Dean Harrison on top form at Barry Sheene Festival

Dean Harrison was the form man at this year’s Barry Sheene Festival in Scarborough, taking eight victories.

The Silicone Engineering rider – who also dominated at this year’s Cock o’the North at Oliver’s Mount – was untouchable and won every race he started.

Harrison was victorious in both legs of the Supersport class, beating Ivan Lintin in the first and Daniel Hegarty in the second. Daley Mathison was on the podium in the first leg while Tom Weeden finished third in the second. In the Open class first leg, Harrison raced to a nearly seven second win over Hegarty with Mathison third again. The second leg saw Weeden pick up another podium, this time ahead of Jamie Coward.

The Modern Senior race was won by Harrison with Hegarty 5.6 seconds back in second in the first leg. Coward finished in third ahead of Mick and Mark Goodings who finished fourth and fifth respectively. The margin of victory was narrower in the second leg, this time with Harrison just three seconds clear of Hegarty, with Mick Goodings third. James Cowton won both Supertwin races beating Bradley Vicars and Peter Boast in both.

In the first leg of the Pre ’73 Classic and Denis Parkinson Classic Senior Geoff Hadwin, Craig Ridgeley, David Hebb, and Phil Stead won in their respective classes. Ridgeley, Nick Jeffries, and David Walker were the winners in the second leg. Joe Thompson won the first and second leg Modern Lightweight and Classic F2 race, beating Daniel Frear and Mick Goodings in both races. Steve and Matty Ramsden won all three Sidecar races.

Elsewhere in the Barry Sheene Trophy races – the Classic Superbike races – Harrison rounded off a successful weekend with two more wins. He beat David Bell by 19.544 seconds in the first race with Dan Kneen in third, just two tenths further back. Boast finished in fourth ahead of Mathison, Michael Hand, Mark Goodings and Martin Harrison. Vicars and Gaz Evans rounded out the top ten. In the second race Harrison was 9.992 seconds clear of Kneen while Bell finished third. Hand was fourth ahead of Stead, Martin Harnson, Mathison, Mark Goodings, Craig Robertson and Ewan Cameron.



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