Sheils on fly­ing form at Walder­stown

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Derek Sheils main­tained his 100% suc­cess record in Ir­ish Na­tional fea­ture races in 2017 by win­ning the Grand Fi­nal at Walder­stown in Co West­meath on Sun­day. The 33-year-old has al­ready taken vic­to­ries at Tan­dragee, Cook­stown and Sk­er­ries this sea­son and added a fourth win on the Burrows Suzuki on Sun­day.

“I wanted this one and led from start to fin­ish,” Sheils smiled.

The Suzuki rider dom­i­nated the race, se­cur­ing vic­tory by 5.7 sec­onds from lo­cal favourite Derek Mcgee (Kawasaki) who fin­ished just ahead of Wil­liam Dun­lop on the Tem­ple Golf Club Yamaha.

Ear­lier in the day Sheils had lost out to Mcgee in the open­ing su­per­bike en­counter as the Mullingar man de­lighted his home crowd by tak­ing vic­tory by less than a sec­ond from Wil­liam Dun­lop, with Michael Sweeney (MJR BMW) third.

Adam Mclean, TT 2017’s fastest new­comer, con­tin­ued to im­press by tak­ing vic­tory in the Su­per­sport race on his MSS Kawasaki. He re­peated his Cook­stown feat by see­ing off more ex­pe­ri­enced 600cc spe­cial­ist Wil­liam Dun­lop (Caf­frey/ic Yamaha). Third went to an­other ris­ing star, Paul Jor­dan, who had an ex-tay­lor Macken­zie R6 for the event.

It’s been hard to get the bet­ter of Shiels this sea­son

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