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SWOR – Garlands Moor

After a short break the SWOR Championship resumed today at the Garlands Moor circuit near Holsworthy.

After a rough night with high winds and plenty of the wet stuff, uncertainties for racing in the morning were starting to arise.
But with mother nature proving to be kinder on race day  combined with the  hard work and first class track prep from the South Hams members , conditions were perfect.

Expert rider Mike Rowe was the first to exploit the great conditions with a  win in race one. With a near perfect start Rowe led the race from the off , with team mate and current championship leader Wayne Shimmel at the back of the pack.
Shimmel caught in a first corner pile up soon made up ground to finish second with Seb Bartlett in third.

Race two saw Shimmel back to winning ways with Rowe hot on his heels chasing hard to the finish line, and Ben Butler this time claiming third place.
Shimmel was to take the win in race 3, with Rowe and Butler having an intense battle behind the race leader.
With second and third places changing throughout the race it was Rowe that proved the stronger passing Butler for the final time to secure second place and again Butler finishing third.

The Junior open were out next with Rob Bassett continuing his march forward with two wins and a second.
Bassett seems hell bent on recovering his points deficit with strong and determined performances week after week.
Mathew Wonnacott was to deny Bassett’s trio by winning race two and with good results in races one and three claimed second overall.
Ian Barnett also enjoying fine results closed out the day in third spot .

Inter 14-16 riders following on from the Junior open  saw Ben Roberts putting in a fine and gritty performances. With wins in races one and three and finishing second in race 2 Roberts claimed a richly deserved  first overall.
Reegan West also carrying over the form from round 5 secured second and back from injury, Tim Moran, finished off the top three.

The Seniors out for battle next saw the all to familiar fight for the front between Lee Almond and Mark Ferris.
Almond was to provide the upper hand today and took all three chequered flags, whilst Ferris managing two 2nd’s and a fifth place secured himself third overall.
Aiden Newitt was to claim the 2nd overall spot with smooth and consistent riding finishing 3rd in all three races.

Brent Harris  was to be the top dog in the inter 9-13 group with a great display of riding taking home two race wins and a second place.
Fellow riders  Daniel Roberts and Harry Mathews  both putting in great performances of their own finished in second and third place respectively.

Closing out today’s racing saw an odd mix with the over 4o’s combining with the junior 1 group.

Justin Carpenter , currently leading the overs group, was to dominate the the field and take three comfortable wins.

Jack Perkins led the way for the Junior contingent being the front runner in all three, but the real diamond in the rough and tough was rider Lisa Millward.
Not only did she have to contend with a dozen or so rapid over 40’s riders ,  she also had a very strong group of juniors  to deal with.

UN-seemingly worried by any of this ,  Lisa battled her way through the pack in race one to accomplish a top ten result. Races two and three were even better with Lisa almost claiming the holeshots in both .
All in all with some first class riding and very focused determination, Lisa secured a very much deserved 2nd overall within the junior group.

Next round to be held at Fraddon motopark on Sunday the 3th June.


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