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Armoy: Race Day Round Up

Bouncing back from a rare defeat on Friday evening, Joe Loughlin reasserted his dominance of the Senior/Junior Support classes today at Armoy.

Emerging victorious in both races by over ten seconds, nearest challengers to him in the Junior Support/Senior Support encounters respectively where Shirlaws Motorcycles backed duo Marc Ironside and Adam Lyon.

Photo by Rod Neill

Glenn Walker competing this weekend within the McKinstry Racing fold and David Howard who earlier this month won on his debut at the Southern 100, also recorded support class rostrum finishes.

Receiver of the man of the meeting award Derek McGee, held off McAdoo Racing’s James Cowton and rising star Adam McLean to secure victory in a gripping Super Twins race.

Logan Racing’s Neil Kernohan as at Faugheen last weekend, sealed 250/400 honours, with second placed Darryl Tweed heading the 400 fraternity in front of RT+E Racing’s Callum Laidlaw.

Looking back on the 125/Moto 3 race, there was no stopping Christian Elkin aboard the Bob Wylie Racing Moto 3 Honda, who headed home Adam McLean to the tune of plus 15 seconds, as Paul Robinson finalised the podium finishers.

Richard Ford scooped Classic 250 honours, Barry Davidson continued his stellar season with Classic 350 success whilst Classic 500 winner Ed Manly, was also the overall victor of the Classics race.

Despite the persistent annoying rain showers!, oil spillages and further delays, it couldn’t dim down another top draw Armoy Road Races.

The only aspect racing wise in my opinion, that was missing today was Derek Sheils and Cookstown BE Racing not competing.

As has been stated in recent days, we know the reasons why, but it’s still a shame for the event which needs world class riders like Derek to be mixing it with the likes of now seven time Race of Legends winner, Michael Dunlop, who was on another planet this afternoon.

Words by Stevie Rial