As in the past, the Sidecars have always featured a top class entry at the Sunflower Trophy races.
In the past, the Sunflower Trophy races has seen such stars as Webster, Brindley, Molyneaux,Reeves,Holden,Birchalls, Saville, Wright, Fisher Howles but to name a few, At the moment, the sidecar entry is looking good again for 2018, with at least 16 entries
With a competitive mixture of F1 and F2 outfits, accounting to an amazing 18 outfits entered, Whilst most of the F1 Outfits will have superbike engines, there a few which will be using the highly tuned 600 engines, as used at world championship level, and which will also be the case for BSB in 2019!
Amongst those entered include; Sam and Adam Christie, who have just finished 5th in the world championships on their F1 LCR (600cc). our own Peter O Neill with BSB championship winning passenger Stu Clark on LCR F1 of which, he will have a new zx10 Kawasaki engine for the Sunflower meeting . Top Three from Mondello Masters Championships this year, Winners, Dylan Lynch with Mark Gash in the chair on their LCR F1 with brother and runner up in the series, Derek Lynch & Anto McDonnell on their F1 Windle outfit and Third place man, Mark Codd with Liam Gordon in the chair.
The Sunflower Sidecar grid would not be complete with out the organizing Clubs very own Seamus Killough, or Scooby as he is known to everyone.
Seamus has been involved with the Hillsborough MCC for many years, and has also raced three wheelers for over 40 years, a former Irish Champion, his encouragement to younger drivers and passengars has seen the three wheel side of our sport continue to prosper.
He may be down on power, but on his day, given conditions to balance the slower outfits, Scooby can be a match for anyone! This year at the Sunflower he will have World Championship passenger Eamon Mulholland at his side on his Baker F1outfit.
Former solo competitor Sam Wright , will have Daniel Rzeszutek as his ballast on their immaculate Baker F1 outfit, whilst our most recent TT competitor, Terry O Reilly will team up with one of our Manx Grand Prix heroes, Dave Butler on his Baker F1 outfit, whilst short circuit rider, and organizer of this years Moto 400 Championship, James Ging will passenger for Fergus Woodlock on his LCR F1 outfit. Tommy Fitzsimons will have Ultan Ferry on board on his Wrinn F1 machine,bringing to gether a fantastic grid of slideys for the 2018 Sunflower Trophy Races.
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.
Friday ONLY ; £15.00
Saturday ; £ 20.00
Race Schedule for Sunflower Trophy Races
The 41st Sunflower Trophy Race meeting takes place this Friday and Saturday. With continued sponsorship from Jim Finlay, this unique end of season short circuit has yet again attracted a top class entry. Timed Practice will start on Friday morning at 9.15 am
Race Timetable –
1. Pre Injection & Cup Non-Qualifiers 8 Laps
2. Superbike Pro Race 1 10 Laps
3. Superbike Cup / Supersport Cup & F1 8 Laps
4. Young Guns Challenge / Junior Cup 7 Laps
5. Moto 3 / 250GP 8 Laps
Race Timetable – Saturday
Stewards Meeting 8.00am to 8.30am
Riders Briefing 8.45am
Warm Up – 9.15 am 1. Superbike 2. Supersport
Saturday Race Programme
1. Lightweight Supersport 8 Laps
2. Young Guns Challenge / Junior Cup 7 Laps
3. Supertwins / Prod Twins 8 Laps
4. Moto 3 / 250cc GP 8 Laps
5. Supersport Pro 10 Laps
6. Superbike Cup / Supersport Cup & F1 8 Laps
7. Superbike Pro Race 2 10 Laps
8. Sidecars 8 Laps
9. The Sunflower Trophy Race 12 Laps
10. Pre Injection & Cup Non-Qualifiers 8 Laps
11. S/Twins / P/ Twins (Junior Sunflower Trophy Race)
8 Laps 12. Supersport Pro
10 Laps 13. Lightweight Supersport 8 Laps
14. Sidecars 8 Laps