The 2017 Ulster Quadcross & Sidecarcross Championships reach their climax with a return after a four year absence to their favourite circuit of Tandragee Motocross Park for the North Armagh Club promotion.
The Sidecarcross Class is led by Neil Campbell & Craig Parmenter, the Lisburn based crew once on their WSP Zabel by just 19 points from newly crowned Irish Champion Gary Moulds and Steve Kirwin on their VMC KTM, these two have had a private battle all season, so expect nothing different on Saturday round the fast Tandragee track.
Emma Moulds and Niki Adair look safe in third on their VMC KTM with Dave McCourt and Andy McKibben fighting it out for fourth with Dean Faulkner and Gordon Ringland.
The Premier Quad Class has been dominated all year by Limavady man Michael McAneney who has a lead of 73 points over, just crowned Irish Champion Justin Reid from Comber with Mayobridge man Sean Goss only 7 points behind Reid, and Banbridge man David Cowan only 9 points behind him, so it’s all to play for with these three for second and third places.
It’s even closer in the Clubman Quads with Connor Canning and Hillsborough British Junior Champion Dean Dillon tied on points, all the more remarkable as 15 year old Dean is on a 250cc machine against the 460’s so he may struggle round the fast hills at Tandragee, but it will be a fascinating battle. Stephen Mulholland is third with Tommy O’Donnell Sean McNicholl & teenager Nicole Lowry rounding out the top six.
In the Youth Classes, the biggest capacity class for up to 250cc machines Jack Young leads while second is newcomer and Loughbrickland native Josh McKnight while another quad riders son, Stuart McMullan is third with Jordan Toye is now up to fourth, Alicia Green fifth and Adam Blakely rounding out the top six.
In the 100cc Class, Andrew Black and Ross Dillon are fighting for the top step chased by Charlie Williamson and, Mark Mulholland this highly competitive class produces some great racing from these surprisingly fast machines.
In the 50cc Automatic Class, Travis Toye is Champion elect continues his domination on 297 points while Freddie Williamson is fighting with local Dollingstown rider Jordan Glenn for the podium positions.
Tandragee will be fresh to most of the Quad racers as there have been a few changes since they were last here, so the playing field is as level as it can be for the Championship climaxes.
Racing starts at 11.00, entry is £5 with Under 14’s free, and the track is signposted off the Mahon Rd at BT62 2LS.