By Rob Wilton
Covid has clobbered BC sports activities over the previous 18 months or so and the Westwood Bike Racing Membership (WMRC) is not any exception.
Race director Paul Ludwig stated the membership was solely capable of maintain 4 races this yr and Sept. 6 was the final for the season.
Westwood Racing Membership was based in 1959, however they misplaced their house observe in 1990 because of a Coquitlam land improvement. After 10 years of surviving with no house observe, members started racing at Mission Raceway Park in 2001 and are nonetheless there as we speak.
Ludwig says, they’re wanting ahead to a full calendar of racing subsequent season.
From Open Novic and 250 Manufacturing, to 600 Supersport and Open Tremendous Bike class, there was a race for each ability degree in Sunday’s WMRC Spherical 4 occasion. Morning clouds threatened however broke, and by lunchtime spectators and racers alike had been having fun with the sunshine and open air whereas sustaining a secure distance.
Formulation Extremely and Open Superbike Lessons are probably the most highly effective machines on the observe and a few say probably the most thrilling to look at. However whereas the 1000cc bikes rip previous the true property, the 250cc and 600cc bikes are very quick by way of the corners, so there’s something for everybody.
Paul Buchmann (Coquitlam) took prime honors within the 10 lap Formulation Extremely class and gained the Open Superbike class. Open Superbike 2nd place and quickest lap went to Spero Benias (Vancouver) who shredded the observe at 1:11.735.
The third step went to Darryl Fletcher (Coquitlam). Even with 9 corners and a hairpin, speeds averaged over 103km/h for the 21.2 km race.
For those who suppose pace is just for the fellows your improper.
Summer time Boyne #50 of Surrey gained the Formulation 1:15 Middleweight Thunder Class, averaging a hair beneath 100 km/h over the ten laps (21.2 kms).
Jasmin Benias (Vancouver) ran third within the Light-weight Supersport class. She additionally raced within the Light-weight Superbike/Formulation Basic and misplaced a second podium place by six one hundredths of a second. Troy Burstyk (Surrey) was 1st, Shinichi Furukawa (Surrey) was second, and third went to Rob Tyson (Burnaby).
For those who could be eager about racing or are wish to get entangled as a volunteer, contact Westwood Bike Racing Membership at www.wmrc.ca for particulars.
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