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Banks-Browne Rocks Dorset! Rock it ’til Sundown Mid Week Motocross Classic – Race Report and Results
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Banks-Browne Rocks Dorset! Rock it ’til Sundown Mid Week Motocross Classic – Race Report and Results

by adminAugust 16, 2018

The Steel Hawk Motorcycle club defied all of their time constrained boundaries to stage their first ever “Rock it ’til Sundown” Mid Week Motocross Classic at Tincleton in Dorset yesterday.

Images courtesy of Click466 Photography  click the link for the event gallery

In just 4 weeks the club, with fantastic support from from title sponsor Jason Lewis and his company C.J.T Mechanical Engineering Services Ltd, the MCF, Ringwood MXC, and the landowner Lee Ford, pulled it off, and a fantastic crowd turned up to witness, what is hoped will be the first of many events the club promote in the future.

The day time event started with practice and timed qualifying with the Adult groups being the first to test out the prime and revamped circuit that had been worked on for two days by Justin Barclay, and which offered some unique challenges to the riders on the sand based circuit.

Adam Harris – Adult A class hero who became the underdog and qualified all the way through to the Pro Final!

With the fastest 36 riders lined up for the first race of the day in the Adult A class, it was Adam Harris who showed a liking to the circuit and he went unbeaten throughout the day to take the class win and the prize money. Ryan Butler built up his speed throughout the day and with second in the final moto secured second overall. Luke Sturgeon posted two seconds places in the opening two moto’s but his third moto was to be his downfall and he slipped to third overall, just one point behind Butler. Local racer Josh Bunter strung three strong and consistent rides together for fourth overall with One Twenty Motorsport’s George Purchase fifth, and In Chains racer Ben Milward in sixth. A special mention must go to Dirt Hub’s George Walker who in his first ever race meeting qualified for the A group and finished a credible 26th overall.

Next up was the Adult B and Vets combined race, and it was no surprise to see the evergreen Terry House take the top step of the podium of the Over 4o’s class with three wins. Steve Elford kept House on his toes though any any slip up from the front runner would have seen him in the lead. Elford finished second ahead of Chris Brown who showed great speed in third. A host of other names from local motocross past also made an appearance in the Vets including, Paul Denning, Ross Sturmey, Scott Empson and Shaun Perrett. The much awaited appearance of Steel Hawks very own Jeff Perrett failed to materialize, as he realized life running events is not conducive to a race comeback.  Maybe next year Jeff!

Jude Morris was super quick in the Big Wheel 85’s

Aaron Booker was untouchable in the Adult B class and maybe more Weetabix for breakfast before qualifying would have put him in the A class. Mark Oakley performed well in all three moto’s for second overall, with a fantastic third  from Sam Noye.

The Junior 65’s was a super fast class and the little racers certainly enjoyed the circuit. Kenzie Cole was in his element and looked a class act as he ripped to three moto wins for the overall and a huge prize haul of goodies from the likes off Teng Tools, Duck Smart and Race FX. Behind Kenzie is where the battled raged for the second spot, with Archie Hobbs just getting the better of Zane Stephens in the final moto to land the number 2 spot, with Stephens taking third overall. Benjamin Sullivan brought his A game to the final moto finishing second and giving him fourth overall.  There was certainly no holding back from these kids and there were epic battles all the way throughout the field.

Aarton Booker – Adult B victor

The mixed 85cc class was stacked with talent, and these young racers certainly used the Justin Barclay prepped circuit to get some huge airtime.

Team Green’s Ben Mustoe took two race victories to claim the overall win in the Small Wheel 85’s with some tidy riding throughout the day. Second placed Henry Life made sure it wasn’t easy for Mustoe though, and claimed a tremendous win in Moto 2 keeping his Kawasaki rival a safe distance behind for the whole moto. The battle for third place was awesome to watch between Harrison Greenough and Louis Vincent, but in the end the big air loving Greenough claimed victory over his rival to stake his claim on the final podium spot. Great racing guys. A special mention must go also to Beanie Reece who enjoyed her first ever meeting and rode amazingly well throughout the day.

In the Big Wheel 85’s there was no stopping Jude Morris and he roared to three race wins from three, although there was a worrying moment for him at the start of the final Moto when his machine wouldn’t start. The best of the chasing pack was Raife Broadley, but it certainly wasn’t a clear second as local racer Shay Arnold and Harvey Cashmore were right in the mix and both beat Raife in the opening Moto. It was Arnold who grab the third spot though ahead of Cashmore.

Another class which was packed with talent was the Rookie class with the points scoring being split for the 125 2 stokes and the 250f’s.  Bobby Bruce marked his introduction to Dorset with a stunning three ride maximum and certainly got to grips with the circuit and showed immense speed in all three motos. Louis Kessell is certainly showing a liking to his 125 with three good seconds for the number two spot on the podium, with Ollie Cole getting the better of Sonny Smythe and Ben White for third.

Ben Clayton – Rookie 250 F winner

In the Rookie 250f’s local lad Callum Gordon made the holeshot in moto one, and kept his cool to take the win from rival Ben Clayton.  The roles were reversed in Moto 2 with Clayton taking advantage of a Gordon mistake to take the victory. With it all down to the last moto for the Overall, the battle raged between the top two protagonists at the head of the field. Clayton was holding the lead but disaster struck for Gordon as he crashed out with two laps to go whilst building up a challenge for the lead. Clayton went on to win the Moto and the overall with Lewis King London who rode well all day second.  Local lad Travis Reynolds rode well to edge our Tobias Sammut for the final place on the box.

After dual crashes in the opening Adult A class needed two ambulances, the meeting was held up for over an hour and a half. With the Pro riders turning up and the evening meeting start time dawning, the decision was made for the evening finals for the those who couldn’t race their third block to be counted as their third point scoring ride.  This would also double up as the winner takes all final with the big haul of prizes on the win.

George Clarke – 8th overall in Adult A

A BMX courtesy of the Stolen BMX Co and a 2019 Thor kit was on the line for the winners of the 65, and 85 youth classes and it was Kenzie Cole in the 65’s, Ben Mustoe in the Small Wheel 85’s and Jude Morris in the Big Wheel’s who all pedaled away on their new bikes.

The Rookies also had a BMX up for grabs along side an Energy pack from Generate products, and a pair of Melon Goggles, and it was Bobbie Bruce and Ben Clayton who won their respective classes.

The Vets class winner was none other than Terry House who has a hefty haul of goodies for his endeavours including a Pair of TCX EVO Comp Motocross Boots kindly sponsored by Nevis Marketing, a Bel-Ray Maintenance Pack, a Talon Sprocket set, and a Dirt Bike Rider and TMX annual subscription.

Adult B winner Aaron Booker also has a good few prizes to his name with the same prize stash as Terry minus the boots.

Taylor Hammal

The Adult A racers were the busiest of the day with an fa cup style qualifying system meaning the top 6 from their evening final would qualify through to the Pro ranks and race for the big money on offer.

Joining the Pro riders were Adam Harris, Ryan Butler, Luke Sturgeon, Mitch Young, James Kensington and Ben Milward.

As the Pro riders lined up for their first heat the crowd really started to pile into the venue, finding a number of vantage points to see the action including at the back of the circuit, where the full view of the action could be seen.

From the offset Geartec Husqvarna’s Elliott Banks-Browne was in no mood to mess around and go the better of local favorite Jake Shipton for the Heat 1 win. Adult A winner Adam Harris proved a surprise package and used his day time race experience to good use to finish third ahead of a host of big name pro riders.

In a close fought heat two Liam Knight got the better of Josh Gilbert who pushed his rival right to the flag.

In heat three Banks-Browne once again exerted his authority with a win over Gilbert and Shipton, while Knight also pulled off his second win in Heat 4 ahead of Icelandic racer Eythor Reynissan and Taylor Hammal.

With the top 8 point scorers through to the heats the knock out races were up next with the top two riders of each semi making it through to the final. Ryan Houghton and James Harrison made the most of Semi 1 with 1st and 2nd with Luke Norris and Jordan Booker mirroring that in Semi 2.

With just two spaces left from the LCQ Matthew Bayliss and Michael Ellis secured their spots with 1st and second. Spare a though for Mitch Young from the Isle of Wight who rode in 9 races in the day as he battled through the Adult A qualifiers, the Pro Heat’s, Pro Semi’s and the LCQ.

All eyes were on the 14 riders as the gate dropped for the Pro final and after a some close first bend tussles it was Banks Browne who emerged in the lead from Gilbert.  Banks-Browne looked in control the entire moto although Gilbert was always in striking distance but just couldn’t quite get close enough to mount an attack and make a pass.  Banks-Browne though had the edge and took the chequered flag from Gilbert with Shipton working his way into third to the delight of the Dorset crowd, with Liam Knight in fourth, Ryan Houghton fifth and Jordan Booker 6th. Huge credit must go to Adam Harris though as the only Adult A rider from the day to qualify through to the Pro final where he finished 13th.

So it was Elliott Banks-Browne who banked the £1200 prize and won the huge Bob Lewis Memorial Trophy which was presented by Bob’s son Jason in an emotional but celebratory presentation at the end of the day.

If this was achieved in four weeks imagine what can be done with a years planning. Roll on 2019 and the “Rock it ’til Sundown” meeting being on the calendar for many years to come.

Results

Pro Final

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 44 Elliott Banks-browne 5:50.728 0.000 6 53.261 5 –
2 3 Josh Gilbert 5:52.599 1.871 6 52.875 3 –
3 731 Jake Shipton 5:57.594 6.866 6 53.716 3 –
4 134 Liam Knight 6:00.005 9.277 6 54.034 5 –
5 119 Ryan Houghton 6:01.921 11.193 6 54.504 4 –
6 114 Jordan Booker 6:05.185 14.457 6 55.054 4 –
7 10 Michael Ellis 6:07.531 16.803 6 55.153 2 –
8 111 Eythor Reynisson 6:08.766 18.038 6 55.552 4 –
9 173 Luke Norris 6:11.620 20.892 6 55.411 5 –
10 575 Taylor Hammal 6:12.555 21.827 6 54.914 6 –
11 153 James Harrison 6:16.880 26.152 6 56.193 2 –
12 66 Lewis Tombs 6:17.599 26.871 6 54.982 6 –
13 279 Adam Harris 6:19.961 29.233 6 56.711 3 –
14 151 Mathew Bayliss 6:33.537 42.809 6 57.008 1 –

Adult A Final

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 279 Adam Harris 4:20.492 0.000 4 57.577 2 –
2 204 Ryan Butler 4:23.468 2.976 4 58.010 3 –
3 152 Luke Sturgeon 4:27.954 7.462 4 56.755 3 –
4 119 Mitch Young 4:32.331 11.839 4 59.366 3 –
5 140 James Kensington 4:35.107 14.615 4 1:00.460 2 –
6 113 Ben Milward 4:38.619 18.127 4 1:01.164 3 –
7 41 Sam Lycett 4:41.321 20.829 4 1:01.378 3 –
8 51 Jed Stockham 4:45.411 24.919 4 1:01.615 4 –
9 185 James Ford 4:49.598 29.106 4 1:02.110 3 –
10 961 Reagen Skinner 4:53.276 32.784 4 59.081 2 –
11 161 George Clarke 4:54.012 33.520 4 1:00.779 3 –

65’s overall

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 89 Kenzie Cole 135 45 45 45
2 199 Archie Hobbs 120 39 42 39
3 80 Zane Stephens 118 42 39 37
4 48 Benjamin Sullivan 115 37 36 42
5 426 Travis Barnes 107 36 37 34
6 100 Isaac Ash 102 32 34 36
7 163 Gus Mustoe 98 33 33 32
8 94 Alfie Osborn 94 34 25 35
9 44 Corey Gordon 92 26 35 31
10 4 Zane Sibley-deakin 92 35 27 30
11 56 Liam Roberts 89 30 31 28
12 46 Alfie Young 89 31 32 26
13 7 Tyler Jones 88 25 30 33
14 214 Logan Bennett 85 28 28 29
15 10 Leon Warren 83 27 29 27
16 927 Eddy Brown 75 24 26 25
17 341 Archie Lyons 29 29 – –

Small Wheel 85’s Overall

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 163 Ben Mustoe 132 45 42 45
2 8 Henry Life 129 42 45 42
3 714 Harrison Greenough 115 39 37 39
4 95 Louis Vincent 113 37 39 37
5 78 Ronan Delaney 107 36 35 36
6 113 105 35 36 34
7 6 Tristan Daniels 103 34 34 35
8 654 Jack Dando 98 33 33 32
9 24 Riley Saunders 97 32 32 33
10 924 Mckenzie Saunders 92 30 31 31
11 17 Rueben Harrison 91 31 30 30
12 4 Seth Hopwood 85 27 29 29
13 25 Owen Thomas 82 26 28 28
14 587 Myles Wall 82 28 27 27
15 49 Beanie Reece 51 25 26 –
16 5 Curtis Roberts 29 29 – –

Big Wheel 85’s Overall

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 101 Jude Morris 135 45 45 45
2 72 Raife Broadley 121 37 42 42
3 440 Shay Arnold 118 42 39 37
4 10 Harvey Cashmore 115 39 37 39
5 72 Aiden Trott 107 36 36 35
6 40 Ezra Blackwell 106 35 35 36
7 68 Jensen Tofts 101 34 33 34
8 11 Charlie Parrott 100 33 34 33
9 227 Bradley Pearson 95 32 32 31
10 58 Finly Abbot 94 31 31 32

Rookie 125’s Overall

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 579 Bobby Wayne Bruce 135 45 45 45
2 7 Louie Kessell 126 42 42 42
3 715 Ollie Cole 114 39 39 36
4 121 Sonny Smyth 111 36 36 39
5 338 Ben White 111 37 37 37
6 417 Vinnie Guthrie 105 35 35 35
7 77 Liam Hughes 99 32 33 34
8 94 Joshua Armes 98 33 32 33
9 14 Oliver Denning 68 34 34 –

Rookie 250f’s overall

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 11 Ben Clayton 132 42 45 45
2 74 Lewis King London 120 39 39 42
3 55 Travis Reynolds 112 37 36 39
4 77 Tobias Sammut 110 36 37 37
5 101 Connor Warren 104 34 34 36
6 461 Bradley Hicks 100 33 32 35
7 110 Jake Wotherspoon 98 32 33 33
8 161 Callum Gordon 87 45 42 –
9 16 Joe Leyland 70 35 35 –
10 555 Tom Gillingham 65 31 – 34
11 344 Daisy Blackwell 61 30 31 –

Vets Overall

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 66 Terry House 135 45 45 45
2 7 Stephen Elford 126 42 42 42
3 971 Chris Brown 117 39 39 39
4 45 Glenn Whittock 103 34 32 37
5 24 Stuart Leicester 101 35 31 35
6 69 Richard Burridge 93 29 28 36
7 220 Brett Selby 93 30 30 33
8 338 Ian Hardy 85 26 25 34
9 18 Richard Hoss Hall 82 24 26 32
10 251 Paul Denning 74 37 37 –
11 123 Dean Jewer 70 36 34 –
12 62 Chris Marsh 68 32 36 –
13 116 Julian Turner 66 33 33 –
14 111 Ross Sturmey 62 27 35 –
15 20 Simon Stockham 55 28 27 –
16 42 Shaun Perrett 55 31 24 –
17 271 Scott Empson 54 25 29 –

Adult B overall

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 112 Aaron Booker 135 45 45 45
2 86 Mark Oakley 123 39 42 42
3 33 Sam Noye 111 36 36 39
4 11 Andrew Hartwell 104 35 34 35
5 472 Gary Carter 102 33 32 37
6 948 Alex Griffiths 101 34 31 36
7 268 Paul Callard 99 32 33 34
8 321 Anthony Rashbrook 92 31 30 31
9 31 Gareth Lang 90 30 27 33
10 271 Lee Walsh 89 28 29 32
11 426 Peter Barnes 74 37 37 –
12 235 Toby Wolfenden 52 24 28 –
13 25x Kayleigh White 52 27 25 –
14 177 Matt Carter 51 25 26 –
15 50 Luke Carr 50 26 24 –
16 116 Scott Newham 42 42 – –
17 27 Callum Swan 39 – 39 –
18 147 Tubby Reynolds 35 – 35 –
19 751 Matt Weller 29 29 – –

Adult A Overall

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 279 Adam Harris 135 45 45 45
2 204 Ryan Butler 118 37 39 42
3 152 Luke Sturgeon 117 42 42 33
4 217 Josh Bunter 112 39 37 36
5 222 George Purchase 106 34 35 37
6 119 Mitch Young 103 36 33 34
7 113 Ben Milward 99 30 34 35
8 161 George Clarke 95 32 31 32
9 41 Sam Lycett 87 24 32 31
10 185 James Ford 87 29 28 30
11 140 James Kensington 84 35 36 13
12 51 Jed Stockham 81 26 27 28
13 961 Reagen Skinner 72 33 – 39
14 120 Damien Saunders 70 20 25 25
15 95 Brad Thornhill 70 25 29 16
16 111 James Bartholomew 68 22 19 27
17 211 Charlotte Hall 67 21 22 24
18 14 Luke Dewey 64 19 23 22
19 261 Ryan Watts 62 23 24 15
20 25 Tom Shutler 58 28 30 –
21 134 Jamie Dixon 57 31 – 26
22 35 Ricky Good 56 15 21 20
23 125 Bradley King 55 – 26 29
24 47x Jacob Oldham 54 14 17 23
25 273 Lewis Scard 52 11 20 21
26 108 George Walker 45 12 16 17
27 21 Ryan Fox 39 10 15 14
28 3 Dale Lyons 35 16 – 19
29 80 Callum Irvine 35 17 18 –
30 28 Dean Cummings 27 27 – –
31 751 Matt Weller 18 18 – –
32 47 Jason Conner 18 – – 18
33 147 Tubby Reynolds 13 13 – –