Now that the dust has settled on an amazing East Coast Racing Festival, it’s time to show our gratitude to those who helped to make it happen. Even the weather gods played a blinder for race day! This is a long one so pull up a chair…
Firstly, a massive thank you to our title sponsor Mrs Brown’s Boys who, apart from their main sponsorship, provided so much more that you simply could not put a price on, by bringing a light-hearted feel to the sport, when so badly needed. We are truly grateful.
To MotorCycling Ireland and their team of stewards, scrutineers, timekeepers, travelling marshals, MCI Medical Team and technical stewards, we thank you.
To all our individual race sponsors: Mrs Brown’s Boys, Road Racing Ireland, Carvin Property Management Ltd, Street Sweep, Friends of Alan Bonner, Principal Insurance Ireland, Ollies Place, Caffrey International Transport, Kennedy’s Motorcycles, McNally & Co., Friends of Road Racing, Friends of Eddy Reddy, The Mermaid Bar, HMS Management Services, we thank you.
To the businesses who supported us by taking an advert in the programme, we thank you.
To those who sponsored our brand new safety bales, you have helped make the track so much safer, we thank you.
To the fans who sponsored a bale, we thank you.
To the Hills Cricket Club who gave us the use of the club for our William Dunlop fundraiser BBQ and to MH for the food, we thank you.
To the medical team, ambulance, first aid and fire crews who were on hand, but gladly never called for, we thank you.
To An Garda Síochána who were on standby at the event and so supportive and helpful in the lead up, we thank you.
To Work Safety who donated, delivered and collected all fire extinguishers needed for the event, which thankfully remained untouched, we thank you.
To the Orange Army who signed up to marshal around the circuit, we thank you.
To our gate collectors, Skerries RFC, who went above and beyond the call of duty, we thank you.
To our race commentators George McCann and Geoff McMullen, who did an incredible job keeping everyone up to date on every race and their interviews with riders and guest race starters, kept everyone entertained. We thank you
To the cast and crew of Mrs Brown’s Boys, who came along, some of them to their very first road race, to start some races, meet the fans and distribute some Clintons Crisps to hungry spectators and commentators! We thank you.
To 600 Championship race starter Christy Dignam, the Aslan boys and their management, always eager to see what a road race was all about, left as fans! We thank you.
To the Film Steady Crew who filmed the event and interviewed riders, with minimal disruption around the circuit and within the paddock, for something we can watch off season, we thank you.
To the BLOCtg4 documentary crew, for minimal disruption and huge respect for the sport, we look forward to seeing our club members and riders as gaeilge! Go raibh mile maith agat.
To all the media, not just motorsport media, but mainstream too, who covered our launch and the buildup to the event in your newspapers, magazines and radio shows, with gusto and inquisitive interest. A special mention to Wallace, Gillian and Lesley at Road Racing Ireland who do so much to promote the sport, we thank you.
To all those photographers who signed up with us in advance of the event and for sharing your superb work with us in previews and reviews, we thank you.
To the residents and landowners around the course, your patience and support knows no bounds, we thank you.
To Fingal County Council for support, advice and encouragement, we thank you.
To all those riders who submitted an entry, got on their machines and put on a spectacular gladiatorial end of year show, we know all too well the costs and risks you take for these meetings, we thank you.
To the hardy fans and spectators, those who came along, bought a programme, bought some merchandise and supported the event from near and far, we thank you.
And finally, to our amazing East Coast MCC committee and members, a small group of passionate souls who put in an incredible amount of work, not just during the weekend of the festival, but all year round. The greatest gift you can give is your time and you give that so willingly, knowing this game is often a thankless task. Not today though, today we thank you, massively!
We are inspired to go forward and take it to another level in 2019. Keep Er Lit 🏁🏍️