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Sunflower Trophy Races Steep Learning Curve for Andy

by / Wednesday, 17 October 2018 / Published in Blog / News, Motor Bike Racing
2018 has been a steep learning curve for Stranraers Andy Lock!. From a complete Novice on two wheels on tarmac, the former Junior Quad champion decided to take in short circuit racing, and from crashing out in his first race, to winning a championship race at end of season,and to celebrate,Andy is making his irish short circuit debut at the Sunflower Trophy Races in pre Injection class!
The 25 year old Electrician, who began his motor sport career in junior quads, and became British Champion in this category, had always an inkling for circuit racing, so fast forward to Knockhill, April, 2018,and Andy is a nervous newcomer!, Unfortunately, through no fault of his own, Andy got taken out of 12th spot on the final lap, like all motor cycle racers, undeterred, he was back out again in next race.
As most riders do, they race because they love it, and they are always on a shoestring, A few more races under his belt,with lap times coming down, Andy suffered a major engine blow up,another engine was sourced,but it was down on power, it wasn’t until he got his first engine rebuilt, that things started to improve, with a few podium finishes in Scottish Championship races, and the goal he had been waiting for, when he finally nailed it to win his first race at East Fortune.
Andy would like to take in some more events here, so maybe a good result at the Sunflower could see this Scottish lad take in a few USBK rounds in 2019.
Big Thanks must go to my Employers, SVM Port Services, along with MJL Hair Design, Hamilton Motor Engineering LTD,and not forgetting my good friends Paul and Michael for thier help
photo credits; Peter Lawrie and Jenifier Charlton
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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