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Skerries stays in business thanks to backing of East Coast club

By Paul Lindsay

This season's final Irish National Championship Road Race at Skerries has been saved from extinction, which is down to the efforts of a newly formed club.

East Coast Motorcycle Club, headed up by ex-racer Francis Everard and ably supported by the generosity of new title Sponsor Carole Nash, will run the Skerries-based event on the weekend of September 9 and 10.

Speaking of the newly formed club and their intentions, Everard explained: "Following a meeting with the residents around the track, we have their full support and East Coast Motorcycle Club is delighted to announce Carole Nash as the title sponsor for this event, the final round of the 2017 Irish National Championship road racing season.

"My team have been working very hard on the return of the final race of the season for some time and have already secured seven race sponsors.

"However for the success of this event we will need the full support of all true road racing supporters," he added.

Meanwhile, Magherafelt-based racer Paul Jordan has received much needed support from Manx company Evolution Camping, who will be covering the TT newcomer's accommodation expenses during his stay on the Island.

Evolution Camping is the first company to offer high-end turn-key camping facilities at the TT, in addition to some of Europe's leading sporting events.

Jordan said: "I'm very grateful for the support that Ian Moffitt and his company have shown me."

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