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Increase in entries and races as countdown is underway for the Cookstown 100 races

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Increase in entries and races as countdown is underway for the Cookstown 100 races thumbnailRepresentatives from the Royal Hotel and Cookstown and District Motor Cycle Club Ltd at the Press night for the Cookstown 100

THE countdown for the 2017 KDM Hire Cookstown "100" is well and truly on.

At a packed Press launch in the Royal Hotel, Cookstown, the organising club announced that , despite the costs of running the event get harder every year for both competitors and clubs, the club is pleased to announce a record entry for this year's event, with over 200 entries received!

This will also mean, more races. As we go to Press, the schedule looks like 21 practice sessions and four races on the Friday, and 16 races on Saturday!

Cooper, an ex-British 125cc champion will be joined at the meeting by Guy Martin and 2016 double Superbike winner Derek Sheils on a Cookstown BE Racing Suzuki.

He will ride a 600cc Honda and an ER6 Kawasaki at the second Irish national road race of the season.

Martin will be on board the new Honda Fireblade SP2 Superstock machine in the Open and feature races at Cookstown, while there remains a possibility that Michael Dunlop will make his roads bow on the Bennetts Suzuki.

Other notable entries for the race include Mullingar's Derek McGee, McAdoo Racing recruit James Cowton, Michael Sweeney, Paul Jordan, Adam McLean, Strouds Dan Cooper and newcomer Alistair Kirk.

Roads close for practice on Friday 28th April from 12noon and from 10am on Saturday for racing.

Paul Jordan, who was the 2017 Man of the Meeting award winner will also make his debut on the Evoloution Camping BMW at the Cookstown "100".

Look out for a special preview in next week's Courier.

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