Skerries rider contests Cookstown 100

Michael Sweeney.
Michael Sweeney.

Skerries rider Michael Sweeney will contest the KDM Cookstown 100 later this month aboard Kawasaki and Yamaha machinery.

2014 saw the Skerries rider take Man of the Meeting at quite a few National Road Races and the former Manx Grand Prix winner will again be onboard the MJR Kawasaki, Trak Blast Yamaha and Kiely Heating Supertwin Kawasaki for the County Tyrone event.

As an advocate of the quarter litre class, the Irishman is disappointed there is no 250cc race at this year’s event, but one of his major goals is to be the first Southern Centre rider to win back-to-back 250cc Irish Road Race Championships in 2015.

Sweeney had a run out at Bishopscourt during the Easter Saturday meeting, recording two top eight placings in both Superbike races, which gives him valuable track time before rolling out his bikes at the KDM Hire backed Cookstown 100.

Sweeney was the awarded the IFS National Road Racer of the Year accolade at the recent Adelaide Motor Bike Awards in Belfast.

Programme of Events

Thursday April 2nd – Press Launch, Royal Hotel, Cookstown from 7.30pm [all welcome]

Thursday April 9th – Liaison Night, Royal Hotel, Cookstown at 7.30pm

Saturday April 18th – Treasure Hunt and BBQ, Sign On Burn Road Car Park from 6pm

Sunday April 19th – Annual Bikers’ Service, Orritor Presbyterian Church at 3.30pm

Tuesday April 21st – Vintage Vehicle Run, Union Street Car Park from 6.30pm

Thursday April 23rd – Classic Bike Run, Union Street Car Park, leaving 7.30pm

Friday April 24th – PRACTICE DAY, Roads Close 12am

Saturday April 25th – RACE DAY, Roads Close 10am