McGreevy boys absolutely flying

McGreevy boys absolutely flying

9 May 2018

BALLYNAHINCH’S Korie McGreevy, leader of the USBK 600 Supersport championship, was on fire at a sun-kissed Irish Minibike Championship meeting at Nutts Corner on Sunday, taking overall victory in both open pit bike and mini GP classes.

The open pit bike class produced some of the closest racing of the day,with 0.004 seconds covering the top three in race two.

Watched by the larger than usual crowds, Korie and his brother Kia, along with BSB competitors Johnny Campbell and Jordan McCord, and current leader of the British Supermoto Championship, Davy Todd, put on a show akin to any top level short circuit race. They swapped places and raced nose to tail, wheel to wheel.

Race one saw Kia lead, only to slip off, and Campbell retired with chain problems, but both were in the mix in each of the next two races. For Todd, this was his debut at Nutts Corner, and on board the two-stroke KTM.

Curtis Trimble continued to show why he is one to watch in the future as he dominated the senior pit bike class, Jordan McCelland took second from Jordan Brown.

The mini GP class saw Korie McGreevy give the new KAYO its first Irish success, with three convincing wins to take overall victory. Christopher McCallion was second overall with Michael Scott in third.

Not the best of days for Gareth Morell. Having finished second in race one and third in race two, he was a non-finisher in race three.

Nigel Robinson took overall victory in the veterans class with three wins. Former road race champion Darren Burns was second with David Sheman third. One of the pre-race favourites, Ross McCelland, was a non-starter following a spill in practice.

Showing great promise on his debut season in the short circuits, Alex Duncan was the overall winner of the 125 class,with Rhys Coates continuing to show great promise in second place with Isaac Mark, really showing great progress in third overall.

The mini moto pro class saw Ruben Sherman Boyd take three convincing wins to take top spot from Leon Scott and Bailey Moore.

Richard Rice was the best of the visiting BMB riders, taking a win in the opening veterans race, Jack Bell took third overall in the senior pit bike B class, whilst Andrew Williams had a day to forget, due to engine problems.

Each of the riders vowed to return, thanking the club for their hospitality over the course of the weekend.

Star rider of the day award went to ever-improving Isaac Mark. The fastest lap was recorded by Kia McGreevy at 1:04.286 (75.5 mph),

The club wish to apologise to the competitors for the timing problems, which were beyond the club’s control, and also thank Davey Todd for presenting the awards to the prizewinners.

Round three of the championship will take place at Athboy on June 16.