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STP UK National Finals

Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 10:05am
STP UK National Finals

With Covid-19 on the increase, entries were low for this event.  Competitors only got one qualifying session on Saturday, due to rain fall at midday.  So there was another qualifying session Sunday morning then straight into the eliminations.

FunnyBike.

With points leader Mark Smith not entered, it was between Louis Davies and Paul Crossley for the Covid Cup.  Reigning ACU Comp Bike Champion Davies was number one qualifier 7.607 with Crossley 8.323.

Davies led from start to finish against Crossley in the final to win the Covid Cup with 7.368-171.10 to Crossley improving 7.439-176.46.

Comp Bike.

Tony Clark was back after the engine damaged from the Green Light Nationals and led the small field 7.825-185.76.  Chris Neary was the no 2 qualifier 8.525-177.12.  Paul Hambridge 9.055 ahead of points leader Phil Leamon who had handling issue (rear tyre) 10.764.

Neary reached his first Comp Bike final with a 7.897-180 over Hambridge who had gear shift issue at mid-track.  In the other semi Clark took the win light 7.932 against the Covid Cup winner Leamon 9.146.

Neary put a holeshot off the start line (rt127 to 301) over Clark in the final, but the chain broke on Neary’s bike at mid-track and Clark took the event win with a best of the w/end 7.733.

Super Street Bike.

Reigning ACU Super Street Bike Champion Steve Venables ran 6.998-211.92 for number one qualifier.  Stephen Mead had his spare motor in the frame after damaging his number one motor at the Not The European Finals meeting.  Mead ran 7.067 with a personal best speed of 207.91.  Mark Dainty ran 7.224 at 179.  On Sunday Dainty warmed the motor up in the pits and suffered engine fault and had pull out of the show.  Venables ran low et of 6.880 to win the event and the Covid Cup.  Mead ran his best of the w/end 7.025 in the final.

Report by Steven Moxley.

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