Scottsdale’s Craig Johnston needs just three of the 100 points on offer at Symmons Plains on Sunday, to win his class of the annual four-round Tasmanian Interclub Road Racing series.
The series sees members of the Tasmanian Motorcycle Club and Sports Riders Club of Tasmania compete at Baskerville and Symmons Plains.
Riders have to compete at each track at least once to be eligible for a trophy.
Johnston races in the up-to-500cc historic class and has 280 points from the first three rounds, with second-placed John Kranz, of Hobart, on 182, 10 points ahead of Tony Dykes, also of Hobart.
The open historic class winner is already decided – James Ryan, of Sheffield, has a maximum 300 points and can not be beaten.
Things are closer in the modern open class where Hobart's Brett Simmonds holds a teasing 59-point lead over Ulverstone’s Kurt Suschames.
Mark Delanty, of Hobart, is third, on 156 points, but is only 12 points clear of Launceston’s Cody Travers, who is finishing the season strongly.
Jason Spencer, of Launceston, on 281 points, has all but claimed the modern 600 crown from Hobart’s Marcus Delaney, on 199.
The lites class has enjoyed bumper grid numbers all season and Hobart's Jeremy Huddlestone sits comfortably atop of the 24-rider points table on 263.
Fellow Hobartian, and current Australian 125GP champion Taran Ocean, is second, on 215 points, with Riverside’s Nathan Greene the only other rider to have scored more than 200 points, third, on 205.
Martin Long, of Hobart, has a 21-point lead over James Gibson, of Launceston, in the pre-modern open class, but the gap is by no means secure, as Gibson scored his 200 points after competing in just two of the three completed rounds.
With a five-point difference between first and second, Gibson can steal victory if he wins all four races on Sunday and Long finishes lower than second just once.
Sunday’s racing is actually two race meetings in one as it is also the final round of the Tasmanian Motor Cycle Club championship.
Only points scored by TMCC members count towards trophies in this series.
A canteen will operate all day, racing starts about 9am and spectator entry is free.
- WHAT: Final round of the Tasmanian Interclub Road Racing Series.
- WHERE: Symmons Plains.
- WHEN: Sunday, November 11, from 9am.
- HOW MUCH: Spectator entry free.