JAMES Evans took the lead in the Crewe and South Cheshire club’s 401-1100cc championship, but it was reigning champion Chris Mort who dominated the day’s racing.
Organisers had havoc on their hands in a drama-filled round as they were twice forced to call in an air ambulance for downed riders, but somehow managed to salvage the event programme to provide every class two races.
After the headline scrap was stopped several times due to incidents, Mort emerged victorious from the rerun 1100cc bout less than a second clear of Mike Norbury, who cited gearing as the issue with his Yamaha R6. Evans brought his R6 home a further nine seconds adrift in third.
While Norbury looked to be absent from the grid after packing up early, Mort rocketed off the start in race two and pulled out almost two seconds per lap on the rest of the field.
Keen to make up ground lost after missing the first round in April, the Honda rider powered to a nearly 10-second victory over Evans, with Liam Evans 16 seconds off the top step in third.
At the halfway point in the season, James Evans leads the championship on 45 points, with Grant Gaskell on 30 in second after finishing the first race in fifth and calling it a day thereafter.
*Image: Steve Snelling