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Nicholls Dominates at Blaxhall – Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Motocross Championship Round 6 – Race Report & Results
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Nicholls Dominates at Blaxhall – Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Motocross Championship Round 6 – Race Report & Results

by adminSeptember 26, 2017

Sunday saw the Woodbridge DMCC host the sixth and penultimate round of the Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern

Jake Nicholls

Motocross Championship at Blaxhall near Woodbridge. The event was locally supported by Orwell Truck and Van as over 150 riders competed across the 12 race format.

Report By Richard Blyth and Photos By Charlie Mann

The clear skies and sunshine made for a great days racing around the sandy Blaxhall circuit and following the practice sessions it was time for the racing to begin with an exciting line in the National Experts including Jake Nicholls, Lewis Tombs, Tom Grimshaw and Dylan Woodcock along with the regular championship. The Premier group saw the Experts joined by the fastest 10 Junior riders on the day.

The opening Premier class race of the day saw Jake Nicholls make the start and ride a strong race to take the race

Richard Gorrell

win ahead of Lewis Tombs who pushed hard to challenge Nicholls but had to settle for second ahead of young Tom Grimshaw in third. Declan Whittle rode a good race to finish in fourth and hold off a late charge from Dylan Woodcock in fifth after coming through the pack. The Junior championship riders in the race put on a great show with the top 5 beating a number of regular Experts as Harvey Thomas took the win ahead of James Wayman and Perry Galloway in third. Fourth and fifth places went to Wayne Goodlad and Rheis Morter.

Once again in the second Premier Class race it was Jake Nicholls who took the lead into the first corner and ride another solid race to take a second race win. It looked like Tombs was going to take another second place until a crash saw him drop to fourth

Aaron Farmingham

allowing Luke Parker to claim second before Tombs recovered to third at the finish. Fourth and fifth places went to Dylan Woodcock and Tom Grimshaw. The leading Junior riders once again saw Harvey Thomas take the win ahead of James Wayman, Rheis Morter in third with Aaron Holloway and Joe Salmons finishing fourth and fifth.

The third and final Premier Class race saw Jake Nicholls make the start but unfortunately the race was stopped before the halfway point due to an injury to Dylan Woodcock. In the re run Nicholls grabbed the start and took another dominate race win with Luke Benstead taking second after struggling with a knee injury all day. Third place went to Declan Whittle with Luke Parker and Tom Grimshaw rounding out the top 5. This time it was Rheis Morter who took the Junior class win over Connor Baldry and James Wayman with Joe Salmons and James Suckling rounding out the top 5.

In the three Intermediate Class races Aaron Framlinham took three race wins and the overall victory in the class ahead of Joseph Golding in second overall who finished with two seconds and a third. Third overall on the day went to Carl Miller ahead of Paul Hubbard and Ben Alexander in fourth and fifth.

The Support A group produced some good racing with three different race wins across the three races. At the end of the day it was Thomas Mustard who took the overall win with Mark Goodson in second and Joshua Warren in third. Fourth overall went to Daniel Dyer with Joe Dawson in fifth.

Gary Scarlett won the Support B group with a second and two race wins ahead of Richard Gorrell and Michael Lyons. Stephen Parker and Cory Smith rounded out the top 5 positions.

Results

Expert

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 45 Jake Nicholls 75 25 25 25
2 417 Declan Whittle 53 18 15 20
3 861 Tom Grimshaw 52 20 16 16
4 190 Luke Benstead 45 10 13 22
5 6 Lewis Tombs 42 22 20 –
6 1 Luke Parker 40 – 22 18
7 3 Jason Morland 39 12 12 15
8 155 Steve Bixby 37 14 10 13
9 72 Connor Hughes 34 9 11 14
10 606 Dylan Woodcock 34 16 18 –
11 302 Brad Woodroffe 29 11 7 11
12 301 Shaun Southgate 29 15 14 –
13 817 George Turner 26 7 9 10
14 33 Bradley Tomlin 25 8 8 9
15 499 Benjamin Cole 25 13 4 8
16 10 Ben Clark 18 6 – 12
17 912 Josh Peters 17 5 6 6
18 400 Daniel Patterson 10 3 – 7
19 18 George Ellis 9 4 5 –
20 303 Joshua Keeble 8 – 3 5
21 86 Mark Hunt 5 – 1 4
22 29 Christopher Thorpe 4 2 2 –
23 13 Glen Bixby 3 – – 3
24 21 Samuel Arbon 1 1 – –

Junior

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 441 James Wayman 64 22 22 20
2 932 Rheis Morter 61 16 20 25
3 844 Harvey Thomas 50 25 25 –
4 448 Joe Salmons 47 13 16 18
5 282 Connor Baldry 46 11 13 22
6 122 James Suckling 44 14 14 16
7 603 Aaron Framingham 37 10 12 15
8 189 Joseph Golding 33 9 10 14
9 137 Aaron Holloway 33 15 18 –
10 157 Carl Miller 29 8 8 13
11 914 Alexander Hornsby 27 12 15 –
12 125 Paul Hubbard 24 3 9 12
13 228 Benjamin Alexander 20 4 11 5
14 475 Perry Galloway 20 20 – –
15 991 Justin Whyatt 18 – 7 11
16 821 Wayne Goodlad 18 18 – –
17 745 Kyle Wilby 14 7 – 7
18 284 Benjamin Reeves 12 6 5 1
19 813 Jamie Carruthers 11 5 – 6
20 238 Adam Ford 10 2 – 8
21 192 Gareth Lane 10 – – 10
22 208 Shane Brown 9 – – 9
23 702 Bruce Bavin 6 – 6 –
24 378 Amie Goodlad 4 – 4 –
25 882 Harry Peck 4 – – 4
26 992 Jamie Hardman 3 1 2 –
27 511 Marcus Smith 3 – 1 2
28 969 Lewis Holmes 3 – 3 –
29 774 Jay Perry 3 – – 3

Support A

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 660 Thomas Mustard 65 18 25 22
2 700 Mark Goodson 61 25 16 20
3 580 Joshua Warren 60 22 22 16
4 325 Daniel Dyer 45 12 15 18
5 671 Joe Dawson 43 – 18 25
6 760 Ryan Harrington-Groves 40 20 14 6
7 674 Cameron Coltart 36 16 20 –
8 201 Robbie Pearmain 30 15 – 15
9 423 James Cartwright 28 3 13 12
10 287 Daniel Knights 25 14 11 –
11 518 Scott Allen 24 13 – 11
12 459 Edward Pegram 24 2 12 10
13 315 Charlie Jordan 23 5 9 9
14 816 Gareth Cushion 21 6 1 14
15 150 Thomas Pearmain 20 7 – 13
16 106 Ben Secker 17 10 – 7
17 608 Callum Lake 17 11 6 –
18 87 Aaron Holden 14 4 7 3
19 246 Jack Janes 12 1 3 8
20 602 Ryan Cole 10 – 10 –
21 146 Clive Smith 10 8 2 –
22 626 Thomas Clarkson 9 – 5 4
23 734 Michael Kester 9 – 8 1
24 165 Oliver Bilding 9 9 – –
25 175 Dexter Lambe 6 – 4 2
26 217 James Gadd 5 – – 5

Support B

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 239 Gary Scarlett 72 22 25 25
2 718 Richard Gorrell 63 25 16 22
3 450 Michael Lyons 60 20 22 18
4 414 Stephen Parker 50 16 20 14
5 795 Cory Smith 49 15 14 20
6 274 Steven East 37 13 8 16
7 778 Edward Harste 36 18 18 –
8 209 Ryan Bailey 30 14 3 13
9 455 Christian Drane 30 9 12 9
10 727 Thomas Olley 21 10 – 11
11 341 Morgan Flockhart 21 – 11 10
12 257 Daniel Matthews 21 12 5 4
13 779 Lee Scott 21 11 7 3
14 947 Conor Bardwell 21 6 15 –
15 350 Tom Sutton 16 – 1 15
16 168 Brad Parkins 16 – 10 6
17 204 Jesse Eaves 14 – 2 12
18 273 Jacob Jermy 14 7 – 7
19 100 Scott Goodson 14 5 9 –
20 297 Thomas Young 13 – 13 –
21 77 John Smith 12 1 6 5
22 445 Andrew Smith 8 – – 8
23 134 Justin Estergard 8 8 – –
24 764 Chris Gaut 5 – 4 1
25 202 Craig Page-baker 4 2 – 2
26 399 Jake Lane 4 4 – –
27 99 Shaun Griffiths 3 3 – –