CLASSIC Racing Motorcycle Club front-runners made their intentions known with dominant shows as action returned to Cadwell Park.
John Dieterman, Dominic Clegg, Dom Herbertson and George Hogton-Rusling were among the riders who swept their classes and got their title charges off to perfect starts last weekend.
Ducati man Dieterman and Suzuki XR69-mounted Ant Hart were the class of the Post-Classic Superbike field and while Hart started on pole in the first race with Dieterman further back, by the end of lap one the two were locked together.
Dieterman then slipped ahead and began to inch away, crossing the line for victory nearly three seconds clear of Hart with Phil Atkinson third.
It was a quicker getaway for Dieterman in race two, but Hart slowly close the gap and while he couldn’t quite squeeze past, he took the flag just 0.042sec shy of the win as Atkinson fended off Richard Molnar for third.
Heading the FZ600 charge was Clegg, who led lights-to-flag in both Production class races to win by a combined margin of more than 23sec while Malc Sampson and Graham Higlett followed him home each time.
In the 350cc ranks, it was Cadwell local Pete Boast who took the lead in the opening race, but Pete Bardell was quickly ahead by lap two before Herbertson hit the front the very next time around. The TT man pulled ahead to win by some seven seconds, while the battle was on for second as Mark Cronshaw led a three-way train, including Bardell and Boast, across the line.
Herbertson pulled ahead from the word go in race two, stretching a five-second gap over Cronshaw and Boast to make it two for two.
Back after a year away, Hogton-Rusling quickly took charge of the opening Clubman 1300/PC750 race on his Triumph ahead of TZR250-mounted pole sitter Scott Carson and despite a tight scrap, it was the returnee who scored victory by 0.787sec with Classic F750 runner Andy Hornby in third on his RPS Trident,.
More of the same followed for Hogton-Rusling in race two as he and Carson diced for the lead only to finish in a repeat of race one, this time with 0.611sec between them, but this time it was Boast – piloting a KTM Supermono – who scored third overall.