Westonzoyland Sprint

Published: 07:31AM Jul 10th, 2014
By: Alan Turner
The NSA (Southern Section) was blessed with better weather for the second of its two day meetings at the Somerset venue. As ever, a fascinating variety of machinery made its way up the quarter-mile course...
 Westonzoyland Sprint

Gradually, Tim Howell has been steadily improving his BSA A65-based bike

Peter Thomas raced a BSA C15-powered Hagon grass track bike. With a suitable change of rubberware, it took him to an 18.33/72mph best over the two days. Justin Newell must have one of the best-preserved, over-the-counter Hagon sprint bikes. Now fitted with a supercharged and much modified Triumph, he ran 10.49/132mph, but improved on Sunday to 10.34/133mph. Andy Forward was having yet another go at exorcising the demons of the Impulse sprint sidecar. He reported steps in the right direction as he also enjoyed more straightforward outings on his lean and low Morado Triumph. Tim Howell's unusual choice of power is a BSA A65, which receives a considerable boost from supercharging. By Sunday, he had whittled his time down to 11.76, but had also run a 120mph terminal.

Douglas-mounted Henry Body, although quickest of the Vintage riders, was running some way off his class record time. John Young appeared on Saturday only, with his 500 Triumph-JAP. The Tottenham manufacturer was provided the  power-plants for Roy Siddall's New Imperial and Peter Thomas's OK-Supreme.

Responses to “ Westonzoyland Sprint”

Current Issue: June 2015

Issue June 2015

Flight of fancy: Wooler's Fab Four
Not so odd OEC: Solidly made single
An Ariel alternative: The forgotten 500cc twin
Sunbeam Motorcycle Club: The 76th Pioneer run
The London to Brighton extravaganza
Zundapp GS350
Trio of Ariel Leaders
AJS Big Port restoration guide
1925 Victory Trial


PLUS:

Buy this issue now

• Next issue on sale: June 5, 2015

Issue 42-06

Issue 42-06
June 2015

Where legends come to life

Subscribe and get this issue

Buy it now facebook Sample on-line

Other News

TT Superstar Set For Stafford October

TT Superstar Set For Stafford October

John McGuinness, the 21 times TT winner, has been confirmed as guest of honour for October’s classic bike event in ...

Read More »

Geoff Duke: 1923-2015

Geoff Duke: 1923-2015

He’s one of the greatest ever to have graced the TT and now Geoff Duke has completed his final lap ...

Read More »

View all...

Advertisements

Related magazines:

The Classic MotorCycle MSL Magazine Twist & Go magazine

 

Use our handy tool to find your nearest stockist!
Find your nearest Stockist

Advertising Deadline:

July issue - May 15, 2015

August issue - June 12, 2015

Book advertising here

Next Issue Out:

June 5, 2015