SUNDAY 27th July 2014
The weather forecasters were spot on with the outlook for the July Jurby Motodrome meeting. The rain arrived, as predicted, in the afternoon. The Track conditions worsened as the afternoon wore on. Centre Championship leader Ryan Kneen was not in action, due to the fact his race engine was in pieces and the upcoming Ulster Grand Prix was the main priority. This meant Glenn Harrison had a chance to seize the day.
RADIO FAASAAG’S DAY
Live timing became available to the commentary team for the first time in a number of seasons. This was downloaded and thanks to Matt Mylchreest’s portable hot spot smart phone, Paul Copparelli and Peter Mylchreest were able to give the riders’ times live during the morning practice, which seemed to be a great improvement for all. “Rockin” Dave Roberts made a surprise appearance on air and Curly Batty, who now seems to be as mad as the rest of the team, was doing a very passable impression of the witch from the wizard of Oz while watching a small tornado passing over the Bretney housing estate. However, later in the day, disaster struck as the amplifier stopped working. After all attempts to revive the four year old electrical machine, it was declared expired. The rain was by now heavy and the task of removing the speakers from their mounts was undertaken on Wobbly Step Ladder. With no racing at Jurby in the upcoming month of August the speakers needed to return to the safety of Onchan. Radio Faasaag’s day was done and the team departed after their traditional lap of the circuit. The water was now starting to pool in places, not good conditions.