Sunflower Trophy Races Darren James.
Words and Pictures Baylon McCaughey.
Canadian Darren James is no stranger to Northern irish race fans, James has competed at the North West 200 where has taken top ten finishes, and Armoy road races as well as the Sunflower Trophy race event.
Despite only competing a few times on our shores, Darren is relatively unknown, but has quite a chequered history back in his homeland!
I decided to find out a bit more about our Canadian friend who will return to N Ireland again for the sunflower event, where along with his mechanic, Dave Estok, they will team up with their friend, Cathal Graham, himself, no mean slouch when it comes to bike preparation and also in racing!.
Darren was born and raised in Deep Cove British Columbia, Canada and is Married with Twin Daughters
Reflecting on his career highlights, have a read at this!
2005 Canadian Thunder National Champion
2006 Canadian Thunder National Champion
2010 British SuperBike Series
4th Harley-Davidson XR1200 Series for Warr’s Harley-Davidson. Teammate Jeremy McWilliams finished 1st
2011-14 Finished Top 10 AMA Vance&Hines XR1200 Series
2011-14 Finished 2nd CSBK XR1200 Series.
2014 Finished Top 10 North West 200 Riding for KMR Kawasaki SuperTwin – Ryan Farquhar
2015 Finished Top 10 North West 200 KMR SuperTwin
2016 Isle of Mann TT Lightweight SuperTwin 26th KMR Kawasaki Top Newcomer in Lightweight SuperTwin
Daytona 200 2015 6th
Daytona 200 2016 10th
Daytona 200 2017 10th
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“Im looking forward to returning to the Irish tracks again, meeting up with many friends, Cahal Graham will be helping me again, I wish the organizers the best of luck for this weekend”
Admission Charges for Sunflower Trophy Race Meeting ; £10on Friday £15 on Sat or £20 for the weekend. Includes free program and parking. Also no extra charge for campers or tents
Note for Sunflower race Competitors
Bishopscourt Racing Circuit
Gates Will Open On Thursday 19th Oct
at 2pm For Competitor Setup, Closing at Midnight.
Friday 20th Gates Will Open At 6am Closing Again …
At Midnight Re opening Saturday 21st At 6am.
The Circuit To Be Vacated 7pm Saturday Evening
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