Arguably the best of today’s 10 races at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough arose within the opening Ultra Lightweight race.
A tight, captivating battle between Joe Thompson and Phil Harvey, culminated in drama filled fashion on the sixth and final lap as Goole’s Harvey took the front on the run to Mountside, which he maintained and some to the checkered flag to score an extremely popular race win.
Third behind Harvey, Thompson, Ashcourt Racing’s Lee Johnston who set the fastest lap of the race would go onto take Ultra Lightweight race two honours with local favourite Nick Anderson, lead 400 runner Mark Purslow finalising the first three finishers.
Classic Superbikes wise, Dean Harrison moved one step closer to 100 race wins at Scarborough with a commanding race victory, finishing 10 seconds plus clear of early race leader Dave Bell.
Supersport group A qualifying pace setter Mike Norbury took third ahead of Greenall Racing team mate, Super Twins heat race 2 runner-up Rob Hodson.
Dafabet Racing’s Hodson had to settle for second behind 250 Manx GP lap record holder Jim Hind, after a see saw five lap fight for victory.
The prior Twins heat race provided another 650 machinery class triumph for KTS Racing’s Jamie Coward, who proved to strong for the ultra talented opposition which included race runner-up, Scarborough racing returnee Adam McLean and third place finisher, the most successful racer in Oliver’s Mount racing history Ian Lougher.
Day one of competition at the returning Spring Cup meeting, the first UK road race of 2021 concluded with Logan Racing’s Neil Kernohan scoring success in the re-run Supersport B race which also yielded maiden top three finishes at Scarborough for Harry Jackson and the Isle of Wight’s Ryan Whitehall.
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou