Derek Sheils takes third Enkalon Trophy win at Bishopscourt

A number of road racers were in action at Bishopscourt on Saturday for the start of the 2015 Ulster and Irish Short Circuit Championship, including William Dunlop, Stephen Thompson, and Derek Sheils.

Sheils won the 39th edition of the Enkalon Trophy Race. The first leg was won by Gerard Kinghan with Sheils in second and Alistair Kirk in third place. Sheils went on to win the second leg beating Kirk and Thompson, with race one winner Kinghan in third. That meant that Sheils won the trophy with 45 points. He had previously won it in 2004 and 2013.

There was plenty of other racing in other classes including Supersport, Supertwin, and Classics. Malcolm Love won the first race of the day – Moto3 – while Alvin Griffin won both races in the Lightweight class. Melissa Kennedy won the second Moto3 race of the day. Mark McConville won both Stock Twin races with Christian Elkin victorious in the Supertwin class. William Dunlop was victorious in both Supersport races while Michael Rea won both Supersport Cup races.

Elsewhere Michael McKerr and Andrew Brady won in 250GP and Pre-Injection respectively. Griffin – who also won both Lightweight races – added two further wins to his name in the F1 Era Superbike races while Gareth George won both Superbike Cup races. Barry Davidson, Alex Conroy, and Keith Millen rounded out the winners in the classic classes.

Racing moves to Kirkistown for Easter Monday with riders such as Jamie Hamilton, Keith Amor, Derek McGee and Sandor Bitter set to compete. The feature race is the Mayors Trophy which will be awarded to the winner of the second Superbike race.


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