NORTH East Club riders had their last outing of the season this past weekend, heading into Scotland to round off 2018 at East Fortune.
After an early dice in the first Formula 600 race, Patrick Forman beat Richard Charlton to the line by nearly two seconds, with Jon Dickie in a lone third. But Dickie got revenge in race two with a late move after Charlton had led the entire scrap, the latter eventually falling behind runner-up Jordan Gill at the flag.
But Forman was back on top in the final race, beating Aran Sadler by almost 14s as Richard Telford took third.
Sadler was also out in action in the 500 Twins class, where he took two out of three wins, one from Andrew Barton and one from Matthew Sanders while Barton kept him from a clean sweep with one of his own.
David Bell dominated the Pre Injection Open category, beating champion Dave Suddes and Graeme Banfield by over nine seconds each, while Alan Armstrong took the final race win after Bell failed to start.
Back out with the Supersports on the Pre Injection 600 grid, Armstrong shared the spoils with Open Unlimited champ Garry Whitfield and James Reveley.
In the Thunderbike battles, Jake Harkness narrowly beat David Curtis to secure the first two victories, but with no one else in class starting the last race, Daniel Good bagged top honours.
Scottish Lightweight champ Scott Campbell obliterated the Mini Thunderbike field with wins of over 42 and 49s over Richard Hammond and Mike Minns, but with Splinty missing from the grid in race three, Hammond sailed to victory.
DPJ Build man Good was back out on his Stocktwin machine where beat 2018 champ Chris Richardson to the opening two wins, but after having won the title, Richardson kept Good from a clean sweep with a narrow 0.018s victory in the final race.
Campbell continued his tear on the circuit with a 27s win over Brad Vicars and Carlo Barbaro in the opening Supertwin scrap, but the Northumberland man opted out of Sunday’s battles, leaving Logan Turner and Ian Gardner to share wins.
Lady racer Gillian McGaw returned to action with a nearly 15s victory over Michael Jamieson in the Formula 400 class before Jamieson beat Lianne Mayhew by over seven seconds in race two as McGaw retired. Jamieson then doubled up in race three, beating Stuart Hamilton by just over half a second.
Nigel Dearden and Anthony Ambler split the opening Classic 500 wins, but it was David Martin who pipped Colin Stockdale on the last lap of race three to secure top honours. In the Classic 350 and 250 ranks, Niki Robson and Alan Eccles looked on course for respective clean sweeps, but both were beaten in the final race by Brian Alexander and Adrian Durkin.
*Image: Jennifer Charlton