70th Scarborough Gold Cup: Saturday Races Wrap Up

70th Scarborough Gold Cup: Saturday Races Wrap Up

Leading next gen roads force Jim Hind, backed up his stellar qualifying form by dominating the six lap Lightweight races.

Victorious in the respective races by 9.3 seconds plus, Hind aboard his trusty TZ 250 Yamaha steed, took his total of victories at Oliver’s Mount into double figures.

Top chaser to Hind within the opening Lightweight class encounter was Kramer mounted Jamie Kelman, closely pursued by Milenco by Padgetts Davey Todd, who’s progress was impeded via misfire issues.

Todd went onto finish runner-up to Hind in this afternoon’s Lightweight race stint with P3 gained by Welshman, top 400cc exponent Michael Rees.

Super Twins:

Holding off the tenacious, quality challenge of Dafabet Racing’s Rob Hodson, Tobermore’s Adam McLean proved the man to beat today in terms of Super Twins runners.

Victorious from an entertaining, captivating opening Twins race, finishing 1.1 seconds clear of Classic Superbike Manx GP winner Hodson, the second Twins encounter saw KMR Kawasaki’s McLean illustrate even more his distinct Scarborough racing skillset.

Ultimately 11.416 to the good over fellow, new multi times Oliver’s Mount victor Hodson, McLean on route set a rapid race best lap time of 1.51.330 seconds.

Taking third for the second time today was Irish Road Race Superbike Champion Michael Sweeney, edging out Heattech Racing’s Joey Thompson.

Supersport/Support Races:

Exemplary, faultless were two words to describe Davey Todd’s performances in today’s Supersport A races.

Surging away from the chasing pack, Todd recorded various 1.46, 1.47-minute lap times across this morning, this afternoon’s eight-lap races.

Twice nearest pursuer to the Milenco by Padgetts rider, finishing both times over seven seconds in arrears was Super Twins winner Adam McLean.

Bagging a brace of third place finishes was BTC/NLC Components supported Jim Hind whilst others impressing included leading newcomer Joe Yeardsley, Gary McCoy and Don Gilbert.

Supersport B races wise, Crowborough’s Joey Lambden claimed an impressive double race win with Jack Petrie, Adrian Harrison aboard Russell Brook’s R6 Yamaha, respective top chasers.

Additional first time Scarborough victors were Support race winners Jamie Ingham, brother of Manx GP front runner Dan Ingham and Vinny ‘The Racing Barber’ Brennan.


Despite the noticeable sight of only seven Sidecar crews competing, today’s three wheeling action still exuded thrills, excitement in bucket loads.

Team A.R.C’s Lee Crawford/Jake Lowther, 12 times TT winners Ben Birchall/Tom Birchall jostled it out for success in the Sidecars race opener, which culminated in victory for Crawford/Lowther by the narrow margin of 0.370 of a second.

The second race encounter for the ‘Slideys’ saw Crawford/Hardie emerge victorious again but only after keeping at bay the determined Birchalls.

Just 0.361 separated the front running crews, who both set low 1.54 seconds lap times.

Father/son duo Steve Ramsden/Matty Ramsden acquired a brace of top three placings whilst Carl Fenwick/Jody James, Shaun Chandler/Ben Chandler wrapped up successive fourth, fifth place finishes.

Classic Superbike:

Arguably race of the day at Scarborough was the Classic Superbike opener, as Derek Sheils and Greenall Racing team-mate Rob Hodson, battled it out for class spoils.

Triple Irish road-race Superbike Champion Sheils led Hodson across the opening five laps, before the multiple Manx-GP winner found that bit extra when needed on lap six, to snatch race victory away from the Mid Antrim 150 lap-record holder.

Only 0.368 split Sheils and Hodson as Dave Bell, Keith Pringle, John Dieterman, Michael Sweeney wrapped up the top six.

The second yesteryear Superbike race stint saw Sheils turn the tables on Hodson, clinching in comprehensive fashion, race victory.

Eight seconds to the good in front of Hodson, the Irishman on route neared Dean Harrison’s existing class lap record, lapping at 1.48.775 seconds.

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou
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