Road Racing News

Southern 100: Tuesday Evening Races Wrap Up

600/1000 B Race:

After the heroics of Michael Dunlop and Dan Kneen in the feature 600/1000 race, the subsequent B race would provide victory for Manx GP front runner Richard Charlton.

Tipped to contend for podium’s at the Manx in August, he was never headed in the seven lap race around Billown, as he lead home nearest challenger David McConnachy to the tune of 5.729 seconds.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Top Gun Racing’s Gavin Lupton rounded out the podium finishers, whilst 750/1000 honours went the way of PRF Racing’s Allan Brodie; Andy Sailor and a delighted Billy Mellor concluded the rostrum finishers within the class.

Leading newcomer was long time TT Races competitor Alan Connor, finishing a respectable 15th.

Southern 100 – 600/1000 B Race Results:

1 Richard Charlton
2 David McConnachy
3 Gavin Lupton
4 Jonathan Perry
5 Richard Stubbs
6 Stephen Smith
7 Allan Brodie
8 Andy Sailor
9 Mick Goodings
10 Billy Mellor
11 Matt Mylchreest
12 Paul Cranston
13 Thomas Gottschalk
14 Leon Murphy
15 Alan Connor
16 Andy Sellars
17 Paul Williams
18 Peter Wilkinson
19 Andy McAllister
20 Steven Beale
21 Alan Johnston
22 Stuart Bedford
23 Chris Watson
24 Colin Croft
25 Ben Shuttlewood
26 James Field
27 Jack Fowler
28 Tony Leach
29 Brian Clark
30 Christian Hirsch

125/400 Race 1:

Backing up his impressive qualifying form, Darryl Tweed powered to success in the opening 125/400 race.

Amongst the next generation of pure road racers, he’s proven in recent years an absolute natural at the ‘Friendly Races’.

Good friend and fellow Ballymoney based racer Seamus Elliott secured second, just edging out Falcon Racing’s Dan Sayle who firmly lead the 125/Moto 3 challenge.

Outside of the top three finishers, there was notable performances a plenty which included 2009 Senior Manx GP winner Michael Russell having a rare outing on 400 machinery, finishing a more than creditable seventh.

Plus Billown newcomer Derek McGee, taking the Joey’s Bar Racing RS 125 Honda to a top ten finish.

Southern 100 – 125/400 Race 1 Results:

1 Darryl Tweed
2 Seamus Elliott
3 Dan Sayle
4 Alistair Haworth
5 Paul Gartland
6 Paul Robinson
7 Michael Russell
8 Mark Goodings
9 Rad Hughes
10 Derek McGee
11 Alan Johnston
12 Dave Taylor
13 Gary Dunlop
14 David Howard
15 Bob Masters
16 Gavin Brown
17 Peter Fletcher
18 Neil Pearson
19 Tom Snow
20 Mark Bamford
21 Neil Lloyd
22 Kevin Murphy
23 Bob Simmons

Words by Stevie Rial

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