Road Racing News

Road Racer’s Adventures: EMRA, Mallory Park

When looking at the names on the entry list for three wheeling action at the EMRA (East Midlands Racing Association) Mallory Park meet, you could be forgiven for thinking is this a Sidecar TT race?

The unquestioned stars from the weekend’s competition have been Team A.R.C’s Lee Crawford/Scott Hardie.

Crawford/Hardie, established front runners at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, were in truly dominant, world class form securing four race wins from four starts.

Whilst prospective TT debutant Crawford/Hardie excelled, it’s easy to overlook another incredible achievement from the legendary Birchall brothers Ben & Tom.

Although banking no wins, rostrum finishes, the 10 times TT winner’s added another lap record to their racing resumes setting a new Formula 2 lap record of 54.915 seconds.

The father and son duo of Steve Ramsden/Matty Ramsden acquired finishes of least second or better from all races completed whilst former TT winners Conrad Harrison/Andy Winkle also enjoyed a hat trick of top three finishes.

Solos wise racers to enjoy prodigious Mallory Park feats included four times top ten Manx GP finisher Arnie Shelton, who powered to four successive Open 600 race triumphs.

Words by Stevie Rial

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