Sponsorship boost for April meeting of Tandrage 100 race

The 500 Motor Club of Ireland New Year Stages Rally included the Neill father and son pairing of Keith and Garth from Tandragee, the latter behind the wheel. Pic by Gary Craig.
The 500 Motor Club of Ireland New Year Stages Rally included the Neill father and son pairing of Keith and Garth from Tandragee, the latter behind the wheel. Pic by Gary Craig.

April’s Tandragee 100 showpiece has secured an additional sponsor following confirmation of support from McCrums Motorcycles.

The Magheralin-based family business formed in 2013 and expanded last summer into motorcycle transport.

“We are delighted to welcome McCrums Motorcycles on board,” said Anne Forsythe, honorary secretary of the North Armagh Motorcycle and Car Club. “Wes very much enjoys being part of the community, including regular runs, charity events and a summer barbecue.

“The shop opening hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 12-6 o’clock, 12-8 o’clock each Thursday and 10-5 o’clock on a Saturday.

“Contact (028) 92 619137, 07825432152 or visit the website.

“Our sincere thanks go to Wes.

“This year’s Around-A-Pound-backed Tandragee 100, the 56th, is scheduled to take place on the earlier dates of April 22 and 23.”

RALLY

Ross Neill, Aaron Beattie and Darren Hutchinson enjoyed winning performances on Sunday at round four of The Rallysport Association Winter Series.

The Nutts Corner Motorsports Centre event featured class delight for Neill, Beattie and Hutchinson from the area.

Neill was first across class three, with Beattie top over the Speedcar Xtrem section and Hutchinson impressive within Adrenalin Crosskart.

Karl Johnston, a junior driver with John Henderson from Ballyhegan as navigator, finished fourth across class three.

Stephen McIlveen from Kilkeel won the rally event, with Draperstown’s Terry McKay first in the crosskart section.

Mondello Park will host the next event on February 6, with impressive local support.