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KDM Hire Cookstown 100: Sheils Powers To Open A Race Honours

After a lengthy delay due to inclement weather, and mixed conditions around the Orritor course, race action got back underway in fine style at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100, with an intriguing Open A non championship race.

Maintaining his big bike dominance at Cookstown, it was Cookstown BE Racing’s Derek Sheils who reigned supreme, on aggregate timing from the second wave, emerging victorious following a textbook, flawless performance.

Photo by Rod Neill

Finishing over four seconds behind the amiable Dubliner, was Michael Dunlop, who made a solid start to his Tyco BMW road race career.

Martin Jones Racing’s Michael Sweeney in third place, wasn’t far behind Ballymoney’s Dunlop, whilst pole sitter Derek McGee, lead the Kawasaki challenge just edging out McAdoo Racing’s Adam McLean, for fourth.

Kilham’s James Cowton was sixth, whilst Alistair Kirk and newcomer Davey Todd impressed in sealing very creditable seventh and eighth place finishes.

Finalising the top ten finishers was TAG Racing IRL’s Brian McCormack, and Thomas Maxwell, who’s quietly gone under the radar this weekend, showing good consistent pace.

Open A Non Championship – Race Results, are as follows:

1 Derek Sheils
2 Michael Dunlop
3 Michael Sweeney
4 Derek McGee
5 Adam McLean
6 James Cowton
7 Alistair Kirk
8 Davey Todd
9 Brian McCormack
10 Thomas Maxwell
11 Andy Farrell
12 Joe Loughlin
13 Dan Cooper
14 Seamus Elliott
15 Adam Lyon
16 Kevin Fitzpatrick
17 Tom Robinson
18 Paul Jordan
19 Mike Norbury
20 Gareth Evans

Words by Stevie Rial

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