Exciting season ahead for Carrick Motorcycle Club

Carrickfergus and District Motorcycle Club has announced event dates for what it hopes will be an action-packed 2015. Photo: Ryan Denney.
Carrickfergus and District Motorcycle Club has announced event dates for what it hopes will be an action-packed 2015. Photo: Ryan Denney.

Carrickfergus and District Motorcycle Club (CDMCC) has this week confirmed that it will be promoting a full schedule of off-road events in 2015.

The first date, an adult and youth grasstrack venture, has been pencilled in for May 9. The club had been holding off an announcement until a venue was sourced for the grasstracks but with work still ongoing on that front, it was thought best to let everyone know the season plans now.

2014 was a very positive year for CDMCC and its aim for this season is to build on the successes and improve the already popular grasstrack and endurocross events.

Although personnel is still relatively minimal at the club’s core, there is a fantastic mix of youth and experience around CDMCC that want to promote events to a high standard.

A club spokesman said: “Grasstracks have always been our forte with it being an excellent place for those new to the sport to begin racing so naturally, this makes up the bulk of our plans.

“In 2015 there will be a three-round grasstrack championship for the youth competitors, while the adults will also have two grasstrack events - an increase from 2014.

“The season will again be rounded off with the spectacular Super EnduroCross at The Dalriada Festival in Glenarm after recent confirmation from the festival promoters.”

An exciting season of racing lies ahead, all that’s missing is a venue for the grasstracks. If anyone knows someone who may have land available, the club would urge them to get in contact as soon as possible.

2015 race dates

Saturday, May 9: Grassroots Youth Grasstrack Series Round 1/ With Adult Solo, Quad and Sidecar Feature Races.

Tuesday, May 26: Grassroots Youth Grasstrack Series Round 2.

Tuesday, June 9: Grassroots Youth Grasstrack Series Round 3.

Wednesday, June 10: Adult Solo & Quad Grasstrack Feature Races.

Thursday, July 23: EnduroCross at the Dalriada Festival, Glenarm.