Whilst race action was at a premium at the Armoy Road Races in 2018, due to pesky inclement weather the sole Supersport encounter of the meeting guaranteed those in attendance witnessed Irish Road Racing of the very highest quality.
Closing in on two years ago, I pieced together the following article detailing the outcome of an enthralling First4Printing Supersport race.
The article first published 27th June 2018, reads as follows:
Joining the four stroke winners circle for the first time this season, Magherafelt’s Paul Jordan edged out McAdoo Kawasaki’s Adam McLean by just 0.007 of a second! to scoop in dramatic fashion First4Printing Supersport race honours.
The four lap re started race, prior to the thrilling finish, saw a high quality battle not only between Jordan and McLean but also featuring Davey Todd and Michael Sweeney, with both keeping a very close proximity.
Photo by Rod Neill
Come the completion of the race, just over 1.1 seconds covered the first four finishers, with Martin Jones Racing’s Sweeney getting the better of Cookstown BE Racing’s Todd to seal the final spot on the rostrum.
Perennial 125 class front runner Christian Elkin finished an excellent fifth, whilst Graham Kennedy and Noel Williamson Racing’s Darren Cooper also produced impressive displays in acquiring sixth, seventh place finishes.
Darryl Tweed banked eighth, Skerries Andy Farrell was ninth as fans favourite Dominic Herbertson concluded the first ten finishers.
250/400 pole sitter Neil Kernohan was the only racer out of the 23 starters for the re started race, to prove a non finisher.
We must note as well that pole sitter, pre race favourite Derek McGee was a non starter, following technical gremlins afflicting his B&W Racing Kawasaki mount at the completion of the warm up lap, for the first running of the race.
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou