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Barry Sheene Classic – Day 2 Re-Cap Part 1

Super Twins Race 1:

The re-started opening Super Twins race saw KTS Racing’s Jamie Coward return to the winners circle at Oliver’s Mount, following a first class performance.

Coward put under early pressure by Cowton Racing’s Dominic Herbertson, pulled the pin on lap three moving 1.5 seconds clear, which ultimately extended to 6.4 seconds plus come the completion of the five-lap race.

Multi Classic TT podium finisher Herbertson took second as ten times TT winner Ian Lougher rounded out the top three finishers.

Finalising the top six finishers were VRS Racing’s Brad Vicars, McKinstry Racing’s Dan Ingham and former Lightweight Manx GP victor Mark Purslow.

Supersport C Race 1:

Buxton’s Tim Walsh enjoyed a momentous maiden victory at Scarborough, after a compelling first of three Supersport C class races.

Walsh tenaciously followed throughout by Colin Read, race winning advantage over stood at 1.512 seconds.

Taking third behind Walsh, Read was Morecambe’s Aaron Mellish whilst places 4th, 5th and 6th were claimed respectively by Paul Drinkwater, Brian Fuidge and mark Jackson.

Classic A, B, GP 350 Race 1:

James Hind and the Dennis Trollope Racing TZ250 Yamaha, proved untouchable within this morning’s Classic A, B, GP 350 combined encounter.

‘Mini TT’ debutant Hind, who quietly impressed in yesterday’s qualifying sessions, incredibly took overall race spoils by almost 30 seconds!

Nearest pursuer to the twice Manx GP winner was class A pace setter, the ever-versatile Peter Boast whilst another high-profile Scarborough newcomer Chris Moore, took third.

Fourth place finisher Harley Rushton claimed GP 350 honours in front of Adam Child as Tony Flinton concluded the first six finishers.

Supersport B Race 1:

The opening B class Supersport race provided great entertainment for those trackside, who witnessed an enthralling three way battle for victory.

In the end it was York’s Toby Shann with a potent late burst of pace, who emerged victorious just over half a second ahead of County Durham’s Aran Sadler.

Long term race leader Russell Brook placed third, the RAF’s Rad Hughes took fourth, Tom Robinson on his pure road racing return emerged fifth whilst sixth place finish went to Kevin Barsby.

Bennetts Classic Superbike Race 1:

Dean Harrison took his Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough victories total to an astonishing 84, after dominating the first Bennetts Classic Superbike encounter.

Harrison piloting for the first time this weekend the Greenall Racing ZXR 750 Kawasaki, showed all his of Oliver’s Mount prowess in taking class honours by plus 21 seconds over Graham Turnbull Racing’s Dave Bell.

‘Tommy Club’ Manx GP member Dan Ingham scooped third, John Dieterman and the Baxi Ducati placed fourth as Adrian Harrison, Sam Johnson also enjoyed productive race stints on way to respective fifth, sixth place finishes.

Classic 500/750 Race 1:

Peter Boast became the sixth different winner from six races at the Barry Sheene Classic, taking in fine style the 500/750 combined race crown.

Boasty in action aboard K1 Honda 500 machinery, broke away mid race distance from yesteryear racing giant Alan Oversby, ultimately enjoying a final race winning margin of almost 11.4 seconds.

Photo by Gary Howlett

Lead 750 runner in third place was none other than eight times Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup winner Guy Martin.

Concluding the first the top six behind Boast, Oversby and Martin were Harley Rushton, Scarborough debutant Andy Hornby and David Tetley.

Words by Stevie Rial

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