Bangor starlet Curtis Trimble got the Iirish Minibike Championship off to a flying start at a sun kissed Bishopscourt race circuit when he scored a hard fought treble to take the overall lead in the FB Motors Senior stock Pit Bike Class. However the most successful rider of the day was Ross McCelland, who did likewise in the K2 Scaffolding Veterans class, and took third overall in the 140senior pit bike class, where his son Jordan took second spot. Reigining Irish moto 3 short circuit champion Kyle Cross was in contention for a podium finish, but unfortunately slipped off in the final outing. Such was the field of senior Pit Bikes , there was a Group B class as well, and here it was Robbie King who came out tops from Jonny Rainey and Jamie Blackwood..
Jordan McCord leads the AJM Car Sales Open class after taking a double and a second with evergreen Nigel Robinson taking second spot from British Talent Cup rider, Jonny Campbell who won the third outing. After suffering a collapsed wheel bearing, Joe Quinn just missed the podium by 2 points.
In the House of Elliot Flowers Senior Mini GP Class, it was Gareth Morrell who took the honours from Jamie Coates and an impressive performance from Ajay Carey in his debut in the senior class. Making a Double for the McCord family, Matthew McCord took the honours in the BMW Autoparts Junior Gearbox 125 class from Alex Duncan and Scott Delany ( son of former Clubmans champion Marty Delany).
Making his tarmac debut, former multi junior moto cross champion Rossi Dobson scored three wins to take him to the top spot in the Junior Gearbox. His performance also gave him the GCM&E Services Ltd “Star of the Day” award, as most promising young rider of the day, second went to Nicholas Burns with Gary Scott in third spot. Rossi and Nicholas, are both sons of former top Irish Road race stars, Sammy Dobson and Darren Burns.
In the Temple Tree Services Mini Moto Junior Pro, it was Ruben Sherman Boyd who took the honours from Bailey Moore.
Round Two of the Irish Minibike Championship takes place on Sunday May 6th at Nutts Corner, where, it is hoped to have an extended entry list with competitors from the British Championship competing.