Orpa Vets GP11th Oct 2015 - (Article Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015)
2015 VETS GP REPORT
There was universal appreciation of the Vets GP at Horsham last Sunday. Riders were extremely impressed with the track preparation, which just go to show that when the weather works with you a perfect track will be the result.A good turnout of riders were having fun and staying right way up, always our aim.
After an exciting days racing the top ten from the four Vets classes were seeded into the ORPA Veterans GP 2015.Qualifying race reports below.
Steve Wells aced the start but Steve Elford quickly hit the front, then it was game set and match to Dorset Dynamo. Alan Scott eventually got the better of Lee Hudson for third.
Former Vets GP winner Steve Wells led the firs Over 40s race for two laps. Then Steve Elford charged to the fore. Steve Wells hung on for second despite the attentions of Lee Hudson.and Yan Dixon.
Steve Wells repeated his first race blast out of the gate, second time around,lasting three laps to the fore this time. Before his nemesis, Steve Elford, ripped by to win.Macey Berdysx hammered at Lee Hudsoms back wheel in the third place battle.after early third placeman Kevin
Weller dropped out on the third lap.
Steve Wells made the most of a tardy start over Steve Elfoed in the last leg,to take ane easy win. While Steve Elford had to by the battling quartet of Lee Hudson Danny, Malone,Gary Archer and Macey Berdysx.
Peter Archer darted out of the trap in the first leg to lead for two laps under pressure from Alan Scott , a coming together caused Peter to stall letting Alan hare off to win. A four way scrap for second the ensued between Trevor Shepard, Mark Dunning,Phil Forgham and Peter Lewis. A restarted Peter Archer, soon caught up and joined the fun. Trevor Shappard took runner-up from Phil Forgham,Phil Forgham,Peter Archer and Peter Lewis.
Peter Archer was again rapid out of the trap in the second leg. Staying upright for four laps,until coming to grief once again under pressure from Alan Scott,who went on to get the win from Trevor Shephard who had gated second. Colin Brooktailed Trevor home.
Trevor Shephard hared away from the start in the leg , this time Peter Archer got away from former top dog Alan Scott, then bounded by Trevor mid race to win. Alan Scott and Colin Brook barked by a Tiring trevor Shephard for second and third.
Malcolm Melson had two wins and a third to record his best over result in winning the Over 60s class. Noel Cornish had his moment of glory when winning the second leg alongside a third in the first leg and runner-up in the last leg.Richard Catlek took third two points ahead of Muff Roberts and Alan Collins.
A small entry of Pre 95 Evos enjoyed riding a track that suited their machinery for a change. Steve Titcombe makes a habit of winning this class in smx championship meetings,However after leading for five laps he was zapped on the last lap by Ian Proudfoot. Darren Pocock was third. Ian Proudfoot getting the hang of things after a twelve month break danced away with the second leg Darren Pocock who only got the better of JohnWood on the last lap.
Ian Proudfoot Walzed to the last lap win as well again from Darren Pocock, this time it was Stuart Shoesmith who was third.
A support class of under 40s was was a two way scrap featuring Conor Disano and George Hebden which George won two races to one. Harley Rysdale hit problems after a third in the first leg. Double third placeman Gary Smith missed the first leg, which gave third overall to the consistant George Goodearl.
VETERANS GRAND PRIX 1.S.ELFORD 2,S.WELLS 3.A.SCOTT 4.L.HUDSON 5.M.BERDYSZ 6.D.MALONE
OVER 40S 1.S.ELFORD 2.S.WELLS 3.L.HUDSON 4.M.BERDYSZ 5.D.MALONE 6.G.ARCHER
OVER 50S 1.A.SCOTT 2.T.SHEPPARD 3.P.ARCHER 4.M.DUNNING 5.P.LEWIS 6.K.MATTINGLEY
OVER 60S 1.M.MELSON 2.N.CORNISH 3.R.CATTELL 4.M.ROBERTS 5.A.COLLINS
OVER 40S EVO(PRE 95) 1.I.PROUDFOOT 2.D.POCOCK 3.K.STRUDWICK 4.S.SHOESMITH 5.P.STACEY 6.R.PARRY
UNDER 40S 1.G.HEBDEN 2.C.DISANO 3.G.DOODEARL 4.S.POCOCK 5.L.AUSTIN 6.J.MAGUIRE
Click on the Race Results below to view the tables...- Over 40s
- Over 50s
- Over 60s
- Over 40s Pre 95s
- Under 40s
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