STEPHEN Kershaw and Stuart Clark all but destroyed the field in every sidecar race at Knockhill this weekend, as the driver reclaimed the Jock Taylor Trophy.
The British Sidecar Championship duo, who are currently in contention with reigning champs Ricky Stevens and Ryan Charlwood to take second in the points, dominated each of the three Marin Scottish Sidecar Cup races on the Fife track’s reverse layout.
Following Saturday’s early incident involving Mick and Carl Bell’s Bell Racing LCR, Kershaw and Clark’s Kawasaki-powered LCR was one of just two 1000cc outfits in action on the grid.
Using both experience and the extra grunt of the ZX10R, the two rocketed to each of the four wins by an average of nearly 33 seconds from F2 threats Lee Crawford and Scott Hardie.
Shelbourne-mounted Darryl Gibson and Tom Christie followed the Team ARC LCR Suzuki across the line to take the final rostrum spot in two of the Marin Cup races, but were pipped for third by Gordon Shand and Tony Belsey by a hair-splitting 0.014 seconds in Saturday’s second race.
Cruising to victory nearly 36 seconds clear of Crawford/Hardie and Gibson/Christie in the final race of the year, Kershaw reclaimed the Jock Taylor Trophy three seasons on from his last Trophy win with former passenger Rob Wilson.
“It’s fantastic, it’s really good to win it again,” the winning driver said. “I won it with Rob in 2014. Stuart’s probably going to be the only other one to passenger with me, so to win the Jock Taylor Trophy with him too is just fantastic.”
With their four second-place finishes, Crawford and Hardie secured the Marin Cup title by just 25 points from Kershaw and Clark, with the Bell Racing F1 a further 13 points back in third.
*Main image: Kershaw Racing
*Side image: Duncan Vincent