Thursday, February 15

The Nifty 50 Endurance Race is back - February 24th Mondello park

The racing season still has yet to begin, but already there’s a stir in the sheds of many, prepping oriental super singles for battle.

Yes, the Nifty 50 is nearly upon us again...

This annual charitable event has grown legs over the years and is always a tremendous success. It makes absolutely no sense why folks would spend so much time and effort for a non-championship event in almost guaranteed cold damp conditions but, Mondello does its best to be hospitable.

From its humble beginnings, stemming from the mind of closet egomaniac Ed Byrne, with the help of our fallen friend Aidan Lynam the Nifty 50 endurance race has grabbed the attention of many. Past entrants include MotoGP stars Jeremy McWilliams and Scott Redding, NW200 winner Glenn Irwin, TT racer Guy Martin as well as Irish regulars Cody Nally and Derek Sheils.

Photographers, officials, marshals on the banks, timekeepers and spectators come in droves to support this madness and donate cash to the 3 charities nominated by the class winners.

This year’s Nifty 50 returns to Mondello Park on Saturday February 24th with racing commencing at 11 (ish). More information is available on our Facebook page.

At the end of the day, 3 teams go home champions, but in my book all involved are winners.

Words: Andy Quinn

Images courtesy John Burke, James Foley, Joe Connolly and James McCann

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