Road Racing News

Around A Pound Tandragee 100: Qualifying Wrap Up

As in Open/Senior Open qualifying, the Supersport timed practice session of the 58th Tandragee 100 saw the two Derek’s, Sheils and McGee, embroiled in another high quality battle, to be top of the time sheets.

Underling again the potential of his ex IC Racing/Caffrey International YZF R6 Yamaha steed, it was multi Irish road race Superbike champion Sheils (3.00.504), who just had the edge, to make it a hat trick of poles today at Tandragee.

Second quickest McGee, went onto head the 125/Moto 3 and Super Twins qualifying sessions, aboard respectively the Joeys Bar MCC Honda, and the IEG backed KMR Kawasaki, to mark himself out as arguably the standout rider from today’s competition at Tandragee.

Photo by Tommy Vennard

Outside of McGee and Sheils various world class performances, fellow countryman Michael Sweeney third fastest in Supersport qualifying, is quietly going under the radar this season, showing consistent highly accomplished pace and form, on the Martin Jones Racing machines.

Same applies to rising star Adam McLean, who will start from second on the grid tomorrow, for the Super Twins race, having showed more excellent speed on the Roy Hanna Motors backed Kawasaki.

Fellow next gen roads competitors Neil Kernohan and Ballymoney’s Darryl Tweed, topped the 250 and 400 time sheets, whilst the Junior Support and Senior Support pole position honours, went respectively to Wayne Sheehan and the improving Michael Browne.

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 (Classic 250), Barry Davidson (Classic 350) and Robert McCrum (Classic 1000).

Qualifying results per class, from the 58th Around A Pound Tandragee 100, are as follows:

Junior Support:

1 Wayne Sheehan 3.25.314
2 Barry Sheehan 3.28.106
3 RJ Woolsey 3.29.246
4 Michael Nagle 3.30.387
5 Stephen Morrison 3.31.280
6 John Cahill 3.31.644
7 Darryl Anderson 3.33.270
8 Vic Allan 3.33.439
9 Liam Chawke 3.33.907
10 Robert Cairns 3.34.325
11 Tommy Heaphy 3.35.558
12 Noel Smith 3.35.910
13 Gavin Brown 3.36.902
14 Ben Plant 3.37.353
15 Thomas Whitmore 3.37.591
16 Thomas Molloy 3.37.748
17 John Leigh Pemberton 3.38.028
18 Brian Loughlin 3.38.674
19 Jamie O’Brien 3.41.503
20 Rad Hughes 3.44.282
21 Malcolm Love 3.45.847
22 Sarah Boyes 3.47.822
23 Keith Clarke 3.47.934
24 Ken Ruddy 3.48.358
25 Michael Hoey 3.48.691
26 Mark Johnson 3.48.844
27 Gordon Clark 3.52.494
28 Andrew Jackson 3.52.603
29 Nigel McAuley 3.54.626
30 Stephen Davison 3.54.806
31 James Cottrell 3.55.267
32 Chris Meyer 4.01.373
33 Yvonne Montgomery 4.01.589
34 Davy Graham 4.06.676

Supersport:

1 Derek Sheils 3.00.504
2 Derek McGee 3.00.741
3 Michael Sweeney 3.02.753
4 William Dunlop 3.03.485
5 Adam McLean 3.03.999
6 Davey Todd 3.07.460
7 Andy Farrell 3.10.168
8 James Chawke 3.10.478
9 Darryl Tweed 3.10.668
10 Joe Loughlin 3.11.937
11 Paul Cranston 3.12.058
12 Steven Procter 3.12.702
13 Darren Cooper 3.13.326
14 Tom Robinson 3.13.559
15 Graham Kennedy 3.13.598
16 Gareth Evans 3.14.119
17 Rhys Hardisty 3.14.777
18 Daniel Mettam 3.14.995
19 Neil Kernohan 3.15.389
20 Davy Morgan 3.15.394
21 Kevin Fitzpatrick 3.15.661
22 Paul Williams 3.15.889
23 Sam Johnson 3.16.117
24 Michal Dokoupil 3.19.031
25 Forest Dunn 3.19.067
26 Dennis Booth 3.21.602
27 Eric Wilson 3.23.323
28 Alan Johnston 3.24.898
29 Noel Carroll 3.26.874

Classic 1000:

1 Robert McCurm 3.41.349
2 Jamie O’Brien 3.44.187
3 Trevor Stewart 5.27.523

Classic 250:

1 Brian Mateer 3.54.830
2 Philip Shaw 3.57.873
3 Gary Hutton 4.25.760
4 Alex McVicker 4.26.693
5 Robert Wright 5.01.971
6 Allen Gibson 5.28.426

Classic 350:

1 Barry Davidson 3.46.945
2 George Stinson 3.52.337
3 Nigel Moore 3.57.967
4 Linton Irwin 3.58.297
5 Ken Parkes 3.59.878
6 Sean Leonard 4.01.227
7 Freddie Stewart 4.03.643
8 Mark Johnson 4.05.893
9 Herbie Ronan 4.07.008
10 Chris McGahan 4.08.439
11 Tim Stephenson 4.10.725
12 Mark McCloskey 4.27.969
13 Gearoid Hoare 4.28.770

Classic 500:

1 John Leigh Pemberton 3.44.090
2 Keith Clarke 3.52.897
3 Gary Jamison 3.54.070
4 Mark Parrett 3.54.333
5 Billy Lyle 3.59.734
6 Andy Kildea 4.00.253
7 David Carleton 4.09.393
8 Roger Chen 4.26.708

125/Moto 3:

1 Derek McGee 3.17.087
2 Adam McLean 3.19.855
3 Paul Robinson 3.22.913
4 Joe Loughlin 3.28.748
5 Nigel Moore 3.33.942
6 Paul Jordan 3.35.784
7 Dean Stimpson 3.41.775
8 Jamie O’Brien 3.43.857
9 Melissa Kennedy 3.45.488
10 Andrew Jackson 3.46.008
11 Malcolm Love 3.46.843
12 Sarah Boyes 3.47.541
13 Ronnie Scott 3.56.807
14 Jack Sands 3.57.204
15 John McAllister 4.05.146
16 Chris Meyer 4.05.382
17 Peter McKillop 4.06.730

Forgotten Era:

1 Gareth Keys 3.26.849
2 Robert McCrum 3.41.948
3 Richard Ford 3.46.313
4 Des Butler 3.55.530
5 Chris McGahan 3.57.447
6 Ian Thompson 4.02.908

400:

1 Darryl Tweed 3.20.354
2 Stephen Morrison 3.26.388
3 Vic Allan 3.34.125
4 Lloyd Collins 3.40.712
5 Brian Loughlin 3.41.222
6 Rad Hughes 3.46.564
7 Gordon Clark 3.47.333
8 Dave Walsh 3.48.298
9 Steven Clarke 3.48.597
10 Aaron Boyd 3.52.209
11 Robert Cairns 3.55.509
12 Davy Graham 3.55.738
13 Yvonne Montgomery 3.57.383
14 RJ Woolsey 3.59.967
15 Roy Beattie 4.26.181

Senior Support:

1 Michael Browne 3.19.680
2 Wayne Sheehan 3.23.469
3 Liam Chawke 3.28.409
4 Barry Sheehan 3.28.506
5 Ben Plant 3.28.793
6 William Hara 3.29.126
7 Tommy Henry 3.29.305
8 Steven Clarke 3.29.504
9 Andy McAllister 3.29.773
10 David Murphy 3.30.533
11 Stuart McCann 3.30.970
12 Jordan McFerran 3.31.740
13 Noel Smith 3.32.817
14 Darryl Anderson 3.33.531
15 John Cahill 3.33.747
16 Rad Hughes 3.35.614
17 Andy McPherson 3.35.831
18 Mathias Winkenjohann 3.35.885
19 Shaun Wynne 3.36.082
20 George Scott 3.36.245
21 Lloyd Collins 3.36.347
22 Kevin Baker 3.36.593
23 Matt Donaldson 3.36.801
24 Tommy Heaphy 3.37.080
25 Ben Wales 3.38.382
26 Michael Hoey 3.40.045
27 Veronika Hankocyova 3.40.114
28 Aaron Mellish 3.46.069
29 Yvonne Montgomery 3.51.858
30 Stephen Carr 3.53.604
31 Mel Gantly 4.28.683

Super Twins:

1 Derek McGee 3.07.102
2 Adam McLean 3.08.633
3 Davey Todd 3.09.327
4 Thomas Maxwell 3.13.596
5 Andy Farrell 3.13.696
6 James Chawke 3.16.477
7 Darren Cooper 3.17.544
8 Shaun Anderson 3.17.975
9 Michael Browne 3.20.360
10 Seamus Elliott 3.23.139
11 Neil Kernohan 3.27.671
12 Paul Gartland 3.30.059
13 William Hara 3.33.142
14 Ben Plant 3.33.349
15 Michael Nagle 3.34.246
16 Robert Cairns 3.36.245
17 Brian Loughlin 3.36.567
18 Dean Stimpson 3.36.930
19 Gavin Brown 3.38.023
20 Tommy Heaphy 3.38.209
21 Thomas Molloy 3.39.388
22 Des Butler 3.39.732
23 Thomas Whitmore 3.44.664
24 Tim Stephenson 3.50.540
25 Paul O’Rourke 3.51.470
26 Mark Johnson 3.51.954
27 RJ Woolsey 3.52.450
28 John McAllister 4.03.146
29 Chris Meyer 4.03.275
30 Barry Sheehan 4.03.943

250:

1 Neil Kernohan 3.27.671
2 Dean Stimpson 3.36.930
3 John McAllister 4.03.146
4 Chris Meyer 4.03.275

Words by Stevie Rial

>