Celebrating this month it’s 10th anniversary, since it first joined the roads calendar in 2009, the upcoming latest running of the hugely popular Armoy Road Races has attracted a host of notable entries, including Derek Sheils, Paul Jordan and Duke Road Race Rankings leader Derek McGee.
Thus far in 2019, BE Racing In Conjunction with Richardson Kelly Racing’s Sheils, Dafabet Devitt Racing’s Jordan, Mullingar’s McGee have claimed between them 16 national road race victories.
All proven exponents of the just over 3 miles long Armoy course, the high calibre trio are certain to be again prominent contenders for Open, Supersport, Bayview Hotel Race of Legends victories.
Photo by Rod Neill
Confirmed Armoy entrants alongside Sheils, Jordan and McGee include ‘Man of The Meeting’ at Skerries Michael Sweeney, Ballymoney’s Darryl Tweed, 2018 Newcomers A Manx GP winner Thomas Maxwell and Irish Road Race Supersport Championship leader Kevin Fitzpatrick.
Plus Senior Support class front runners Andy McAllister, Tommy Henry, tenth place finisher in last month’s Dunlop Senior TT Dominic Herbertson, Logan Racing’s Neil Kernohan, Welsh star Mark Purslow, the in form Gary Dunlop and International roads legend Ian Lougher.
Alongside the aforementioned competitors, the huge Armoy entry also includes no less than 22 event newcomers including Wilmslow’s Sam West, set to pilot the DTR (Danny Tomlinson Racing) YZF R6 Yamaha.
Reminder this year’s Armoy Road Races which clashes with the Barry Sheene Classic meeting, at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, takes place from the 26th to the 27th of July.
Words by Stevie Rial