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MCRRCI Gets Ready For IFS David Wood Memorial Trophy Races
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The IFS David Wood Memorial Trophy Races on 17 th September at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit has attracted more partners for this year’s event.

Marc Sanlon, MCRRCI spokesperson said: “We welcome Rea Timber Craft of Crumlin to this year’s event who will sponsor the 650 Supertwins class. MCRRCI are pleased to have the Rea Timber Craft on-board this year. The family business which has a deep background in motorcycle racing were more than happy to get involved with the third running of The IFS David Wood Memorial Trophy Races.

“Pitlane Bike Services based in Larne provide motorcycle services, engine rebuilds, general repairs etc has joined the ranks as an event partner and will jointly sponsor the Moto 3 class. PBS also sponsor young rider Luke Clements. The Belfast Newsletter which gives great motorcycle coverage throughout the year is the event Media partner and will keep you up to date on race details on the run up to the event.

“We greatly appreciated our partnerships with the different companies which enables us to announce the total prize fund for this year’s event, a massive £12000 which is probably the biggest prize fund for a National short circuit since the David Wood Regal Racing days. It is very encouraging that an event only in its third year of running has established itself as one of the most prestigious if not the most prestigious on the Short Circuit calendar. With the Supersport class being the main race class at the event which makes it different to all other short circuit events where Superbikes are the main attraction.

“All our local Irish Championship competitors will no doubt put on the best racing as usual and double IFS David Wood Memorial Trophy winner Nikki Coates will be back to defend his title. Spectators will be treated to a 16 race program with practice at 9am and the first race approximately 11am all for £10 admission. The IFS Pirelli Tyres Supersport class has a healthy £3500 prize fund which the overall winner will pick up the David Wood Memorial Trophy + £1500+ a set of Pirelli Tyres, 2 nd place collecting £700 and a rear tyre, 3 rd £500 plus a front tyre, 4 th – 10 th have cash prizes also.

“The Wiz Knee Sliders/ Charles Hurst Motorcycles Superbike winner will pick up the Joe Lindsay Cup +£800 2 nd £500 3 rd £400 The other National classes all have overall podium prize fund of 1 st £300 2 nd £200 and 3 rd £100 St Patricks Slemish Water Supersport Cup Walter Bell Oil Fired Boilers Superbike Cup + Sam Martin Cup Rea Timber Craft Supertwins Robinson Concrete Production Twin Ophir Motors Dundrod Sidecars + The Edwin Neill Trophy Presented by The Killinchy & District MCC Nutttravel.Com / Pitlane Bike Services Moto 3 Kenny Duncan Plant, Lightweight Ss400 Sign-Stik Pre Injection Enkalon Club Production 125 YOUNG GUNS/ 305 JUNIOR CUP – 1st £120, 2nd £80 and 3rd £50.

“In addition to the above there is The Arai Helmet Man of the Meeting award which the winner will receive a New Arai Chaser V helmet + £300. Various other fastest lap awards will be made and a special MCRRCI David Wood Endeavour Award to a club member who in the Clubs opinion has improved greatly this season. The Motor Cycle Road Racing Club of Ireland Ltd are proud to see this event growing which seems to be on a monthly basis now and hope it’s a fitting tribute to David Wood, we are looking forward to the event on the 17 th September at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit, Downpatrick.

“We expect a large entry of Irelands top Short Circuit competitors plus the Road Racers with such an attractive prize fund and would remind competitors to get their entry in before the 3 rd September and take advantage of the discounted entry fee! Moto Direct will be providing a free Arai Helmet service and advice at the event which is something new for the Short Circuit competitors. Ernie Coates will have his paddock services and Pirelli tyre fitting available as always. Alan Patterson and Ivan McKillop will also provide their services.

“Spectators can enjoy the daylong event for only £10 admission payable at the gate. Full catering service is available on site, toilet blocks around the circuit. Come along and mingle in the paddock with the riders. Excitement is building for this year’s event, we have the continued support of Pirelli Tyres, Arai Helmets, WIZ knee sliders, Robinson Concrete, Nutt Travel, Sign-stik, Ophir Motors Dundrod, Enkalon Club, Walter Bell Oil Fired Heating Carrickfergus, IFS Global Logistics, Graeme Hanna, Charles Hurst Motorcycles, Pitlane Bike Services, Rea Timber Craft, St Patricks Slemish Water, Kenny Duncan Plant -Co Donegal, Charles Hurst Hyundai Dundonald, CG Commercials Transit parts, Moto-Direct, R&R Kitchens, Belfast Newsletter, Killinchy Club. Anyone interested in placing an advert in the event program or contributing support to the event should contact mark sanlon on 07861747004 or [email protected] Ends Motor Cycle Road Racing Club of Ireland.”