Gary Gibson, barring bike problems, is poised to become the new Irish premier motocross champion on Saturday at Seaforde.
A plumber from Ballygowan, Gibson has fought out a season long battle with Lisburn’s Richard Bird for the premier prize.
Going into the Mourne club’s final round, Gibson has 431 points, Bird 404 and Wayne Garrett who isn’t in contention for the title has 352.
Others in the quality line-up include John Meara, Tommy Merton and Michael McCammond.
Three races constitute a round with a maximum 75 points at stake.
So far as the MX2 class is concerned Glenn McCormack is near enough home and dry.
The Carrick teenager has 450 points, Jason Meara has 405 and Jordan Keogh has 327.
Meanwhile, the Charles Hurst Motorcycle Group ‘Tribute to the past Motocross event’ will take place at Shrigley near Killyleagh on Saturday and Sunday.
There will be Irish Motocross riders from the last five decades competing on the same track. Spectators will see a host of past and present Irish champions, and five British open champions at this year’s event along with a modern Irish youth classes.
Going down memory lane the entry includes Laurence Spence, Alan Morrison, William Burgess and David White.
Finally, the Mid-Antrim club’s annual autumn trial takes place on Saturday near Broughshane.
There are no Ulster or Irish championship points at stake but it is part of the club’s own domestic series.