CADWELL Park hosted the second running of the International Sidecar Revival meeting and the High Wycombe-based Brian Gray Powerbiking Team were out in force with three sidecars and one solo in action last weekend.

Tommy Philp, from Windsor, and Jonny Allum were racing the the F1 Sidecar Championship and took up where they left off at Snetterton, collecting a full set again with four pole positions, wins and fastest lap times - at one point having the full length of the back straight between them and the next sidecar.

Their nearest rivals Jon Bicknell and Pete Ensor had another mixed weekend that saw them collect a did not finish and some poor grid positions, but Philp was on it as soon as the lights went out and now looks to have the 2019 championship in the bag with just two rounds remaining.

Race one was just a couple of laps in when the red flag came out. On the re-run it looked like Bicknell and Ensor had got the jump on them as they raced towards Charlie's, but the Brian Gray team swept round the left-hand climb in first place.

As they started their fifth lap, the red flags came out again and the result was declared.

Philp got rid of his orange novice jacket with another start-to-finish win in race two, crossing the line almost 40 seconds ahead of the next sidecar and more than a minute ahead of the next F1 sidecar.

Philp turned 24 on Sunday and marked the occasion with two further star-to-finish wins. He and Allum have now won 17 out of the 18 races this season.

The meeting also ran three British Sidecar Championship races and team owner

Brian Gray

and Jason Pitt from Portsmouth, fresh from a great weekend at Brands Hatch, had three good points-scoring races.

They battled with the likes of Ben Holland and Lee Watson, plus Andy Peach and Ken Edwards to take three ninth place finishes and also hold ninth in the Championship.

It was a busy weekend for Gray and Pitt as they were also racing a Honda Classic Sidecar in the Camathias Cup races.

The duo were holding fifth place against a full field of more than 20 sidecars when the bolts holding the split rear wheel together sheared. Thankfully they got away with just a deflated tyre but were unable to repair it for the race on Sunday.

Also racing under the

Brian Gray

banner was High Wycombe-based Scott Carson, who had four races in the Past Masters solo class.

He had his work cut out in all four races as Doug Edmondson and Peter Branton stopped him from getting any higher than third until the last race when there was a coming together with backmarkers. Carson was the only one remaining up right out of the three of them and went on to take his first win of the weekend.

The British Championship continues this weekend at Knockhill in Scotland, and in August Philp and Allum have been given a wildcard entry for the Thruxton round as they prepare for the move up to the championship next year.