JURBY Racetrack came alive this Sunday for Andreas Racing Association’s fifth round of the season, and the competition was nothing short of fierce.
Ryan Cringle doubled up on wins in the 600cc Solo class, taking the first race just a tenth of a second ahead of Michael Evans after passing the Yamaha rider at half-distance to take over the lead, while National Superstock 600 regular Ozzy Madey came home third some eight seconds adrift.
In race two Cringle took a lights-to-flag win, holding off Madey by half a second and brother Jamie by almost 13 seconds. Despite Ryan’s victorious weekend, Madey leads the standings on 76 points from the two Cringles, tied on 60 each.
Evans drew first blood in the 1300cc Solo ranks by nabbing victory from Jamie Cringle after the two diced nearly all race long, while Madey took another rostrum finish ten seconds back.
But Ryan Cringle made it a weekend hat-trick when, after just two laps of the second race, Evans retired and left him the win with Madey 1.6 seconds back for a runner-up finish and Callum Collister some six seconds further adrift in third.
Despite the DNF, Evans leads the standings by just two points on 62 with Madey and Ryan Cringle tied for second on 60.
Continuing a perfect win streak this year, Dean Osborne swept the Steel Frame category once again with two wins from Lewis Parkinson and Chris Bulley, the only other racers to step on the steelie podium in 2017. Osborne stretches his lead to 26 points with 120 to Parkinson’s 94 and Bulley’s 82.
Also picking up where he left off last round, Dave Quine took both Single, Twins and Triples class victories from Matt Mylchreest and Stephen Nathan. Freddie Craine passed Mylchreest early to take the lead in race one, but lost the front on the penultimate lap, crashing and leaving the win to Quine.
And Quine made it look easy in race two with a clear victory nearly three seconds ahead of Mylchreest and some 23 seconds ahead of Nathan. Despite two runner-up finishes, Mylchreest leads the championship on 102 points to Quine’s 60 and Nathan’s 57.
Although Craine missed the first round of the year, he still leads the 650cc Solo championship with 75 points, four ahead of Mylchreest, five ahead of Richard Bregazzi and six ahead of Quine.
The points leader took the first win ahead of Quine, who came out on top of a late dice with Mylchreest to take the runner-up spot. Craine did it again in the second race with a lonely win over Quine and Bregazzi.
Alongside the 650s, the 400cc Solo scraps were also taking place, and Federico Frigerio was the man to beat all weekend. He took both class wins ahead of David Cain and Jed Scott, but Cain still has a stronghold on the points with 71, 19 ahead of Scott and 31 ahead of Jimmy Creer.
Not content with podiums in the 600 and 1300cc races, Jamie Cringle was back for more in the Clubman and Novice battles, where he cruised to two easy wins over Chris Bulley and Paul Cassidy to move ever closer to Bulley in the championship standings.
*Images: Mark Corlett