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Ramsey Sprint

History

The Ramsey Sprint is a drag sprint event over an 1/8th mile strip. Anyone can compete, as long as they are willing to pay the entry fee. Motorcycles from all over the world enter, most already over as part of the TT Festival. Some bikes have special modifications, which keeps things interesting. All day event with food, exhibits and entertainment.

Location

The race takes place on the blocked off northern seaside road of Mooragh Promenade in the town of Ramsey.

By Vehicle:
Head towards the north and Ramsey.

By Bus:
Take bus routes no. 5 and 6 from Douglas and Peel to Ramsey and walk to the northern coast of Ramsey, across the bridge.

By Railway:
Travel to Douglas on the Steam Railway and then to Ramsey on the Electric Railway. Mooragh Park is just a short walk away and is next to the Sprinting road along the northern coast of Ramsey, across the bridge.

Competing in and Watching the Ramsey Sprint Races

The Ramsey Sprint is open to everyone with a motorcycle. A slight inspection of machines will be made when signing on. Pay and go, no need to pre-arrange, just turn up on the day.

Visitors can watch the event from the northern promenade side of the street. There is lots of action to be seen and since the event is all day, getting a good view is not hard. Parking available near Mooragh Park.

Ramsey Sprint Day is traditionally a busy day for the Manx Electric Railway as it shuttles tourists and locals back and forth from Ramsey. If you are planning to travel up on the MER, then get their early or you maybe standing for the long journey. Beware that the last tram of the day could be very busy, standing room only is common.


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