Quality Entry for Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races

With the Blackford Financial Services Pre-TT Classic Road Races, only days away promoters, Southern 100 Racing are pleased to confirm that a total of 231 entries have been accepted for this year’s races, which take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 24th, 25th, & 26th May 2024.

Last year’s race winners, Joe Yeardsley, Barry Davidson, Rhys Hardisty, and Keith Shannon head a list of the crème de la crème of Classic Racers as they compete for a share of the £14,540.00 prize fund over a total of nine races.

The Junior Superbike Post Classic race has proved the most popular, followed by the Junior 350cc Classic, the Senior Superbike Post Classic and the Senior (500cc). The 1100cc Classic, 350cc and 250cc Singles and 250cc Lightweight and 125cc Post Classic, all have quality entries, as do the two Sidecar races, although the 2023 winners have ‘gone modern’ and are concentrating their efforts on the Snaefell Mountain Course.

The Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races practice, and racing follows the pattern of recent years, with Friday 24th May Evening being taken up with Practice between 6.00pm and 9.40pm at the latest.

Saturday Afternoon 25th May practising continues between 12.30pm and 4.00pm. Saturday Evening will see four races, the MSP-R Singles Race over six laps; the  Foraging Vintners 1100cc Classic Race over seven laps, followed by the seven lap Geoff Duke Junior Post Classic Race. Bringing the proceedings to a close will be the four laps  3 Wheeling Media Sidecar Race One.

Sunday Afternoon, 26th May between 1.00pm and 6.00pm the final six races in this year’s event will be run, commencing with the Greystones LLC Senior (500cc) Classic Race over six laps, followed by the Quine & Cubbon 250cc Classic Race and the 125cc Post Classic Race run concurrently over six laps of the Colas Billown Course.

The seven lap Vintage MCC (IOM Section) Junior (350cc) Classic Race is followed by the six lap Blackford’s Classic Consolation Race, for non-qualifiers. The UGGLY & CO Senior Post Classic Superbikes Race is the penultimate race, with the  3 Wheeling Media Sidecar Race Two bringing the chequered flag down on the 2024 Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races.

The Prize Presentation will be held in Castletown Market Square on Sunday Evening commencing at 7.30pm, please come along and show your appreciation and support to all the competitors.

Further details can be found on the official website www.southern100.com and on various social media channels.


(Photo courtesy of Callum Staley, depicts some of the close racing action from 2023.)




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