With all rounds to count the Championship leader Ade Collins entered the final meeting with a healthy point’s advantage. The only problem was that Ade had a previous engagement and was unable to attend this ‘rain date’ meeting. This left the door open for second place rider #54 Peter Boast (the father of UK Flattrack racing) to score enough points to take the championship win. Only a win would do for Team Suzuki rider Boast and he set about making the day his own with impressive form during the heats. Younger riders #14 Tim Neave and #30 Alan Birtwistle both had something to prove and were fighting hard for overall championship places.
The final looked to be set as Boast and Neave settled into the lead positions but Birtwistle burst through from 3rd place first underneath Tim Neave and secondly moving under Boast. Boast got pushed wide opening the door for Darren Trapmore and first time Pro Rider Oliver Brindley. It was Birtwistle who took it all the way to the flag and secured a second place in the UK rankings this season.
Pro Result#30 Alan Birtwistle
# 20 Darren Trapmore
#14 Tim Neave
The heat was on across all of the classes and the restricted class also went down to the wire. Aaron Silvester was looking to secure his Pro plate after his first year in Adult racing he need to finish top 6 in his final to make it count. Aaron was feeling the pressure during the heats but managed to hold on for a 3rd place in the final and win overall in class. The win on the day went to Anthony Brown who finished second in the championship with third on the day going to new rider Simon Traves. Traves will be a great rider to watch next season, his trials background was showing through on the tricky surface at the Norfolk arena.
Restricted Result#47 Anthony Brown
#8 Simon Traves
# 34 Aaron Silvester
Rookie riders Andrew Collinson and Tom Wright started the day tied for the lead in the championship as the heats progressed they both fell victim to the in consistent track conditions and fell. It was all down to the Final and it was Collinson who managed a second behind Peter Thompson. Brad Hardman took a well deserved third place and got his long awaited podium position.
Rookie Result#66 Peter Thompson
#98 Andrew Collinson
#76 Brad Hardman
It wasn’t all bad news for Tim Neave as he dominated the Thunderbike class throughout the day and rode to an easy win and championship victory. Great consistent riding all year from Dave Chadburn secured him second on the day and in the championship ahead of Guy Sutherland.
Thunderbike Result#14 Tim Neave
#36 Dave Chadburn
#97 Guy Sutherland
Paul Scott rode his custom made minibike to a second in the final behind Darren Trapmore. Scotty took the championship from second place Robert Neave and the absent Adam Waller. The Trapmore made it a family affair with Mick Trapmore taking a third place on the day.
Thanks to a DTRA and MCF collaboration the youth classes saw an n influx of new riders who all enjoyed a great day off oval racing for the first time. It was number 69 Chad Witzfield who showed the juniors how it is done followed in by George Hopper and Leon Collier. The Inter Class was won by Ballistic Ben Neave from Bailey Fellows and Skye Adams. In the Youth Seniors it was Oliver Brindley all the way followed home by Aaron Silvester and Leah Tokelove. It was Leah who took the Deus rider of the day award.
The Next DTRA action will be taking place down at Motoland Aaragon at the end of November when we will be employing the help of American Pro rider Kenny Noyes for some training and racing.