Canada Heights Wrap up. British Sidecarcross Championships Finale – Preview
The final round of the 2017 Maxxis British Sidecarcross championships and Cromwell Trucks British Quad championships will be hosted this weekend by the Sidcup MCC at their Canada Heights circuit near Swanley in Kent.
Words by Chris Helm – Images courtesy of John William Cook
In the sidecar class defending champion Stuart Brown and his passenger Joe Millard hold a comfortable lead of thirty two points over Brett Wilkinson / Dan Chamberlain. Stuart and Joe haven’t been beaten in England since the end of May and appear to be on track to give Stuart his fifteenth title and Joe his first.
Wilkinson / Chamberlain have got over their mid season injuries and also by changing from Mega engines to Zabel their machine reliability problems have gone away. They will be trying their hardest this weekend to win but Brown might have other ideas.
In third place is the Irish driver Gary Moulds with his English passenger Steve Kirwin who since they teamed up at the beginning of this year have surprised a lot of people with their performances. They won the opening round and have been in third place since round two when they suffered mechanical problems in race two and did not score. Not only are they in third place they also lead the Experts class which is contested in the same races. Only four points behind Moulds are Kinge / Humphrey.
The Cromwell Trucks British Quad championship is led by Mark McLemon who is just one point ahead of ex champion Paul Holmes. The battle for third place is a three way affair with just fifteen points separating David Cowan, Carl Bunce and Leon Rogers. With the top of the table so close the racing will be close and hard fought.
As well as the six championship races for sidecars and quads there will be three races for solos.
Practice starts at 09.00 hrs with the first race due off at 10.30. Admission is £10 with children and car parking free. The Canada Heights circuit is situated in Button Street, Swanley, Kent and the nearest postcode is BR8 8DX.