After a spell away from events in 2018, Carrickfergus & District Motorcycle Club are delighted to be back, rejuvenated as a club and with a three round adult & youth grasstrack championship starting 21st/22nd May at McCormick’s Farm in Gleno.
PHOTOSHOOT AT CARRICKFERGUS CASTLE TO LAUNCH THE 2019 CHAMPIONSHIPS
CDMCC took the decision at the end of 2017 to take a step back from events the following year in order to take time to bring new people into the club, build a better foundation and allow us to get back to promoting quality events in East Antrim. Thankfully new faces have come onboard and stepped up to the mark by taking on active roles within the club, thus enabling the club to now be position to launch what we hope to be a mega grasstrack championship in 2019.
The venue at Gleno was last used in 2012 and we are excited at the prospect of returning to a place that produced some really entertaining racing at previous events. We also believe that the format of this year’s series will add to the entertainment as the club moves to cater for riders of all ages and abilities on various machines.
The adult evening schedule will be headlined once again by the Premier class, featuring the fastest A & B competitors on two wheels, but there will also be a number of additions to run on top of the more established, Clubman & Minibikes classes. A new Veteran (40 years old plus) class has been added to the bill following the addition of a similar class to the MRA Ulster Championship format but possibly more interestingly, a ladies class will be added to the grasstrack schedule for the first time! We have a number of female riders in the club already with a keen interest in this and we hope that these changes along with the others will be well received by both riders and spectators.
The changes don’t stop there however with the youth championship races also seeing a change. Youth racing on Minibikes is something that is becoming more popular so with that in mind we will be adding a youth minibike championship class in 2019 depending on numbers to give this group of riders greater incentive when racing our grasstracks. Final details on this class have still to be finalised but are likely to be confirmed after some further discussions with riders on how they can be integrated safely with the recognised youth classes.
It is probably the widest range of classes that we have had at a Carrick Club Grasstrack Championship and with a cracking venue lined up too we cannot wait for things to get underway in May. Online entries for the events will be available sometime over Easter week and it is worth noting that discount on entry fees will offered to those that enter the events before race day. Further information on the championship will be released as we get it and we will keep you all up to date via our official social media channels and on our club website www.carrickfergusmcc.co.uk over the coming weeks.