Killalane 2017 – Carole Nash East Coast Racing Festival – 9 & 10th September 2017 : Results

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Killalane 2017 – Carole Nash East Coast Racing Festival – 9 & 10th September 2017 : Results

Sunday 10th September 2017 : Race Day for the first ever East Coast Racing Festival and we have all the results right here for you before the tents are even folded away.

Unfortunately some grim rain and winds brought an early end to proceedings, but we got seven races completed and a great days racing.  Looking forward to next year…

Read on for the Results :

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2017 Classic TT : Saturday 26th August 2017 Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT Race Results :

This week the lightweights have all been about Bruce Anstey and when the time came to shine – he didn’t disappoint. During the week he took the lap record and trashed it (unofficially) – today he took it again – officially.

 

 

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Brexit : 24th June 2016 : The United Kingdom Votes to Leave the European Union

At around 5:20am this morning the result of the EU Referendum was declared as the United Kingdom had voted to leave the EU. 

52% of the entire United Kingdom voted to leave the EU. A majority of approximately 1.3 Million people. 

I am certainly not a political correspondent, there is a lot of information available on this subject across the Internet with much more insight than I have. However here are some facts. 

62% of Scotland voted to remain. 

55% of Northern Ireland voted to remain. 

England and Wales had a leave majority. 

David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister. 

The FTSE100 opened down almost 10%. 

The £ lost 10% overnight. 

Scotland now want a 2nd independence referendum. 

Northern Ireland nationalist politicians want a border poll. 

Labour call for leader Jeremy Corbyn to resign.

What is sure now is that history has been made and our elected representatives have a huge amount of work ahead of them to ensure the progression of the United Kingdom for the benefit of all citizens. 

A chaotic night. A completely unexpected result. The bookmakers had a leave vote at 7/1 last night which subsequently fell to 1/250 !

I have two questions in my head though. 

Firstly, this was a democratic vote. The majority have spoken, regardless of personal opinion surely that’s what democracy is? 
Surely then Scotland and Northern Ireland politicians saying they want out goes against the democratic process. It screams of ‘democracy – only if we get our way!’

Secondly every one is saying this is a decisive vote. Is it though?  52 % v 48%. 17 million v 16 million.  To me that is not decisive. But it is democratic. See point one. 

Finally after seeing this morning’s developments is there an aura of regret? If not regret absolute worry. 

The battle cry of the Leave Camp this morning was :

’23rd June 2016 The United Kingdom’s Independence Day.’

Could it be more of ‘Judgement Day?’

Changes ahead…

16/05/2015 NW200 Saturday Race Day

NW200 16/05/2015 Saturday Racing

After a great Thursday night racing and the weather being exceptionally kind, Saturday rolled up. When I left the house it was glorious! So sunny it was almost hazy. I had to stop half way there to put my waterproofs on as it looked like it was going to chuck it down, and by the time I arrived although it hadn’t rained it looked like it was going to, big time! It was dark and there was some proper big ass black clouds floating menacingly over head. It did not take long for them to burst! And so began the theme for the day, sunny, windy, cloudy, raining, heavy ass raining, sunny, warm, windy, cloudy… and repeat!

The first race of the day had to be cancelled after a couple of restarts but from about 1.30 -2.00PM we did get some more continuous according to plan racing, it even looked like, for a short while, that the road closure contingencies would be used to get the final race in however as the winds had picked up again the riders and management decided against that.

So all in all it was a great days racing and thankfully, ultimately no one was fatally injured. A rider was critically injured as was a spectator when a bike left the track and hit her in a garden, a tragic freak accident, however thankfully and mercifully all involved and injured people are now well on the mend, and all are expected to make a full recovery.

See you next year! Onto the TT!

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14/05/2015 NW200 Thursday Night Race Night!

With Thursday now being the 1st Official Race Night of the NW200 I am happy to bring you the official results and the a nice photo gallery of some of the action from the Juniper Hill Chicane near Portstewart.  This is a decent vantage point for taking some decent photographs as the bikes are well slowed down for reaching the chicane, something the riders aren’t to fond off! Guy Martin for example started a bit of controversy for being ‘Bored to the back teeth!’

Unfortunately tonight we only got two of the three races completed, a red flag halted the 3rd race, thankfully no one was injured badly, however following consultation with the riders a low evening sun (as pictured), and time constraints meant the third and final race could not be run and was postponed until Saturday’s racing.

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