Chain Reaction Cycles iDMS2 Mt Leinster
Greg Callaghan (OC tuning/Solid Bikes) wins iDMS2 at the new Mt Leinster track. In the Elites Karl O'Sullivan takes second and Christopher McGlinchey (Team Nukeproof) third. Second fastest time of the day came from an on-fire Luke Cornforth (021 Racing) in the Youth category! Callaghan was fastest in the seeding runs by 0.137 from Plush Mtb's Ewan Doherty but the crowd were robbed of a contest when Doherty's chain and mech jammed his back wheel early in his race run.
The rocky Mt Leinster track provided the sternest test of the series so far, with many riders struggling to find fast lines through the daunting looking rock garden and myriad other rocky outcrops. Race runs for the later riders were also made more difficult by rain which started falling not long after racing started and gradually be came heavier. Callaghan was one of the very few later runners to improve his time, his 1:40.069 was over 7 seconds faster than closely matched nearest rivals O Sullivan 1.47.147 and McGlinchey 1:47.887 and 4th Elite Colin Ross 1:47.906.
As well as Luke Cornforth setting the 2nd fastest time of the day to win the Youth category for under 16 riders on 1:44.377 his nearest category rival Jacob Dickson (Plush/Potato Bred) recorded the 4th fastest time of the day on 1:47.213. This is going to be a fascinating battle between these two who now have a category win each.
Erika McDermott (Team Moco with Biking Dirty) took the women's win on 2:34.227 from fastest qualifier Silvia Gallagher (Bespoke Cycles) 2:41.273 with Abigail Hogg (Full Cycle) 2:43.421 on board one of the prize Scalps provided by series sponsor Chain Reaction Cycles.
The Masters podium was EpicDH dominated again with Mark Tiernan on the top step. Joe Ward (Potato Bred) beat Ian McIntyre to the Veteran win on his new Norco and Stephen McCormack (OC Tuning) again won in Juniors and Jack Crowley (Weldon) won the Juveniles again as he had @iDMS1. The next round is at Carrick Mountain on May 26/27th , online entry is already open @ www.idms2012.com (full results also available these) and keep watching the iDMS facebook page for details on how you could
be riding a Nukeproof Scalp at the next round.