67th Scarborough Gold Cup – Day 1 Round Up

67th Scarborough Gold Cup – Day 1 Round Up

As at previous Scarborough meetings, the always spectacular three wheeling Sidecar heroes thrilled the large crowd throughout the morning, afternoon and into the evening at Oliver’s Mount today.

Rising star Lee Crawford joined this weekend by Scott Hardie claimed another famous scalp in the first out of the four Les & Sheila Porritt Trophy races, edging out former TT winner Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes to secure race honours by only 0.295 of a second!.

Crawford/Hardie went onto seal the race 2 spoils, this time holding off the attentions of more three wheeling royalty, this time in the form of Printing Roller Services backed Conrad Harrison/Andy Winkle.

The Lowther brothers John & Jake claimed a brace of third place finishes, whilst the much fancied Ramsden’s Steve & Matty fifth and fourth in both races endured by their standards a challenging day at the mount.

Ivan Lintin maintained his Super Twins class authority, winning the first leg of the Lee Pullan Trophy races by over five seconds over Adam McLean who in turn was 1.724 clear of 2014 Duke Road Race Rankings champion, James Cowton.

Looking back on a compelling Lightweight encounter, Scunthorpe’s Dan Frear gained a grip on the Phil Mellor trophy, winning a nip and tuck battle with Irish road race 400 champion Paul Gartland.

Overall third in the race, Scarborough legend Ian Lougher headed the Stu Reed Ultra Lightweight fraternity; remaining finishers in the class where Andrew Jackson, Adrian Skaife and Gary Jamison aboard his great sounding 350 K4 Honda.

Final race of the day, the opening Classic Superbike encounter was won in fine style by Senior Manx GP runner up Barry Evans, on Paul Owen’s Team 98 FZR 750 Yamaha.

Team York Suzuki’s Peter Boast bagged second as Melton Mowbray’s Dan Ingham concluded the top three finishers.

At the end of a long day, praise a plenty must be prized upon the event organisers who had a fare share of testing situations placed upon them, for getting all ten of the scheduled races in.

Words by Stevie Rial

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