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Dundrod 150 Races – Round Up

National:

Graham Kennedy was victorious in a gripping Dundrod 150 national race. YZF R6 Yamaha mounted Graham, finished over three seconds in front of nearest challenger Glenn Walker, as Sean Connolly, wrapped up the podium finishers.

Top Gun Racing’s Gavin Lupton finished an excellent fourth, pole sitter Dean Campbell finished fifth as TT privateers champion Dan Hegarty completed the top six.

Dominic Herbertson was next up in seventh, fellow newcomer Michael Booth was a more than creditable eighth.

Ice Valley/4 Anjels Racing Sam West and David McConnachy who absolutely delighted with a top ten finish, finalised the top ten finishers.

Dundrod 150 National Race Results:

1 Graham Kennedy
2 Glenn Walker
3 Sean Connolly
4 Gavin Lupton
5 Dean Campbell
6 Dan Hegarty
7 Dominic Herbertson
8 Michael Booth
9 Sam West
10 David McConnachy

Lightweight:

Logan Racing’s Neil Kernohan held off a strong challenge from 2004 senior Manx Grand Prix winner Davy Morgan, to win the Dundrod 150 lightweight race.

Rounding out the top three finishers, was 2010 250 North West 200 winner Paul Robinson.

Paul Owen on the Team 98 RS 250 Honda, was happy enough with fourth position, Olie Linsdell’s highly accomplished return to Dundrod continued with a fifth place finish, as Stephen Morrison in sixth place, lead the 400 challenge.

Second and third best placed 400 mounted competitors Paul Gartland 7th and Veronika Hankocyova 8th, both produced impressive performances.

As did Gavin Brown and newcomer to Dundrod, Vincent Brett, ninth and tenth place finishers respectively.

Dundrod 150 Lightweight Race Results:

1 Neil Kernohan
2 Davy Morgan
3 Paul Robinson
4 Paul Owen
5 Olie Linsdell
6 Stephen Morrison
7 Paul Gartland
8 Veronika Hankocyova
9 Gavin Brown
10 Vincent Brett

Ultra Lightweight:

Bob Wylie Racing’s Christian Elkin was in dominant form in the Dundrod 150 Ultra Lightweight race, as he produced a top class all round performance to win by over 22 seconds.

Finishing in second place was Joey’s Bar Racing’s Sam Wilson after a close fought tussle with team mate Derek McGee, who made it two Joey’s Bar Racing Honda’s on the podium.

Dundrod debutant Gary Dunlop produced one of the undoubted rides of the race, as he finished a quite superb fourth.

Melissa Kennedy was an excellent fifth as Callum Laidlaw, Lorenzo Tiveron, Sarah Boyes and John Mcallister all enjoyed strong rides in finishing sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth.

Canada based Laird Shingleton completed the top ten finishers.

Dundrod 150 Ultra Lightweight Race Results:

1 Christian Elkin
2 Sam Wilson
3 Derek McGee
4 Gary Dunlop
5 Melissa Kennedy
6 Callum Laidlaw
7 Lorenzo Tiveron
8 Sarah Boyes
9 John Mcallister
10 Laird Shingleton

Challenge:

David “Action” Jackson lived up to his nickname, as he emerged by just 0.096 of a second over fellow newcomer to Dundrod Dominic Herbertson, in an enthralling challenge race.

Their was nothing in it throughout between two riders with corresponding amounts of pure road racing experience. Race winner David Jackson is planning to next year compete at more roads meetings.

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Photo by Rod Neill

He’s already showcased this week at Dundrod, that he’s a natural on the roads.

Danny Tomlinson Racing’s Michael Booth was delighted with third position, whilst Sam West on the Ice Valley/4 Anjels Racing S1000RR BMW in fourth place also showcased his rising pure road racing ability.

Leading supersport 600 mounted riders in fifth and sixth places where Robert Wilson (Stoddart Racing Yamaha) and Rod Lee Racing backed Adam McLean.

Frank Gallagher who has had more than a fair share of bad luck this year on the roads, finished in seventh place on the Zest Legal backed GSX-R 1000 Suzuki.

Concluding the top ten was Sean Connolly, David McConnachy and Dundrod 150 national race runner up, Glenn Walker.

Dundrod 150 Challenge Race Results:

1 David Jackson
2 Dominic Herbertson
3 Michael Booth
4 Sam West
5 Robert Wilson
6 Adam McLean
7 Frank Gallagher
8 Sean Connolly
9 David McConnachy
10 Glenn Walker

Dundrod 150 Superbike:

The original start of the Dundrod 150 superbike race, saw at the end of the opening two laps, Michael Dunlop out in front on the Hawk Racing S1000RR BMW, closely followed by RC213V-S Honda mounted Bruce Anstey, Conor Cummins and Tyco BMW’s Ian Hutchinson.

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Photo by Rod Neill

Peter Hickman second quickest in Ulster GP superbike qualifying, was a non starter, due to not been a fan of what where for all competitors, yet again tricky wet and damp conditions.

The red flags then came out following an incident involving Stephen McKnight, who crashed out unhurt.

It was then decided due to fading light, that all remaining Dundrod 150 action, would not run.

This makes it the third time in six years, that the Dundrod 150 superbike race has been cancelled, the previous times been in 2011 and 2013.

Words by Stevie Rial

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