By Dick Law. As the first day of racing came to a close at the AMCA’s annual Skegness beach race, Harry Walker climbed on to the top step of the quad race podium while the pairing of Alun Davis and Jayden Bowman won the sidecar event.
“I had a good couple of laps at the start of the race,” said quad winner Walker. “The leader was Oliver Samson and he made a big mistake at the far end of the circuit which let me into the lead. From then on, I just kept pushing and pushing. The bike was running awesome and I felt good so it’s great to win.”
Samson hung on to second place, all be it a lap down, and despite a crash on the last lap, and was the only other rider managing to stay at Walkers pace.
Jonny McKnight made the trip over from Northern Ireland worthwhile as be brought his machine home in third place.
The small entry of sidecars where struggling with the narrow track and with the way it rutted up with nowhere for a rest but in the end David Petty with passenger Adam Capewell finished second, two laps down on the winner, with Richard Chandler and Peter Lawry third.
Earlier on in the day and in the pouring rain James Wainwright dominated the clubman class winning that race by a whole lap. Jake Edey, who is still making a comeback from injury, was second with Ben Coleman third just over two minutes behind Edey.
Brad Thornhill was a distant fourth and was chased over the finish line by John Robson and Ryan Crowder.
John Littler won the vets over forties from Nigel Travis and Keith Staines. But tomorrow in the big race with over 140 solo riders go for it for three hours for a chance of the £1000 first prize.