Southern 100: Hembury, Harrison Secure Hard Earned Supersport B, A Race Spoils

Southern 100: Hembury, Harrison Secure Hard Earned Supersport B, A Race Spoils

JCK Ltd Supersport B Race:

Quickly taking place after the Ellan Vannin Fuels Senior race, the JCK Ltd Supersport B race provided excitement and some, with countless race changes, great overtakes, and most of all high quality Supersport action.

Back in ninth place at the end of lap 1, Glastonbury’s Lee Hembury went onto claim in dramatic fashion race honours.

Part of a seven-rider battle for class spoils, Mountain Course regular Hembury just had enough pace, gritty race craft to keep at bay the attentions of prospective Manx GP debutant Frankie Stennett, who finished 0.773 behind the delighted first time Southern 100 race winner.

Photo by Mark Corlett

KY-JAX Racing’s Ben Shuttlewood concluded the podium finishers, as Mike Mace, early race leader Don Gilbert and Billown newcomer Daniel Forbes rounded out the top six finishers.

Placing’s 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th in a truly thrilling Supersport encounter were respectively claimed by Rad Hughes, Alan Johnston, Mike Brew and Jack Fowler.

The full list of the finishers from the JCK Ltd Supersport B race, is as follows:

1 Lee Hembury
2 Frankie Stennett
3 Ben Shuttlewood
4 Mike Mace
5 Don Gilbert
6 Daniel Forbes
7 Rad Hughes
8 Alan Johnston
9 Mike Brew
10 Jack Fowler
11 Colin Croft
12 Stephen Beale
13 Brian Clark
14 Jordan McFerran
15 Albert Walker
16 Craig Howton
17 Christian Hirsch
18 Tim Burrows
19 David Glossop
20 Chris Watson
21 Paul Marley
22 Geoffrey Lunn
23 Laurence Jones
24 Neil Lloyd
25 Brian Fuidge
26 Edward Hosker

Radcliffe Butchers Supersport A Race:

Just holding off the tenacious, persistent challenge of long term race leader, PreZ Racing’s Jamie Coward, Dean Harrison made it 20 Southern 100 victories following another enthralling Supersport race on the Billown course.

Harrison and Coward who both topped the 110 mph lap mark, were separated at the end of the seven lap race, by only 0.416 of a second.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Race victor Harrison was full of praise for Hebden Bridge’s Coward, who in turn was pleased with his performance but admitted post race his plan for a final lap charge for victory spoils, didn’t work out as intended.

Joining Silicone Engineering Racing’s Harrison, Coward on the Radcliffe Butchers Supersport race podium was early race leader, Wilcock Consulting supported Michael Evans, who got the better of fellow Manxman Nathan Harrison in the battle for the final spot on the rostrum.

Davies Motorsport’s Dominic Herbertson acquired a very creditable fifth place finish, Michael Sweeney placed sixth as seventh, eighth place finishers Sam West, Joe Akroyd also enjoyed productive race stints.

Wrapping up the top ten finishers was last year’s S100 Senior race victor Rob Hodson, and Richard Charlton.

The full list of Radcliffe Butchers Supersport A race finishers, is as follows:

1 Dean Harrison
2 Jamie Coward
3 Michael Evans
4 Nathan Harrison
5 Dominic Herbertson
6 Michael Sweeney
7 Sam West
8 Joe Akroyd
9 Rob Hodson
10 Richard Charlton
11 Jamie Williams
12 Xavier Denis
13 Mike Norbury
14 Brad Vicars
15 Steven Haddow
16 Sam Mousley
17 Mark Parrett
18 Paul Cassidy
19 Stephen Smith
20 Andy Sailor
21 Matt Mylchreest
22 Alun Brooks
23 Adrian Harrison
24 David McConnachy
25 Dennis Booth
26 Barry Furber
27 Dave Moffitt

Words by Stevie Rial

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