HARLEY Rushton won the David Swallow Memorial Trophy for the second time at Oulton Park.

The classic motorcycle event was staged as part of the Wirral 100 meeting.

Things could hardly have started better with the Ingleton racer taking pole position in qualifying by over one second on his Craven Manx Norton.

Rushton got off to a fast start and stormed away to win by 14 seconds.

His second race of the day was a 20-mile feature event for the David Swallow Memorial Trophy.

There was a race-long battle between Harley and his rival Richard Molnar.

Harley held the lead for the majority of the race, passing Molnar back when he tried to take the lead.

After trading places throughout, Harley had the lead into the last lap but a missed gear allowed his rival to draw alongside him into the final corner.

Elbows locked both riders entered the bend. Molnar ran wide through the turn allowing Rushton to pull past him to win by just 0.2 seconds.

Harley was ecstatic about his results. He said: "The last race of the day was a difficult race-long battle. Coming out on top was a great result for me and the team.

"This is the second time I have won the David Swallow trophy race. The bike felt strong and my results showed this. I will try to continue these winning ways for the rest of the race season."