Round eight of the MMRCI championships were held at Athboy Karting Circuit in County Meath at the weekend, and the locals were certainly on form.

Lisbellaw’s Matty McGowan was dominant in the Production Pitbike B races with three wins from three starts, although under a lot of pressure from none other than his brother Marc.

The brothers battled in all three races and filled the top steps in the first two races.

In the third race, it was Matty who took the win from Adam Carey and Ben Lynch with Marc finishing fourth, which meant that the brothers filled the first and second places in the overall standings.

Jonny Browne and Craig Scollan were also involved in this highly competitive class.

Jonny came home with 11th, 12th and 13th places while Craig, who had finished 16th in race 1, suffered problems at the rear with a damaged brake master cylinder, putting him out of the rest of the day’s racing.

There wasn’t much luck for Logan Livingstone in the Junior 4.2 class.

After finishing a great fourth place in his first race, unfortunately due to a very greasy surface after a heavy downpour, he slipped off and damaged his hand in race 2 which put an abrupt end to his day. Logan now sits in fourth position in the championship table. Ruben Sherman-Boyd took the first race win from Ajay Carey and Finnan Wherity. Carey however got his revenge in races two and three to take the wins from Wherity with Issac Mark and Sherman-Boyd completing the podium.

In the Senior Production Pitbike A races, it was Sean O’Neill who took the first race win from Nigel Robinson and Shane Wherity. Problems with the bike in race two put O’Neill out of the reckoning on the opening lap, and it was Robinson who took the win from Ross McClelland with Wherity again third. In race three it was Oisin Watson who took the win from on form Robison and McClelland completing the podium.

In the Junior Gearbox, it was Athboy local Mark Carey who took all three race wins from Ajay Carey and Alex Duncan in third.

Gareth Morrell was the runaway winner in the first two races of the Evo Cup with Christopher McCallion taking second in race one while Chris Caldwell took the runner up spot in race two. Having to settle for third place in the first two races, Jack Young went on to win race three in front of McCallion and Morrell.

Young was again victorious in races one and two of the Mini GP class, taking the win in race one from Richard McFarland and Jamie Boreland, and in race two Alan Mairs took the runner up spot from McFarland. In race three it was Boreland who took the win from Mairs and once again McFarland got his place on the podium.