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Port Nelson Street Races – Wrap Up

Holding the honour of been the first pure road race worldwide of 2018, the returning Port Nelson Street Races saw a whole host of New Zealand’s fastest up coming rising roads stars excel in wet, damp and dry conditions.

Making up for the disappointment of missing the Suzuki Tri Series, Jayden Carrick aboard the Wanganui Toyota backed Kawasaki, sealed the F1 Superbike title holding off a tenacious challenge from S1000RR BMW mounted Dan Mckenzie.

Photo via Port Nelson Street Races – Facebook Page

Canterbury’s Mckenzie then went onto claim feature King of the Port race honours, as he provided BMW Motorrad with quite possibly the first of multiple roads successes in 2018.

Dale Finch headed Michael Lee and Tony Howe in the F2 Supersport class, whilst Formula 3 and Bears honours went the way of Johnny Lewis.

Former Dubliner Mountain Thunder race winner Andrew Rudd powered to Super Motard success, he was joined on the rostrum by Richard Dibben and Josh Coppins.

Confirmed race results thus far from the 2018 Port Nelson Street Races, are as follows:

Formula 1 Superbike:

1 Jayden Carrick
2 Dan Mckenzie
3 Brett Wilson
4 David Dixon

Formula 2 Supersport:

1 Dale Finch
2 Michael Lee
3 Tony Howe
4 Kevin Ryan

Formula 3:

1 Johnny Lewis
2 Ryan Bradshaw
3 Scott Sutherland
4 Paul Fisher

Super Motard:

1 Andrew Rudd
2 Richard Dibben
3 Josh Coppins
4 Ben Dowman

Bears:

1 Johnny Lewis
2 Dan Mckenzie
3 Dale Finch
4 Tony Howe
5 David Dixon

Words by Stevie Rial

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