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Dubliner Mountain Thunder Street Races – Round Up

The 2017 Dubliner Mountain Thunder Street Races, saw many of New Zealand’s leading roads exponents excel around the short but challenging roads course based in Methven.

Reigning feature race winner Andrew Rudd was the dominant force in the Supermoto races, whilst Vince Burrell proved the force to beat in the Classics/Pre 72 encounters.

Additional race winners included Chris McMeeken (Pre 82/Pre 89 F3), Jonny Lewis (Superlites/Pro Twins), Phillip Mair (F4/Development) and John Rawcliffe (Pre 89 F1/Pre 96).

Photo via The Dubliner Mountain Thunder Facebook page

Dan McKenzie was victorious in the opening Formula Methven/Bears race, as he held off a determined challenge from Ryan Bradshaw, Michael Lee finalised the top three finishers.

Sadly the meeting was cancelled due to a fatal incident which happened at 12:50 PM New Zealand time. Road Racing News sends it’s deepest condolences to the family and friends of the rider involved.

2017 Dubliner Mountain Thunder Street Races, results as follows:

Classics/Pre 72 Race 1:

1 Vince Burrell
2 Jarrod Winter
3 Gary Wells
4 Bruce Verdon
5 Campbell Johnson
6 Joe O’Neil
7 Tim Mulligan
8 Glen Ornsby
9 Butch Woods
10 Geoff Kelly

Pre 82/Pre 89 F3 Race 1:

1 Chris McMeeken
2 Toby Tutty
3 Dean Watson
4 Kieren Kortegast
5 Phillip Mair
6 Matt Daffin
7 Tim Gerard
8 Jason Roberts
9 Geoff Kelly
10 Phil Denovan

Super Lites/Pro Twins Race 1:

1 Ryan Bradshaw
2 Jonny Lewis
3 Steve Rutherford
4 Doug Bell
5 Merv Orford
6 Paul Fisher
7 Aaron Carmichael
8 Phil Denovan
9 Dean Watson
10 Steve Davidson

F4/Development Race 1:

1 Phillip Mair
2 Alastiar Hoogenboezem
3 Chris White
4 Steve Rutherford
5 Phil Denovan
6 Dean Watson
7 Neil Batchelor
8 Tim Gerard
9 Travis Wylie
10 Jarrod Winter

Pre 89 F1/Pre 96 Race 1:

1 John Rawcliffe
2 Chris McMeeken
3 Shane Brammer
4 Steve Rutherford
5 Brian Stephens
6 Paul Fisher
7 David Dixon
8 Tony Tomasi
9 Stephen Le Billon
10 Shane Hildred

Supermoto Race 1:

1 Andrew Rudd
2 Jared Cox
3 Hayden South
4 Matthew Rimmington
5 Rory Antony
6 Scott Wilkins
7 Tim Kelly
8 Justin Shaw
9 Cory Lloyd
10 Mark Oliver

Formula Methven/Bears Race 1:

1 Dan McKenzie
2 Ryan Bradshaw
3 Michael Lee
4 Alastiar Hoogenboezem
5 Jonny Lewis
6 Craig Thomas
7 Andrew Skelton
8 Paul Fisher
9 Brett Wilson
10 Tom Langridge

Classics/Pre 72 Race 2:

1 Vince Burrell
2 Bruce Verdon
3 Jarrod Winter
4 Campbell Johnson
5 Joe O’Neil
6 Gary Wells
7 Tim Mulligan
8 Glen Ornsby
9 Butch Woods
10 Geoff Kelly

Pre 82/Pre 89 F3 Race 2:

1 Chris McMeeken
2 Toby Tutty
3 Phillip Mair
4 Vince Burrell
5 Dean Watson
6 Kieren Kortegast
7 Matt Daffin
8 Tim Gerard
9 Jason Roberts
10 Geoff Kelly

Superlites/Pro Twins Race 2:

1 Jonny Lewis
2 Ryan Bradshaw
3 Steve Rutherford
4 Merv Orford
5 Doug Bell
6 Paul Fisher
7 Aaron Carmichael
8 Phil Denovan
9 Dean Watson
10 Shane Hildred

F4/Development Race 2:

1 Phillip Mair
2 Alastiar Hoogenboezem
3 Chris White
4 Phil Denovan
5 Dean Watson
6 Tim Gerard
7 Neil Batchelor
8 Jarrod Winter
9 Travis Wylie
10 Stephen Le Billon

Pre 89 F1/Pre 96 Race 2:

1 John Rawcliffe
2 Chris McMeeken
3 Shane Brammer
4 Brian Stephens
5 Steve Rutherford
6 David Dixon
7 Tony Tomasi
8 Stephen Le Billon
9 Shane Hildred
10 Garry Jamieson

Supermoto Race 2:

1 Andrew Rudd
2 Justin Shaw
3 Matthew Rimmington
4 Scott Wilkins
5 Jared Cox
6 Cory Lloyd
7 Rory Antony
8 Hayden South
9 Tim Kelly
10 Carter Strang

Words by Stevie Rial