STP Green Light Nationals at Santa Pod Raceway
Thursday October 3, 2019 at 11:38am
Sunday qualifying was delayed by rain and that meant it was a one shot qualifier. Funny Bike. Kars Van Den Belt warmed up his motor before qualifying started and he heard a noise (bearing) and decided not to race. Things got worse. Phil Crossley broke during his burnout and was out of the show. Dave Peters launch but broke at the 100ft mark he was out of the show. Kevin Osman had clutch issue during his burnout and didn’t get to the start line. Only Dave Batcheler made a pass 8.339. So there was a decision to have a second qualifier and Osman managed to qualify 8.938. Osman took his first ACU Funny Bike win with 8.240 against Batcheler troubled 10.743. Comp Bike. Round four winner Paul Hambridge was the number one qualifier 7.422-188.94. Followed by Sam Sykes 7.879 and Louis Davies 7.963. There was high attrition with half the field broke after qualifying, which included Hambridge. Phil Leamon had two byes to reach the final. Davies beat his championship challenger Valentijn Sandtke in round one to reach his four final of the season. Davies won his third race of the year and become the youngest ACU Comp Bike Champion. Report by Steven Moxley.