INGLETON's Harley Rushton continues to lead the national Classic Racing Motorcycle Club Championship (CRMC).

After leading after the first two rounds, Rushton, 24, had more success in third round which took place last weekend at Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire.

This CRMC circuit is a firm favourite for many riders, including Harley.

The weekend's on-track action was in two halves with a washout on Saturday, leading to extremely wet races.

However, the skies cleared Sunday and the conditions were dry and near perfect to race in.

Rushton said the Saturday races were all about damage limitation, as he just wanted to some points in the races where a mistake could be easy.

Rushton did just that to take two second places aboard the Craven Honda 350 in the atrocious weather.

He also managed to qualify in seventh place on the Craven Manx Norton for Sunday's ACU 500 race.

Sunday brought clear skies and warm weather, which was better for the racing.

Rushton had two cracking races on the Craven Honda 350, taking two outright race wins after some close battles at the front.

The Ingleton rider managed to beat some very experienced racers as he set the pace, edging closer to lap record times.

After two solid races in the morning on the Craven Manx in the 500 club races where Harley got a seventh and eighth place finish, he improved his times all day. Unfortunately, in the 500 ACU race after an overtake on his teammate on the final lap, Rushton lost the rear of the Craven Manx coming over the Gooseneck and crashed out of the race.

Rushton was fine albeit battered and bruised, but the bike was not repairable.

Overall, Rushton was pleased with the weekend's racing saying: “I'm really pleased with the great results, extending my championship lead in the 350 twins standings is what we set out to do and with some tough riding over the weekend I did just that.

“The Craven Honda was running faultlessly, and I couldn’t thank the team enough for that.

“The crash was a disappointment, but I didn't do anything differently, the bike just slid away from underneath me.

“It was not how we wanted to end the weekend on the 500, but this is racing.

“Onwards now to the next round at Anglesey on Saturday and Sunday with lots of repair work to complete on the Norton and preparation on the Honda.”