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HUCK CUP & Mike Brown Memorial – Rundown & Results – Mewse was motoring!
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HUCK CUP & Mike Brown Memorial – Rundown & Results – Mewse was motoring!

by adminMarch 30, 2018

The damp and dreary weather did it’s best to halt the machines and racers who gathered today (Good Friday) to  compete for the Mike Brown Memorial Trophy and the Huck Cup at Marshfield.

In it’s second year of inception the Huck Cup, in memory of Mark Hucklebridge, drew in a class line up of British MX stars but with the first round of the Maxxis British Motocross Championships just a few days away on Easter Sunday there were a few notable no shows.

This didn’t detract from the hardy Pro’s who were there for the Race 1 gatedrop and with the rain falling it wasn’t going to be a walk in the park by any stretch of the imagination.  First to show in the tight first few corners was the reigning champ Luke Hawkins who showed his lack of race time has been no hindrance to his speed or mud riding skills.  Before long it

The Huck Cup Podium, 1st Conrad Mewse, 2nd Graeme Irwin, 3rd Ryan Houghton

was British MX1 Champ Graeme Irwin who had pulled into the lead and was stretching his gap at the front of the pack.  Hawkins soon came under fire from local boy come good Conrad Mewse, but Hawkins made it hard work for him which helped Ryan Houghton who had to fight through the pack, catch up on the pair.  Once through Mewse pulled clear but was unable to catch Irwin who went on to take P1 in race one, with Mewse second, Houghton third and Hawkins fourth.  Josh Waterman rode well for 5th, and Shane Carless put in some good laps for 6th.  Best of the Vets in Race 1 was local favourite Tom Church in 11th with the ultra smooth Josh Coppins in 13th.

With the conditions and weather worsening the line up for race two was down to 12 and once again it was the sharp starting Luke Hawkins who got to the front followed by Waterman and Mewse.   Mewse was looking determined and pulled through to the front, with both Waterman and Hawkins disappearing with the latter pulling out, and Waterman coming back  into play in 5th behind Todd Kellett.  Now Graeme Irwin was on the chase and closing on the leader Mewse, with Houghton fighting through the pack to third again. Irwin applied the pressure at the front but Mewse held his nerve and went on to win the race and the coveted Huck Cup, with Irwin second, Houghton third, Kellett in 4th and Waterman 5th. The only Vet to continue to circulate in Race 2 was double British Champion Stephen Sword who ended up in 8th.

So it was Conrad Mewse who lifted the huge trophy, and win the overall from Irwin in 2nd, Houghton 3rd and a hugely credible 4th for Josh Waterman who also lifted the Buzby cup for the most Determination shown!

In the Mike Brown Memorial race James Barker went home with the win after having two strong moto’s and doggedly ploughing through the mud to finish up the field each time. Cameron Curtis was second whilst Billy Saunders was third.

The line up’s in the other classes thinned down massively as the day went on so all credit to those who stuck it out for the long haul.  Mark Young won both the Expert races to also take the overall, Kyle Procter won the Seniors due to a last race win over runner up Max Luckes. In the Junior MX1 class the win went to Roddy Howard with only him and one other finishing both moto’s in this group such was the tough nature of the conditions. Tom Simpson did the Double moto win thing in the Junior MX2 class with Stuart Harrow second and Mike Harrow third.

All in all an enjoyable day, although a wet and cold one, though the main thing is the names of Mike Brown and Mark Hucklebridge live on in the World of Motocross and quite rightly so.

Overall results

Huck Cup

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2
1 426 Conrad Mewse 114 54 60
2 01 Graham Irwin 114 60 54
3 119 Ryan Houghton 100 50 50
4 19 Josh Waterman 90 45 45
5 68 Shane Carless 86 43 43
6 98 Todd Kellett 84 37 47
7 292 James Dodd 76 35 41
8 7 Stephen Sword 64 25 39
9 8 Luke Hawkins 47 47 –
10 102 Chuck Davies 41 41 –
11 166 Josh Taylor 39 39 –
12 24 Tom Church 33 33 –
13 301 Ben Hunt 31 31 –
14 6 Josh Coppins 29 29 –
15 1 Brian Wheeler 27 27 –
16 198 Ty Kellett 26 26 –
17 51 Jed Stockham 24 24 –
18 877 Alex Morrision 23 23 –

Mike Brown Memorial Trophy

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2
1 10 James Baker 104 54 50
2 23 Cameron Curtis 101 47 54
3 4 Billy Saunders 80 33 47
4 100 Shaun Willis 80 35 45
5 210 Sam Mercer 80 37 43
6 1 Christian Mcgill 60 60 –
7 58 Niel Long 60 – 60
8 44 Ricky Britton 50 50 –
9 136 Mark Sterry 45 45 –
10 75 Rich Dors 43 43 –
11 72 Chris Taylor 41 41 –
12 109 Carl Chambers 41 – 41
13 93 Jesse say 39 39 –
14 79 Louis Harmer 31 31 –

Experts

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2
1 517 Mark Young 120 60 60
2 781 James Lane 97 54 43
3 616 Troy Jones 91 37 54
4 74 Matthew Chaplin 86 39 47
5 126 Elliot Dowell 85 35 50
6 73 Simon Lane 84 43 41
7 793 Taylor Levett 76 31 45
8 119 Tony Griffiths 50 50 –
9 545 Ross Parry 47 47 –
10 111 Richard Roberts 45 45 –
11 603 Liam Gooding 41 41 –
12 41 Anthony Delrieu 33 33 –

Seniors

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2
1 39 Kyle Proctor 114 54 60
2 666 Max Luckes 114 60 54
3 2 Jim French 97 47 50
4 427 Russell Griffiths 50 50 –
5 263 Nicholas Coles 47 – 47
6 805 Sam Dyer 45 45 –
7 975 Joel Curtis 43 43 –

Junior MX1

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2
1 9 Roddy Howard 120 60 60
2 -??- – 3716486 – 99 54 45
3 0 Edward Hennessy 54 – 54
4 736 Luke Pitt 50 – 50
5 18 Daniel Shearn 47 – 47

Junior MX2

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2
1 200 tom simpson 120 60 60
2 228 Stuart Harrow 100 50 50
3 13 Mark Sims 99 54 45
4 67 Eithan Nyachae 92 45 47
5 280 Jack Sims 90 47 43
6 810 Oliver Barnes 54 – 54
7 387 Harry Neale 43 43 –