The penultimate race meeting on the sun blessed Derbyshire circuit and with sixty points maximum to gain at our final race meeting at Cadwell Park on 27/28th of September eight of our championships were concluded. This leaves five to be determined at Cadwell.
47 Mervyn Stratford on his beautifully engineered 250cc Rudge has secured the Tuers Garage pre 1949 and the pre 1963 up to 250cc championships. This is despite being led home four times by 2 Ian Bain Norton CS1 in the pre 1949 races.
The Palletforce pre 1963,251-350cc Championship winner is 195 Graham Buller Norton 40M despite have to abandon the meeting half way through after becoming ill, get well soon Graham, and 59 Jack Hebb not able to close the gap.
The Goodwin 1963 to 1972, 251-350cc Championship winner although beaten four times by 261 Richard Hawkins Ducati Mk111,is 74 Dave Matravers Norton Manx by 99 points.
The Classic Racer Magazine BEARS F1, 751cc to unlimited and F2 501 to 750cc championships have been settled. 257 Richard Stubbs BMW R100 is more than 100 points clear of 55 Ben Kingham BMW K110RS in the F1 championship and 229 Bobby Bevan Norton Commando in a similar position in the F2 championship.
The Bonhams Auctioneers vintage members aged over 50 years solo Championship winner is 253 Scott Harris Norton Kirby. Joint second place are 26 Tim Woolley and 68 Keith Riley.
The Penguin Speed Shops B3 Cyclecars & Morgans unlimited to 1972 champion is 34 Bill/Maggie Tuer Morgan Racing having a comfortable 90 point lead over 27 Steve Hutchinson/Norma Prime Berkeley T60.
The 1963 to 1972 up to 250cc solo championship will be a two man battle at Cadwell between 100 Andy Hunt Ducati and 97 Rob Butler Ducati with a points difference of 31.
The Footman James pre 1963 solo pre 351 to 500cc Championship is being led by 239 Mike Bevan Norton Dommi from 59 Jack Hebb Norton Manx but with a 59 point difference Mike only needs 2 point to secure the championship.
The Bob Newby Racing for 1963 to 500cc solo’s is probably the closest championship battle with only 4 points separating 33 Mike Powell and 74 Dave Matravers both Seeley G50 mounted a cliff hanger for Cadwell.
The 1963 to 1972 over 500cc solo Championship races was dominated by 114 Rob Walker Velocette Venom Seeley winning all four races but the championship is a battle between 239 Mike Bevan Norton Seeley and 253 Scott Harris Norton Kirby with 50 points separating them.
The sidecar based twin cylinder two valves per cylinder up to 750cc three wheelers will be a three team battle at Cadwell with only a few points separating the top three of 77 Phil Holt/Jeff Gamble Crick BSA A65, 61 Denis Whitehouse/Ben Weston Triumph NMS and 197 Adrian/Robert Dawson BMW 70 , bring on Cadwell.
Sidecar outfits of pre 1959 is being led by 29 Adam Pope/John Christopher Triumph Thunderbird by 48 points from 12 Mark and Sue Whittaker BSA Road Rocket.
The BEARS Sidecars is being led by 13 John Lorriman/Jim Steel by 8 points from 49 Phil Jones/Claire Duplock both BMW K100’s. 29 Adam Pope/John Christopher who came into the fray late in the season are out of contention.
The BSA Bantam championship race became a battle all weekend between 33 Mike Powell and 51 Michael Brown with 3 wins to Mike and one to Michael.
The BSSO Geared Scooter races became a battle between 2 Damon Tunniclife and 41 Stuart Day winning two race each. The minor places behind them was a close battle all weekend between 5 Steve Conneely, 3 Michael Bonett, 69 Tom Russel and 51 Bert Conneely.
The BSSO Zip Scooters (twist and go) became a battle between 6 Jon Davis and 52 John Woods winning two races each.
Next up is Cadwell Park 27/28th September, see you there.