OLIVER’S Mount riders returned to action today under sunny Scarborough skies as the circuit roared into life for the Steve Henshaw Gold Cup.
Julian Tillotson stormed off the grid in the opening race of the day, the Supersport B to lead lights-to-flag and scoop victory in the Supersport B race, but it was all action behind as Tom Weeden bagged second while circuit newbie Paul Jordan powered up from his eight-place grid spot to finish third.
Jordan was back in action for the Classic Superbike scrap as he looked to be on for a podium finish, but former Barry Sheene Trophy winner David Bell destroyed the field with a dominant 12sec lights-to-flag win as Jordan retired two laps from the finish, leaving Lee Johnston and Pete Boast to second and third.
After an early dice with TZ-mounted local threat Joey Thompson, Phil Harvey emerged victorious in the 250 battle as Thompson retired, leaving the Honda rider to a 36sec win over Justin Waring and Andy Jackson.
Just behind, Manx Grand Prix rostrum finisher Rad Hughes chalked up a win in the 400 class with fellow MGP challengers Daniel Ingham and Welshman Mark Purslow rounding out the podium.
Justin Collins topped off his day in style with victory in the final scrap of the evening, the Supersport C after overhauling polesitter Ian Stanford, who led all but the final two laps before finishing a lone second ahead of third-placed Richard Telford.
*Image: Dave Goy