Road Racer’s Adventures: Enkalon Trophy Races

Road Racer’s Adventures: Enkalon Trophy Races
In comparison to the Ulster Superbike Championship season opener, the weather was fully obliging to fans, marshals, organisers, competitors for Easter Saturday’s Enkalon Trophy races.

Victorious Start to MD’s Season:

Pre-event anticipation ramped up levels upon levels during the morning, as a certain 25 times TT winner turned up at Bishopscourt.

Sporting new leathers, Michael Dunlop was aboard his own teams new for this season, 765 Triumph.

‘Maverick’ who has recently been on testing duties in Spain, didn’t take long to attain optimum textbook form, punchy prodigious pace.

The first of two Supersport races saw the current King of The Roads Champion, finish third following a terrific duel for spoils with eventual race victor Korie McGreevy and Boyce Precision Engineering/Russell Racing’s Michael Browne.

Supersport race two would see the most successful solo TT rider of the 21st Century, finish two places higher, dominating middleweight class competition, winning by close to 5.8 seconds.

Enkalon Trophy Races:

Leading the roads scene brigade in the blue-riband ten-lap, Enkalon Trophy races were the popular trio of Michael Sweeney, Dominic Herbertson, and Brian McCormack.

Skerries Sweeney bagged two fifth place finishes whilst former Classic TT winner Herbertson, having his first race event with BE/RK Racing, also unfolded top six placings, the second of whom been an excellent run to third in the second, last big bike race stint.

Meanwhile Waterford’s McCormack, who was joined at Bishopscourt by new Roadhouse Macau by FHO team-mate Eoin O’Siochru, had solid runs to ninth, seventh respectively.

Like Fine Wine:

A batch of wily, experienced, canny roads scene experts illustrated their well-defined race craft within the yesteryear Classic encounters.

Top of the Junior 350 category times two was Mark Johnson, Malcolm Love and Philip Shaw shared the Junior 250 victory laurels.

Senior 500 wise, there was no stopping Manx Grand Prix legend Andy Farrell, banking in style successive race wins.

Additional between the hedge’s speedsters faring well included Nigel Moore, Kyle Parkes, George Stinson and Linton Irwin.

Photo credit: Rod Neill, Derek Wilson

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou
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