THE Armoy Road Racing Club has just announced a new sponsor for the Moto3 GP 125cc Race, Molly’s Bar and Restaurant of Ballymoney.
Sammy and Shelley Mullan, of Molly’s Bar and Restaurant, will be the sponsor of one of the most important two stroke races of the day.
Sammy Mullan having lived in the area all of his life is a great supporter of the Armoy Road Races, and has been since its inception, sponsoring several different races over the first few years.
Sammy said, “Road Racing is pretty much part and parcel of life in this town. Every week, if not most days, a fan of road racing is travelling through – whether they are just popping in for a drink or staying a little longer and having something to eat.
“I’ve been in business over eleven years on Ballymoney’s main street and coming from the town, I remember how Joey [Dunlop] and Robert [Dunlop] made the 125cc motorbike famous.
“There are a lot of 125cc riders in this area and I and Molly’s Bar and Restaurant, named after my daughter, Molly, are only too delighted to be able to support the Armoy Road Races by sponsoring this race.”
Bill Kennedy, Clerk of the Course, said, “The Club is very fortunate to have sponsors like Molly’s Bar and Restaurant on board. We are very grateful to all of our sponsors as each and everyone play an integral part of the races.
“I can’t stress enough how proud I am to see so many people believe in what we are doing and more importantly put their hand in their pockets and help us – that’s not always easy to do.
“Molly’s Bar and Restaurant is one of many great fixtures in Ballymoney and I have to say after the recent investment from the regeneration scheme, the town centre is looking great. It is very impressive indeed.
“Two strokes have always played a part in the Armoy Road Races and we will continue to support local riders like Paul Robinson and our 125cc riders for as long as possible.”
The event is part funded by Tourism Northern Ireland and Bike Week runs from Sunday 19th July until Saturday 25th July 2015 with the SGS International ‘Race of Legends’ featuring on the Saturday 25th July 2015.
The Armoy races have grown over the last few years into a week long event and will start on Sunday 19th July with the customary “Ride Out” and BBQ. For more information visit www.amrrc.com or search for ‘AMRRC’ on Facebook and join the official fan page, you can also follow on twitter at @ArmoyRoadRaces.