MICHAEL Dibb has won the Barry Sheene Festival of Speed run over the March 15-17 weekend.
A huge field of machines contested all classes, but it was Dibb on the T-Rex Harris Honda which took out the ‘Feature’ event.
Shaun Giles was the man to beat early on but a crash in the first race on Sunday put the Former Suzuki factory racer out of play for the rest of the meeting, a shame because seeing Giles ride the big Suzuki Katana is a sight indeed.
Fellow Katana rider Leo Cash finished second overall in the Sheene, with Andrew Lind on a Kawasaki 1200.
Sunday was the main day for spectator numbers, with classic race fans treated to trade stands, club displays, and of course the fantastic sights and sounds of classic race bikes. Part of the festival was the ongoing Trans Tasman Challenge between the Kiwis and the Aussies.
New Zealand once again showed its dominance, winning the challenge with 204 points to Australia’s 187. Modern and classic sidecars were also featured on the drawcard with the team of Souter and Rowe doing the winning on the track and in the Modern F1 class.
A big pat on the back has to go to the Post Classic Racing Association of NSW for the way the event is organised, with the BSFOS becoming a huge part of the classic road racing year.