The 2017 Cookstown 100, is confirmed to take place from the 28th to the 29th of April.
This years meeting at the Orritor circuit, saw Derek Sheils piloting the Cookstown BE Racing GSX-R 1000 Suzuki in dominant form in the open and Grand Final races, as he showcased his proven Cookstown prowess.
Photo by Baylon McCaughey
Over the years the Cookstown 100, has time and time again played host to many a classic race.
Which includes the 2015 open race battle between Guy Martin and Michael Dunlop, great duels for victory between Ryan Farquhar and Keith Amor in 2008 and 2009 and Ian Hutchinson’s only Irish national road race success, secured in 2006 in the feature Supersport encounter.
Additional momentous moments include this years Super Twin race, which saw up to six riders in contention for race victory, in the end it was the late but great Malachi Mitchell Thomas who won a quite compelling race.
Top teams in the 2010’s to have competed at Cookstown thus far include TAS Racing, KMR Kawasaki, Cookstown BE Racing, Mcadoo Racing, Michael Dunlop Racing, Wilson Craig Racing, RC Express Racing, Cowton Racing, Noel Williamson Racing and CD Racing.
Expect more pure road racing of the highest quality, at next years Cookstown 100, which is set to see a great mix of international road race winners, rising stars and international competitors in action around the famous Orritor circuit.
Words by Stevie Rial