2015 SAVA Tyres
The SAVA Tyres Bucket Nationals was once again run
by the St. George motorcycle club. The event was
held on the
South circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park on Saturday
the 7th November.
After a week of wet weather surprisingly race day
was dry but humid with only a light shower in the
afternoon. Once again the three classes in Buckets
put on a fine display of close exciting racing with
only one rider successfully defending their title.
Pole setters for the three classes:
Motolites SAVA Tyres Bucket Nationals
The defending Motolite Sava Tyres Bucket
Nationals title holder
#6 Jason Dunn (Honda RS85cr) had no intention of
handing over the prize. Jason dominated
qualifying and racing
winning all three races and scoring maximum
NCRR club rider #76 Damien Coppola on
a BBE Honda RS 150 put in a determined effort finishing an impressive second
overall on the booming four stroke.
Lindsay McKay (#81 Honda RS85cr) back out of retirement was stylish and
fast as ever and despite a slight top end
misfire clinched third place holding off a racy
John Olip (#94) riding his aging Moriwaki 85.
Michael Child (#170 Supermono197) came home
Motolite Results for SAVA Tyres Bucket
Superlites SAVA Tyres Bucket Nationals
Tim Smith (#65 Honda CB150) was in devastating form winning 2
races and with his hands on the prize settled
for third place in race Three.
Tim won races one and two but had to fight
tooth and nail to get the wins. A back in form
Ken Lindsay (#2 Honda RCB150) was proving
very difficult to pass and defending title
holder Junior Murphy (#38 BBE Honda CB150)
going to hand it over without a fight.
These three riders battled and swapped places
continuously during the first 2 races. However
in race three the King got the holeshot and was
never headed. The battle raged behind until
Junior broke free of Tim and started to hunt
down Ken and with Ken running wide at the
hairpin allowed Junior to close but the
immaculate #2 bike wasn't to be denied.
Jim Murphy (#62 Jianshe150) finished
fourth and John Olip (#94 Suzuki 100) fifth.
Superlites Results for SAVA Tyres Bucket
Commuterlites SAVA Tyres Bucket Nationals
The CommuterLites once again put on a
great show of close racing with strong
support from the North Coast Road Racers
club who put it up to the regular Sydney
hotshots on the Sydney siders home track.
Once again the popular bike choice is the
Nicholas Miller (#555 Honda
CBR125) started the day with an incredible
qualifying lap of 1:13.491 and went on to
win races one and two after some close
attention from North Coast racers David
Buckton (#45 CBR125) Kyam Buckton (#44
CBR125) Nathan Pither(#47 CBR125) and PCRA
rider Luke Rhodes.
These five riders swapped places
continuously in the three races. In races
one and two Nicholas had a slight edge but
race three was a different story.
First time around in race three it looked
like business as usual with Nicholas leading
#45 David Buckton #18 Luke Rhodes third #47
Nathan Pither fourth and Kyam Buckton fifth.
Lap two #45 David Buckton took the lead with
everyone else holding station. Big change on
lap three Luke Rhodes goes to second and #44
Kyam Buckton moves up two places to third
with Nicholas now at the back of the pack.
Kyam continues his forward drive and passes
David on the last lap to be in front when it
counts at the chequered flag.
Nicholas recovers to get back to third
pushing past Luke who was also passed by
Nathan on the last lap. Great ride by Kyam
as he was at the tail end of the bunch for
two laps but found the pace to win a very
exciting close fought race.
Down the field the dicing was no less
ferocious with newcomer #73 Andrew Lewer
mixing it up more seasoned campaigners.
Commuterlites Results for SAVA Tyres Bucket
Table for SAVA Tyres Bucket Nationals
#2 King Kenny
(Honda RCB150) leads #38 Junior Murphy (Big Bang Engines Honda CB150)
and eventual winner #65 Tim Smith. After
some great racing Tim lifted the Superlite
prize to be 2015 Superlite Sava Tyres Bucket
Nationals title holder..
Jason Dunn was uncatchable on the day and
clinched the Motolite SAVA Tyres Bucket
Nationals Title for the second year in a row. Jason won all
three races giving him the perfect score.
Commuterlites in action #44 Kyam Buckton
winner of race 3 (3rd overall) and Natan
Pither (5th. Overall) were part of the
armada from the North coast. All bikes from
the North were immaculately turned out.
#94 John Olip (Moriwaki85) and #76 Damien
Coppola (BBE Honda CBR150) Motolites in
close company. Damien finished 2nd and John
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