Pre TT Classic: Herbertson Excels, Records Broke

Pre TT Classic: Herbertson Excels, Records Broke

Chasin The Racin podcast star Dominic Herbertson took a starring role this morning, afternoon at the Blackford Financial Services Pre TT Classic Road Races, claiming in comprehensive fashion Junior 350, Senior 500 race victories.

Victorious from Saturday evening’s 500B race, today’s late morning seven lap Junior 350 encounter saw Davies Motorsport’s Herbertson in control throughout.

His final race winning margin stood at just past 4.5 seconds, over Ruthless Racing Honda mounted Rob Hodson.

Third place finisher, Hebden Bridge’s Jamie Coward underlined his proven yesteryear racing skillset by setting a new class lap record of 91.274 mph.

The corresponding Greystone LLC Senior 500 race would see KTS Racing Powered by Steadplan’s Coward embroiled throughout, in a tight battle for second.

Ultimately going onto finish third, second went to highly respected classics racer Alan Oversby who was over ten seconds in arrears behind runaway race winner, now five times Pre TT Classic winner, the aforementioned Herbertson.

Herbertson’s fifth classics triumph around Billown, third win of the meeting was made all the more tumultuous, via a new Senior 500 lap record of 96.067 mph (2 minutes 39.264 seconds).

Alongside Herbertson, Coward, Hodson, Oversby others to seal race wins, rostrum finishes at Castletown were:

Loris Hunt (1st 250 Lightweight), Pre TT Classic wins record holder Mike Hose (2nd 250 Lightweight/1st Classic Superbike), Richard Ford (3rd 250 Lightweight). Hefyn Owen (1st 125 Post Classic), Russell Roebury (2nd 125 Post Classic), Mark Herbertson (3rd 125 Post Classic).

Chris Moore (1st Junior Superbike), Tom Snow (2nd Junior Superbike), Marcus Simpson (3rd Junior Superbike).

Simon Lehane (1st 350/250cc Consolation), Michael Titchmarsh (2nd 350/250cc Consolation), Richard Stott (3rd 350/250cc Consolation).

Leading Billown course newcomer Joe Yeardsley (2nd Classic Superbike), Andy Sailor (3rd Classic Superbike), not forgetting the Sidecar front runners who treated those in attendance to a thrilling Grandstand finish.

Winners Danny Quirk/Dylan Weston, respective second, third place finishers Tony Thirkell/Trevor Johnson and David Lissaman/Rob Child.

Full race results per class, read as follows:

250 Lightweight:

1st – Loris Hunt
2nd – Mike Hose
3rd – Richard Ford
4th – Barry Davidson
5th – Andy Hunt
6th – Michael Titchmarsh
7th – Bob Dowty
8th – Geoffrey Bates
9th – Alan Smallbones
10th – Mike Barry
11th – Richard Bool

125 Post Classic:

1st – Hefyn Owen
2nd – Russell Roebury
3rd – Mark Herbertson
4th – Bob Farrington

Geoff Duke Junior Superbike:

1st – Chris Moore
2nd – Tom Snow
3rd – Marcus Simpson
4th – Andy Sailor
5th – Gareth Arnold
6th – Billy Cummins
7th – Adrian Skaife
8th – Connor Wade
9th – Anthony Redmond
10th – Brian Nichol
11th – Dave Glover
12th – Andrew Cowie
13th – Steve Paul Higerty
14th – Brian Clark
15th – Gordon Clark
16th – Colin Croft

350/500 Consolation:

1st – Simon Lehane
2nd – Michael Titchmarsh
3rd – Richard Stott
4th – Colin Stockdale
5th – Andy Kildea
6th – Rod Graham
7th – Mick Moreton
8th – Chris Petty
9th – Karl Fox
10th – Gary Hutton
11th – Royston Phipps
12th – Brian Nichol
13th – Dean Edwards

Junior 350:

1st – Dominic Herbertson
2nd – Rob Hodson
3rd – Jamie Coward
4th – Adam McLean
5th – Pete Boast
6th – Steven Elliott
7th – Mike Hose
8th – Barry Davidson
9th – Ben Rea
10th – Bill Swallow
11th – John Leigh Pemberton
12th – Keith Shannon
13th – Ewan Hamilton
14th – David Tetley
15th – Dave Glover
16th – Anthony Ambler
17th – Terence Sansom
18th – Kelly Carruthers

Senior 500:

1st – Dominic Herbertson
2nd – Alan Oversby
3rd – Jamie Coward
4th – Rob Hodson
5th – Barry Davidson
6th – Hefyn Owen
7th – Steven Elliott
8th – John Leigh Pemberton
9th – Richard Bairstow
10th – Leon Murphy
11th – Keith Clarke
12th – Neil Lloyd

Post Classic Senior:

1st – Mike Hose
2nd – Joe Yeardsley
3rd – Andy Sailor
4th – Dennis Booth
5th – Gary Porter
6th – Neal Champion
7th – Andy Hornby
8th – Colin Croft
9th – Veronika Hankocyova
10th – Iain Robertson
11th – John Cliffe
12th – Peter Creer
13th – Gordon Clark
14th – Brian Clark

Sidecars Race 2:

1st – Danny Quirk/Dylan Weston
2nd – Tony Thirkell/Trevor Johnson
3rd – David Lissaman/Rob Child
4th – Marvin Vermeulin/Jouk Hahn
5th – Bob Dawson/Matthew Sims
6th – Andy Nourish/Micheil Leeflang
7th – Stephane Petrizot/Thomas Petrizot
8th – Mike Cookson/William Moralie
9th – Adam Pope/John Christopher
10th – Albert Kroepfl/Theressa Kamelander
11th – Tony Banister/Sarah Banister

Photo credit: Nick Wheeler

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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