Hat-trick Harry and solo ace Kellett shine at Skegness beach racing bash

The 10th annual AMCA Skegness Beach Race had the biggest entry yet.

Harry Walker.
Harry Walker.

Todd Kellett returned to the UK to bag another win in the main solo race.

Producing a smooth Beach Race masterclass, the Drag’on Tek Yamaha rider finished a massive three laps clear of runner-up John Robson and third-placed Tom Neal.

Also adding to their impressive Skegness roll of honour totals, Harry Walker made it a quad race hat-trick whilst Welsh crew Alun Davies and James Ferguson incredibly scored their eighth Skegness sidecars success.

Other riders topping podiums in this frantic weekend were John Robson (clubman), Alex Owen (vets), Jack Beniston (clubman sprint) and Sean Smith (vets sprint).

On a track this year built by Phil Roberts and his team, the weekend started with a 1.5-hour contest for solo clubmen and vets on Saturday morning.

Ater the normal first dune carnage it was Scott Aldridge who broke clear of the massive entry to lead the early exchanges.

Despite only having the 130 th gate pick and never previously finishing a beach race, Scott was on a mission.

By lap two John Robson was in control and there he remained to claim victory ahead of Sean Wainwright and Brad Thornhill.

In the combined quads and sidecars Walker led the early charge with Jamie Morgan, Oliver Sansom, Carl Bunce, Sheldon Seal and Harry Hinkley in tow.

Three laps in and Morgan was to take full advantage and slip into first place when Walker had his route totally blocked off due to major congestion on a dune.

However, Walker came storming back to earn another win on the Lincolnshire beach.

Davies and Ferguson were the first sidecar crew home in 28th place, one spot ahead of runners-up Daniel Lawry and Sam Wilkinson and Keith Halliwell and Gavin Zembrzuki in third.

Sunday saw the big three-hour Skegness race underway as Robson led the charge followed by Todd Kellett, James Wainwright, Liam Knight, Tom Neal, Lee Harrison and Robbie Dowson.

By lap two Kellett had hit the front and there he was to remain.

Robson got home in second and Neal third.