Fast Times at Dardanup
It was great conditions for the first TT at Dardanup resulting in some excellent performances across the board. None better than Busselton’s Erin Kinnealy who posted one of the fastest female times ever recorded with an amazing 24.41, chicking the majority of the field in the process.
There were good numbers out including a few having their first attempt at time trialling or their first attempt for a while. This included the enthusiastic local Tim Giumelli who put in a strong ride without TT bars recording 28.56. Fellow group 3 riders Steve Camarri and Mark Thomas were also both just under the 29 minute mark and showing good improvement.
Ian Kugler made the trip over from Boyup Brook and once again rode strongly recording 27.58 without TT bars. Meanwhile out in front Liesl Swart was showing good form from the track and a much higher cadence than a new/old face Lindsay Allan.
Dean Richards completed one of his first TT’s and performed well recording just on 30 minutes.
Brent Allan did not enjoy getting passed by Erin but could still be pleased with a 26.09 while Ben Hastie showed great improvement recording 26.03 a few seconds in front of Harrison Wood while our Kermit representative Dave Matters posted 26.01 a strong ride without TT bars.
The ever consistent Denny Teede put in his usual strong performance recording 25.42 just in front of Bernie Swart who will be looking to improve over the season as he regains his former fitness levels.
Nicholas Lawler posted a no fuss 24.06 showing studying hasn’t affected his fitness too badly. Mike Sleegers was just in front in 24.03 missing out on dinner with no personal best. In contrast LJ flew around the circuit revelling in the conditions to break 23 minutes posting fastest time for the night in 22.53 in front of Connor in 23.10.
Fastest of the juniors was Mian Grimbeek posing as a young SW JETS rider and recording 13.57 for the one lap. Harrison Lawler got the better of Courtland Wood for once and no doubt they will have good rivalry over the season.
Geoff DeChaneet was lamenting a lack of fitness but still recorded a respectable 15.35 for the lap while Alex Hastie and Isabella Commons both showed good determination and recorded great times for their age.
Many thanks to Suzanne and Brian for running the event and Robbie Commons for taking the drinks out. The next TT in the series will be at Dardanup again on Wednesday 3rd December.