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Barry Sheene Road Race Festival: Day 1 Round Up

Despite a day of frustration, delays, wet weather and misfortune, day 1 of the Barry Sheene Road Race Festival Powered by Suzuki, still provided top quality action at England’s only real roads venue.

Arguably main highlight of a trimmed down day of race action, was the opening Sidecars race, which saw the Ramsden’s Steve and Matty edge out the Lowther brothers John and Jake, by just 0.16 to reassert their growing Scarborough credentials.

Greg Lambert/Julie Canipa finalised the top three finishers, whilst Lightweight/Junior Classic honours went the way of Brian Clark, with Oliver’s Mount debutant Roger Chen finishing second.

Daley Mathison won the opening Junior A and Senior races, both times in front of Radcliffe’s Racing’s Jamie Coward with James Cowton and Dafabet Devitt Racing’s Ivan Lintin also securing top three finishes respectively.

Fresh off a top three finish at the Southern 100, Top Gun Racing’s Gavin Lupton kept up his form from Billown, winning the Junior B race, as he lead home Tom Collinge and mount newcomer Max Dixon.

Fellow debutant Longshot Racing’s Davey Todd who secured a brace of top ten finishes today also impressed, as did David “Action” Jackson.

Due to combined lengthy delays via sea fog and an oil spillage, just five of the scheduled 11 races took place today.

This included the opening lap of the showpiece Barry Sheene Trophy races, which Jamie Coward is on pole for, as he aims to seal a first grand slam Scarborough title.

Words by Stevie Rial