Pre TT Classic: Six Race Special Delights Billown Racing Fans

Pre TT Classic: Six Race Special Delights Billown Racing Fans

Whilst the writer of this article was traveling across the Irish sea, yesteryear racing grand masters were battling it out for race victories, in the final six races of this year’s Pre-TT Classic meeting.

Those to taste victory today were Tobermore’s Adam McLean (Senior 500), Keith Shannon (Lightweight 250), Jeff Smith (125 Post Classic), Terence Sansom (350/500cc Consolation Race A), declared 3 Wheeling Sidecar race 2 winners Kieran Clarke & Andrew Johnson.

Now seven times a Pre-TT Classic victor, Davies Motorsport’s Dominic Herbertson (Junior 350), new Senior Superbike lap record holder, Mistral Racing’s Joe Yeardsley (Classic Superbike).

Yeardsley’s triumph was made all the more veritable, given the pressure applied by race pole-sitter, KTS Racing Powered by Steadplan’s Jamie Coward.

The seventh, final lap of the enthralling encounter saw prospective Manx GP participant Yeardsley, finish 0.599 in front of TT Privateers Champion Coward.

Both Yeardsley, Coward bested the prior existing class lap record, recording respective lap speeds of 106.535, 106.412 mph.

Paul Jordan made it two Mistral Racing riders on the rostrum whilst Saturday’s Singles race winner, event wins record holder Mike Hose placed fourth.

Classics around Billown never fail to disappoint and across the past three days it’s been no different.

35 years since the event first took place, the Blackford Financial Services continues to thrill, pulsate, captivate, provide something different, something authentic to the real roads calendar.

Pre TT Classic – Race Results:

Greystone LLC Senior 500:

1st – Adam McLean
2nd – Alan Oversby
3rd – Andy Hornby
4th – Mike Hose
5th – Russ Mountford
6th – Will Loder
7th – Mark Parrett
8th – Aaron Hughes
9th – John Leigh Pemberton
10th – Steven Elliott
11th – Nigel Moore
12th – Andy McAllister

Quine & Cubbon 250 Lightweight/125 Post Classic:

1st – Keith Shannon (Top 250 Lightweight exponent)
2nd – Andy Hunt
3rd – Barry Davidson
4th – Billy Cummins
5th – Jeff Smith (Top 125 Post Classic exponent)
6th – Michael Titchmarsh
7th – Simon Lehane
8th – Geoff Bates
9th – Bob Dowty
10th – Angela Cragg
11th – Steve Higerty
12th – Alan Smallbones
13th – Richard Bool

Vintage MCC (IOM Section) Junior 350:

1st – Dominic Herbertson
2nd – Adam McLean
3rd – Barry Davidson
4th – Russ Mountford
5th – Will Loder
6th – Harley Rushton
7th – Nigel Moore
8th – Steven Elliott
9th – Kelly Carruthers
10th – Michael Titchmarsh

11th – Aidan Cleary
12th – Tomo Burnett
13th – Andy Hunt
14th – Simon Lehane
15th – Mark Johnson
16th – Shelley Pike
17th – Adrian Skaife
18th – Andrew Green
19th – Andy Kildea

UGGLY & CO Senior Superbike:

1st – Joe Yeardsley
2nd – Jamie Coward
3rd – Paul Jordan
4th – Mike Hose
5th – Andy Sailor
6th – Marc Colvin
7th – Dennis Booth
8th – Rhys Hardisty
9th – Darran Creer
10th – Mike Bampton

11th – Hefyn Owen
12th – Damien Crook
13th – Ian Armstrong
14th – Neal Champion
15th – Iain Robertson
16th – Gary Porter
17th – Rad Hughes
18th – Shaun Wynne
19th – Dean Ratcliff
20th – Rob Mitchel-Hill
21st – Peter Creer
22nd – John Cliffe

350/500 Consolation Race A:

1st – Terence Sansom
2nd – Richard Ford
3rd – Rod Graham
4th – Gary Hutton
5th – Angela Cragg
6th – Andrew Guy
7th – Gavin Duffy
8th – Geoff Bates
9th – Stephen Walsh
10th – Danny Pullen
11th – Phil Lunney

Photo credit: Allister Dickson – Startline Photography

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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