Next years Cookstown 100 is confirmed to take place on the 27th to the 28th of April, making Northern Ireland’s oldest existing roads meeting likely the opening Irish roads meeting of 2018.
The last time Cookstown held this honour was back in 2015, which at the time saw Guy Martin and Michael Dunlop embroiled in gripping Superbike battles around the popular Orritor Circuit.
2017 competition at Cookstown saw Derek Sheils dominate the Open and Grand Final encounters, whilst close fought Supersport races where won respectively by William Dunlop and MSS/Hotties backed Adam McLean.
Additional race winners included McAdoo Kawasaki’s James Cowton powering to feature Super Twins success, whilst Castleblayney’s Joe Loughlin showcased his growing roads status winning in fine style the Senior Support and Junior Support races.
Photo by Rod Neill
Celebrating it’s 95th anniversary next year, the County Tyrone based event year in year out attracts a lengthy wide ranging diverse entry.
Expect more of the same in 2018, with more than a few star names anticipated to compete next April at Cookstown.
Words by Stevie Rial