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Foraging Vintners Increase Their Support

Foraging Vintners is an Isle of Man craft winery that uses non-grape based produce to create delicate sparkling wines. Based in Port Erin Foraging Vintners joined forces with the Southern 100 organisers last year, providing magnums of their Rhunessa Sparking Wine for the main race winners. Which were very well received. Founder and Director Ian Swindells was well pleased with the response, not only from the competitors, but also the fans and enthusiasts that were present, that he is not …

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4 HIRE ASSIST SOUTHERN 100 NEWCOMERS

The record number of Newcomers that were accepted for the 2017 Isle of Man Steam Packet Southern 100 International Road Races have been eclipsed by the entries this year. Last year thirty solo riders and four sidecar crews made their debut on the Colas Billown Course – 2018 sees the total rise to 36 solo competitors and no less than 10 Sidecar crews, including two all-female teams who will experience the joys and tribulations of the 4.25-mile Course during the four-day meeting which takes place …

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COWTON SHATTERS RECORDS AT POST TT ROAD RACES

James Cowton, 2014 Duke Road Race Rankings Champion entered all three races at the Radcliffe’s Butchers Post TT Road Races, round seven of the 2018 series, held on the challenging 4.25-mile Colas Billown Circuit in the south of the Isle of Man. Twice he was thwarted in taking the chequered cloth, first in the Supersport race by his McAdoo Kawasaki team-mate Adam McLean, then by his Yorkshire rival Joey Thompson in the Supertwins race. In both races he set record breaking laps at 109.18mph …

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Voice of the Southern 100 Dies

Maurice Mawdsley, long-time commentator, based at the start-finish on Castletown By-pass during the Southern 100 Road Races held on the Colas Billown Course has died. Maurice first sat in the drivers cab of an old Isle of Man Transport double-decker, which had been converted into the main commentary point and race control in 1988, moving to the splendour of the present Race Control Buildings in 2005 until switching off his Mic after the Southern 100 International Road Races in 2016. …

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SOUTHERN 100 BIKER MARSHALS CAN WIN A SET OF NEW TYRES

Marshals who use their motorcycles to travel to the Colas Billown Circuit for marshalling at this year’s Southern 100, are invited to enter a prize draw for a new set of tyres. Five sets have been made available from METZELER and winners will be drawn by TIM GLOVER on MANX RADIO during commentary on Championship Race Day Thursday. The lucky winners will receive their vouchers during Southern 100 Presentation Night in Castletown Square the same day 12th July. To enter the draw. Please request and complete …

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DAVEY TODD TO MAKE SOUTHERN 100 DEBUT

Cookstown Burrows Engineering’s rising star Davey Todd is set to make his racing debut on the ColasBillown Course at this year’s Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 International Road Races next month. Davey started showing his racing credentials at the Skerries 100 Road Races in 2017, taking three fourth places finishes during the meeting, most notably in the County Crest Grand Final, following that with top six placings at Walderstown, Oliver’s Mount, with two second places at the Armoy ‘Race of Legends’ Road …

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METZELER PROVIDE TYRE SPONSORSHIP

Leading tyre manufacturer Metzeler are providing special tyre sponsorship to the ‘rising stars’ of road racing who will have been racing at the recent Radcliffe’s Post TT Road Races and the forthcoming Isle of Man Steam Packet International Southern 100 Road Races in July. Three competitors received their awards at the end of the Radcliffe’s Post TT Road Races from Southern 100 Rider’s Liaison Officer, Chris Palmer. JWilliamswebWinsford’s Jonathan Perry, along with Manxies Jamie Williams and Ryan Kneen received certificates …

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Dan Kneen

Southern 100 Racing are devastated hearing the news that Dan Kneen died during Wednesday evening’s practice session on the TT Mountain Course. Onchan rider, Dan had a long association with the Southern 100, enjoying his most successful year last year, finishing second on the 1000 DTR BMW to Dean Harrison in the prestigious Manx Gas Solo Championship Race after securing three similar race finishes in the Corlett’s Trophies 1000cc race; the Ellan Vannin Fuels Senior race and the Island Aggregates Senior race behind Michael Dunlop. 2016 saw the …