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Dromara Destroyers show recalls a golden era of racing

By Paul Lindsay

The famous Dromara Destroyers and their achievements during the halcyon days of racing will again be remembered this coming weekend at Lagan Valley Leisureplex in Lisburn.

The motorcycle show tribute, to members Ray McCullough, Brian Reid, Trevor Steele and Ian McGregor, is again ably supported by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, with doors opening tonight from 5pm through until 11pm.

For those that cannot make it to the Lagan Valley Leisureplex tonight, the show will again be open tomorrow, Saturday November 12, from 10am through to 5pm.

As well as a host of famous names from the past and present making an appearance for the event's chat show, there will also be a plethora of classic racing bikes and vintage motorcycles on display, including a special tribute to the late great Tom Herron with bikes and memorabilia.

Admission is just £5, so get yourself along and support what promises to be a 'Classic' event on the winter calendar and meet the stars of yesteryear.

For those looking for a racing fix over the winter months, then look no further than Aghadowey for the fun-filled Pit Bike Winter Challenge tomorrow starting at 10am.

Heading the entry will be Irish Superbike and Supersport short circuit champions Nikki Coates and Jason Lynn, who will get the chance to renew their season-long rivalry during the second round of the three round series.

The winter series has attracted great interest since the inaugural event twelve months ago. The ultra-competitive Pit Bike racing produces some very close and exciting action, making it a fast growing two-wheel discipline here in Northern Ireland.

Both Coates and Lynn will compete in the Stock and Open classes, but it is Eunan McGlinchy who leads both championships.

In the Mini GP class, Colin McLaughlin, Richard McFarland and former kart champion Michael Owens (son of multi Irish road race champion Phelim Owens) are the front-runners.

The action gets under way at Aghadowey with two sessions for all classes, followed by four sets of races, and admission to the event is free.

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