Knock Motorcycle & Car Club are hosting the final round of the 360 Events Solo Motocross championship on Saturday 12th August at the Mountain Quarter Track at Saul Downpatrick.
Located just a few miles from Downpatrick close to the village of Saul. The track is a natural terrain venue located on the side of the hill looking north over Strangford Lough towards N’Ards & Belfast.
The track was used last Saturday for the final round of the Successful Start Solar MRA Challenge attracting over 120 youth & adult competitors. The club have also hosted last year’s Irish Youth Championship round & the Tommy Stewart Motocross several times at the venue.
The event could not be run without the partnership with the landowner Joe Ritchie & a great bunch of local riders, the track has been developed into a great flowing track with lots of elevation changes, plenty of variation of lines with a mixture of natural and man-made jumps, to push & test the riders of all abilities from youth to adult.
The final round of the 360 Events MRA Solo Motocross championship will feature all classes adult grade & youth 125/250 practice from 9.30. The 15 race Schedule will commence at 11am with 5 races before lunch then the remaining 10 in the afternoon. Admission £5 for adults under 16 years of age Free,
Starting with the Youth 125/250 class for youth riders on 125cc 2 stroke & 250 four stroke bikes.
In the 250 class James McAdoo has already won the championship but the silver & Broze medals are still to be decided between Ben Blazevicius, Lennox Dickinson & Kagen Walsh in the running.
In 125 class Nathan Donnelly on 313 points has a 37-point advantage over Lewis McMurty 276 and 3rd is secure for Bobby Henderson on 214 points.
The main adult class will feature the Mx1 & Mx2 grade A riders, in the Jet Products Ulster Mx1 championship Jason Meara from Loughbrickland on 300 points has won every race after missing round 1. Just 20 points behind is multi-Ulster champion Richard Bird from Lisburn on 280 & Seaforde local Nathan Green holding 3rd on 242.
The Ross Quarry Products Premier Mx 2 class is headed by Dundonald man James Mackrell on 291 points from Niall Cregan on 258 with veteran Tommy Merton from Comber on 234 points.
Semi-Expert Mx1 & Mx2 classes for B riders. The Nutt Travel Mx1 class is headed by Jamie Clarke form Hollywood on 300 points with a 31point lead over Sean Laverty on 269 points. Jamie Clarke will have his work cut out to maintain his lead and take the championship. 3rd place is held by Graham Higginbotham on 182. The Adair Building Services Semi-Expert MX2 class is headed by Jack Meara who moved up to the adult class after his 15th birthday, younger brother of Mx1 class leader Jason Meara, Jack has had 8 wins on his way to lead the championship. Tony McCann is just 32 points behind on 257 & Ross Grahm on 238 points in 3rd.
Moving to the popular Clubman Classes we start with the Robinson Concrete Clubman Mx1 Steven White from Warrington secured the tittle at the last round. The Silver & Bronze medals are to be hotly contested with Neil Laverty in 219 & Stephen Edgar on 213 points just 6 behind. Finally in the C classes the Philip McCallen Motorcycles MX2 class Rory Cultra has taken the tittle already but Charlie McCann has a 18 point lead over Cameron Mackin in 3rd.
With this being the final round of the 360 Events Ulster Solo Championship, every championship point will be keenly contested by all riders.
Yours in Sport
Knock Club Captain