Kade Verwey and Trystan Finocchiaro shared wins in this weekend’s Dickies Junior Supersport scraps as the latter powered into the championship lead.
Transmec KTM Junior Team’s first race win and second race podium have given him the edge on points, while Verwey came out on top of a thrilling second race this afternoon.
Verwey got the best start in a wet race one, leading Finocchiaro and championship leader Adon Davie down into the Old Hairpin, but it was disaster for Davie, Cameron Dawson and Owen Jenner as they all went down at Mcleans on the very first lap.
Back at the front, former World Supersport 300 contender Finocchiaro, Verwey and Seth Crump - son of speedway star Jason Crump - were going at it in a battle for the lead while Scotsman Declan Connell crept up from behind.
But Crump soon found his way to the front and began to break away, gapping Finocchiaro by over a second with just three laps completed.
It was disaster for the young Aussie moments later, however, as he dumped his KTM in the gravel at Coppice near the end of lap four.
Finocchiaro was soon joined at the front by SymCirrus Motorsport’s Ed Best as the leading duo traded places all the way to the final lap, but a backmarker allowed Finocchiaro to eke out a slight lead and hold on to take victory.
In race two this afternoon, it was a five-way scrap from the start as Finocchiaro, Kade Verwey, Davie, Brody Crockford and Matt Bower broke away.
Almost all five took turns at the front, which allowed Best to catch up and make it a battle of six. And despite Best and race one winner Finocchiaro dropping off the pack, the slipstreaming was in full effect and they soon caught back up to to the leaders.
But Silverstone double-winner Davie, who had also suffered a DNF in race one, dumped his Ninja 400 at Redgate with three laps remaining after the slightest of touches between his front tyre and Verwey’s rear.
CPE Motorsport’s Crockford led across the line with one to go, but Team XG Racing’s Verwey wasn’t letting him have it easy and he out-braked the Yamaha at Roberts while Crockford suffered a wobble in the middle of the chicane, but managed to hold on as he pinched second from third-placed Finocchiaro, Bower and Best as second, third and fourth were covered by just 0.055sec.