Monday, June 17

Sheils shines at CC's Unlimited Kells road races - Results and Images

Hugely successful return of Kells Road Races delights riders and spectators.

The return of the Kells Road Races sponsored by CC’s Unlimited was a hit all round yesterday providing some excellent races over the jumps and twists of the Meath track.

Derek Sheils was the man on fire taking 2 Superbike wins but, Paul Jordan wasn’t far behind with a Supersport win and 2nd in the Grand Final.

The Dubliner took the win in the Open race from Michael Sweeney and 3rd place Thomas Maxwell. In the Grand Final, Maxwell was also 3rd upping his game on the ZX10r.

Derek Sheils was also leading the Supersport race before retiring and Paul Jordan stormed off to win from Michael Sweeney who had his new MJR Racing R6 on show. Darryl Tweed was very impressive in the race and finished 3rd.

In the Moto3 race, Gary Dunlop was victorious despite the best efforts of Melissa Kennedy and a strong challenge from Samuel Grief. Kevin Fitzpatrick won the 125 class from Wayne Kennedy and Sean Leonard in 3rd.

The Senior Support race in memory of Alan Bonner was won by Andy McAllister. Tommy Henry rode well to finish 2nd and Dermot Cleary was 3rd.

In Junior Support, Eoin O’Siochru was on top form and was first home. Kevin Baker didn’t make it easy and pushed hard to 2nd as Vinny Brennan was a close 3rd.

A large field of Classic bikes formed the grid yesterday in all classes. Richard Ford won the 1000cc race beating Ian Thompson who was 2nd and Trevor Stewart 3rd. Ed Manly was successful in the 500cc race from Barry Davidson and Freddie Stewart 3rd. Manly also won the 350 race, 1st home ahead of Ian Thompson and 3rd place Ken Parkes. Brian Mateer lifted the 250 trophy from Richard Ford and Philip Shaw.

Darryl Anderson won the 250-400cc Championship race after and close battle with Gareth Keys and Stephen Morrison in a restarted race following a non-racing related incident.

The Supertwin grid was also well represented and Skerries rider Andy Farrell was first home. Fighting off the advances of Kevin Baker and Vinny Brennan  who would complete the podium.

Words and images (c) Andy Quinn

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