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Enniskillen: Qualifying Analysis – The Lap Times, The Competition, The Super Heroes Feats Chronicled

Warm, dry conditions greeted racers for the opening day of competitive action at the 2019 Enniskillen Road Races, which saw a host of talented up coming roads talents, roads stalwarts a plenty and various high profile event debutants excel and some.

Alongside securing Supersport, open, feature race pole positions, Kevin Fitzpatrick also proved peerless in 125/Moto 3 qualifying, finishing over 3.3 seconds quicker than nearest pursuer, Paul Robinson supported Sam Grief.

Reflecting on Super Twins qualifying, it was the hugely popular Dominic Herbertson who finished quickest by almost a second over closest challenger, support class front runner Kevin Baker.

Herbertson’s pace in twins timed practice was made all the more notable, given that he was piloting a machine he hadn’t piloted prior to today, an ER6 Kawasaki provided by RJ Woolsey.

Photo by Road Racing Daily

Junior Support, Senior Support class honours went respectively to Vinny Brennan and Darren Keys, whilst Lightweight timed practice spoils went the way of Paul ‘Potchy’ Williams.

Yesteryear machinery wise, prominent classic racing specialists Barry Davidson, Richard Ford headed the overall Junior 250/350, Senior 500/1000 classics time sheets.

11 races are scheduled to take place tomorrow at Enniskillen, including the Richard Britton Memorial Feature race, won last year in commanding fashion by Derek McGee.

Mullingar’s McGee is a non starter for this weekend’s competition, as he continues to get back up to optimum race fitness, following injuries sustained in an incident at Greeba Castle during TT 2019.

Qualifying results per class from this afternoon, evening’s competitive action at Enniskillen, is as follows:

Junior Support:

1 Vinny Brennan 2.00.591
2 Noel Smith 2.01.901
3 Kevin Baker 2.01.910
4 Dominic Cottrell 2.02.376
5 John Ella 2.04.794
6 Robert Cairns 2.05.004
7 Alastair Haworth 2.06.640
8 Dave Walsh 2.09.831
9 Aaron Boyd 2.09.871
10 Aidan Cleary 2.10.646
11 John Cahill 2.11.876
12 Martin Currams 2.12.381
13 Nigel McAuley 2.13.181
14 Mark Johnson 2.15.118
15 James Rothery 2.18.092

125/Moto 3:

1 Kevin Fitzpatrick 2.01.479
2 Sam Grief 2.04.821
3 Gary Dunlop 2.05.297
4 Melissa Kennedy 2.09.986
5 Ronnie Scott 2.10.778
6 Wayne Kennedy 2.11.270
7 Malcolm Love 2.13.375
8 Sean Leonard 2.14.410
9 Paul Gartland 2.15.459
10 Peter Shannon 2.43.607

Supersport 300:

1 Barry Davidson 2.18.168

Senior Support:

1 Darren Keys 1.55.840
2 Andy McAllister 1.56.448
3 Darryl Anderson 1.57.178
4 Kevin Baker 1.59.440
5 Dermot Cleary 1.59.881
6 Tommy Henry 2.01.620
7 Noel Smith 2.02.279
8 John Ella 2.02.335
9 Stuart McCann 2.02.446
10 Robert Cairns 2.03.999
11 Adrian Heraty 2.04.393
12 George Scott 2.07.096
13 John Cahill 2.08.420
14 Steven Smith 2.08.834
15 Martin Currams 2.10.719
16 James Rothery 2.16.886

Junior 250/350 Classics:

1 Barry Davidson 2.13.258
2 Ken Parkes 2.18.119
3 Richard Ford 2.20.820
4 Ian Thompson 2.20.925
5 Philip Shaw 2.21.459
6 Sam Kinkead 2.21.814
7 Brian Mateer 2.22.983
8 Gary Hutton 2.23.063
9 Freddie Stewart 2.23.112
10 Mark Johnson 2.24.245
11 Andy Kildea 2.24.368
12 Jonathan Doran 2.27.639
13 Tim Stephenson 2.28.178
14 Kyle Parkes 2.36.202
15 Paul McMahon 2.36.320
16 Kevin Callan 2.46.991
17 Davy Crawford 2.54.967
18 Trevor Stewart 3.10.860
19 Allen Gibson 3.39.648

Super Twins:

1 Dominic Herbertson 1.58.421
2 Kevin Baker 1.59.406
3 Paul Williams 1.59.473
4 Vinny Brennan 1.59.781
5 Noel Smith 2.01.536
6 Dominic Cottrell 2.01.816
7 John Ella 2.04.179
8 Tommy Henry 2.04.339
9 Alastair Haworth 2.05.424
10 Brian Loughlin 2.05.474
11 Robert Cairns 2.06.718
12 Martin Currams 2.11.906
13 Tim Stephenson 2.14.766
14 Nigel McAuley 2.15.037
15 James Rothery 2.18.558

Senior 500/1000 Classics:

1 Richard Ford 2.08.772
2 Ian Thompson 2.13.041
3 Barry Davidson 2.13.151
4 Wattie Brown 2.14.031
5 Freddie Stewart 2.15.653
6 Andy Kildea 2.17.793
7 Philip Shaw 2.25.284
8 Sam Kinkead 2.26.642
9 Roger Chen 2.47.622
10 Trevor Stewart 2.55.839

Lightweight 250/400:

1 Paul ‘Potchy’ Williams 1.59.982
2 Stephen McKeown 2.01.076
3 Darryl Anderson 2.02.005
4 Alan Johnston 2.03.504
5 Gareth Keys 2.04.152
6 Alastair Haworth 2.04.571
7 Stephen Morrison 2.05.171
8 David Howard 2.07.089
9 Dave Walsh 2.08.000
10 Aaron Boyd 2.08.060
11 Brian Loughlin 2.08.741
12 Darren Duncan 2.12.044
13 Yvonne Montgomery 2.26.298

Words by Stevie Rial

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