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Mahoney Magic at Wroxton! BSMA Apico Nationals Round 3 – Race Report and Results
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Mahoney Magic at Wroxton! BSMA Apico Nationals Round 3 – Race Report and Results

by adminJuly 3, 2018

Despite the Mother Nature trying to fry any living thing at Wroxton five blocks of racing where rattled through with racing finished in plenty of time on Sunday.

Report and Images courtesy of Ady Cowshall – Images of Speed

As anticipated the popular Oxfordshire circuit had drawn in plenty of wildcard entries and it really heated things up so much so it felt 10 degrees hotter than it actually was, the Auto’s might not have suffered from the spicing up as much as some of the bigger cc groups but the racing was electric, so much so that the final race had the crowd screaming from the banks as the dice between Logan Gardner and Lee Simkiss had swapped places many times with a last lap showdown that would of had Murray Walker losing his voice! The lead was held by Gardner and with only 4 jumps and 2 corners to go Simkiss cleared the massive downhill jump (on an auto!) barely holding onto the bike on landing and pinned it into the final turn with the inside line just pipping Gardner to the flag! That was his 4th win of the weekend, Gardner had the other but got the overall on the day closing down the 20 point advantage Simkiss held over him. Jenson Severn and Ollie Waters mixed it up with Matthew Morgan and Ollie Truman all weekend but had no answer for the lead pair. Simkiss managed to retain second overall in front of Waters despite being almost at the back of the field in the first race Sunday. Severn’s great starts kept in in contention with fourth overall.

The Junior 65s were really flying on the fast hillside track, and despite Freddie Gardiner being possibly the fastest on track it wasn’t to be his weekend on what had been tipped to be ‘his style track’. Numerous minor tip over’s had him really working hard to come back through the field on a number of occasions. Shaun Mahoney was the main benefactor from these spills as he notched up the only maximum of the weekend finishing most races clearly out front. Joey Benfield was to half Gardiner’s championship lead by beating him on 4 out of the 5 races, being quick enough to be too far in front for Gardiner to reel him back in after playing with the soil. Jamie Kuehn was able to hold off Ollie Bubb in 4 out of 5 also, which closed the championship gap between 3rd and 4th as well. Shane Jones couldn’t add to a 2nd race 4th as the pace was so matched from 4th through to 8th with Kuehn grabbing three 4th’s, Bubb another one which was enough to put them both above Harlow Green and Jones, with Hayden Yeend having a great ride among the front runners bringing it home for 8th overall.

First race of the Small Wheel 85’s and you’d of thought Tyler Smith had imported a top Yank replacement for himself (only thing is he’s so small we knew this wasn’t the case) as he flew out the blocks to literally steal the race from his competitors. Championship leader Ben Zeale fought off the attentions of Jake Randall for second. It looked like Smith was set to go and do the same number again in the next moto but the superglue came unstuck once more and he dropped down the field and out of contention for an overall. Randall really got his act together for the remaining races with Smith down he saw his chance and took it, inspiring him to go on to win the remaining races of the weekend although not without some unwanted attention from Ellis Poole who grabbed three runner up spots making up for his first race mis-hap and boosting his overall to third behind Zeale.

The Big Wheeled 85’s saw an upset to Ethan Sills run of form as it was Billy Duke who, despite dropping it in his first race while holding a healthy advantage, and letting Sills get sight of him pulled out all the stops on his Midwest Husky to extend the lead back out and take the first two wins of the weekend. But it was Sills weekend taking revenge by taking the remaining races, albeit only by narrow margins. This pair really left the rest of the field scratching their heads for an answer to the extra speed. Jak Taylor looked good to take third but Jason Down had other ideas and took advantage of some mistakes that put Taylor down the order in his mid races. Down seemingly back to full fitness had the bit between his teeth recording a 5-3-3-4-3 scorecard to take third overall in front of Taylor who could of narrowly missed out if Tyler Etheridge hadn’t fluffed his 4th race.

Senior 125’s really do turn the heads with that loud scream of nearly 40 two strokes coming out of the gate. James Hanscomb scored first blood on the smooth, fast, slick groomed track, and was followed home a distant second by Callum Beeken. But after finishing 3rd first time out it was Ryan Tanner that got back to the top following on from the previous rounds great form and keeping him firmly on top of the championship table. Beeken and Hanscomb traded seconds and thirds apart from an early spill putting Beeken right down the order in the 4th moto. This gave Ethan Etheridge third place that time out. Zac Cooper just had the upper hand over Keelan Southwood rounding out the top five.

The Senior Open had the train of blue interrupted by wildcard Todd Leadbitter on Saturday looking every inch at home on the fast jumpy circuit but he couldn’t match the pace of Jaydon Murphy in the first one, settling for second ahead of Josh Greedy and Jack Wankling giving Leadbitter a Yamaha sandwich. Next time out and again Murphy wasn’t going to be denied riding on fire and finding that extra few yards to pull out a safe margin to not be block passed in any of the tight turns. This time it was Wankling that followed him home with Leadbitter still in the filling to the blue sandwich with Greedy behind him. Final race on Saturday had it a 1-2-3 for the blue brand with Leadbitter seemingly suffering from the heat demoted to 4th. Murphy was on for a clean sweep but for the #33 of Greedy proving impossible to overcome. Wankling went down in the last one and suffered with the dust only coming back to 6th but good enough for 3rd overall behind fellow blue riders Murphy and Greedy with Pip Davies grabbing the Apico holeshot in the final race and taking third to secure 4th overall.

The Novice racing was close be Phil Evans and Josh Mayhew with Evans taking the first, but Mayhew styling it up for the next two. Not to be out done Evans came back with the last two, but the pair had to be wary of Rob Shem who stole three 2nd placings and could of quite easily been in the picture for the win. Ultimately it was consistency that played its role with Shem notching up a 6th in one pushing him back to 3rd overall. Eddie Deegan clocked up his first podium in moto three but coupled with his other results only got him into 8th overall.

The Vets again dominated the mixed Vet/Novice group, with Wildman Willis showing up to take victory in the first, proving age is nothing but a number taking a controlling lead that nearly went pear shaped at the flag with series regular Christian Seldon almost grabbing the win on the line and red plate holder Andy Marchant in reach in third. Next time out it was another wildcard at the front, this time Rob Clark who’d had a trip over the bars in the first heat making amends and really firing up his 2 stroke KTM. Wildman was up there again and crossed the line 2nd looking good for overall glory. Seldon seemed to be getting on better with the track than Marchant, and again came home in front chipping away at the points lead. Third time out and another wildcard got into the fray in the form of Chris Brown.  Where were all these riders coming from! Clark was out front again, then Brown. Willis was down the order, Seldon was in there fighting to stay in front of Marchant and did so. Clark went on to take the rest of the wins, Brown got into third overall with another 2nd place, but Seldon clinched 2nd overall with Marchant quoted as saying ‘The red plate gets heavy’ as Seldon took 6 points off his 10 point advantage.

More wildcards took all the wins in the MX1 class with Ashley Greedy gifting the first race win to Regan Skinner after he smashed the KTM engine to bits while romping away. Greedy then switched to his trusty Yamaha and continued to dominate the group although Jack Timms was there on his 250f in the shadows on Sunday waiting for a mistake. Timms lost out on the overall to Sion Talbot’s better Saturday performance with 3 race wins following Timms home each time on Sunday, the pair only split by 3 points on the final count up. Harry Linton could of been in with a shout had his bike not gone bang in the second moto after coming home in third first time out. Karl Haycock and Darren Webster both notched up a third apiece but it was Kieran Yorke who put together the most consistent ride to take third on the day. Skinner’s first race win was the only podium he got all weekend as Tyron Cleaver and Adam Harris took up the reins behind Greedy. Harris was in two minds whether to try to stay with Greedy but deciding caution was the better answer, and after third behind Cleaver in the first moto took up the runner up spot to build on his points lead in the championship.

With Pontrilas the next one for the calender over a month away any injuries riders are carrying should have time to heal up and come back stronger.

Results

Auto’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 153 Logan Gardner 217 43 43 43 45 43
2 55 Lee Simkiss 207 45 45 45 27 45
3 55x Ollie Waters 201 41 37 41 43 39
4 7 Jenson Severn 193 35 41 39 37 41
5 9 Matthew Morgan 189 37 39 37 39 37
6 2 Ollie Truman 181 39 33 34 41 34
7 82 Bobby Ray Smith 170 32 35 33 35 35
8 511 Logan Keene 163 33 34 31 33 32
9 31 Ifan Rees 161 34 28 32 34 33
10 57 George Pitts 153 31 32 30 32 28
11 111 JUNIOR CARROLL-STONE 151 30 31 29 31 30
12 52 Donte Roden 143 28 29 28 29 29
13 33 Ollie Oldfield 139 29 30 27 26 27
14 441 ZACH BUBB 133 27 26 26 28 26
15 404 ZACH WALLBRIDGE 126 26 25 25 25 25
16 100 Bailey Williams 123 – 27 35 30 31

Junior 65’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 #11 Shaun Mahoney 225 45 45 45 45 45
2 24 Joey Benfield 213 43 43 41 43 43
3 14 Freddie Gardiner 207 41 41 43 41 41
4 40 Jamie Kuehn 187 39 33 37 39 39
5 44 Ollie Bubb 183 37 35 39 37 35
6 10 Harlow Green 175 35 37 33 33 37
7 18 Shane Jones 174 33 39 34 35 33
8 46 Hayden Yeend 166 34 32 32 34 34
9 167 Jack Evans 152 30 31 30 32 29
10 100 Ashton Bubb 150 31 30 31 27 31
11 06 Ashton Phillips 142 26 28 25 31 32
12 48 Liam Regan 140 29 26 28 30 27
13 4 Zane Sibley-Deakin 139 27 29 24 29 30
14 94 Max Simkiss 133 24 27 26 28 28
15 808 CODY WALLBRIDGE 120 23 24 23 24 26
16 96 Alfie Crealock-Lovell 108 28 25 29 26 –
17 222 Jobi Caddick 101 32 34 35 – –
18 77 Tommy Morgan 100 25 23 27 25 –

Small Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 8 Jake Randall 221 41 45 45 45 45
2 31 Ben Zeale 207 43 41 41 39 43
3 116 Ellis Poole 199 29 43 43 43 41
4 69 LEWIS RODEN 193 39 39 39 41 35
5 78 ROAN DELANEY 181 37 37 37 37 33
6 144 Dylan Williams 171 35 31 33 35 37
7 06 trystan daniels 169 32 33 32 33 39
8 10 Jacob Harley 168 31 35 34 34 34
9 224 Ollie Howell 156 34 34 31 26 31
10 81 Tyler Smith 144 45 32 35 32 –
11 79 Tate Anderson 143 33 29 26 30 25
12 11 Levi Davies 143 28 30 30 23 32
13 45 Archie Harley 139 25 28 29 29 28
14 1 Connor Howells 135 26 27 25 28 29
15 94 Fletcher Ridout 131 27 25 28 27 24
16 212 Harry Beach 121 23 23 24 24 27
17 60 Fraser Topp 120 20 26 27 25 22
18 150 Max Miles 117 24 22 23 22 26
19 44 DANNY WEBSTER 109 30 18 – 31 30
20 22 Alfie Smith 108 22 24 22 17 23
21 16 Cameron Chell 103 21 21 21 21 19
22 272 Katie Morgan 98 17 20 20 20 21
23 3x CORIE GAY 95 18 19 19 19 20
24 146 Braidy Tucker 90 19 17 18 18 18

Big Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 30 Ethan Sills 221 43 43 45 45 45
2 5 Billy Duke 219 45 45 43 43 43
3 29 Jason Down 199 37 41 41 39 41
4 22 Jak Taylor 197 41 37 39 41 39
5 544 TYLER ETHERIDGE 186 39 39 37 34 37
6 45 Connor Jago 176 34 35 35 37 35
7 941 Josh Noon 171 35 34 34 35 33
8 11 Callum Hopper 157 31 32 30 30 34
9 63 Daniel Arkell 157 29 31 33 33 31
10 80 Louie Smith 156 33 30 32 31 30
11 2 Ria Truman 154 32 27 31 32 32
12 15 Josh Fletcher Williams 150 30 33 29 29 29
13 125 Billy Elvin 138 28 28 27 27 28
14 72 Aiden Trott 136 26 29 28 28 25
15 121 Ellis Bubb 129 25 25 26 26 27
16 25 GRACE PACKMAN 125 23 26 25 25 26
17 21x Tyler Matthews 120 24 24 24 24 24
18 114 Josh Penny 91 22 – 23 23 23
19 46 Alex McCallum 27 27 – – – –

Senior 125’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 69 Ryan Tanner 221 41 45 45 45 45
2 94 James Hanscomb 215 45 43 41 43 43
3 211 Callum Beeken 192 43 41 43 30 35
4 2 ZAC COOPER 191 39 35 39 39 39
5 44 Keelan Southwood 187 37 39 37 37 37
6 921 Efan Loring 163 34 31 34 32 32
7 28 Charlie Griffiths 157 30 30 33 34 30
8 146 Daniel Bartlett 148 33 24 30 35 26
9 205 Billy Collins 148 28 27 31 33 29
10 19 Lorenzo Butelli 146 8 37 35 25 41
11 5 Callum Watson 145 24 34 25 29 33
12 77 Ryan Manley 144 26 33 27 31 27
13 24 Luke Woolgrove 139 35 26 26 28 24
14 46 Finley Smith 138 29 25 29 27 28
15 84 HARRY BARKER 135 25 28 32 19 31
16 26 Ben Davis 127 27 29 28 24 19
17 813 Leo Whordley 114 17 23 23 26 25
18 7 Kieran Eldridge 104 22 19 24 22 17
19 51x Lewis Glynn 103 21 20 21 20 21
20 22 Tom Cumber 92 11 21 22 18 20
21 6 Luke Jerromes 91 23 16 19 17 16
22 777 Tom Hardwick 87 19 22 – 23 23
23 177 Kai Ford 85 16 17 18 16 18
24 12 Declan Roden 78 – 18 17 21 22
25 744 ETHAN ETHERIDGE 75 – – – 41 34
26 333 Thomas Casbeard 74 31 32 11 – –
27 45 Jack Siekacz 70 13 11 16 15 15
28 15 Logan Bevington 70 15 15 14 13 13
29 131 Austin Topp 69 14 12 15 14 14
30 772 PREZ WALLTER 55 9 9 13 12 12
31 275 SHAUNA HOPE 54 10 10 12 11 11
32 4 JACK LOVERIDGE 52 18 14 20 – –
33 98 Marshall Smith 32 32 – – – –
34 263 James Allen 25 12 13 – – –
35 9 Rhys Manka 20 20 – – – –

Senior Open

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 118 JAYDON MURPHY 223 45 45 45 45 43
2 33 Josh Greedy 211 41 39 43 43 45
3 73 Jack Wankling 199 39 43 41 41 35
4 36 Joseph Davies 185 37 34 34 39 41
5 17 Owen Woodhouse 185 35 37 37 37 39
6 3 Ryan Mundell 176 34 35 35 35 37
7 74 LEWIS KING LONDON 157 33 31 29 34 30
8 16 Luke Woodhouse 157 31 32 33 32 29
9 87 Brandon Baker 154 32 28 28 33 33
10 41 Jude Hartwell 152 30 30 31 30 31
11 76 Harry Williams 146 25 29 32 28 32
12 294 EMILY NOON 133 26 24 26 29 28
13 98 Marshall Smith 128 – 33 30 31 34
14 22 TODD LEADBITTER 123 43 41 39 – –
15 204 Jordan Jenkins 81 27 27 27 – –
16 101 RHYS BAKER 55 29 26 – – –
17 00 JOSH YOUNG 53 28 25 – – –

Novice
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 105 Phil Evans 219 45 41 43 45 45
2 99 Josh Mayhew 211 41 45 45 41 39
3 20 Rob Shem 205 43 43 35 43 41
4 923 Jak Ford 185 37 29 37 39 43
5 397 Scott Mayhew 177 30 39 39 37 32
6 921 Jack Partridge 172 39 34 32 33 34
7 991 KIERAN BROWN 171 33 35 34 34 35
8 11 Eddie Deegan 170 29 32 41 35 33
9 55 ASHLEY SUGDEN 157 31 33 30 32 31
10 227 RICHARD CURTIS 151 28 31 31 31 30
11 252 HARRY VAUX 139 32 37 33 – 37
12 26 CATHERINE KING 64 34 30 – – –
13 7 BEN PROSSER 35 35 – – – –

Vets
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 52 ROB CLARK 215 35 45 45 45 45
2 701 Christian Seldon 205 43 41 41 37 43
3 971 CHRIS BROWN 201 39 37 43 43 39
4 800 Andy Marchant 199 41 39 39 39 41
5 93 PAUL WILLIS 194 45 43 34 41 31
6 544 John Gauntlett 171 34 34 37 32 34
7 772 CRAIG CHAMBERLAIN 165 37 32 24 35 37
8 716 Chris Peaty 164 33 29 33 34 35
9 819 Lee Spurr 158 30 33 32 31 32
10 38 RICHARD TUDOR 154 32 35 21 33 33
11 452 Simon Bracey 148 31 28 35 24 30
12 202 CARL WALLBRIDGE 146 28 30 31 29 28
13 60 Colin Yeend 144 29 26 30 30 29
14 40 Grant Mayhew 133 25 24 29 28 27
15 145 Rob Gittoes 131 26 25 27 27 26
16 315 Mark Ward 124 23 22 28 26 25
17 7x Paul Minihane 120 22 23 26 25 24
18 142 Brian Grimes 112 21 20 25 23 23
19 88 Terry Sparkes 84 20 21 22 21 –
20 187 MIKE EYRE 83 19 19 23 22 –
21 98 Richard Caddick 58 27 31 – – –
22 192 Paul Webb 27 – 27 – – –
23 37 Roget Thornton 24 24 – – – –

MX2
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 39 SION TALBOT 221 45 45 45 43 43
2 28 Jack Timms 219 43 43 43 45 45
3 208 Kieran Yorke 197 39 39 37 41 41
4 80 Darren Webster 179 34 32 41 33 39
5 331 ALAN PEARCE 175 31 37 39 35 33
6 49 Karl Haycock 173 37 41 34 32 29
7 663 John McKenzie 170 33 28 35 37 37
8 2 Jake Ford 163 32 34 28 39 30
9 3 BRAD MATTHEWS 152 29 30 32 30 31
10 174 Jake Penny 150 24 33 31 28 34
11 130 Aaron Collins 148 28 31 26 31 32
12 414 Elliott Pugh 139 26 29 27 29 28
13 438 Tristan Leyshon 125 23 25 24 26 27
14 58 Liam Johnston 124 22 24 25 27 26
15 67 CONNOR HALLIGAN 104 35 – – 34 35
16 31 SCOTT MEREDITH 92 27 35 30 – –
17 54 DYLAN HODGKINS 89 30 26 33 – –
18 40 GEORGE POOL 81 25 27 29 – –
19 118 JAMES PARK 44 21 23 – – –
20 26 HARRY LINTON 41 41 – – – –
21 79 Ieuan Harris – – – – – –

MX1
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 279 Adam Harris 213 41 43 43 43 43
2 17 Tyron Cleaver 207 43 41 41 41 41
3 22 Andy Fitzgerald 183 39 35 35 37 37
4 33X ASHLEY GREEDY 180 – 45 45 45 45
5 11 Liam Deegan 179 34 37 39 35 34
6 117 Thomas O’Connor 173 35 33 37 33 35
7 977 Joe Smith 170 37 34 33 34 32
8 42 Rhys Grimes 164 33 32 34 32 33
9 961 REGAN SKINNER 162 45 39 – 39 39
10 401 JOE HASKAYNE 31 – 31 – – –