Jeffers wins League opener

It was the opening round of the Burrows Engineering Road Race League for East Tyrone, and this year, Sherrygroom circuit was to be first to test the racing men.

Forty-two riders turned up on what was a cold windy night, for four laps of the fast rolling course deemed to be one of the easier on the calendar..

The riders were let off in four groups with 7 minutes from the front to the scratch group. It was to be on the second lap that the third group had reeled in the other two groups in front of them, and on the next lap the scratch had caught, and the whole thing merged. Several attempts were made to split this but it was not to be and it came down to a bunch sprint where Gary Jeffers took it from team mates Jake Gray and Stephen Hutchinson.

There was also a novice race on the night where eleven young people took to the roads to see who had been training hard over the winter months. James Glasgow took the honours from Peter Davidson, with Ellie Kelso in third place. Well Done to all the young racers. Keep up the good work.

Thanks to all marshalls, sign-on team and everyone who helped on the night.

This Thursday 25th April we head back to the Omagh Road for the 3rd Round of the Cooper Motorcycles TT League. Note the later start time of 7.30pm.In the interest of safety we would ask that all bikes be fitted with a front and rear light for all time trials.

YOUTH RESULTS

1. James Glasgow: ETCC

2. Peter Davidson: Island Wheelers CC

3. Ellie Kelso: ETCC

4. Calon McCaughey: ETCC

5. Neill Kelso: ETCC

6. Kyle Glasgow: ETCC

7. Jack Brown ETCC

8. Adam Irwin ETCC

9. William Wright ETCC

10. Harry Irwin ETCC

11. Emma Wright ETCC

SENIOR RESULTS

1. Gary Jeffers ETCC

2. Jake Gray ETCC

3. Stephen Hutchinson ETCC

4. Jason Glasgow ETCC

5. John McGlaughlin ETCC

6. Pierce Atchinson Harps CC

7. Chris McCann ETCC

8. JJ Conway Harps CC

9. Bob Talbot Harps CC

10. Nathan Weir IWCC

11. Brian McComb ETCC

12. Ivor Wilkinson ETCC

13. Alan Gilkinson ETCC

14. Cormac Lynch Spires CC

15. Davy Blevins Harps CC

Jeffers Third at Lakeland

East Tyrone’s Gary Jeffers maintained his top form by finishing third in last weekend’s Lakeland Grand Prix at Enniskillen.

In the handicapped event the A1/A2 riders had to bridge a four minute gap to the A3 group. They were still however two minutes adrift of two escapees after 100 kilometres of racing with Jeffers leading in the main group for third. The race was won by Bann Valley’s emerging young star Conor McAteer.

East Tyrone’s Ladies Captain Ann McFarland competing in the Masters Event finished a good fifth whilst Lorraine Jeffers was also fifth in the Ladies race.

Meanwhile Stephen Hutchinson was the best of the East Tyrone contingent at the Bann Valley Classic finishing tenth in the A2/A3 Race.