Sand Racing Report 6th July 2019

The MX competitors once again provided the largest class on the beach even though they were slightly down in numbers to 11 starters. The track was back into its usual position & these riders put in their longest flowing twisty section running the whole length of the infield. Billy Rive won all of the championship races but was hard pushed by his twin brother Ricky, Mark King & Jarrod Carrington who only lasted the first race as a bracket holding his rear wheel had fractured. Their final race of the day was for the Silver Goblet run as a handicap which can turn out to be a bit of a lottery though it this case it was well won as third man away Luke Bush just held on to beat the last man away Billy Rive with midfield starter Paul Le Messurier picking up third place.

Only 7 cars with 8 drivers turned up for this meeting, Jamie Le Page sharing his father Garyís Honda Civic for his debut on Vazon. Unfortunately Mark Le Page was still having problems with breaking chain links on his buggy & only managed to tootle around at the back of the field in the second championship race to earn enough points to win the racing car championship, thus leaving 6 saloons to race. This soon became 5 as Eric Trumpís car decided to keep throwing out a half shaft. With only 5 cars left to come out for their handicap race, Jamie Le Page in only his second race had to overtake 3 slower cars to take the lead & just held off the faster car of Sam De Carteret to take his first trophy.

Rob Teed must have thought that with Jordon Noel from Jersey not appearing for this meeting he would have a good chance of gaining valuable championship points, unfortunately this was not the case as making his first visit to Guernsey in 12 months was Dan Winterton. Dan & Rob did share the wins in the championship races, whilst Dan won the Committee Cup race on Dave Clealís bike whilst Rob rode his fatherís bike in this race.

Only 3 riders started the junior/intermediateís slider class though Thomas Vining only raced twice before heading to the airport to get to the UK for a dayís racing on Sunday. As expected Dan Clark won all these races whilst Harry Ogier managed to get more racing completed in this meeting then the rest of the season so far. Three classes had only one competitor each so these just had finish to gain points. Cadet Tyler-James Savident did his 5 races without incident though he had to slow down onthe back section of his course as it crossed the track the MX class had been using making in very bumpy for his bikes small wheels. Alisha Wild King used her own bike in her first race, changed to Stephanie Bestís slightly larger engine bike for the second going that little bit faster but when she when back to her own bike in the third race was perhaps pushing too hard & took a tumble which ended her day. Clint Blondel&Kev Bennett were using the beach as a practice session for their frequent visits to the UK to race their grasstrack& speedway machines.

There is now a 4 week gap till the season rounds off with 3 meetings over 5 weeks during August.

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Paul Stanford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paul Stanford