Five-star McGreevy takes Prince of Kirkistown title




BALLYNAHINCH rider Korie McGreevy romped to a fabulous five-timer at the big Easter Monday Bank Holiday Ulster Superbike meeting at Kirkistown.

The Belfast and District Motor Club worked very hard to complete the full programme of racing, struggling against changeable weather conditions with one race having to be red flagged as torrential rain and even hailstones fell.

The opening Superbike race was red flagged after two laps but was restarted and run over a shorter five lap distance as McGreevey took the McAdoo Kawasaki to victory over Derek Sheils and Jason Lynn. Daniel Matheson was fourth followed by Jonny Campbell and Kyle Cross.

In race two, Sheils led all the way to win from Lynn who got past McGreevey to snatch second. Campbell improved up to forth with Mike Browne climbing through the field to fifth and Dean McMaster sixth.

McGreevey just got home ahead of Lynn and Adam McLean in the first Supersport race; the top three only separated by 0.215 of a second at the finish. Christian Elkin got fourth, Mike Browne fifth and Andrew Smyth was sixth. McGreevey made it a double in the class in race two, again winning from Lynn and McLean with Elkin again fourth, Luke Johnston was fifth and Smyth sixth.

McGreevey triumphed in the opening Supertwins race from Elkin, Aaron Spence and Michael Dunlop. Darragh Crean was fifth and Eoin O’Siochru sixth. Elkin led the second race for four of the five laps before McGreevey again hit the front to win with Spence third, followed home by Jack Caldwell, Chris Connelly and Lewis Grove.

Lewis Mullan won both Moto One races from Robert O’Neill in the first race and Warren Knowles in the second.

In the combined Supersport/Superbike Cup races, Michael Gillan won the first from Dean Lacey and Alan Armstrong while Martin Burnett won the second from Jordan Grier and Nicky Burns. Pre-Injection honours were shared between Jonny Irwin and Paul Demaine.

Jack Burrows won both Moto3/ss300/Lightweight races.

But the day belonged to Korie McGreevey who notched up five wins in a fine display.