HARLEY Rushton experienced mixed results in round four of the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club Championships at Cadwell Park. Qualifying was held in wet conditions but Rushton successfully qualified fifth for the feature race of the ACU 500 National.

The first race of the weekend was held on a drying track where Rushton took a class win in the 350cc twins race to gain valuable championship points.

The second 350 race saw him fight his way to the front by the start of lap two where he managed to pull away from the competition setting a new class lap record in the process.

This also gave Rushton the overall win in the class, gaining yet more valuable championship points.

The weekend's first two 500 races saw Harley collect two hard-fought fourth places on a bike that wasn’t running ideally, so it was retired from the final race.

This left Rushton to compete in the 500 ACU race aboard his 350 Honda. He was holding a creditable fourth place against much more powerful bikes until the engine expired on lap five.

This brought the Ingleton rider's weekend to a close with two bikes requiring work and a loss of points by not been able to compete in the final 350 club race.

Rushton said: “I am able to take the positives away from this weekend and we had a great day's racing on Saturday.

"My speed was there on the 350, shown by clinching the lap record and the bikes were running great with thanks to Ted Woof, Jon Sunter and my Dad.

"Unfortunately the mechanical problems we suffered don’t portray the massive effort everyone puts in, but this is racing.

"The bikes will be back and ready to race for the next round at Croft on the July 8-9.