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Ian Watson Spring National Road Races 21st April
Practice got underway promptly at 9.00am in near perfect conditions at Oliver’s Mount for the Ian Watson Spring Cup National Road Races, the 180th road race at the North Yorkshire venue since the first race in 1946.
With practice and qualifying over the first of fifteen races, the Ultra-Lightweight – first leg got underway with Chris Palmer in pole position on his 125cc Mannin Honda who got the hole-shot from ‘old rival’ Ian Lougher.
Palmer was still heading the pack at the end of the first of the six laps, followed by Lougher, and Alistair Haworth.
The gap was 1.9 seconds at the end of the second circuit as positions remained static.
Half distance lap and the gap was reduced to 1.6 seconds.
Lap four, and the gap had increased to 2.5 seconds as Palmer put in an under 2 minute lap.
The penultimate lap saw the Manxman once again increase his lead to over three seconds and at the flag Chris Palmer took the victory by 4.197 seconds from Alistair Haworth and Ian Lougher in third.
Race 2 – the First leg for the F2 Sidecars over six laps.
Ian and Carl Bell led at the end of the opening lap of six from Conrad Harrison and Lee Patterson with Dave Molyneux and Patrick Farrance third.
The lead was 2.3 seconds.
At half distance Moly had moved into second, as the Bell’s increased their lead to 4.5 seconds.
The lead had been cut by one second to 3.5 seconds at the end of the fourth lap.
Lap five and a further two seconds had been reeled in by Moly who was now just 1.5 seconds adrift of the leading pair.
At the chequered flag it was Ian and Carl Bell by 0.922 of a second from Dave Molyneux and Patrick Farrance with Conrad Harrison and Lee Patterson third.
Race 3 the first heat for the Ian Watson Spring Cup was won by Jamie Hamilton from Ian Lougher and Davy Morgan.
Race 4 the second heat of the Ian Watson Spring Cup was won by Guy Martin with Michael Pearson second and Kiaran Hankin third.
Race 5 the opening leg of the 250cc Lightweight class was red flagged due to fluid on the course on the fifth lap, with the results being declared at the end of the fourth lap. Davy Morgan took the victory followed by Derek Clark and Bob Farrington.
Race 6 the first leg of the Junior 600.
Dan Frear took the hole shot from Guy Martin, but at the end of the first of the eight laps it was Martin leading by half a second from Michael Pearson and Dan Frear.
Lap 2 and the lead had advanced to 2.4 seconds with positions remaining the same.
Lap 3 and Martins lead was up to 4 seconds, but from Harrison as Pearson dropped to third.
Half distance and the lead was 4.7 seconds with Harrison still second and Pearson third.
Lap five and the distance between first and second was now 6 seconds
At three-quarter race, a further second had been added to the leader’s advantage.
Lap seven Ivan Lintin moved into third, as the lead was upped to 8 seconds.
At the chequered flag Guy Martin took the win by 8.173 seconds from Dean Harrison and Ivan Lintin.
Race 7 the second leg of the F2 Sidecars.
The father and son crew Ian and Carl Bell took the hole shot and led at the end of the first lap from Conrad Harrison/Lee Patterson and Dave Molyneux/Patrick Farrance.
Lap 2 and the lead was 1.4 seconds and a lap later 3/10ths of a second had been added to the advantage.
Lap 5 and the lead was up to 3.8 seconds, with no change to the positions.
Ian and Carl Bell took their second victory of the day at the end of the sixth lap by 8.692 seconds.
Race 8, the first leg of the Lee Vernon Supertwin race.
Jamie Hamilton took the hole shot but it was Dean Harrison who led at the end of the opening lap of eight. Hamilton was second and Daniel Frear third.
Lap 2 and Jamie Hamilton was back in front by 0.754 of a second from Harrison and Frear.
Lap 3 and the lead had extended to one second as positions remained the same.
At half distance another half second had been added to Hamilton’s lead.
Laps five and six saw the lead being maintained by Hamilton on the KMR Kawasaki as positions remained unchanged.
At the flag at the end of lap eight Jamie Hamilton took win by 2.2 seconds from Dean Harrison who was 7/10th of a second ahead of Daniel Frear.
Race 9 Leg One of the Ian Watson Spring Cup saw pole sitter Guy Martin take the hole shot and led at the end of the opening lap from Michael Pearson and Ian Lougher the advantage three-quarters of a second.
Lap 2 and the lead was up to one second, a lap later the advantage had doubled to 2.0 seconds, a lead that was maintained a lap later.
At half distance the gap was up to 2.9 seconds as Jamie Hamilton moved into third place.
Lap 5 and Guy had put 5 seconds between himself and Michael, with Jamie a further 6 seconds down.
Three-quarters race length saw the gap up to 6.4 seconds.
Lap 7 and positions were static with the lead now 9.262 seconds.
Guy Martin took the race win with a 11.362 seconds with Michael Pearson second and Jamie Hamilton third.
Race 10 – Ultra Lightweight 2nd Leg
Chris Palmer once again got the hole-shot from pole position and led at the end of the lap by 1.666 seconds from Ian Lougher and Seamus Elliott.
The lead was the same at the end of the second lap.
At half race distance the lead was 2 seconds with positions remaining the same.
The lead was up to 2.7 seconds at the end of the fourth lap and a further second was added by the end of the penultimate lap.
Chris Palmer took the win by 4.472 seconds from Ian Lougher and Seamus Elliott.
Race 11 Junior 600 second leg.
Daniel Frear took the hole-shot into Mere Hairpin in this six-lap race, but it was Michael Pearson who led the pack at the end of the opening lap. Ivan Lintin was second and Daniel Frear third. Guy Martin back in fifth.
Lap 2 and Ivan Lintin was in front by 0.345 of a second from Guy Martin with Pearson third.
Half distance saw Guy Martin in front followed three-quarters of a second behind by Ivan Lintin with Dean Harrison still third.
Martin enjoyed a two seconds advantage at the end of the fourth lap.
Lap five, and the gap was down to 1.194 seconds.
At the flag it was Guy Martin 1.505 seconds ahead of Dean Harrison and Ivan Lintin.
Race 12 Lee Vernon SuperTwins Leg 2
Jamie Hamilton took the hole-shot led and the end of the opening lap from Dean Harrison and Dan Frear.
At half distance positions remained unchanged wit the lead extended to 3.372 seconds.
At the chequered flag winner Jamie Hamilton had a lead of 4.793 seconds over Dean Harrison and Dan Fear.
KMR Kawasaki and Vauxhall add young gun Cowton to 2013 line-up
KMR Kawasaki powered by Vauxhall (Northern Ireland dealers) have today announced that James Cowton is the latest rider to be signed by the fledgling outfit for 2013 with the youngster joining Jamie Hamilton and Connor Behan who were announced last month, in the new-look squad.
Cowton joins the team on the back of an impressive 2012 season that saw him not only claim a dominant victory in the Lightweight Newcomers Manx Grand Prix but also claim a stunning 4th in the main Junior race where he posted a hugely impressive lap of 115mph. With strong results at the Southern 100 and Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough as well, it’s easy to see why the 21-year old is seen as one of the brightest young talents on the pure road racing scene.
The Yorkshire rider will campaign a 650cc ER6 Kawasaki Supertwin for the team and will make his International debut at the North West 200 whilst also returning to the Manx Grand Prix. He will also be competing at the Southern 100 and Oliver’s Mount once more whilst selected Irish National road races have also been pencilled in.
Speaking about the latest addition to the squad team principal Ryan Farquhar commented, “I’m delighted to welcome young James to the team and he’ll ensure we’ll have further presence at both the International and National road races during the course of 2013. His signing further highlights our team ethic of bringing on young riders and at just 21 years of age, he fits the bill perfectly. He’s already shown tremendous potential and the Supertwin will be the ideal machine for him to make his debut at the North West 200 and is sure to take him to strong results at all other meetings. I’m confident he’ll be a tremendous acquisition to the team and, alongside Jamie and Connor, we have three good, young riders who have everything in place to enjoy a successful 2013.”
Cowton added; “To be joining the new KMR Kawasaki team is like a dream come true for me and a huge honour. I’ve really taken to the roads so far and that’s where I see my future so to have someone like Ryan guiding me is brilliant. His achievements over the years are staggering and I couldn’t wish for a better person to help and advise me whilst his bikes are always superb. Last year was a really good season for me and, with Ryan's knowledge and expertise, I'm aiming to continue with my progression and make the most of this wonderful opportunity. When it comes to the Supertwin class he’s the master and I can’t wait to get out on the ER6!”
Cowton's first outing for the team will be at the Ian Watson Spring Trophy meeting at Oliver's Mount on Sunday April 21st.
Picture by Stephen Davison – Pacemaker Press International
James at the start of his career
AUTO 66 TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG RIDERS TO ROAD RACING
Auto 66 in conjunction with Thompson’s Fish Restaurant on the A64, York, are organising the
2013 U.K. Junior 125 Championship, which will be run over 10 rounds, with the best 7 to count.
The Championship will be open to all riders with a current Road Race licence, but,
Championship points will only be awarded to riders under the age of 21 years before 1st April
Regulations can be downloaded from www.auto66.com or by contacting the office on 01723
373000 10.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday
The Championship rounds will take place at the following meetings with the 2 day meeting at
Cadwell Park in October being the final 2 rounds
Cadwell Park 23rd & 24th March Three Sisters 12th May
Donington Park 2nd June Mallory Park 7th July
Darley Moor 20th July Three Sisters 5th & 6th October
Cadwell Park 19th & 20th October
Regulations can be obtained from,
Three Sisters - Donna Jefferies 01942 814365
Darley Moor – Sandra Nelson 01246 866537
All other regulations can be obtained from Sue Micklethwaite 01723 373000
The Auto 66 are hoping for a good turnout at the first Cadwell.
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AUTO 66 MAKES IT EVEN CHEAPER TO GO RACING
The Auto 66 have already announced plans to keep the cost of racing down, but now have gone even further
by opening up all their road race meetings to everyone that has a valid ACU, SACU or MUI licence.
Hopefully this will allow all riders to compete at a one off meeting without having to join Auto 66; however
only Auto 66 full members will be awarded Championship points.
So, in other words, members of any club in the U.K. can enter Auto 66 events held at Oliver’s Mount,
Scarborough, Cadwell Park, Mallory Park and Donington Park during 2013.
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AUTO 66 STRIVE TO KEEP RIDERS COSTS DOWN
For the 2013 racing season, the Auto 66 is offering a free entry at every club meeting in
the Champion of
Champions Class. The championship will be made up of four classes as below
up to 400cc and Formula Libre machines up to 500cc
Champions B 401cc to 650cc excluding class 7, Formula Libre 501 to
Champions C Formula 600 & Formula Libre over 701cc
Champions D Machines over 750cc
The Championship will be run over six rounds, all rounds to count. The first two rounds will be held at
Cadwell Park on 23rd & 24th March, the top six competitors in each category will receive awards at the end
of the season.
As well as the new Championship, the clubs normal championships, The Northern Clubmans will cater for
all machines including classics, each class will give the opportunity of two rides in each category at each
meeting, championship points will be awarded in each race, the competitors best performance out of the
two races will count towards the overall championship.
The club have tried to help with the cost of travel by organising two one day meetings at Mallory and
Donington and two two day Cadwell meetings, with the final Cadwell being re-scheduled for 19th & 20th
October, which will be called the Cadwell Bonanza and rounding off all the Championships, including, the
very popular, Road and Track Series
A Few More Photos from The Gala Dinner
Sam Matthewman-Top Dog and Chris Hellewell- 4 Parks Rookie Mark Ess - Northern Junior
Hill Climb Champion Champion Champion
Keith Hardy-Car Hill Climb and Sprint Champion James Cowton-Northern 600 Champion, Sarah
Boyes Northern Ultra Lightweight Champion
and Adam Sheriff 2nd in the Northern 600.
New date for Cadwell
Please note the Cadwell Bonanza in October is now a week earlier than previously published, the
event will now be run on 19th and 20th October.
No Teesside events in 2013
The original provisional calendar of events we had four dates for Teesside unfortunatley the costs
have ruled this out for this year, we are working on ideas for 2014
Two New Road Race Championships For 2013
The Club are to run a Formula 125 Championship at Cadwell, Mallory and Donington with two rounds at
Three Sisters.This will be called the UK Junior Formula 125 Championship sponsored by Thompsons Fish
Restaurants.This will be for 125 production based machines with restrictions on carburator size and riders
must be under 21 on the first of April. More information on this will be included in the book of regulations.
They will be issued shortly on this web page.
The second championship will be for the LEE VERNON TROPHY. This will be for Super twins with all the
Auto 66 Cadwell, Donington, Mallory, Olivers Mounts and the Southern 100 in The Isle of Man to count
again other rounds may be added in the next few weeks. Machine specification will be as per the Isle of
Man TT rules and all rounds will count.
Regarding the Hill Climb Championships the Yorkshire Car Hill Climb and Sprint Championship will be organised
by a new sub commitee which has been set up who will also be responsible for the Northern Bike Speed Hill Climb
and Sprint Championship. The only firm dates we have at the moment is the Olivers Mount events, with the Festival
of Speed on 4th and 5th May with a static show on the 6th, and the National Hill Climb day on August 18th. We
are still awaiting other clubs dates before rounds to be selected to count towards the championship but its looking
as thought the first round for the cars will be Three Sisters on 14th April.
Latest Duke Road Race Rankings - click here
You can now get up to date live results on your mobile or laptop for the race meetings timed by Sports Timing Services by going to their website www.sportstimingservices.com
Mick Grant and Steve Parrish in the parade-photo courtesy of www.alanhorner.co.uk
Yet another successful annual presentation and dinner at Wetherby
Again a full sellout of tickets for this popular function. Printed below are a selection of photographs of trophy winners and there are alot more on www.alanhorner.co.uk where you can order a set of prints. Unfortunately our guest speaker Ian Hutchinson was unable to attend at the last hour due to more problems with his badly damaged leg, we wish Ian all the luck for the future and hope to see him at one or two of our meetings during the season on or off a bike.
Its sad but development moves on and there is a big possibility that the Wetherby venue will not be available due to new development on the site, so the club have decided to move venue for the next presentations to York. This will be welcomed by many couples and families as they can make a mini weekend of their stay in the city, the new venue is the Holiday Inn, Tadcaster Road and the date is Saturday 12th January, 1 week earlier than the last few years. Ticket prices will remain the same as the wetherby one, £30 per person and again will be limited to 200. The Holiday Inn is a high class hotel and we have managed to secure rooms at just a slight increase on last years price, more details will be published on this page in the next two to three weeks, as in the past tickets for the dinner will be obtainable from the club and you will book the hotel rooms direct on the form that will be available on the webpage shortly.
1st Michael Bellerby,2nd Keith Hardy + 3rd Graham Smith 1st Sarah Boyes, 2nd Ian King, 3rd Stephen Boyes
Yorkshire Car Speed Hill Climb and Sprint Champions Clubmans Lightweight Champions
1st George Stainthorp,2nd Michael Fenton, 3rd Gary Graves 1st Duane Bliss, 2nd Derek Clark, 3rd James Cowton
Clubmans 600 Champions Clubmans Junior Champions
Joe Thompson Gary Graves Sarah Boyes Joe Thompson with Dad John
Conrad Harrison and Lee Patterson-Northern Sidecars FII
2010 AWARDS PRESENTATION GALA DINNER
(Held at Ramada, Wetherby 22nd Januray 2011)
The 43rd annual dinner and presentations were a tremendous success on the 22nd January, a total sell out both for tickets and accommodation at the Ramada Hotel. for 2011 presentations we have booked the same venue and the hotel accommodation form is already here on the webpage for you to download, rooms will be sold on a first come first served basis, you will see from the booking for that you do this directly with the hotel, the prices have stayed the same as this January. there has been a £1 increase on the dinner tickets which go on sale next week at £30 each.
below are just some of the photgraphs of winners others can be found by going to www.alanhorner.co.uk where you can place your orders.
Sarah Boyes-125 Clubmans Challenge Champion Hill climb Champion Barry Warner, 2nd and 3rd
John Johnson and Susan Stelfox
Super Junior 125 Champion Luke Thackeray Cadwell Masters 400 Champion James Cowton
2nd and 3rd Jamie Thackeray and Kai Yoxall 2nd and 3rd Mark Goodings and Allwyn Dalton
Cadwell Masters 600 Champion Richard Gibson Richard Gibson, runner up Clubmans 600, Cadwell
and 2nd and 3rd Adam Child and Paul Rogers Master, Road and Track 600 + 1300 Champion + Cadwell Masters 600 + 1300 Champion
2010 Championship Awards Display Road and Track Trophies 2010