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Frank Kennedy


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Motorcycle: 1976 Maxton Yamaha TZ350
Born: 5 June 1948 – 14 November 1969 
Home town: Armoy


Frank Kennedy came from Armoy, Co. Antrim, home of the famous group of motorcycle racers, the ‘Armoy Armada’. They often competed with each other and their rivals the ‘Dromara Destroyers’ during the late 1970s. Frank Kennedy achieved a career best with a second placing at the 1976 North West 200. Unfortunately, his career was cut short, as he was killed at the 1979 North West 200 in what became known as ‘Black Saturday’. Three riders were killed in one race including Frank Kennedy, who died from his injuries several months later.

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