Dunn Wins Rain Affected Cookstown Grand Final

Dunn Wins Rain Affected Cookstown Grand Final

Cornwall’s Forest Dunn was crowned this evening 2021 KDM Hire Cookstown 100 Grand Final Champion, having triumphed in the rain affected showpiece race.

The original race start had seen Michael Browne, Adam McLean duke it out for honours before red flags arose around the Orritor Circuit on lap four.

After a 20 minute plus delay, conditions had taken a turn for the worse with wet weather embarking itself upon Cookstown.

Due to this, many of the anticipated front runners including the above showcased Browne, McLean, PreZ Racing’s Paul Jordan opted not to race, with in total just seven racers electing to take part.

Once competition eventually got underway, the hardy road race fans in attendance witnessed a captivating battle for victory between the aforementioned Dunn, Lightweight Supersport 400 winner Darryl Tweed and star Cookstown newcomer David ‘Action’ Jackson.

Four times top thirty TT finisher Jackson held the race on lap 2 but on lap 3 it was McAdoo Kawasaki’s Tweed at the helm, leading most recent Enniskillen Grand Final winner Dunn by only 0.034 of a second.

The final lap would see a third new race leader as Dunn slotted into the race lead which he would keep to the finish line, emerging 0.551 in front of Tweed.

Rapid Orritor Circuit debutant Jackson wrapped up the podium finishers whilst positions 4th-7th were occupied by Paul Gartland, Richard Charlton, Stephen Tobin and the evergreen Paul Cranston.

Photo credit: Rod Neill

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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