Spring Racing at 'The Desert'
The 1st of April will see the first of three British Championships scheduled for Desertmartin this year as the North Armagh Club bring the 1st round of the British Sidecross / Quad championship back to Northern Ireland and for the Sidecar guys & girls this will be their first British Championship at Desertmartin . With a 9 race program and the best sidecar and quad riders in the UK/Ireland this would look to be a very good race day for riders and spectators . Qualifying should kick off at approx. 9.00/9.30am with racing around 11.00am
It will be the adult solo riders turn on Easter Monday the 17th April when the first round of the Open Ulster Championship will take place , under MRA Rules & Regulations and run by the Cookstown Club . Closing date for this event is the 10th April , entry form can be downloaded from our entry section . Entries to be posted to the address on the bottom of the form with full payments . Qualifying will start at 9.30am sharp with 1st race approx. 11.00am . £5.00 in with under 14s free , Free Car Parking , LJs catering will be on site.
There are a few track rentals during other dates so check our dates section for races but don't forget British Youth Nationals 20th & 21st May and Maxxis British Adult Championship 18th June - races not to be missed.
We are looking for flaggers for 2017 so if you can help and you are over 16 please contact 07731 438170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or face book under Desertmartin Motocross Track (Marlene Sykes) as we would like to get a team of helpers set up now for the new race season.
The Cookstown Club would like to thank all our sponsors in 2016 -
MRA Ireland Ltd., Tobermore Concrete Products, WJ Scarlett & Son Merchants, Bannside Haulage & pallets, Heron Bros Ltd., Moss Tiles & Bathrooms Ltd, Grange Road Motors, Bavarian BMW, Charles Hurst Motorcycles and hopefully we can get continued support in 2017 along with a few new sponsors.
In the meantime one of the practice tracks , either will be open during the week ( Booking essential for weekdays ) & Saturdays free from Racing – see details below
2017 Club Membership & MRA License Forms
Club membership form for 2017 now available, and as many of you know to get an MRA license form for the race season the rider must be a member of an affiliated MRA club.
More details for 2017 will be displayed in the comings weeks.
MOUNTAIN VIEW MOTOCROSS TRACK & 'THE DESERT' PRACTICE TRACK
Mountainview Motocross Track has now opened for practice days for the past three years and so far the feed back has been very good. It's only half a mile from our main track and is a sand based track suitable for riding in all weather.
We have also set up a practice track at 'The Desert' which is out in the back section of the track. It is used on set days as we alternate between tracks.
Both tracks run under controlled timed session and groups are grade according to ability ie grade A riders will not ride out with Grade C, youth will ride separate from adults and quads will not be out with solos etc., this way we keep safe practice and everyone gets loads of safe practice time. Flag marshals and first aid trained staff are always there.
The 'Back Practice ' track will only be open for week day practice providing riders are booked in and is open for all bikes – quads , sidecars , solos – contact 07927 990313 before 9.00pm the previous night .
Mountainview will be open most Saturdays (weather permitting) follow us on Facebook to see what is happening each week or text 07731438170 or email email@example.com for updates.