A warm humid night welcomed the riders to another night of fun at the
Welland Speedway track. 7 riders were in attendance for what turned
out to be a cracking night of methanol fuelled fun.
The riders were split into two groups, four in a Division 1 class and
3 in a Division 2 class. Aaron Hesmer, Mike Hammond, Glen Brown and
John Bennett grouped for the D1 class and Tommy Hensby, Gary Moody and the returning Allan Chisholm completed the D2 grouping.
A flying start from all three riders led into the first corner by Gary
Moody, holding the lead well with Tommy Hensby and Allan Chisholm well spread out.
A good first lap battle ensued between Aaron Hesmer and Mike Hammond, only to lead to a needed restart as John Bennet slid out in corner 2 on lap 2, John was unable to get up and clear the track, so the ref was forced to put on the red light! Battered and bruised the tumbling Bennett remounted, and the heat restarted. Again Hesmer and Hammond duelled it out for two laps, with Glen Brown closely chasing hard, Hammond's bike was misfiring badly, but he managed to save the second place finish just ahead of Brown and Bennett!
A rocket start from Tommy Hensby gave him the lead into corner one,
holding his line he did all he could to hold off the fast looking Gary
Moody, but the pressure was too much coming into lap 2 and Moody went outside of Hensby to take the lead. Chisholm was looking fast and kept Hensby on his toes for him to hold the second place position.
A cracking race, with all four riders pushing hard, Aaron Hesmer had
to pull all the tricks out of his bag to get passed a fast looking
Hammond, and on lap 2 he passed on the outside on corner 2, Glen Brown was being pushed by John Bennett as he sensed that Hammond had some mechanical problems, and passed him on the line to grab a well deserved second place!
A two lap consi final was run between Tommy Hensby and Allan Chisholm. Again, Hensby had a flyer from the line and held back a charging Chisholm to the line to celebrate his first full trouble free meeting of 2011, following his nightmare of mechanical woes in the previous weeks!
Aaron Hesmer again showed his dominance of the Welland track, and
pulled away fast and hard to grab the win! Gary Moody was awarded a
move into the D1 final under the qualification of winning his D2
heats, but sadly hit a rut in turn 3 and lost his momentum as he was
pressing John Bennett! Mike Hammond blew his motor as he crossed the line to just take second place ahead of Glen Brown, to round off a
night of mechanical problems!
A great show and racing from these riders, roll on next week!
1: Tommy Hensby
2: Allan Chisholm
1: Aaron Hesmer
2: Mike Hammond
3: Glen Brown
4: John Bennett
5: Gary Moody