Well the sun shone, the turnstiles clicked with a big crowd in Brandon, and the meeting was run very slickly, the auction saw some big bids and everyone went home happy at Bomber’s Big Bang on Sunday.
So much hard work had gone into the event and it all proved worthwhile in the end . 12 months after the rain had caused the staging of the event to be called off. A year later all the elements were in Chris’s favour with a better line-up , good weather and a good turn out from sponsors and fans alike.
Out on track the proceedings started with 6 Young Lions races at 500, 250 and 125cc levels and the kids were given a rousing reception after their races.
After the parade Chris zoomed up into the referee’s box to start heat one which had two re-starts after the tapes were broken first time out then, as if planned by the riders to play Chris up , no one dropped their clutch when the tapes rose !!
The races had no real delays with riders out for the next heat straight away as soon as the last race finished ….which was much appreciated by the large crowd.
The Young Lions had their final races in each section after the interval with the crowd giving all 12 of them deserved applause as they rode back to the pits
It was then back to the main event with some cracking racing with the Nikki Pedersen races with Ed Kennett and Craig Cook superb action .
The lads then raced off in four finals with the D final won by Kenneth Hansen , Richie Worrall taking the C Final, Andreas Jonsson the B Final and the A final honours went to Jason Doyle ahead of Nikki P, Rory Schlein and Scott Nicholls.
Kryzysztof Kasprazak took the fastest time award whilst Jason Doyle was voted by the sponsors as Rider of the meeting.
After the presentations the proceedings moved to the understand bar for the auction where the body colours, three programmes signed by all the riders, an old race suit and helmet of Bombers were auctioned off with some amazing bidding on some items.
Chris reflected on a great day, “ I can’t thank everyone enough for making my big day such a success. All the riders were magnificent and put on a great show. The sponsors were unbelievable and the fans turned out in big numbers with the sun shining all afternoon. “
“My testimonial committee all did a first class job and put in so much hard work on my behalf and I must thank them all . My fiancée Emma-Louise was unbelievable –a true work machine and without her this would never have happened.”“Thank you one and all!”