Burnley’s Simon Edmondson only needs 13 points to win the East Midland Racing Association Mini Twins Championship after round five at Mallory Park.
Edmondson enjoyed another good day’s racing on Sunday, claiming his seventh-consecutive race win, before taking a second place.
On his NPMC Suzuki 650, he started race one in the middle of the second row, and was third in class, and fifth overall, as he entered Gerard’s, before the red flags came out, stopping the race after a major crash.
After a restart, with main rival Gary Ardens out of the race, Edmondson had a big chance to increase the gap between the pair, and made it count.
After a few laps getting past a number of Honda CB500s, he passed Jonathan Wells on the run up to Edwina’s, got his head down and broke away to take an unexpected win by a healthy margin.
Arden patched up his bike in time for race two, but despite Edmondson starting on the front row, Arden had the bit between his teeth and got past with two laps to go.
So Edmondson, with 30 points on offer for a race win, 24 for second and 20 for third, just needs 13 from the remaining two races at the last round, again at Mallory Park, on September 13th.
The 36-year-old won the East Midland Racing Association Mini Twin class back in 2013 in his second full season.
Simon represented his hometown club at cricket in the Lancashire League - as did his father and brother.