St Angelo revs up for racing extravaganza in Enniskillen

Ryan Rainey on the IFS Racing Yamaha R1
Ryan Rainey on the IFS Racing Yamaha R1

The Enniskillen 100 Revival meeting at St Angelo this weekend is set to provide a feast of racing action at the Irish and Ulster Open Short Circuit Championship event.

IFS riders Robert English and Ryan Rainey – who won both Superbike races at Kirkistown last weekend – will make their debuts at the meeting on Saturday, where the line-up also includes Supersport frontrunners Robert Kennedy and Jason Lynn, plus Ross Patterson, Aaron Armstrong and Korie McGreevy, who has been concentrating on the British Thundersport series this season.

In the Superbike class, Rainey’s opposition includes Alistair Kirk – winner of the Neil Robinson Memorial race earlier this year – plus Mark Glasgow, who is making a rare appearance at an Irish Championship event in 2015 after opting to focus on the Adelaide Masters.

The 16-race programme features packed grids across all classes and one machine that is sure to attract plenty of attention is the ex-SKY VR46 Moto3 KTM, which was previously raced by Romano Fenati in Valentino Rossi’s Grand Prix team.

One of the most trick machines in the country, the bike will be raced by rising prospect Eugene McManus Jnr this weekend at the Enniskillen Airfield circuit.

A superb programme of entertainment includes stunt displays by the Irish Freestyle Stunt Team and a star-studded parade lap for bikes and cars, with former multiple Irish champion Michael Swann joined by past Regal race winner Stephen Ferguson, ex-Manx Grand Prix winner Paddy Reid and former Irish road racing champion Brian Hewitt.

It is hoped that Joey Dunlop’s RC45 Honda will feature in the parade laps along with some of the machinery raced by Enniskillen star Richard Britton.

Ballinamallard’s Josh Elliott, the current leader of the National Superstock 1000 Championship, will also be in attendance to meet fans and sign autographs and posters.

The circuit will be open from 5.30pm on Friday for competitors wishing to set up on Friday evening, with scrutineering and sign-on also available on Friday night from 6.30pm.

On Saturday, gates open at 8.30am and admission is £10 for adults and £5 for 12-16 year-olds, with children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Racing is scheduled from approximately 12noon.