After an incident free practice session the ‘real’ action got underway with the second leg of the Syd Barnett Trophy race for 350cc classic machines over six laps.
Paul Coward got the hole-shot into Mere Hairpin, but it was Ryan Farquhar who was ahead of the field and the end of the opening lap followed by Paul Coward and Bob Price. Positions remained the same on the second and third laps, with the leader widening the gap. Doug Snow moved into third spot on the fourth circuit.
Ryan took the chequered flag 2.127 seconds ahead of Paul Coward with Doug Snow third.
After the lunch break it came the third leg of the 600cc modern machines race over eight laps.
Ryan Farquhar was again in pole position, but it was Mike Russell who got the hole-shot and was first into Mere Hairpin, but it was Farquhar who was in front at the end of the first lap. Russell only got as far as Memorial before the machine cried enough and he had to retire! Jules Croft and Richard Gibson were battling for second spot.
Lap three and Ryan had a problem and was down in third with Gibson leading Croft by 1.4 seconds.
Half distance and Farquhar was up to second and closing on race leader Gibson.
Lap five and positions were the same. Two-thirds distance and Ryan is right with Richard going into Mere Hairpin side by side.
Lap seven and Farquhar was back in front and a lap later took his twelfth race victory of the weekend. Richard Gibson was second and Jules Croft third.
Next up was the second leg of the Denis Parkinson Trophy for 500cc Classic machines.
Peter Branton got the hole-shot into Mere Hairpin, although Olie Linsdell was in the lead at the end of the lap being chased by Ryan Farquhar, who broke the lap record on the second circuit as he closed the gap to half a second.
The lap record was again lowered on the third lap by Farquhar as he chased after Linsdell.
Positions remained the same on the half distance lap and the fifth circuit, although the gap had shortened with yet another record lap by the Ulsterman.
Lap seven and Farquhar was in front and went on to take the chequered flag.
Next up was the third leg of the 1000cc modern machines, as once again Ryan Farquhar took up his position on pole for the eight lap race.
Keith Pringle got the hole-shot into Mere and led at the end of the first lap with Farquhar in second position.
Ryan was within four-tenths of a second of leader Pringle at the end of the second circuit.
Lap three and Farquhar was in front with Keith Pringle now second and Richard Gibson third.
Half distance and positions remained the same, as they did on the fifth lap, although Gibson was closing on Pringle.
Farquhar’s lead at two-thirds distance was four seconds, as Pringle and Gibson continued the battle for second place.
Positions remained the same for the penultimate lap and Ryan took his fourth chequered flag of the day at the end of the eighth lap.
The next race was the first leg of the Classic Superbikes, for the Barry Sheene Trophy.
Gary Thwaites took the hole-shot in front of the two Paton’s of Farquhar and Linsdell.
At the end of the opening lap of eight, it was Farquhar, Linsdell and Thwaites. A lap later it was still the same, but Linsdell was closing down Farquhar.
No changes on lap three or four, but the gap was down to two-tenths of a second as Olie broke the Classic Superbike lap record.
Lap five and Linsdell was in the lead by 0.7 of a second. Two-thirds distance and Farquhar was back in front by 0.3 of a second and another lap record in the bag for the Ulsterman.
Farquhar was still leading at the end of the penultimate lap and went on to take the chequered flag ahead of his Paton rival Linsdell.
The third leg of the National 400cc class was next, with double winner of Saturday Lee Vernon in pole.
David Guiney got the hole-shot and led at the end of the opening lap of eight, but a lap later it was Lee Vernon who was in the lead at the end of the second lap and went on to win by more than 13 seconds.
Race twenty the second leg for 350cc Classic Machines for the Red Rose Trophy,
Bob Price got the hole-shot in what was a much depleted grid of only five riders.
Doug Snow led at the end of the opening lap from Bob Price and Geoff Hadwin.
Bob Price retired on the third lap, letting Geoff Hadwin into second place, as Doug Snow went on to win by 65 seconds with Geoff Hadwin second and Grant Sellars third.
Race twenty-one the fourth leg of the 600cc modern class, saw Ryan Farquhar once again in pole position for this eight lap event.
Richard Gibson got the hole-shot ahead of Farquhar and Pringle.
At the end of the opening lap it was Gibson, Farquhar and Croft.
Gibson’s advantage half a second. Gibson was still in the lead at the end of the second lap.
Farquhar was in front a lap later, and went on to win by 6.6 seconds from Richard Gibson with Jules Croft third.
The race for the second leg of the Classic 500cc machines and fourth leg of the National 400cc race were combined and run over six laps.
Lee Vernon took the ‘400’ win with Olie Linsdell taking the Classic 500 honours.
The penultimate race of the day and the meeting, the second leg of the Barry Sheene Trophy saw Gary Thwaites and John MacFarlane share the hole-shot into Mere Hairpin, but it was Ryan Farquhar who headed the field at the end of the opening lap, two seconds ahead of Thwaites with Olie Linsdell third on the second Paton twin.
Lap two and Linsdell was through to second and only a tenth of a second behind the flying Ryan, with Gary Thwaites now third.
Lap three and it was still Ryan with a similar gap between the duelling Italian twins.
Next lap and positions were the same as the paired diced side by side.
Lap five and the Ulster rider was still in front by a machines length and at two-thirds distance the gap was similar two-tenths of a second as they started their penultimate lap, with Gary Thwaites in a safe third.
The leading pair started their final lap still separated by that two-tenths of a second and crossed the line in that order with Gary Thwaites third and 2008 winner John MacFarlane fourth.
The final race of the day the fourth leg of the National 1000cc class for modern machines and once again the pole sitter Ryan Farquhar snatched the hole-shot by a whisker from Richard Gibson, even so Farquhar was leading at the end of the first of the eight laps.
Lap two and Farquhar’s lead was up to one and a half seconds from Gibson with Keith Pringle third.
Lap three and the gap had more than doubled to 3.3 seconds, at half distance and the gap was eight seconds!
The high-speed demonstration continued for another four laps, when Ryan Farquhar took the final chequered flag of the day and his eighteenth of the meeting. Eighteen race starts – eighteen victories and 43 in total at Oliver’s Mount!
Lee Vernon scored four wins from four starts and Olie Linsdell and Doug Snow were the other race winners.