The Killalane Road Race is an emerging event, which is catching the Skerries 100 up in the amount of spectators it attracts. If you fancy some brilliant Pure Road Racing to end your motorcycle season, why not try the Killalane, which takes place each year in early September. This year the race is taking place on the weekend of Saturday 05th and Sunday 06th September 2015.
The Killalane Road Races first took place in 1984, and were the first races organised by the Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club which also organises the Skerries 100. Historically the Killalane Road Races have been the last road race of the Irish season and often provide the most exciting racing of the year as competitors battle it out for a result which could net them the Irish Championship crown.
In its short history, many of the top names have ridden at Killalane including Joey and Robert Dunlop, Martin Finnegan, Richard Britton, Mark Farmer, Steve Cull, Sam McClements, Phillip McCallen, Dave Leach, James Courtney and Owen McNally. These days you’ll rub shoulders in the paddock with the likes of William and Michael Dunlop, Adrian Archibald, Ryan Farquhar, Keith Amor, John Burrows and a host of ‘home grown’ Loughshinny Club riders like Sean Leonard, Keith Costello, Des Butler, David Yeomans, Damien Howard, David Howard and many more.
The Course sits almost side by side with the Skerries 100 circuit and actually uses a couple of hundred meters of the same Lusk to Skerries road. At 25 years old the Killalane Road Race has come of age and is fast catching up with the Skerries 100 in the amount of competitors and spectators it attracts. If you fancy some brilliant Pure Road Racing to end your motorcycle season, why not try the Killalane, which normally takes place in September.