Brothers Corey and Danyon Turner have claimed the Horsell Counsulting Australian Sidecar Championship (F1 Class) title with a safe ride to second place in Race 3 this afternoon, behind Graeme Evans/Jarrod Scott.
“We didn’t even plan on racing sidecars this year, dad bought it last year for him to race.
“I didn’t really have anything to race; we went to Round 1 at Wakefield Park and I’d never ridden one before. We came away leading the championship, and we knew we had to keep going. To be standing here as number one at the end of the year is unbelievable.
“This is Danyon’s first season on a sidecar as well, and he’s done an unbelievable job as my passenger.”
Evans/Scott took the overall round win by just a single point from the Turners, while Mick Alton and Chrissy Clancy completed a clean sweep of the F2 Class, with the F2 title already claimed by Pat Clancy/Stephen Bonney after Saturday’s two races.
Ford Recaptures YMF R3 Cup Lead
Hunter Ford recaptured the YMF R3 Cup lead from John Lytras by winning both today’s races, to take the overall round win from Max Stauffer and yesterday’s race winner Locky Taylor.
As with yesterday’s race, both today’s seven-lap encounters featured vigorous battling for the lead and numerous changes in position, but Ford established enough of a margin over the field in Race 3 that he was able to ride unchallenged to the finish line on the final lap.
“I had my own plan set up, that if I led the last lap I could win the race, so I just went for it,” Ford said.
“I’ve got the new bike set up properly now, and it’s going a heap better.”
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There may have been tiny margins separating huge packs of motorcycles in all three races, but the cream ultimately rose to the top in the Oceania Junior Cup, points leader Carter Thompson taking the final race win and overall round victory ahead of his main title rival Angus Grenfell, with Max Gibbons finishing third for the weekend.
This morning’s second race was won by Archie McDonald, who finished the round fourth overall.
“It was tough conditions with the wind, but I knew I needed to make sure I wasn’t in front coming onto the straight, so I backed off a bit coming into Turn 10 to make sure I wasn’t leading coming out of the last corner,” Thompson said.
The final rounds of the YMF R3 Cup and Oceania Junior Cup will both be held as part of the ASBK season finale at Sydney Motorsport Park on 1-3 November.