Eunan McGlinchey and Kade Verwey split this weekend’s Dickies Junior Supersport wins as the latter clawed back points in the championship chase.
After a race-long battle with Elliot Pinson in the second race, McGlinchey’s ambition put paid to both their hopes and a double was out of the question after they crashed together.
The two stormed off into the distance in Saturday’s scrap, jostling for position nearly all race long as they stretched over 10s ahead of the chasing pack.
But a mistake by Pinson on the penultimate lap left him languishing a few seconds adrift of McGlinchey, and the Northern Irishman stormed to the win, while the Pinson Racing rider had to settle for a runner-up finish ahead of Team XG Racing’s Kade Verwey.
In race two today, it was almost exacly the same story when Pinson and McGlinchey ran away at the front and engaged in a race-long battle that came down the the final corner.
Pinson nabbed the lead heading into the Bombhole, but Team #109’s McGlinchey made a desperate lunge on the entrance to Murray’s, locking his rear brake and sliding into Pinson as they both tipped off into the dirt.
With the two down and out, Verwey bagged his maiden win, crossing the line just half a second clear of FS-3 Racing Kawasaki’s Matt Bower and LRC Racing KTM rider Will Lathrope.