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Greedy on Song! AMCA British Motocross Championships Round 2 – Race Report & Results
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Greedy on Song! AMCA British Motocross Championships Round 2 – Race Report & Results

by adminMay 16, 2018

With a cool and very accomplished performance, Ashley Greedy aboard his Andrew Marsh Motos Yamaha moved to the top of the 2018 AMCA British Motocross Championship MX1 standings at Boraston, Shropshire on Sunday. On a track which was initially a little moist and grippy before becoming dry, slick and dusty, Greedy bagged maximum points, joined in the top three on the day by Ryan Crowder and Josh Waterman.

Report and Images by Mike Wood

In this round two of the series powered by Datatag and supported by Dunlop, Greedy also posted the fastest qualifying time although it was to be Waterman who grabbed the moto one holeshot with a very determined James Dodd in tow. Quickly though Greedy moved through and four laps into the contest was now in control after surging past Waterman. The front two then fabricated a clear advantage for themselves with Greedy going onto take the win as Crowder just got the better of Dodd and Gary Gibson in a fantastic race-long scrap for 3rd. Gating right down in 24th, Rowson got home in 6th whilst another rider making a strong fight back was Shane Carless, coming from 27th up to 8th to finish just behind Luke Meredith.

Ryan Crowder leading Ashley Greedy in MX1 moto two

After that super comeback from FUS Marsh MX Husqvarna pilot Carless, he made it slightly easier for himself in the second moto of the day by leading the charge for three laps before Greedy again took control and thus bag another win. In this battle, Waterman, Crowder, Dodd and Rowson were right in the mix as Paul Neale took 7th just ahead of his LDR TMC Kawasaki teammate Gibson. In the final Boraston contest, Carless again grabbed the holeshot but it took Greedy just one lap to move into the lead. Turning on the style, the immaculate Greedy raced clear to thus complete his unbeaten performance as Carless was eventually overhauled by Crowder following a super struggle for 2nd with Gibson, Waterman moving up from 11th, Dodd moving up from 12th, Neale and Meredith the next best. In the Boraston mix-up, Andy Smart bravely scored 66 Championship points despite competing with torn ankle ligaments sustained in a crash the previous weekend at Lower Drayton.

Shane Carless, 4th in MX1

In a stunning opening MX2 contest, Josh Coleman aboard his LRS/HTF Husqvarna led the charge with James Wainwright (Gear4 KTM) and Luke Dean (Wildmoor SevenSeven2 Yamaha) in tow. Three laps in and series leader Wainwright found a way past Coleman, followed another three laps later by Dean. In a fantastic finish, Dean then stalked and passed Wainwright on the final circuit to bag a thrilling win with Coleman having to settle for 3rd. Suffering from a badly injured right shoulder which seriously threatened his participation in Sunday’s event, Luke Burton finally made the decision to compete and give it a go! Luke bravely went at it in moto one and got home in 4th, holding off Lewis King, Bradley Tranter, Clinton Barrs and Jack Gardner.

Gary Gibson, 6th in MX1

MX2 moto two then produced another classic with Coleman again quickest out of the blocks but soon under pressure from King on the LDR TMC Kawasaki and Wainwright who had initially hampered himself by hitting the start gate. Despite the constant attention of his chasers, Coleman on this occasion hung on for victory as the superb Wainwright snatched 2nd from King. Star of this moto though was surely the high flying, hard charging Dean who after gating 27th somehow got back to earn 4th from Barrs, Gardner, Matt Ridgway and Burton. That was some ride to produce!

In a dusty final MX2 encounter, Wainwright led right up until just two circuits from home before Dean moved the Yamaha through for the win and with it a richly deserved overall verdict. Taking 3rd this time around was the consistent King from Coleman, fast starting Gardner who was enjoying his best Championship outing for a while, Tranter, Barrs and Lee Truman, so on the Boraston MX2 podium it was Dean, Wainwright and Coleman. In extreme pain, Burton was forced out of the final moto and is already 87 points behind series leader Wainwright. With again just a two week gap until the next round of the series, Luke will be hoping that his injury heals sufficiently enough to thus enable him to at least compete and keep his title dream alive!

Luke Dean the MX2 winner.

There was to be drama in the opening 2T clash at Boraston as the gremlins struck Richard Cannings aboard his M and S Brettle/Dirtshifter Yamaha. Holding a big lead and with just 2 laps remaining, Cannings machine started to splutter, misfire and lose power, thus seeing him drop back to 6th. Taking the win was Sean Eckersley who had initially gated 6th with Jordan Saunders, James Lane, Bradley Doyle and Jake Parker next in line.

Although Adam Cook and Eckersley briefly led 2T moto two, Cannings had his Yamaha back on full-song for this one. Turning on the style, he took the win from Eckersley, Henry Siddiqui, Danny Lanfear, Doyle and Lane. Not enjoying the best of fortunes so far in 2018, Saunders fell early on lap one and found himself in last spot. Undeterred the Putoline KTM pilot fought back in style to finish 14th, a great effort.

Josh Coleman leading a MX2 battle just ahead of Jack Gardner(101)

In the final 2T clash, it was Cannings all the way from Eckersley, Parker, Saunders, Ben Gillett and Doyle. Those earlier mechanical issues for Yorkshireman Cannings meant that he had to settle for 2nd overall on the day as a rightly delighted Eckersley climbed on the top step of the podium with Doyle earning the final step.

Showing that he meant business, JSR Honda rider Simon Lane was very fast off the start in the opening Vets race. Along with former World Vets rider and Cresent KTM pilot Terry House, the front two quickly fabricated a big advantage for themselves at the front. Behind them though there was a great battle developing as Sean Smith, Gary Jones, Richard Chinn and Brian Staples locked horns for 3rd as all the time, a fast Matt Gordon was reeling them in! At the front, House eventually passed a stubborn Lane on lap 7 for the win, stylishly going around the outside of his rival in tight Boraston turn as Smith won that afore mentioned big scrap for 3rd.

2T runner-up Richard Cannings

Lane again got out of the gate to lead the Vets moto two before House took control for another win. Just like the opening clash, Smith, Chinn, Jones and Staples were right in the mix although this time they were being put under heavy pressure by the gallant Colin Conduit on the 125cc Yamaha. Making it a holeshot hat trick, Lane led the charge to turn one in the final Vets clash and on this occasion he was to earn a deserved win as House gated in 8th before recovering for 2nd. In this race after putting in a couple of solid rides, Chinn was to slip off on the slick surface resulting in a 10th place finish. On the Boraston Vets podium it was House from Lane and Smith.

The only other rider to go through the card in this second round of the series was superb Youth class ace Joseph Brookes. Just like the opening event at Norley, Brookes on the Nationwide Signs KTM led home Charlie Palmer (LDR TMC Kawasaki) and Matt Tolley (Tolly Jewells KTM) in all three motos.

Terry House the Vets winner

In moto one it was Brookes all the way as Harry Ridgway, Tolley and finally Palmer all took turns to hold 2nd. Also having a strong opening moto ride were Harvey James, Joshua Main and Joshua Fletcher-Williams. Palmer grabbed the second holeshot of the. day but before completion of lap one Brookes was through and on his way to another win. Making it a faultless performance to thus lead the early Championship standings with a perfect maximum score, Brookes controlled moto three at Boraston from start to finish. Next best was the gallant Palmer, Tolley, James, Main and Ridgway, the younger brother of AMCA MX2 Championship rider, Matt Ridgway.

So with Luke Woodland racing to three wins in the Championship Non-Qualifiers and taking the overall win from Scott Howlett and Harry Greetham, it now onto Bromsberrow for round three on Bank Holiday Sunday.

Youth winner Joseph Brookes

Results

MX1

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 33 Ashley Greedy 180 60 60 60
2 146 Ryan Crowder 151 50 47 54
3 19 Josh Waterman 149 54 50 45
4 68 Shane Carless 143 39 54 50
5 292 James Dodd 135 47 45 43
6 4 Gary Gibson 131 45 39 47
7 12 Ray Rowson 119 43 43 33
8 5 Paul Neale 117 35 41 41
9 17 Luke Meredith 115 41 35 39
10 6 Jansen Day 111 37 37 37
11 28 Jack Timms 95 33 27 35
12 11 Ashley Thomas 85 31 31 23
13 110* Dean Swift 79 26 24 29
14 44 Luke Mellows 76 29 29 18
15 18 Lee Harrison 75 25 23 27
16 301 Ben Hunt 75 21 33 21
17 12* Curtis Blamey 74 18 25 31
18 74 Sean Wainwright 72 24 22 26
19 102 Thomas Shepherd 68 23 20 25
20 166 Josh Taylor 68 22 26 20
21 110 Andrew Smart 66 27 15 24
22 54 James Smith 62 19 21 22
23 143 Luke Bull 58 20 19 19
24 119* Tony Griffiths 49 16 18 15
25 48 Rhys Walker 46 12 17 17
26 232 Will Payne 45 13 16 16
27 133 Lee Clarkson 39 15 10 14
28 119 Martin Jones 37 11 13 13
29 368 Richard Gray 33 9 12 12
30 305 Ollie Kirby 33 10 14 9
31 772 Craig Chamberlain 26 6 9 11
32 149 Jack Griffiths 24 7 7 10
33 74* Matthew Chaplin 21 5 8 8
34 158 Sam Jones 19 8 11 –
35 141 Robert Johnson 17 17 – –
36 205 Will Hughes 14 14 – –
37 56 Nathan Buckland 7 – – 7

MX2

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 52 Luke Dean 167 60 47 60
2 40 James Wainwright 162 54 54 54
3 661 Josh Coleman 157 50 60 47
4 311 Lewis King 145 45 50 50
5 101 Jack Gardner 127 39 43 45
6 99 Clinton Barrs 127 41 45 41
7 9 Bradley Tranter 123 43 37 43
8 210 Lee Truman 111 37 35 39
9 3 Matt Ridgway 111 35 41 35
10 14 Luke Burton 95 47 39 9
11 36 Gareth Artus 93 33 27 33
12 10 Lee Sealey 90 22 31 37
13 7 Luke Newman 87 27 33 27
14 308 Jonathan Roderick-Evans 80 26 25 29
15 17 Tyron Cleaver 79 25 23 31
16 546 Kieron Cooke 78 31 22 25
17 119 Mitch Young 76 24 29 23
18 73 Jack Wankling 70 29 17 24
19 361 Pip Davies 65 23 21 21
20 7* Cory Mcshane 61 9 26 26
21 130 Aaron Collins 61 20 19 22
22 141 Jonathan Jones 56 16 20 20
23 41 Ben Wainwright 54 18 18 18
24 68 Nathan Bache 51 8 24 19
25 139 Robert Palmer 50 19 14 17
26 23 Jordan Petrek 42 17 10 15
27 90 Daniel Spencer 40 15 13 12
28 758 William Morris 38 12 12 14
29 999 Conner Challinor 38 13 15 10
30 613 Christopher Jackson 36 14 11 11
31 225 Ted Sanders 32 – 16 16
32 515 Ben Daniels 32 10 9 13
33 626 Jamie Comley 21 21 – –
34 281 Travis Riddle 11 11 – –

2 Stroke

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 160 Sean Eckersley 168 60 54 54
2 999 Richard Cannings 163 43 60 60
3 4 Bradley Doyle 135 47 45 43
4 781 James Lane 132 50 43 39
5 66 Jake Parker 130 45 35 50
6 83 Jordan Saunders 128 54 27 47
7 89 Danny Lanfear 127 39 47 41
8 92 Ben Gillett 121 37 39 45
9 131 Henry Siddiqui 118 31 50 37
10 100 Ashley Beniston 111 41 41 29
11 46 Adam Hill 103 33 37 33
12 140 Ryan Zebedee 94 26 33 35
13 333 Alec Everitt 85 29 29 27
14 934 Sam Callow 75 24 26 25
15 125 Ben Watkins 75 27 24 24
16 208 Scott Carter 74 25 23 26
17 338 Ben White 71 23 25 23
18 22 Shaun Buchan 69 7 31 31
19 58 Michael Wheatley 65 22 21 22
20 813 Chris Neesam 61 21 19 21
21 68 Callum Evans 59 20 20 19
22 253 Ethan Stephens 57 17 22 18
23 312 Luke Ryder 55 18 17 20
24 41 Harry Clarke 52 19 16 17
25 0 Harvey Matthews 44 16 15 13
26 61 Jack Waterman 44 35 9 –
27 80 Stephen Plant 40 11 13 16
28 42 Karl Brittain 40 12 14 14
29 193 Jack Maddocks 37 13 12 12
30 59 James Mcquade 35 9 11 15
31 910 Harvey Tillotson 33 15 18 –
32 136 Paul Jones 29 8 10 11
33 400 Ben Griffiths 14 14 – –
34 73 Adam Cook 10 10 – –

Vets

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 66 Terry House 174 60 60 54
2 73 Simon Lane 168 54 54 60
3 121 Sean Smith 147 50 50 47
4 74 Gary Jones 138 43 45 50
5 22 Brian Staples 127 41 43 43
6 148 Richard Chinn 127 45 47 35
7 3 Colin Conduit 125 39 41 45
8 19 Matt Gordon 125 47 39 39
9 411 Stephen Marlow 113 37 35 41
10 7 Stephen Elford 109 35 37 37
11 205 Paul Wieczorek 97 33 33 31
12 271 John Heath 95 31 31 33
13 99 Marc Bates 84 29 26 29
14 145 Ryan Baker 80 27 27 26
15 125 Nigel Travis 75 23 25 27
16 187 Chris Matthews 70 22 24 24
17 888 Steve Ferney 68 21 22 25
18 119 Russell Hartill 62 24 23 15
19 159 Chris Gaunt 61 18 20 23
20 4 Sean Doyle 61 20 19 22
21 51 John Ball 61 19 21 21
22 126 Barry James 54 17 17 20
23 66* Wayne Falconer 54 25 29 –
24 8 Dan Merifield 50 14 18 18
25 44 Sean Cossons 48 13 16 19
26 167 David Bullock 47 16 14 17
27 5 Stuart Brown 43 12 15 16
28 22* Andrew Mantle 26 26 – –
29 365 Paul Woodland 15 15 – –

Youth 85/150

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 66 Terry House 174 60 60 54
2 73 Simon Lane 168 54 54 60
3 121 Sean Smith 147 50 50 47
4 74 Gary Jones 138 43 45 50
5 22 Brian Staples 127 41 43 43
6 148 Richard Chinn 127 45 47 35
7 3 Colin Conduit 125 39 41 45
8 19 Matt Gordon 125 47 39 39
9 411 Stephen Marlow 113 37 35 41
10 7 Stephen Elford 109 35 37 37
11 205 Paul Wieczorek 97 33 33 31
12 271 John Heath 95 31 31 33
13 99 Marc Bates 84 29 26 29
14 145 Ryan Baker 80 27 27 26
15 125 Nigel Travis 75 23 25 27
16 187 Chris Matthews 70 22 24 24
17 888 Steve Ferney 68 21 22 25
18 119 Russell Hartill 62 24 23 15
19 159 Chris Gaunt 61 18 20 23
20 4 Sean Doyle 61 20 19 22
21 51 John Ball 61 19 21 21
22 126 Barry James 54 17 17 20
23 66* Wayne Falconer 54 25 29 –
24 8 Dan Merifield 50 14 18 18
25 44 Sean Cossons 48 13 16 19
26 167 David Bullock 47 16 14 17
27 5 Stuart Brown 43 12 15 16
28 22* Andrew Mantle 26 26 – –
29 365 Paul Woodland 15 15 – –

Non Qualifiers

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 365 Luke Woodland 180 60 60 60
2 51 Scott Howlett 162 54 54 54
3 547 Harry Greetham 145 45 50 50
4 73 Stephen Wheatley 131 43 47 41
5 590 Gareth Goldthorpe 129 41 45 43
6 424 Matthew Morgan 127 37 43 47
7 614 Joshua Mantle 119 39 41 39
8 310 Joe Bailey 84 – 39 45
9 7 Benjamin Prosser 72 35 37 –
10 32 Craig Cording 68 33 35 –
11 19 Thomas Barlow 64 31 33 –
12 78 Adam Wise 50 50 – –
13 56 Nathan Buckland 47 47 – –