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Southern 100: Sidecars, 650’s, 600’s Thrill On Wednesday Night

Mike Kerruish Plumbing & Heating Super Twins Race:

The anticipated duel for Super Twins honours between Ivan Lintin and James Cowton, did not disappoint, with a thrilling race long battle between the Dafabet Devitt Racing/McAdoo Racing riders.

Twice Lightweight TT winner Lintin beginning to feel at one with his new Z650 Kawasaki, secured the race win, but by only 0.334 over former Duke Road Race Rankings champion Cowton, who on the sixth and final lap, set a new 650 lap record of 2 minutes 26.107 seconds.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Rob Hodson edged out TZ 250 Yamaha mounted Joe Thompson for third, whilst fifth and sixth placed Jonathan Perry and JHS Racing’s Dave Moffitt also enjoyed productive races.

Same applied 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th place finishers, Anthony Redmond, Brad Vicars, Paul Gartland and Richard Charlton.

Southern 100 – Mike Kerruish Plumbing & Heating Super Twins Race Results:

Ivan Lintin
2 James Cowton
3 Rob Hodson
4 Joe Thompson
5 Jonathan Perry
6 Dave Moffitt
7 Anthony Redmond
8 Brad Vicars
9 Paul Gartland
10 Richard Charlton
11 Dave Quine
12 Rad Hughes
13 Tom Robinson
14 Seamus Elliott
15 Tony Leach
16 Paul Williams
17 Stephen Ault
18 Matt Mylchreest
19 Peter Wilkinson
20 Chris Foster
21 Lee Hembury
22 William Holland
23 Tommy Henry
24 Peter Smith
25 Daniel Capper
26 Jack Fowler
27 Kevin Ago Murphy
28 Stuart Rayner

Radcliffe Butchers Supersport Race:

A pulsating opening Supersport encounter would see Guy Martin’s class lap record, set in 2013, completely obliterated.

Gaining race lead at Cross Four Ways on the opening lap, Dean Harrison from here kept his cool at the front, to go onto seal an 11th Southern 100 victory.

Setting a new lap record of 2 minutes 18.109 seconds, the Silicone Engineering Racing racer, emerged victorious by just 0.772 over James Cowton, with Michael Dunlop third, only a further 0.145 behind.

Jamie Coward was a solid fourth, as Team ILR’s Joe Thompson impressed finishing fifth in front of Billown specialist, Ivan Lintin.

Top Gun Racing’s Dan Hegarty, Rob Hodson and local’s Dean Osborne and Brendan Fargher, acquired the final spots within the first ten finishers.

Southern 100 – Radcliffe Butchers Supersport Race Results:

1 Dean Harrison
2 James Cowton
3 Michael Dunlop
4 Jamie Coward
5 Joe Thompson
6 Ivan Lintin
7 Dan Hegarty
8 Rob Hodson
9 Dean Osborne
10 Brendan Fargher
11 Darryl Tweed
12 Richard Charlton
13 Sam West
14 Jonathan Perry
15 Michael Evans
16 Jamie Williams
17 Gavin Lupton
18 Mark Parrett
19 David McConnachy
20 Mark Goodings
21 Adrian Kershaw
22 Glenn Harrison
23 Tom Robinson
24 Brad Vicars
25 Mick Goodings
26 Paul Cranston
27 Stephen Parsons
28 Dennis Booth

Ace Hire Sidecar Race:

The Birchall brothers Ben & Tom took the spoils in a dramatic Ace Hire Sidecar race, which saw long time race leaders Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes encounter problems on the penultimate lap, dropping them out of contention.

The Klaus Klaffenbock backed duo, had set a new lap record of 2 minutes 31.860, when embroiled in a top class battle with the Birchall’s.

John Holden/Lee Cain also topping the 100 mph mark, finished second, as Wayne Lockey/Mark Sayers completed the podium finishers.

Conrad Harrison/Andy Winkle was fourth, newcomers Dan Knight/Matthew Rostron where an excellent fifth in front of Oliver’s Mount giants Steve Ramsden/Matty Ramsden.

Remaining finishers in a record breaking Sidecar race, where Nigel Smith/Chris McGahan, Alan Warner/Greg Mahon, Stuart Stobbart/Shaun Chandler and Mark Saunders/Karl Schofield.

Words by Stevie Rial