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Around A Pound Tandragee 100: Qualifying Wrap Up

As in Open/Senior Open qualifying, the Supersport timed practice session of the 59th Tandragee 100 saw the two Derek’s, McGee and Sheils, embroiled in another high quality battle, to be top of the time sheets.

Underling again the potential of his ex Gearlink Kawasaki steed, it was Duke Road Race Rankings champion McGee (3.02.854), who had the edge, outpacing Sheils (3.05.850) to the tune of nigh on three seconds.

Photo by Road Racing Daily

Mullingar’s McGee, unquestionably the standout racer from today’s qualifying sessions, went onto dominate the 125/Moto 3 qualifying session, finishing closing in on 15 seconds quicker than nearest challenger, Gary Dunlop.

McGee almost additionally secured Super Twins/Super Mono pole position, only to be outpaced by just over 0.2 of a second, by McAdoo Kawasaki’s Adam McLean.

Photo by Rod Neill

The yesteryear machinery classes, which provide a mix of evoking memories from years gone by, great sounds a plenty, and a chance to see many absolutely priceless bikes up close, timed practice sessions were topped by Gareth Keys (Forgotten Era), Brian Mateer (Junior Classic 250).

Supersport 300 class pole sitter Barry Davidson (Junior Classic 350), Richard Ford (Senior Classic 1000) and overall Classics pace setter John Leigh Pemberton (Senior Classic 500).

Lightweight 400 qualifying spoils went the way of Darryl Anderson, whilst the Junior Support, Senior Support time sheets were headed respectively by Vinny Brennan and Andy McAllister.

Results per class from today’s timed practice sessions at Tandragee, are as follows:

Junior Support:

1 Vinny Brennan 3.28.258
2 Kevin Baker 3.30.323
3 Eoin O’Siochru 3.35.599
4 Dominic Cottrell 3.36.304
5 Alistair Haworth 3.36.832
6 John Ella 3.38.370
7 Noel Smith 3.38.749
8 Robert Cairns 3.38.959
9 RJ Woolsey 3.39.320
10 Shaun Wynne 3.40.497
11 Dave Walsh 3.40.877
12 Phill Archer 3.42.241
13 John Cahill 3.44.209
14 James Cottrell 3.44.736
15 Mark Johnson 3.45.926
16 Nigel Colgan 3.46.199
17 Mark Kirby 3.51.720
18 Nigel McAuley 3.51.772
19 Michael Hoey 3.54.542
20 Stephen Carr 3.56.001
21 Darren Duncan 3.56.270
22 Davy Graham 3.58.886
23 Chris Meyer 4.02.933
24 Aidan Cleary 4.06.256
25 Adrian Heraty 4.14.393
26 Oliver Dean 4.19.583

Supersport:

1 Derek McGee 3.02.854
2 Derek Sheils 3.05.850
3 Adam McLean 3.06.118
4 Michael Sweeney 3.07.395
5 Michael Browne 3.10.566
6 Kevin Fitzpatrick 3.13.162
7 Davy Morgan 3.15.347
8 Neil Kernohan 3.16.463
9 Darryl Tweed 3.17.057
10 Steven Procter 3.17.371
11 James Chawke 3.18.036
12 Forest Dunn 3.18.564
13 Darren Cooper 3.18.605
14 Tom Weeden 3.21.054
15 Mike Norbury 3.21.263
16 Dennis Booth 3.26.405
17 Michal Dokoupil 3.26.751
18 Kris Duncan 3.27.057
19 Stephen Tobin 3.28.467
20 David Howard 3.29.397
21 Alan Johnston 3.29.453
22 Emmett Burke 3.32.266
23 David Murphy 3.33.541
24 Liam Chawke 3.33.570
25 Lloyd Collins 3.35.190
26 Anthony McColgan 3.40.171
27 Lee Hembury 3.40.213

Junior 250/350 Classics – Senior 500/1000 Classics combined:

1 John Leigh Pemberton 3.42.257
2 Mark Parrett 3.46.925
3 Richard Ford 3.47.237
4 Dean Stimpson 3.47.689
5 Barry Davidson 3.47.696
6 Keith Clarke 3.49.030
7 Brian Mateer 3.49.905
8 Guy Martin 3.50.195
9 Ken Parkes 3.54.332
10 Mark Johnson 3.55.345
11 Nigel Moore 3.56.577
12 Ian Thompson 3.56.944
13 Tim Stephenson 3.57.109
14 Freddie Stewart 3.58.437
15 George Stinson 3.58.989
16 Philip Shaw 4.03.386
17 Billy Lyle 4.03.702
18 Andy Kildea 4.04.014
19 Linton Irwin 4.04.540
20 Mick Brady 4.05.505
21 Sam Kinkead 4.10.670
22 Gary Hutton 4.12.775
23 Jonathan Doran 4.20.199
24 Andrew Jackson 4.23.761
25 Gavan Duffy 4.24.191
26 RJ Woolsey 4.30.215
27 Kyle Parkes 4.31.243
28 Ed Manly 4.34.384
29 Roger Skipp 5.02.888
30 Thomas Craig 5.08.463
31 Trevor Stewart 5.30.590
32 Allen Gibson 5.38.916

125/Moto 3:

1 Derek McGee 3.15.131
2 Gary Dunlop 3.29.728
3 Nigel Moore 3.31.659
4 Kevin Fitzpatrick 3.31.734
5 Wayne Kennedy 3.35.260
6 Andrew Jackson 3.36.318
7 Sam Grief 3.39.798
8 Melissa Kennedy 3.41.724
9 Ronnie Scott 3.49.837
10 Dean Stimpson 3.49.905
11 Chris Meyer 3.51.397

Lightweight 400:

1 Darryl Anderson 3.29.517
2 Paul Williams 3.29.728
3 David Howard 3.31.586
4 Alistair Haworth 3.33.134
5 Kris Duncan 3.33.376
6 Stephen Morrison 3.34.041
7 Stephen McKeown 3.34.087
8 Alan Johnston 3.35.203
9 Dave Walsh 3.40.045
10 Jordan McFerran 3.42.671
11 Paul Gartland 3.42.756
12 Brian Loughlin 3.46.771
13 Aaron Boyd 3.48.546
14 Michael Hoey 3.50.233
15 RJ Woolsey 3.50.258
16 Yvonne Montgomery 4.05.374
17 Lloyd Collins 4.24.306

Forgotten Era:

1 Gareth Keys 3.32.908
2 Robert McCrum 3.41.733
3 Des Butler 3.46.244
4 Richard Ford 3.47.029

Supersport 300:

1 Barry Davidson 4.03.901
2 Roger Chen 4.45.145

Senior Support:

1 Andy McAllister 3.19.360
2 Kevin Baker 3.25.906
3 Darryl Anderson 3.26.828
4 Tommy Henry 3.28.076
5 Ben Plant 3.29.004
6 Darren Keys 3.29.064
7 Wayne Pither 3.29.362
8 Dermot Cleary 3.31.322
9 Stuart McCann 3.32.890
10 George Scott 3.35.085
11 Frankie Stennett 3.36.077
12 Robert Cairns 3.36.741
13 Shaun Wynne 3.36.916
14 Michael Hoey 3.37.941
15 Noel Smith 3.38.044
16 Phill Archer 3.38.485
17 John Cahill 3.38.616
18 Ben Wales 3.39.725
19 Veronika Hankocyova 3.40.972
20 RJ Woolsey 3.41.900
21 James Cottrell 3.50.064
22 Stephen Carr 3.50.090
23 John O’Donovan 3.52.865
24 Albert Walker 3.53.894
25 Enrico Rocchi 3.55.110
26 Adrian Heraty 3.56.111
27 Yvonne Montgomery 3.58.532
28 Stephen Beattie 4.24.761

Super Twins/Super Mono:

1 Adam McLean 3.09.313
2 Derek McGee 3.09.531
3 Michael Sweeney 3.14.693
4 Stephen McKnight 3.20.853
5 Neil Kernohan 3.21.326
6 Paul Williams 3.21.396
7 Darren Cooper 3.22.360
8 Shaun Anderson 3.26.983
9 Paul Gartland 3.28.479
10 Kevin Baker 3.30.869
11 William Hara 3.35.418
12 Tommy Henry 3.36.400
13 Eoin O’Siochru 3.36.544
14 Anthony McColgan 3.37.029
15 Vinny Brennan 3.37.339
16 Noel Smith 3.37.641
17 Mark Kirby 3.39.244
18 Brian Loughlin 3.39.925
19 Robert Cairns 3.40.408
20 Dominic Cottrell 3.41.668
21 Darryl Tweed 3.43.889
22 John Ella 3.44.724
23 Tim Stephenson 3.45.028
24 James Cottrell 3.46.292
25 Nigel Colgan 3.46.425
26 Mark Johnson 3.51.823
27 Ben Plant 3.52.386
28 Nigel McAuley 4.00.223
29 Davy Graham 4.09.964
30 RJ Woolsey 4.11.002
31 Oliver Dean 4.18.190

250:

1 Chris Meyer 3.52.296

Words by Stevie Rial

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