A smaller field than usual took to the circuit at Paraparap on August 27. The weather was fine and sunny after a heavy fog. The out-markers were given the opportunity to succeed and most of them took up the challenge. The seventeen minute pair of Barry Primmer and John Watson gathered up the 20 and 21 minute riders well into the second lap. The following bunch led by Phil Preston, Barry Clay and Richard Buckwell never did make up the time gap and the field finished in three separate groups approximately fifty seconds apart. Barry Primmer was first over the line from Ken Mansfield and Andrew Kennon.
Results: 1. B Primmer, 2. K Mansfield, 3. A Kennon, 4. J Watson, 5. B Long, 6. P Preston, 7. T Spark, 8. R Buckwell.
Fastest time: D Pike – 1.05.08
Next week’s race will be a three lap handicap event. Registration by 9.30 please.