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FINAL ROUND – NAST SuperTwins Challenge Cup – Chairman’s Report

Before we get going I would just like to congratulate Dave Batcheler of Plumb Crazy 20280330_1467568609989219_5763850782129409792_oRacing on the 1340cc Suzuki Bandit for running his first 7. Something that is difficult on any bike but Dave is one of only a handful of people to do it on a Suzuki Bandit. Well done Dave.

 

Also, a big SuperTwin welcome to new member Iain Baker of Adrenalin Motorcycles of Bognor Regis on his 883 Harley Davidson (I apologise if I have this wrong as like everyone knows I am a Suzuki man through and through). Iain came to the track for the first time with a new engine (built by himself) in the 883 Harley running it in on Saturday and hoping to run a 12.7 on Sunday. He finished the weekend a very happy bunny running a 12.6. Well done Iain and may the Gods of Speed make you go a bit faster next time out.

Anyway we arrived at the track expecting rain and boy did we get it. Torrential rain from about 6pm through to about 5am but the sun did make an appearance and the track was soon ready to go.

Not as many entered as we had hoped for. I think mainly due to the weather forecast. For team B&H Racing it was the NSA Championship so the ‘bikes could not be turned around fast enough for both competitions. Shame as Andy was sat in 3rd and Terry in 4th after the first two rounds so both were in with a chance of a trophy and some prize money.

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Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster   B&H Racing

Slick and Bar

 

 

 

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B&H Racing

 

 

 

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Terry Bosswell

Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster

B&H Racing

Street

 

I was looking forward to seeing if Duncan on the Team Elysion Yamaha TRX850 would go triple cherry but he was a no-show. Never mind, hope it was the weather and not the bike mate!

Pete Austin, long-term car and ‘bike racer, was back for a second time on the 1400cc ZZR. On his first outing this year, Turbo Tim had returned from the States and running the Dustbin Fairing Honda CX 650 Turbo.

Andy Haley, last year’s runner up in ACU 850 bike on the DSD Racing Turbo Suzuki Hayabusa was giving it a go for the first time. As was Rik Sawatzki, five time ACU 9.50 Champion.

THE CONTENDERS

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Dave Smart

Supercharged Suzuki

SV1000s

Street

 

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Leo Lester

Section 59 Racing

Nitrous Yamaha YZF1000 R1

Street

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Andy Ball

Yamaha TZR250

Road Bike

 

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Robbie Dobbie

Super Penguin

Honda VTR1000 SP1

Slick and Bar

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King Cordelle

Hysteria Racing

Susuki TR1000R

Street

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Pete Austin

Kawasaki ZZR1400

Road Bike

 

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Andy Haley

DSD Racing

Turbo Suzuki Hayabusa

Street

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Chris Mott

Dobbie & Mott

Repsol Honda VTR1000 Firestorm

Street

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Tim Boutle

Honda CX 650 Turbo

Street

 

 

 

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Rik Sawatzki

Sawatzki Racing

Suzuki Hayabusa

Street

Qualifying Round 1

The track crew had done really well to get the track ready for the first round of qualifying. The 9.50 Champ, Rik had a nightmare with the fuse to the fuel pump going seconds before his run so was not able to qualify in the first round. What a shame as Deb had professionally decorated the, new to her, timing board and didn’t get to show it off.

Turbo Tim was the only one who managed to break out. No surprises to see Mr Consistent Andy Ball on the T2R250 goes straight into No 1 slot and the “King” trying to consolidate his position up top by getting a 0.000 reaction and claiming the 25 extra points.

List of Qualifying – Round 1

Pstn                      Entry                    Driver                                  Dial-In                                 ET

1                            B1                         A. Ball                                  13.48                                   13.53

2                            125                       R. Dobbie                           10.30                                   10.43

3                            11                          P. Cordelle                         10.80                                   10.95

4                            59                          L. Lester                              9.20                                     9.40

5                            398                       P. Austin                             9.50                                     9.84

6                            33                          D. Smart                             9.20                                     9.58

7                            SC2                       A. Haley                              8.72                                     9.23

8                            12                          C. Mott                               11.40                                   12.27

9                            21                          T. Boutle                             13.55                                   13.42

After Round 1 qualifying, we had rain, then we had more rain and even more rain. The day was called at 4pm because of – rain. What a shame. Then Jerry to the rescue – Plan B – qualifying to resume on Sunday. Hooray and thank you to Jerry and all the track personnel. Fantastic to get to finish the last round – weather permitting.

FB_IMG_1501055618272Party on. Deb Sawatzki was awarded SuperTwins pants for best appearing timing board, which were worn with pride all evening at Kenny’s Bar. Yet more rain.

 

 

Sunday

We were woken early by the very industrious Shakespeare County Raceway Track Crew drying and sledding the track. As it was to be a very busy day for them with a 32 bike field of Kawasaki triples, our 10 bike field of the SuperTwins Challenge and a lot of NSA riders. If you like ‘bikes this is an amazing event as the ‘bikes easily outnumber the cars. Talking cars, the jet car ran at 6.2 at over 250mph, fastest thing for a while I think.

So it was planned for us to have the two remaining qualifier’s and then go into elims. but due to the amount of rain overnight the water was oozing back up through the track near the finish so one more qualifier and then elims.

 Qualifying – Round 2

The Hat pulls one out of the bag to go Number 1 with Leo not far behind to push Andy into 3rd. The King is sitting pretty in 5th and even with the best decorated ET board, Rik breaks out to go rock bottom.

PSN                 Entry             Rider                                                 Dial-In                              ET

1                            33                          D. Smart                                       9.28                                     9.30

2                            59                          L. Lester                                            9.52                                     9.56

3                            B1                         A. Ball                                                 13.48                                   13.53

4                            125                       R. Dobbie                                          10.30                                   10.43

5                            11                          P.Cordelle                                         10.80                                   10.95

6                            398                       P. Austin                                            9.50                                     9.84

7                            SC2                       A. Haley                                             8.72                                     9.23

8                            12                          C. Mott                                              11.40                                   12.27

9                            21                          T. Boutle                                            13.40                                   13.34

10                          SB1                       R Sawatzki                                         9.52                                     9.37

Elims – Round 1

The RI of Leo gets a no-show from Andy on the Turbo Hayabusa so goes through with a solo run.

The Hat on the supercharged 996cc Suzuki goes up against Pete on the 1400cc Krapazaki. What a race! The Hat’s 0.03 light against Pete’s 0.08 – great start from both a wheelie about 60ft out from The Hat and its neck and neck but the ZZR got a wheel in front and manages to take out the Suzuki by 0.02. Great race. The Hat is first round fodder.

Next Mr Consistent, Andy Ball up against Motty. Another no show so Andy gets a solo run and breaks out by a tenth, very unlike Mr Consistent.

Here’s the one everybody is watching. “The King” verses five times ACU 9.50 Champ, Rik. If Rik can knock out The King then the series is wide open. The King needs to go through this round to win the cup. Amazing reaction from Rik, but just a little bit the wrong side 0.004 red. It’s so close that Rik does not notice and blasts by The King to sit up at the end and not surprisingly runs a 9.50 (I am beginning to wonder whether it is the bike or Rik that runs the number). So King Cordelle goes through to the second round.

Robbie and Turbo Tim are up next and Robbie who has found a real good patch of form lately, since his move from Top Gas to ET Bike, makes short work of the Turbo CX650 by sitting up and shutting off at the end.

Round 2 – Eliminations

Leo’s R1 against Robbie’s SP1. Leo trees Robbie massively to drive by and sit up at the 1/8 mile. Looking like a comfortable win for Leo when the R1 decides to turn itself off at about the 1000ft mark. Robbie just squeezes by, by a gnat’s whisker, to take Leo out. Unlucky Leo. That’s racing.

Next The King against Mr Consistent. Looks like The King is going to take it but breaks out with a 10.897 on a 10.90 so Andy and the Little TZR250 take out The King and go through another round.

Pete Austin on the Krapasaki ZZR1400 gets the No 1 qualifiers bye into the semi’s.

At this point, I would like to point out (under pressure from a certain Krapazaki rider) that there are no Suzuki’s that made it to the semi-finals. A real rarity in drag racing.

 Semi-Finals

Krapasaki v Yamaha. One of the great things about ET Bike, 1400cc ZZR against 249cc TZR.

Mr Consistent, Andy on the Yam against long term car and bike racer, Pete on the Kwack.

A cracking race, Pete is asleep on the line with a 0.336 light but Andy is three tenths off the dial-in. Pete nicks it right at the line. Andy cannot believe his ticket. For him it is massively off his dial-in.  Unlucky for Andy but that is racing.

Robbie is on the lucky side of the ladder and gets a bye into the final.

 Final

So into the final and not a Suzuki in sight. 1400cc Kwack V 1000cc Honda. Pete pulls another 0.06 light to tree Robbie. A comfortable win for Mr Pete Austin on the ZZR1400 Kawasaki.

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ET – 25 points – Dave Smart

Reaction – 25 points – P Cordelle

FINAL POINTS

Name                 Previous Points                Round 3 Points                     Final Points

Phil “King” Cordelle    1055                                285                                                  1340

Robbie Dobbie             755                                  470                                                 1225

Andy Ball                       735                                  380                                                 1115

Leo Lester                      510                                 290                                                  800

Dave Smart                    550                                 225                                                   775

Pete Austin                    200                                 550                                                 750

Terry Boswell              665                                    –                                                      665

Andrew Boswell         570                                    –                                                       570

Carey Wadey                530                                   –                                                      530

Fiona Moore                 420                                   –                                                     420

Duncan Barron             370                                    –                                                   370

Chris Mott                      230                                   130                                              360

Charlie Batsford           240                                     –                                                 240

Gisselle Moore              190                                      –                                                190

Tim Boutle                       –                                      120                                               120

Mandy                            110                                       –                                                 110

Richard Sawatzki          –                                        110                                               110

Andy Haley                      –                                        1 40                                            1 40

Final

So after completion on the First National Association of SuperTwins Challenge Cup Series, I would like to congratulate Phil “King” Cordelle for winning and Robbie Dobbie runner-up. Well done chaps.

The trophy and the prize money will be awarded at the APIRA Ultimate Power Drag Racing Championship on Saturday 26th August.

A big thank you to Robbie and Jo for helping to organise the three events and to everybody who took part.

Finally, a special thank you to Jerry and all the staff and track crew at Shakespeare County Raceway for such a friendly and professional attitude. It has been a fantastic three weekends of racing as we get up Sunday morning and start again with the Shakespeare County Raceway Gamblers for Bikes. Just brilliant and thanks a lot.

Chairman

National Association of SuperTwins

26th July 2017

SuperTwins Challenge Round 2

8th JULY 2017

We arrived Friday afternoon excited with the knowledge that we had another 25hp from the recent trip to the dyno taking the supercharged Suzuki sv1000s to 9lb of boost and 176.95hp and with the prospect of a beautiful weekend of weather, we weren’t to be disappointed.

THE CONTENDERS

Dave Smart       Supercharged Suzuki SV1000s                                      Street

Giselle Moor      Buell 1125R                                       Team Elysion         Street

Charlie Batsford      Kawasaki ZX10R                                                        Street

Andy Boswell     Harley 1200 Sportster                     B & H Racing        Slick & Bar

Duncan Barron    Yamaha TRX 850                           Team Elysion       Street

Chris Mott   Repsol Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm   Dobbie & Mott      Street

Terry Boswell    Harley 1200 Sportster                      B & H Racing       Street

Cary Wadey       Suzuki SV1000s                                                                 Slick & Bar

Andy Ball    Yamaha TZR 250                                                                       Road Bike

Robbie Dobbie   Honda VTR 1000 SP1                 Super penguin         Slick & Bar

Pete Austin     Kawasaki ZZR 1400                                                             Road Bike

Phil (KING) Cordelle    Suzuki TLR1000             Hysteria Racing        Street

Leo Lester   Yamaha YZF 1000 R1              Section 59 Racing              Street

ROUND 1 QUALIFICATIONS 11AM

And it’s the man Andy Ball straight into number one slot, with KING Cordelle right at the bottom.

1. A. Ball  13.45  13.529

2. A .Boswell  10.10  10.231

3. P. Austin  9.50  9.636

4. G. Moor  10.20  10.391

5. T. Boswell  11.38  11.58

6. L. Lester  9.10  9.328

7. F. Moor  10.20  10.478

8. D. Barron  11.80  12.124

9. R. Dobbie  9.93  10.309

10. D. Smart  9.10  9.587

11. C. Wadey  10.35  3.926

12. C. Batsford  10.10  9.979

13. C. Mott  13.30  12.997

14. P.Cordelle  11.20  10.800

 ROUND 2 QUALIFICATIONS NOON

KING Cordelle is back going straight to No 1 position and putting the Repsol Honda VTR1000 Smouldering Breeze of Dobbie & Mott rock bottom.

1. P. Cordelle  10.75  10.760

2. A. Ball  13.47  13.502

3. A. Boswell  10.10  10.18

4. P. Austin  9.50  9.628

5. F. Moor  10.20  10.380

6. G. Moor  10.20  10.391

7. T. Boswell  11.38  11.585

8. L. Lester  9.10  9.328

9. D. Barron  11.85  12.100

10. C. Batsford  9.90  10.159

11. R. Dobbie  9.93  10.309

12. D. Smart  9.30  9.737

13. C. Wadey  10.35  13.926

14. C. Mott  13.30  12.997

ROUND 3 QUALIFICATIONS 1PM

Top 3 stay the same so KING Cordelle goes into elims as No 1 qualifier. Giselle unfortunately breaks the Buell’s gearbox so has to retire from the competition.

1. P. Cordelle  10.75  10.760  Phil

2. A. Ball  13.47  13.502

3. A. Boswell  10.10  10.181

4. F. Moor  10.30  10.401

5. P. Austen  9.50  9.628

6. G. Moor  10.20  10.391

7. T. Boswell  11.38  11.585

8. L. Lester  9.10  9.328

9. C. Wadey  10.30  10.547

10. D. Barron  11.85  12.100

11. C. Batsford  9.90  10.159

12. R. Dobbie  9.93  10.309

13. D. Smart 9.30  9.708

14. C. Mott  11.40  12.512

ELIMS ROUND 1

Dave “The Hat” Suzuki SV1000s V Giselle Buell 1125R. Giselle is a no show with a broken gearbox, Dave runs a 9.44 on a 9.44 dial in.

Fiona Team Elysion ZX9R V the newcomer first time racer Charlie Batsford on ZX10R. A double red light and Charlie goes through with a -0.122 against Fiona’s -0.500.

Next up is Team B & H Racings slick and bar Harley V Duncan on the Elysion TRX850. A red light for Duncan puts Andy through. That’s two out of two for Duncan the question is will he manage a green light in the next round??? Last chance mate.

Then onto the Dobbie & Mott smouldering breeze V Terry on the B & H Racing Harley. A very close race this one – will the experience of the long-time Supertwin racer Chris Mott show through?? In short NO, Chris is first round fodder but at least the Honda is behaving itself this time round after a change of plugs.

Onto Cary on the slick & Bar Suzuki SV1000s against “That Man” Andy Ball TZR250. Cary tried a new tactic against the man, who is so hard to beat, by increasing his dial in by 3 tenths and attempting to shut off early, it worked, Mr Consistent goes out first round Cary is through.

Next up it’s the Vice Chairman Robbie on the Super Penguin SP1 Slick & Bar against long-term racer and all round good bloke Pete Austin on the road going Krapasaki. Robbie goes 10.34 on a 10.30 dial in to take Pete out.

Last up is Leo on the R1 V KING Cordelle on the TLR1000. Leo was having some clutch problems but the KING was right on it with a 10.79 on a 10.75 dial in to go through.

ELIMS ROUND 2

Charlie on the ZX10R was against Terry on the Harley, Charlie had gear box issues which led to a fairly easy victory for the B & H Harley.

Fellow B & H racer Andy got the Supercharged SV1000s of Dave “The Hat” and was scared into retiring by the awesome noise of the SV1000S. So Dave went through with a solo run (Andy actually thought he heard a noise coming from his engine but it turned out to be the noise of the SV100s… LOL).

Next up two racing buddies that know each other very well Cary V Robbie. Usually a close race but Cary had some issues giving Robbie an easy victory.

Last but not least the KING had a bye courtesy of being No 1 qualifier.

SEMI FINALS

Robbie on the Super Penguin against Terry on the Harley, cracking reaction from Robbie allowing a shut off at the top end for a comprehensive victory.

So here we go Dave “The Hat” V “The KING”

A really wild ride for “The Hat”, a couple of wheelies losing both feet off the pegs and ending up sat on the petrol tank. Phil “The KING” Cordelle ran a 10.63 on a 10.63 dial in but “The Hat” goes through as “The KING’s” reaction was a 0.39 against 0.07.

THE FINAL

So to the final and a first as it’s to be Vice Chairman Robbie V Chairman “The Hat”.

Unfortunately Dave is a no show due to the process of knocking out “The KING”, the fuel tank was cracked by “The Hat’s” fat backside and was leaking badly. So congratulations to Robbie Dobbie on the Super Penguin SP1 and well done “The Hat” for nearly making the final.

So comes to an end the second round of the Supertwins Challenge and I think I speak for everyone who took part it was a brilliant day.

I would again like to thank Robbie & Jo for all their help organising everything and to everyone who took part.

A special thanks goes out to Leo Lester who gave up his Saturday evening and took me to have my fuel tank repaired so I could race in the Shakey Gamblers on Sunday, TOP MAN great to see such sportsmanship to help out your competitors in their hour of need.

Finally a massive Thank You to Jerry and all the Staff and Crew at Shakespeare County Raceway for doing such a professional & friendly job, as you are the folks that allow us to do what we love so much.

Chairman

Congratulations to Leo Lester Yamaha R1 for winning & Andy Ball Yamaha TZR250 runner-up in the Shakespeare County Raceway Gamblers on Sunday 9th 2017.

Now onto Round 3 – THE FINALS in less than 2 weeks with Phil “The KING” Cordelle in a commanding lead but Robbie and Andy at least are not letting him have an easy ride!

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Suzuki tuning 1

After the initial success of the “SuperTwins Challenge” and the Shakey Gamblers meetingon the 10/11th June (congratulations again to Phil and Andy for SuperTwin Challenge and Leo and Robbie for Shakey Gamblers) I thought, with typical drag-racers logic to try and make some more power. Not that I really needed it as I was first round fodder with a break-out, actually running a PB with the new setup , and with the problem o20170616_135423f constant wheelies. Any way ‘bike is on the bench.

 

The ‘bike currently runs 6lb. of boost and makes 152 bhp. First thing to do is remove Rotrex supercharger and replace the 95mm pulley with the new 85mm pulley. 20170616_163304Job done. 20170618_091559

Remove standard clutch 20170616_163323, inserting new clutch pack and installing the lock-up clutch made a few years back by Whizz, a good friend of mine and owner of a 7sec. Suzuki GSXR1100 slabside. When I thought I had a clutch problem it turned out to be a gearbox problem so I went back to the standard unit. 20170618_091615

Reason for fitting because I was fed up of seeing it on the shelf. Next, while I have it apart, take the rocker covers off and check the clearances, perfect as expected.

20170618_13052420170618_130535A new oil filter and some fresh oil and away we go. Now a few phone calls, one to ralph at Mylton Keynes Dyno 07810428344 clever bloke and very helpful. Then to Nudger the Mega Squirt maestro (aka Nigel Batspeed Racing) and fingers crossed the motor stays together. Will let you know what happens. 20170619_111029cr

 

I hope to see you all at the next meeting of the ‘SuperTwins Challenge’ and the SCR Gamblers on the 8/9th July. PS if any SuperTwin member would like to profile their ‘bike or team or anything else relevant to racing please forward to Robbie robbie_superpenguin@hotmail.com cheers – Dave the Hat.

 

SuperTwins Challenge Cup – Rogues Gallery 1

Round 1 was a resounding success on a well-prepped track enjoyed by several new riders with a surprise result?

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(Fiona Moor and Duncan Barron posing in the pits).

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(New twinner Terry Boswell, my other ‘bike is a Harley)

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Reaction Man (New twinner Andy Ball) IMG_5411Com

 

They seek him here (new twinner Andrew Boswell, his ‘bike anyway).IMG_5416

 

 

IMG_5409I am sure it had 4 cylinders (old twinner Chris Mott on a Honda V-twin!)

 

 

 

IMG_5419One small step, one giant leap (New/old twinner, Phil Cordelle)

 

 

IMG_5412I am sure Cary was here? (Mr. Noisy – Leo Lester and the invisible man, Cary Wadey)

 

 

IMG_5413ComMy dad’s bigger than your dad!

(Dave ‘the hat’ Smart and ‘Mandy’ James Jenkins)

 

 

Winner – Phil Cordelle and runner-up, Andy Ball.

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You can read all about Saturday’s Round1 in the previous Post from the Chairman.

Now to Sunday where the SCR Gamblers gave an opportunity for some more ET competition. After rain on Saturday evening we awoke to the sound of the track being prepared for Sunday’s action. Eight of us entered the SCR bike Gamblers with qualifying a bit of a lottery with yet again a very strong tail wind. CaryLink1After three runs Robbie Dobbie had top spot with a 9.992 on a 9.99 dial-in. That man Andy Ball was in there but again cut too fine a light to go out with a red but this time before the final. Cary Wadey, despite some time away from the strip showed his form with PBs in terminal speed and 60ft times. However he was saved from some serious damage and possibly worse by an eagle-eyed car racer who spotted a failing chain link prior to his run. Eventually the last race was between Leo Lester and Robbie who thought he may run his 4th 9 of the day but a poor start with a 10.1 allowed Leo to ease off at the line to collect the cash. Finals1

Chairman’s Report, SuperTwins Challenge Round 1

THE CONTENDERS

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33     DAVE SMART               SUZUKI SV1000s                                                                          STREET
125   ROBBIE DOBBIE          HONDA VTR1000SP1                            SUPER PENGUIN           SLICK AND BAR
12     CHRIS MOTT                HONDA VTR1000 FIRESTORM           DOBBIE + MOTT             STREET
17     FIONA MOOR               KAWASAKI ZX9R                                  TEAM ELYSION              STREET
117   DUNCAN BARRON       YAMAHA TRX850                                 TEAM ELYSION              STREET
811   CARREY WADEY         SUZUKI SV1000s                                                                           SLICK AND BAR
15     JAMES JENKINS          SUZUKI TLR1000      AKA MANDY                                                STREET
11     PHIL CORDELLE          SUZUKI TLR1000                                   HYSTERIA RACING       STREET
59     LEO LESTER                YAMAHA YZF1000R1                             SECTION 59 RACING    STREET
208   TERRY BOSSWELL      HARLEY 1200 SPORTSTER                  B+H RACING                  STREET
232   ANDREW BOSSWELL  HARLEY 1200 SPORTSTER                                                          SLICK AND BAR
B1    ANDY BALL                    YAMAHA TZR250                                                                           ROAD LEGAL

We woke up Saturday morning to sun and a 30MPH tailwind. Brilliant!!! Maybe a PB to be had. Motty turned up with about 10 minutes to spare, and as he was getting into his leathers Dave ‘the hat’ took the multi-million pound Repsol Honda VTR1000 Firestorm to scrutineering (Robbie’s old smouldering breeze) for Team Dobbie and Mott. Meanwhile Leo Lester was having some clutch problems and James Jenkins AKA ‘Mandy’ was just loving taking his new TLR1000 to bits to find a misfire.
Qualifying was held on the hour 11am, noon and 1pm. Leo fixed his clutch for the last qualifier as did Mandy who finally discovered a dodgy wire to one coil.  So eventually everyone qualified.

1    117    D.BARRON                                                      11.80      11.806
2    17      F.MOOR                                                          10.30       10.314
3    125    R.DOBBIE                                                       10.15       10.204
4    11      P.CORDELLE                                                  10.90       10.955
5    B1     A.BALL                                                             13.41      13.48
6    811   C.WADEY                                                         10.34     10485
7    208   T.BOSSWELL                                                   11.40     11.490
8    232   A.BOSSWELL                                                   10.15     10.317
9    59      L.LESTER                                                         9.30     9.485
10  33      D.SMART                                                          9.46     9.80
11  12      C.MOTT                                                            13.00    14.615
12  15      J.JENKINS                                                        10.34    15.970

 


 

20170611_163844 (1COM) Mandy was awarded the SuperTwins panties

for being pants at qualifying which he proudly wore all day Sunday at the RWYB.
So after the break for lunch it was into the first round of elims. It was to be Team Elysion to take on B+H Racing. First up Duncan on the Team Elysion TRX850 against Terry on the B+H Harley 1200 Sportster. Given away with a red light from Duncan. Terry actually ran an 11.401 on an 11.40 dial-in so would have been hard to beat.
Next Fiona on the four cylinder ZX9r Elysion Kawasaki against the might of the slick and bar Harley Davidson. Again the win went to B+H Racing with Andrew going 10.27 on a 10.20 dial-in.
Phil Cordelle on the Hysteria Racing TLR1000 against Dave ‘the hat’. Break-out for ‘the hat’ so Phil is through.
Andy Ball on the road legal Yamaha TZR250 (a man to keep an eye on in the future, very good rider) versus Motty on the Dobbie+Mott ‘Smouldering Breeze’, a misbehaving breeze gave Andy an easy victory. (believe the misfire was caused by a faulty relay on the air-shifter delay unit – Robbie)
Robbie on the Super Penguin Honda SP1 slick and bar against Leo on the Section 59 Racing R1 (with gas or without???). Close race, Leo takes it with a 9.53 on a 9.50 dial-in against Robbie’s 10.19 on a 10.15.
Cary slick and bar SV1000S versus Mandy on the street TLR1000. Cary takes the win with a 10.41 on a 1034 dial-in.
Second Round
Terry on the street B+H Harley 1200 Sportster  goes on a  0.032 red to give Phil’s Hysteria TLR1000 the win.
Andrew slick and bar Harley Sportster was close against that man Andy Ball on the road-going TZR250, but no cigar with Andy running 13.40 on a 13.38 dial-in with a 0.09 light. Mr. Ball is through!
Leo’s Section59 Racing Yamaha R1 up against Cary on the slick and barSV1000S. Cary missed a shift to see Leo go through.
Into the Semi’s
Phil on the Hysteria TLR1000 gets a bye into the final. Leo and the R1 against that man Andy Ball on the TZR250 and the race is lost by an appalling light from Leo with Andy running a 13.45 on a 13.38 dial-in.
Final
Into the final and Phil on the TLR1000 is looking for his first real race of the day. Surely the man for the task was Andy. He had ridden faultlessly all day – pressure, luck or just racing, Andy pulls a red and gives it to Phil. Well done Phil, you have to be in it to win it.
So at the conclusion of the first round of the National Association of SuperTwins Challenge Cup Series’ the first race trophy goes to King Phil Cordelle of Hysteria Racing aboard the Suzuki TLR1000. Runner-up was that man on the YamahaTZR250 – Mr. Andy Ball.
On behalf of the club congratulations to both winner and runner-up.
A big thank you to Robbie Dobbie, Jo Clarke and everybody who made the weekend happen and Jerry Cookson for allowing us to run the series.
Special thanks to the track and staff at Shakespeare County Raceway for a fantastic fun-filled weekend.
Roll on 8th July for the second round of the ‘National Association of SuperTwins Challenge Cup Series’ .
Congratulations to Leo Lester, Section 59 Racing R1, winner, and Robbie Dobbie Super Penguin Honda SP1, runner-up in the Shakespeare County Raceway ‘bike Gamblers held on the Sunday. Great day had by all.
See you all next time at the track.
CHAIRMAN –  ‘the hat’ .