First race of the season kicked off incident free and a fast pace. The tempo was high in the A3 -A4 race. The A4’s managed to stay away with a one minute handicap only one rider bridging across from the A3’s, which eventually gave him the race victory. Eamon Staunton from Westport was fourth in the A4 race. The A1 – A2 race was a one two finish for west Clare wheelers.