Nine times International road race winner Lee Johnston sped to opening Supersport (A) spoils, as ‘General Lee’ and suitors East Yorkshire based Ashcourt Racing squad enjoyed more success at Scarborough.
Ex World Supersport exponent Johnston, who looked in pretty formidable form yesterday, took the spoils within the afternoon’s six lap encounter by just over two seconds, having at one stage held advantage in excess of 3.5 seconds.
Finishing runner-up to reigning Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup Champion was Cowton Racing’s Dominic Herbertson, who kept at bay a charging Joe Akroyd to place second.
DC Racing’s Mike Norbury took fourth, opening Classic A, B, GP 350 combined race victor James Hind finished an impressive fifth as 2016 Senior Manx GP winner Tom Weeden placed sixth.
Wrapping up the top the finishers were VRS Racing’s Brad Vicars, Dafabet Devitt Racing’s Rob Hodson, 2018 Newcomers A Manx GP rostrum finisher Steven Haddow and Richard Charlton.
Race finishers 11th-20th, were as follows:
Sam Johnson 11th, KY-JAX Racing’s Ben Shuttlewood 12th, Kingston Upon Hull’s Callum Ward 13th, Julian Tillotson 14th.
Harry Jackson 15th, Andy Sailor 16th, local favourite Paul Marley 17th, Oliver’s Mount stalwarts Stephen Degnan 18th, Keith Pringle 19th, most recent Newcomers B Manx GP winner Michael Rees 20th.
Words by Stevie Rial