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Brothers John and Jason Meara looking good to make Irish motocross history


Top of the pile: John Meara

Top of the pile: John Meara

Top of the pile: John Meara

Loughbrickland brothers John and Jason Meara are certainly on their way to making history as, jointly, they currently lead all of the major Motocross championships in Ireland.

After the second round of the Ulster Championships at Seaforde on May Day Monday, Jason now leads the Irish and Ulster MX2 Championships and John leads the Irish and Ulster MX1 Championships.

Both Meara brothers produced dramatic wins in their respective classes at Seaforde and John also managed to finish runner up, by one point, to younger brother Jason in the MX2 class. This all happened on his way to winning the MX1 class after a dramatic comeback from a crash in race three to clinch the overall win.

 If that wasn't newsworthy enough, their 16-year-old brother Cailum just missed out on a podium in a tie-break with Mark Dynes from Lurgan in the Semi Expert MX2 class.

 At Desertmartin, in the ATVs Only ACU British Quadcross Championships last weekend, Comber's Justin Reid took third overall behind defending champion Paul Holmes, now joint leader in the series and Mark McLernon from Hillsborough.

Justin went on to top the podium in the Komfort Services Veteran's Class, while Saintfield man Dean Colhoun took his WSP Husqvarna to fourth overall in the main championship.

Coulhoun also topped the podium in the Wilcock Holeformers Under 21 Class, despite riding with a back injury sustained at the same event.

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