Frost Keeps his cool

Photo: Sloan Frost with his folks

In the Superbikes, Sloan Frost knew that the title was his to lose but Scott Moir was king of the holeshot all weekend and made Frost work for the first two wins but with the TT to go, Frost had the series in the bag. Heading out with the plate he has been wanting for seven years in the class, he was determined to finish the series with the TT title as well – which he duly did. Behind him all day were some great dices with the likes of Al Hoogenboezem (on his spare bike) Andrew Stroud, who scored a win on the Saturday, despite running out of brakes and crashing at 220km/h (great rebuild by the team), Scott Moir and Tony Rees.

Mettam Beat ‘Em

In F2, it was all the way to the wire in the last laps of the final race. With all due respect, the F2 races were the hardest-fought for the wins and with an unlikely task ahead, Mettam knew his only chance was to win and hope points leader, Cameron Hudson didn’t have the best weekend. As the gap narrowed and the weekend unfolded in Mettam’s favour, the dicing between him and Shane Richardson had the crowd swapping vantage points in a choreographed shuffle to watch both Barrel 51 (Turn 5) and the main drag up to the line. Second in the final was enough for Mettam to take the title by a slim two points.


Photo: Daniel Mettam #1 Supersport F2

#1 In The Stroud House

Despite Stroud senior closing the gap towards the end of the season and pipping John Ross for second spot, this year he’ll have to play second fiddle to eldest son Jacob, who now has his own #1 plate in the Superlite (F3) class.

Here’s how the series panned out after a great season that was highlighted by notably good crowd numbers. Thanks to all those who travelled to watch the action this season.

Photo: Jacob Stroud can swap the 11 for a #! now. Photo: Doug Cornes

j1Superbikes: Sloan Frost

Superstock 1000: Toby Summers

Supersport 600: Daniel Mettam

Pro Twins: Bailie Perriton

125GP: Rogan Chandler

Superlites: Jacob

Lightweights: Dennis Charlett

250cc production: Lewis

Sidecars: Colin Buckley and Robbie Shorter