Skerries: Sweeney’s Open Race Victory, Holds Off Charging Browne

Skerries: Sweeney’s Open Race Victory, Holds Off Charging Browne

Following a dose of patchy wet weather, non-racing problems resulting in significant disruption to the planned race schedule, competition finally got underway late this morning at Skerries, with the seven lap Open race.

Wilson Craig Racing’s Darryl Tweed got the best start, by the opening lap’s completion though pole sitter Michael Sweeney was out front.

Opening up a decent sized lead over Michael Browne, there was no stopping local hero Sweeney from claiming a fourth Irish roads Superbike triumph of 2022.

BE Racing/RK Racing’s Browne must be credit though for tenaciously chipping away at Sweeney’s race lead, finishing post the end of the seventh and final lap, just over two seconds behind.

Early race leader Tweed took third with fourth, fifth places occupied by Manx GP winners James Chawke and Thomas Maxwell.

P6 went to Damian Horan as Andy McAllister, Paul Gartland, Skerries newcomer Jamie Williams, Dennis Booth finalised the top ten.

Remaining finishers were Liam Chawke, long term TT Races participant Alan Connor, Scotland’s Donald MacFadyen and Noel Carroll.

Photo credit: Derek Wilson

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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