Knock Motorcycle & Car Club are hosting the 4th round of the Start Solar MRA Youth Challenge at the Mountain Quarter Track at Saul Downpatrick.
Located 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 Newtownards & Belfast.
The track has been used by the club for last year’s Irish Youth Championship round & the Tommy Stewart Motocross several times in 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 Knock Club are promoting the final round of the Start Solar MRA Challenge Series
This event is for all classes of youth Rider with a supporting adult/EVO/LADY’S class.
Starting with the Automatic class for riders 6 to 8 yr. on automatic bikes.
This is a very competitive class with just 25 points separating the top 4 the class. Mason Shields leads on 188 points from Calum Beattie from Moira just 8 points. Third held by Jax Knox on 175 and Blake Teelong-Barry on 163 in fourth.
Cadet Class is for riders 6 to 9 yr. in their first year on the 65cc bikes.
Szymon Skuratowski on 209 leads Andrew Anderson by 7 points with Max Jones from Enniskillen on 172
Junior Class is for riders 7 to 10yr. on 65cc with 1 year + of experience.
Caleb Ross has 213 points with Jamie Larkin on 193 & Josh Tyrrell in third with 134
Moving to the Small Wheel 85cc class John McCann has a commanding lead of 62 points from Ben Ford on 154 & Ben Atkinson on 140 points.
The Big Wheel 85cc class is lead by Lewis Spratt on 210 points from Ollie Holland 2nd on 172 & James Egerton 3rd on 160.
Youth Intermediate 125cc championship is lead by Tiernan Flynn on 182, 2nd Cillian Murphy on 129 & Arnas Krizka on 127 points in 3rd.
Youth Premier Class on 250cc four stroke bikes is lead by Jake Farrelly on 216 with Ross Mackin on 182 points in 2nd, & Cameron Mackin 3rd on 172
There will be a set of races for EVO, Lady’s & Clubman adults limited to a max of 40 riders.
With this being the final round of the Start Solar MRA Challenge Series every class championship has to be decided & every position will be keenly contested.
Practice will start at 9.30am with the automatics class then racing at 11am, there will be a short lunch break around 1pm before the final 2 sets of 5 races. After racing about 5pm there will be prize giving & barbeque for the competitors with everyone getting awards in all classes
Yours in Sport
Knock Club Captain
How to get there
Traveling to the event from Newry head to Downpatrick onto towards Strangford on the A25 taking a right onto the Mearne Road. Follow the road for 2 miles passing the Barn Bar & Restaurant turning onto the St. Patricks Road towards Saul entrance on the right past GAA club.
From Belfast head out to Carryduff on the A24 then follow the A7 to Saintfield, Crossgar then into Downpatrick then towards Strangford on the A25 taking a right onto the Mearne Road. Follow the road for 2 miles passing the Barn Bar & Restaurant turning onto the St. Patricks Road towards Saul entrance on the right past GAA club.