The prestigious annual Stars at Darley meeting, which attracted another high calibre entry saw real roads talents a plenty produce an array of top class, first rate performances.
Mountain Course veteran Jim Hodson scooped Peak Cup race honours whilst Doncaster’s Mark Goodings, VRS Racing’s Brad Vicars respectively clinched the allcomers over 600cc, allcomers up to 600cc race titles.
Sidecar TT legend Dan Sayle made a welcome return to the race winners circle in the sole Lightweight race, leading home fellow respected two stroke machinery exponent Chris Moore.
York’s Joe Thompson, 12 times a winner at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, took the Formula 600/Pre Injection 600 race crown whilst another rising roads star proved formidable within the Open solo/Pre Injection/Sound of Thunder combined race, Wigan’s Josh Daley.
Photo by Allister Dickson
Reflecting on the showpiece Stars at Darley feature races, fastest newcomer in North West 200 history Richard Cooper proved formidable again, banking a sixth Stars at Darley feature race title.
Cooper’s Buildbase Suzuki team mate for this weekend none other than 23 times TT winner John McGuinness, secured back to back top three finishes within the ten lap Stars at Darley encounters.
Additional racers who’s racing CV’s include closed roads competition who were in action on Saturday and Sunday at Darley Moor included ‘Tommy Club’ member, Senior Manx GP runner-up Stephen Parsons, Paul Daley and James Ford.
Words by Stevie Rial