Fans lap up the Barry Sheene Festival action

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The riders were on top form at the Barry Sheene Road Race Festival at Oliver’s Mount this weekend.

After an opening day dogged by thunderstorms and heavy showers, the spectators were treated to warm and sunny conditions for most of Sunday’s races.

Mick Goodings goes flat out on the start/finish straight at Oliver's Mount

Mick Goodings goes flat out on the start/finish straight at Oliver's Mount

The fans were able to enjoy the parades in between the many races and they seemed to lap up the thrills and spills.

Driffield’s James Cowton showed his prowess over the weekend with three race wins, two second places and three fastest laps.

Doncaster siblings Mick and Mark Goodings also shone, with five race successes between them and a further three podium finishes.

The first race of Sunday afternoon was the second leg of the combined Syd Barnett 350cc Classic and the Red Rose 250cc Classic, and was held over six laps.

Pete Boast secured victory, finishing 21 seconds ahead of Cumbrian rider Kevin Strowger. These results earned the top two riders the Syd Barnett and Red Rose Trophies respectively.

Speaking after his victory, Boast said: “Oliver’s Mount is a great place and it was fantastic to see so many spectators here.”

Boast also secured victory in the Geoff Barry Classic Suprbike final and when picking up his second trophy, he was quick to hail the racer, who passed away after an accident at the Killinchy 150 in 1977.

“I watched Geoff a lot in the 1970s and he is sadly missed, it is a real honour to win this trophy.”

The winner of the Barry Sheene Trophy was Classic Superbike rider Martin Harrison (pictured left) who was delighted to have claimed the silverware after finishing second in the event last year.

The second race of the day was another combined event, modern solos up to 400cc and the Denis Parkinson 500cc Classic which was won by Alistair Howarth ahead of Mark Goodings and Strowger, while in the 500cc Classic category it was John Fawcett who won, with Martin Lyons second and Billy Lyle third.

Fawcett claimed the Parkinson Trophy while Strowger went on to secure the Red Rose Trophy.

The next event was for Supersport (600cc) machines over eight laps and it was Cowton, who won by 27.125 seconds, Mark Goodings finished second a mere 0.2 of a second ahead of teen ace Tom Weeden.

In race 10, the Barry Sheene Classic Superbike Race, Mick Goodings won ahead of Lincoln rider Jules Croft with Hetton-le-Hole’s Keith Pringle third.

The penultimate event of the programme was a six-lap invitation race which was also won by Mick Goodings, the South Yorkshireman 2.732 seconds ahead of Cowton with Croft third.

The final event of the festival was the second leg of the SuperTwins Race held over six laps, and Dave Bell came home in top spot, Mick Goodings capping a fine weekend with a second-place finish.