Terry House leads closely fought Veterans Championship
18 August 2010Go Back With a win and a second place, Dextra Crescent Suzuki rider, Terry House leads the British Veterans Championship after the opening round at Farleigh Castle last Sunday. After trailing Kawasaki rider, Brian Wheeler (pictured) by more than one and a half seconds in the normal Timed training session, House won the opening moto by nearly eight seconds from Greg Hanson (Kawasaki) who was a pre event favourite, mainly by the knowledgable race day fans who lined the circuit, remembering his 1991 Maybug Scramble win on the same circuit. Yamaha mounted Ricky Hanson followed his Cousin home in the first race, demoting Wheeler down to fourth.
During the two hour gap between races, Wheeler spent most of his time walking parts of the circuit and found some smooth lines and this paid dividends as he led the second moto from start to finish, apart from one lap at half distance when Mark Broadbelt (Suzuki) temporarily took over. With the knowledge that a second place would be enough to take overall victory, House challenged for the lead but at three quarter distance of the 20 minute moto looked to settle for second place and a total of 47 points - four ahead of Wheeler, who in turn is one in front of Hanson.
The Farleigh Castle circuit was specifically chosen by ACU Events for the opening round of the Vets championship and the series will come to a climax at the equally famous Hawkstone Park circuit in early October.
Plans are already afoot to increase the series to three, or possibly four rounds in 2011.