by Rob Wilton
Covid has shut down BC Video games over the previous 18 months and Westwood Motorbike Racing Membership (WMRC) is not any exception.
Race director Paul Ludwig stated the membership was solely capable of arrange 4 races this 12 months and 6 September was the final for the season.
Westwood Racing Membership was based in 1959, however misplaced their house monitor in 1990 as a result of Coquitlam land growth. After surviving 10 years with no house monitor, members started operating at Mission Raceway Park in 2001 and are nonetheless there at present.
They’re wanting ahead to the total calendar of racing subsequent season, says Ludwig.
From the Open Novik and 250 Manufacturing to the 600 SuperSport and Open Tremendous Bike lessons, Sunday’s WMRC Spherical 4 occasion featured a race for each talent degree. The morning clouds threatened however broke, and at lunchtime spectators and runners alike had been having fun with the solar and the outside, conserving a protected distance.
The Components Extremely and Open Superbike class are probably the most highly effective machines on the monitor and a few say probably the most thrilling to observe. However whereas 1000cc bikes outweigh actual property, 250cc and 600cc bikes are inclined to outperform, so there’s one thing for everybody.
Paul Buchman (Coquitlam) took high honors within the 10 lap Components Extremely class and received the Open Superbike class. Open Superbike second place and quickest lap went to Spero Benias (Vancouver) who reduce the monitor at 1:11.735.
The third transfer went to Darryl Fletcher (Coquitlam). Even with 9 corners and one hairpin, the pace averaged over 103 km/h for the 21.2 km run.
In case you suppose pace is just for boys then you might be mistaken.
Summer time Boyne #50 of Surrey received the Components 1:15 middleweight thunder class, averaging a hair below 100 km/h in 10 laps (21.2 km).
Jasmine Benias (Vancouver) completed third within the light-weight supersport class. He additionally raced within the Light-weight Superbike/Components Traditional and misplaced his second podium spot by six hundredths of a second. Troy Burstick (Surrey) was in first place, Shinichi Furukawa (Surrey) was in second place, and Rob Tyson (Burnaby) was in third place.
If you’re occupied with racing or want to get entangled as a volunteer, contact Westwood Motorbike Racing Membership at www.wmrc.ca for particulars.
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