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On Fire Franklin! Acerbis Amateur Nationals Round 5 – Race Report & Results
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On Fire Franklin! Acerbis Amateur Nationals Round 5 – Race Report & Results

by adminJuly 9, 2018

The Acerbis Amateur Nationals reached round 5 of its series as it visited the blisteringly hot Oxfordshire venue of Culham at the weekend.  With some notable championship contender’s suffering over the weekend this round threw up a whole new set of scenario’s as it heads into it’s final three rounds of the season. 

Images courtesy of Matthew Rudd Photography

In the 125 2 Strokes Wildcard Cullen Scott opened up with the Moto 1 win but following on from that it was Dylan Spencer who would be the pacesetter taking all remaining 4 race wins and in turn extending his lead in the championship. Dylan Hodgkins who has been absent from the last 3 rounds rode tremendously for second overall with Championship chaser Stu Owen in third.

Cory Nemeth was a wildcard rider on a mission, and blitzed to a 5 wins from 5 races in the 250 2 Stroke Open. Of the registered riders it was Bradley Wheeler in second place who was the highest finisher with another Wildcard Chris Nuttall in third.  With the standings tight at the top coming into this round all eyes were on leader Cody Ling and his main competitor Curtis Dixon, and it was Dixon who had the better meeting with 4th overall with Ling in 6th, but it was only a 7 point swing between the two, which means that Dixon still holds a 35 point lead going into the next round at Landrake.

There was a host of Evo classes also making the trip to Culham and it was Paul Edge who was unstoppable in the EVO 500 class, whilst Danny Malone was the SUPER EVO winner. Daryl Stuart took the EVO 250 victory but Leighton Holmes will feel hard done by after winning 4 motos only to suffer a DNF which took the overall out of the equation.  Richard Benham grabbed the overall in the EVO 125 class but he had fierce competition from race 1 winner and eventual runner up Martin Penfold, and Dean Bachelor who won the final 3 mot0’s but a non points scoring first Moto meant he wasn’t a contender for a podium spot.

A full gate of Junior Open racers put on a great show and it was Jack Gotts who strung together 5 great race results for the overall although he didn’t win a moto. Jordan Toland on the other hand took the chequered flag on three occasions but race wins don’t always match consistency as it proved here with a finish well done the order in moto 1 doing his win chances the damage! Hayden Stevens finished a strong third overall with Ros Fegan in fourth helped by a win in the final moto.

Brian Wheeler was on a charge in the Over 40 class and showed his true class with a 5 ride maximum and the overall. Although he couldn’t catch Wheeler, Richard Collins would have left Culham happy with his weekend’s work having come second overall and moved to the top of the championships standings with his biggest rival Danny Blakely only managing 4th, being split by the 3rd placed Wildcarder Jez Bailey.

In fine form in the Ladies class was Nadiya Jones who railed her machine to a full set of race wins over the weekend. Melanie Griffiths put in a good shift for second overall with Tia Epsom in third.

Chris Brown was a classy performer all weekend long and with 5 chequered flags, extending his lead in the standings over his main championships rival Rob Prosser who was second with Simon Bracey third.

Heaps of Wildcards threw a spanner into the works in the MX1 class with Irish race Luke Smith showing everyone a clean pair of heals in each moto. Ed Briscoe piled up the points for second overall with Lewis Meadows edging out Andy Wilson for third. Series leader James Lassu didn’t start the last three Moto’s of the weekend so it’s Briscoe who heads to the next round of the series at Landrake with the championship lead by a slender margin over Meadows and Wilson.

Ben Franklin was another wildcard who came, saw and conquered at Culham with clear 5 race wins in the MX2 class ahead of James Angel in second and Mitchell Meadows in third. Another series leader to suffer was Scott Hamilton and with no points scored in two races the title fight is wide open with three rounds to go.

The next round of the series takes place down in Cornwall at the fantastic Landrake circuit on the 28th and 29th July!

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Results

125 2 Stroke

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 54 DYLAN SPENCER 198 38 40 40 40 40
2 154 DYLAN HOGDKINS 174 34 34 38 36 32
3 703 STU OWEN 172 30 30 36 38 38
4 331 ALAN PEARCE 161 32 32 29 32 36
5 292 ASH HARLAND 156 36 38 19 34 29
6 155 SAMMY BEARSFORD 146 27 28 32 29 30
7 132 BEN THOMPSON 141 28 21 34 30 28
8 31 ASH CROSSLEY 133 29 19 26 25 34
9 772 ELLIOT REEVES 131 26 27 27 26 25
10 10 BEN HUNTER 130 24 24 28 27 27
11 84 HARRY BAKER 124 19 23 30 28 24
12 161 LEWIS PETFIELD 120 25 25 20 24 26
13 25 STACEY FISHER 109 20 22 22 22 23
14 501 JAMIE COX 104 22 16 25 20 21
15 77 RYAN MANLEY 100 21 20 24 21 14
16 6 LUKE TURNER 97 18 18 23 19 19
17 300 ALEX NEEDHAM 94 23 26 – 23 22
18 50. CHAZ NICOALS 84 16 17 16 17 18
19 7 MYLES TAYLOR 77 15 15 14 16 17
20 50 REGGIE GESNER 74 14 14 15 15 16
21 810 OLIVER BARNS 72 13 13 17 14 15
22 701 LEWIS DAVISON 70 17 – 21 12 20
23 582 CULLEN SCOTT 69 40 29 – – –
24 99 WAYNE GREGORY 50 12 12 13 13 –
25 33 RIAN WARREN 47 11 36 – – –
26 168 HARVEY HUCKSTEPP 36 – – 18 18 –

250 2 Stroke OPEN
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 64 CORY NEMETH* 200 40 40 40 40 40
2 20 BRAD WHEELER 186 38 36 38 38 36
3 30 CHRIS NUTTALL 182 36 38 34 36 38
4 51 CURTIS DIXON 158 29 34 36 30 29
5 15 OLLY JONES 153 32 29 30 28 34
6 99 CODY LING 151 28 32 29 32 30
7 280 STUART BORTHWICK 140 27 28 28 29 28
8 36 RYAN THORPE 130 26 26 25 26 27
9 451 ALAN MORTON 128 24 25 26 27 26
10 32 FRASER GAIDNER 103 25 27 27 24 –
11 2 DANNY SHEPPAED 100 34 – – 34 32
12 96 KYLY NOBLE 98 – 24 24 25 25
13 31 CALLUM FORD 92 30 30 32 – –

EVO 500
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 87 PAUL EDGE 200 40 40 40 40 40
2 91 MATTY SOLF 190 38 38 38 38 38
3 167 MARK HUTCHINSON 180 36 36 36 36 36
4 46. ASA DAVIS 170 34 34 34 34 34

Super Evo
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 72 DANNY MALONE 196 40 36 40 40 40
2 465 GLEN WHITTOCK 188 36 38 38 38 38
3 217 ADAM HOCKIN 176 34 34 36 36 36
4 131 CHRIS DOWNING 166 32 32 34 34 34
5 245 VINCE THORPE 78 38 40 – – –

Evo 250
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 52 DARRYL STURT 192 38 38 40 38 38
2 46 SHAUN CHRUCH 182 36 36 38 36 36
3 45 DAVE DOWNWORTH 172 34 34 36 34 34
4 564 LEIGHTON HOLMES 160 40 40 – 40 40
5 92 JAMES DRINKWATER – – – – – –

EVO 125
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 74 RICHARD BENHAM 188 38 40 38 34 38
2 21 MARTIN PENFOLD 184 40 38 34 38 34
3 4 CARL BENHAM 180 36 36 36 36 36
4 25 ADRIAN JESSOP 164 34 34 32 32 32
5 7 DEAN BATCHELOR 152 – 32 40 40 40

Junior Open

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 227 JACK GOTTS 173 27 36 38 36 36
2 105 JORDAN TOLAND 165 7 40 40 40 38
3 06 HAYDEN STEVENS 158 36 32 30 34 26
4 165 ROS FEGAN 148 4 38 36 30 40
5 110 GAVIN SHAW 148 34 28 25 32 29
6 217 ANDY SALT 146 38 30 21 29 28
7 251 OLIVER LEE 138 28 29 26 28 27
8 324 RICHARD EVANS 133 29 23 22 27 32
9 613 NEIL GRIFFTHIS 130 40 – 34 26 30
10 40 OLLIE RUTTER 119 21 22 27 24 25
11 375 STEVEN SOBEY 117 24 25 29 20 19
12 226 LUKE PRICE 114 17 27 23 25 22
13 118 KEVIN BROWN 101 32 34 32 – 3
14 525 JAKE BASHFORD 101 25 26 28 22 –
15 700 JAMES CHANDLER 98 26 24 24 1 23
16 728 NICK CARBURY 88 10 20 20 18 20
17 901 COLBY WALKER 85 15 15 17 21 17
18 04 BILLY SAUNDERS 85 20 21 19 23 2
19 X 80 18 19 – 19 24
20 290 MATT REEDMAN 75 30 16 12 17 –
21 50 STEVE GESNER 72 – – – 38 34
22 22 STEVE RILEY 68 14 13 16 15 10
23 16 JOE LAYLAND 66 – 18 11 16 21
24 4 AIDEN MURPHY 64 5 14 18 12 15
25 42 TAYLOR MISSLEBROOK 56 9 9 15 9 14
26 364 ROSS HEPBURN 55 12 12 13 14 4
27 410 PAUL SHUTE 48 8 8 14 7 11
28 157 MATTHEW BENNETT 45 11 4 10 8 12
29 101 LAIM WOOLFORD 37 13 11 – 13 –
30 36 CURTIS WRIGHT 36 19 17 – – –
31 212 TOM BERRY 36 3 – 9 11 13
32 58 MARTIN FOREST 33 6 7 7 6 7
33 555 TOM GILLINGHAM 26 – – – 10 16
34 99 AIDEN CARNEY 23 23 – – – –
35 6 TOM MATTHEWS 23 1 2 6 5 9
36 174 JASON BRICE 22 2 6 5 4 5
37 129 REECE WILKINSON 22 22 – – – –
38 168 ALAN HORAN 19 – 5 4 2 8
39 12 ROBERT MORRIS 18 – – – – 18
40 111 JOSH HADLEY 18 – 10 8 – –
41 86 MIKE MARRIOTT 18 16 – 2 – –
42 166 JOSH DALE 15 – 3 3 3 6
43 50 STEVE GESNER 1 – 1 – – –

Vets Over 40’s
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 1 BRIAN WHEELER 200 40 40 40 40 40
2 212 RICHARD COLLINS 190 38 38 38 38 38
3 72 JEZ BAILEY 169 34 29 34 36 36
4 739 DANNY BLAKELEY 166 32 34 32 34 34
5 22 PAUL COWARD 156 30 32 30 32 32
6 918 DEAN DAVIES 144 29 26 29 30 30
7 777 EWAN JOHNSTON 140 28 30 27 26 29
8 69 STUART PERRY 140 27 28 28 29 28
9 288 ANTHONY MISSELBROOK 129 24 25 25 28 27
10 131 NIGEL SMORFITT 129 23 27 26 27 26
11 25 ADRIAN JESSOP 115 21 22 24 24 24
12 10 ADRIAN CLATWORTHY 114 20 21 23 25 25
13 231 PAUL SMITH 98 26 36 36 – –
14 123 CRAIG POTTER 48 25 23 – – –
15 23 DEAN JEWER 46 22 24 – – –
16 146 IAN POSTLEWAITE 39 19 20 – – –
17 19 DAVE CAMPBELL 36 36 – – – –
18 73 ANOTHNY WARWOOD 18 18 – – – –
19 734 PAUL DROGAN – – – – – –

Ladies
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 461 NADIYA JONES 200 40 40 40 40 40
2 46 MELANIE GRIFFTH 182 36 36 34 38 38
3 271 TIA EMPSOM 162 30 32 32 34 34
4 191 KADY MOORE 160 32 30 30 32 36
5 21 TANISHA THOMAS 142 34 34 38 36 –
6 211 CHARLOTTE HALL 112 38 38 36 – –

Vets Over 50
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 971 CHRIS BROWN 200 40 40 40 40 40
2 65 ROB PROSSER 188 38 36 38 38 38
3 208 ROB LEWIS 168 32 32 34 34 36
4 452 SIMON BRACEY 166 34 34 32 32 34
5 122 WARREN B 146 36 38 36 36 –
6 351 NEIL GRAHAM 144 30 27 28 27 32
7 3 BRUCE GARSIDE 144 29 29 29 29 28
8 178 DAVE CLAYBORN 142 28 30 30 24 30
9 49 ADRIAN LEWIS 140 26 28 27 30 29
10 251 ALAN MORTON 134 27 26 26 28 27
11 241 NICK BAUM 125 25 23 25 26 26
12 11 JOHN CARD 120 24 24 24 23 25
13 114 IAN SAYER 113 22 22 23 22 24
14 78 KEVIN McCARTHY 106 21 20 21 21 23
15 7X PAUL MINIHANE 103 19 21 22 20 21
16 34 GRAHAM WATSON 93 16 18 20 19 20
17 69 KEVIN PERRY 85 15 17 18 16 19
18 6 ADRIAN SAUNDERS 73 23 25 – 25 –
19 60 PHIL ROBERTS 56 18 19 19 – –
20 0 PETER STRANGE 40 – – – 18 22
21 20 SIMON STOCKHAM 34 17 – – 17 –
22 7 STEVEN MATTHEWS 20 20 – – – –

MX1

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 17 LUKE SMITH 200 40 40 40 40 40
2 56 EDWARD BRISCOE 182 38 32 38 38 36
3 315 LEWIS MEADOWS 174 32 34 36 34 38
4 161 ANDY WILSON 174 34 36 34 36 34
5 40 KYLE LANE 147 30 30 30 32 25
6 28 JAMES GOODALL 139 29 27 26 27 30
7 10 PETE HAMLETT 136 28 26 24 29 29
8 134 JAMIE DIXON 133 25 24 22 30 32
9 93 KIERON MULLOY 127 26 29 29 24 19
10 240 ALEX CHRISTOPHER 124 21 22 28 25 28
11 25 BEN WALSH 121 22 23 27 23 26
12 126 JASON MOORE 118 23 21 25 22 27
13 900 BRADLEY FIAGG 109 24 25 32 28 –
14 29 KIERRON GENGE 101 19 18 21 19 24
15 101 JAKE STRANGE 97 18 16 20 20 23
16 237 BEN RICE 96 27 20 23 26 –
17 103 TOM CARD 94 20 17 14 21 22
18 44 JOSH OATES 80 16 15 16 15 18
19 309 GARY MARMION 78 11 12 17 17 21
20 56X MATT BOWEN 73 15 10 15 13 20
21 301 LEWIS HOWLAND 70 14 19 19 18 –
22 537 SEAN KELLY 70 10 13 18 14 15
23 2 JAMES LASSU 64 36 28 – – –
24 222 EDWARD BAILEY 63 17 14 – 16 16
25 716 CHRIS PEATY 53 13 11 – 12 17
26 156 ADAM WELLS 38 – 38 – – –
27 60 SCOTT CHAMBERLINE 37 12 – – 11 14

MX2

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 300 BEN FRANKLIN 200 40 40 40 40 40
2 115 JAMES ANGEL 180 30 38 38 38 36
3 372 MICHELL MEADOWS 169 32 29 36 34 38
4 222 JAKE WINNARD 162 34 32 30 32 34
5 710 ALAN SMITH 142 38 34 12 26 32
6 616 TROY JONES 139 26 27 28 29 29
7 47 ROB AINLEY 139 29 30 32 36 12
8 98 MARSHALL SMITH 129 25 25 24 27 28
9 14 CALLUM HIRST 122 23 24 26 23 26
10 214 JONTY CRUDACE 120 28 28 6 28 30
11 10 JAMES EAST 116 21 17 27 24 27
12 25 THOMAS SHUTLER 111 27 20 25 21 18
13 919 BRODIE ROGERS 109 18 23 23 22 23
14 141 SEB BERTHIAUME 107 22 26 29 30 –
15 110 SCOTT HAMILTON 106 36 36 34 – –
16 31 MITCH GREGORY 96 16 21 21 17 21
17 326 JAMES WILKINSON 88 17 19 18 15 19
18 153 JACK HENRY 88 24 22 – 25 17
19 32 CLATON HOGG 86 12 18 19 11 16
20 143 TAYLOR BASTON 85 14 13 20 16 22
21 72 LUCAS BRUCE 77 7 16 22 12 20
22 56 STUART PARKER 70 15 15 13 13 14
23 578 JORDAN HEARN 69 20 6 14 18 11
24 95 ARRAN MURPHY 64 13 14 17 10 10
25 194 ADRIAN WHITCOMBE 60 9 11 16 9 15
26 51 JED STOCKHAM 60 19 12 8 14 7
27 105 R WOOTTEN 44 – – – 19 25
28 461 CHAD PROSSER 44 – – – 20 24
29 220 SAM HAMER 43 11 10 15 7 –
30 991 KYRAN BROWN 39 6 8 10 6 9
31 277 NATHAN THOMAS 38 8 7 11 4 8
32 32. LUKE POSTLEWAITE 30 – 9 – 8 13
33 28 JACK ROBERTS 29 4 5 9 5 6
34 18 BARRY EIGHTEEN 24 5 4 7 3 5