Led by Gordon Crockard, Team Northern Ireland scored a narrow victory over Team Wales in the super competitive Evo Team races during the weekend. The three favourites, USA, Belgium and Great Britain were pushed down into third, fourth and fifth positions.
With his mother being Irish, Neville Bradshaw was a strong part of the NI quartet and good backing from Thomas Merton and Trevor Cubitt was enough to give the under dogs a slender five points advantage at the end of four furious races.
Team USA rider Mike Brown dominated the class with four hard fought wins and were second after the first moto on Saturday behind Belgium. However, the deficit was too big as both the winners and Wales packed their three point scoring riders into top ten positions and effectively halved their first moto tally in the remaining three six lap encounters.
In the secondary Twin shock competition British teams crowded the podium with Team South West taking a comfortable victory from England and the North of England. The winning team of Wayne Butt, Luke Hill, Lance Marshall and Terry House went into the final moto with a sixteen point advantage and when they packed the top ten positions they were able to celebrate before leaving the track.
Full results are available on the www.mylaps.com website.
Our picture shows the victorious team courtesy of Dave Rich.