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East Coast Racing Festival: Memorable Supersport Double For Local Hero Sweeney

Michael Sweeney made it back to back 600 victories at the East Coast Racing Festival, winning an enthralling Kennedy Motorcycles Supersport Championship race.

It’s fair to say that this achievement ranks high within the Skerries racers already accomplished roads CV.

Photo by Rod Neill

Cookstown BE Racing’s Derek Sheils was again the nearest challenger to the two times Junior Manx GP winner, this time the gap between them standing at just 0.160 of a second.

Evolution Camping backed Paul Jordan third, was under 1.1 seconds behind as just 1.235 separated the top three finishers.

Kevin Fitzpatrick battled to an impressive fourth place finish in front of Ballymoney’s Darryl Tweed, whilst fellow next generation road racer Graham Kennedy in sixth, also showed solid form.

Remaining finishers within the seven lap race where Callum Laidlaw, long time Manx GP competitor Dennis Booth, Paul Fallon and John O’Donovan.

Kennedy Motorcycles Supersport Championship – Race Results:

1 Michael Sweeney
2 Derek Sheils
3 Paul Jordan
4 Kevin Fitzpatrick
5 Darryl Tweed
6 Graham Kennedy
7 Callum Laidlaw
8 Dennis Booth
9 Paul Fallon
10 John O’Donovan

Words by Stevie Rial