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KDM Hire Cookstown 100: Qualifying Round Up

Despite the best efforts of certain individuals, the weather, Covid-19 nothing could stop the return today of Irish Road Racing at Cookstown been an outstanding success.

Aside from Derek Sheils securing Open race pole position, here’s a run down of who also enjoyed qualifying victories within their respective classes:

Fifth on the Open race qualifying times sheet, McAdoo Kawasaki’s Adam McLean surged to feature Supersport race pole position.

McLean’s time of 1 minute 26.253 seconds proved more than enough to hold off the attentions of 125/Moto 3 pole sitter Paul Jordan, who finished 1.59 seconds in arrears.

Photo by Rod Neill

Alongside clinching Supersport pole, National Superstock 600 Championship exponent McLean was also in fine form on 650cc machinery, edging new McAdoo Kawasaki team mate Darryl Tweed for qualifying spoils by just over 0.3 of a second.

Twice Manx GP winner Tweed went onto just lose out on combined Lightweight 250/400 pole position, edged to the top sport in qualifying by Neil Kernohan. The gap between Kernohan and Tweed on the time screens stood at just 0.097 of a second!

Junior Classic 250/350 qualifying honours went respectively to Orritor Circuit debutant, the Isle of Wight’s Ryan Whitehall and esteemed yesteryear racer John Leigh Pemberton.

Irish roads legend Barry Davidson set the Senior 500 Classics pace whilst Senior 1000 Classic timed practice honours went the way of long Classics racing contemporary Richard Ford.

Support classes wise, Vinny Brennan headed the Senior Support brigade whilst Junior Support qualifying victory was acquired by Michael Gillan.

Overall qualifying results per class, are as follows:

Supersport:

1 Adam McLean 1.26.253
2 Paul Jordan 1.27.179
3 Darryl Tweed 1.27.417
4 Michael Sweeney 1.27.649
5 Michael Browne 1.28.271
6 Graham Kennedy 1.30.542
7 Thomas Maxwell 1.31.030
8 Neil Kernohan 1.31.341
9 Dean Campbell 1.32.783
10 Richard Charlton 1.33.202
11 Stephen Tobin 1.33.479
12 Davy Morgan 1.33.759
13 Paul Cranston 1.34.039
14 Dermot Cleary 1.34.643
15 Darryl Anderson 1.36.214
16 Carl Phillips 1.36.733
17 Alan Johnston 1.38.384
18 Stephen Degnan 1.38.714
19 Sean Seddon 1.39.132
20 Noel Carroll 1.39.817
21 Donald MacFadyen 1.41.792
22 Garth Woods 1.51.055

125/Moto 3:

1 Paul Jordan 1.40.949
2 Nigel Moore 1.42.987
3 Graham Kennedy 1.46.850
4 Chris Meyer 1.47.532
5 Steven Smith 1.47.726
6 Malcolm Love 1.50.211
7 Ross Dunstan 2.00.431
8 Peter Shannon 2.08.311

Supersport 300:

1 Linton Irwin 1.54.853
2 RJ Woolsey 1.59.127

Junior Support:

1 Michael Gillan 1.40.342
2 Mark Johnson 1.41.122
3 Anthony Lillis 1.41.807
4 John O’Donovan 1.41.953
5 Shaun Wynne 1.43.274
6 John Cahill 1.43.417
7 Francis O’Hara 1.44.259
8 Chris Meyer 1.44.986
9 Aron Hatch 1.45.150
10 RJ Woolsey 1.45.370
11 Dave Walsh 1.45.965
12 James Ford 1.46.396
13 Michael Hogan 1.46.883
14 Darren Duncan 1.48.253
15 Lee Osprey 1.50.078
16 James Rothery 1.50.532
17 Billy Lyle 1.51.447
18 Andy Whale 1.52.383
19 Michael Cash 1.52.545
20 Mick Gittings 1.53.835
21 Samantha Scott 2.23.720
22 Adrian Heraty 2.31.932

Junior 250 Classics:

1 Ryan Whitehall 1.50.822
2 Richard Ford 1.56.176
3 Philip Shaw 1.57.688
4 Nigel Moore 2.06.785
5 Gary Hutton 2.07.685
6 Davy Crawford 2.15.922
7 Peter Shannon 2.23.686
8 Trevor Stewart 2.28.882
9 Robert Wright 2.43.828
10 Allen Gibson 2.48.515

Junior 350 Classics:

1 John Leigh Pemberton 1.48.509
2 Barry Davidson 1.52.617
3 Linton Irwin 1.53.743
4 Mark Johnson 1.54.518
5 Andy Kildea 1.56.391
6 Jonathan Doran 1.56.646
7 Ian Thompson 1.57.256
8 Robert McCrum 1.58.895
9 Freddie Stewart 1.59.148
10 Billy Lyle 2.01.326

Senior Support:

1 Vinny Brennan 1.35.977
2 Paul Swords 1.37.011
3 Liam Trainor 1.37.729
4 Keelim Ryan 1.38.396
5 Ryan Whitehall 1.38.685
6 Kelly Carruthers 1.38.933
7 John O’Donovan 1.39.267
8 John Cahill 1.39.283
9 Aaron Hughes 1.39.719
10 Anthony O’Carroll 1.39.900
11 Steven Smith 1.40.655
12 Tommy Heaphy 1.41.043
13 Shaun Wynne 1.41.244
14 Michael Gahan 1.41.336
15 Aidan Cleary 1.41.953
16 Darragh Trappe 1.42.070
17 Gary Jordan 1.42.305
18 Richard Telford 1.42.936
19 Aron Hatch 1.43.071
20 Adrian Heraty 1.43.192
21 Cameron Robb 1.43.269
22 George Scott 1.43.483
23 James Ford 1.44.353
24 Danila Krasniuk 1.44.460
25 Andy Lock 1.45.531
26 Yvonne Montgomery 1.47.377
27 James Rothery 1.48.863
28 Andrew Sams 2.02.855

Lightweight 250/400/Forgotten Era:

1 Neil Kernohan 1.35.119
2 Darryl Tweed 1.35.216
3 Davy Morgan 1.41.910
4 Shaun Wynne 1.43.402
5 Richard Ford 1.43.819
6 Chris Meyer 1.43.950
7 Alan Johnston 1.45.368
8 Dave Walsh 1.45.496
9 Michael Cash 1.49.117
10 Yvonne Montgomery 1.50.828
11 Robert McCrum 1.52.342
12 RJ Woolsey 1.53.625
13 Brian Loughlin 2.07.690

Senior 500 Classics:

1 Barry Davidson 1.51.732
2 John Leigh Pemberton 1.56.354
3 Leon Murphy 1.56.793
4 Mark Johnson 1.57.673
5 Andy Kildea 1.59.267
6 Wattie Brown 2.03.738
7 Gearoid Hoare 2.18.221

Senior 1000 Classics:

1 Richard Ford 1.53.016
2 Andy Hornby 1.54.549
3 David Bradley 2.00.312
4 Garth Woods 2.01.004
5 Philip Shaw 2.03.913
6 RJ Woolsey 2.15.923

Super Twins:

1 Adam McLean 1.29.930
2 Darryl Tweed 1.30.236
3 Michael Sweeney 1.33.203
4 Neil Kernohan 1.34.872
5 Stephen McKnight 1.35.905
6 Vinny Brennan 1.37.861
7 Sean Seddon 1.38.545
8 Mark Johnson 1.40.339
9 Anthony Lillis 1.41.359
10 Michael Gillan 1.42.159
11 John O’Donovan 1.42.567
12 RJ Woolsey 1.42.650
13 Paul Gartland 1.43.045
14 Brian Loughlin 1.43.245
15 James Rothery 1.52.099

Words by Stevie Rial

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