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Brookthorpe ties it up! Bridgestone BSMA Nationals Round 6 – Race Report and Results
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Brookthorpe ties it up! Bridgestone BSMA Nationals Round 6 – Race Report and Results

by adminSeptember 4, 2017

Brookthorpe’s Bridgestone BSMA battles were being held for the very last time, not only as the last round of the

Tyler Smith’s first year in the Small Wheels wasn’t a bad start ending the season in 5th.

championship but ultimately the final time as being called the Bridgestone national as after 4 years of being title sponsor to the series a new venture awaits Mark Feradays Bridgestone team next year.

Race Report and Images courtesy of Ady Cowshall – Images of Speed

Saturday the sun shone down on the hillside circuit to let battle commence on the end of this great era and with no one class already tied up there were plenty of nerves showing and points to be won.

The circuit was in prime condition and racing was kicked off by the adult novice and vets class, with both classes having series leaders that had one hand on the overall championship it

Thomas O’Conner saved his best result for the final round.

was just a case of finishing the races by Stephen Redfern in the novice and Lee Spurr in the vets. Both riders did more than needed by winning their class and thus increasing the points lead in the process. Redfern was only beaten by Matthew Allen in the final race in the mud on Sunday, but behind the battle for second in the series was hotting up as Jack Vincent managed to claw back a big points deficit to get to within 10 points of Rhys Grimes who finished runner up. The vets again was all but tied up but Spurr didn’t ride conservatively going 2-2-2-1 to take the weekend and the series, behind him Simon Bracey was doing his utmost to try to catch John Gauntlett for second, but despite winning the first opening race and doing enough to take runner up spot on the day Gauntlett did what was needed to maintain a 20 point advantage over his rival and secure second in the championship.

The Amx and Open classes run together but more often than not its the 250cc bikes that head the pack, and that was quite often in the shape of Bridgestone backed Yamaha pilot Rob Yates. But there was a cloud over Yates even riding this weekend after suffering a broken collarbone at the last round on top of a heavy concussion. But he turned up to ride for points to clinch the title, lucky some what in others misfortune but no one else deserved

The Casburn brothers made their first Bridgestone BSMA appearance

the crown more. It was somewhat uncharacteristic to see Yates so far down the field, but up front a welcome return for Luke Scarsbrook after missing the last round due to having his bikes stolen he was still in with a mathematical shot at the title had Yates been a no show. The big surprise was Jake Ford on his 125, third behind Lee Truman and James Angel in the opening moto he backed that up with another third and 2 class wins to oust Scarsbrook of second in the championship!

The Open class was a battle between just 2 riders, Andrew Fitzgerald and Alan Pearce, 2 different riders you’d struggle to match up, smoothness against balls out determination. Corey Southwood was riding on a wildcard and really gelled with the circuit taking 4 out of 4 wins even coming off in one moto dropping down the order and coming back through for the win. Despite the great

Ellis Bubb was another to give the series a first try in the Small Wheel 85 class

riding display all eyes were firmly fixed on the championship battle, Pearce took points off Fitzgerald in the first encounter but it was equalized in moto 2. It was going to take a mistake now from Fitzgerald to give Pearce a realistic shot at the title and he did all that could be asked of him beating his rival in both of the next races but with only a few riders capable of staying on the pace of these two Pearce needed a mechanical to befall his fellow racer. Fitzgerald rode a steady last 2 races knowing all he had to do was stay in a points scoring place to take the title and that he did to become the 2017 Bridgestone champ.

Freddie Gardiner came into the weekend with his sights firmly set on taking the title, 50 points clear of closest rival

Billy Duke gave series leader James Hanscomb a few moments throughout the weekend, ending up runner up to his much older rival in the Big Wheel 85’s.

Ben Casey he could afford to almost roll round for top 10 finishes but in true Gardiner style he went out to win, and that he did taking 3 out of the 4 races in fine style. Casey gave it his all, over cooking it in the first moto ending up with a trip over the bars but re mounted quick enough to hold onto second in front of Harlow Green and Ollie Bubb. You could see the effort Casey was piling into trying to overcome Gardiner and these two pulled clear of the rest of the field in each moto but his efforts weren’t enough, he did however get a consolation race win in the final race of the weekend.

Kawasaki, once such a dominant force in youth motocross are again showing signs of that old domination in the 65cc junior class with Ben Mustoe at the helm. Mustoe, another in a strong position coming into the weekend only needing a handful of points to gain the crown went to the line with one mission, to ride like he’s been riding all year. His only real challenge came from Joey Benfield but the KX rider wasn’t to be stopped taking all 4 motos with ease extending his points tally to over 100 by the end. Zack Lewis put in his strongest ride of the year to take third on the day behind those two beating Levi Davies and Harvey Jackson in the process as those two were locked in a scrap in all 4 races for the final podium position in the championship! Davies did just enough to hold the third he held by 3 points coming into the weekend.

The small wheel 85’s were far from decided at the start of the weekend, Ethan Sills held the points lead with Jak Taylor firmly in touch less than 20 points between them. Taylor needed to dominate and hope that the likes of Joe Brookes, Kyle Ingram and Tyler Smith could all put the squeeze on Sills. Taylor kicked off the weekend with a win but Sills was in touch crossing the line second. Taylor needed much more than 2 points a race to stand a chance of the title. Moto 2 didnt go to plabe for Taylor going down while in contention handing the win to Sills and at that point probably the title taking the pressure off Sills. Brookes had been getting stronger as the season progressed and this round was no exception going 3-2-2-2 for his most consistent result of the season. Taylor managed a last race consolation win but with Sills third the title was gone.

After losing out on the ‘perfect season’ at the last round James Hanscomb still had a huge points gap in the big wheel 85’s and could only be beaten if he failed to finished more than two races. He went un-beaten all weekend although not for the want of trying on the part of Billy Duke who rode the best he’d done all season, definitely one to watch for next season there. Hanscombe crossed the line in moto 3 to be showered in champagne by his sponsors after amounting enough points to claim the crown. The battle for runner up was between Duke, 9 points down on Ben Watkins. After the first 2 races it was down to 3 points, but after Watkins clawed 2 back in the third and Duke threw it down the track going for the lead in the final moto they came out even stevens and back to a 9 point difference in Watkins favour.

Seniors riding on both 125 and 250 machines were scored separately but on track they were matched quite equally. Both points leaders were having there own battle on track with Ieuan Harris on the 250 and Callum Beeken on his 125 taking maximums in respective classes but Beeken chasing Harris at times quite closely. Owen Woodhouse stood a chance of taking the title if disaster befalled Beeken but that wasn’t to be as Beeken rode faultlessly to take his second Bridgestone title, his first on the bike bikes. The senior open was again all but sown up by Harris and again John McKensie stood a slim chance if Harris had thrown it away early in the weekend. With the absence of Jaydon Murphy the door was left open for Tommi Davies to leap frog up the leader board if he could string together some strong rides which he did showing his wheel to Mckensie on a number of occasions.

Results

Auto’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 14 Freddie Gardiner 178 45 45 45 43
2 53 Ben Casey 174 43 43 43 45
3 10 Harlow Green 164 41 41 41 41
4 8 Shane Jones 152 39 39 35 39
5 44 Ollie Bubb 146 37 37 39 33
6 79 Harley O’Callaghan 141 33 34 37 37
7 55 Lee Simkiss 133 34 33 34 32
8 84 Brody Biggs 132 35 35 31 31
9 22 Sonny Rooney 127 32 32 33 30
10 249 Iolo Evans 120 31 31 30 28
11 6 Jayci Dix 115 26 30 32 27
12 88 Charlie James 115 25 28 28 34
13 48 Liam Regan 114 27 27 25 35
14 2 Ollie Truman 99 23 24 23 29
15 9 Matthew Morgan 84 30 25 29 –
16 188 Jett Marlow 84 28 29 27 –
17 15 ALFIE CASBURN 81 29 26 26 –
18 7 Jenson Severn 71 24 23 24 –
19 17 FREDDIE CASBURN 66 22 22 22 –
20 16 Luca Tatchell 63 21 21 21 –

Juniors

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 3 Ben Mustoe 180 45 45 45 45
2 222 Joey Benfield 172 43 43 43 43
3 118 Zack Lewis 156 37 39 39 41
4 1 Levi Davies 156 39 41 37 39
5 225 Harvey Jackson 150 41 37 41 31
6 2 Oliver Rigby 136 34 33 34 35
7 006 Malachi Stock 132 33 34 28 37
8 46 Hayden Yeend 125 35 29 32 29
9 27 Jack Green 125 32 32 31 30
10 111 Connor Howells 122 29 35 35 23
11 167 Jack Evans 117 30 24 30 33
12 212 Harry Beach 115 31 26 33 25
13 121 Ben Spurr 108 28 27 26 27
14 619 Cameron Chell 108 27 28 27 26
15 9 Ethan Lochrie 107 24 30 25 28
16 45 Seth Hughes 105 26 31 29 19
17 163x GUS MUSTOE 104 22 25 23 34
18 06 Ashton Phillips 88 19 23 24 22
19 253 ALFIE BUTT 85 18 17 18 32
20 20 FRANKIE FEETHAM 83 23 21 19 20
21 112 Kenzie Taysome 77 17 19 20 21
22 452 Finley Miller 67 25 18 – 24
23 72 HARVEY KELL 65 15 15 17 18
24 642 RILEY WARD 63 21 20 22 –
25 100X ASHTON BUBB 63 20 22 21 –
26 14 HARRI WATTS 48 16 16 16 –
27 299 Roxy Perkins 28 14 14 – –

Small Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 30 Ethan Sills 174 43 45 45 41
2 19 Joe Brookes 170 41 43 43 43
3 22 Jak Taylor 166 45 37 39 45
4 25 Kyle Ingram 154 39 39 41 35
5 181 Tyler Smith 154 37 41 37 39
6 4 Matt Tolley 141 35 34 35 37
7 10 Jacob Harley 136 34 35 34 33
8 4X TOM BUTLER 126 31 29 32 34
9 24 Kieran Calver 125 33 33 33 26
10 52 Matthew Mears 118 26 32 29 31
11 99 Josh Brookes 116 28 30 31 27
12 21X ELLIS BUBB 115 27 31 27 30
13 04 CAMERON GAMES 104 24 26 26 28
14 51 Sonny Shipton 91 29 – 30 32
15 44 Danny Webster 87 30 28 – 29
16 220 Alfie Smith 80 25 27 28 –
17 70 EDWARD DEACON 32 32 – – –

Big Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 94 James Hanscomb 180 45 45 45 45
2 54 Billy Duke 164 43 43 41 37
3 25 Ben Watkins 164 41 39 43 41
4 333 Thomas Casbeard 139 37 41 39 22
5 1 Harvey Matthews 133 31 35 34 33
6 205 Billy Collins 132 35 34 33 30
7 28 Charlie Griffiths 130 39 37 15 39
8 5 Callum Watson 129 33 16 37 43
9 941 Josh Noon 126 29 31 31 35
10 75 ASHTON GREENLAND 125 32 33 35 25
11 51 Lewis Glynn 119 28 27 32 32
12 2 Ria Mai Truman 117 30 29 29 29
13 4 Daniel Maulie 109 34 26 25 24
14 24 Luke Woolgrove 104 23 28 19 34
15 12 Tom Miller 104 25 24 28 27
16 47 ETHAN RUCK 94 24 25 27 18
17 172 Fin Stallard 91 22 22 21 26
18 813 Leo Whordley 89 27 32 30 –
19 22 Guitar Webster 87 26 30 – 31
20 74 Lewis Hyham 86 20 23 26 17
21 34 Sam Bishop 84 19 21 24 20
22 717 Troy Gillett 82 18 20 23 21
23 294 Emily Noon 74 16 18 17 23
24 275 Shauna Hope 64 15 17 16 16
25 80 Louis Smith 60 21 – 20 19
26 81 James Orchard 54 17 19 18 –
27 3 MAX BUTLER 50 – – 22 28

Seniors- Open

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 79 Ieuan Harris 180 45 45 45 45
2 663 John McKenzie 168 41 43 43 41
4 76 Harry Williams 150 37 35 35 43
3 249 Tommy Davies 159 43 41 41 34
5 95 BRAD THORNHILL 148 39 31 39 39
6 199 Brad Priest 140 31 39 37 33
7 414 Elliott Pugh 137 34 37 34 32
8 411 Dane Lovatt 137 35 34 33 35
9 107 Dean Palmer 134 33 33 31 37
10 44 KEELAN SOUTHWOOD 127 32 32 32 31
11 10 Kyle Biggs 119 29 30 30 30
12 99 Josh Mayhew 88 30 29 29 –

Seniors – 125cc

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 211 Callum Beeken 180 45 45 45 45
2 98 Marshall Smith 158 39 43 41 35
3 17 Owen Woodhouse 158 37 41 39 41
4 921 Efan Loring 146 32 37 34 43
6 2 ZAC COOPER 137 35 33 32 37
5 77 Ryan Manley 140 34 39 35 32
7 36 Joseph Davies 134 23 35 37 39
8 26 Ben Davis 133 33 34 33 33
9 59 Deon Thomas 120 43 – 43 34
10 41 Jude Hartwell 118 29 29 29 31
11 46 Finley Smith 116 30 31 30 25
12 201 BENITO SIDOLI 116 28 30 28 30
13 88 BRYN BROOKES 114 27 32 31 24
14 777 Tom Hardwick 112 31 25 27 29
15 312 Adam Crump 105 26 27 26 26
16 114 Louis Smith 101 24 26 24 27
17 11 Eddie Deegan 99 25 24 22 28
18 20 JORDAN JENKINS 75 22 28 25 –
19 221 BROOKLYN HAY 43 20 – 23 –
20 5 Sam Beresford 41 41 – – –
21 7 DYLAN JAMES 21 21 – – –

Novice

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 72 Stephen Redfern 178 45 45 45 43
2 829 Jack Vincent 168 43 41 43 41
3 91 Mark Roberts 146 39 35 39 33
4 42 Rhys Grimes 140 35 33 37 35
5 397 Scott Mayhew 132 33 31 34 34
6 81 Tamara Morgan 130 26 37 35 32
7 75 DANIEL GREENLAND 126 31 28 28 39
8 3 DAN TROUGHTON 125 41 43 41 –
9 91X RODDY HOWARD 122 29 27 29 37
10 7 CRAIG SCOTT 102 37 39 26 –
11 235 MIKE MOSELEY 100 34 34 32 –
12 176 RICKY BURTON 93 30 32 31 –
13 164 Jeffrey Marsh 92 32 30 30 –
14 42X DANIEL THOMAS 90 28 29 33 –
15 37 ALEX ALLEN 77 27 25 25 –
16 62 MATTHEW DEAN 53 – 26 27 –
17 555 MATT ALLEN 45 – – – 45

Vets

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 819 Lee Spurr 174 43 43 43 45
2 452 Simon Bracey 168 45 41 41 41
3 49 Gary Mason 149 41 39 35 34
4 544 John Gauntlett 143 39 37 37 30
5 146 Rob Vernon 141 32 34 32 43
6 717 Jason Gillett 137 34 30 34 39
7 60 Colin Yeend 134 33 33 33 35
8 122 IAN JAMES 127 37 45 45 –
9 64 Gary Jones 122 30 32 31 29
10 40 Grant Mayhew 120 28 29 30 33
11 145 Robert Gittoes 115 24 26 28 37
12 149 Robert Howard 114 29 27 26 32
13 7x Paul Minihane 113 27 28 27 31
14 76 JAMIE BAILEY 109 35 35 39 –
15 142 Brian Grimes 103 25 25 25 28
16 9 Richard Roderick 91 31 31 29 –
17 88x TERRY SPARKES 73 26 24 23 –
18 48 Scott Hughes 70 23 23 24 –
19 6 Norbert Czora 66 22 22 22 –

Adult OPEN

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 44 COREY SOUTHWOOD 180 45 45 45 45
2 331 Alan Pearce 164 43 39 41 41
3 26 Harry Linton 163 34 43 43 43
4 22 Andy Fitzgerald 160 41 41 39 39
5 31 Scott Meredith 145 37 37 37 34
6 117 Thomas O’Connor 141 39 35 34 33
7 50 CHARLIE SUTTON 135 33 32 35 35
8 55 Grant Bryant 134 35 34 33 32
9 407 Craig Perks 126 31 33 31 31
10 14 Ryan Thomas 125 32 31 32 30
11 70 Luke Davies 67 30 – – 37
12 196 LUCAS COOPER – – – – –

AMX

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 2 Jake Ford 172 41 41 45 45
2 220 JOSH CANTON 158 37 39 41 41
3 49 Karl Haycock 154 29 43 43 39
4 41 Luke Scarsbrook 148 39 32 34 43
5 9 Ben Bird 145 34 37 39 35
6 64 Jack Hunt 138 35 34 32 37
7 11 Liam Deegan 131 32 33 33 33
8 56 MATT BOWEN 127 31 31 31 34
9 115 JAMES ANGEL 123 43 45 35 –
10 4 Rob Yates 105 33 35 37 –
11 711 Guy Langmead 90 30 30 30 –
12 127 MARCUS COOPER 85 27 29 29 –
13 210 LEE TRUMAN 45 45 – – –
14 116 RHYS NEWMAN 28 28 – – –

Final Championship placings

Auto 1.Freddie Gardiner 1094, 2. Ben Casey 1048, 3.Harlow Green 1005, 4. Ollie Bubb 893, 5.Shane Jones 870, 6. Lee Simkiss 811, 7. Sunny Rooney 811, 8. Harley O’Callaghan 762, 9. Jayci Dix 648, 10. Liam Reegan 627

Junior 1.Ben Mustoe 1103, 2. Joey Benfield 997, 3. Leiv Davies 914, 4. Harvey Jackson 905, 5. Oliver Rigby 807 6. Freddie Bartlett 762, 7. Harry Beech 742, 8. Zach Lewis 728, 9. Jack Evans 696, 10. Connor Howells 693

SW85 1. Ethan Sills 1059, 2. Jak Taylor 1037, 3. Joe Brookes 994, 4. Kyle Ingram 950, 5. Tyler Smith 886, 6. Jacob Harley 804, 7. Sunny Shipton 783, 8. Josh Brookes 704, 9. Danny Webster 598, 10. Kieran Calver 562

BW85 1. James Hanscomb 1112, 2. Bew Watkins 974, 3. Billy Duke 962, 4. Thomas Casbeard 938, 5. Callum Watson 840, 6. Billy Collins 808, 7. Daniel Maulie 795, 8. Harvey Tillotson 723, 9.Charlie Griffiths 722, 10. Lewis Glynn 690

Senior 125 1. Callum Beeken 1081, 2. Owen Woodhouse 1015, 3. Ryan Manley 925, 4. Joseph Davies 897, 5. Finley Smith 778, 6. Marshall Smith 759, 7. Jude Hartwell 734, 8. Eddie Deegan 659, 9. Deon Thomas 639, 10. Louis Smith 622

Senior open 1. Ieuan Harris 1071, 2. John Mckensie 1004, 3. Tommi Davies 940, 4. Brad Priest 851, 5. Jaydon Murphy 833, 6. Dane Lovatt 827, 7. Elliot Pugh 826, 8. Corey Coombs 758, 9. Josh Mayhew 724, 10. Dean Palmer 574

Novice 1. Stephen Redfern 1109, 2. Rhys Grimes 909, 3. Jack Vincent 899, 4. Scott Mayhew 870, 5. Tamara Morgan 793, 6. Dan Edwards 673, 7. Mark Robert 688, 8. Jack Partridge 511

Vets 1. Lee Spurr 1085, 2. John Gauntlett 1024, 3. Simon Bracey 1004, 4. Colin Yeend 854, 5. Gary Mason 847, 6. Jason Gillett 836, 7. Gary Jones 818, 8. Grant Mayhew 785, 9. Robert Gittoes 781, 10. Paul Minihane 736

AMX 1. Rob Yates 1050, 2. Jake Ford 949, 3. Luke Scarsbrook 944, 4. Liam Deegan 824, 5. Karl Haycock 776, 6. Henry Partridge 770, 7. Ben Bird 747, 8. Jack Hunt 738, 9. Trystan Leyshon 652, 10. Guy Langmead 451

Adult Open 1. Andrew Fitzgerald 1036, 2. Alan Pearce 1010, 3. Scott Meredith 939, 4. Luke Davies 832, 5. Ryan Thomas 801, 6. Grant Bryant 745, 7. Jack Timms 675, 8. Thomas O’connor 669, 9. Craig Perks 528
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