LOUIS Dawson stretched his Buildbase Mallory Trophy points lead after sharing wins with Phil Crowe and Luke Stapleford this weekend.
While Dawson was back for another round of EMRA club action, roads ace Crowe was out in anger for the first time since the TT as Stapleford was bagging a bit of extra track time ahead of the British Superbike round at Snetterton later this month.
Four, three, two, one was the Aprilia rider’s countdown to success – fourth in his first race, third in the second, second in the third and victory in the fourth and final race.
But it was Stapleford who dominated the opening Tamworth Yamaha Allcomers race, finishing fifteen seconds ahead of former champ Lee Wilson, who just held off the constant challenge of Crowe, while Dawson gradually dropped back in fourth place.
In the first Mallory Trophy race, Stapleford was even more dominant, beating Crowe by 22sec and setting a club lap record at 50.299 seconds – 99.48mph. Dawson was a close third with Wilson fourth.
The Richard Jones Trophy – fought for in the second Allcomers – was a wheel-to-wheel battle for the first six laps with Dawson just ahead of Crowe and Wilson, but once Crowe got ahead he was able to pull out a lead, finishing three seconds ahead of Dawson with Wilson in third.
And after three races in waiting, Dawson finally grabbed a win in the second Buildbase rac, leading from the start and gradually pulling away from Wilson with Dean Brown coming through to third.
While Dawson has pulled almost 30 points clear of Wilson in the Buildbaase championship chase, he has narrowed Ryan Oliver’s Allcomers advantage to just five points heading to round five.
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