Double victory for Colin Blackbourn at the Lincolnshire Poacher

Blackbourn leads the way.
Blackbourn leads the way.

A GOOD Bank Holiday crowd saw some superb action at the Wainfleet and District Sporting Motorcycle Club’s International Lincolnshire Poacher Longtrack meeting on Sunday... although the meeting was brought to an abrupt end by heavy rain.

Sunday got off to a good start with some sunny skies and a track in perfect condition for racing. The day started with the two last-chance races, solos and sidecars, the first two progressed to the places allocated in the Poacher.

This was followed by the Bahnrekord flying lap attempts, with Friskney’s Colin Blackbourn and Carl Pugh taking first place in the sidecars, a full second quicker than anyone else.

Janick de Jong was first in the Solos.

In the Poacher races there was plenty of high speed action from solos and sidecars.

The awesome 1,000cc sidecars produced thrilling shoulder-to-shoulder action.

A sudden downpour in the 13th race brought the meeting to a halt. After a 30 minute interval the rain stopped and the racing commenced on a new modified circuit.

After five more races the stewards decided to cancel the meeting for safety reasons.

The results were called on the races that had been run.

Colin Blackbourn and Carl Pugh, unbeaten in all three rides, took first place in the sidecars.

Sutton Coldfield’s Steve Smith and Dan Crawford took second place.

In the Solos, 53-year-old German Bernd Diener won with three unbeaten rides.