Wednesday June 21, 2017 at 2:38pm
At the halfway point of this season’s championship, all is still to play for in all classes. This coming weekend round four will be at Summernationals at Santa Pod Raceway on June 24/25th
Top Fuel Bike.
Multi-time and Reigning Champion Steve Woollatt leads after winning the opening round, this is round two for the class.
Neil Midgley is in third spot and is starting to get comfortable on the blown V Twin. Phil Baimbridge new fuel bike is set to make it’s debut at this event with Al Smith, who constructed and built the bike in the riding seat.
Allan Davies leads the field after two runner up finishes with a 110 point lead. Reigning Funny Bike champion Phil Crossley will be hoping that he has cured his handling issues from the last two rounds. Race Rock n Ride winner Eric Richard will be hoping to dip into the six-second zone after running a personal best at the Main Event 7.060. Former champion Dave Peters has been running in the 7.3sec. Lorcan Parnell ran 6.871 at the Main Event and could win this event. Shaun Branch makes his first appearance in the championship after some pre season testing.
Pro Stock Bike
With Reigning ACU champion Alex Hope is racing in Europe so the bike is parked up for the next race in Finland. Only Len Paget who has won both rounds this season and Ian Burns have entered. Burns has had a lot of various issues with the bike and he will be hoping for better luck.
Reigning Champion Eddy Smiley will be looking for win number three of the season, but the field is closing in on Smiley. Paul Hambridge ran a personal best of 7.59 at the last round. Both Scott Collier and Martin Walker ran their first seven-second passes. Sean Mills and Tony Clark also ran mid-sevens at the last round. At the event there will be three newcomers to the class at the Summernationals. Daniel Berglin on Richard Gipp bike. Sigmaro Profas and Martina Thurtny, both from the Netherlands.
Super Street Bike.
Richard Stubbins has had a great start this season reaching three finals in three races. He has a 325points lead ahead of Easter winner Pete Field who ran back to back personal bests at the Main Event 7.14 and 7.11. Daniel Lencses has so far had a good season and ran p/b speed of 198.98 at the Main Event. Alex Hope will be riding ex Danny Cockerill bike. Richard Hann and Dave Smith both make their first appearances of the season. Other internationals entered are Franklyn Borg (Malta) and Charly Anasagasti and Rudolfo Maduro from Holland.
Report by Steven Moxley.