THE 2019 FERMANAGH AND OMAGH DISTRICT COUNCIL ENNISKILLEN ROAD RACES LAUNCHES
The Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Sponsored Enniskillen Road Races 2019
The Enniskillen and District Motorcycle Club (Road Racing) Ltd are delighted to launch the 2nd Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Enniskillen Road Races which will take place on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June 2019.
Following on from the success of the first ever race to be ran around the Arney circuit, the club are hoping they will attract a good entry as this year the event will have Irish/Ulster Championship status. Entries are starting to come in fast with riders from all over Ireland and the UK.
TV COVERAGE FOR THIS YEAR’S EVENT
As an added and welcome boost to the event, Highlights of the Road Race are scheduled to be broadcast on BBC NI, with Greenlight TV providing coverage of the Irish National road race.
The 11-race schedule will again see a full day of practice on the Friday with roads closing from 12 noon and racing on Saturday from 10am. The Richard Britton Memorial Race will again be the main feature race with a total event prize fund of £12k.
Set in the shadow of Cuilcagh Mountain, the 3-mile circuit has a ‘little bit of everything’ ranging from wide fast straights with sweeping corners to blind jumps. The circuit and the area in general proved to be popular with the riders who attended last year. The club hope to grow and improve the event year on year.
The Club warmly welcomes Fermanagh and Omagh District Council back on board as main sponsors for 2019, without the support of our local council this event would simply not happen. We look forward to working together to ensure the event is a long-term fixture on the Road Racing calendar.
Speaking about the Council’s sponsorship of the Enniskillen Road Races, chairman, Councillor Thornton said:
“I am delighted that Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is the title sponsor for the Enniskillen Road Races for 2019 once again. The Council recognises the benefits that events such as this may bring to the area and as such, very much welcomes events to the district. The Road Races and the showcase they provide help to promote our tourism product to a wider market and act as a catalyst for our local economy, generating income for our local businesses. We also appreciate the combined community effort to host this event and the support of the residents of the Arney/Bellanaleck area where the circuit is based. The Enniskillen area is the ideal location for this event as it is effectively the gateway to the North, South, East and West. The Council is therefore delighted to be working in partnership with Enniskillen and District Motorcycle Club (Road Racing) Ltd on this venture and is pleased to provide its support to the 2019 Enniskillen Road Races once again.”
We would like to thank:
Race 1 McGirr Fuels Junior Support
The McGirr family has been delivering coal in the Fermanagh and South Tyrone area for the last 40 years. Back on board for year 2 we are grateful for their continued sport.
Race 2 The Euro auctions Super sport Race One
Euro auctions are auctioneers of heavy plant machinery, construction and agricultural equipment. Market leader across the UK, Ireland and worldwide with an extensive online inventory. Allan Kelly from Euro auctions “Back for year two and we are delighted to once more support this great event”.
Race 3 The Joeys Bar MCC Moto 3/125/ss300
Joeys Bar MCC are a club who help promote and further road racing, Supporting their own Joeys Bar Race team and other racing Events. We are delighted to retain Joeys Bar as a race sponsor for a second year running.
Race 4 Struct Steel Engineering Senior Support
Providing Structural Steel solutions throughout the UK & Ireland Struct Steel Engineering Ltd. is one of Northern Ireland's leading steel fabrication and erection specialists. We are delighted to Welcome them on board as Race sponsor for 2019!
Race 5 Clogher Valley Windows Open Race One
Based in Clogher, County Tyrone, Clogher Valley Windows have been supplying the island of Ireland, windows, doors, conservatories and much more since 2005. Clogher Valley Windows have in the past supported individual road racers, so we are delighted to welcome them on board as a race sponsor for 2019.
Race 6 Aiken Auto Spares /Oliver Weir Junior Classic Race
We welcome Aiken Auto on board for 2019, Aiken Auto supplying Car & Commercial Parts in Fermanagh & Tyrone since 1977. We would also like to thank Oliver Weir once more for his continued support for 2019.
Race 7 Armstrong Engineering Super twin Race.
Engineering, fabrication and shot blasting business based in Letterbreen Co. Fermanagh and don’t have too far to travel! Back on board for year two we are grateful for their continued support.
Race 8 Enniskillen Tyres Lightweight Super Sport Race
Back on board for 2019 we have Enniskillen Tyre Centre, Fermanagh’s newest retail tyre depot who specialise in Car, Van, 4x4, Agriculture tyres & Wheel Alignment. Servicing County Fermanagh and Northern Ireland, and the bordering counties of Donegal, Cavan, Sligo, Leitrim, and Monaghan, you can be assured of a great welcome at Enniskillen Tyre Centre.
Race 9 Plantscapes Eireann Landscaping/McIntyre Repairs Supersport Race 2
We welcome on board another 2 sponsors. Plantscapes Eireann are an Irish landscaping design, garden maintenance & tree surgery company founded 20 years ago by Peter McDwyer (BSc Hort) Based in Cavan, covering the Border counties of Leitrim, Monaghan, Fermanagh and beyond. McIntyre Repairs ,Sales, Repairs, Parts & Servicing of - lawnmowers, strimmer, hedge cutters, chainsaws, leaf blowers, quads, boat engines up to 10hp, pressure washers & lots more. We are looking forward to working with both businesses.
Race 10 Robert Pritchard/ Enniskillen Motorcycles Senior Classic Race
Thank you to both sponsors who are back on board for a second year. Robert has been a lifelong supporter and is a valuable team member. Enniskillen Motorcycles are a local family run business who
are life long road race fan and are happy to be able to help support the event.
Race 11 The Richard Britton Memorial Race/ Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council head the feature race of the day. Lat year saw a sun- baked chairman got rather champagne drenched on the podium! This Race is run in memory of the Late Richard Britton and is the feature race of the day.
Special Thanks to Enniskillen BID, Greenlight TV, BBC SPORT NI, Road Racing Ireland. We would also like to thank all event supporters
Lochside Vauxhall, The Aisling Centre, Greentown Environmental and TM Enniskillen Hotel, Lusty Beg Island, Arai NI, Motul, Raleigh Agencies, Custom handmade workshop, Subway, Skip Services Enniskillen, Enniskillen Castle Museum, The Horseshoe Bar and Saddlers, Cleenish Community Group, Dept of Infrastructure, Impartial Reporter for coverage Officials, teams and volunteers and all the dedicated club members and to all programme advertisers and event supporters.
We also extend our thanks to all residents and landowners for their continued co-operation.
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Photo by Philip McCammon
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