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The National Association of SuperTwins will be holding a Gamblers meeting at Shakespeare County Raceway on Saturday 28th October 2017.boo-halloween

Open to anything on two wheels, £10 to enter but must be able to turn the bike around in half an hour. It’s to be run over a day (Saturday) unless the weather decides otherwise then we will endeavour to finish on Sunday.

The prize money will be split 60/40 to the winner/runner-up.

The Supertwins will be supplying the trophies.

Mr Pete Austin will kindly be donating £100 to the prize fund to which we, the SuperTwins will double, so the starting prize fund will be £300.

Not forgetting Shakey’s Bonfire and fireworks before the fancy dress competitions in Kenny’s Bar for both adults and children.

Possibly the last ever competition at Shakey. poster

Let’s hope for a 16 bike field or more!

Look forward to seeing you all in October.


Gambler entry forms available at NAST caravan or download here https://www.shakespearecountyraceway.co.uk/docs/2017_SCR_Bracket_Race_Sign_Up_Form.pdf.

Return forms with £10 to Jo or Robbie on Saturday (NOT race control).

SCR Open Sport Nationals 26/28th Aug 2017







The trophies and prize money were presented by Jerry Cookson at the end of the days racing on Sunday 27th August at the 11th Annual APIRA Open Sports Nationals 2017.

On behalf of the club and members we would like to congratulate Phil “KING” Cordelle WINNER and Robbie Dobbie runner-up

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ROBBIE DOBBIE                                                                                                         20170827_171630




The “KING” wore his crown proudly at the presentation and deservedly so as he stole the show at the first round, then just kept going pretty much running away with the series.

Second place was a battle between Robbie Dobbie and new member Andy Ball on his TZR 250 with Robbie taking it in the last round, unlucky Andy maybe next time.

So that concludes the first NAST Challenge Cup Series, A massive THANK YOU goes out to Jerry Cookson, all track crew and staff at Shakespeare County Raceway to Jo, Robbie and everyone including the non- twins who supported the club.

Hopefully we will see you all next year for the 2nd NAST Challenge Cup Series.


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





Terry Bosswell

Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster

B&H Racing



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.



Dave Smart

Supercharged Suzuki





Leo Lester

Section 59 Racing

Nitrous Yamaha YZF1000 R1



Andy Ball

Yamaha TZR250

Road Bike



Robbie Dobbie

Super Penguin

Honda VTR1000 SP1

Slick and Bar


King Cordelle

Hysteria Racing

Susuki TR1000R



Pete Austin

Kawasaki ZZR1400

Road Bike



Andy Haley

DSD Racing

Turbo Suzuki Hayabusa



Chris Mott

Dobbie & Mott

Repsol Honda VTR1000 Firestorm




Tim Boutle

Honda CX 650 Turbo






Rik Sawatzki

Sawatzki Racing

Suzuki Hayabusa


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.




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.


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.


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.


ET – 25 points – Dave Smart

Reaction – 25 points – P Cordelle


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!