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Around A Pound Tandragee 100: McGee Banks Fourth Win Of The Day After Sizzling Senior Open

Supersport victor, 125/Moto 3 winner, Super Twins winner, Derek McGee took his total of victories today at this year’s Around A Pound Tandragee 100 to four, after a close fought, gripping, sizzling Senior Open.

As in the Open race, involved in a high quality battle with Derek Sheils, it was roles reversed this time around for McGee who became the hunter, rather than the hunted.

Heading into final lap, keeping close proximity with Sheils, ZX-10RR Kawasaki mounted McGee on the sixth and final lap, powered back into race lead.

Crossing the line at the completion of lap six, he secured race victory by just 0.195 of a second!

Photo by Rod Neill

BE Racing In Conjunction With Richardson Kelly Racing’s Sheils finished a gallant runner up, whilst third place finisher Martin Jones Racing’s Michael Sweeney, caught the eye by finishing under 0.85 of a second behind anticipated leading duo McGee and Sheils.

2018 Newcomers A Manx GP champion Thomas Maxwell was a fine fourth, whilst fifth place finisher Shaun Anderson enjoyed another productive stint on the Noel Williamson Racing BMW.

Sixth place went the way of the improving Michael Browne, James Chawke was seventh, Lightweight 400 victor Paul ‘Potchy’ Williams battled his way to eighth, as Steven Procter and Logan Racing’s Neil Kernohan rounded out the first ten finishers.

Outside of the top ten, added notable performances included Cornwall’s Forest Dunn 11th, Darryl Tweed 12th, Mike Norbury 14th and lead Tandragee newcomer Tom Weeden 16th.

Tandragee 100 Senior Open results in full, are as follows:

1 Derek McGee
2 Derek Sheils
3 Michael Sweeney
4 Thomas Maxwell
5 Shaun Anderson
6 Michael Browne
7 James Chawke
8 Paul Williams
9 Steven Procter
10 Neil Kernohan
11 Forest Dunn
12 Darryl Tweed
13 Davy Morgan
14 Mike Norbury
15 Stephen McKnight
16 Tom Weeden
17 Damian Horan
18 Alan Connor
19 Paul Gartland
20 David Murphy
21 Kris Duncan
22 Lloyd Collins
23 Alan Johnston
24 Michal Dokoupil
25 Emmett Burke

Words by Stevie Rial