EMRA round four: Weekend race review and results20/07/2011
By Steve Gough
Image by Steve Gough
With conditions ever-changing throughout round four of the EMRA Club Championships at Mallory Park tyre choice played a significant part in the outcome of a number of the day’s races.
Getting the selection right for the feature Buildbase Mallory Trophy race Tim Howells took it steady for the first couple of laps to assess the grip on his slicks before forcing his way into the lead on lap four to head home championship leader Phill Brooks and ‘Man of the Meeting’ Gary Arden.
Making the wrong choice of wets for that event a last minute switch to the same tyres for the second 1300cc race paid dividends for Mark Littler as he led home ‘Novice of Day’ Lee Coope to make it a winning double in that division for the Buildbase BMW rider after he won race one ahead of Howells and Brooks.
Defeating title rival Danny Smith in the opening Superstock 600 race Jason Brown showed no ill-effects from being knocked-off his Kawasaki at Shaw’s Hairpin in the first Formula 600 outing as he bounced back to win both class’ second engagements later in the afternoon.
The winner of that first F600 race Smith followed Brown home in race two, while Curtis Wright secured the runner-up position the second Superstock 600 contest in which Smith finished fourth behind Ryan Oliver.
With most of the riders on slicks a sudden shower caused the opening 125cc race to be halted when Ricky Tarren was leading.
And although he left it until quite late in the re-run to hit the front again after setting the early pace, the Tamworth racer ultimately secured the first of his two victories in that contest to be one of several double race winners on the day.
Likewise all first past the chequered flag in both of their respective events Lukasz Gaslawski (Formula 400), Jamie Medhurst (Roadstocks) and Wayne Lockey/Owen Clements (Sidecars) also took home two winners’ trophies each.
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