HISTORIC racers finally hit the track last weekend as the BHR roared into life for the first time since 2019.
After axing its entire 2020 season, the club was back alongside the scooter racers of the BSSO to kick off its 2021 series.
In the Event 27 races, John Chambers was the man to beat with a clean sweep as he bagged three over Allan Hoyland and one ahead of Mark Bostock. Just behind, Garry Hirons scooped the Event 13 honours with Tom Woolley, Les Whiston and Alan Foster sharing Event 8 spoils.
There was another clean sweep in Event 7 as Seeley G50 man David Tetley took four on the bounce with only Event 14 winner Daniel Pritchard, who shared wins with Neil Lloyd, able to get within two seconds of him at the line. As Dave Matravers, Jason Markham, Stefan Radakovic and Jamie O’Brien pocketed Event 7 podiums, Andrew Taylor made it a hat-trick of Event 6 wins to David Hebb’s one.
In the three-wheeled BEARS scraps, Steve Gagg and Sylvia Hase picked up four wins from four, but only by a narrow margin as Scott Whitaker and Maddie Thow followed them home each time out with a deficit of just 0.04sec in race three.
Kieran Clarke and Patricia Visscher dominated the opening sidecar battle nearly 16sec clear of Danny Quirk and Mia Simons-Weston, with Dave Crawford and Dave Baxter some 22sec further adrift. But it was Crawford and Baxter in control of race two as Bramley and Steel pipped Reynolds and Edwards for second.
Honda-mounted Andrew Taylor and Terence Sansom shared the 350cc wins ahead of Ducati class front-runners Rod Graham and Geoffrey Mills.
Matravers was back out on a Tigcraft in the Supermono races where he took four class wins and two overall victories among the Event 26 boys where Chambers came out on top. Just behind, Chris Saltinstall also made it four on the bounce aboard his Moto Guzzi.
RS125-mounted William Grant dominated the Event 23 proceedings, mixing it up with the Event 5 boys as Ducati man Andy Hunt beat Steve Hands to victory before Tetley doubled up and Hands bagged the final race win.
Justin Price looked to be on for a Class 6 clean sweep in the BSSO ranks, but Lambretta rider Stephen Wright stopped his charge as he took the last Super Scooter win of the weekend. In Class 6a, Chris Cook drew first blood before Stephen Hamilton pipped Cook and Nikita McNally to victory.
In the ACU Stock Scooter battles, Price went tit for tat with Stuart Day as they shared the Class 4e spoils while Graham Tatton, Tom Shaw, Cook and David Bristow also scored class honours.
Over in the Novice championship, GSXR750-mounted William Curtis powered clear of Mark Fairweather’s MZ 660 with William Pickering behind, while Chambers cleared off to win the single Event 50 race with Matravers and Saltinstall rounding out the rostrum.