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Around A Pound Tandragee 100: McGee Banks Top Spot In Open/Senior Open Qualifying

Mullingar’s Derek McGee continued today his tumultuous start to the 2019 roads season, at the Around A Pound Tandragee 100, as he banked in fine style pole position for tomorrow’s Open and Senior Open races.

ZX-10RR Kawasaki mounted McGee, close to dipping under the 3 minute lap barrier, lap time of 3 minutes 00.149 seconds, placed him over 2.2 seconds clear of nearest challenger in qualifying, BE Racing In Conjunction With Richardson Kelly Racing’s Derek Sheils.

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Third place on the time sheets was acquired by Martin Jones Racing’s Michael Sweeney, as McAdoo Kawasaki’s Adam McLean like lead BMW exponent Sweeney, showed solid, accomplished, high calibre form in finishing fourth quickest.

Reigning Newcomers A Manx GP champion Thomas Maxwell impressed in finishing fifth fastest, as did sixth, seventh quickest respectively, Noel Williamson Racing’s Shaun Anderson and rising star Michael Browne.

Concluding the top ten within qualifying were Stephen McKnight, current Junior Manx GP champion James Chawke and ‘Tommy Club’ member Steven Procter.

Around A Pound Tandragee 100 – Open/Senior Open qualifying results in full, are as follows:

1 Derek McGee 3.00.149
2 Derek Sheils 3.02.358
3 Michael Sweeney 3.04.783
4 Adam McLean 3.07.008
5 Thomas Maxwelll 3.07.795
6 Shaun Anderson 3.09.397
7 Michael Browne 3.10.592
8 Stephen McKnight 3.11.918
9 James Chawke 3.12.116
10 Steven Procter 3.12.755
11 Paul Williams 3.13.570
12 Davy Morgan 3.13.839
13 Neil Kernohan 3.13.867
14 Damian Horan 3.14.216
15 Darren Cooper 3.14.607
16 Forest Dunn 3.14.851
17 Kevin Fitzpatrick 3.15.388
18 Mike Norbury 3.17.836
19 Paul Cranston 3.20.133
20 Tom Weeden 3.20.294
21 Alan Connor 3.20.458
22 Paul Gartland 3.21.703
23 Michal Dokoupil 3.22.384
24 Kris Duncan 3.23.180
25 Dennis Booth 3.24.186
26 David Murphy 3.24.227
27 Alan Johnston 3.25.283
28 Anthony McColgan 3.26.100
29 Stephen Tobin 3.26.540
30 Liam Chawke 3.30.032
31 Emmett Burke 3.30.335
32 Lloyd Collins 3.30.520
33 Lee Hembury 3.31.996
34 Jonathan Gormley 3.33.864
35 Donald MacFadyen 3.34.330

Words by Stevie Rial

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