The 2018 Tandragee 100 is set to take place on the 4th to the 5th of May, just over a week before the North West 200.
Having this year ran from the 21st to the 22nd of April, the decision to run the 58th Tandragee meeting next year in early May, means that the Cookstown 100 is likely to be the opening Irish road race of 2018.
Photo by Rod Neill
Growing year on year in stature, the Tandragee 100 is regarded by many as one of Irish road racing’s leading and most prestigious national events.
2017 competition at the meet which has in recent years had title backing from Around A Pound, saw Cookstown BE Racing’s Derek Sheils put on a Superbike masterclass in winning the Open race.
Whilst the McCullagh Property Supersport race saw Mullingar’s Derek McGee victorious by plus 16 seconds over William Dunlop with open race winner Sheils finalising the rostrum finishers.
Remaining race winners back in April where as follows Adam McLean (125/Moto 3), Des Butler (Forgotten Era), Darryl Tweed (400), Joe Loughlin (Junior Support), Joe Loughlin (Senior Support), Barry Davidson (Classic 500), Jamie O’Brien (Classic 1000) and Nigel Moore (Classic 350).
Having attracted an entry of almost 350 competitors this year, expect another wide ranging world class entry to embark upon Tandragee next May, as it celebrates it’s 58th anniversary.
Words by Stevie Rial