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The next round of the Remedies Bar Championships took place at the Wrangway circuit in Wellington, and with the track being run in the opposite direction, and the addition of extra loops being used, the riders would be sure to make the most of there practise/ qualification sessions to learn the track before the opening races. With many spectators in attendance and the sun shining, we was sure to be in for a great days racing.
Dave Anthony it was who grabbed the holeshot in the opening Experts race, and was closely followed by Luke Mellows, Andrew Gillett and Dave Yelland.
The following trio soon found there way past Anthony and would go onto pull away from the rest of the field. Meanwhile back in fourth was the battle of the Expert 125 riders, which included Luke Hill, Terry House and Ben Griffiths. Mellows went on to take the victory, closely followed by Gillett and Yelland. First Expert 125 rider home was House, followed by Griffiths and wild card rider Ashley Greedy.
In the second moto it was Mellows this time that hit the front and had Gillett in hot pursuit. Unfortunately though on the second lap, Gillett collided with a post which caused damage to his bike and steering, and this left him down the field with a lot of work to do. Yelland then inherited second and had Kip Herring behind. Mellows went on to take his second victory of the day with Yelland in second and Herring in third. Darren Shears was the first 125 rider home with Greedy in second and House in third.
The final expert race would go on to be the most dramatic of the day, with the victory being decided on the final corner. Gillett it was who hit the front, and had Herring and Mellows in pursuit. Mellows found his way past Herring after he made a slight mistake, and then set his sights on catching Gillett. As the race went on Mellows was right with Gillett and was trying everything he knew to overtake. As Gillett entered the last corner on the final lap, it looked like he would take the victory, only for a back maker to obstruct him, handing Mellows the victory, and a hat-trick of wins for the day. John May came home in third and the first 125 rider home was Greedy, followed by Shears and House.
Ouch a rider hits the dirt at Wrangway
In the Junior A class we would see three different winners on the day, in the way of Scott Ardren, Jason Fraser and Rob Drinkwater. In the opening moto, Ardren was followed home by Nick Wadge and Ken Fuller. Tim Lewis it was who finished second in the second race, closely followed by Jamie Cooper. Fraser had to settle for second in the final race, being followed home by Tim Lewis.
In the Junior B class, Richard Cole went on to take all three victories on the day, being followed home by Karl Rees and Danial Calway. In the second moto, Luke Wyatt it was taking second place, this time followed home by Gary Worth. In the final race, Wyatt again finished second with Nick Rivers taking third.
In the Over 35’s class Steve Davey took the opening victory, followed home by Colin Sellwood and Anthony Hooper. In the second race Sellwood went one better than his opening race result and took the victory. Rob Lewis came home in second and Hooper again finished third. In the final race Hooper went two better than his opening two race results and took the victory. Lewis again finished in second and Sellwood rounded out the top three.
A nice helmet
Report and images by MOTO reporter Stuart Cawse