On Wednesday May 27, a strong field of 20 Supervets took to the circuit at Paraparap. Many of those presents had a past history of success and a strong representative group of new riders to the club were always going to test them. Front markers Dale Jennings and Ken Mansfield led the field away with the five minute gap to the stronger riders. The middle-markers of Ray Clifford, Barry Primmer, Ross West and Terry Robinson were driving the opening stages of the race and within two laps had gathered in the 15 minute riders of Ray Hodgson, John Faulkner and John Watson. Meanwhile a challenge from the 7.l30 and 5 minute bunches were showing signs of catching the main field and had picked up three minutes on them after two laps. However, the gap was not bridged and the leaders went over the line clear by two minutes to the chasers. Strong rides were recorded by Ray Clifford, Ray Hodgson and Terry Collie, and among the chasers David Phillips, Barry Clay, Gary Legg and Chris Colley. The conditions were favourable with little wind and rain during the race.
Results: 1. Ray Clifford, 2. B Primmer, 3. R West, 4. J Watson, 5. R Hodgson, 6. J Faulkner, 7. T Robinson, 8. T Collie.
Fastest time: D Pike – 1.06.50 (av. speed 33.66 kph). The winner’s time was 1.12.
Next week’s race will be a handicap event of three laps. Entries by 9.30 please.