DANNY Booth, Zak Corderoy and Bobby Varey shared the spoils in Thundersport’s GB Racing Elite 600 ranks at Anglesey this weekend.
But despite the different winners, Will White still holds steady at the top of the 600 points table after three top-five finishes, including two rostrums, on the Welsh track’s Coastal Circuit.
Fresh off a treble of wins at the same venue a fortnight earlier with NG Road Racing, Varey was off to the races from the start of Round Seven, powering to pole position on the Colin Sanderson Racing Yamaha ahead of Kingsbury Racing’s Ross Patterson with Booth completing the front row.
With a blistering 1:08.319, Rockingham’s double-winner also set a new Thundersport GB lap record, more than a tenth of a second under Booth’s standing record of 1:08.426.
And the starting position clearly played into Varey’s favour as he led lights to flag in the first race of the weekend, cruising home over four seconds ahead of Patterson, who pipped Corderoy for the runner-up spot just after half distance and held it to the finish.
With the Sportsman winner taking the overall win as well, podium honours were left to class leader Lloyd Shelley in ninth overall and Aaron Armstrong in 13th.
But good fortune wouldn’t follow Varey on Bank Holiday Monday, as the 21 year-old retired without even completing a lap from his Mega Laps pole position grid spot. Instead, Booth escaped early and led White and Corderoy across the line at the end of lap one.
Keen to get on the top step and protect his points advantage, White passed Booth for the lead on lap two just before Booth was knocked a further place back by a charging Corderoy on lap three.
Corderoy then began dicing with White for the win as the two traded places in first and second a number of times over the second half of the race. But in the end, National Superstock 600 wildcard Corderoy held on for the win by just half a second, as White fended off a closing Booth to secure second.
With Varey out, JLSAccessBookings.com Triumph rider Shelley again bagged ninth but this time also took the Sportsman win ahead of British Supersport wildcard hopeful / everyone’s mate Alex Laureys and Ashley Milburn.
Seemingly on for a redemption race, Varey led the start of the weekend’s third and final 600 Elite scrap, but was overtaken after just one lap by Booth. Just as Varey looked to be gaining on the leader, he once again retired and spoiled hopes of any additional points.
From there, former record holder Booth controlled the race and essentially ran away with victory as he powered across the finish line nearly eight seconds clear of Patterson and almost 11 clear of White in third.
Shelley took his best overall finish of the event in eighth, doubling up on Sportsman wins as Ryan Cooper and Milburn nabbed second and third, respectively.
Despite not winning any races at Anglesey, White has maintained and even stretched his points lead over Corderoy to 306, 57 over the current runner-up and 108 clear of Max Wadsworth.
In the Sportsman ranks, Shelley retakes the lead after Varey’s Welsh misfortune, leading now by 35 points with Milburn in third and just 88 points off first.
*Images: Colin Port