One person who hopes to enjoy this years KDM Cookstown 100, without the pressures of acting Clerk of the Course, is George Young.
George has been Clerk of the Course for many years, and also assistant CoC in recent years. However, after last years Sunflower Short Circuit races, George decided to stand down from his duties as Clerk of the Course.
Photo by Baylon McCaughey
The Clerk of the Course, is a very demanding and stressful job, and in the years gone by, George has handled many tricky situations with vigour and fairness.
One such memory which stands out for many, was the day he had to disqualify his own hero, Joey Dunlop!
Joey had a commanding lead in the 250 race on a very wet day, when he slipped off at Gortin Corner, remounted, and continued to win!, but due to new rules that year, where a rider was unable to remount after a crash, George had to tell his friend, that he was disqualified!
George may have retired form CoC duties, but rest assured, he will still be involved in the running of his favourite event.
I’m sure you will all agree with me, in wishing George all the best for the future, and also appreciate his involvement in the sport!, Happy Retirement George.
Words by Baylon McCaughey