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BSSO 2010 – Round 7: Three Sisters

October 14th, 2010

Three Sisters is a magical track perfect for the autos with some excellent corners. I’m dribbling writing this because it’s our next destination for a Pedstop track day, can’t wait. As usual it was a 5am off for the Pedstop Council House Crew and a quick dash along the M62 for an early scrutineering session with the Preston & District Club. This meeting was different from the norm with the sight of big modern bikes and some race prepped two-strokes in the paddock.

With the year’s BSSO Championship hanging in the balance, Josh only needed to finish fifth in the first race of this, the final round of the series, to take it. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem but due to some added spicy bits and starting at the back of the grid because of the DNF at Cadwell Park Josh would have to work for it. After we all pleaded with him to take it steady he kind of did, kind of. After a long wait race one began and Josh was off taking some valuable places on the start grid and worked his way through the field fitting into gaps that were made for a minimoto. Due to the attendance at the meeting we had only five laps to play with, luckily some positive red mist must have hit home and Josh was quickly in second place overall and first in his class. After nearly fainting from holding my breath Josh crossed the line taking the win. It’s unbelievable to think that we only purchased the Zip as a project at the end of 2009 with no intentions of racing.

I nearly forgot to mention race two which was a blinder, Josh was reassured he was safe to win it or bin it and as always he went out with one intention, winning overall… Josh got off to an amazing start moving up to seventh in half a lap. Dominating the competition looked easy with close racing all the way to the end especially with young gun Joe Ravenscroft who found some more speed on the final lap. Josh took first place overall and finished first in his class making Adrenalin Pedstop’s first year in racing something to be remembered.

I suppose we should do the thank you comments this being the last meeting and maybe some comments on people’s haircuts like Ian Brown’s for example. I’m not sure if he’s more Jimmy Somerville or convict from the Aliens vid but the hat was definitely a good investment.

Adrenalin Pedstop’s race team, thanks to Josh Brown and the Council House Crew took the 2010 BSSO Championship win on a Polini-powered 70cc Piaggio Zip cementing the fact that there are brands other than Malossi with the same power capabilities at almost half the cost, no brainer.

For all you guys and gals that have followed us this year with the thinking of getting involved, take the plunge and get stuck in, you will love it.

Words: Chris Halliday @ Adrenalin Pedstop
Photos & Video: Paul Robinson