Bemsee: Edmondson sweeps Yamaha Past Masters

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DOUG Edmondson dominated the Yamaha Past Masters class this weekend as he picked up all three wins to stretch his championship lead.

The Martin Johnson Exhausts rider arrived at Donington Park with a slim four-point advantage over Ben Miles and just 11 over Scott Carson, but left with a bit more in the bank as his title rivals fell short of victory.

After scoring pole position ahead of Matt Barber and Connor Behan, Edmondson grabbed the early lead in race one as he shot to the front with Miles in tow.

Miles (125) came the closest of anyone to beating Edmondson, but still couldn't topple the series leader...
Miles (125) came the closest of anyone to beating Edmondson (13)…

Despite Miles keeping Edmondson in check nearly the entire race, a last-lap DNF meant he threw away his assured runner-up finish and as Edmondson cruised to victory, Brian Gray’s Powerbiking man Carson pipped reigning champ Pete Branton to second by just 0.094sec, with Peter Moore less than a half second further back.

Doug Beacock bagged the Clubman win in sixth, while GForce Motorcycles’ Richard Hayward snatched Rookie honours in 17th overall.

With the fastest lap from race one, Miles lined up on pole for the second two-stroke scrap, but was once again eclipsed early on by Edmondson, who maintained a half-second lead before pulling away just before the half-way point while Allspeed rider Miles fell into the clutches of Carson, who eventually beat him to third by 0.135sec.

Bexhill Gearboxes’ Billy Perkins took sixth and the Clubman victory as Hayward chalked up another Rookie win.

Edmondson was back on pole for race three and after powering to a lead of over 1.3sec with just one lap completed, he scorched to his third win of the weekend to complete his hat-trick, over nine seconds clear of Miles, who got the better of third-placed Carson.

Perkins was back on top of the Clubman box while Hayward completed his Rookie class sweep.

With a perfect points haul, Edmondson now sits 30 points clear of Carson, with Miles just 13 points further adrift.

*Click here for results from Bemsee Round 4 at Donington Park

*Images: JTW Motorsports Photography

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