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Skuse on top. St Blazey Mx Premier Motocross Championship Round 5 – Race Report and Results
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Skuse on top. St Blazey Mx Premier Motocross Championship Round 5 – Race Report and Results

by adminJuly 10, 2017

Last Sunday the St Blazey Mx Premier Motocross Championship moved in to the second half of the series for round 5 at Little Silver Moto Parc, Exeter. As with most of the South West things had been very dry and humid, so a lot of water was put on the track the night before with even more had to go down during the event to try and minimise the dust. Again the Expert entry was a bit low and with many riders away riding elsewhere the top 6 Junior qualifiers from the Junior qualifying races were put in with the Experts.

Report and Images by Dave Rich

In the St Blazey Mx Expert Championship the Championship lead was going to change at the end of the day as current leader Dan Thornhill was absent on other commitments. In the opening race, it was a blistering start from wildcard Shane Carless on the Marsh Mx Honda from fellow wildcard Josh Taylor with the JSR Honda of Jack Timms who had set the fastest time in qualifying tucked in 3rd. These three were to set off at a blistering pace with Taylor all over Carless looking to get pass which he eventually did on lap 2. Timms was soon put under huge pressure from the Tony Maunders Racing Suzuki of Jamie Skuse (Pictured No 600) and Luke Sturgeon on the D S C Cornwall Kawasaki who were to have their own little battle for a couple of laps. Taylor tried his all to ease away from Carless, but Carless was to stay with him until lap 5 when Carless got the better traction going up one of the hills and regained the lead. Sturgeon and Skuse both got the better of Timms mid race and Skuse was to get pass Sturgeon and was soon to close in on Taylor who he managed to pass 2 laps from the end, but it was Carless who took the win from Skuse with Taylor 3rd.

In the second moto, again it looked as if Carless was going to have the holeshot, but he ran a bit wide and through on the inside came the J D Racing/Moto 33 Ktm of Taylor to take the early lead with Skuse this time in 3rd. Carless was in a real hurry in this one and within half a lap was to pass Taylor on the downhill section and was looking good at the front. Taylor had Skuse breathing all over him for a couple of laps before Taylor made a slight mistake exiting a righthander and up in to 2nd went Skuse who was soon to set his sights on Carless at the front and was closing in fast. Carless was to really slow up and eventually after Skuse caught and passed him was to pull out with a recurrence of a shoulder injury. From that point Skuse didn’t look back and went on to take a comfortable win with Taylor again 2nd just a head of Kelvin Townsend who took 3rd.

In the last race, there was no mistaking the early leader and that was Skuse from team mate Townsend with Sturgeon in 3rd. Skuse was in a real hurry in this one and was soon to ease away at the front while Townsend had Sturgeon all over him for a couple of laps before Sturgeon sneaked through in to 2nd on a slow right hander on lap 4. Townsend did stay with Sturgeon for a further lap, but soon to be on his heels was Taylor which turned in to a battle royal before Taylor got pass 3 laps from the end to take 3rd behind Sturgeon with Skuse taking the win and the overall and with it takes over the Championship lead.

In the Expert junior class which ran with the experts unfortunately there was no Junior Championship leader in the shape of Jake Curtis-Stevens who broke his collarbone practising prior to the meeting so again the Championship lead was about to change at the end of the day. In the opening race, it was Jordan Barrs who came through to take the win and it looked as if he was going to do the same in the second race after taking the early lead but Ross Kersey was on it in this one and after a mid-race battle with Barrs was to get pass and went on to take his first Junior Championship race win. In the last race, there was great drama as Barrs was to be involved in a collision going up the start straight which was to break his rear calibre   so he had no back break. Wildcard Thomas Andrew was to lead this one early on before Scott Meredith took over and from there went on to take the win with Ross Parkinson coming through to take 2nd with Oldfield 3rd with Barrs finishing way down, but still took 4th overall which has now given him the Championship lead.

In the R C Motorhomes MX1 2-Stroke Championship there were many wildcards with one of them being Adam Harris who showed his class winning all three races, but there was a few misfortunes for a couple of registered riders including Championship leader Leighton Holmes who had a power failure problem in the opening race and finished way down in 12th and in the last race after finishing 2nd to Harris in the first 2 races Ben Milward went down on the opening lap bending his handlebars and rear brake lever in the process and was to finish the race well down the field.

In the R C Motorhomes MX2 2-Stroke class there was no Championship leader also in the shape of Gary Roper, so again the Championship lead was to change. Wildcard Alan Pearce was to totally dominate all three races with fellow wildcard Callum Gasson finishing 2nd behind Pearce in all three races, but taking 3rd overall on the day and leading registered rider was young 16-year-old Tom Darlow on the N D Cycles Ktm who took maximum points and with it has taken the Championship lead.

The M D Racing Over age classes nobody had an answer to over 35 Championship leader Wayne Shimell who took another hat trick of wins over Darren Banwell who took 2nd in each race. In the Over 40’s it wasn’t so much plain sailing for Championship leader Stuart Rawlings as he was beaten in the first and last race by Wildcard Simon Lane on the JSR Honda, but never the less Rawlings still took maximum points as leading registered rider. Richard Green was to continue with his winning way in the Over 45’s and still has yet to be beaten in the Championship as yet, but in the Over 50’s it proved a good day for 2nd place rider in the standings David Ford on the Projuice Ktm who took a hat trick of wins, but not so good for Championship leader Steve Elford who had just passed Ford in the second race to take the lead when he landed wrong of one of the jumps and with it went over the handlebars, breaking his arm in the process.

In the Junior A class, there was two wins for Harry Day and a win for James Bailey, but the most consistant rider on the day who took the overall was wildcard Rhys Newman.

Results

Experts

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 600 Jamie Skuse 147 47 50 50
2 166 Josh Taylor* 137 45 47 45
3 111 Kelvin Townsend 127 39 45 43
4 152 Luke Sturgeon 125 43 35 47
5 282 Jack Timms* 123 41 41 41
6 21 Andrew Gillett* 115 33 43 39
7 30 Jordan Carter 111 37 37 37
8 140 James Kensignton 107 35 39 33
9 168 Shane Carless* 103 50 27 26
10 15 Olly Jones* 95 27 33 35
11 68 Lewis Barfoot 88 30 28 30
12 65 Bradley Barfoot 88 28 31 29
13 23 Ben Cryer 88 31 29 28
14 70 Tyron Cleaver* 86 29 30 27
15 2 Daniel Preston* 57 26 – 31

Expert Juniors

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 71 Luke Oldfield 129 39 45 45
2 505 Ross Parkinson 123 41 35 47
3 31 Scott Meredith* 122 25 47 50
4 211 Jordan Barrs 120 50 43 27
5 915 Ross Kersey 111 24 50 37
6 134 Jamie Dixon 111 47 39 25
7 41 Sam Lycett* 107 31 41 35
8 161 Callum Gordon 105 35 37 33
9 501 Andy Bushin 100 30 29 41
10 118 Josh House 100 33 28 39
11 6 Harry Mitchell 100 37 33 30
12 3 Ryan Mundell 91 29 31 31
13 510 Max Flint 86 27 30 29
14 751 Ioan Thomson 80 26 26 28
15 821 Thomas Andrew* 70 – 27 43
16 61 Edward Mountjoy 69 43 – 26
17 217 Josh Bunter* 45 45 – –
18 284 Ryan Davis 28 28 – –

Junior A

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 116 Rhys Newman* 139 45 47 47
2 377 James Bailey 134 50 39 45
3 228 Michael Merrick 127 43 41 43
4 540 Dayne Pritlove 123 37 45 41
5 38 Lee Randall-Smith 123 47 43 33
6 214 Harry Day* 107 7 50 50
7 68 Marcus Feltham 97 31 37 29
8 917 Dean Davies 89 28 24 37
9 39 Kyle Proctor 89 27 31 31
10 149 Jack Griffiths 89 35 33 21
11 45 Josef Scibilia* 85 30 28 27
12 125 Liam Chugg* 83 39 9 35
13 204 Jason Worth 76 41 35 –
14 187 Mitch Brooks 70 6 25 39
15 971 Jordan Harris* 70 14 26 30
16 14 Ryan Thomas 68 26 29 13
17 66 Adam Barfoot 67 20 21 26
18 901 Colby Walker 66 24 14 28
19 526 Jordan Watts* 65 21 19 25
20 93 Paul Beale 60 16 20 24
21 554 Jamie Knight 58 23 12 23
22 184 Harry MaDonald* 56 19 18 19
23 17 Daniel Brailey* 55 25 30 –
24 778 James Chard 54 5 27 22
25 36 Rob Cross* 54 33 6 15
26 991 Kyran Brown 53 18 17 18
27 87 Brian Hutchings 46 13 13 20
28 78 Tom Kimber* 42 10 16 16
29 923 Jak Ford 36 17 7 12
30 411 Joe Collins* 35 12 23 –
31 74 Adam Bush 34 2 15 17
32 177 Kai Ford 33 11 22 –
33 12 Giles Richards 29 29 – –
34 19 Jordan Harding* 23 9 – 14
35 700 Ashton Hewitt 23 15 8 –
36 21 Dan Best 22 22 – –
37 558 Charlie Cox 15 4 11 –
38 555 Brian Pugsley* 10 – 10 –
39 258 Bradley Skinner* 8 8 – –
40 33 Curtis Mears 3 3 – –

Junior B

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 82 Ben Brewer* 144 47 50 47
2 151 Leigh Brean* 140 50 45 45
3 69 Reegan West* 122 43 29 50
4 25 Matt Cole 117 39 35 43
5 251 Ryan Lock 111 35 41 35
6 111 Chester Blair* 110 30 43 37
7 8 Louis Parker* 109 37 31 41
8 456 Kurt Pugsley 103 31 33 39
9 564 Graham Beale 92 45 47 –
10 11 Ryan Fox 78 22 26 30
11 7 Jack Napier* 78 27 23 28
12 114 Andy Hake 78 41 37 –
13 70 Matt Ricketts* 75 28 28 19
14 84 Scott Hooper 72 33 39 –
15 912 David Kendle* 71 25 21 25
16 680 Tom Barfoot 70 13 24 33
17 191 Morgan Limpus* 69 26 25 18
18 231 Jordan Allen 68 19 20 29
19 454 Ashley Wigmore 68 23 18 27
20 717 Jack Murray* 64 29 27 8
21 998 Jonathan Goring* 63 24 30 9
22 363 Luke Horsey 61 21 17 23
23 197 Carl Fuchs* 52 2 19 31
24 225 Matthew Jakesways* 50 16 13 21
25 255 Jim Willcox 47 7 16 24
26 131 Jordan Spence 47 20 12 15
27 100 Aidan West 42 15 11 16
28 512 Jasmine Coaker 42 14 15 13
29 777 Kieran West 40 9 9 22
30 415 Kevin Spiller* 39 17 22 –
31 57 Adam Lubbock* 34 10 7 17
32 491 Liam Annetts* 32 4 8 20
33 931 Duncan Cooper 31 12 5 14
34 62 Roy Hooper 29 – 3 26
35 174 Steve Flack* 28 18 10 –
36 136 Katie Haynes* 27 3 14 10
37 1 Stefan Kent* 25 8 6 11
38 47 Adam Pellow* 18 6 – 12
39 145 Mark Baldwin 13 11 2 –
40 46 Zoe Deacon 9 5 4 –

Over 35’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 10 Wayne Shimell 150 50 50 50
2 11 Darren Banwell 141 47 47 47
3 42 Tim Pearce 133 45 43 45
4 14 Luke Dewey 131 43 45 43
5 41 Mark Osborne 121 41 39 41
6 511 Scott Williamson* 117 37 41 39
7 2 Rob Meredith* 39 39 – –

Over 40’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 73 Simon Lane* 147 50 47 50
2 57 Stuart Rawlings 144 47 50 47
3 571 Leigh Williams 131 45 41 45
4 32 James Trethewey* 131 43 45 43
5 25 James Knatchbull 125 41 43 41
6 367 Robert Topp 117 39 39 39
7 124 Stuart Leicester* 109 35 37 37
8 595 Richard Tapscott 37 37 – –

Over 45’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 33 Richard Green 150 50 50 50
2 64 Paul Curtis 137 45 45 47
3 24 Neil Stevens* 135 43 47 45
4 52 Mark Gleadhill 129 47 43 39
5 157 Andrew Curtis 125 41 41 43
6 77 Justin Napier 117 39 37 41
7 63 Adrian Retallack 107 35 35 37
8 92 Simon Chamberlain 72 33 39 –
9 321 Laurence Watkins 70 37 33 –

Over 50’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 761 David Ford 150 50 50 50
2 76 Alan Packer 139 45 47 47
3 51 Stephen Thomson 133 43 45 45
4 7 Steve Elford 90 47 43 –