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Enniskillen: Race Day Analysis – The Results, The Competition, The Super Heroes Feats Chronicled

Continuing his remarkable run of form on RJ Woolsey’s ER6 Kawasaki, which he piloted for the first time yesterday, the ever popular Dominic Herbertson dominated this afternoon’s Armstrong Engineering Super Twins race.

Victorious by nigh on four seconds over closest pursuer Paul ‘Potchy’ Williams, Herbertson showcased again today why he is regarded amongst International Road Racing’s most improved all round exponents.

Same as the aforementioned Super Twins race reduced in distance to just three laps, the Plantscape Eireann / McIntyre Repairs Supersport encounter proved an absolute classic.

Emerging on top from a captivating four rider battle for victory, Ballymoney’s Darryl Tweed took the race spoils by only 0.385 of a second over opening Supersport race victor, Kevin Fitzpatrick.

Twins winner Herbertson concluded the rostrum finishers, whilst fourth place finish was clinched by Clogher Valley Windows Open and Richard Britton Memorial feature race champion, Forest Dunn.

Photo by Rod Neill

125/Moto 3 honours were claimed by Gary Dunlop, who sealed his first second successive national roads success, having triumphed earlier this month at Kells.

Runner-up behind hugely popular race winner Dunlop, was fellow ultra-impressive Enniskillen debutant Sam Grief.

Stephen McKeown scooped Lightweight 250/400 class honours, whilst Junior/Senior Support class honours respectively went to Vinny Brennan and Darren Keys.

Sole Supersport 300 runner Barry Davidson enhanced his already impeccable roads CV with Junior 350, Senior 500 race triumph’s, whilst Junior 250, Senior 1000 class spoils were acquired by Richard Ford and Ian Thompson.

Photo by Road Racing Daily

Racers not already mentioned to have secured podium finishes from this year’s Enniskillen Road Races, are as follows:

Darryl Anderson (3rd Lightweight 400 / 3rd Senior Support), Kevin Baker (2nd Junior Support), Noel Smith (3rd Junior Support), Andy McAllister (2nd Senior Support).

Ken Parkes (3rd Junior 350 Classics), Philip Shaw (2nd Junior 250 Classics / 2nd Senior 1000 Classics), Kyle Parkes (3rd Junior 250 Classics), Wattie Brown (2nd Senior 500 Classics), Freddie Stewart (3rd Senior 500 Classics), Trevor Stewart (3rd Senior 1000 Classics).

Results per class from this morning’s, this afternoon’s, this evening’s competition at Enniskillen is as follows:

Junior Support:

1 Vinny Brennan
2 Kevin Baker
3 Noel Smith
4 Dominic Cottrell
5 Robert Cairns
6 Dave Walsh
7 Martin Currams
8 Mark Johnson
9 John Cahill
10 Aidan Cleary
11 Nigel McAuley
12 James Rothery

125/Moto 3:

1 Gary Dunlop
2 Sam Grief
3 Kevin Fitzpatrick
4 Nigel Moore
5 Melissa Kennedy
6 Ronnie Scott
7 Sean Leonard
8 Paul Gartland
9 Malcolm Love
10 Peter Shannon

Supersport 300:

1 Barry Davidson

Junior Classic 350:

1 Barry Davidson
2 Ian Thompson
3 Ken Parkes
4 Sam Kinkead
5 Mark Johnson
6 Andy Kildea
7 Gary Hutton
8 Freddie Stewart
9 Jonathan Doran
10 Tim Stephenson

Junior Classic 250:

1 Richard Ford
2 Philip Shaw
3 Kyle Parkes
4 Davy Crawford
5 Trevor Stewart
6 Allen Gibson

Super Twins:

1 Dominic Herbertson
2 Paul Williams
3 Vinny Brennan
4 Tommy Henry
5 Noel Smith
6 Dominic Cottrell
7 John Ella
8 Robert Cairns
9 Alistair Haworth
10 Brian Loughlin
11 Martin Currams
12 Tim Stephenson
13 James Rothery

Lightweight 250/400/Forgotten Era:

1 Stephen McKeown
2 Paul Williams
3 Darryl Anderson
4 Gareth Keys
5 Alistair Haworth
6 Alan Johnston
7 Stephen Morrison
8 Dave Walsh
9 Brian Loughlin
10 Darren Duncan

Plantscape Eireann / McIntrye Repairs Supersport:

1 Darryl Tweed
2 Kevin Fitzpatrick
3 Dominic Herbertson
4 Forest Dunn
5 Ryan Maher
6 David Murphy
7 Alan Johnston
8 Stephen Degnan

Senior 500 Classics:

1 Barry Davidson
2 Wattie Brown
3 Freddie Stewart
4 Sam Kinkead
5 Andy Kildea

Senior 1000 Classics:

1 Ian Thompson
2 Philip Shaw
3 Trevor Stewart

Senior Support:

1 Darren Keys
2 Andy McAllister
3 Darryl Anderson
4 Tommy Henry
5 Dermot Cleary
6 John Ella
7 Stuart McCann
8 Adrian Heraty
9 Steven Smith
10 John Cahill
11 Martin Currams

Words by Stevie Rial

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