The North Armagh Club will host the fourth round of the 2022 MRA Ulster Youth and Adult Quadcross and Sidecar Championships at the fast and flowing Tandragee Motocross Park circuit on Saturday 7th May.

This fourth round will mark the halfway point in this competitive eight round 2022  Ulster Championship series.

 

In the Adult Premier Class Dean Dillon currently has just a one point lead over former three times Ulster Champion David Cowan with Justin Reed holding on to third position. Mark McLernon who had been unbeaten in rounds one and two missed the third round at Tinkerhill due to attending a Stag weekend of a friend. Mark now sits fourth in the premier class some 47 points off the leader.

 

In the Quad Semi-Expert class Young Josh McKnight has won all eight races to date and enjoys a 43 point advantage over Shane Hunter in second with Jack Young holding the third place position.

 

The Adult Quad Clubman’s class has Paul Edgar is at the top of the points table just eight points clear of Dean Young with Armagh’s Andrew Black in third.

 

In the Sidecar Class championship to date, the pairing of Neil Campbell and Ross Graham are leading after three rounds, having earned 194 points. Jonathan Wilson and Andrew Rowan are placed in second position while Dean Faulkner and passenger Curtis Beck are currently third in the series.

 

The Youth Y1 Automatic Quad Class, is led by Jamie Cowan in his very first year of competition with 190 points to his credit, from Kruz Bradley and Jenson Gilchrist.

In the Youth Y2, 80/100cc Class, Dean Owens tops the table with 170 points, Daniel Duddy is second with 147 points and Jack McKane rounds out the top three with 136 pts.

Then in the Y3 200/250cc Youth class, Jack Minish has a 33 point advantage over Charlie Williamson in second and Luke Dillon just a further 7 points back in third.

 

Racing is scheduled to start at approximately 11.00am with a total of 18 races in different classes to be enjoyed by all in attendance.

Tandragee MX Park, Tamnaghmore Road, Craigavon. BT62 2LS.

Ulster Youth & Adult Solo Championship round 2

The South Down Club will host the second round of the MRA Ulster Youth and Adult solo Motocross Championships at their home circuit of Loughbrickland Motocross Park, Belfast Road, Newry . BT34 1SD on Easter Monday 18th of April.

 

The Club are currently putting a lot of time and effort into the preparation of the circuit prior to this second round of the Ulster Championship series.

Due to the increased interest in “ Off Road “ motorcycling after the easing of more than two years of a variety of pandemic restrictions, a large entry of both Youth and Adult Competitors is expected to enter for this event.

As a result of this anticipated increase in Competitor Numbers, the race schedule will consist of two full blocks of races for all Youth and Adult competitors. However the race times for all classes have in turn been increased starting at this second round and continuing through for the balance of the 2022 Ulster Championship season.

 

After the first round promoted by the North of Ireland Club at Claudy at the beginning of April, Glenn McCormick leads the Expert MX1 from local competitors and brothers John and Jason Meara. Interesting to note that just Three Championship Points separate Glenn, Jason and John before the action starts for this second round of the season. The Expert MX2 class is currently lead by Killinchy’s David Russell from the man from Dungiven Jack Moore and Southern Visitor Jordan Keogh placed in third.

 Adult Class races on the day will also include the combined Semi-Expert MX1 and MX2 races along with separate Clubman MX1 and MX2 Class races. Adding to this will be the interesting and exciting seven Classes of races for Youth Competitors. Some of these classes will be combined into one race but scored separately for Youth Ulster Championship points.

 

So as always competitors please try to place your entry “on line” as soon as possible, to help ease the workload for the Club on what will prove to be a very busy morning prior to the start of practice and racing.

 

2022 Ulster Solo Championship
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Ulster Youth & Adult Solo Championship Format Update

 

With our 2022 MRA Ulster Youth and Adult Solo MX Championships off to a flying start following the first round of the series promoted by the North of Ireland Club at Robinson’s MX Park Claudy. It has quickly become apparent that with increasing competitor numbers wishing to take part in the MRA Ulster Championship series, a rethink of the race format on Championship days has been required.

 

Following a very recent MRA Association meeting on 07/04/22 it has been decided that there will now be two blocks of races for both youth and adult classes at each of the five remaining Championship rounds starting with round number two to be promoted by the

South Down Club on Easter Monday 18th April. at Loughbrickland MX Park.

 

Due to this newly proposed “Two Race“ Ulster format, it has been further decided that Youth and Adult race times for all classes will be increased as detailed below.

 

Youth Classes

Automatic.                                                        10 mins. + 1 Lap

65cc Junior &Cadet.                                            12 mins. + 1 Lap

85cc Small & Big Wheel                                      14 mins. + 1 Lap

125cc Inter. & 250cc Premier.                             16 mins. + 1 Lap

 

Adult Classes

Clubman MX2.  Separate Race                          14 mins. +1 Lap

Clubman MX1.  Separate Race                          14 mins. +1 Lap 

Semi-Expert MX2 & MX1.                                   16 mins. +1 Lap

Expert MX2 & MX1                                              20 mins. +1 Lap

 

Finally, the prize money totals which was originally agreed for a three race format will still remain as the same overall total amount but will now be divided by two, so as to increase each individual race prize money for all Adult Grades.

The new per race prize money schedule will be noted on the back of each race day programme.

2022 Ulster Solo Championship

The North of Ireland Club will host the first round of the MRA 2022 Ulster Youth and Adult Solo Championships at Robinson’s Motocross Park, Lower Ballyartan Road, Claudy, BT47 4HZ on Saturday 2nd April.

This unique and challenging sand circuit has received a great deal of attention and work over recent months and weeks by the small but hard working band of the North of Ireland Club members along with a tremendous amount of hard work and effort put in by Matthew Robinson himself.

The 2022 MRA Ulster Solo Championships will follow the same race format as last season which will see both youth and adult competitors compete in their respective grade races on the same championship day.
Adult Ulster Solo Championship Competitors will benefit from a £2200 prize fund at each of the six Championship rounds during the season. Making for a total prize fund of £13200, spread across the six adult solo grades over the MRA Ulster Championship series.

Youth Competitors will also benefit from the awarding of Trophies or 1st, 2nd and 3rd Number Boards along with other gift incentives to be provided by each of the organising clubs involved in this years Ulster Youth Championship Series.

All this has only been made possible through the generous sponsorship received for the 2022 Ulster Solo Championship series. Therefore the MRA would wish to offer our sincere thanks to the following companies. Jet Products, Nutt Travel, Circle K Airport Road Service Station, Robinson Concrete, Ballymac Hotel, Russells Motorcycles Carryduff, HTM Motorcycles, Laverty Motocross and Stephen Russell Moto X.
Added to this generous Sponsorship Support the MRA as an association will contribute an additional £8700 to be split equally between the Six Championship Round organising Clubs.
So please competitors make sure you have your 2022 MRA competition licence and place your “On-Line entries as early as possible with each of the six Championship organising Clubs to be part of this exciting 2022 Ulster Solo Championship campaign.
Oh and please make sure your timing transponders are “Fully Charged

2022 Ulster Quad and Sidecar Championship Series

Quad Racing Ireland will promote the first round of the officially recognised Motorcycle Racing Association 2022 Ulster Quad and Sidecar Championships on Saturday 26th March at their popular home circuit of Tinkerhill, Newry. BT34 1QJ

 The event and the championship will cater for three grades of adult Quad competitors. Expert, Semi-Expert and Clubman. With an additional three groups of races for Youth Quad competitors.

While not forgetting of course racing for Adult Sidecar Cross competitors.

 

The various Clubs taking on the promotion of this eight round 2022 MRA Ulster Championship series are very grateful for the financial support they will receive from the MRA itself with financial help towards adult prize money being paid at each round and are also indebted for the additional generous support from the 2022 Ulster Championship Series Sponsors.

Lloyds Datum Group, Gordon Gilchrist Haulage, NI Sidecarcross Supporters Club.

 While the Youth Quad Championship Series will receive sponsorship support from the Spar Shop Loughbrickland and additional help from a private sport enthusiast and flag marshal  Mr. Jim Boyd.

 

The adult prize fund for each of the eight Ulster Championship Rounds will be £1500.00 per day making for a total prize fund of £12000.00 for the series.

 

This first round will be the first of three “ Double Header “ events to be promoted during the season where all championship points earned will count towards both the MRA Ulster and MCUI Irish Quad and Sidecar Championship season.

 

For further details please see Quad Racing Ireland’s Facebook pages.

Season opens with March Hare

The North of Ireland Motorcycle Club is hosting the March Hare Motocross to kickstart the 2022  MRA Motocross season.

 

The March Hare Motocross is at Robinson’s Moto X Park, BT47 4HZ, this Saturday the 5th March.

 

The small but dedicated band of North of Ireland Club members have put in a tremendous amount of time, work and effort into this unique sand circuit to have it ready and presented in the best possible condition for Saturday’s March Hare Motocross.

The event will cater for all MRA adult solo classes along with additional races for adult Quad and Sidecar competitors.

Signing On will be open from 7.30/8.00am, with practice scheduled to start at 10.30am and racing from 12.00 noon.

Please do your best to help the club by entering on line in the next couple of days as this will make a tremendous difference to the streamlining of Signing On procedures on Saturday Morning. (see the North of Ireland Club’s Facebook pages for details )

The MRA wish the North of Ireland Club and all competitors a truly exciting, memorable and safe days racing at this weekend’s March Hare Motocross.

 

 

Roy Neill