Michael Dunlop, Neil Kernohan and Christian Elkin were amongst the race winners at this year’s Dundrod 150 race meeting.
Conditions were tricky on Wednesday and Thursday, with thick fog and poor visibility delaying proceedings on Thursday. Race organisers were able to run all but one of the Dundrod 150 races with the Supertwins being sacrificed from the schedule.
Newcomer Graham Kennedy won the National race from Glenn Walker and Sean Connolly. Gavin Lupton narrowly missed out on a podium by just four tenths of a second with Dean Campbell in fifth. Dan Hegarty was the lead rider from the second group in sixth, ahead of fellow newcomers Dominic Herbertson, Mike Booth, Sam West and David McConnaghy.
In the Lightweight class Davy Morgan narrowly missed out on a win, finishing just 0.069 seconds down on Kernohan. The pair were close throughout the race but it was Kernohan who had the advantage as they crossed the line. Paul Robinson came through to finish third on corrected time with Paul Owen fourth and Olie Linsdell fifth. Stephen Morrison was sixth ahead of Paul Gartland, Veronica Hankocyova, Gavin Brown and Vincent Brett.
Elkin was the runaway winner in the Ultralightweight class, beating Sam Wilson by just over 20 seconds. Derek McGee was third with newcomer Gary Dunlop in fourth. He was running the number three plate and his dad Joey’s iconic yellow helmet. Melissa Kennedy was fifth ahead of Callum Laidlaw, Lorenzo Tiveron and Sarah Boyes. Rounding out the top ten were John McAllister and Laird Shingleton.
There was another newcomer victory, this time with David Jackson narrowly beating Herbertson in the Challenge race. Booth was third ahead of West, Robert Wilson, Adam McLean and Frank Gallagher. Sean Connolly, David McConnaghy and Glenn Walker completed the top ten.
The Superbike race was won by Michael Dunlop although the race was red flagged after just two laps. The result was declared after fading light prevented it being restarted. Bruce Anstey was second with Conor Cummins rounding out the podium finishers. Ian Hutchinson was fourth ahead of Dean Harrison, Dan Kneen and Derek Sheils. RC Express stand-in Steve Mercer finished ahead of team-mate Jamie Coward with Herbertson tenth.