Next year’s Cookstown 100, which will mark 98 years of competitive action at the longest Irish national roads meeting, is set to take place from the 24th-25th of April.
2020 race day at Cookstown, is set to clash with the first day of competition at the Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough based Spring Cup meeting, which like Cookstown is anticipated to attract a large, diverse entry across all classes.
Over the years the Orritor Circuit based 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.
Photo by Rod Neill
Winners at the County Tyrone based meet back in April included Derek Sheils, hat trick hero/Grand Final winner Derek McGee, yesteryear racing great Barry Davidson, Ben Rea, Gillian McGaw and Irish Road Race Senior Support Champion Tommy Henry.
Top teams in the 2010’s to have competed at Cookstown include TAS Racing, KMR Kawasaki, Cookstown BE Racing, Mcadoo Racing, Michael Dunlop Racing, Wilson Craig Racing, RC Express Racing, McGee Racing, Cowton Racing, Noel Williamson Racing and CD Racing.
Expect more pure road racing of sheer world class, stellar quality, at next years Cookstown 100, which as aforementioned takes place from the 24th-25th of April.
Words by Stevie Rial