Cadders Championship Climax
Dean "Deano" Stimpson wrapped up the 2013 DFDS Yamaha Past Masters championship win in the first race of the weekend at a damp and tricky Cadwell Park, clearing off from pole position and taking enough points to make his overall tally for the season unassailable.
Deano then sat out the rest of the meeting, although it's not clear if this was to let the rest of the field get more of a look in for a winners pot, or maybe a thick head after a night of celebration!! Having already advertised his immaculately prepared and maintained bike for sale might have had something to do with this too, especially as the conditions looked like being difficult and variable for the rest of the weekend. It will be interesting to see what 2014 brings for our championship winner – it's already known that staying with two strokes is on the cards, but it's not 100% clear which bike or championship he's going to be heading for.
Ben "Smiley" Miles and Andy "Bush" Davies lifted the remaining main class trophies in the first race, with Ben taking the win in wet conditions in the first race on Sunday. Doug "BBQ" Edmondson chased him to the line just half a second or so back, with Marc "Mungo" Prentice making an immediate impact at the sharp end with a maiden third place finish in his first meeting of the year. Yep, he can still do the business, even after a bit of a lay off due to financial issues. The front two positions were then reversed in the final race of the weekend, with Doug pulling out a big gap over Ben and Mungo once again taking third place a couple of tenths behind at the line.
Over in Clubman Cup corner, Zebra Andy took a win and a couple of seconds, with Dick "The Barber" Sawyer bouncing back from a first race DNF to take a couple of third places on Sunday. Chris Dowling nabbed second on Saturday, while Mungo's sharp end performance in the overall race was clearly enough to also lift two winners trophies in the clubman class too. Paul "Tenpin" Bowling, Paul "Whitters" Whitby and Kevin "Amplifier" Marshall scrapped it out lower down in the field, and it now looks like the overall second spot behind championship winner DTB will come from one of these three – Tenpin currently has a 6 point lead over Whitters, with just the final round at Brands Hatch to go.
Matt "Not A....." Barber took the first win for the boys that started the season in orange rookie bibs, but Peter "Moot" Moore bounced back by taking first place in both races on Sunday. Matt now holds a 29 point lead in the class championship, so barring a crash or a mechanical at Brands in the final round it looks like the overall trophy is heading home with the #6 bike.
Final Round: October 5th & 6th – Brands Hatch Indy