The Auto 66 Club held their first meeting this year at Lincolnshire’s Cadwell Park circuit on Sunday and Kilham’s James Cowton was racing there for the first time this year.
He had rides on a Kawasaki ER 650 for the Superlites class, a Honda CBR 600 for the Junior class and a Honda CBR 1000 in the Senior class and this would be the first time Cowton had ridden the CBR 1000.
The weather at Cadwell was nice with sun and a gentle breeze, and Cowton was happy with all three bikes during practice, so his team had little to do to prepare for Sunday’s racing.
He had six races in total for the day and won both Junior races on the CBR600, secured a win and a second place on the ER650 and on the new bike The CBR 1000 Cowton achieved a second and a sixth place.
On the warm-up lap, the CBR 1000 had a misfire, and when Cowton got to start the race the bike cut out leaving him stranded on the line while the rest of the field disappeared out of sight.
The ignition key was at fault but Cowton managed to get the bike running, setting off half-a-lap down on the other competitors.
However, a determined Cowton battled on, eventually catching the rest up in the eight-lap race, and finishing sixth overall, a great achievment to do on the 2.173 mile circuit.
He will be next in action at The NEMCRC meeting at Croft this coming weekend and then at the Olivers Mount National Meeting on April 13 for The Ian Watson Spring Cup
Cowton Racing would like to thank Ken Dobson for the ER650 ride, and Steve Parkin for the CBR 1000 ride.
Any businesses interested in sponsoring Cowton, who is the current Bridlington Free Press Sports Person of the Year, should call 420399.