Classic Racer - - CLASSIC RACER ON TRACK -

The cold, rainy and windy weather meant that the CRMC’S sec­ond meet­ing of the sea­son turned out to be a tough test of skill and de­ter­mi­na­tion for the big en­try of com­peti­tors who made the trip to Nor­folk’s Snet­ter­ton 200 cir­cuit. While Gra­ham Lawlor grate­fully recorded the pro­ceed­ings from the comfort of the com­men­tary box, Russ Lee braved the el­e­ments to cap­ture some great pho­tos.

Left: A thrilling 12-lap Her­cberg ACU P/C Clas­sic Race of Aces saw Phil Atkin­son (TZ350), Hud­son Ken­naugh (69, Ver­yard TZ350) and Mark Cron­shaw (8, Min­no­va­tion T350) swap­ping the lead through­out. With Atkin­son re­tir­ing on the penul­ti­mate lap, Cron­shaw led Ken­naugh into the fi­nal lap but over­did it in the tricky con­di­tions, leav­ing the de­lighted South African to take the win.

Right: De­fy­ing the greasy con­di­tions, Rob Wittey lets it all hang out on his beau­ti­fully pre­pared Kawasaki GPZ 1170 P/C Su­per­bike 2. The En­gi­neer from Ayles­bury stormed to three Su­per­bike vic­to­ries and was also the first four-stroke and fourth over­all in the Clas­sic Race of Aces.

Above: Hud­son Ken­naugh (cen­tre) cel­e­brates his mem­o­rable vic­tory in the Her­cberg ACU P/C Clas­sic Race of Aces with third-place fin­isher Kev Who­ley (Gourlay TZ350). Sec­ond-place fin­isher Ant Hart (TZ350) is rep­re­sented here by his wife Laura.

Be­low: Since their re­cent in­tro­duc­tion the Su­per­stocks have proven to be a fast grow­ing class, with 24 en­tered at Snet­ter­ton, where they were com­bined with Su­per­bike 1 and the big clas­sic bikes to pro­duce some great rac­ing. Gor­don Russell, Danny Im­berg and John War­wick shared the hon­ours, with War­wick (58, Yamaha FZ750) surg­ing to a mem­o­rable out­right win in the fi­nal leg.

Above: In the side­cars no one got a sniff of Kevin Hunt/alan Crack­nell on their fly­ing Pd.3 Pat­ter­son Imp, but a lit­tle fur­ther back it was also a suc­cess­ful meet­ing for Matt Kingsmill/paul Sands, who racked up four Pd.1 wins on the MRE BMW 750.

Above: Super-cool Alan Oversby kept his head in dicey con­di­tions while all about him oth­ers slipped or fell to clinch a mas­ter­ful vic­tory in the Min­no­va­tion/acu Clas­sic 500 race on the Davies Mo­tor­sport Honda.

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