Warrnambool riders speed away with SA victories 

WARRNAMBOOL motorcyclists David Morse and Wayne Fary are the toast of the south-west this week.

The two-wheeled speedsters completed a cross-border raid on the South Australian Historic Road Racing Championships at Mount Gambier.

Morse took out his period two class riding his 1935 Velocette MSS 500 to claim back-to-back titles at McNamara Park.

Fary steered his 1948 Tiger Triumph 500 to the class C crown, ensuring two titles from three Warrnambool contenders at the competition.

Rob Kenna also ventured across the border but pulled out of his period three class after his 1950 JAP 350 suffered mechanical failure.

Morse said he and Fary were pleased with the triumphs because of the popularity of the two-day competition.

Riders contested three races in their classes, with the title going to the highest point scorer.

“The fields were way up on any other year. It was really good. There were 175 bikes there,” Morse said.

“It was very good, exciting racing. The whole weekend was good racing and there was a big crowd, as well.

“I think we were both pleased with it. It’s the fun of just having a go, anyhow.

“It was Wayne’s first outing on the Triumph in that class. He’s always run a two-stroke and this is a four-stroke bike.”

The three riders also contested a second class, on different bikes, with limited success.

Morse said he would head to Phillip Island for the 20th Island Classic on January 25 to 27.

The event will feature multiple world champion and motorcycle racing legend Giacomo Agostini as guest of honour.

“That’s a big meeting. That’s the third-biggest motorcycle race meeting in Australia,” Morse said.

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