ADON Davie finally halted Cam Dawson’s HEL Performance British Junior Supersport win streak with his very victory today.
After a safety car, red flags and a number of crashes in the front-running pack, the JDF Racing rider pipped Dawson by just a few hundredths of a second as he moved up to fourth in the championship standings.
Ash Barnes looked on to challenge for the win as he lined up on pole position, but after a difficult start where Dawson nabbed the holeshot, it went from bad to worse for the Yamaha rider as he and 3D Racing’s Joe Thomas both went off in a cloud of dust at the very first corner.
From there it looked to be Dawson’s race to lose as the MSS rider quickly put time between he and the chasing pack, but when the safety car came out it bunched the field back up before red flags were thrown with James McManus also on the deck.
At the restart, Dawson got another strong launch as he led Kam Dixon and Scotsman Davie with Lewis Jones right behind.
Dixon took the lead from Dawson on lap two heading into Brooklands, but it was just a few corners later that the three chasers, along with Zak Shelton, made it a five-way fight for victory.
Lucca Allen and Charlie Atkins soon bridged the gap and made it a train of seven riders as the battle raged with three laps remaining.
Davie took the lead heading into the first corner with Jones and Allen just behind, as Dawson was shuffled back to fourth, but Jones was out of action moments later at Luffield as he clipped the back of Davie and went tumbling into the gravel.
With two laps to go, Complete Motorbikes/Affinity rider Atkins stole the lead, but Allen powered back to the front a few corners later.
Dawson then swept around the outside at Brooklands to go from fourth to first as they started the final lap and with a slight advantage, it looked to be another clean sweep for the Northern Irishman.
But Davie made a move up the inside at Woodcote within sight of the chequered flag and out-dragged Dawson to take his very first win in class by a mere 0.037sec, as Allen fought off Shelton, Atkins and James Rose to nab the final rostrum spot.