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Wilkie’s World! Mid Sussex Motocross Club Championships Round 1 – Race Report & Results
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Wilkie’s World! Mid Sussex Motocross Club Championships Round 1 – Race Report & Results

by adminMarch 28, 2018

Well, what a start to the year that was! With the masses assembling for the Mid Sussex season opener, even the weather decided to give us all a break. Stacked line-ups, people literally hanging on to the last minute to get a space. Nobody wanted to miss this one!

Report and Images courtesy of Marc Carter, X-CAST and I D Bassett Photography

The track tore up well. Definitely the best I’ve seen Mildenhall so far this year. Which was only complimented by the fact that each class boasted an extremely high calibre of riders; permitting some enticing and exhilarating racing for spectators (I’m sure a few parents don’t have fingernails left going into this week).

So, with the obligatory intro’ out of the way. Let’s talk racing!

Archie Edwards – Autos

Autos

The Autos were first to face the gate drop, and it’s so crazy that all of these tiny people are able to ride so quickly. I rode the track on the Saturday, but not once did I rail a bank the way Archie Edwards did! Hearing those little 50cc bikes on the limiter as they storm down the start straight, really puts in perspective everything we all know and love about the sport.

But who emerged victorious from the midst of all the action? It was the #111 machine of Alfie Geddes-Green taking all three chequered flags. Coming under fire from MBO Power’s Archie Edwards throughout the day, Geddes-Green kept his composure as he assumed the top step of the podium.

Edwards humbly settled for second overall, going 2,2,2 and wearing his heart on his sleeve in every race. Meanwhile, Chase Panter looked impressive throughout the day, putting his little machine right where it needed to be to take the final step of the podium.

Check out Xcast’s edit with Archie Edwards from this meeting…

Juniors

The Junior class is always an exciting one to watch. With another full grid, the 65cc riders braved the soil and sand of

Junior pile up!

Mildenhall with the intent of securing the win. However, only one could ascend to the top step of the podium. Only one, could walk away victorious from this, the opening round of the Mid Sussex Summer Championship 2018. But I digress. Want to know who your top three were? Here they are:

Harvey Antrobus found his way to the head of the pack in moto one, yet he was unable to repeat his opening performance in the final motos, Warren Clarke then picked up the next two race wins. Clarke gapped his competition in the second and third motos by a margin of more than ten seconds, proving his worth and graciously claiming the overall by the end of play.

Behind Clarke, Antrobus was forced to settle for second, a single point ahead young rider, William Murphy, who went 3, 2, 3 for a modest and commendable third place overall in the Junior class.

Small Wheel

What happened in the Small Wheel class I hear you ask… Do not panic. All will soon be revealed! Well, at least the

Kiean Boughen – Small Wheel master

efforts of your top three riders will be noted. This would take far too long if I were to write about everyone, let’s be honest. So, here we go.

The Small Wheels experienced a master class from Kiean Boughen in all three motos. Dominating his group and charging to the overall with ease, it just all seemed too easy for Boughen, as he pilfered three race wins as if it was routine.

Even with that said, let’s not discredit second place finisher Bayliss Utting, who stretched out a sizeable distance between himself and the rest of the field throughout the day. Securing a triad of runner-up positions Utting’s efforts were admirable to say the least. Behind him, third place overall was awarded to Archie Fremel. Experiencing pressure from a few of the other riders as the day transpired, Fremel persisted to steal the final step of the podium.

Big Wheel

If you stuck around long enough to watch these guys, then I think you too would agree that some of the best racing on the day came from this class. The final Big Wheel race in particular, provided one of the most exhilarating displays of racing I’ve ever bore witness to. The top ten guys all looked hungry for the moto win; but as with all things in racing, only one can rise to the top.

Dexter Milbourne would be the one to clench all three motos. A step ahead of the rest of the field, and even when faced with adversity, Milbourne retained equanimity as he assumed the role of victor in the Big Wheel class.

Last year’s Mid Sussex MCC Small Wheel Champion, Leon Ongley stuck his #72 machine in solid positions throughout the day, providing him with the edge to grab second. Whilst Harrison Forde, finishing on equal points to Ongley, found himself demoted to the final podium step as Leon bested him in the final moto.

Youth Open & Youth 125cc

The adolescent class had little response to GL12 rider, Ike Carter this weekend. Carter swept his group with three

Ike Carter – Youth

wins aboard his SX 125 and did so in spectacular fashion. We managed to catch up with Ike after the racing for a mini interview. Check it out below:

So Ike, what did you think of the opening round of the Mid Sussex Championship at Mildenhall today?

I liked the track and it wasn’t too rough, it was really fast and really fun. Mid Sussex ran a good meeting!”

There were some pretty fast guys in your group, it must be a confidence boost to see you’re already putting your GL12 machine at the front of the pack and winning by a convincing margin?

There were some good guys in my group, but I just focused on my own race and having fun out there on my GL12 KTM, which was running great all day. To be honest, I just concentrated on putting in good laps from start to finish.”

You’re clearly right at home on the 125, but what would you say are the things you still need to work on coming away from Mildenhall?

I’m enjoying riding the 125 at the moment, but I’d say we could improve on getting around lapped traffic. Just trying to be more creative with line choice to make sure I don’t get held up in the later stages of the race.”

It was great to watch you ride, is there anything else you’d like to add?

Yes, I’d like to thank GL12 and Goggle Shop’s Bob Buchanan, Ride 100% Goggles, DEP Pipes, Sol Gilbert at SGUT and everyone else at GL12. Also all the other people that help me out, it’s really appreciated!”

Behind Carter, Toby Avis and Todd Leadbitter battled for second overall. Going in to the final moto on equal points, it was Avis that would emerge victorious from the rivalry and force Leadbitter down to settle on to the final podium step.

Simultaneous, the Youth 125 group was won by Jordan Ward on his Yamaha. Rounding the day off on a total of 123 points, and leaving with the overall ahead of the likes of Billy Smith, Kieran Thomas and Callum McCaul.

VMX and Women

Now, moving on from the youngest on the bigger bikes, to the oldies of the club… The VMX class looks to be an

Bill Samuel – VMX

exciting new breed, offering a broad range of talents throughout the gaggle, it would appear that these ‘weathered’ dudes can definitely still throw down when it matters!

Justin Collier would be the man to clamber to the head of the mantle at the close of play. Collier proved the value of consistency as Paul Williams, despite taking the wins in the opening and closing motos, could not replicate his performances in the middle race, thus pilfered the overall and forced to accept second. A solid trio of races for Rory Wootton permitted him to rise to the last remaining place in the top three of the VMX class.

Meanwhile, in the Women’s class (although sparsely numbered), Louise Powell racked up 135 points and the early championship lead, as Lucy MacTaggart claimed second overall.

Adult Open

The premier class of the Mid Sussex line-up were last to face the gate drop at Mildenhall. Literally overflowing with

Albie Wilkie – Adult Open

talent, the Adult Open class did not deprive spectators of exhibitions, packed with an abundance of top quality racing.

Albie Wilkie, holding out to the very last moment to secure a ride at the Mid Sussex season opener, made the most of his track time and charged his Evotech KTM to the front of the field in every moto! In fine form, Wilkie is definitely a man on a mission this year.

As Albie disappeared into the distance, James Coker managed to accumulate enough points to ascertain second overall by the final moto. Two points behind Coker, Justin Robinson, with an array of mixed results managed to grasp the last podium place firmly with both hands. Unfortunately Matt Dowse, who looked to be in great shape in the opening moto, was decommissioned in the second following an accident early on. We look forward to seeing what he can put together in the meetings to come.

So, that was your opening race report. I’ve been Marc Carter, and you’ve managed to get to the end of the report, it’s been a pleasure.

Results

Auto’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 111 Alfie Geddes-Green 135 45 45 45
2 44 Archie Edwards 126 42 42 42
3 215 Chase Panter 113 38 35 40
4 257 Ronan Mallett 107 36 40 31
5 6 Harry Thornback 104 32 36 36
6 150 Tommie Perfect 98 33 38 27
7 157 Lavaray Thompson 94 35 24 35
8 69 Alfie Atkinson 93 28 33 32
9 131 William Pearce 92 40 14 38
10 268 Archie Peachey 88 34 21 33
11 94 Frank Carter 85 29 30 26
12 551 Stanley Tupper 83 24 31 28
13 59 Jack Potter 83 30 28 25
14 52 Charlie Hollamby 83 27 32 24
15 5 Chad Stevenson 80 21 29 30
16 11 Jamie Thorpe 80 25 34 21
17 2 Marty Spires 79 23 22 34
18 53 Eddy O’Brien 75 19 27 29
19 841 Connor Barden 75 26 26 23
20 90 Bobby Turner 69 22 25 22
21 99 Riley Lawrence 58 17 23 18
22 10 Presley Walker 56 16 20 20
23 86 Bradley Lawrence 56 18 19 19
24 159 Alfie Hoare 50 15 18 17
25 17 Tyler Rogers 46 31 15 –
26 85 Marshall McNamara 44 13 16 15
27 87 Harry Voice 37 20 17 –
28 77 Sam Verbeeten 30 14 – 16

Juniors

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 227 Warren Clarke 132 42 45 45
2 114 Harvey Antrobus 123 45 36 42
3 118 William Murphy 122 40 42 40
4 121 Riley Ingram 113 35 40 38
5 157 Chester Hyde 112 38 38 36
6 181 Rocco Hands 101 32 35 34
7 426 Travis Barnes 98 33 34 31
8 68 Archy Atkinson 95 30 30 35
9 42 Joe Grainger 92 31 29 32
10 117 Aimus Peckham 90 36 24 30
11 1 Brandon Hedayat 87 29 32 26
12 64 Travis Laughton 86 26 31 29
13 188 Harry Jarvis 83 23 33 27
14 123 Oscar Knights 78 28 28 22
15 88 Travis Bixby 69 27 17 25
16 900 Max Pridmore 68 24 20 24
17 15 Matthew Head 68 18 27 23
18 119 Jacob Francis 67 34 – 33
19 126 Caden Tomlin 67 22 26 19
20 7 Harrison Schofield 59 19 12 28
21 180 Blake Monks 51 12 22 17
22 33 Ryan Weller 50 21 23 6
23 84 Lenny Carter 47 1 25 21
24 130 Findlay Leonard-Page 47 11 16 20
25 8 Kenzie Horan 47 16 15 16
26 132 Marley Ray Tupper 45 15 18 12
27 86 Riley Lawrence 43 14 14 15
28 12 Phoenix Santer 43 10 19 14
29 113 Murphy Tupper 41 2 21 18
30 58 Dylan Lisle 40 20 9 11
31 55 Hayden Hill 33 13 13 7
32 93 Finley Yorke-Williams 31 25 3 3
33 67 Freddie Phillips 29 17 8 4
34 87 Charlie Lawrence 27 4 10 13
35 314 Miley Hodgson 25 9 6 10
36 112 Max Walsham 25 5 11 9
37 10 Sammy-Lee Booth 20 8 7 5
38 96 Marcus Lawrence 19 6 5 8
39 27 Bradley Hedayat 10 7 2 1
40 56 Aran Brady 9 3 4 2

Small Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 205 Kiean Boughen 135 45 45 45
2 121 Bayliss Utting 126 42 42 42
3 495 Archie Fremel 120 40 40 40
4 44 Jake Cappa 112 38 38 36
5 133 Joseph Leeks 110 36 36 38
6 776 Charlie Nudds 95 29 34 32
7 24 Owen Wildish-Conway 95 31 33 31
8 165 John Gurney 91 26 31 34
9 22 Luke Richardson 91 33 25 33
10 127 Teddy Hyde 86 30 26 30
11 23 Fred Pitts 86 23 28 35
12 88 Leo Akers 82 28 27 27
13 12 Kelly Brierley 80 34 23 23
14 1 Levi Saunders 79 21 29 29
15 78 Sonny May 77 32 32 13
16 258 Kara Quinn 76 27 30 19
17 5 Ashley Matthews 73 25 24 24
18 27 Oliver Wickers 73 35 35 3
19 64 Alfie Carter 72 24 20 28
20 26 Freddy Gidley 70 22 22 26
21 6 Liam Nicholls 66 20 21 25
22 29 Harry Middleton 53 15 18 20
23 77 Archie Kemp 52 17 14 21
24 4 Charlie Samuel 51 18 15 18
25 71 Jack Saunders 47 11 19 17
26 82 Ashley Denby 46 12 12 22
27 35 Lewis Wilson 42 16 11 15
28 55 Jack Hollamby 41 14 17 10
29 10 Louis Abbott 39 9 16 14
30 36 Kian Shaw 38 13 9 16
31 75 Luic Barber 36 19 6 11
32 32 Ella Hollinsbee 32 7 13 12
33 49 Kane Coker 27 8 10 9
34 7 Regan Mitchell 20 6 8 6
35 47 Tyler Trill 13 4 1 8
36 14 Jonathon Fryer 13 3 5 5
37 45 Daniel Head 12 10 2 –
38 19 Anais Brady 9 1 4 4
39 62 Hannah Smye 7 2 3 2

Big Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 171 Dexter Milbourne 135 45 45 45
2 72 Leon Ongley 120 42 38 40
3 175 Harrison Forde 120 40 42 38
4 91 Reuben Bailey 108 33 40 35
5 62 Ryan Nicholls 106 36 34 36
6 99 Bill Shepherd 105 38 33 34
7 61 Alfie Card 102 25 35 42
8 34 Josh Bassett 101 34 36 31
9 19 Beau Gosnell 94 29 32 33
10 146 Tommy Petchell 92 32 31 29
11 94 Benjamin Causer 91 31 30 30
12 811 Max Everett 90 30 28 32
13 58 Harvey Fagg 80 28 26 26
14 92 Huey Brierley 77 26 24 27
15 192 Taylor Springer 76 24 27 25
16 82 Calum Denby 76 35 17 24
17 130 Harrison Borg 73 16 29 28
18 17 Jacob Rixon 70 23 25 22
19 81 James Orchard 60 27 10 23
20 10 Tyler Stevenson 55 17 22 16
21 184 Taylor Springer 53 22 21 10
22 22 Jessie Steel 51 18 18 15
23 9 Jake Russ 51 21 23 7
24 14 Louie Tidman 50 12 19 19
25 28 Toby Smith 48 7 20 21
26 5 Lewis Pitt 44 20 16 8
27 52 Ethan Butler 40 13 9 18
28 1 Shakira Conway 40 15 11 14
29 32 Ben Hollamby 39 11 15 13
30 42 Jake Beech 38 4 14 20
31 411 Calum Marlow 34 9 13 12
32 6 Josh Russ 32 14 7 11
33 997 Tavis Coulson 31 10 12 9
34 47 Frankie West 28 6 5 17
35 121 Louis Osmond 25 19 6 –
36 63 Natalie Smye 16 8 8 –
37 18 Louis Budgen 5 5 – –

Youth 125cc

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 20 Jordan Ward 123 45 42 36
2 41 Billy Smith 115 40 40 35
3 411 Kieran Thomas 113 26 45 42
4 423 Daniel Harris 112 36 38 38
5 91 Luke Blake 109 35 34 40
6 49 Oliver Kingston 104 38 32 34
7 37 Jamie Wilson 100 31 36 33
8 88 Benjamin Grey 100 33 35 32
9 18 Talon Winchester 98 34 33 31
10 7 Eli Yoell 91 32 30 29
11 64 Jack White 90 29 31 30
12 181 Callum McCaul 87 42 – 45
13 27 Mikey Spencer 84 27 29 28
14 47 Mick Osbourne 83 28 28 27
15 36 Callum Shaw 30 30 – –

Youth Open

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 117 Ike Carter 135 45 45 45
2 133 Toby Avis 124 42 40 42
3 122 Todd Leadbitter 122 40 42 40
4 56 Alfie Cox 111 35 38 38
5 69 Jake Swann 107 38 35 34
6 314 Bill Moynes 105 36 33 36
7 72 Sam Ongley 105 34 36 35
8 31 Sam Howland 99 33 34 32
9 3 Evan Powell 95 32 32 31
10 70 Reece Poxon 94 30 31 33
11 17 Jake Sinden 90 31 29 30
12 29 Lewis Newins 83 27 27 29
13 882 Harry Peck 83 28 28 27
14 8 Cameron Hayward 79 26 25 28
15 54 Sam Edwards 77 25 26 26
16 71 Joseph Griggs 73 24 24 25
17 53 Fynn O’Brien 68 23 23 22
18 6 Henry Rogers 63 17 22 24
19 90 Rhys Gallop 63 19 21 23
20 60 Ollie Hobden 62 21 20 21
21 121 Luke Shepherd 59 29 30 –
22 77 Finley Pitt 59 20 19 20
23 2 Oliver Roeton 55 18 18 19
24 12 Ben Black 33 16 17 –
25 16 Craig Wildish-Conway 22 22 – –

Womens

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 38 Louise Powell 135 45 45 45
2 27 Lucy MacTaggart 126 42 42 42

VMX

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 113 Justin Collier 129 42 45 42
2 34 Paul Williams 124 45 34 45
3 105 Rory Wootton 120 38 42 40
4 26 Sam Whymark 114 40 36 38
5 83 Martyn Paget 112 36 40 36
6 64 Harry Laughton 105 35 35 35
7 42 Ben Doe 98 33 31 34
8 5 Stacey Simmons 93 29 32 32
9 74 Alistair Paterson 92 26 33 33
10 54 David Edwards 89 31 28 30
11 15 Darren Dadswell 86 32 25 29
12 35 George Luxford 85 34 38 13
13 65 Darren Ramsden 84 30 27 27
14 61 Carl Smye 81 27 26 28
15 93 Stuart Purvis 79 19 29 31
16 133 Adrian Clear 70 20 24 26
17 16 Graham Tills 68 23 21 24
18 20 Chris Coles 67 25 19 23
19 9 Oliver Jorgensen 59 24 14 21
20 769 Jonathan Nudds 58 28 30 –
21 19 Simon Daymond 58 21 17 20
22 56 Jamie Stocker 57 18 20 19
23 63 Stefan Brennan 55 17 16 22
24 85 Dean McNamara 49 16 15 18
25 313 Barry Matthews 47 – 22 25
26 76 Patrick Waters 43 15 11 17
27 207 Jason Eaves 43 14 13 16
28 22 John Powell 40 22 18 –
29 21 Neil Mitchell 40 13 12 15
30 72 Andrew Cooper 36 12 10 14
31 28 Richard Cooper 23 – 23 –

Adult Open

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 111 Albie Wilkie 135 45 45 45
2 3 James Coker 116 36 40 40
3 48 Justin Robinson 114 38 34 42
4 41 Bradley Clements 110 34 38 38
5 33 Matthew Verbeeten 110 35 42 33
6 49 Luke Coker 100 33 31 36
7 46 Oliver Weeks 97 30 33 34
8 12 Luke Horley 95 31 29 35
9 17 James Benson 90 29 32 29
10 61 Harry Pile 85 24 30 31
11 16 Jordan Salter 82 27 28 27
12 2 Connor Mitchell 81 32 35 14
13 44 Harley Rysdale 78 42 36 –
14 87 George Harris 73 21 24 28
15 54 Josh Coletti 71 28 11 32
16 82 Liam Denby 71 23 27 21
17 90 Frazer Turner 70 14 26 30
18 77 George Gurney 69 18 25 26
19 32 Sybe Algar 60 15 20 25
20 27 Adam Duzelman 60 19 23 18
21 9 Elliott Purvis 58 22 13 23
22 36 Dan Johnson 58 17 19 22
23 88 Tom Burns 57 12 21 24
24 57 Joseph Hollamby 50 11 22 17
25 83 Scott Conway 43 7 17 19
26 91 Kai Hastins 41 25 16 –
27 20 Matthew Dowse 40 40 – –
28 51 Kalum Coomber 40 10 14 16
29 42 Perry Barnett 39 1 18 20
30 58 Dean Street 39 9 15 15
31 35 Matthew Greengrow 33 8 12 13
32 52 Joshua Tilyard 31 26 5 –
33 14 Jamie Parsons 26 5 9 12
34 24 Thomas Hulse 23 13 10 –
35 53 Ted Ridley 22 20 2 –
36 19 Jamie Bradford 21 3 7 11
37 10 Brad Swain 20 4 6 10
38 34 Gareth Weller 19 16 3 –
39 84 Brett Hollamby 14 6 8 –
40 50 Matthew Tilyard 6 2 4 –