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Beany, Guthrie, Lancett, Beard and Wainwright crowned. ACU Thor British Youth National Championships Finale – Race Report and Results
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Beany, Guthrie, Lancett, Beard and Wainwright crowned. ACU Thor British Youth National Championships Finale – Race Report and Results

by adminSeptember 6, 2017

The Thor British Youth National Championship season finale at Pontrilas, Hereford certainly did not disappoint as Wal Beaney, Vinnie Guthrie, Dominic Lancett, Rossi Beard and Howard Wainwright were crowned 2017 champions after an outstanding weekend of racing on September 2 and 3.

Report and Images by RHL Media

It’s been an incredible season for Beaney in the 65cc class, and the young-gun concluded a year in which he has climbed onto the top step of the podium at every round with another victory. Beaney, who won a total of 20 motos during the six-round series, battled hard with Ollie Colmer, who took the remainder of the wins this season, and Finley Evans who concluded the weekend in second and third place, which were also their final championship positions.

In the Small Wheel 85cc class it was Vinnie Guthrie and Raife Broadley battling for the series win going into the Pontrilas round of the series. Charlie Heyman, who has enjoyed some excellent performances this year, ended his season on a high as he took the overall for the weekend with four of the five moto victories. Broadley took second overall, but Guthrie did enough to take the ACU British Youth National 85cc Small Wheel title win with third overall on the weekend. Broadley was second in the championship and Bailey Johnston was third. Notable performances during the season were also from Alfie Jones, who enjoyed a number of moto wins this season although he missed the final round with injury, along with Heyman’s flashes of moto brilliance.

In the Big Wheel 85cc class it was a weekend of tight battles between championship leader Dominic Lancett, Bobby Bruce and Kyle McNicol. Sunday brought some tough conditions for all riders following overnight rain, however everyone battled through to complete the full schedule. It was spectacle of close racing throughout the event between Bruce, Lancett and McNicol, and Bruce concluded the weekend with his first Big Wheel overall and second in the championship. Dominic Lancett finished with second overall, and with it he was crowned the 2017 ACU British Youth Nationals Big Wheel Champion, with Kyle McNicol finishing with third for round six and third in the end of year standings.

Dominic Lancett commented, “This weekend was tough, the track was good and so were the other competitors. I wasn’t on top form, as I’ve been unwell all weekend but I brought home the championship and was inches away from taking six out six round wins. I’ve had some memorable battles this year with many riders at the different tracks. It feels awesome, it’s everything I’ve been working for since day one and it’s finally paid off and it means so much.”

In the 125cc class there it was another weekend of bar banging battles throughout the motos, although Rossi Beard, who has been truly superb this season with 19 moto wins, came into the final round with an impressive 152 point lead and was confirmed the 2017 British 125cc Champion after Saturday’s proceedings, although he sat out of the final moto of the weekend due to injury. The battles were on with Sam Nunn, Max Ingham, and Ryan Allison who rounded out the top three for the final round. The championship second and third spots went to Drew Anderson and Ryan Allison.

Rossi Beard commented, “It’s not been the best weekend of riding for me but really pleased with becoming the ACU British Youth National 125cc Champion. I couldn’t have done it without the help from Putoline Husqvarna Planet Racing and my mum and dad.”

In the Open class it was a close one between the top three of Tom Grimshaw, Jed Etchells and Howard Wainwright, who enjoyed some great racing throughout all of the five motos. With less than 20 points between Wainwright and Grimshaw coming into the final round for the championship title, it was always going to be a tense yet incredible weekend to see who would reign supreme. The Pontrilas podium went to Grimshaw, Wainwright and Etchells, although not without drama in the final moto as Wainwright was forced to retire with a tyre issue mid-race. The youngster still had had an ultra-tight four-point advantage in the standings to claim the ACU British Youth National Open title, as Grimshaw finished his final year in the Thor British Youth National series in a very credible second and Etchells took third in the series.

Wainwright commented, “This weekend’s racing was awesome. I gained some points back on the Saturday so I could relax a little on Sunday. Myself, Tom and Jed were neck and neck all day Saturday, but Sunday I just rode for the points and brought home a third spot in race four. All I needed for the final race was to pass the finish line, unfortunately mid moto the mousse on my tyre came out, although luckily I had enough laps behind me to complete the race. I can’t explain how happy I am being the ACU Thor British Youth National Open 2017 Champion, I would like to thank everyone and especially my dad.”

Results

65’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 326 Wal Beaney 222 45 45 45 42 45
2 6 Ollie Colmer 195 40 34 40 45 36
3 12 Finley Evans 195 38 42 42 38 35
4 555 McKenzie Marshall 188 36 40 36 36 40
5 65 Fin Wilson 185 42 38 38 35 32
6 101 Tyla Hooley 176 24 36 34 40 42
7 146 Finlay Boxall 175 35 33 35 34 38
8 11 Shaun Mahoney 161 28 35 32 33 33
9 22 Luke Richardson 145 33 32 30 28 22
10 50 Charley Irwin 141 30 27 26 29 29
11 44 Beau Lawrence 140 32 23 29 22 34
12 90 Kalvin Kelly 140 34 17 31 31 27
13 698 Ollie Addy 138 31 18 33 32 24
14 114 Harvey Antrobus 136 27 29 27 25 28
15 55 Ryan Waggot 136 29 30 28 24 25
16 16 Noah Eastwood 128 26 28 25 23 26
17 227 Warren Clarke 127 23 24 23 26 31
18 172 Max Harris 124 25 25 21 30 23
19 33 Kai Thorpe 119 22 26 24 27 20
20 222 Casey Lawrence 112 18 22 22 20 30
21 191 Kayden Smith 107 17 31 19 21 19
22 60 Ryan Lowes 97 20 20 18 18 21
23 222T William Murphy 81 21 21 20 19 –
24 3 Lucy Barker 72 19 19 17 17 –

Small Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 22 Charlie Heyman 222 45 45 45 45 42
2 72 Raife Broadley 205 40 38 40 42 45
3 417 Vinnie Guthrie 197 42 42 42 40 31
4 19 Bailey Johnston 192 38 40 38 38 38
5 116 Ben Prat 175 33 34 32 36 40
6 84x Reece Ross 166 35 35 33 34 29
7 123 Jason Bancroft 165 26 36 35 35 33
8 175 Harrison Ford 156 27 30 30 33 36
9 171 Arai Elcock 156 32 28 34 28 34
10 8 Jake Randall 151 34 26 31 30 30
11 17 Jake Smith 148 36 32 36 20 24
12 5 Harrison Drewell 147 29 33 25 32 28
13 182 Eric Lynch 146 30 31 28 25 32
14 82 Ashden Barlow 139 28 21 29 26 35
15 800 Lewis Roden 132 25 27 24 31 25
16 126 Jamie Thompson 120 22 23 26 23 26
17 224 Ollie Howell 119 21 24 23 24 27
18 3 James Barker 116 31 29 27 29 –
19 58 Jack Wilson 112 20 20 22 27 23
20 830 Logan Powell 102 19 19 20 22 22
21 317 Ajay Simpson 78 18 18 21 21 –
22 16 Ellis Poole 67 24 25 18 – –
23 31 Larry Harper 64 23 22 19 – –
24 117 Tommy Smith 17 17 – – – –

Big Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 579 Bobby Bruce 213 42 45 42 42 42
2 90 Dominic Lancett 213 45 42 45 45 36
3 57 Kyle McNicol 201 40 40 38 38 45
4 7 Louie Kessell 189 38 36 40 35 40
5 111 Buster Hart 182 35 38 36 40 33
6 74 Tom Murphy 178 34 35 35 36 38
7 22 Travis Steels 167 33 34 34 32 34
8 12 Lewis Wood 164 32 33 31 33 35
9 59 Caiden Wilkinson 153 29 31 32 34 27
10 83 Ethan Lane 151 31 32 30 28 30
11 81 Trystan Williams 149 28 29 29 31 32
12 901 Callum Baldwin 148 30 30 33 29 26
13 807 Luca Pegg 139 27 28 28 27 29
14 511 Harris Campbell 132 26 26 26 26 28
15 17 Tom Sedgwick 115 – 27 27 30 31
16 3 Cullen Scott 36 36 – – – –

BYN 125’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 365 Sam Nunn 198 34 42 35 42 45
2 11 Max Ingham 196 36 35 42 45 38
3 3 Ryan Allison 193 45 32 40 36 40
4 32 Callum Mitchell 191 40 40 34 35 42
5 425x Sam Price 187 38 45 36 33 35
6 425 Drew Anderson 181 29 33 45 40 34
7 48 Aaron Colley 178 35 36 38 38 31
8 150 Aaron Patstone 162 31 34 33 31 33
9 575 Declan Hunter 157 32 31 29 29 36
10 805 Patrick Jackson 156 30 30 32 34 30
11 581 Casey Lambley 155 33 27 31 32 32
12 6 Hayden Stevens 139 28 26 26 30 29
13 338 Ben White 137 27 28 30 27 25
14 148 Thomas Dodsworth 135 26 29 25 28 27
15 82 Lewis Dow 123 23 24 24 24 28
16 12 Declan Roden 121 24 23 23 25 26
17 123 Rossi Beard 107 42 38 27 – –
18 321 Tomas Hardcastle 104 25 25 28 26 –

BYN Open Youth

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 61 Tom Grimshaw 219 42 45 42 45 45
2 99 Howard Wainwright 205 45 42 45 40 33
3 769 Jed Etchells 204 40 40 40 42 42
4 33 Josh Greedy 187 38 35 38 36 40
5 21 David Robson 182 35 38 36 38 35
6 78 Harry Kimber 177 36 36 35 34 36
7 13 Aaron-Lee Hanson 174 33 34 34 35 38
8 242 Joseph Dent 167 34 33 33 33 34
9 177 Jake Pembridge 96 32 – 32 32