Davy comes out on top for Dromara at Ulster XC Series

David Broome was the S3 winner.
David Broome was the S3 winner.

Dromara CC’s Davy Broome won the S3 race of Round four of the Ulster XC Series at Lady Dixon Park.

The S1s, S2s and S3s competed in the last race of the day.

The S3 race has seen the largest number of Dromara CC riders with six men in total putting their wheel on the start line.

Davy Broome has won the last two Ulster XC rounds and with greater competition due to this being an NPS round he would have his work cut out.

After the first lap Davy Broome hit the front and would relinquish that position making it three wins in a row and the S3 championship almost his.

Brian Wilson has been the quiet man secretly training away and really starting to produce this season with this round being no exception with an excellent 7th place and the podium not too far away.

Richard Cowan had his second race at S3 and with the exception of rolling about in the muck a few times managed to sneak into the top 10 and keep young Brian Wilson on his toes.

Adrian Booth, Robert Davison and Graham Smyth battled with each other all race with positions changing lap after lap.

When the dust settled Adrian Booth took 24th followed by Robert Davison in 27th and finally Graham Smyth on his first S3 race taking 28th.

Barry Kellett is Team Dromara CC’s representative in the S1 category and the competition is extremely tough.

With conditions drying out Barry managed to grab a superb fifth place with Gareth McKee taking the victory.

Peter Davison has been in great form this season and has been fine tuning his skills with the Ulster Development Squad with weekends over to England to take part in the British XC rounds.

This experience and certainly helped with him snatching afifth place which is even more impressive when you realise that the riders ahead of him are all sponsored riders.

The first race on the cards to see Dromara CC interest was the Under 10s with Alex Harrower who produced a great performance to take 15th.

In the under 14s Ben Wilson and Fraser Harrower took to the line in a very exciting and close race.

Ben, who had been snapping chains all weekend, battled to a brilliant fifth place.

Fraser Harrower, who is getting better everytime he races, took 16th place.

The under 16s saw Max Melville mix it up with the big boys and he had a sensational race taking seventh place in a very competitive category.

The youth of Dromara CC certainly set the standard for the other senior riders coming after them.

The first of the main races saw Paul Hamilton and Derek Minis take to the line of the S4’s with Andra Ungureanu start the S3 ladies.

Paul took a more leisurely start to the S4’s but worked his way through the riders to take a well deserved seventh.

Derek who has been improving everytime he gets onto the bike also had a slow start.

He then produced some excellent lap times to get back to 17th.

Andra stormed around the course taking seventh with her only complaint being that it all finished too soon.