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Walderstown: Mullingar Missile Conquers In Open Race

Derek McGee celebrated his birthday in style, as he scooped Open race honours at Walderstown, following success in a tight six lap race.

Piloting his own teams Superstock Kawasaki, the former Irish road race Supersport champion, sealed his first big bike win of 2017, by 0.916 over William Dunlop, who showed accomplished form on the Temple Golf Club Limited backed YZF R1M Yamaha.

Martin Jones Racing’s Michael Sweeney finalised the podium finishers, whilst Derek Sheils in fourth place, had held an early race lead, before making a slight error towards the completion of the race, ending his unbeaten Superbike run within the Irish national roads scene.

Paul Jordan on aggregate timing secured fifth, in front of Graham Kennedy and continuously impressive Adam McLean, who lead the 600 challenge.

Concluding the top ten finishers where, Brian McCormack, Kevin Fitzpatrick and Longshot Racing’s Davey Todd.

Walderstown – Open Race Results:

1 Derek McGee
2 William Dunlop
3 Michael Sweeney
4 Derek Sheils
5 Paul Jordan
6 Graham Kennedy
7 Adam McLean
8 Brian McCormack
9 Kevin Fitzpatrick
10 Davey Todd
11 Andy Farrell
12 Raymond Casey
13 Paul Barron
14 Damian Horan
15 James Chawke
16 Sean Connolly
17 Paul Fallon
18 Stephen Casey
19 Emmett Burke

Words by Stevie Rial

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