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Skerries 100: Race Day Wrap Up

Joe Loughlin continued his domination of the support classes, with series of victories, won in differing styles.

Having dominated the Junior Support race, along the way setting a new lap record, the Senior Support encounter proved more of a difficult venture for Joe, who ultimately clinched victory, but only by just 1.7 seconds over a determined David Howard.

Outside of the Crossan Motorcycles backed rider, others to impress within the support races, included Skerries debutant Darren Cooper, Michael Browne, Oisin Watson, Liam Chawke and John Byrne.

Stephen McKnight scooped Open Non Qualifiers honours, in front of newcomer Forest Dunn and David Lumsden, whilst the Super Twins non championship race, was won by Ben Mullane.

Cookstown BE Racing’s Derek Sheils, as in the Open and Grand Final races, produced a world class, faultless display to wrap up the Open Non Championship race, finishing victorious by over 22 seconds, as 650 runner up Michael Sweeney and Paul Jordan, rounded out the podium finishers.

Derek McGee added 125/Moto 3 success, to his Supersport and Super Twin laurels, having held off a tenacious challenge from his Joey’s Bar Racing Team Manager, Gary Dunlop.

Photo by Rod Neill

Red flagged on the penultimate lap, Logan Racing’s Neil Kernohan was declared overall winner of the 250/400 race, which saw Callum “Skoot” Laidlaw claim a popular 400 class win.

Looking towards the Classic racing scene, the race winners where as follows; Ed Manly (350), Richard Ford (250), Barry Davidson (500) and Robert McCrum (1000).

Words by Stevie Rial