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On the West Side! South Somerset MXC West of England Championships – Race Report and Results
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On the West Side! South Somerset MXC West of England Championships – Race Report and Results

by adminJuly 27, 2018

The South Somerset Motocross club returned to Whiteway Barton for their annual “West of England Championship” meeting which was run alongside 2 days of Club Championship racing.

Report by Ellie Neale – Images courtesy of Dave Rich

Whereas the Championship is only for members, the West of England can be entered by non-members so made for some superfast riding with some of the visitors that joined for the weekend to try and compete and become the overall “West of England Champion”.

A fantastic weekend in the sunshine, ran very very smoothly with 8 groups of racing finishing before 4.30pm both days! There were some quite large downpours of rain during the early hours of Saturday morning which gave a pretty much perfect track conditions throughout the Saturday, with only a little bit of watering required towards the end of the day.  Tristan and his Team prepped the track to perfection on the Saturday and then again reshaped it for Sunday and with a steady flow of watering throughout the day kept the dust to a minimum and gave a further 3 great blocks of racing.

Ross Kersey – MX2 Winner

In the Autos # 141 Louie Maytom-Yalland stole the show and only missed out on 6 out of 6 wins by 0.03 seconds in the very last moto where # 30 Harvey Rowe, who had been pushing him all day, finally got a race win to go home with. Rowe finished 2nd overall with # 17 Finley Nials who was impressive and consistent, and on the tail of Rowe and Yalland all weekend with 2nds & 3rds.

#199 Archie Hobbs was on a mission in the 65’s and took 4 out of the 6 wins over the weekend, the other 2 going to # 89 Kenzie Cole who wasn’t going to let Hobbs get his hands on that trophy without a fight. He couldn’t stop him though, with Hobbs claiming 1st, Cole coming second and # 80 Zane Stephens claiming the 3rd step on the podium, also claiming a Holeshot prize.

In the Small Wheel 85’s #4 George Hopkins took 4 out of the 6 wins and made it look easy. # 8 Jake Randall, # 8 Henry Life and # 49 Joe Jordan were left swapping and mixing positions all day behind him, with Jordan even snatching a win in Moto 4 but not quite enough to make a podium spot which was taken by Randall in 2nd, and Life in 3rd.

Jason Downs, Big Wheel 85cc Champion

There were immense battles between #29 Jason Down and # 440 Shay Arnold in the Big Wheel 85’s class throughout both days which resulted in it coming down to the very final moto on the Sunday to determine the winner! Jason Down with a win in the final moto clinched it from Arnold to become the 85 BW Champion for the 2nd year running! Arnold was second with #228 William Rowe in 3rd.

Rookies racer # 202 Tyler Westcott was on fire with 4 out of the 6 wins with the other 2 going to # 7 Louie Kessell who only joined in for the Sunday! # 59 Lewis Wiltshire and # 5 Harvey James were consistently swapping between 2nd / 3rd over the weekend with some great battles with Wiltshire taking 2nd and James 3rd.

In MX1 #54 Bill Farleigh claimed 3 out of the 3 wins on the Saturday but then not attending the second day left the battle between #11 Darren Banwell and #616 Troy Jones, with each taking wins but Banwell securing enough to become the MX1 West of England Champion and Jones taking 2nd. #26 Danny Jones had a shaky start on the Saturday with a few bike problems but was back on it for the Sunday taking all 3 third positions and securing 3rd place overall. Farleigh also claimed himself a holeshot prize.

#15 Ross Kersey almost had a clean sweep on day one in the MX2 class with 3 out of 3 wins but then had to battle hard with Matt Ridgway on the Sunday who took 2 of the wins from Kersey, but not enough to knock him off the top spot for the weekend! Jack Perkins was consistent with nothing less than a 2nd or 3rd all weekend, which secured himself second place overall. Even though he only moved into MX 2 this season, young Joseph Butler #112 was flying and claimed himself 3rd overall despite having to miss the final moto through illness.

Louie Kessell, showed raw speed in the Rookies

In the Novice class #12 Tyson Maytom-Jones and #22 Darren Brock swapped backwards and forwards between 1st and 2nd each race, again bringing it down to the final race of the weekend to decide on the winner. With both riders tying with 264 points it went to Maytom-Jones who took the win in the last moto. Andrew Wright followed in 3rd with an excellent run of 3rd places. #22 Brock was on fire out of the gate and claimed the Holeshot Prizes both days!

Vet David Ford took 3 out of 3 wins on the Saturday in the Vets class, but not riding on the Sunday left it open for the rest of the group to battle on for the top overall positions on the weekend. # 26 Jamie Cooper also would have been in contention for the top 3 overall but unfortunately couldn’t compete in the 2nd Day after pulling out injured from day 1. In the end it was # Bryan Tucker who stole the win. Just 4 points behind was #27 Jamie Deadman followed by #123 Craig Potter who completed the top 3. Tucker also claimed the Holeshot prize.

Holeshot Prizes were provided by Lilley’s Cider for the adults and Rhino Goo for the Youth riders. The club also ran a Fastest Lap competition to see who could set the fastest lap throughout the whole day on the Saturday in each group. The winners were …… Auto – Louie Maytom-Yalland –  Junior – Kenzie Cole –  85 SW – George Hopkins –  85 BW – Jason Down –  Rookie – Tyler Westcott –  MX 1 – Bill Farleigh MX 2 – Ross Kersey Vets – David Ford –  Novice – Darren Brock

The South Somerset club are back in action next on the 2nd September for round 8 of their club championships at Grittenham.  For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/south.somersetmx/

Results

Auto’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5 r 6
1 141 Louie Maytom-yalland 268 45 45 45 45 45 43
2 30 Harvey Rowe 256 41 43 43 43 41 45
3 17 Finley Nials 250 43 41 41 41 43 41
4 15 Lewis Jenks 230 39 37 37 39 39 39
5 2 William(billy) Life 224 37 39 39 37 35 37
6 257 Rhys Horn 203 33 33 33 35 34 35
7 26 Tyler Cooper 195 32 32 32 34 32 33
8 710 Callab Almond 190 30 31 31 31 33 34
9 82 Xavia Bennett 182 31 28 28 32 31 32
10 16 Bradley Hughes 176 28 29 30 30 30 29
11 94 Elliott Mason 175 35 35 35 33 37 –
12 22 Molly Neale 175 29 30 29 29 28 30
13 77 James Holbeche 102 34 34 34 – – –
14 146 Jamie Currie 88 – – – 28 29 31

Junior 65’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5 r 6
1 199 Archie Hobbs 262 43 45 45 45 45 39
2 89 Kenzie Cole 256 45 43 43 37 43 45
3 80 Zane Stephens 250 41 41 41 43 41 43
4 95 Noel Brooks 224 37 37 39 39 35 37
5 100 Isaac Ash 220 39 39 33 35 39 35
6 161 Ty Maytom-jones 204 33 33 37 33 34 34
7 30 Harrison Woodland 200 35 34 34 34 33 30
8 188 Jett Marlow 188 32 28 31 32 32 33
9 112 Hollie Roberts 182 28 32 30 30 31 31
10 66 Leon Sampson 181 31 31 32 29 30 28
11 444 Romeo Mead 177 30 29 29 31 29 29
12 44 Harvey Arnold 175 29 30 28 28 28 32
13 17 Cody Tucker-brown 161 27 27 27 27 27 26
14 77 Ben Alden 156 25 26 26 26 26 27
15 48 Ben Sullivan 119 – – – 41 37 41
16 33 jayden Loxley 104 34 35 35 – – –
17 88 Tailor Searle 76 26 25 25 – – –

Small Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5 r 6
1 4 George Hopkins 264 45 45 41 43 45 45
2 8x Jake Randall 246 39 43 45 41 43 35
3 8 Henry Life 240 43 39 39 39 37 43
4 49 Joe Jordan 232 41 41 35 45 41 29
5 78 Roan Delaney 231 34 37 43 37 39 41
6 654 Jack Dando 210 35 33 33 35 35 39
7 113 Harrison Roberts 208 37 35 37 31 31 37
8 50 Finley James 203 33 34 34 34 34 34
9 45 Aidan Brooks 192 31 31 32 33 32 33
10 33 Riley Watts 192 32 32 31 32 33 32
11 60 Fraser Topp 178 30 27 30 30 30 31
12 22 Finley Horn 176 29 30 29 29 29 30
13 12 Tom Turner 168 28 29 27 28 28 28
14 46 Owen Robbins 163 27 28 28 27 26 27
15 7 Holly Alden 157 26 26 26 26 27 26
16 3 Jack Hayden 125 – 25 25 25 25 25

Big Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5 r 6
1 29 Jason Down 266 45 43 45 43 45 45
2 440 Shay Arnold 262 43 45 43 45 43 43
3 226 William Rowe 231 37 41 32 41 39 41
4 172 Kia Tucker 230 39 33 41 37 41 39
5 277 Harry Ridgway 224 35 37 39 39 37 37
6 72 Aiden Trott 209 34 35 37 33 35 35
7 89 Charlie Parker 203 33 34 35 35 32 34
8 22 Isabelle Neale 195 31 32 33 32 34 33
9 4 Dylan Pollock 195 32 31 34 34 33 31
10 82 Harrison Bennett 183 30 29 30 31 31 32
11 5 Tom Strange 180 29 30 31 30 30 30
12 21 Coby Preece 172 28 28 29 29 29 29
13 102 Paige Gould 164 27 27 28 28 28 26
14 36 Ruby Milton 159 26 24 27 27 27 28
15 77 Jamie Dickens 152 25 26 26 25 26 24
16 18 Phoebe Scoulding 150 24 25 25 26 25 25
17 118 Rhianna Dix 145 23 23 24 24 24 27
18 116 Ben Pratt 80 41 39 – – – –

Rookies

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5 r 6
1 202 Tyler Westcott 266 45 45 45 43 45 43
2 59 Lewis Wiltshire 238 39 39 43 39 37 41
3 5x Harvey James 230 43 43 41 28 41 34
4 41 Kona Jenkins 229 32 41 37 41 39 39
5 27 Jordan Hayman 226 41 37 39 37 35 37
6 111 Jack Milliar 205 37 35 33 35 34 31
7 481 Morgan Timms 201 35 34 35 31 31 35
8 131 Jake Cooper 195 31 31 34 34 33 32
9 48 Luke Parfitt 190 34 32 32 32 30 30
10 201 Kyle Duda 174 30 33 31 26 25 29
11 22 Jacob Austin 170 33 30 30 25 27 25
12 35 William Jones 166 29 29 28 27 26 27
13 31 Austin Topp 157 28 28 29 22 24 26
14 5 Danny Miller 142 24 25 24 23 23 23
15 71 Louie Kessell 133 – – – 45 43 45
16 60 Callum Neate 131 23 23 23 20 21 21
17 495 Zak Sprake 126 27 26 27 24 22 –
18 75 Harry Burton 124 21 22 22 19 20 20
19 227 Joshua Nials 117 25 24 25 21 – 22
20 61 Brogan Laity 98 – – – 33 32 33
21 555 Tom Gillingham 87 – – – 30 29 28
22 28 Jacob Nind 81 – – – 29 28 24
23 24 Liam Coulson 79 26 27 26 – – –
24 77 Josh Bown 60 22 – – – 19 19
25 7 Shania Maclening 36 – – – 18 – 18

Novice

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5 r 6
1 12 Tyson Maytom-jones 264 45 43 43 45 43 45
2 22 Darren Brock 264 43 45 45 43 45 43
3 29 Andrew Wright 235 32 39 41 41 41 41
4 555 Adam Mead 212 37 34 35 39 34 33
5 301 Daniel Cheese 210 41 35 37 33 32 32
6 56 Grant Tucker 208 39 33 33 37 31 35
7 213 Callum Wicks 199 29 30 34 30 37 39
8 810 Oliver Barnes 192 27 41 31 31 35 27
9 8 Louis Le Moignan-parker 172 – 32 30 34 39 37
10 69 Megan Withers 166 26 25 27 29 29 30
11 28 Chris Wheeler 158 22 26 26 27 28 29
12 54 William Jenkins 142 31 29 29 32 21 –
13 56x Kyle Ward 124 21 23 23 17 20 20
14 33 Robert Coles 122 23 21 22 19 18 19
15 72 Mark Mead 122 25 22 21 18 19 17
16 7 Russell Watts 110 34 37 39 – – –
17 363 Luke Horsey 93 30 31 32 – – –
18 23 Daniel Harris 89 – – – 28 30 31
19 675 Simon Ellett 88 33 27 28 – – –
20 5 John Davies 81 – – – 26 27 28
21 211 Tyler Volz 81 28 28 25 – – –
22 69x Matt Wilkins 75 – – – 25 26 24
23 321 Antony Rushbrook 72 – – – 22 24 26
24 500 Shaun Weston 72 – – – 24 23 25
25 600 Grant Hewitt 72 24 24 24 – – –
26 101 Michael Rich 71 – – – 23 25 23
27 514 Ross Andrew 67 – – – – 33 34
28 109 Dominic Taylor 64 – – – 21 22 21
29 15 Tom Briggs 55 – – – 20 17 18
30 420 George Bettles 38 – – – 16 – 22
31 226 Ross Andrew 35 – – – 35 – –
32 191 Morgan Limpus 35 35 – – – – –

Vets

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5 r 6
1 74 Bryan Tucker 254 41 39 43 45 43 43
2 27 Jamie Deadman 250 39 41 37 43 45 45
3 123 Craig Potter 224 34 35 41 32 41 41
4 511 Scotty Williamson 214 32 32 35 41 39 35
5 2 Daniel Marsh 213 33 33 34 39 37 37
6 17 Michael Scoulding 187 31 29 30 31 32 34
7 29 Aaron Shoemark 172 27 28 28 29 30 30
8 237 Rob Hayden 158 29 – 31 35 31 32
9 761 David Ford 135 45 45 45 – – –
10 3 Matthew Daines 113 37 37 39 – – –
11 45 Pete Skevington 105 – – – 33 33 39
12 47 Gary Currie 103 – – – 37 35 31
13 80 Rik Reynolds 101 – – – 34 34 33
14 5 Martin Curtin 101 35 34 32 – – –
15 762 Paul Ford 92 28 31 33 – – –
16 292 Dean Disset 89 30 30 29 – – –
17 26 Jamie Cooper 86 43 43 – – – –
18 547 Kevin Mason 80 26 27 27 – – –
19 200 Ben Lyons 59 – – – 30 29 –
20 1 Steve Bugdale 25 25 – – – – –

MX2

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5 r 6
1 15 Ross Kersey 266 45 45 45 43 45 43
2 40 Jack Perkins 250 43 41 43 41 41 41
3 112 Joseph Butler 193 41 39 39 39 35 –
4 3 Matt Ridgeway 133 – – – 45 43 45
5 317 Christopher Preston 123 39 43 41 – – –
6 12 Giles Richards 113 – – – 37 37 39
7 46 Matthew Martin 109 37 35 37 – – –
8 711 Ashley Volz 107 35 37 35 – – –
9 17 Daniel Brailey 74 – – – 35 39 –

MX1

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5 r 6
1 11 Darren Banwell 248 43 31 43 43 43 45
2 616 Troy Jones 244 33 39 39 45 45 43
3 26 Danny Jones 232 31 41 37 41 41 41
4 133 Thor Tucker 214 32 33 32 39 39 39
5 162 Bill Farleigh 135 45 45 45 – – –
6 77 Luke Oldfield 123 39 43 41 – – –
7 156 Josh Griffiths 107 35 37 35 – – –
8 21 Aaron Jenkins 106 41 32 33 – – –
9 9 George Edwards 103 34 35 34 – – –
10 8 Tyler Green 71 37 34 – – – –