Sheils on Pole for to morrows KDM Hire Cookstown 100 Superbike Race

Dubliner Derek Sheils starts in pole Poisition for to morrows KDM Hire Cookstown 100 Superbike race Friday. Sheils having his first outing on the new RK Racing Suzuki will have Mullingars Derek McGee hot on his heels, with the young guns, Adam McLean and Paul Jordan in hot pursuit. MJR Racings Michael Sweeney and Thomas Maxwell compete the top 6. Practice began with light rain and a few minor incidents, but once the roads dried out,t he Clerk of the Course ran Practice like clockwork, until the rain returned later in the evening. McGee on his ex Ben Currie Kawasaki topped the 600 class from Adam McLean on the McAdoo Kawasaki,with Paul Jordan on the Alaistair Russell Yamaha in 3rd spot ahead of Sweeney, Sheils and Cork rider Mike Browne. McGee topped the moto 3 on his first outing on the Faraldo Moto 3 Honda, the ex GP Machine proving much quicker than the opposition, with Nigel Moore in second spot , 3 seconds adrift. Newomer sam Grief was 3rd quickest on Paul Robinsoans moto 3, best of the 125 runers was Kevin Fitzpatrick, with Barry Davison best of the SS300 runners. Davison went on to take pole in both 350 and 500 classic races, with Richard Ford topping the 1000 and Brian Mateer best of the quarter litre runners. Garteh Keys tops the Forgotten Era, whilst welsh rider Paul Williams having his first outing on the PK Racing Yamaha topping the 400 class.Michael Sweeney tops the Supertwins from Adam McLean, but McGee was best of the second group runners, however this was run in heavy rain, and times much slower, so the grids may well differ from the time sheets. Eoin O Siorchu leads the Junior Support from Vinny Brennan, with Andy McAlister heading a very competitive Senior Support from Dermot Cleary,Tommy Henry,Darryl Anderson,Darren Keys and Gary Jordan, brother of Paul Jordan. Ben Plant won the senior Support B race with Scottish lassie, Gillian McGaw scoring a fine win in only her second road race, taking the honours in the Junior Support B race. Ben Rea won the Open B race. To Morrow, roads close at 10.00am Please get there early,and support the event by Buying a Race Programme

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