Royce Rove led the race from the Le Mans start ahead of Snaith and pole sitter Johnson ,setting a blistering early race pace that secured him third outright as the only sole competitor in the race ,opting to refuel the bike in preparation for Isle of Man TT in 2015.
The unlikely pairing of Jess Watkins and Rob Vikuckis (Ninja ZX-6R) secured fourth.
David Johnson got a call up from Kawasaki dealership, SA Motorcycles, DP Evan Byles to race at the 3 hour in September whilst recovering from a break to his left radius and tendon damage in September whilst racing in the UK.
“The opportunity was too good to pass up as it is great to get back home racing at my home racetrack after being laid up for two months with injury. I arrived in Australia three days ago and it’s great to be riding back at Mallala again. All the hard braking is good therapy for my wrist.
The race was always a close affair and the lead changed from Johnson & Byles to Snaith & Harris with the Kawasaki mounted Johnson & Byles proving eventual winners.
Pheonix Motorcyle Club are hoping to reinvent the race for next year with a hope of once again attracting more interstate entries.