk

NEW ARMOY SPONSORS

With road races few and far between in the North now, the next one we have here in Armoy, the weekend of the 24th and 25th July.

One of the most popular and go ahead clubs, the Armoy team have attracted two new backers for the Supertwins race, which was one of the highlights of last years programme.

This year two businesses local to the area, IJ Lynn & Sons and McAuley Car Dismantlers will come together to sponsor the race, which will bring together the cream of Supertwins riders in the British Isles.

THIS WEEKEND

The Belfast and District club will hold a short circuit meeting at Kirkistown this weekend.

The feature race of the day will be the Presidents Cup. It will be awarded to the winner of the second Pre Injection race, always one of the most competitive classes. Practice is due to get under way at 9am, with racing about 12.30pm.