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

Runner up within the Grand Final, Magherafelt’s Paul Jordan went one better in the prior Supersport race, powering to class honours.

YZF R6 Yamaha mounted, Dafabet Devitt Racing’s Jordan after problems for Derek Sheils, was left unmatched in the middleweight class encounter, ultimately emerging victorious by 4.7 seconds over Michael Sweeney.

Photo by Road Racing Daily

Double Manx GP victor from last August Andy Farrell, joined Jordan in today’s race winners circle after a compelling Super Twins battle with Kevin Baker, claiming race spoils by just over 0.8 of a second.

Eoin O’Soichru also kept at bay Sheehan Racing supported Baker to secure Junior Support honours, whilst Alan Bonner Memorial Senior Support race honours were clinched by Andy McAllister.

Arguably race of the day was an enthralling 125/Moto 3 race, which saw Gary Dunlop claim a famous victory, leading home the evenly matched trio of Kevin Fitzpatrick, Melissa Kennedy and Kells newcomer Sam Grief.

Lightweight 250/400 race laurels were acquired by pole sitter Darryl Anderson, who was joined on the rostrum by the hugely popular duo of Gareth Keys and photographer turned racer Stephen Morrison.

Junior 350, Senior 500 Classic race victories were clinched by Ed Manly, whilst the Junior 250, Senior 1000 classic race triumph’s were banked respectively by Brian Mateer and Richard Ford.

Racers not already mentioned to have recorded rostrum finishes from today’s race action at Kells, are as follows:

Dermot Cleary (Senior Support), Vinny Brennan (Junior Support/Super Twins), Philip Shaw (Junior 250 Classics), Ian Thompson (Junior 350 Classics), Ken Parkes (Junior 350 Classics).

Darryl Tweed (Supersport), Barry Davidson (Senior 500 Classics), Freddie Stewart (Senior 500 Classics), Ian Thompson (Senior 1000 Classics) and Trevor Stewart (Senior 1000 Classics).

Results per class from the 2019 CC’s Unlimited Kells Road Races, are as follows:

Senior Support:

1 Andy McAllister
2 Kevin Baker
3 Dermot Cleary
4 Tommy Henry

Junior Support:

1 Eoin O’Siochru
2 Kevin Baker
3 Vinny Brennan
4 Jason Cassells
5 Dominic Cottrell
6 John Ella
7 Noel Smith
8 Nigel Colgan
9 Aron Hatch
10 James Cottrell
11 John Cahill
12 Alan Smith
13 Martin Currams
14 Alastair Haworth
15 John Byrne
16 Aaron Boyd
17 Nigel McAuley
18 Michael Hoey
19 Brendan Flynn

Junior 250 Classics:

1 Brian Mateer
2 Richard Ford
3 Philip Shaw
4 Steven Bedford
5 Gary Hutton
6 Kyle Parkes
7 Trevor Stewart

Junior 350 Classics:

1 Ed Manly
2 Ian Thompson
3 Ken Parkes
4 Sam Kinkead
5 Freddie Stewart
6 Mick Brady
7 Mark Johnson
8 Jonathan Doran
9 Sean Leonard
10 Kevin Callan

Supersport:

1 Paul Jordan
2 Michael Sweeney
3 Darryl Tweed
4 Kevin Fitzpatrick
5 Andy Farrell
6 Ryan Maher
7 Graham Kennedy
8 Forest Dunn
9 Gareth Keys
10 Stephen Tobin
11 Stephen Casey
12 Noel Carroll
13 Paul Fallon
14 Michal Dokoupil

Lightweight 250/400:

1 Darryl Anderson
2 Gareth Keys
3 Stephen Morrison
4 Aaron Boyd
5 Michael Hoey
6 Stephen Tobin

125/Moto 3:

1 Gary Dunlop
2 Kevin Fitzpatrick
3 Melissa Kennedy
4 Sam Grief
5 Wayne Kennedy
6 Sean Leonard
7 Darryl Anderson

Super Twins:

1 Andy Farrell
2 Kevin Baker
3 Vinny Brennan
4 Eoin O’Siochru
5 Jason Cassells
6 Tommy Henry
7 Veronika Hankocyova
8 Dominic Cottrell
9 Noel Smith
10 Nigel Colgan
11 Anthony Lillis
12 John Ella
13 Lee Cairns
14 Alastair Haworth
15 Martin Currams
16 Brendan Flynn
17 David Broderick
18 Davy Graham

Senior 1000 Classics:

1 Richard Ford
2 Ian Thompson
3 Trevor Stewart

Senior 500 Classics:

1 Ed Manly
2 Barry Davidson
3 Freddie Stewart
4 Sean Leonard
5 Andy Kildea
6 Sam Kinkead
7 Sean Henry
8 Kevin Callan

Words by Stevie Rial

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