NO Limits Racing’s finale was a weekend of two halves as sunny skies on Saturday made way for relentless rain on Sunday at Croft.
And while the harsh weather eventually forced chiefs to call off action early on Sunday with safety concerns and standing water running rife, the final NLR championships of 2019 were decided.
While Scott Stone swept the board at Croft after pipping Steven Plaistow with two Metzeler Newcomer 600 wins on the bounce, it was Daniel Roby whose third and sixth helped him secure the championship over the absent Ben Wilson.
In the Newcomer 1000 ranks with a missing champion Jake Ebbage, points runner-up Simon Cavill scooped two victories while Neville Lorimer split up his winning ways with his own 25 points ahead of Paul Gallington, who snapped up three runner-up finishes.
On the same grid, Gary Johnson edged Paul Holden to the opening Lind Triumph Cup win by just 0.225sec before Holden and Michael Attwood split the final two spoils with one win apiece on Sunday.
With Pirelli Super Series 600 champ Luke Hopkins focussing on the chase for the big bike title, local rider James Alderson doubled up with two wins while Robert Childs grabbed the other while Lee Wells, Russell Brook and Andrew Fisher shared the podium spots.
Joavan Martin clinched his first wins of the season in the HM Quickshifter Cup 600, holding off Pete Wright and Ben Wotton in the opener before beating Wright and race two winner Mick Goodings in the final as Martin notched up second overall behind Alderson.
Further afield in the Pre Injection 600 ranks, Richard Gilderoy scorched to the first two race wins while champ Richard Barnett ended the weekend on top with victory in race three.
While Phil Crowe crossed the line first in the Racebuykz.com Cup 1000 scrap, local man Andrew Stockdale scored full points ahead of Harry Jackson and champion Luke Scott, but it was Darley Moor regular Jackson who notched up a double with Scott and Stockdale second and third behind him.
David Curtis swept the Ducati Challenge ranks with Andrew Bishop and title holder Mike Vincent bagging a second apiece, while just behind Graeme Banfield swept the Supertwin class while Manxman Illiam Quayle followed him home both times to secure the championship.
With Standard Twins champ Matt Layt out for the finale, Vinny Branch secured his runner-up championship spot with two wins while Nick Guthrie and Richard Childs took a second and a third each. And just a few seconds back, Paul Manning ended his CB500 title-winning season with a win as he and Guy Wood took one apiece.
*Image: Joel Cooper