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

Top draw competitive action, a great turn out, decent weather and an all round great atmosphere made day one of competition at the revived Kells Road Races, an unquestioned success.

Predicted by many to produce the closest action at Kells, Supersport qualifying saw Derek Sheils edge out Paul Jordan by only 0.159 of a second, to secure pole position for tomorrow’s middleweight class race.

Third quickest behind Sheils and Jordan was Martin Jones Racing’s Michael Sweeney, whilst Ballymoney’s Darryl Tweed also impressed on route to finishing a very creditable fourth fastest.

Skerries Andy Farrell reigned supreme in Super Twins qualifying, Andy McAllister closely pursued by Nigel McAuley took the top spot in Senior Support timed practice, whilst Junior Support qualifying spoils went the way of Vinny Brennan.

Yesteryear racing specialist, Irish roads legend Barry Davidson headed in style the Junior 350, combined Junior 250/350, Senior 500 time sheets.

Fellow esteemed yesteryear racing exponents Richard Ford and Brian Mateer, respectively claimed pole position for the Senior 1000 Classic, Junior 250 Classic races.

Darryl Anderson led the just six strong Lightweight 400 fraternity, whilst an intriguing 125/Moto 3 qualifying session saw Kevin Fitzpatrick emerge quickest in front of Kells debutant Sam Grief, and Gary Dunlop.

Photo by Road Racing Daily

Overall qualifying results per class from this afternoon’s competition at Kells, are as follows:

Senior Support:

1 Andy McAllister 1.23.522
2 Nigel McAuley 1.24.198
3 Dermot Cleary 1.25.037
4 Kevin Baker 1.25.651
5 Aron Hatch 1.26.338
6 John Cahill 1.26.449
7 Darryl Anderson 1.26.595
8 Paul Swords 1.26.777
9 Keith Richardson 1.27.263
10 John Ella 1.27.338
11 Noel Smith 1.27.617
12 Adrian Heraty 1.27.754
13 Robert Cairns 1.28.247
14 Michael Hoey 1.28.362
15 Martin Currams 1.28.502
16 Stuart McCann 1.28.623
17 John Byrne 1.29.838
18 Veronika Hankocyova 1.30.305

Junior Support:

1 Vinny Brennan 1.25.346
2 Jason Cassells 1.26.891
3 Eoin O’Siochru 1.27.109
4 Nigel Colgan 1.27.122
5 Kevin Baker 1.27.829
6 Alastair Haworth 1.27.974
7 Noel Smith 1.28.210
8 Dominic Cottrell 1.28.311
9 John Ella 1.29.761
10 Robert Cairns 1.29.943
11 Alan Smith 1.30.025
12 John Cahill 1.30.040
13 Darryl Anderson 1.30.117
14 Martin Currams 1.30.217
15 James Cottrell 1.30.511
16 John Byrne 1.30.623
17 Aaron Boyd 1.31.894
18 Liam Crotty 1.33.156
19 Brendan Flynn 1.33.474
20 Nigel McAuley 1.33.634
21 Michael Hoey 1.34.688
22 Davy Graham 1.37.985
23 David Broderick 1.38.194

Lightweight 400:

1 Darryl Anderson 1.28.667
2 Stephen Morrison 1.29.604
3 Aaron Boyd 1.30.382
4 Alistair Haworth 1.30.980
5 Stephen Tobin 1.33.302
6 Mark Shiels 1.35.380

Junior 250/350 Classics:

1 Barry Davidson 1.34.656
2 Ed Manly 1.37.109
3 Brian Mateer 1.38.755
4 Richard Ford 1.40.467
5 Ken Parkes 1.40.650
6 Mick Brady 1.40.941
7 Ian Thompson 1.41.167
8 Sam Kinkead 1.41.359
9 Freddie Stewart 1.42.867
10 Jonathan Doran 1.43.432
11 Philip Shaw 1.43.868
12 Sean Leonard 1.45.351
13 Andy Kildea 1.45.751
14 Steven Bedford 1.47.075
15 Kevin Callan 1.47.636
16 Gavan Duffy 1.48.850
17 Gary Hutton 1.49.416
18 Paul McMahon 1.52.072
19 Trevor Stewart 2.10.793

Supersport:

1 Derek Sheils 1.16.162
2 Paul Jordan 1.16.321
3 Michael Sweeney 1.17.428
4 Darryl Tweed 1.18.430
5 Andy Farrell 1.19.308
6 Kevin Fitzpatrick 1.19.583
7 Thomas Maxwell 1.20.233
8 Forest Dunn 1.20.314
9 Michal Dokoupil 1.20.819
10 Ryan Maher 1.21.298
11 Graham Kennedy 1.21.368
12 Stephen Tobin 1.21.727
13 Gareth Keys 1.21.920
14 Stephen Casey 1.23.548
15 Noel Carroll 1.24.144
16 Paul Fallon 1.24.198

125/Moto 3:

1 Kevin Fitzpatrick 1.29.853
2 Sam Grief 1.30.442
3 Gary Dunlop 1.30.675
4 Melissa Kennedy 1.30.848
5 Wayne Kennedy 1.32.449
6 Sean Leonard 1.35.441
7 Paul Gartland 1.35.584
8 Darryl Anderson 1.39.236

Senior 1000 Classics:

1 Richard Ford 1.30.952
2 Ian Thompson 1.37.431
3 Liam Crotty 1.44.110
4 Philip Shaw 1.46.694

Senior 500 Classics:

1 Barry Davidson 1.33.468
2 Sean Leonard 1.37.788
3 Sam Kinkead 1.43.971
4 Kevin Callan 1.49.856

Super Twins:

1 Andy Farrell 1.24.053
2 Vinny Brennan 1.24.450
3 Roy Graham 1.25.270
4 Kevin Baker 1.25.794
5 Tommy Henry 1.26.640
6 John Ella 1.27.547
7 Dominic Cottrell 1.27.612
8 Veronika Hankocyova 1.27.957
9 Jason Cassells 1.28.248
10 Nigel Colgan 1.28.447
11 Martin Currams 1.29.132
12 James Cottrell 1.29.142
13 Paul Gartland 1.29.209
14 Noel Smith 1.29.231
15 Martin Currams 1.29.685
16 Alastair Haworth 1.29.717
17 Brendan Flynn 1.32.062
18 David Broderick 1.36.592
19 Davy Graham 1.36.799

Words by Stevie Rial

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