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Dominant Kellett. St Blazey Mx Premier Motocross Championship Round 7 – Race Report and Results
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Dominant Kellett. St Blazey Mx Premier Motocross Championship Round 7 – Race Report and Results

by adminSeptember 11, 2017

Last Sunday the St Blazey Mx Premier Motocross Championship made its way down to Whiteway Barton for the penultimate round of the series. This was only the second time this venue had been used in 2017 and the track was in prime condition. Rain had fallen early hours and a light drizzle was to persist mid-morning which made things a bit tacky, but there was still some good racing in all classes.

Report and Image by Dave Rich

In the St Blazey Mx Expert Championship unfortunately entries were a bit down, but this didn’t lower the standard of racing as there was plenty of talent still on show. Jamie Skuse on the Tony Maunders Racing Suzuki went in to the penultimate round with 94 points lead over the Cab Screens Husqvarna of Dan Thornhill. In the opening race, it was Josh Gilbert on the Dave Thorpe Off Road/RFX Honda with the best start from Championship leader Skuse with the Hitachi Construction Ktm of Todd Kellett (Pictured No 98) tucked in 3rd. Gilbert was on a mission from the word go in this one and was to start to pull away on the opening lap, Kellett managed to get pass Skuse and was soon in to a rhythm and was to set his sights on Gilbert at the front. These two pulled away with Kellett closing in on Gilbert all the time who he eventually caught on lap 4 and this turned in to a battle royal for several more laps until on lap 9 when Kellett was to get the inside line at a fast righthander and squeezed through to take the lead and from there went on to take the win from Gilbert, but 3rd place was to go down to the wire with Thornhill after a long tussle with Skuse getting the better of him on the last lap to take 3rd. In the second moto, this time it was Thornhill with a blistering start from Gilbert with Kellett there in 3rd. Kellett got pass Gilbert on the opening lap and was soon looking to take the lead from Thornhill on the second lap, but Thornhill kept him at bay a further 3 laps until a slight mistake from Thornhill was enough to let Kellett take the lead on lap 5. Gilbert was soon all over Thornhill pressing, but then Gilbert on lap 6 grinded to a halt with a problem and his bike wouldn’t restart, which was later revealed moisture in the cut-off switch which was to end his race and give him a Dnf. Skuse moved up in to 3rd where he was to stay to take 3rd behind Thornhill and runaway winner by some 18 seconds Kellett. In the last race, it was Kelvin Townsend on the Tony Maunders Racing Yamaha who led this one from the off from teammates Jordan Carter and Skuse, but by the end of the opening lap Kellett had managed to pass them all and hit the front and was soon starting to pull away. Carter was soon in 2nd after passing Townsend, but he soon had Gilbert all over him trying to get pass which he did on lap 2 who tried his all to stay in touch with the leader. Thornhill was now on a mission after a moderate start and was soon up in to 3rd and was starting to close in on Gilbert, but Thornhill was to go down on a righthander with his handlebars going in to his ribs, he remounted a bit battered and was back giving his all and was to eventually finish in 4th behind Skuse and Gilbert with Kellett again taking a convincing win to make it a hattrick of wins on the day.

In the Expert Junior class which was ran with the Experts there was no stopping earlier Junior Championship leader before getting injured with a broken collarbone Jake Curtis-Stevens on the D S C Cornwall Kawasaki who showed that he was back fully fit and willing to go as he notched up another hattrick of wins and has now moved from 6th in the standing to 3rd with one round remaining.

In the R C Motorhomes MX1 2-Stroke Championship the day started off well for Championship leader Leighton Holmes on the J D Racing Ktm who looked good at the front in the first race and was running away with it, but on lap 6 his race was over as his chain snapped and through in to the lead came the JCT Developments/Inchains Yamaha of Ben Milward who was to go on untroubled to take the win in the first one, but there was no stopping Holmes in the other two races once he hit the front who took both wins, but it was Milward who finished 2nd to him and with it took the overall.

In the R C Motorhomes MX2 2-Stroke Championship there was many wildcard entries which included Shane Sansom who was to take a hat trick of wins with Gary Roper taking 2nd overall on the day who has now closed the gap in the Championship to 139 points after Championship leader Tom Darlow didn’t have the best of days and had a Dnf in the last race with a throttle problem.

The M D Racing Over age classes as usual it was well supported with Wayne Shimell Over 35 Championship leader again taking the overall, but he was beaten again in the last race by his nearest rival in the standings Darren Banwell on the Cheddar Mx Ktm. In the Over 40’s things were a bit different to normal, as it was Leigh Williams who was to win all three races ahead of Championship leader Stuart Rawlings and has now closed the deficit to 26 points going in to the last round. In the over 45’s Richard Green is still unbeaten this year whereas in the Over 50’s David Ford took a hattrick of wins over Championship leader Steve Elford who now takes a narrow 6 points lead in to the final round in two weeks’ time.

In the JCT Developments Junior A class there was some good racing with Maverick Smith looking a clear winner in the opening race, but he was to get cross rutted towards the end of the race and went down which gifted the win to Ioan Thomson ahead of Dean Davies with Smith coming back to take 3rd. In the second moto, it was Davies who led early on before being passed by James Bailey who went on to take the win from Clint Townsend who got the better of Davies on the last lap. In the last race, this time it was a start to finish win for Smith ahead of Townsend with Reegan West finishing in 3rd.

In the JCT Developments Junior B class it was Thomas Sharpe who won the opening race from Darren Brock, but in the other two races Brock took the wins.

Results

Experts

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 98 Todd Kellett 150 50 50 50
2 95 Dan Thornhill 135 45 47 43
3 600 Jamie Skuse 133 43 45 45
4 30 Jordan Carter 123 39 43 41
5 140 James Kensignton 115 37 39 39
6 111 Kelvin Townsend 113 41 35 37
7 152 Luke Sturgeon 111 35 41 35
8 32 Tom Moore* 100 30 37 33
9 68 Lewis Barfoot 96 33 33 30
10 3 Josh Gilbert 94 47 – 47
11 561 Jamie Buckingham 91 29 31 31
12 65 Bradley Barfoot 87 28 30 29
13 23 Ben Cryer 31 31 – –

Expert Juniors

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 9 Jake Curtis-Stevens 150 50 50 50
2 134 Jamie Dixon 133 45 43 45
3 331 Alan Pearce* 131 43 41 47
4 211 Jordan Barrs 131 47 45 39
5 217 Josh Bunter* 113 23 47 43
6 507 Gareth Northam* 109 35 39 35
7 501 Andy Bushin 106 30 35 41
8 6 Harry Mitchell 105 41 31 33
9 77 Cameron Packer 103 39 33 31
10 95 Brad Thornhill 101 27 37 37
11 510 Max Flint 90 31 29 30
12 214 Harry Day* 86 33 26 27
13 505 Ross Parkinson 82 24 30 28
14 23 Tom Armstrong 78 25 24 29
15 118 Josh House 64 37 27 –
16 38 Lee Randall-Smith 56 28 28 –
17 284 Ryan Davis 54 29 25 –
18 187 Mitch Brooks 49 26 23 –

Junior A

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 72 Maverick Smith 136 45 41 50
2 377 James Bailey 134 43 50 41
3 224 Clint Townsend* 127 33 47 47
4 917 Dean Davies 127 47 45 35
5 39 Kyle Proctor 115 41 43 31
6 12 Giles Richards 113 35 35 43
7 228 Michael Merrick 94 37 20 37
8 751 Ioan Thomson 91 50 2 39
9 540 Dayne Pritlove 91 19 39 33
10 462 Josh Harris* 89 23 37 29
11 5 Cole Baker-Edwards 81 24 30 27
12 103 Finton Jones* 81 30 29 22
13 526 Jordan Watts* 80 31 31 18
14 109 Reegan West* 78 15 18 45
15 554 Jamie Knight 77 26 26 25
16 74 Adam Bush 76 25 21 30
17 259 Mike Green 75 29 33 13
18 87 Brian Hutchings 72 28 27 17
19 444 Luke Scriven 70 22 24 24
20 93 Paul Beale 69 20 23 26
21 68 Marcus Feltham 67 39 13 15
22 956 Frazer Buckingham 55 10 17 28
23 411 Joe Collins* 55 13 28 14
24 84 Scott Hooper 54 21 10 23
25 901 Colby Walker 49 27 22 –
26 923 Jak Ford 48 8 19 21
27 778 James Chard 45 17 16 12
28 97 John Mitchell* 39 5 15 19
29 177 Kai Ford 39 12 11 16
30 564 Graham Beale 37 1 25 11
31 45 Josef Scibilia* 29 6 3 20
32 133 Thor Tucker 28 14 14 –
33 66 Adam Barfoot 23 11 12 –
34 56 Grant Tucker 23 16 7 –
35 22 Adam Weeks* 23 18 5 –
36 717 Jack Murray* 13 4 9 –
37 25 Matt Cole 13 9 4 –
38 454 Ashley Wigmore 11 3 8 –
39 301 Daniel Cheese* 8 2 6 –
40 55 Lewis Smith* 8 7 1 –

Junior B

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 24 Darren Brock* 147 47 50 50
2 601 Thomas Sharpe* 140 50 47 43
3 456 Kurt Pugsley 133 45 41 47
4 29 Andrew Wright* 123 41 45 37
5 11 Ryan Fox 115 39 35 41
6 191 Morgan Limpus* 111 27 39 45
7 555 Matthew Allen* 108 30 43 35
8 114 Steve Flack* 101 25 37 39
9 255 Jim Willcox 97 37 29 31
10 777 Kieran West 85 26 33 26
11 51 Stephen Thomson 80 33 30 –
12 19 Roddy Howard* 76 18 25 33
13 771 Lee Mitchell 76 21 26 29
14 931 Duncan Cooper 74 22 24 28
15 363 Luke Horsey 74 43 31 –
16 15 Connor West 71 19 22 30
17 46 Zoe Deacon 70 20 23 27
18 912 David Kendle* 59 31 28 –
19 680 Tom Barfoot 56 35 21 –
20 415 Kevin Spiller* 50 23 27 –
21 131 Jordan Spence 44 24 20 –
22 8 Adam Gould* 29 29 – –
23 7 Jack Napier* 28 28 – –

2Stroke MX1

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 113 Ben Milward 144 50 47 47
2 564 Leighton Holmes 139 39 50 50
3 57 Leigh Williams 135 47 45 43
4 91 Ben Griffiths 133 45 43 45
5 668 Kona Hellier* 125 43 41 41
6 7 Steve Elford 41 41 – –

2Stroke MX2

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 611 Shane Sansom* 150 50 50 50
2 41 Gary Roper 139 47 45 47
3 76 Jack Wilson* 131 45 41 45
4 141 Ben Walker* 129 43 43 43
5 26 Tom Darlow 86 39 47 –
6 106 Richard Churchill 41 41 – –

Over 35’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 10 Wayne Shimell 147 50 50 47
2 11 Darren Banwell 144 47 47 50
3 501 James Price 135 45 45 45
4 14 Luke Dewey 127 41 43 43
5 401 Kye Forte* 123 43 41 39
6 41 Mark Osborne 115 37 37 41
7 2 Daniel Marsh* 78 39 39 –

Over 40’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 57 Leigh Williams 150 50 50 50
2 25 James Knatchbull 137 43 47 47
3 74 Bryan Tucker 129 39 45 45
4 367 Robert Topp 129 45 41 43
5 187 Mark Britton* 117 37 39 41
6 762 Paul Ford 84 41 43 –

Over 45’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 33 Richard Green 150 50 50 50
2 52 Mark Gleadhill 141 47 47 47
3 77 Justin Napier 90 45 45 –

Over 50’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 761 David Ford 150 50 50 50
2 7 Steve Elford 141 47 47 47
3 76 Alan Packer 135 45 45 45