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Kennedy shakes on new deal for Armoy Road Races

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Kennedy shakes on new deal for Armoy Road Races thumbnailRoadside Garages has been confirmed as Armoy Road Races’ title sponsor for 2017. Pictured (L-R) is Armoy Race of Legends Assistant Clerk of the Course Peter Louden, Roadside Garage’s Ian Lamont, Clerk of the Course Bill Kennedy, Mary Huey and Treasurer Ge

ARMOY Road Race supremo Bill Kennedy has expressed his relief at being able to nail down a new title sponsor in time for this summer's event. This morning (Tuesday) Mr Kennedy announced that Coleraine business Roadside Garages will be the principal backer of the meeting for 2017.
Roadside Garages is no stranger to the sport given its association with Michael Dunlop, who is in action at the TT races this week and next. It has also built up a strong rapport with Mr Kennedy in the nine short years since the Race of Legends was added to the national calendar.
The search for a new title sponsor was sparked by SGS International's surprise decision to cut its ties following two very successful years.
“2017 is set to be a good year, and with Roadside KIA on board as title sponsor, we are all very happy," said Mr Kennedy, himself a former racer. "I'm not going to make any bones about it; I wish we had this sorted a few months ago, but it's all go now given this announcement.
“We have our launch of the Armoy Road Races fairly shortly after the TT has finished, so there will be a few more details to learn there on what is happening at the end of July. I would at this stage, on behalf of the Club and personally, like to thank David Boyd and Ian Lamont of Roadside for their commitment this year to the Armoy Road Races. We've some fantastic sponsors this year, some of who, thankfully, have been with us since year one and others that are new to road racing. I look forward to working with both David and Ian in the weeks ahead."

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