Well, it has been a very exciting few weeks for Sam...
Firstly, Sam was selected for the Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council coca-cola bursary scheme a and was awarded a sum of money to help fund his 2017 season. He is very grateful for their support.
Sam found out a few weeks ago that Carryduff Forklift are very kindly sponsering Sam with a 600 for the 2017 season. Sam was very excited to get out on the 600 for his first test day at Kirkistown. After only a few laps on the bike he immediatley gelled with it and each session, his times were getting quicker and quicker! A few weeks later Sam was then out on another test day at Kirkstown and he was again getting to grips with a bike that feels completely different, practicing his starts and improving his times.
After being granted permission to ride in his first 600 race by the MCUI before he turned 16, Sam headed to the Sunflower after only two test days on the 600 for his first race. In the first Supersport B race on the Friday evening Sam came 4th and set the second fastest time of the race. On the Saturday morning in very bad conditions, Sam came 3rd in the supersport B race setting the fastest lap time.
Thanks very much to Brain Ewing, Michael Williamson of D&M Developments LTD, Stevie Gowan and Carryduff Forkflift.
A special thanks also to everyone who supported Sam throughout the whole season; Diane and Michael Pearson, Mum and Dad, Beller, Brian Ewing, Bernard Smyth, Scottish Ma and Da, Donkey Patton of DP Polishing, Aaron and Liz, Paul and Salette, Granny and Granda Lyons, Scott Miller, Martin Lennon of ML Designs, Michael Williamson of D&M Developments LTD, Billy Mckinstry, Ian Mcclenaghan and especially Carryduff Forklift.