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69th Scarborough Gold Cup: Johnston Chalks Up Supersport Double

Four times North West 200 victor Lee Johnston added another Supersport race victory this afternoon to his racing CV, as he made it back to back class A 600 triumphs at Scarborough.

Prior to red flags emerging, the first race start had seen Johnston, Dean Harrison both go near breaking the existing Supersport lap record, registering the first sub 1 minute 46 second lap times at Oliver’s Mount since 2017.

The second race start taking place over only four laps, began with Ashcourt Racing’s Johnston moving steadily away from early lead chaser Dominic Herbertson.

By lap three Johnston moved over 1.5 seconds clear of new second place man Harrison, who in turn was breaking away from Cowton Racing’s Herbertson.

Despite Harrison’s best efforts, it was all too late to stop Johnston claiming a 13th Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough victory, with his final race winning margin standing at just over 0.7 of a second.

Photo by Gary Howlett

The ever ebullient Herbertson secured third, pole sitter Jim Hind took fourth, positions fifth and sixth were banked by DC Racing’s Mike Norbury and improving Scarborough exponent Rob Hodson.

Joe Thompson was seventh, Jamie Coward placed eighth as Tom Weeden, VRS Racing’s Brad Vicars secured the final top 10 leader board places.

Supersport A Race 2 result in full, is as follows:

1 Lee Johnston
2 Dean Harrison
3 Dominic Herbertson
4 Jim Hind
5 Mike Norbury
6 Rob Hodson
7 Joe Thompson
8 Jamie Coward
9 Tom Weeden
10 Brad Vicars
11 Aran Sadler
12 Steven Haddow
13 Steven Procter
14 Mark Goodings
15 Sam Johnson
16 Don Gilbert
17 Callum Ward
18 Daniel Forbes
19 Michael Rees

Words by Stevie Rial

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