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Stuart seconds away from titles


By Roy Harris

The penultimate rounds of the Irish and Ulster short circuit championships take place today at St Angelo Airfield near Enniskillen.

The premier Superbike series sees Ballycastle ex-motocross rider Charles Stuart lead the way with a 36-point lead over Mark Glasgow with 100 still available.

If Stuart was to repeat last weekend's second place finishes at Mondello he would comfortably clinch both the Irish and Ulster titles.

In the Supersport class defending champion Jason Lynn has 39 points in hand over Ross Patterson in the Irish series, but the Ulster championship has seen eight different winners with all still to race for with Lynn leading joint-second Korie McGreevy and Christian Elkin by 17 points with Patterson a further 15 points back in fourth.

Another title still up for grabs is the Supertwin series currently led by 'rookie' Simon Reid, who scored his maiden win at Bishopscourt and has a slender nine-point lead over Marty Lennon.

Darryl Sharkey, who clinched the Masters Pre Injection title last weekend, and Johnny Irwin are the favourites to share Irish and Ulster honours. Irwin is over 30 points ahead of his rival in the Ulster and Sharkey leading the Irish by 15 points.

The 18-race programme at St Angelo starts at 11.30am.

Meanwhile at Canada Heights in Kent, the 2017 Quad Open championship defending champion Mark McLernon, from Hillsborough and Paul Holmes go head-to-head for the title tomorrow with McLernon taking a single point advantage into the final three races tomorrow.

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