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By Baylon McGaughey.   Former Mondello Masters and Irish Champion, Carl Philips has been thrown a lifeline by local race team, JMcC Roofing for the forthcoming Jim Finlay Sunflower Trophy race meeting. Philips, a podium finisher at last years meeting began the 2018 season with a superbike ride with Gearlink Kawasaki, despite a top ten

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By Baylon McCaughey Irwin cracks the 100 mph barrier at Bishopscourt The Irwin brothers, Glenn and Andrew are the Polesetters for to morrows JAS Finlay Sunflower races On board the Be Wiser Ducati, Irwin shattered the circuit record and became the first rider to lap the Bishopscourt circuit at over 100mph, on his way to


Thursday, 20 October 2016 by

By Baylon McCaughey Over the years Sidecar racing has always played a major part in the JAS Finlay SUNFLOWER race meeting, however, due to a clash of events this weekend, the sidecar class is a little bit down on other years, But don’t let that deter you, because we have the home brigade including our

By Baylon McCaughey. BSB Superbike rookie, Glenn Irwin returns to the 2016 Sunflower race meeting, with his best ever chance of taking the coveted SUNFLOWER Trophy. Having a splendid debut season in British Superbike, on board the Be Wiser Ducati Panagale,  26 year old Irwin, who has been successful in the past at the Sunflower

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  Tyco BMW British Superbike rider Christian Iddon will make his Sunflower Trophy debut on October 22 at Bishopscourt Race Circuit with the Northern Ireland based team. The Sunflower is the end of season showpiece and over the years has been won by such names as Joey Dunlop, Steve Hislop and current World Superbike champion

The 2016 JAS Finlay Sunflower race meeting will take place at the Bishopscourt Race Circuit. Admission Charges Fri £10 Sat £15 or £20 Weekend Pass Qualifying (Friday 9.00am) All sessions are timed. Practice will take place on Friday 21st October, with three races on Friday evening, Saturday will see a 14 race programme including the

Connall Courtney

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 by

By Baylon McCaughey. One young rider who took the brave step into the unknown this year was Connall Courtney. The Warrenpoint rider, who dominated the Production 300class last year, took the plunge, and joined Ian Loughers ILR Team, to contest the standard Moto 3 class at British Championship level. With a new bike to learn,

Mark Conlin

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 by

By Baylon McCaughey Making only his third home appearance this year is Mark Conlin, the former Ulster 600 supersport champion has been campaigining in the British 600 Supersport championship . Its a tough call explained Conlin, who is basically running his British Championship efforts on a real shoestring effort. Travelling to race venues alone, driving

David Haire

Monday, 17 October 2016 by

By Baylon McCaughey With only one race outing this year, Lisburns University student, David Haire will make a return to Bishopscourt for the Annual JAS Finlay Sunflower race meeting, the circuit which has been good to David in the past.  David has only raced at the Easter Saturday meeting this year!, he returned from Austria,

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Caolan Irwin

Monday, 17 October 2016 by

By  Baylon McCaughey Combining his studying for BSc honours degree in Quantity Surveying and a race season in Thundersport, 18 year old Kilmacrenans Caolan Irwin is now in his second full season of short circuit racing, following  a few years off road competition, both of which he has been quite successful. And as I write