Southern 100: Drama Filled Sidecar Championship Goes To Founds/Walmsley
There was tales a plenty for competitors to talk about after a drama filled Southern 100 Sidecar Championship race, which saw Pete Founds/Jevan Walmsley become first time three wheeling Billown course champions.
From the beginning of the six lap race, there was drama as Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes made a jump start, and were handed a ten second penalty.
Then more drama arose on lap two, as early pace setters Alan Founds/Jake Lowther made a minor error which dropped them back to seventh. This allowed Founds/Walmsley, John Holden/Lee Cain to move up respectively into first and second place.
Positions out front remained constant on lap three, but early on lap four Silicone Barnes Racing’s Holden/Cain grabbed the race lead.
Soon though Founds/Walmsley were back into the race lead, and by the time the sixth and lap entered the horizon they held a nigh 0.2 of a second advantage over Holden/Cain.
Come the completion of lap six, Founds/Walmsley just did enough to keep at bay Holden/Cain to become Southern 100 Sidecar champions for the first time.
Multi TT rostrum finishers, you could just sense how much it meant to Founds/Walmsley, when they spoke post race about their momentous achievement.
Gallant runner up’s Holden/Cain finished just 0.131 behind Founds/Walmsley, whilst the battle for third was won by Team A.R.C’s Lee Crawford/Scott Hardie.
Early race leaders Alan Founds/Jake Lowther finished fourth, Conrad Harrison/Andy Winkle placed fifth as three wheel roads debutant Michael Russell/Tom Bryant wrapped up the first six finishers.
Remaining race finishers were Michael Kirkup/Arlo Brown, Richard Hackney/Dave Ryder and Shaun Chandler/Ben Chandler.
Road Racing News - Words by Stevie Rial