Mid Antrim 150 organisers have revealed that the Clough circuit based meeting, which last took place in 2016, is hoped to be the 2022 Irish roads season finale, with competition taking centre stage from the 9th-10th September.
Amongst Northern Ireland’s oldest roads events, the meet which first began in 1946 has over the years been graced by scintillating performances a plenty from many of world’s greatest pure road racers.
At a glance just some of the race winners at Mid Antrim have included Phillip McCallen, Tommy Robb, Brian Reid, Ryan Farquhar, Derek Sheils, the late great Malachi Mitchell Thomas, Jamie Hamilton and Paul Robinson.
Making sure the returning event doesn’t clash with the fellow returning Ulster Grand Prix, organisers are optimistic of attracting a top quality entry list, mixing established stars with rising, up coming roads course exponents.
Including the Mid Antrim 150, here’s how the impressive looking 2022 Irish roads calendar is now shaping up:
22nd-23rd April – Cookstown 100
29th-30th April – Tandragee 100
10th-14th May – North West 200
18th-19th June – Kells
25th-26th June – Munster 100
2nd-3rd July – Skerries
9th-10th July – Walderstown Road Races
16th-17th July – Faugheen 50 Road Races
29th-30th July – Armoy Road Races
16th-20th August – Ulster Grand Prix
9th-10th September – Mid Antrim 150
Photo credit Rod Neill
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou