September 4th, 2019.

Ulster Quadcross Championship, round 6, 31st August 2019, Tinker Hill, Newry, NI

The penultimate round of the 2019 Ulster Quadcross championship proceeded as planned last weekend, despite torrential rain overnight. The club’s decision to run the event was vindicated when the sun shone on a great day of racing.

Mark McLernon tied up the Ulster championship with one round still to go

In the ATVs Only Premier Quad class, Mark McLernon was once again in dominant form with a cruise to the opening moto win. A huge battle for second ensued behind him between Kyle Murphy and Dean Dillon. Murphy held onto for second, whilst an unfortunate Justin Reid was side-lined with a faulty fuel pump.

McLernon again dominated the second race, with Reid second, local man David Cowan third, and Dillon fourth. However, it was a different story for the final race as, after a heavy shower slicked up the track, Reid grabbed the holeshot and was never bettered for the whole race. McLernon gave chase though, and was never more than half a second adrift for 14 laps until he caught a hole on the last corner of the last lap and ended up upside down in the fence. He recovered to finish sixth and clinch the crown one round early, after a dominant season.

The Gilchrist Plant Hire Clubman’s Support Class was again dominated by Jack Young. Behind him though Josh Crozier, Ben Carey, Jamie Quinn, Ruairi McCloskey and Kyle Orr put on a tremendous show with McCloskey, Quinn, Crozier Orr and Carey taking the top six slots.

Jack Young dominated the Clubman Support class

In the supporting J&L Race Prep/Lloyd Acoustics/Stephen Russell Youth Quad Classes, the 250 Class Y3 was won by Josh McKnight, but he had a real fight on his hands with Mark Mulholland second overall, Andrew Black third, Ross Dillon fourth, Ian Harron fifth and Luke Dillon sixth. Young Mitchell Adams crashed out of the final race and injured his wrist after two great races earlier in the day.

Ross Dillon was in the thick of it in the 250cc class

The Y2 110 Class win was taken by Travis Toye after three thrilling races, just one point ahead of Harry Minish. Chloe Gibson took third from brother Adam, with Freddie Williamson and Daniel Duddy rounding out the top six.

The Y1 50cc Automatic Class was won by Rory Farren after three superb races with championship leader Connor Bradley, who suffered some machine problems that ruined his scorecard. Farren took the win from Harrison Orr and Bradley in third.

Connor Bradley led Rory Farren prior to machine problems

Quads and sidecars return to Tinker Hill for the last round on 14th September 2019.

Images: Maurice Montgomery
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