Chris Czora reports on the Teme Valley meeting at Boraston on Sunday 19th June whilst Basil Lello provides the images.
The popular circuit at Boraston, South Shropshire has been a mainstay on the AMCA calendar for over 25 years, and on Sunday the circuit was in action as Teme Valley welcomed the South Shropshire group. The fast, undulating circuit is popular with both riders and spectators, and Sunday was no exception with full gates in many classes and a packed car park.
Despite the dry, sunny weather there was remarkably little watering carried out prior to the event, although an innovative sprinkler system kept dust at bay in the twisty woodland sections. Despite the circuit ending up quite dusty it was by no means dangerous, with the club having a water bowser on hand to tackle the worst of the dust.
There was a new addition to the programme on Sunday, as Teme Valley staged a Veterans race. The class was well received with a full gate of riders, and some spectacular racing on offer, none more so than from David Livesey and Graham Nickin. The AMCA Veterans championship aces battled for the lead across the three races, with little separating the two riders. The opening two races saw Nicklin get better starts than his rival Livesey, but Livesey looked the stronger rider, and was able to pass Nicklin to secure the opening two race wins, en route to overall victory. However Livesey was denied a clean sweep of wins as Nicklin, who currently leads the Veterans championship, managed to snatch the final race win as he secured second overall. Whilst KTM mounted Robin Davies rarely challenged at the front, some fast starts set him apart from the rest of the pack, with a comfortable third overall, following the leading duo home in each of the three races.
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