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Sunflower Trophy, Gerard Kinghan

by / Monday, 15 October 2018 / Published in Blog / News, Motor Bike Racing

Back in 1991 like many young families a young rider eager to go racing was taken by his parents to a youth Grass Track at Ramelton in Co Donegal. Whilst he may not have set the world alight he did show enough enthusiasm for his parents to continue supporting him, since then many miles have been covered there has been good days and bad days, there has been wins and broken bones,  he has moved from off road to circuits and also competed at the North West 200,

Gerard Kinghan NW 200 2012

Having done most of his racing on the mainland over the years,

One of the quiet men of our sport, he has based himself at home meetings for the past few years and this year has become the inaugural USBK Champion!.

Gerard Kinhan 2018 USBK Champion

Gerard Kinghan, the 31 year old plasterer from Ranaldstown notched up 12 wins en route to the USBK championship. Kinghan spent ten years racing on the mainland, competing in British Superstock and the now defunct MRO series, where he claimed podium finishes. His appearances at short circuits on the home scene were scant, but he did manage podiums and wins in both the supersport and superbike categories. In 2015,Kinghan had his first major success at home when he won the Leinster 200 trophy, last year he won the Norman Brown Memorial Trophy, whilst this year, he has been in magnificent form, taking the Enkalon Trophy, retained the Norman Brown Trophy, and also won the Joe Lindsay Trophy races! Gerard would dearly love to add the Sunflower Trophy to his name, but knows its a big ask, with the visiting riders on higher spec machinery , but he will give it his best shot Not one to say much, Gerard would like ot say a Big Thank you to all his loyal sponsors, and not forgetting his Mum and Dad who have supported him ever since his debut Ramelton ,
Competitors, Please Read;
Note,that Paddock will be open from 2.00pm!
Information for Competitors & Spectators;
The Sunflower Trophy race meeting which takes place on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October,also incorporates the final round of the 2018 USBK Championships.This is a Two Day event,
Thursday 18th October ; Competitors will be admitted to the Paddock from 2.00pm,
Thursday 19th October; Spectators /Motorhomes etc admitted to Circuit after 6.00pm.
Practice and Qualifying will commence Friday 19th October @ approx 9.15 AM.
Five Races will take place on Friday afternoon.
Car Parking and Viewing on Hard Standing Everywhere.
Admission Charges;
Friday ONLY ; £15.00
Saturday ; £ 20.00
ALL Weekend ( inc Motorhomes) £25.00
Children Under 15 ; FREE
Admission includes Full Colour Souvenir Race Programme

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