JOSH Day is well on his way to a fourth consecutive Open class crown after powering to a clean sweep this weekend at Cadwell with a lap record to boot.
The Open and Powerbike points leader bagged five wins from five in the big bike races, but was robbed of a sixth victory as weather forced NG chiefs to call the final race off.
After storming to pole for both classes, the Dayo Racing man chalked up his customary hat trick of wins in the Open ranks with wins over British Supersport regular Charlie Nesbitt and National Superstock 1000 runners Brayden Elliott and Joe Sheldon Shaw.
Series runner-up Chris Pope had two solid outings to consolidate his runner up spot but parted company with his AFB R1 in the third outing at the high-speed Coppice corner. Luckily he walked away.
Meanwhile, reigning club 600 champ and Open class new boy Sean Montgomery pulled himself out of the proceedings after a promising start on his ZX10R as he was hit with clutch problems.
Day went on to snatch both Powerbike finals, but had early race tussles with CFS Suzuki’s Elliott. The Aussie used strong starts to hold Day at bay in the early stages, but once the defending champ hit his stride it was a familiar tale for his rivals as they were forced to watch him power away into the distance while Pope and Sheldon-Shaw shared podiums.
Only two Powerbike races ran before the final was abandoned due to conditions and time constraints. This race will be re-run at Pembrey, although it is unlikely that Sheldon-Shaw and Elliott will make the trip to south Wales.
For some extra track time on the Host-it.co.uk 959, Ducati TriOptions Cup leader Day also took to the final Sound of Thunder race and despite starting from the back, he crossed the line fourth with a new lap record of 1:32.783. More on the SoT class in the round-up.
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