Welland, Ontario – Niagara Raceway (June 21, 2011) - Taylor Takes Podium and Keeps the Points Lead
Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada-sponsored Donald Taylor scored a hard fought third place in the Open Expert Class Final to keep the points lead he established with his win in the opening round last week.
Taylor was in a tight pack with Doug Lawrence and Chris Evans and the three contenders separated from the rest of the fifteen-rider field. “It was a weird main event”, the six-time champion commented. “The track was well-prepped, but it was a bit slippery and you really had to ride smart and hard. I ran second and was trying to find a way past Doug and I was really pushing him. I left rubber marks on his leathers and his bike and then Evans did the same to me.” Evans pushed Taylor off the groove and into third place where he would remain until race completion.
Doug Lawrence, on the American Harley-Davidson/Kurt Biegger entry, won his first race of the year with Chris Evans on the George Evans Racing bike in second, and Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada’s speedster, Donald Taylor, in third on an XR750 motorcycle prepared by Jim Sehl.
“It was a good night really,” Taylor commented. “I won the lightweight race on the same bike I won on last week, but this was a new bike to me and we still have some work to do. I felt really comfortable on it and I know I’m going to get faster with it. I wasn’t tired after the main event, so I’m back in shape. I do have the points lead, but it’s only one point and I’ve got to admit, it’s tougher than I expected. Lawrence is just flying and I’m really surprised with Chris, but like I say, I’m going to get faster and I hope to start gapping them by mid-season.”
Round three of the Canadian Motorcycle Association 2011 Dirt Track National Championships runs Saturday evening, June 25 at the Niagara Raceway in Welland.
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