Local companies have continued their invaluable support to the Armoy Road Races and the Club.
First4Printing, the Coleraine based graphic design and printing services company, is sponsoring the first Supersport Race held on the Friday evening and Kells based, Torquetronix, is supporting the Open Race on the Saturday at Armoy Road Races.
This is the third year that First4Printing has supported the Supersport Race. Chris Atchison, Director of First4Printing said; “It’s no secret I’m a big fan of bikes and road racing falls in that mix. The Club has a great bunch of people to work with and in addition to supporting it and the races, we also design and print the programme as well as various other requirements.
“Sponsoring the race, particulary given the high calibre of riders involved, is great fun. The Club really look after us in the corporate hospitality marquee and I don’t think I’d ever want to miss a year of road racing at Armoy. I’m looking forward to this year’s event and I’m sure the Club won’t disappoint us!”
Bill Kennedy MBE, Clerk of the Course said; “I can’t hark on enough about our fantastic sponsors. We really can’t put on Bike Week without them. We are delighted that some of our sponsors return year after year. It is quite gratifying to think that we are doing something right. Both Torquetronix and First4Printing are sponsoring us for a third year!”
Owner of Torquetronix David Wishart who sponsors the Superbike Open race, said, “My business is all about cars and performance. We offer tailored performance tuning of the highest quality for car and motorbike engines, so it’s a really good fit.
“Armoy has its own uniqueness just like us, I like that. We mainly concentrate on cars, specialising in performance remapping and engine chip tuning for European vehicles and we actually write our own software in house. Our customers are from all over the UK and Ireland, just like the many road racers and fans.”
Other sponsors this year include title sponsor, Roadside Kia Coleraine, Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae, Tourism NI, Michelin, Clyde Shanks and Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.
It also includes local Armoy Construction Co Ltd and Park Electrical Services sponsoring the Senior Support Race 1, they have supported the club for many years as has Armoy Homes and Property Services along with JW Hickinson & Co who are sponsoring the Junior Spport.
Ballymoney Molly’s Bar and Restaurant is sponsoring the Moto 3/GP 125c, local woman Fay Stewart has sponsored the Classics, the Diamond Bar and the Mermaid Club are sponsoring the Lightweight Supersport and Paul McAuley of PMA Contracts continues to sponsor the Man of the Meeting as does Davy Hamilton for the Support Man of the Meeting.
Bill continued, “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of our sponsors for their support. We really are indebted to all of them who help and support us and enable the Club to continue to put on the best national road race in Ireland! I’d like each one of our fans to show their support to them all in whatever small way – even a simple thank you works for me!”
This year, Bike Week runs from Sunday 23rd July until Saturday 29th July with the races taking place on Friday 28th July and Saturday 29th July 2017 culminating in the Roadside Kia ‘Race of Legends’. The Armoy Road Races are part funded by Tourism Northern Ireland and the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.
For more information on Armoy Road Races, visit www.amrrc.com or search for ‘AMRRC’ on Facebook or follow on twitter @ArmoyRoadRaces.