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Crosswinds curtail speeds at Straightliners 'Top Speed' event at Elvington, North Yorks

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

P~BG ~1000
Bob Clegg rode his Kawasaki H2 to 203.1.

P~BG ~1350
After a first run and a bad miss fire problem Steve Bland eventually did 224.7.

P~F~1000
Geoff Bland's nitrous GSXR 1000, posted a 180.8

P~G~1650
Terry Smith was just shy of 200mph at 197.2

P~P~ 650

Lee Woodcock rode his 600 Suzuki to 126.5

P~ P~1350
Ken Gilroy built up to a 174.1 late in the day

P~P~1650
Zef Eisenberg just pipped Steve Cambers by 1.7mph, both on ZZR1400 Kawasaki S Zefs best 183.77

P~PG~650
Triumph Bonneville riding Hugh Brown's best run was 93.9

P~CF~1350
After years of preparation for top speed events Neil Conway on his 70s Piper Kawasaki achieved a best of 146.3

M~PG~175
The Skyteam Ace of Mick Pitfield ran 66.6

A~PBG~650
Chris Hawkshaw eventually cracked the 120 barrier with a 122.8 on his turbocharged 650 Bonneville twin

MPS~BG~125
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.

APS~VBF~500
The old style supercharged Triumph twin of Martin Wilmott ran113.3 best.

AT~G~350
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.

Scooters
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.

Gaz lakester
James Pratt with his Hot Rod was shy of his best posting 92.6.

Wheelie class
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

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