Barry Sheene Road Race Festival: Day 2 Round Up

Barry Sheene Road Race Festival: Day 2 Round Up

After a challenging Saturday at the Barry Sheene Road Race Festival, event organisers decided to include the six races, which where not run yesterday into today’s schedule.

With this in mind, competition got underway at just after 9 AM. Opening race of the day, the first of two Lightweight/Ultra Lightweight encounters, saw Joe Thompson dominate to take his tally of Oliver’s Mount victories in 2017, to seven.

The Yorkshireman went onto move this impressive ratio up to eight, with another commanding performance in race 2.

Ian Stanford claimed maiden Scarborough victories, heading the Ultra Lightweight class in both races, whilst Scarborough’s Nick Anderson, an unwell Ivan Lintin and Alistair Haworth all wrapped up top three finishes.

Daley Mathison took the Senior and Solo Open spoils, both times in front of Radcliffe’s Racing’s Jamie Coward.

The Hebden Bridge rider went onto secure Junior A race 2 and Senior Classic race 1 victories.

Another notable feat today for the twice TT Privateers Championship runner up, was dipping under the 1 minute 46 second mark for the first time around Oliver’s Mount.

Father and son duo the Ramsden’s Steve and Matty’s Sidecar race 2 and 4 wins, where sandwiched by a well earned victory for the Lowther brothers, John and Jake.

James Cowton chalked up back to back Super Twin wins, as Darren Cooper and Brad Vicars, claimed a brace of third and second place finishes respectively.

Junior B and Senior/Junior Classic victories went the way of Top Gun Racing’s Gavin Lupton and Scarborough newcomer, Robert Chambers.

In amongst the race winners, the likes of Mark Goodings, Paul Owen, Craig Neve, Owen Graves, Tom Collinge, Davey Todd, David Jackson, Max Dixon, Lee Crawford/Scott Hardie all showed accomplished form in recording high calibre results.

Although it was at times, an extremely frustrating weekend at Scarborough, the 2017 Barry Sheene Road Race Festival Powered by Suzuki, still showcased all the great features that makes Oliver’s Mount one of pure road racing’s most treasured circuits.

Words by Stevie Rial

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