Dean Harrison got his road racing season off to a positive start with three wins at the Oliver’s Mount Spring Cup in Scarborough.
The Silicone Engineering rider was victorious in the first leg of the Senior race before also winning the second leg of the same event and the Junior A race.
It was Daley Mathison who took the first win of the event, beating Harrison by just over eight and a half seconds with Lee Johnston in third in the first leg of the Junior A race. The first race of the Junior B race was won by Mike Norbury with Dean’s brother Adrian Harrison in second and Chris Cook in third.
Ivan Lintin won the Super Lightweight event ahead of Jamie Coward and Bradley Vicars with Ian Lougher winning the Ultra Lightweight class. Justin Waring joined Lougher on the podium along with Joe Thompson. Paul Owen was the winner in the Lightweight class beating Lougher and Jay Bellers-Smith.
In the first leg of the Senior Harrison notched up his first win of the event, narrowly beating Mathison and Daniel Hegarty. He also won the second leg this time ahead of Lintin and Hegarty. The podium trio in the second leg of the Junior A race were Harrison, Lintin and Johnston.
Elsewhere Steve Mercer started his year with a win in the Classic F1 class with Ian and Carl Bell winning both Sidecar races.
The feature race was red flagged following an incident involving Johnston who was taken to hospital as a precaution. The second running of the race was also red flagged, this time with much more serious consequences. Billy Redmayne was taken to hospital where he later sadly succumbed to his injuries. Dave Hewson – the other rider involved – returned to the paddock. There are now plans to run the feature race at the Cock O’The North meeting at Scarborough.