The returning Armoy Road Races has received another timely sponsorship boost, this time from new lead Supersport Race 2 title sponsors, respected planning consultancy company Clyde Shanks.
Traditionally producing some of the most close- fought, thrilling competition, Supersport 600 races never fail to entertain the crowds in attendance at Armoy.
Leading names anticipated to battle it out for middleweight class honours next month include Wilson Craig Racing’s Davey Todd, Adam McLean, Derek McGee, Paul Jordan and Darryl Tweed.
Speaking today about his firm supporting the second 600 race stint at Armoy, Clyde Shanks candidly stated:
“Growing up on the North Coast I loved watching the North West 200 and going to practice night and race day.
I always had an interest in the sport which in part is due to where I’m from, but also the fact that my brother and I had bikes and regularly went on a Sunday run from Ballymoney to Ballycastle and on to Portstewart.
In a group that included Adrian and Ian, two former road racers, it wasn’t for the faint-hearted! I have great memories of our runs along the Coast Road. It just made sense for me to give something back to a community that gave me so much.”
“After the year we have all endured, communities and individuals alike could do with an event to enjoy and you won’t get much better than the Armoy Road Races!
Myself and my team are delighted to confirm our sponsorship for the Supersport 2 race and we’re looking forward to what is always a fantastic event!”
Armoy Clerk of The Course, Bill Kennedy MBE provided additional reaction:
“We’re so pleased to have Clyde Shanks on board as sponsors this year. We understand that the events of the past year have been extremely challenging, but we’re so heartened by the support we have received from local businesses and indeed the wider community.
Without this support, the Armoy Road Races would not be able to take place, so on behalf of the Club, we are very grateful.
Although the event will be run a little differently this year due to the coronavirus restrictions, we are working hard to ensure that it will be highly enjoyable whilst maintaining everyone’s health and safety which is our top priority.
In previous years the Supersport races have been one of the most exciting and closely contended and we’re sure that this year will be no different – it will be a race not to be missed!”
Reminder the Armoy Road Races which is due to be the first Irish road race of 2021, takes place from the 30th-31st July.
Quotes via AMRRC Facebook page
Photo credit: Stephen Davison
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou