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Fantastic weekend for local riders.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Fantastic weekend for local riders. thumbnailPK Racing team, Carl Philips and Dean Campbell.

THE two day Davy Wood memorial races at Bishopscourt saw local lads in top form.

Rookie Cameron Dawson clawed back much needed points in both the Irish and Ulster Junior Cup Championships while in the Young Guns challenge, Andrew Smyth added to his points tally, increasing his lead, as well as clinching the Belfast and District Club Championship.

Stephen McAdoo took his first win in the Superbike Open Cup Class, whilst Kevin Lavery did likewise in the 600 Cup Class, along with top 5 results in the Stocktwin Class.

Not to be outdone, Adam Crooks had one of his best ever weekends, taking two second placings and three thirds in the Avon Tyres championships.

Jamie Lyons was out of luck on Saturday when his machine seized but thanks to Cairns racing team, he was back on track again, but mechanical woes hampered him on Sunday.

In the Moto 3 class, Andrew Cairns took second overall with Kyle Martin in third.

Jason Lynn was the overall winner of the Davy Wood Cup, despite a poor result in the opening race, Lynn went on to do the double on Sunday.

Team PK racing had two riders in action on Saturday, taking time out from his British Championship duties, Carl Philips rode the 400 Yamaha for the first time, going on to take three wins and a second place.

Dean Campbell crashed out in race one, but recovered to take a win and two third places and maintained his championship lead.

Gary McCoy continued to impress, taking top four placings in the 400 class, along with similiar results in the stock twin class.

Alan Graham took 4th in the pre-injection class, with George Thompson in 7th in the pre-injection class. Stephen McAdoo rode his fastest ever lap around the Bishopscourt circuit as he took the Connolly Kawasaki top 8 placings in the superbike races.

Across on the mainland, Keith farmer settled for third in the first 600 race in the BSB series, but a non-finish in race two, saw his lead being reduced from 103 points to 83 points. Jordan McCord took 7th and two 9th placings in the KTMcup class.

Lewis is Champion

In his rookie season in junior Moto Cross, Newmills schoolboy, Lewis Mullen is the 2017 Ulster Barley Stubble Auto champion.

Lewis took two wins and a second place in rather wet conditions on Saturday, giving him enough points to secure the title.

No racing this weekend, But the Annual Dunboyne Classic Festival takes place on Sunday, starting at 12 noon.

This spectacle caters for both cars and bikes from yesteryear and is a very popular event.

Also in action at the weekend was Jack Burrows, who was competing at Nutts Corner before heading to Watergrasshill in Cork.

Jack had a rather up and down weekend At Nutts Corner - he took a double win and a pair of second placings.

At Watergrasshill he took third in race one, along with the fastest lap of the race, before dropping to eight in race two, and unfortunately, failed to finish in race three.

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