A side wind held speeds down on the first day of Straightliners Yorkshire Mile and British National records at Elvington, North Yorks. Having said still three riders achieved personal bests and 8 riders were over the magic 200mph.
Fastest speed of the day was Les Marsh with a credible 241.8mph, the quickest in M-BG -1350
Bob Clegg rode his Kawasaki H2 to 203.1.
After a first run and a bad miss fire problem Steve Bland eventually did 224.7.
Geoff Bland's nitrous GSXR 1000, posted a 180.8
Terry Smith was just shy of 200mph at 197.2
Lee Woodcock rode his 600 Suzuki to 126.5
Ken Gilroy built up to a 174.1 late in the day
Zef Eisenberg just pipped Steve Cambers by 1.7mph, both on ZZR1400 Kawasaki S Zefs best 183.77
Triumph Bonneville riding Hugh Brown's best run was 93.9
After years of preparation for top speed events Neil Conway on his 70s Piper Kawasaki achieved a best of 146.3
The Skyteam Ace of Mick Pitfield ran 66.6
Chris Hawkshaw eventually cracked the 120 barrier with a 122.8 on his turbocharged 650 Bonneville twin
Hoping to eventually take the supercharged Honda 125 to Bonneville Stuart Horn and the team have worked hard through the winter. A new personal best was achieved at 85.2mph, 69 the previous best.
The old style supercharged Triumph twin of Martin Wilmott ran113.3 best.
Trevor Duckworth just cracked the 100mph with 100.3 on his Yamaha engined 3 wheeler but it only just made it the engine detonating and stopping just after the finish line.
James Winter on his Taylor Tuned Lambretta full body was quickest on 105.3 ,Eric Cope not quite living up to his recent form.
Thrust driven Streamliner
Richard Brown brought Jet Reaction for some more development runs his best a 167.5
Turbine wheel powered
Now with a fairing on the Madmax bike Zef Eisenberg best was 218.6.
James Pratt with his Hot Rod was shy of his best posting 92.6.
R1 Yamaha mounted Tom Swales managed 142.8 despite the cross wind.
Other riders achieving personal bests were Dazz Rose 203.4 and Marvin Campbell 207.7.
More action tomorrow at Elvington so let's hope for a more favourable wind.
Written by Paul Cumpstone