The second day of 2021 Spring Cup race action began with the sole Support race, held in decent conditions around the tight, twisty 2.43 miles long Oliver’s Mount circuit.
Taking the race honours was Scarborough stalwart Russell Brook with second, third place finishes secured by Jack Fowler and the RAF’s Rad Hughes.
Post the opening Supersport A, second Sidecar encounters the opening Super Twins A race provided dramatic moments a plenty.
The first race start was curtailed following a lap one incident at Drury’s Hairpin involving Nick Anderson and Michael Rees. Then the red flags arose again for the second race start, after Brad Vicars slid off at the Esses.
The third, final race start took place over a reduced distance of three laps and despite VRS Racing’s Adam McLean showing accomplished, high calibre pace there was no stopping KTS Racing’s Jamie Coward from taking another Oliver’s Mount victory.
Following problems during the feature Bob Smith Spring Cup race, Coward was a non starter for the second (A) Twins race which saw overall Road Racing News Supersport victor Jim Hind edge out Tobermore’s McLean for his eighth Scarborough success.
Reflecting on Super Twins B competition, Cowton Racing’s Dominic Herbertson powered to opening race spoils over Welshman Matt Rees who would go onto take following B race honours.
Neil Kernohan overhauled Harry Jackson for Supersport B race 2 victory, Joe Thompson took Sunday’s sole Ultra Lightweight class triumph by plus four seconds over triple 400 machinery victor, Mark Purslow.
Classic Superbikes wise, the second eight lap yesteryear machinery race would see Dean Harrison create another unique piece of Oliver’s Mount racing history.
Down in fourth after a steady start, Harrison aboard the Silicone Engineering Racing ZXR 750 Kawasaki gradually reeled in early pace setter Dave Bell, before making a decisive break for victory along route setting a new Classic Superbike lap record of 1 minute 48.664 seconds.
With four wins from four race starts it was overall another prodigious, memorable Spring Cup meet for the 2019 Senior TT winner who’s only blemish was an uncharacteristic incident at Mountside Hairpin during the opening Supersport A race.
Absent from the early evening’s third, final Classic Superbike race, 2020 suitors Greenall Racing returned to the race winners circle as Rob Hodson kept at bay 2017 Barry Sheene Trophy victor Dave Bell, with under half a second covering them during the three lap race sprint.
Riders not mentioned yet who claimed top three finishes yesterday at Scarborough, are as follows:
Mark Jackson (3rd Supersport B race 2), Richie Welsh (3rd Ultra Lightweight Race 2), Mike Norbury (3rd x2 – Super Twins A Race 1, Classic Superbike Race 3).
Craig Szczypek (3rd Super Twins B Race 1), Martin Robbins (2nd Super Twins B Race 2) and Hayden Rushton (3rd Super Twins B Race 2).
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou