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NG Road Racing Oulton Park 28th September 2019

CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN CHANGEABLE CHESHIRE

Mixed conditions greeted the North Glos riders as they headed to Oulton Park for the final meeting of the season on Saturday 28th September, heavy overnight rain and frequent showers meant that the track never fully dried out. Whilst some of the club’s championships had already been settled others were anything but including the Dunlop ACU 250GP National championship where early season leading light Jim Hind’s mid season absence due to his Isle of Man heroics had allowed Bruce Dunn to close in however pole position and a dominant win saw Hind wrap up the title in style. There was drama in the Metzeler DTR Streetstock 700 category as David Irons fell from the class lead with two laps remaining, Irons needing to win to tie with the table topping Simon Bastable who finished second behind rainmeister Adam Grosch on the day, had they finished with Irons ahead of Grosch and Bastable then the crown would have gone to Irons… Chris Oliver’s 1300 class Yamaha R1 took the overall win. 2019 newcomer Daniel Boucher capped an impressive debut season taking the Love Life and Ride Pre-Injection 1300 championship by a mere two points from a charging Jon Wright. Dan Harris sealed the Racebuykz Mini Twin title by following challenger Olii Warren home to take it by eleven points. The FPR Motul Suzuki Bandit Challenge ‘Showdown’ arrived with top two James McHardy and Harley Prebble split by 15 points and Prebble did all he could by taking both race wins but McHardy’s pair of second places and extra podium credits were enough to hand him the championship crown, the pair’s hard fought battles being one of the highlights of the 2019 season. 2019 IMS 600 champion Max Symonds showed why as he raced to a clear win in wet conditions and Max also took second overall in the Phoenix Open behind the Via Moto Kawasaki ZX-10 mounted Joe Sheldon-Shaw to earn him the Wiz ‘Performance of the Meeting’ award. Sheldon-Shaw would also take the Bluebell Lakes Powerbikes race win in the gathering gloom of the meeting closing race which also saw the last rides from Paul Dyer and Leigh Corfield before hanging up their leathers. This season’s prize winners will now head to Hatherley Manor, Gloucestershire to collect their silverware on the 23rd November to close a memorable season. words: Stephen Carpenter EDP Photo News.

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NG Road Racing Castle Combe Circuit

DAY RETAINS KING OF COMBE CROWN AS COOPER BARRELS TO OUTRIGHT RECORD

Over the weekend of the 31st August and 1st September NG’s penultimate meeting of the 2019 season took place at the fast Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire under the watchful eyes of special guests Carl Fogarty, Graeme Crosby, Steve Parrish and Tommy Bridewell. The event also commemorated the 50th anniversary of the late Barry Sheene’s first win at the circuit. Taking centre stage the ‘King of Combe’ trophy would be contested over the three Phoenix Open races and British Supersport rider Charlie Nesbitt’s Yamaha R6 beat the big bikes to pole position for the opening encounter on Saturday with Josh Day’s Yamaha R1 and Daniel Cooper’s BMW joining him on the front row but the 1000s extra power told in the race as Day led all the way with Cooper following him home and Nesbitt recovering to third after a tardy start. Race two on Sunday morning saw Cooper getting the best start and led the opening laps until Day usurped him for the lead at Quarry before easing away to make it two from two, struggling with his bike Cooper was passed by Nesbitt for second late on. Race three saw a fearsome pace set as National Superstock 1000 runner Jordan Weaving led the field away before Day fought through to the front to open a small gap with Cooper, his bike’s electronic aids now all switched off, in hot pursuit and during his chase produced a scintillating 1:08.456 outright lap record to close in on Day who then ran wide through Camp allowing Cooper past to win as Weaving completed the podium who mid-race had fallen behind rapid 600 rider Nesbitt who shortly after went down painfully at Tower. Day’s two wins and a second saw him crowned ‘King of Combe’ for the third time receiving the trophy from the family of the late Rodney Gooch. Day’s run of success continued in the Bluebell Lakes Powerbikes taking two wins, Saturday afternoon’s from Cooper and a sparking TJ Toms’ Honda and Sunday afternoon’s from a back of the grid start that also saw Chris Pope nick second off Gary Stevens at Tower on the last lap. With Day sitting out Sunday morning’s race Jordan Weaving came up with the goods to pass Cooper late on for the victory as Sam Thompson took third. Day’s wins weren’t restricted to the big bikes either as he scored a win in the opening IMS 600 race on Saturday after a tight scrap with Charlie Nesbitt whilst on Sunday Nesbitt really got into the groove to scorch to both wins rewriting the lap record as he pleased as Day and Max Symonds followed him home in the morning then Symonds and Aaron Ridewood made up the podium in the afternoon, Symonds sealing the 2019 IMS 600 title. Nesbitt was also out to play on his KTM Moto 3 bike in the Dunlop ACU 250GP races qualifying on the front row behind polesitter Bruce Dunn for race one which saw three different leaders in the first three laps as Nesbitt, who quickly went out with an electrical issue, Rhys Hardisty and Tommy ‘2 Stroke’ Lawlor all took turns at the front with the lead swapping back and forth between the latter pair allowing Dunn to catch them in third but it was Lawlor who took the win in a great race. Sunday morning’s wet race saw early leader Hardisty falling at the Esses promoting Nesbitt’s KTM Moto 3 to the win having started from the back as Dunn took second and a cracking ride from NG Cup winner Travis Vince produced third. A head to head battle for honours between Lawlor and Dunn raged for all of race three as Dunn bested the start before Lawlor got up the inside at Tower first time round then Dunn retook the lead at mid-distance holding it until Lawlor got back ahead at Tower on the penultimate lap to win whilst Scott Pitchers sealed third fresh from taking second in the prior Sound of Thunder encounter. Calne rider Pitchers took the first two 100% Suspension Sound of Thunder wins on his Ducati TriOptions Cup machine with Dave MacKay close behind both times but MacKay was in no mood to play second fiddle all weekend hitting the front on lap three of Sunday’s finale fighting off Pitchers to get the victory. Another Wiltshire rider to toast a successful weekend was Trowbridge man Chris Oliver who wrapped up the Metzeler DTR Streetstock 1300 title to add to his Open Newcomers crown and he would also take the chequer on Sunday afternoon as Charles Hardisty’s BMW took the other two, in the concurrent Pre-Injection 700 races Daniel Jones and Daniel Nelmes knocked lumps out of each other all weekend with Jones taking two wins to Nelmes one. Racebuykz Mini Twins battlers Olii Warren and Joe Thomas locked horns for the duration of the weekend firstly following home William Holland on Saturday with Warren holding off Thomas by a mere 0.005 seconds for runner up spot before Warren just emerged victorious from Thomas on Sunday morning then Thomas reversed the positions in the afternoon, adding two victories in the Racebuykz Super Twins also earned Thomas the Wiz ‘Performance of the Meeting’ award. Putting in their third guest appearance of 2019 were the FRSA British F2 Sidecar contenders and Peter Founds/Jake Lowther did the double. The Motul FPR Suzuki Bandit Challenge ‘Showdown’ is now in full swing and Harley Prebble fought back with three wins after a James McHardy whitewash on Anglesey, McHardy taking the remaining race win to retain control of the championship battle heading into the finale at Oulton Park which wraps up North Glos’ season on Saturday 28th September.Words: Stephen Carpenter EDP Photo News.

NG Road Racing Pembrey Circuit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JIM LEAVES THE REST BE-HIND AT CADWELL PARK
 
North Glos Road Racing Club’s 2019 schedule reached its halfway point over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd June at the undulating Cadwell Park circuit in Lincolnshire. Youngster Jim Hind on his familiar no.81 Yamaha TZ250 stamped his authority on the Dunlop ACU 250GP championship with pole position and a clear win on Saturday from KTM Moto 3 rider Joshua Whatley who kept Hind honest in Sunday morning’s sprint race finishing less than half a second behind despite a mega start from Hind, in third was another KTM Moto 3 bike ridden by Jamie Davis. With inclement weather arriving for Sunday afternoon’s races and time pressure rising the 250s laps were reduced to 8 from the scheduled 11 but none of that mattered to Hind who sped to a clear 8.8 seconds winning margin as the red flag flew and a result called after 4 laps owing to another rain shower arriving with the fellow TZ250 mounted Joe Thompson and John Lea completing the podium. Sam Llewllyn was equally successful in the 125GP class grabbing all three victories. Josh Day’s domination of the Phoenix Open and the Bluebell Lakes Powerbikes continued with five race wins coming his way despite National Superstock 1000 runner Brayden Elliott regularly getting the hole shot into Coppice, once Day got ahead Elliott was left to battle with British Supersport contender Charlie Nesbitt’s Yamaha R6 in Saturday and Sunday morning’s Open encounters with Nesbitt getting the nod on Saturday as Elliott ran straight on at the Chicane but Elliott rectified that error on Sunday morning to follow Day home from Nesbitt but the Chicane proved to be Elliott’s undoing again on Sunday afternoon incurring a time penalty for cutting the corner slotting in behind Sunday only rider Joe Sheldon-Shaw’s Via Moto ZX-10, who made it up to fourth from the back of the grid in the morning, to get third in front of Nesbitt. In the Powerbikes Day and Elliott finished 1-2 on Saturday and Sunday morning with AFB Racing’s Chris Pope bagging third on Saturday but lost out to a charging Sheldon-Shaw up from the rear of the grid on Sunday morning, unfortunately an untimely oil spill and a fast approaching curfew cost them their race in the afternoon but an extra race will be run at Pembrey as recompense. Day would also put in a cameo appearance in the 100% Suspension Sound of Thunder race on Sunday morning aboard his Host-It.co.uk Panigale just failing to nick third from Dave MacKay at the line from a rear of the grid start catching MacKay’s regular dice with Ben Broadway on the last lap behind lead pair Phil Atkinson and Dave Sellers, MacKay winning the damp Sunday afternoon race from Broadway by a mere 0.2 seconds. The combined efforts of James McHardy, Sam Smith and Carl Smalley couldn’t stop Harley Prebble taking all four Motul FPR Suzuki Bandit Challenge battles but each win didn’t come easily! Both McHardy and Smalley put in feisty performances to reach the lead battles after bike problems consigned them to back of the grid starts on Sunday morning and afternoon respectively. Elsewhere Charlie Nesbitt took two clear wins in the dry IMS 600 races but Sunday afternoon’s damp encounter was all about Max Symonds who sped to a 14 second victory from Owen Hunt who had an impressive Shaun Richman for close company in third. Taking the Wiz ‘Performance of the meeting’ award was 2019 newcomer Daniel Boucher after a busy weekend including a second place and a victory in the Love Life and Ride Pre-Injection 1300s, two third places behind Jon Wright and Jason Hill in the Metzeler DTR 1300 Streetstocks on Saturday and Sunday morning before taking the overall win on Sunday afternoon ahead of Streetstock 700 victor Simon Bastable and Pre-Injection 700 winner Aaron Staniforth who tore through the pack from a back of the grid start. An overall win also went to Boucher’s Pre-Injection Yamaha R1 in the Protect My Income Newcomers race that rounded off Saturday’s action ahead of Chris Oliver’s ‘big bang’ R1. The NG pack now heads off to South Wales for a weekend of racing at Pembrey on the 13th and 14th July.Words: Stephen EDP Phot News.
 

NG Road Racing Cadwell Park

 
 

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