Wilson Craig’s Jamie Hamilton was ‘Man of the Meeting’ at the Kells road races over the weekend.
The races, which were making a return to the Irish road racing scene after a three year absence, featured two wins from newcomer Dan Kneen, who also impressed at Cookstown and the Tandragee 100. The Manxman won the Grand Final as well as the Open race. Other winners on the day were Derek McGee, Connor Behan, Thomas Maxwell, Michael Sweeney, Sam Dunlop, and Derek Costello.
In both the Open and Grand Final, Kneen finished ahead of Sweeney and Hamilton. McGee crashed out, injured, of the Open race after battling with Kneen for the race lead. McGee made up for his disappointment by winning the Supersport 600 class ahead of Hamilton and James Kelly. Maxwell was victorious in the Senior Support race beating Lyons and Hatch while Junior Support was won by Costello.
Behan won the Supertwin race for KMR Kawasaki, beating McGee and Hamilton. Sweeney and Dunlop were the other two winners on the day, winning the 250cc and 150cc races respectively.
Despite not winning any races, Hamilton’s four podiums were enough for him to be crowned ‘Man of the Meeting’. The next race on the Irish road racing calendar is the Bush road races, next weekend. There are 10 races on the schedule for Saturday 28th June with practice happening on Friday.