Enniskillen and District Motorcycle Club members where back in action for a busy Easter weekend with round two of the Ulster Superbike Championship taking place on Easter Saturday at Bishopscourt Race circuit followed by round three at Kirkistown race circuit on Easter Monday.

With most competitors missing round one due to the sudden announcement that racing would go ahead, rounds two and three saw a large entry for both days and plenty of exciting racing action.

Bishopscourt Round Two

The combined smaller bike classes were first up with the newcomer Alanna Maher out for her first competitive race on her Supersport 300cc machine who was forced to retire from race one but finished in a steady eighth position in race two.

Club member Caomhan Canny was happy to be back on the podium in the 400cc class taking two second place finishes and adding some more championship points to his tally.

In the Production Twin race Fintona man Michael McKernan had his best result to take a second-place finish, with Enniskillen’s Liam Trainor retiring in lap two with mechanical issues.

The second race in this class was abandoned due to deteriorating weather conditions.

The ever popular Pre-injection 600cc class also had their second race of the day cancelled much to the disappointment of local man Steven Love who in race one, despite having had a poor start, battled his way though the pack to finish in second place, club member Michael Carr came home in fourth place.

The Supersport Pro class had a packed grid which saw Andrew Smyth taking an 11th place finish.

This race included the top six qualifying Supersport Cup riders which included club member Keith Richardson being pushed into a second place finish by fellow club mate Caomhan Canny.

Canny took the top step but unfortunately the second race of the day was again abandoned due to the worsening weather.

The Superbike Pro/cup class were fortunate to have one dry race with a packed grid and it was Cork rider Mike Browne who took the win from Derek Sheils.

The only local rider out on track class was Derek O’Donnell who was competing in the Superbike Cup class and finished in second place.

In the B group it was Lisnaskea’s Alan Armstrong who finished in sixth place with club member Nicky Burns finishing in 10th.

Kirkistown Round Three

The second day’s racing of the weekend was at Kirkistown Racing circuit.

The weather forecast was heavy showers which was set to cause some issues during the day.

First up was the smaller classes and Canny was out once more in the 400cc class and started the race well holding a top three position until the race was red flagged due to rain. On the restart Canny slid off while in first place ending his session as a non-finisher.

Alanna Maher who was in the 300cc also failed to finish the race, neither riders made it to start the second race.

Steven Love was the top finishing local in the first of the pre-injection 600cc race with a third-place finish in race one and sixth place finish in race two. Club member Michael Carr qualified in eighth place and found form in both races finishing with third and fourth place finishing resulting in a third place over all finish.

Enniskillen club member Ian McGarrigle was back out in the 1000cc pre-injection class, which although has a small grid of two finishers with McGarrigle in first place.

It was a wet race for the Supersport grid. Club member and pro class rider Andrew Smyth was not put off by the conditions and finished in a decent sixth position in both races. Canny who was out again for this race as Supersport Cup class rider had more misfortune when he lost the front of his machine, crashing out at the hair pin in lap three. He made the most of the drying conditions in race two coming in as the second cup rider to finish.

In the Superbike cup class, it was a third place finish for Derek O’Donnell followed by a second in race two.

The Superbike Cup B race seen Lisnaskea man and racing veteran Alan Armstrong take the win in race one and fifth place in a damp race two. Club member Nicky Burns had a fourth in race one and celebrated his first win in race two.

The feature race of the day was the Superbike Pro race one under wet conditions saw Korie McGreevy taking the win from Derek Sheils. Despite dryer conditions a number of competitors sat out the final race, it was Sheils who took the win and the King of Kirkistown title.

Next meeting

The next racing event will be the Cookstown 100 this weekend, admission is £25 which includes practice and racing on Friday and a full day’s racing on Saturday. Next round of the Ulster Superbike will be Saturday, June 3 at Kirkistown.