30th Greymouth Street Races: Race Day Round Up

30th Greymouth Street Races: Race Day Round Up

TT 2019 competitor Jay Lawrence was amongst various standout performers, who banked multiple victories at the 30th Greymouth Street Races.

Lower Hutt’s Lawrence who competed for Buildbase Suzuki at TT 2019, emerged victorious within both Formula 1 Races, plus put up a stern defence of his Formula Greymouth crown which ultimately went to Christchurch’s Dan Ornsby.

F1 class pace setter Lawrence in Superstock/Superbike practice action at TT 2019, Photo by Nick Wheeler

Outside of Lawrence, new Formula Greymouth Champion Ornsby, others to excel throughout Sunday’s competitive action included Jonny Lewis who won both Bears class races plus took the victory spoils in the opening Formula 3 race.

Dan Jenkins, Chris McMeeken, Vince Burrell, Lew Grant respectively went unbeaten in the Buckets, Post Classic Pre 82, Post Classic Pre 72 and Pre 63 Classic classes whilst Jon Rawcliffe also had the distinction of going unbeaten in his class of racing for Post Classic Pre 89 machines.

Daniel Ash, David Rangi shared the Formula 2 victories, Andrew Rudd took four wins from five starts in the Super Motard races with only Craig Ellis stopping him from making it a clean sweep of Super Motard triumphs.

Overall a top-class day of roads competition at Greymouth, which has celebrated in style it’s 30th anniversary of the meet which is more than worthy of being regarded alongside the Cemetery Circuit Races, as one of New Zealand’s premier roads events.

Attention now within the New Zealand roads scene turns to the prestigious Cemetery Circuit Races, which reminder takes place as per tradition on the 26th of December, Boxing Day.

Words by Stevie Rial

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