The West Cumbria Motocross club held their final two rounds of the 2017 season at the weekend, with a well
prepared Dean Moor track, the rain came in early which gave the track lots of line options and good racing by the end of the day.
Race Report by Arran Murphy – Images Courtesy of Eddie Pullin
First up were the Auto pilots and Finley Pickering dealt with the mud best as he took three wins ahead of series leader Ashton Crossley. Finley Easton took home third position.
In the Junior 65 class it was the flou Yellow machine of Charley Irwin who dominated the day by taking maximum points. Jacob Hayes pushed him to the line but had to settle for second
Luke Edgar #99
on the day followed by Liam Johnston in third.
Robbie Park carried on his winning ways in the Small Wheel 85 category as he took all three race victories on his way to the overall honours from long time rival Charlie Henderson. Samuel Carruthers rounded off the podium in third.
In the Big Wheel 85 class Jack Abbott capitalised from Adam Slavins race one issue to take the overall with a 1-3-2 scorecard. Slavin came back to win the final two encounters but the first race eleventh meant he had to settle for runner up on the day. Jake Sharkey finished the day on the third step of the rostrum.
Next up were the Youth open riders and Ellis Murray extended his series lead by taking a maximum haul of points
Anthony Pullin #13
and the overall. Dylan Hodgson was hot on his heals but had to settle for second this time around and Tom Lawrence battled hard all day to take a well deserved third.
In the Adult C category Ryan Metcalfe had two wins split by a second race third to give him the overall on the day just one point ahead of race two winner Adam Curwin. Stephen Humphries took the bronze medal.
It was a mixed bag of results in the Adult B class but it was Anthony Pullin who was most consistent and took the overall from Sam Taylforth by just two points. Martin Boylen rounded off the top three in third.
Last up was the Adult A class and it was Jamie Law who just managed to fend off the attentions of Graham Riley for the overall victory. Riley had to settle for second while Shane Tolson finished the day in third.
Sunday was greeted with sunshine at first but then the rain arrived later on and caused the event to be cancelled after two blocks of racing.
The Autos were the only group who managed to get a full schedule in and Finley Pickering took three wins on his way to the top step of the podium ahead of new Auto champ Ashton Crossley. Finley Easton rounded off the top three in third.
In the Junior 65 category Charley Irwin took a pair of wins for another overall victory ahead of Jacob Hayes in second and third place went to new champ Bobby Jak Ennis.
Robbie Park topped off a dominant rookie year in the Small Wheel 85 class with two wins, another overall and the championship. Charlie Henderson once again had to settle for the runner up spot while Jordan Acton finished the day third overall.
In the Big Wheel 85 category Adam Slavin took a double race win to claim the final overall of the year ahead of Frazer Hansen in second and Jack Abbott took the title with a third overall.
Next up were the Youth open riders and Ellis Murray showed why he deserves the 2017 championship as he took two more wins for the overall victory ahead of Dylan Hodgson who had to settle for another runner up spot. Tom Lawrence rounded off the top three on his 125.
In the Adult C category Adam Curwin and Stephen Humphries shared a win and a second each with Curwin taking the overall by way of the last race result. Humphries had to settle for second and Stephen Dawson finished the day third.
Sam Taylforth took the final Adult B overall of the year with a 2-1 scorecard. Anthony Pullin took a win and a fifth to claim the championship and Stuart Mawbray rounded off the top three in third.
In the Adult A class Jamie Law took a pair of wins for the overall victory ahead of new champion Graham Riley. Shane Tolson took a fourth and a third for the final step on the podium.