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Brits take the classic cake at Daytona

Published: 04 March 2001

Updated: 19 November 2014

British classic racers continued their annual pillage of the AHRMA (America Historic Racing Motorcycle Association) vintage road races at Daytona this week.

In the first day of racing at the famous Daytona International Speedway, Steve Maney took the BEARS race riding his Norton twin while Dave Fabien won the Formula 125 race on a Honda. Fabien also finished third behind another Brit, Tony Smith, in the Battle of Twins two-stroke event. Both riders were Yamaha mounted.

Other prominent Brits were Gary Cotterell who finished second to American Jerry Wood in the Supermono race, and Norton-mounted John Cronshaw who finished runner-up to ex-pat Brit Pat Mooney in the 500 Premier race.

In the second day of racing at the Speedway, Les Trotter finished third in the F500 race on a Seeley. Paul Gaskin was also third in the international two-stroke race riding a Rhinghini.

Cronshaw and Maney scored double wins at the previous Friday’s road races at DeLand airport circuit near Daytona. Other Brits to score wins there included Les Trotter (Formula 250) and Keith Sanderson (Battle of the Twins F3.

The classic races are the prelude to the glamorous Daytona 200 races.

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