By Stuart Campbell
THE second round of the HTM Off-Road Cross Country Championship was held at Dunmore Mountain, Spa, on Saturday, February 8.
The championship event was held by the Mourne Motorcycle Club, on behalf of the Foyle District Motorcycle Club for the fourth year in a row.
There were 86 riders taking part on the day, with Expert, Senior and Clubman class riders all out on the track together in a single two hour race.
The riders were led off the line by Expert class rider Jordan Scott, from Newtownards, who held the lead for the duration of the race to take the win after he had completed 12 laps. Scott was the fastest man on the day, finishing one lap ahead of his closest competitors, with Beragh man Barry Donaghy taking second in the Expert’s class and Moneyreagh man Harry Crawford, who won the race in 2019, the third Expert rider home this year.
In the Senior’s class the top finishers all completed ten laps of the course in during the two hours, with David McMahon taking the win. McMahon was followed home by Portadown man Adam Thompson in second position, N Devlin in third, Ryan Thompson was in fourth place and Newry man John O’Neill came home in fifth position.
The clubman class made up the majority of the riders in the race, with 61 men amongst the starting line-up. At the end of the race M Conlon took the honours ahead of I McMahon, with both riders having finished ten laps, with Jude Crawford, from Coleraine, coming home in third position after he had completed nine laps of the track.