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Lancaster raceway at East Kirkby saw long standing record broken and another established on 18th/19th June. 


Michael Austin broke the Road Legal over 1000cc record on his ZZR1400 which had stood for many years to our computer wizz Martyn Greathead. 

The oldest machine at the meeting, the Levis 250 of Shaun Walker, established a record and then proceeded to break it a couple more times improving from 23mph to 47mph as he got used to unfamiliar controls. 

Shaun Walker on his vintage Levis 250


Dick Craven ran some good numbers on his pair of Vincents. Some good 60 foot times put down by Dick but usually with the front wheel pawing the air and him heading towards the centre line or in one case just managing to circumnavigate the 60 foot beam transmitter! 

Adrian Sanders was just shy of a 100mph pass with his rapid and immaculate Yamaha RD 200 managing 99mph. 

Paul Priestley seems to have found reliability at last with his Lambretta not missing a beat all day to take Scooter best time. 

Colin Fallows had an interesting ex Derek Parnell Vellocette 250 though without the help of his son with set up Colin struggled with a persistent misfire. 

Alan "ALAN" Tinnion rode 3 machines squeezing impossibly quick times out of all of them with cracking and consistent 60foots though not managing to break any records though getting pretty close. The most impressive was ringing a 9.98sec run out of a 600 Yamaha. To put that into perspective Phil Wood ran a 9.08 on his turbo Busa in Superstreet class. 

Martin Baverstock had an expensive sounding engine problem with his supercharged Kawasaki judging by the smokey end to his run and the state of the spark plug. 

Trevor Duckworth managed a 100mph run on his Yamaha 3 wheeler. The fettling technicians at the TT, Paul and Phil, had finally got the air shift/ignition kill working properly after much head scratching rewiring and dismantling of parts and a bit of desperate lateral thinking. 

Jim Cross, on the final run of the day, ran the fastest 60 foot of the weekend on his nitrous 500 Suzuki. A 1.50 leading into a 9.79 at 136mph at the quarter. Probably class that as a perfect run! 

Write up and photos by Paul Cumpstone.

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