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Happy 15th anniversary with Meath's 'mini North West 200'

Published 21/05/2009

Kells Road Races in County Meath celebrate their 15th anniversary in July and organisers are billing the event as a ‘mini NW200’.

There will be a quality line-up when racing takes place on July 17/18/19 with Australian Cameron Donald the latest recruit.

Ryan Farquhar from Dungannon has been a lifelong supporter of the Kells event, with Larne-based Falkirk rider Keith Amor also making the trip along with the likes of Guy Martin, Gary Johnson, Adrian Archibald, Davy Morgan, the Dunlop boys William and Michael, John Burrows, Ian Lougher and Chris Palmer.

Organisers Aileen and Lester Ferguson are quickly turning the event — sponsored by Adelaide Insurance Services — into one of the most professional on the calendar.

“We're very excited about the new road network that's going in around Kells and the club would love to be able to give the Irish, UK and international bike fans another top class road race to attend.

“We already have a great line up for 2009, thanks to the support of Sam Geddis, Nichola Pearce and everyone at Adelaide Insurance Services, and if we can build on that, we feel, Kells can become a mini North West 200," explained Lester Ferguson.

One extra twist this year will be the addition of a Legend's Parade Lap with World Superbike and Supersport stars Jonathan Rea and Eugene Laverty joining in the fun, with former road racing legends James Courtney, Phillip McCallen, Con Law, Raymond Porter and Richard Milky Quayle.

So it promises to be a great weekend for all the family which reflects the hard work put in by all at the local club.

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