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Walderstown: Race Day Wrap Up

Although track conditions weren’t perhaps the best, it did nothing to dim down the quality and excitement from race day at Walderstown.

Dominant in the showpiece Open, Grand Final races, Irish road race Superbike championship leader Derek McGee also proved the man to beat within the Supersport, Super Twin races.

Photo by Tommy Vennard

Victorious in both races by over seven seconds, he provided the ever appreciative crowd at Walderstown with masterclasses aboard the B&W Racing ZX6R Kawasaki and the KMR Kawasaki that he took to second in last months Bennetts Lightweight TT.

Reflecting via his Twitter page on his accomplishments from today, he candidly stated:

“Trophies & wins are fantastic but I’d like to dedicate them to those we’ve lost recently and wish the injured a speedy recovery, thanks to everyone it’s a team effort.”

Nearest challenger in the Twins, Supersport encounters was Cookstown BE Racing’s Davey Todd, who across the day proved the consistent main pursuer to Mullingar’s McGee.

Joining McGee and Todd on the rostrum respectively from the Twins, Supersport races were Kevin Fitzpatrick and James Chawke, who is confirmed to pilot in August at the Manx Grand Prix, a Mark Coverdale backed S1-R Paton.

Fellow improving, highly rated next gen roads competitor Darryl Tweed took the Lightweight 400 class honours, whilst the Irish road race championship, non championship Senior Support race spoils respectively to William Hara and Wayne Sheehan.

Liam Chawke scooped Junior Support honours in front of Enniskillen victor Darryl Anderson, you couldn’t but not be ultra impressed as well with the ever consistent Barry Davidson, overall Junior Classics winner and victor within the Senior 500 Classics category.

Remaining class winners from today were the experienced duo of Brian Mateer (Junior 250 Classics) and Robert McCrum (Senior 1000 Classics).

Full results per class from the 2018 Walderstown Road Races, are as follows:

Senior Support:

1 William Hara
2 Wayne Sheehan
3 John Cahill
4 Darragh Burke
5 Noel Smith
6 Matt Donaldson
7 Darryl Anderson
8 Tommy Heaphy
9 Robert Cairns

Lightweight 400:

1 Darryl Tweed
2 Stephen Morrison
3 Brian Loughlin
4 Michael Hoey
5 RJ Woolsey
6 Gillian McGaw

Junior Support:

1 Liam Chawke
2 Darryl Anderson
3 Michael Gibbons
4 Michael Gillan
5 Aaron Hatch
6 Brian Loughlin
7 Martin Currams
8 Robert Cairns
9 Ben Mullane
10 John Cahill
11 Dominic Cottrell
12 Brendan Flynn
13 RJ Woolsey

Supersport:

1 Derek McGee
2 Davey Todd
3 Kevin Fitzpatrick
4 Darryl Tweed
5 Michael Sweeney
6 Forest Dunn
7 Damian Horan
8 James Chawke
9 Daniel Mettam
10 Paul Fallon
11 David Murphy
12 Noel Carroll
13 John Ella

Senior 500 Classics:

1 Barry Davidson
2 Ed Manly
3 John Leigh Pemberton
4 Billy Lyle
5 David Carleton
6 Andy Kildea
7 Sean Leonard
8 Roger Chen

Senior 1000 Classics:

1 Robert McCrum
2 Philip Shaw
3 Trevor Stewart
4 Richard Ford

Super Twins:

1 Derek McGee
2 Davey Todd
3 James Chawke
4 Thomas Maxwell
5 Michael Gibbons
6 Brian Loughlin
7 John Ella
8 Ben Mullane

Senior Support Non Championship:

1 Wayne Sheehan
2 John Cahill
3 Darryl Anderson
4 Liam Chawke
5 Darragh Burke
6 Stuart McCann
7 Tommy Heaphy
8 Noel Smith
9 Martin Currams
10 Dermot Cleary
11 Robert Cairns
12 Michael Hoey

Words by Stevie Rial

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