Sunflower Trophy winner Richard Kerr headlines the entry for Philip Wylie Memorial Supermoto at Nutts Corner

All proceeds from the event will go to the NI Air Ambulance Service, the Wylie family’s chosen charity.

In February 2020, former Ulster and Irish Supermoto Champion Philip of Islandmagee sadly succumbed to injuries he sustained at Nutts Corner during round four of the Supermoto Championship.

In his memory, riders from across the country come together to celebrate the life of the man from Co Antrim, whose name is synonymous with Supermoto in Ireland.

Richard Kerr won the Sunflower Trophy for the first time in October at Bishopscourt.

Topping the entry list is recent Sunflower Trophy winner Richard Kerr, who finished fifth in the British Superstock 1000 Championship. Kerr will drive a TM530 and will be joined on the grid on Saturday by two of his brothers, Andrew and Ivan.

Scott Swann, who switched from Yamaha to Gearlink Kawasaki in the British Supersport Championship this year, will ride an SM1 Yamaha 450.

Loughbrickland’s top motocross rider Jason Meara will also be on the starting grid alongside Paul Gartland and Mark Todd in the solo Supermoto class.

Leading the quad class will be six-time Winter Series champion Justin Reid of Comber. Reid, who was part of the Ireland team when they won the Quadcross des Nations in 2021, will face stiff opposition from great friend and rival Mark McLernon of Hillsborough – the British, Irish and Ulster champion 2022.

Richard Kerr, Justin Reid, Scott Swann and John Hoy with the Philip Wylie Memorial Cup. Also pictured is David Gibson (President of the Temple Motorcycle Club) at the launch of the 2022 Philip Wylie Memorial Supermoto event.

The production class led by Paul Graham and Pete McCartland as well as the pit bikes, where Kyle Cross and Paul Edgar are expected to be the spotlight, will round out the racing program.

The Temple Club thanked the Wylie family, the runners and all of the race sponsors: Rebel.co Merchandise & Apparel, TJ. Veneer, Core & Saw, Global Oils Magic Bullet & Carryduff Autoparts.

Local businessman John Hoy will sponsor the Philip Wylie Trophy while Daryn and Catherine Dunlop of WD Foods are sponsors of the David Jeffries Cup.

The race starts at 11 a.m. Admission is £5 for adults under 16 free.

Omagh’s Lewis Spratt was the overall B/W 85 winner at the two-day MMC Winter Series and fundraiser for Melanie Griffith in Vernon Mount, Cork.

Anyone unable to attend the event but wishing to support the charity can purchase a ticket in lieu of a donation at www.templemotorcycleclub.com.

Meanwhile, the MMC Winter Series and fundraiser for Melanie Griffith took place at Vernon Mount, where Omagh’s Lewis Spratt was unbeaten in the B/W85 class at the two-day event in Cork.

Driving McCullagh’s Centra KTM, the 14-year-old was fastest in qualifying and was devastating in wet and difficult conditions, taking three wins on Saturday and two on Sunday overall.

Cork man Fin Wilson won all five 125/250 youth races for the overall on the CCM/Steve Mills GOMX Husqvarna.

Hillsborough’s Mark McLernon will be back in action at this weekend’s Philip Wylie Memorial Supermoto meeting at Nutts Corner.

The 16-year-old, who made a welcome return to racing at the final round of the Irish Championship at Saul, Downpatrick, in August after breaking his collarbone in the summer, also finished second to compatriot David Galvin. in the A&B class with two wins and three thirds.

Co Fermanagh’s Max Jones won the overall car class while Jack Roche was the overall ‘C’ winner.

Carter Williams won the 65 class by one point from Ben Egerton with Peter Mylett the Novice overall winner.

Fin Wilson took overall 125/250cc victory at the 2022 MMC Winter Series and fundraiser for Melanie Griffith in Vernon Mount, Cork.

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