NG (North Gloucester) Road Racing affiliated race action for 2022 commenced on Saturday with a diverse field of racers circulating around the Cheshire based Oulton Park circuit.
Roads scene members a plenty were competing including newly announced 1000cc TT Races seed, Immingham’s Craig Neve.
Racing the Callmac Scaffolding supported BMW, the former Oliver’s Mount Barry Sheene Trophy race runner-up proved the man to beat in the 1000cc races, taking a hat-trick of victories via Phoenix Open, Powerbikes race successes.
Second behind Neve from the first three premier class races, the final Powerbikes race saw Wilmslow’s Sam West emerge victorious.
West who was forced to make a last-minute dash to bring his TT 2022 BMW mount to Oulton, was planning to race his yesteryear Ducati steed before technical issues struck post timed practice.
Dafabet Racing’s Rob Hodson, opened his race season account in excellent fashion scoring a brace of Classic Superbike FP3 victories, following ultra-competent displays aboard the Greenall Racing ZXR 750 Kawasaki which he hopes to race at the Manx Grand Prix.
Added racers showing encouraging pre-TT form included Super Twins race 1 victor Dave Hewson, Richard Wilson, Paul ‘Potchy’ Williams and Baja International Tourist Cup Champion Eric Wilson.
I’d be remiss as well not to mention Scarborough specialist Brian Greenfield, former TT Privateers Champion Ian Mackman taking race wins plus the following who sampled the National 250 GP races.
2019 Newcomers C Manx Grand Prix winner Andy Jackson, Will Loder, Adrian Morris and purpose-built circuit racing returnee, Goole’s Phil Harvey.
Photo credit: Allister Dickson (Startline Photography)
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou