DEREK Sheils dominated this weekend at the Skerries 100 to win three races on the bounce.
In the scorching sunshine, the Dubliner on his Burrows Engineering/RK Racing Suzuki won the Open, Supersport and Grand Final races in front of a huge crowd at the county Dublin venue.
He opened his account in the Open Race leading from the start but the race was red flagged after English rider Forest Dunn crashed out and was taken to hospital with a broken collar bone.
Sheils was declared the winner Sweeney MJR BMWwas second James Chawke, Steven Procter and Darryl Tweed completed the top five.
Sheils followed this up with a win in the Supersport race. Local man Michael Sweeney took the lead from the start as Sheils dropped back into third place. He soon made up for the poor start, reeling Sweeney in and eventually making his move to the front on the third lap. Sweeney made a final attempt to regain the lead but Sheils kept his cool and held on to take the win with only 0.046sec separating them at the flag.
Sheils then made it a hat-trick of wins as he scorched to victory in the feature race, the Grand Final. He showed his class leading from the off a lead he held for the eight-paper at the flag his advantage was 6.6sec ahead of Sweeney, Mike Browne was third, the first 600cc machine home, followed by Neil Kernohan and Tweed.
Sweeney had a win in the Supertwin race 1.7sec ahead of fellow Skerries man Andy Farrell and Neil Kernohan. This win earned him enough championship points to lift the man of the meeting award.
Joey’s Bar Honda man Gary Dunlop had his third win on the trot with a victory in the MOTO 3/125 race, while Mellissa Kennedy was runner up and Nigel Moore was third.
TV star Guy Martin threw his bid in with a last-minute entry as he lifted the the 500cc-1000cc Classic race on his Rocket III.
Vinny Brennan continued his strong form with victory in the Junior Support race, while Darren Keys won the Senior Support race.
Two-stroke-mounted Neil Kernohan took a win on his 250 ahead of Davy Morgan in the 250-400 Championship race.
*Images: Derek Wilson