There was a disappointing turnout of just 10 riders for this evening’s club race at Carrowdore, but the racing was fast and furious.
Brian Wylie (Castlereagh) was given a 5 minute start on the middle group, with scratch a further 3 minutes back. After 2 of the 4 laps, Brian still held a 2 minute gap on the middle group and some spectators were speculating if he could hold on. Unfortunately (for him), scratch had already closed over 2 minutes on the middle group, and came charging through to reach the front on the third lap.
The final lap saw the group splinter further, and Dave Watson (Bikehouse) took a strong win from Ricky Topping (Ards CC). They were followed by Andrew Chivers (Ciclotel), James Ambrose (Bikehouse), Luke Joyce (Kinning) and Marc Allen (Ards CC). Brian Wylie held on for 8th.
In the battle for Ards CC road race trophy points, Ricky took 10 for the win, but Marc took 7th for second and now leads the competition with just one race left.
|Name||7/5 Bal||28/5 Car||16/7 Orl||30/7 Car||13/8 Bal||Total|
Thanks as always thanks to all the marshals, time keepers and lead motor bike. And don’t forget about the club BBQ on Saturday. If you have signed up yet, please let Darren or any other committee member know by tomorrow evening (because that’s when we order the burgers!)