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Armoy: Qualifying Round Up

Plenty of cloud cover, dry, ultra reasonable track conditions greeted competitors for this afternoon’s qualifying sessions at the latest instalment of the worldwide popular Armoy Road Races.

Dominant at Enniskillen, Walderstown and Faugheen, Derek McGee continued his tumultuous run of form by topping the Supersport, Super Twins and 125/Moto 3 time sheets by all over the 1.6 second mark.

Leading the challenge to B&W Racing, KMR Kawasaki mounted McGee within the Supersport, Super Twins qualifying sessions was Tobermore’s Adam McLean, whilst others to show an good turn of speed aboard 600, 650cc machinery included Cookstown BE Racing’s Davey Todd, Christian Elkin, Andy Farrell and WH Racing’s Dominic Herbertson.

Two stroke stalwart Neil Kernohan topped the combined 250/400 time sheets, whilst second quickest, Senior Support race victor from this evening Stephen McKeown, lead the 400 machinery challenge.

Photo by Rod Neill

McKeown also went onto finish second fastest in Senior Support qualifying, behind Ballyclare’s Darren Keys, whilst fellow rapidly improving next generation roads competitor Liam Chawke edged out Stephen Morrison, to secure Junior Support pole position.

Leading yesteryear machinery racers Brian Mateer, Ed Manly headed the Junior 250, Junior 350 Classics time sheets, while another vastly experienced Irish roads exponent, Nigel Moore, secured Senior 500 Classics pole position by just over a tenth of a second, in front of George Stinson.

Weather permitting, tomorrow sees ten races take place including the one they all want to win, the prestigious Race of Legends.

Roads are set to close from 10 AM on Saturday morning, with the opening scheduled race of the day, for Junior Support class racers, set to get the competitive action underway.

Armoy qualifying results per class, are as follows:

Senior Support:

1 Darren Keys 1.55.619
2 Stephen McKeown 1.56.808
3 Mike Swanson 1.57.096
4 Wayne Sheehan 1.57.123
5 Tommy Henry 1.57.822
6 Liam Chawke 1.59.116
7 Steven Clarke 1.59.177
8 William Hara 1.59.595
9 Matt Donaldson 2.00.170
10 Jordan McFerran 2.00.338
11 Chris Cook 2.00.582
12 Darryl Anderson 2.01.080
13 Stuart McCann 2.01.306
14 Dermot Cleary 2.01.768
15 Barry Sheehan 2.04.965
16 John Cahill 2.05.103
17 George Scott 2.06.925
18 Veronika Hankocyova 2.07.694
19 Aaron Boyd 2.09.498
20 Mathias Winkenjohann 2.10.053
21 Ian Simpson 2.11.080
22 James Rothery 2.11.578
23 Robert Cairns 2.19.147
24 Stephen Carr 2.21.634
25 Yvonne Montgomery 2.22.260

125/Moto 3:

1 Derek McGee 1.58.011
2 Christian Elkin 2.02.059
3 Kevin Fitzpatrick 2.06.789
4 Melissa Kennedy 2.07.847
5 Gary Dunlop 2.07.900
6 Nigel Moore 2.08.321
7 Chris Meyer 2.09.215
8 Paul Robinson 2.11.274
9 Sam Dunlop 2.12.205
10 Sean Leonard 2.12.828
11 Neil Kernohan 2.16.282
12 Malcolm Love 2.16.573
13 Gary Jordan 2.17.345
14 Sarah Boyes 2.17.649
15 Anders Richnau 2.17.683
16 Peter McKillop 2.21.085
17 Raymond Hodges 2.22.597

Supersport:

1 Derek McGee 1.45.154
2 Adam McLean 1.46.847
3 Paul Jordan 1.47.007
4 Davey Todd 1.47.382
5 Michael Sweeney 1.48.204
6 Christian Elkin 1.50.598
7 Graham Kennedy 1.50.734
8 Dominic Herbertson 1.50.831
9 Kevin Fitzpatrick 1.50.856
10 Davy Morgan 1.51.582
11 Neil Kernohan 1.51.756
12 Darryl Tweed 1.52.161
13 Andy Farrell 1.52.249
14 Darren Cooper 1.53.159
15 Kris Duncan 1.53.261
16 Marc Ironside 1.53.415
17 Thomas Maxwell 1.53.632
18 Sam Johnson 1.53.971
19 Forest Dunn 1.54.538
20 Mike Norbury 1.55.004

250 Classics:

1 Brian Mateer 2.18.197
2 Philip Shaw 2.20.240
3 Alex McVicker 2.39.363
4 Richard Ford 2.39.411
5 Robert Wright 3.00.217
6 Trevor Stewart 3.07.615
7 Allen Gibson 3.15.584

350 Classics:

1 Nigel Moore 2.17.827
2 George Stinson 2.17.978
3 Ken Parkes 2.18.491
4 Sean Leonard 2.21.638
5 Linton Irwin 2.24.243
6 Mark Johnson 2.24.419
7 Paul McMahon 2.35.132
8 David Crawford 2.37.813

500 Classics:

1 Ed Manly 2.10.393
2 Barry Davidson 2.10.865
3 Wattie Brown 2.14.172
4 John Leigh Pemberton 2.14.864
5 Billy Lyle 2.19.503
6 David Carleton 2.21.755
7 Andy Kildea 2.22.838
8 Robert McCrum 2.25.998
9 Freddie Stewart 2.27.477
10 Roger Chen 2.38.164

Lightweight 250/400:

1 Neil Kernohan 1.57.193
2 Stephen McKeown 1.58.774
3 Davy Morgan 1.59.181
4 Darryl Tweed 1.59.200
5 Darryl Anderson 2.01.107
6 Stephen Morrison 2.01.272
7 Gareth Keys 2.03.592
8 Paul Gartland 2.04.097
9 Chris Meyer 2.08.854
10 Peter Fletcher 2.10.295
11 Steven Clarke 2.10.317
12 Aaron Boyd 2.11.543
13 Raymond Hodges 2.12.266
14 Richard Ford 2.12.450
15 Dave Walsh 2.13.678
16 Bryan Harding 2.15.059
17 Darren Duncan 2.15.400
18 John McAllister 2.17.536
19 James Rothery 2.22.519
20 Davy Graham 2.33.046

Super Twins:

1 Derek McGee 1.48.690
2 Adam McLean 1.51.106
3 Christian Elkin 1.51.428
4 Davey Todd 1.51.830
5 Andy Farrell 1.54.906
6 Dominic Herbertson 1.56.292
7 Darren Cooper 1.56.885
8 Thomas Maxwell 1.56.937
9 Stephen McKnight 1.57.110
10 Paul Gartland 1.57.759
11 Neil Kernohan 1.58.001
12 Dan Harrison 2.00.194
13 William Hara 2.00.603
14 Tommy Henry 2.01.885
15 John Ella 2.03.703
16 Barry Sheehan 2.07.853
17 Mathias Winkenjohann 2.10.856
18 Robert Cairns 2.13.889

Junior Support:

1 Liam Chawke 1.59.734
2 Stephen Morrison 2.00.032
3 Barry Sheehan 2.01.450
4 Vic Allan 2.04.997
5 Mark Kirby 2.07.168
6 Dominic Cottrell 2.07.373
7 Matt Donaldson 2.07.894
8 Peter Fletcher 2.08.096
9 Bryan Harding 2.08.279
10 Mathias Winkenjohann 2.08.532
11 James Cottrell 2.09.155
12 John Cahill 2.09.562
13 Malcolm Love 2.09.645
14 Robert Cairns 2.10.489
15 Aaron Boyd 2.10.490
16 Mark Johnson 2.13.463
17 Sarah Boyes 2.14.291
18 Nigel McAuley 2.14.832
19 James Rothery 2.24.627

Words by Stevie Rial

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