Final race podium for Spencer rider

Terry Brocklehurst
Terry Brocklehurst

A Worksop based motorcycle racing team celebrated podium places in the final outing of the 2014 season.

Spencer Racing were in action at Snetterton race circuit in Norfolk last weekend, for the final round of the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club Championship.

Team Spencer had four Yamaha FZ600 bikes in one class and their riders did exceptionally well.

Whitwell rider Terry Brocklehurst, a nine time Championship winner in other classes on Spencer bikes, was first home for the team.

He was followed by Nottingham riders Steve Panter and latest recruit Ervin Wallace.

Regular Honda 500 Aircooled class rider, Leighton Buzzard based Jenny Westwood, tried a Yamaha 600 for the first time and rode brilliantly with vastly improving times throughout the weekend.

Brocklehurst also rode the Suzuki 325 in the Aircooled 500 class and finished in a hard fought second place in the Championship standings.

The team is owned and managed by Susannah Spencer, a former Miss Motorcycle News in her modelling days , now the business support manager for NFT Distribution, a player in the ‘time critical’ chilled food transport area.

Brocklehurst is a design engineer for Penny Hydraulics at their Clowne headquarters.

Steve Panter owns Allens Performance, a carburettor and fuelling specialist based in Nottingham.

Ervin Wallace is employed by the British Red Cross and Jenny Westwood is a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

A team spokesman told the Worksop Guardian that Wallace was a great addition to the team.

“Ervin had been given a spare Spencer Yamaha for the Snetterton weekend for a trial and had proved himself to be everything and more that had been said of him, and a new race bike will be built for him for next season,” he said.

Other bikes out with the team were ridden by Nottingham riders Paul Rogers (Yamaha TZ350) and Pete Weston (Honda 500 and Kawasaki 1100) who both had superb results.

The team would like to thank Emily Spencer and Jack Dando for their assistance in the pit garage.

And financial backers o Discount Fascias of Worksop. Keith Morris, John ‘Foxy’ Fowler, Lewis Dawson, Dennis Brown who sadly recently died at his home in South Africa, Penny Hydraulics and NRP Exhausts.