SURPRISES AT THE TOP FOR BRITISH QX
McLernon extends championship lead
Cromwell Trucks ACU British Quad Championship, Round 4, Mildenhall, Ipswich
Quad racing ace Justin Reid took the first and second race wins at the fourth round of the Cromwell Trucks British QX Championship, hosted by Nora-MX, at Mildenhall, Ipswich. Oli Sansom placed himself firmly back in the British championship quad-racing frame with a straight start to finish win in the final premier-class moto.
Timed qualifying threw up a few surprises with six Under-21 competitors in the top 10, and an U-21 racer in the form of Lorne Sinclair putting in a blistering lap of 1:42.326 to take the fastest time and first gate pick.
Mark McLernon again proved that consistency pays dividends by taking all three second places to win the overall on the day, and extend his championship lead to 57 points over second-placed British QX, and leading U21 competitor, Harry Walker, who had a mixed bag of results, but did enough to keep himself in contention in both championships.
Dean Dillon took a hard-fought third place in race one, with non-other than former multi-British champion Paul Winrow showing the youngsters his rear wheels when he charged through to third in the second-moto. George Callaway claimed that third podium spot in the last British QX race of the day.
Race 1: 1. Justin Reid, 2. Mark McLernon, 3. Dean Dillon (U21), 4. George Callaway, 5. Harry Walker (U21), 6. Murray Graham (U21.
Race 2: 1. Justin Reid, 2. Mark McLernon, 3. Paul Winrow (W), 4. George Callaway, 5. Dean Dillon (U21), 6. Oli Sansom.
Race 3: 1. Oli Sansom, 2. Mark McLernon, 3. George Callaway, 4. Dean Dillon (U21), 5. Paul Winrow (W), 6. Carl Bunce.
Overall: 1. McLernon 66, 2. Reid 63, 3. Callaway 56, 4. Sansom 54, 5. Dillon 54 (U21), 6. Winrow (W) 48.
Championship positions (after four rounds):
1. McLernon 271, 2. Walker (U21) 214, 3. Reid 206, 4. Callaway 185, 5. Dillon (U21) 180, 6. Sansom 176, 7. Murray Graham (U21) 166, 8. Bunce 156, 9. Daffyd Davies (U21), Sinclair (U21) 121.