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East Coast Racing Festival: Sweeney Chalks Up Supersport Non Championship Honours

Mastering tricky drying conditions around Killalane, it was two times Junior Manx GP winner Michael ‘Micko’ Sweeney who chalked up Supersport Non Championship honours.

Victorious to the tune of plus 3.9 seconds over nearest challenger, Cookstown BE Racing’s Derek Sheils, the JWM Yamaha mounted racer was never headed in the seven lap race.

Additionally success today at the East Coast Racing Festival, proved all the more memorable for ‘Micko’, with the race win been his first 600 victory of the 2017 roads season, having come close on a number of occasions.

Photo by Rod Neill

Evolution Camping backed Paul Jordan on the ex Taylor Mackenzie McAMS Yamaha concluded the rostrum finishers, whilst Newcomers A Manx GP runner up Darryl Tweed continued his good form with an excellent fourth place finish.

Callum Laidlaw bagged fifth, John O’Donovan was a more than creditable sixth whilst remaining race finishers Paul Fallon, John Ella and Ben Plant all enjoyed extremely constructive races.

Notable non finishers included Irish road race Supersport champion Derek McGee and former Senior Support title winner Kevin Fitzpatrick, who both elected to not participate in the seven lap encounter due to the changeable conditions.

Caffrey International Supersport Non Championship Race Results:

1 Michael Sweeney
2 Derek Sheils
3 Paul Jordan
4 Darryl Tweed
5 Callum Laidlaw
6 John O’Donovan
7 Paul Fallon
8 John Ella
9 Ben Plant

Words by Stevie Rial