FINAL ROUND OF BRA / PCRA BUCKET RACING CHAMPIONSHIP.
The final round of the 2017 Bucket Racing Championship was run on the GP circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park on Sat. 23rd on a 34 degree? Winters day. After some close and exciting racing the 2017 Champions had to race hard
for their titles.
THE 2017 CHAMPIONS ARE:
60 Jason Dunn Honda RS85cr (Fifth Championship for Jason)
#38 Junior Murphy (BBE Honda CB185)
#43 Keo Watson (Honda CBR125)
#49 Gregory Burt (Honda CBR125)
#666 Shaun Bray (Suzuki GS150)
Congratulations to all the winners and competitors who made it a great season of competitive and exciting racing.
Also many thanks to the Flaggies and officials for putting up with the extremes of weather we experienced this year. Mostly volunteers our racing wouldn’t happen without this group of dedicated enthusiasts.
2017 Bucket One Hour Enduro.
This year’s one hour enduro event was run in cold (5 degs.) and wet conditions. Quite a contrast to the previous day’s championship round which was a mild winter’s day with clear sky and sunshine. Because of poor visibility
and slippery conditions the Le Mans start was abandoned for a normal grid start for safety reasons. A sensible move by the track officials. As well the race was shortened to 45 minutes owing to delays in the previous
However when the race got going there was some excellent racing in all the classes.
Father and son team Ken and Keo Watson on a Honda CBR125 were outright winners taking out the Commuterlite class win as well. This is the first time a Commuterlite has won outright. The #60 Gregory Oates/Tom Harrison team
were the 2nd Commuterlite home followed by father and son team #41 Max and Chris Young (Yamaha YZFR125). #78 Peter Lindsay/Mark O'Toole (Honda CBR125) came home next.
The Motolite class was won by Blair Briggs and the evergreen Michael Child riding Michael's Supermono197. They finished 2nd overall. After leading early in the race the #82 Robert Tisdell / Stuart Ellis Aprilia 150RS duo
finished 2nd in the class and 3rd overall.
Another Father and son team #38 Jim and Junior Murphy (BBE Honda CB185) won the Superlite class after Junior had a almighty tussle with #65 Tim Smith (Honda CB185) for the win getting it by .074 of a second the closest
finish in One hour history. The #8 team of Kurt Wagus/Ian Gregory (Sky Ace 185) struck trouble when in the lead. The resulting lengthy pit stop cost them several laps but they still came in third.
The 2017 One Hour will be remembered for the diabolical weather conditions and some great racing.