NORTH East Club action came to a close last weekend as the NEMCRC descended on East Fortune in Scotland for the final time this season.
And with nearly every championship still undecided, it was a bumper weekend north of the border with sidecars and solos filling a 29-race programme.
Kenny Thirlwall swept the board in the Formula 600 class with four wins on the bounce over Aran Sadler and big bike winner Richard Charlton, but it was Sadler’s consistent points haul with three seconds and a third to wrap up the championship after eclipsing the absent Wayne Humble in the points tables.
And Sadler wasn’t finished there – the County Durham rider then stormed the 500 Twins grid, extending his points lead after pipping Finn Chalk and Kenneth Tonner before finishing second both times behind Chalk in Sunday’s races as Sadler clinched yet another title.
Alan Armstrong secured the Pre Injection 600 crown with a dominant hat-trick, bagging wins over Paul Rogers and James Crawford while Adam Nix scooped a brace of podium finishes.
After a season dipping in and out of action, reigning Scottish Lightweight champ Scott Campbell powered to the Supertwins title after splitting wins with youngster Logan Turner.
And they were both back out for the Mini Thunderbikes battle where Campbell dominated the opening race before teen Turner cleaned up with a hat-trick to round out his weekend in the 650 ranks as Jimmy Shanks and champion Ian Gardner shared the remaining podium spoils.
Daniel Good capped off a strong season as he finally lifted the Stocktwins championship with a clean sweep on his SV650 after tight battles with Alan Ellis, Richard Hammond and Adam Clarke, who all went home with podium finishes.
In the Thunderbike races, Richard Stanbury scorched to the opening victory before Jake Harkness beat Graham Ashbridge and Paul Noble to the final three. And just a bit further up the road, Alan Armstrong scooped Saturday’s Pre Injection Open honours before David Suddes dominated on Sunday with two of his own.
John Hold and Bob Farrington split the Post Classic Junior spoils, while Iain Robertson took three wins to Howard Selby’s one in the Post Classic Senior ranks.
In the busy Classic 500 scrap, David Tetley looked on for a clean sweep after comfortably beating Wattie Brown and Nigel Moore to the opening spoils, but it was John Cliffe who broke up his win streak on Sunday with victory in race three over David Martin and Frank Lemstra before Tetley rounded out the weekend with win number three.
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