Allcomers have a blast at final sprint
By: Alan Turner
Bernie White completed some eight-second runs on his Douglas SW6 with a best of 8.21 and a 80mph terminal speed.
Andrew Taylor, on his hill-climbing Ariel ‘Badger’ was more than a second in arrears. Roger Pailes was best of the postwar category, with a three-tenths advantage over Don Daly on his Manx Norton.
Andrew’s Ariel was ideal for the tight turns and he was a second in front of Daniel Newman’s MOV Velocette. Don Daly eased his Norton around, beating Tony Sergeant’s Triumph to top the later bikes.
Peter Allum was spoilt for choice with a Hagon Triumph sprint bike for the straight line event and a smart Tribsa road bike for the twisty element.