Big win for Birtwistle! Indian Motorcycle Flat Track Nationals Round 2 – Race Report
The fantastic purpose-built facility in Lincolnshire, Greenfield Dirt Track, played host to Round Two of the Indian Motorcycle Flat Track Nationals.
Images courtesy of Gary Margerum – Braking Point Images
The Pro Class gave us some spectacular racing as usual with Gary Birtwistle executing a big overtake up the inside on lap one for the lead. Second place was hotly contended throughout the laps which lead to Angus Goff being gradually reeled in by Toby Hales for second place. The final positions being Gary Birtwistle in first place, Toby Hales in Second and Angus Goff taking third place.
Saturday saw the DTRA host the first-ever electric flat track race outside the USA. Racing was close at the front of the pack. Rider Alan Birtwistle dominated the heats and final on his to take the win followed by Jo Banks in second and Colin McCabe third. It was great to get the support of English Electric and Zero Motorcycles who made this class possible and we are looking forward to Round 2 later in the year at the MCN Festival.
The inter class saw the largest entry on the day with over thirty riders battling it out for the top step on the podium. It was Freddie Trott Junior who put in consistent performances all night, and managed to take the win from George Sturgess followed by new comer to the DTRA Chris Northover.