Surging to a fourth race victory of the day at Walderstown, Derek McGee claimed in dominant style Grand Final honours.
Never headed in the six lap race, Noel Doyne backed McGee as in the prior Open, Supersport and Super Twins races proved to strong for his respective competitors.
Pressured early by Cookstown BE Racing’s Davey Todd, from mid race distance on wards the amiable Mullingar racer sector by sector, lap by lap pulled out a commanding advantage.
Ultimately at the conclusion of the sixth and final lap of the 2018 Walderstown Road Races, 6.8 seconds clear of rapid next generation roads star Todd, grand final glory took McGee’s impressive Irish roads victories total for 2018, to a now outstanding 11.
Concluding the rostrum finishers behind McGee and Todd was the ever improving Thomas Maxwell, who has firmly established himself this season as one of Irish road racing’s most exciting rising talents.
Former Irish road race Senior Support champion Kevin Fitzpatrick finished fourth, 400 victor Darryl Tweed was a fine fifth as the experienced Paul Fallon also impressed in chalking up a top six finish.
Wilson Craig Racing’s Daniel Mettam was a solid seventh, Cornwall’s Forest Dunn banked eighth, Damian Horan acquired ninth as Noel Carroll scooped the final spot within the top ten.
The sole remaining race finisher was David Murphy, following Martin Jones Racing’s Michael Sweeney early retirement from the six lap race.
1 Derek McGee
2 Davey Todd
3 Thomas Maxwell
4 Kevin Fitzpatrick
5 Darryl Tweed
6 Paul Fallon
7 Daniel Mettam
8 Forest Dunn
9 Damian Horan
10 Noel Carroll
11 David Murphy
Words by Stevie Rial