As expected Gary Gibson is the new Irish premier motocross champion.
The 24-year-old Ballygowan rider won the final round at Clonroche, Co Wexford to inherit his first major title.
Gibson ended the eight-round Retink backed championship with 510 points followed by Dubliner Michael Mahon (462) and Wayne Garrett who missed the last two rounds due to injury in third place on 373.
At the Wexford meeting Gibson beat Mahon in the opening race by 12 seconds but in the second outing that margin was reduced to eight seconds.
When it came to the third race it was Mahon’s turn to come out on top and he did it in style. Mahon managed a 17-second winning margin over Gibson.
Running concurrently with the MX1 class was the MX2 category won by Glen McCormick from Carrickfergus.
Second was Loughbrickland’s John Meara who is the new MX2 champion.
The only triple winner on the day was Donal Teague who monopolised the grade B races.
In grade C the MX1 winner was Paul Atkinson while Jonathan Merriman ruled the MX2 class.
Experts: 1 G Gibson 72 points; 2 G McCormick 72; 3 M Mahon 69; 4 J Meara 63; 5 R Adair 57; 6 S Mulally 56.
Grade B: 1 D Teague 75; 2 J Meara 72; 3 J Martin 69; 4 M Sinton 64; 5 S Fee 58; 6 S Woods 56.
Grade C (MX1) 1 P Atkinson 72; 2 G Mulligan 65; 3 M McGrath 64; 4 J Blakely 51; 5 A McKibbin 49; 6 B Linehan 43. (MX2) 1 J Merriman 70; 2 S Tracey 67; 3 K Redmond 56; 4 R Burnside 42; 5 D Adams 42; 6 R Henry 41.
Meanwhile, off-road all-rounder Harold Crawford won the Foyle club’s Glenarm, Co Antrim enduro on Saturday.
Crawford completed 15-laps of a forest course as did Charles Stuart but at the finish they were separated by almost four minutes.
Best of the Clubmen was Joel Brown who ended-up beating Josh Caldwell by three minutes. Both completed 13 laps.
Experts: 1 H Crawford; 2 C Stuart; 3 J McEldoney; 4 J McAndrew; 5 J McWilliam; 6 S Shortt.
Clubmen: 1 J Brown; 2 J Caldwell; 3 K McDonnell; 4 S McDonald; 5 G Lawther; 6 G McMillen.