RICHARD Stanbury, John MacDonald and Richard Charlton shared the North East Club’s Open Unlimited spoils this weekend as the series came to a close at East Fortune.
But it was Garry Whitfield who beat them to the championship trophy as he secured the title with a solid points haul and three thirds at the Scottish circuit.
MacDonald had snatched pole position over half a second clear of Whitfield, but when the lights went out for race one it was all Stanbury as the Honda rider made an early escape and stretched a gap of some seven seconds at the chequered flag, leaving MacDonald to head home Whitfield in the runner-up spot.
But MacDonald, though not in contention for the title, was still out to make amends and in the second race he made a strong start, leading lights to flag to beat Stanbury to the chequered flag by 1.676s as Whitfield took another lone third, once again beating Charlton to the rostrum.
In the final scrap, however, Charlton finally hit his stride as he beat Patrick Forman to the flag by half a second, while Whitfield took his third third of the weekend to secure the championship.
Some 10s behind was Jordan Gill in a lone battle for fourth, where he came out just ahead of Richard Telford.
Charlton finished just six points shy of the title, with Stanbury just nine points further back in third overall.
*Image: Jennifer Charlton