Road Racing News

Skerries 100: Exemplary Sheils Completes Hat Trick Of Victories, Dominates Grand Final

Turning on the style, Derek Sheils proved peerless in the showpiece race of the Country Crest Skerries 100, dominating the eight lap Grand Final encounter.

Steadily pulling away from the chasing pack, BE Racing In Conjunction with Richardson Kelly Racing’s Sheils, went onto claim race spoils by the imposing margin of just over 6.6 seconds.

Photo by Rod Neill

As in the Open, Supersport races, leading challenger to GSX-R 1000 Suzuki mounted Sheils was Martin Jones Racing’s Michael Sweeney, who has enjoyed a very productive Skerries meeting, banking four podium finishers including scooping Super Twins race honours.

Finalising the podium finishers behind twice Junior Manx GP winner Sweeney, was Michael Browne who has caught the eye of various roads aficionados this weekend, with his impressive array of accomplished performances.

Rounding out the top six finishers behind highly rated, next gen roads exponent Browne were Logan Racing’s Neil Kernohan, Darryl Tweed and ‘Tommy Club’ member Steven Procter.

Supersport race rostrum finisher James Chawke placed seventh, Twins runner up Andy Farrell took eighth as Davy Morgan making a welcome return to roads action, fellow seasoned Mountain Course exponent Damian Horan completed the top 10 finishers.

Words by Stevie Rial

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