Rule changes have moved a number of competitors into the ACU Funnybike category which will hopefully mean a future for the class after a couple of years of low entries. Times weren’t up to much over the four completed qualifying sessions, but Dave Peters ended up on top of the AngloDutch field.

Kev Charman chalked up his third class in three seasons moving to the seat of Richard Gipp’s ACU Pro Stocker after Rene van den Berg decided to resume riding duties on the nitro bike Charman wheeled to the ACU Top Fuel Bike championship last year.

After being bounced around on the Tuareg Rally Challenge, Dave Holland got back onto firmer ground with a 7.564/190mph from his NLR Busa to have the ACU Superstreet Bike field covered by a startling best part of two tenths margin.

After sharing the winner’s podium with her father Steve at the National Finals last year, Jemma Venables hogged the limelight at the Thunderball qualifying low in 8.50 Bike with an +0.032s clocking and then brokeout into the sevens with a 7.989/188.94mph run to record what we think is the quickest no bar street tire run by a female in history.