Gold Cup: Harrison smashes lap record in Junior win

In Auto 66, News, Oliver's Mount, Roads

DEAN Harrison took his fourth victory of the weekend this afternoon as he destroyed his own lap record in the David Jefferies Cup Junior A race.

But he didn’t have it all his own way, as Adam McLean nabbed the hole shot at the start of the eight lap scrap, leading James Cowton, Silicone Engineering’s Harrison, Dafabet Devitt’s Ivan Lintin and ILR Kawasaki’s Joey Thompson across the line on the first lap.

By the end of lap two, however, Harrison had found his way past Cowton and it took him just one more lap to make a move on McLean for the lead.

In an effort to make up lost ground, the young Irishman out-braked the Farm Bends chicane and had to run on, rejoining just behind Cowton and Lintin in fourth.

But Harrison already had his head down, demolishing his own lap record of 1:46.171 with a 1:45.714 on lap five, and followed it up two laps later with another lap record of 1:45.682.

At the chequered flag, the Bradford man had pulled out a gap of over five seconds ahead of Cowton, as McLean slipped by Lintin to redeem his early mistake and nab the final rostrum spot.

David Jefferies Junior A race top 10 (provisional)

  1. Dean Harrison
  2. James Cowton
  3. Adam McLean
  4. Ivan Lintin
  5. Joe Thompson
  6. Darren Cooper
  7. Craig Neve
  8. Tom Weeden
  9. Mark Goodings
  10. Mike Norbury

*Click here for the full results from the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup at Oliver’s Mount

*Image: Dirk Wharton

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