Road Racer’s Adventures: East Fortune

Road Racer’s Adventures: East Fortune

Alongside the competition at Darley Moor, Anglesey and Croft, last weekends action at East Fortune, hosting the final NEMCRC (North East Motorcycle Racing Club) event of 2019, additionally saw many a high level pure road racing exponent impress, bank top quality results.

Two times Manx GP top six finisher Richard Charlton was in great form on Scottish shores, powering to a hat trick of Open Unlimited class victories.

Charlton who banked series of very creditable finishes at TT 2019, also proved more than a touch competitive within the Supersport encounters.

East Fortune front runner Charlton in action at TT 2019, Photo by Nick Wheeler

Macau GP bound Dominic Herbertson, like fellow seasoned Mountain Course campaigner Charlton enjoyed a productive two day stint at East Fortune, acquiring a brace of top six finishes.

Additional roads talents to quietly impress with their pace, race craft included Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough stalwart Stephen Degnan, paddock favourite Bob Farrington, Mike Minns, Gold Cup Supersport C class victor Richard Telford, plus yesteryear racing greats David Tetley and Wattie Brown.

Reflecting on the Ian Bell Trophy Sidecar races, Southern 100 Championship podium finishers Lee Crawford/Scott Hardie weekend resume was exemplary, as the Team A.R.C crew finished no lower than second in three of the 4 eight lap three wheeling encounters.

Words by Stevie Rial

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