Defending champion Cowan one point off the lead heading into third round

Banbridge man David Cowan trails the leader by one point as he seeks to retain his championship.
Banbridge man David Cowan trails the leader by one point as he seeks to retain his championship.

Banbridge man David Cowan heads into this week’s Ulster Quadcross Championships Third round at Seaforde in second place.

The defending champion trails Cavan’s Leon Rodgers by a point and will be hoping for a good performance to move to the top of the leaderboard.

Banbridge motocross rider David Cowan (centre).

Banbridge motocross rider David Cowan (centre).

Saintfield rider Dean Colhoun lies in third, only a further five points behind.

Fourth is Comber’s multi-British & Ulster Champion Justin Reid, four points behind Colhoun, followed by Hillsboroughs Mark McLernon, and Limavady’s Michael McAneney.

Non-finishes hurt these last two challengers badly in the ultra competitive Quad racing in Ireland.

The top four are regulars in the top five of the British Championship so some of the best racing in the UK is on offer.

In the NI Sidecarcross Supporters Club Sidecarcross Championships, Lisburn Crew Neil Campbell & Ross Graham have a perfect score being unbeaten so far this season, but a returning from injury Gary Moulds with new passenger Alan Gardner have been showing some excellent form.

This week could be the breakthrough they need after Gary posted his best ever finish at a British round with a ninth at the last

round.

The two Lisburn based youngsters will be out for glory at Seaforde, after missing the first two rounds through injury.

Second in the Championship are Lisburn veterans Tony Willis & Ian Glenn, with neighbours Emma Moulds & Niki Adair a close third.

With up to twelve outfits on the gate, the Class is growing and racing is getting better through the field.

The SMK Sales Clubman Quad class is led by Dublin based Ireneusz Furtak with a perfect unbeaten run so far.

Second is Graham Ballantine with Pat Whelan and Steven Smith in hot pursuit.

Also on the race programme are three classes of Youth Quads running as support to the main Championships in an experiment for a possible 2016 Championship and the youngsters have really been enjoying the new tracks and riding with the adults.

The JMK Sales Ulster Quadcross Championships and NI Sidecarcross Supporters Club Sidecarcross Championships Third Round takes place on Saturday June 6 at Seaforde.

Racing begins at 11.30am and the track is signposted off the main Ballynahinch to Newcastle Road near Seaforde Village.

Come along for a great family day out.