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Cemetery Circuit Races: Bryan/Hyde Dominate F1/F2 Sidecar Encounters

Perhaps surprising many, but not surprising various three wheel racing aficionados, Cemetery Circuit newcomers Gary Bryan/Phil Hyde proved the team to beat at Wanganui on Boxing Day, dominating both F1/F2 combined Sidecar races.

Chipping away with their pace throughout practice, qualifying sessions, the experienced pairing of Bryan/Hyde quickly hit the sweet spot with the tight, twisty, technical Cemetery Circuit course.

The opening F1/F2 Sidecar encounter saw them hold off the attentions of John Holden/Robbie Shorter, to claim race spoils by just over the two second margin.

Their dream event debut concluded in style within the feature ten lap Sidecar race, as Bryan/Hyde powered to victory by the lengthy margin of 7.3 seconds.

As in the previous three wheeling encounter, Holden/Shorter lead the challenge to the CVS Global backed duo whilst the final spot on the podium was clinched by local heroes Barry Smith/Tracey Bryan.

Full results from each of the F1/F2 Sidecar races are as follows:

F1/F2 Sidecar Race 1:

1 Gary Bryan/Phil Hyde
2 John Holden/Robbie Shorter
3 Barry Smith/Tracey Bryan
4 Mark Halls/Darren Prentis
5 Peter Goodwin/Louise Blythe
6 Ian Staples/Mark Thompson
7 Bruce Roberts/Jim Bilby
8 Dave McArthur/Tony New
9 Jarrad Winter/Kelly Winter
10 Matt Peters/Doug Cornes
11 Nick Ploeg/Wendy Ploeg

F1/F2 Sidecar Race 2:

1 Gary Bryan/Phil Hyde
2 John Holden/Robbie Shorter
3 Barry Smith/Tracey Bryan
4 Mark Halls/Darren Prentis
5 Michael Paul/Logan Kenny
6 Peter Goodwin/Louise Blythe
7 Ian Staples/Mark Thompson
8 Dave McArthur/Tony New
9 Bruce Roberts/Jim Bilby
10 Jarrad Winter/Kelly Winter
11 Daryl Williams/B Flynn
12 Matt Peters/Doug Cornes
13 Nick Ploeg/Wendy Ploeg

Words by Stevie Rial

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