PRE-TT CLAS­SIC

Classic Racer - - PADDOCK GOSSIP -

Reg­u­la­tions and En­try Forms for the Black­ford’s PRE-TT Clas­sic Road Races are avail­able now to down­load from the or­gan­iser’s of­fi­cial web­site www.south­ern100.com The 2017 meet­ing will take place on Fri­day, Satur­day and Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day, May 26, 27 and 29 on the Bil­lown Course in the south of the Isle of Man and kick-starts the an­nual TT Fes­ti­val. The nine-race pro­gramme caters for 250/350cc Sin­gle cylin­der ma­chines; 250cc Light­weight; 350cc Ju­nior; 500cc Se­nior; 850cc Clas­sic; Ju­nior and Se­nior Su­per­bikes, plus the ever-pop­u­lar side­cars, which in­cludes a round of the pres­ti­gious Ca­math­ias Cup se­ries. The to­tal prize fund for the 2017 Black­ford PRE-TT Clas­sic Road Races to­tals over £13,000. First run in 1988, clas­sics have be­come syn­ony­mous with close, com­pet­i­tive rac­ing, as well as bring­ing a touch of nos­tal­gia, along with the ex­otic sounds and smells of past rac­ing eras. The en­thu­si­asm and at­mos­phere is also spe­cial around the Bil­lown cir­cuit dur­ing the Black­ford Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices PRE-TT Clas­sic meet­ing as spec­ta­tors and en­thu­si­asts min­gle with the ever-grow­ing num­ber of com­peti­tors. The event is capped on the Tues­day af­ter the races by a unique open air Con­cours d’el­e­gance of Rac­ing Ma­chines in Castle­town Square, where many of the ma­chines are fired-up for ev­ery­one’s en­joy­ment. This is fol­lowed by the prize pre­sen­ta­tion of the nu­mer­ous tro­phies ded­i­cated to the Black­ford Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices PRE-TT Clas­sic Road Races.

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