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Skerries 100: Race Day Analysis – The Results, The Competition, The Super Heroes Feats Chronicled

A late high profile addition to this weekend’s entry, 11 times Ulster GP winner Guy Martin ended his latest Irish roads adventure in prodigious fashion, by securing overall Senior Classics race victory.

Embroiled in an entertaining, close fought battle for race honours, with fellow Senior 1000 Classics exponent Richard Ford, 19 times International Road Race winner Martin just had the edge at the end of the six lap encounter, to emerge victorious by just 0.06 of a second!

Yesteryear racing legend Barry Davidson headed the Senior 500 Classics category, plus also proved non catch able within the prior Junior 350 Classics race, to take his total of Irish Road Race victories to a quite incredible 77.

Photo by Rod Neill

Brian Mateer got the better of respected class rival Philip Shaw to secure Junior 250 Classics honours, whilst others to enjoy success today included Grand Final runner up Michael Sweeney (Super Twins) and Gary Dunlop, who as at Kells and Enniskillen, was in great form aboard his immaculately turned out Moto 3 Honda.

Joining Joey’s Bar MCC Racing team manager Dunlop on the 125/Moto 3 rostrum, were Melissa Kennedy and prospective Manx GP returnee Nigel Moore.

Reflecting upon the combined 250/400 encounter, Logan Racing’s Neil Kernohan scooped in fine style race spoils, finishing 14.5 seconds clear of nearest challenger Davy Morgan, with lead 400 machinery competitor, third place finisher David Howard just a further 0.34 behind former Senior Manx GP champion Morgan.

Vinny Brennan powered to Junior Support race honours, whilst Senior Support victory went the way of Darren Keys, who as at Enniskillen kept at bay the challenge of Andy McAllister, who retains the Irish Road Race Senior Support Championship lead.

Racers not already mentioned to have acquired well deserved, hard earned podium finishes at the Country Crest Skerries 100, are as follows:

Eoin O’Siochru (2nd Junior Support), Noel Smith (3rd Junior Support), Ed Manly (2nd Junior 350 Classics), Ian Thompson (3rd Junior 350 Classics), Gary Hutton (3rd Junior 250 Classics).

Ben Rea (3rd Senior 1000 Classics), Freddie Stewart (2nd Senior 500 Classics), Andy Kildea (3rd Senior 500 Classics), Andy Farrell (2nd Super Twins), Tommy Henry (3rd Senior Support).

Overall results per class from today’s top quality, thrilling race action at Skerries, are as follows:

Junior Support:

1 Vinny Brennan
2 Eoin O’Siochru
3 Noel Smith
4 Jason Cassells
5 Dominic Cottrell
6 Nigel Colgan
7 Alistair Haworth
8 Anthony Lillis
9 John O’Donovan
10 Aidan Cleary
11 Martin Currams
12 John Ella
13 John Byrne
14 John Cahill
15 Francis O’Hara
16 Nigel McAuley
17 Ben Mullane
18 Ben Plant
19 David Broderick

Junior 350 Classics:

1 Barry Davidson
2 Ed Manly
3 Ian Thompson
4 Sean Leonard
5 Sam Kinkead
6 Ken Parkes
7 Michael Brady
8 Mark Johnson
9 Andy Kildea
10 Freddie Stewart
11 Jonathan Doran
12 Tim Stephenson
13 Billy Lyle
14 Gearoid Hoare
15 Paul McMahon
16 Kevin Callan
17 William Wilson

Junior 250 Classics:

1 Brian Mateer
2 Philip Shaw
3 Gary Hutton
4 Kyle Parkes
5 Alexander McVicker
6 Gavan Duffy

250/400:

1 Neil Kernohan
2 Davy Morgan
3 David Howard
4 Darryl Anderson
5 Alistair Haworth
6 Stephen Morrison
7 Brian Loughlin
8 Yvonne Montgomery

125/Moto 3:

1 Gary Dunlop
2 Melissa Kennedy
3 Nigel Moore
4 Wayne Kennedy
5 Malcolm Love

Senior 1000 Classics:

1 Guy Martin
2 Richard Ford
3 Ben Rea
4 Ian Thompson
5 Philip Shaw

Senior 500 Classics:

1 Barry Davidson
2 Freddie Stewart
3 Andy Kildea
4 Sam Kinkead
5 Tim Stephenson

Super Twins:

1 Michael Sweeney
2 Andy Farrell
3 Neil Kernohan
4 Vinny Brennan
5 Eoin O’Siochru
6 Tommy Henry
7 William Hara
8 Dominic Cottrell
9 Brian Loughlin
10 Nigel Colgan
11 Des Butler
12 Martin Currams
13 Tim Stephenson
14 Shaun Wynne
15 Ben Plant
16 David Broderick

Senior Support:

1 Darren Keys
2 Andy McAllister
3 Tommy Henry
4 Dermot Cleary
5 Paul Swords
6 Darryl Anderson
7 Niall Power
8 John Ella
9 Stuart McCann
10 Ben Wales
11 Gary Jordan
12 Noel Smith
13 Martin Currams
14 Wayne Pither
15 Adrian Hearty
16 John O’Donovan
17 John Cahill

Words by Stevie Rial

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