On the Slide! Scunthorpe Quad Speedway – Race Report
On Sunday the Scunthorpe Speedway circuit hosted their Amateur Speedway event and with it some spectacular 4 wheeled action from the Quad Speedway guys.
Images courtesy of Ian Rispin
It was a blistering hot day and the track was well prepped as the racers lined up for race one. In the first race Chris Wright grabbed a good start from the outside gate, and held the lead comfortably to take the win with Joe Hodgson taking a lot of roost in 2nd and Mark Hooker 3rd.
In race 2 it was Hodgson’s turn to get the jump into the 1st corner with me Chris Wright 2nd and Mark Hooker 3rd which was how it finished. Mixing it up the race 3 early leader was Mark Hooker who managed to power past Chris Wright on the outside of the 1st corner, but he made a mistake on the second lap and both Wright and Hodgson and squeezed past him to finish Wright, Hodgson, Hooker.
The 4th quad race saw disaster for Hodgson as his bike cut out on the line just as the tapes went up and he couldn’t get it started, leaving Wright leading with Hooker tucked in close behind, Wright led for 3 laps before Hooker came on strong in the 4th corner of lap 4 and cutting back to come up the inside to make it a photo finish on the line which he won by a tyre tred.
In race 5 it was close off the line with Wright and Hodgson side by side into the 1st corner with Wright edging into the lead on the 2nd corner, having to have eyes in the back of his head as Hodgson attacked for the lead in all directions but Wright I managing to hold him off his challengers for the win, and first gate pick as the highest scorer in the final. Wright chose the outside gate, with Hodgson inside him and Hooker on the inside. Wright got off to a great start on a freshly graded track and lead the 1st 2 laps, opting to go for the fast swooping outside line, but coming into lap 3 left the door open by just half a quads width and Hodgson pounced up the inside to take the lead and held it for the win with Wright 2nd and Hooker 3rd.
We will keep you updated with when the next event takes place so watch this Space Quad racers.