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KDM Hire Cookstown 100: Qualifying Round Up

It’s been an overall excellent day of practice, qualifying sessions at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100, with proven event specialists, multi Irish roads champions, rising stars a plenty all hugely impressing.

Runner up in Open (A) qualifying, Mullingar’s Derek McGee piloting the ex Gearlink Kawasaki, previously piloted by current BSB racer Ben Currie, powered to Supersport pole position.

McGee’s time of 1 minute 25.754 seconds, proved more than enough to hold off the attentions of McAdoo Kawasaki’s Adam McLean (1.26.162), who finished just over 0.4 of a second behind the current Duke Road Race Rankings champion.

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Alongside clinching Supersport pole, McGee was also in peerless form aboard the Faraldo Racing Honda in 125/Moto 3/Supersport 300 qualifying, finishing nigh on three seconds quicker than nearest class challenger Nigel Moore.

Junior Classics, Senior Classics qualifying honours respectively both went to yesteryear racing legend, Barry Davidson, whilst Super Twins, Lightweight timed practice spoils went the way of two time Junior Manx GP winner, Michael Sweeney, and Paul Williams.

Support classes wise, Andy McAllister headed the Senior Support brigade, whilst Junior Support qualifying honours were acquired by Eoin O’Soichru.

Reminder race action gets under way this evening at the 2019 KDM Hire Cookstown 100, with races planned to take place including the Open (B) race.

The Open (A) race that was intended to take place tonight, has been temporally called off, and will now run tomorrow, due to present wet, damp conditions on the Orritor circuit.

Top ten finishers per class, from today’s qualifying sessions at Cookstown, are as follows:

Senior Support:

1 Andy McAllister 1.36.508
2 Dermot Cleary 1.38.452
3 Tommy Henry 1.39.358
4 Darryl Anderson 1.39.733
5 Darren Keys 1.39.841
6 Gary Jordan 1.40.119
7 Stuart McCann 1.40.125
8 John Cahill 1.40.879
9 Kevin Baker 1.41.223
10 Phill Archer 1.43.171

125/Moto 3:

1 Derek McGee 1.38.332
2 Nigel Moore 1.41.199
3 Kevin Fitzpatrick 1.42.428
4 Sam Grief 1.45.797
5 Jack Sands 1.46.332
6 Paul Gartland 1.47.088
7 Malcolm Love 1.47.883
8 Barry Davidson 1.49.864
9 Chris Meyer 1.50.481
10 Ronnie Scott 1.51.003

Junior Support:

1 Eoin O’Siochru 1.38.557
2 Vincent Brennan 1.39.007
3 Alistair Haworth 1.39.515
4 Dominic Cottrell 1.40.989
5 Mark Kirby 1.41.102
6 Kevin Baker 1.41.804
7 Jason Cassells 1.41.834
8 Noel Smith 1.42.362
9 James Cottrell 1.43.110
10 Martin Currams 1.43.419

Junior Classics:

1 Barry Davidson 1,47.428
2 Ed Manly 1.48.791
3 Nigel Moore 1.49.314
4 Brian Mateer 1.51.350
5 Mark Johnson 1.52.544
6 Chris McGahan 1.52.688
7 Ian Thompson 1.53.423
8 Sam Kinkead 1.53.466
9 Freddie Stewart 1.53.638
10 Linton Irwin 1.53.818

Supersport:

1 Derek McGee 1.25.754
2 Adam McLean 1.26.162
3 Paul Jordan 1.26.640
4 Michael Sweeney 1.27.482
5 Derek Sheils 1.27.484
6 Michael Browne 1.27.772
7 Neil Kernohan 1.29.024
8 Darryl Tweed 1.29.553
9 Kevin Fitzpatrick 1.30.002
10 Brad Vicars 1.31.467

Lightweight:

1 Paul Williams 1.37.418
2 Alistair Haworth 1.37.853
3 Stephen McKeown 1.39.321
4 Darryl Anderson 1.40.853
5 Stephen Morrison 1.41.114
6 Chris Meyer 1.41.667
7 Gareth Keys 1.42.254
8 Aaron Boyd 1.42.964
9 Lloyd Collins 1.45.547
10 Jordan McFerran 1.46.227

Senior Classics:

1 Barry Davidson 1.46.118
2 Richard Ford 1.48.104
3 Ed Manly 1.49.931
4 Freddie Stewart 1.50.681
5 John Leigh Pemberton 1.53.017
6 Anthony Ambler 1.54.234
7 Billy Lyle 1.54.967
8 Philip Shaw 1.55.808
9 Andy Kildea 1.56.089
10 Gary Hutton 1.58.266

Super Twins:

1 Michael Sweeney 1.31.403
2 Adam McLean 1.31.645
3 Stephen McKnight 1.35.023
4 Paul Gartland 1.38.504
5 Darryl Tweed 1.38.913
6 Vincent Brennan 1.39.170
7 Eoin O’Soichru 1.39.355
8 Dominic Cottrell 1.41.431
9 Anthony McColgan 1.42.556
10 Brian Loughlin 1.42.785

Words by Stevie Rial

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