All roads led to Armoy last weekend for the Bayview Hotel sponsored “Race of Legends” event and a few of the Enniskillen club members were in action.

Adrian Heraty has had a few technical issues this season with his own bike, but thankfully was able to borrow a 650 supertwin from fellow competitor Michael Gillan. With very little time to get accustomed to the machine, especially around a fast, tight and twisty three miles road circuit, it was never going to be easy for Adrian, but however in Friday’s practice session, he did manage to qualify 24th fastest in a very competitive supertwin class and 16th in the junior support.

On Saturday race day, he was mixing it up with the top dozen riders in the support only to outbrake himself on lap three going into the village, and as a result putting himself down to 17th for the remainder of the race.

Jonathan Watt took the win from Marcus Simpson and Anthony O’Carroll.

Unfortunately due to time restrictions, the supertwin B race didn’t run, leaving Adrian having to sit it out.

A very tight main supertwin race saw Jamie Coward take the win from Michael Sweeney and Paul Jordan, with only a fraction of a second covering the top three as they crossed the line.

It was a weekend to forget for Kyle Parkes in the moto3 class. Having set the sixth fastest time, Kyle was involved in a collision with another rider, resulting in a broken collarbone which put him out of action for the rest of the meeting. He will be hoping for a speedy recovery before the Mid Antrim road races in September.

Mike Browne won the race while Barry Davidson took victory in the concurrently run supersport 300 class.

Ederney rider Paul Gartland was also in action on the North West gas Kawasaki.

In combined qualifying, Paul found himself down in 27th position for the Open class, but thankfully had a much better race day, finishing 17th in the first open race.

He was also riding hard in the main Race of Legends event until lap four when like many other riders, went straight on at the village putting himself out of contention.

Paul also was onboard a Honda sponsored by HM Motorsport in the 350 classic race, and considering this was a first time outing on such a bike, he crossed the line in a very creditable 12 place in which veteran Ian Lougher took the win.

Clean Sweep For Todd

Davey Todd continued his scintillating form in both the supersport and open races, taking four wins from four starts, and smashing lap records along the way.

He also got his hands on the main Race of Legends trophy.

There were also wins on the day for Keelim Ryan both in the senior support and lightweight supersport, while Richard Ford and Andy Hornby took victory in the 250 and senior classics respectively.

Jamie Coward made it a second win of the day in the very popular classic superbike race.

For anyone wishing to see and hear these superbikes from the 80s and 90s era and many others, the Classic Bike Festival has a two day event at Bishopscourt on August 6-7 where there will be not just bikes, but also other entertainment all weekend.

As the Enniskillen club event on October 1 gets ever closer, the club have decided to put on a bus for those who would like to travel at a price of £30 per person which includes entry to the circuit and there are several pick up points in the Fermanagh and Tyrone areas. Normally held at St. Angelo airport, the event has now been moved to the Bishopscourt circuit outside Downpatrick, so why not take the hassle out of driving. The club can be contacted for all the details.