Mid Antrim Trial raises £2,000 for Air Ambulance!

Shaun Oneill

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Shaun Oneill

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sport@ballymenaguardian.co.uk

SATURDAY’S Mid Antrim Motor Club Off Road Section charity trial has raised £2,000 for NI Air Ambulance.

Included in the turnout of 98 riders who very kindly supported the event were former Grand Prix star Jeremy McWilliams and local road racer Ryan Farquar.

The duo enjoyed a great day out with friends.

On what was a mild winters day the riders competed the course of 4 laps of 10 sections at Ballynulto Quarry just outside Broughshane.

In the Expert Elite class Josh Hanlon took the win by just 1 mark from Stuart McClurg, on 12 and 13 marks respectively.

In the Expert Grade Reece Gazzard took 1st place on 16 marks to Alex Lennox on 36 marks.

In the Semi Expert class Aaron Smith won on 17 marks lost, to Glen Curry on 19 marks.

Clubman Grade

The Clubman Grade saw Philip McClurg dropping just 2 marks the whole trial to 2nd placed Yarno Holland on 4 marks.

In the Sportsman Grade it was a 6 way tie for 1st place as they all completed the course going clean all day.

In the Youth B class Ross Allen came 1st on 26 marks to 2nd Matthew Loughead on 35.

Youth C Big Wheel was won by Kyle Hewitt on 8 marks lost to 2nd place Sophie Coulter on 32.

“In total we raised a massive £2,000 for NI Air Ambulance and we, on behalf of the Off Road Section, would like to thank everyone who came and helped raise funds for this good cause,” said a club spokeswoman.

“ Also a big thank you to landowner Nelson Stevenson for the use of his land, also the MCUI and to all observers and course markers who helped before and after the event.”

* Last year £1,500 was raised for the charity.

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