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Callaway claims Culham! British Quadcross Campionships Round 4 and Nora MX – Race Report and Results
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Callaway claims Culham! British Quadcross Campionships Round 4 and Nora MX – Race Report and Results

by adminJuly 18, 2018

George Callaway took his first ever overall British Championship victory at a sun drenched and perfectly prepared Cusses Gorse in Wiltshire on Sunday and in doing so hauled himself up to third in the points table.

Report by Pete Chell – Images courtesy of John Cook

Yamaha-mounted Callaway was in his element on the fast, wide, hard pack Cusses track opening his account with a fourth in the opening 25-minute race, a fine win in race two, then rounding it off with runner-up spot in the last race.

Meanwhile defending British Champion Paul Holmes ended up in sixth overall, his worst result for two years, yet actually extended his points lead in the series from seven to 33!

Holmes’ relatively lowly finish came after he and Mark McLernon were involved in a collision in the third race. As a result of the incident, and the rider’s subsequent behaviour, the Clerk of the Course excluded Holmes from the third race and excluded McLernon from the meeting.

In qualifying it was teenager Harry Walker who set the pace with the fastest lap of 1 min 42.2 s, with 0.34 seconds separating the top three riders. Callaway in turn was down in 10th spot, a two whole seconds off pole.

In race one fast starting Dafydd Davies took the holeshot, followed in by Ireland’s Leon Rogers. Rogers soon took the lead and set the early pace, before disaster for him on lap two as a mechanical issue forced him out of the race.

Davies took up the mantle and led until lap seven, when McLernon and Holmes surged forward to commence their battle. McLernon held on to the flag to take the win (which he was to later lose) half a second ahead of Holmes. Walker came through strongly to take third from Davies.

Race two saw a determined Rogers blast off the line for the holeshot, this time with Callaway and Wildcard, George Day, giving chase. Some quality fast racing between the trio ensued until on lap seven Dutch Wildcard Joe Maessen joined the battle.

Eventually Maessen, usually more a sand man than a hard pack specialist, overcame Rogers for second place, with Callaway pulling away to grab the win by five seconds.

On to the final race of the day and all to play for, with McLernon (at that time) two points up on Callaway and Holmes a further four points back. However, it was Rogers off the line the quickest again and setting the pace ahead of early contenders Murray Graham and Tom Day.

Graham and Day kept with Rogers for five laps before McLernon and Holmes came through the pack to join Rogers at the front. With three minutes left on the clock it was still Rogers at the helm, and then McLernon made his move, closely followed by Holmes.

The race looked to be heading for a battle between the pair before the aforementioned collision put them both out of contention. Rogers took full advantage, taking the race win, with Callaway second and Maessen third.

Rogers, winner of the opening round of the Championship but who had a disaster at round two, is now back up to second in the series.

The meeting also saw a full programme of NORA MX Championship classes,

In to the 100cc open class the total domination by Jago Jackson continued, as he made it 15 wins out of 15. The only sharing he did this week was in holeshots, as he took one, as did Connor Yates and Rory Wood. Frank Morgan took the 100cc Auto class and Morgan Humphreys the 50 cc class.

Jack Young shone in the 250cc class with three straight wins, and perhaps more importantly, he pulled a 17-point gap in the Championship over Robbie Wood. Alfie Walker got his best result of the year in 2nd (4, 2, 3) and Robbie Wood was 3rd (5, 3, 2). Luke Berlyn had problems in the last race, ruling him out of contention.

In the Masters classes it was normal service for the two “maximum men” of Ed Davies (Masters “A”) and Geoff Otway (Masters “B”) with three wins each. Jonathan McKnight was the best of the rest (2,2,2), but could not match Davies’s pace in the A’s on the day, with Davies’s smallest winning margin nearly 29 seconds. A credible 2nd place in the B’s went to Pete Bates (4, 2, 2).

Ayrton Knowles was jumping high and long in the Clubman Elite Class. Three holeshots for him, and so nearly three race wins (1,1,2), until Zak Orchard showed his Championship pedigree with a last lap overtake of Knowles, to improve his scorecard (2,2,1). Orchard currently leads Knowles in the Championship by 20 points. In the Clubman sub class, Axle Bone took the win (1, 1, 2) over Sonney Ward (2, 2,3)

The Novice class saw a new winner for the day in Myles Mott, with three race wins. The Championship leader, Ryan Hickman fought back from a 11th in race two, but just missed the podium.

The British Championship now moves onto Dean Moor on the 5th of August, with NORA’s next event at West Meon on the 9th of September, after the summer break!

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Results

ACU British Quadcross Championships

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 89 George Callaway 65 18 25 22
2 111 Joe Maessen (W) 53 11 22 20
3 15 Dafydd Davies (U21) 48 20 14 14
4 92 Sheldon Seal (W) 47 14 15 18
5 151 Leon Rogers 45 – 20 25
6 39 Paul Holmes 41 25 16 –
7 139 Tom Day (U21) W 37 10 11 16
8 29 George Day (W) 34 16 18 –
9 14 Justin Reid 30 7 10 13
10 222 James Bevan (U21) 28 13 – 15
11 136 Dean Dillon (U21)( R) 28 4 13 11
12 97 Alex Bethell 27 6 9 12
13 7 Harry Walker (U21) 26 22 – 4
14 96 Murray Graham (U21) 23 5 12 6
15 585 Carl Bunce 20 12 8 –
16 152 Lindsey Duke 19 3 6 10
17 175 Emma McQuaid (W) 16 15 1 –
18 164 Joshua Waring (U21) (W) 12 – 4 8
19 17 Tom Chell (U21) (W) 12 – 5 7
20 20 Kyle Murphy 11 2 – 9
21 55 Bradley Frost 9 9 – –
22 124 Jamie Morgan (W) 8 8 – –
23 93 Adam Robinson 7 – 2 5
24 21 Terence Mackin 7 – 7 –
25 72 Stefan Murphy 4 1 3 –
26 31 Michael Robinson 3 – – 3
27 71 Luke Davies 2 – – 2

ACU British Under 21 Quadcross Championship

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 111 Joe Maessen (W) 68 18 25 25
2 15 Dafydd Davies (U21) 62 22 22 18
3 139 Tom Day (U21) W 54 16 16 22
4 136 Dean Dillon (U21)( R) 50 14 20 16
5 96 Murray Graham (U21) 46 15 18 13
6 164 Joshua Waring (U21) (W) 41 12 14 15
7 222 James Bevan (U21) 40 20 – 20
8 17 Tom Chell (U21) (W) 40 11 15 14
9 7 Harry Walker (U21) 37 25 – 12
10 101 Lorne Sinclair (U21) 13 13 – –

100cc Geared
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 44 Jago Jackson(G) 120 40 40 40
2 118 Rory Wood (G) 111 37 37 37
3 77 Connor Yates(G) 99 35 35 29
4 30 Louie Holt (G) 90 29 33 28

100cc Auto
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 4 Frank Marston(A) 97 31 31 35
2 22 Jordan Wright(A) 92 33 28 31
3 787 Brooke Bunce(A) 84 28 29 27
4 6 Riley Honor(A) 80 27 27 26
5 156 Taylor Hyndman (A) 77 26 26 25
6 141 Charlie Eaton (A) 74 25 25 24
7 168 Kieran Marriott(A) 57 – 24 33

50cc Auto
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 46 Morgan Humphreys 69 24 22 23
2 5 Malaky McKenna 46 23 23 –

250cc open
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 414 Jack Young 120 40 40 40
2 7 Alfie Walker 105 33 37 35
3 6 Robbie Wood 103 31 35 37
4 88 Zak Beevers 95 29 33 33
5 5 Dylan Mckenna 89 35 28 26
6 99 Marcus Sprason 88 28 29 31
7 40 Luke Berlyn 87 37 31 19
8 69 Catrin Davies 83 27 27 29
9 23 Lewis Humphris 79 25 26 28
10 4 Reece Swann 68 23 23 22

250 Air Cooled
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 17 Jamie Quinn 74 24 25 25
2 95 Iestyn Rees (A) 72 26 19 27
3 14 Andrew Black 69 22 24 23
4 64 Elis Humfryes (A) 67 21 22 24
5 15 Josh McKnight (A) 62 20 21 21
6 16 Aled Davies (A) 59 19 20 20

Clubman Elite
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 126 Ayrton Knowles (E) 117 40 40 37
2 201 Zak Orchard (E) 114 37 37 40
3 46 Gary Atkinson(E) 105 35 35 35
4 42 Kevin Meenagh (E) 97 31 33 33
5 43 Greg Thynne (E) 89 29 29 31
6 4 Jordan Hickman (E) 89 33 28 28
7 84 Danny Smith (E) 78 23 26 29
8 88 Aaron Pole (E) 77 26 27 24
9 291 George Miles (E) 65 20 23 22
10 59 Ameelie Miller (E) 57 16 18 23
11 19 Arron Haslett (E) 55 24 31 –
12 2 Samuel Jeffery (E) 53 4 22 27
13 111 Lewis Rowles (E) 53 28 25 –
14 16 Laurence Stopps (E) 43 11 14 18
15 193 Dean Porter (E) 32 17 15 –
16 224 Kieran Power (E)(W) 32 25 7 –
17 115 Ryan Sprat-Wyatt 9 3 6 –
18 21 Samuel Holmes (E) 8 8 – –
19 222 Jonnie Waters (E) – – – –
20 47 Craig Fisher (E) – – – –

Clubman
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 131 Axel Bone 76 27 24 25
2 34 Sonney Ward 64 22 21 21
3 66 Joshua Birch 59 13 20 26
4 6 Joe Pryke 55 18 17 20
5 7 Michael Haydon 54 21 19 14
6 92 Daniel Andrew Jones (E) 48 15 16 17
7 79 Charlie Davis 46 19 8 19
8 24 Bradley Watson 38 10 13 15
9 97 Stephen Claro 37 9 12 16
10 40 Jack Evans 30 7 10 13
11 22 Joseph Jukes 25 14 11 –
12 85 Jack D Holmes 21 – 9 12
13 29 Jamie Smith 12 12 – –
14 120 Damon North 6 6 – –
15 116 Scott Berlyn 5 5 – –

Masters (A)
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 16 Edward Davies 120 40 40 40
2 115 Jonathan Mcknight 111 37 37 37
3 47 Greg Fisher 105 35 35 35
4 22 Darren Bridge 95 33 33 29
5 3 Mark Stepney 93 29 31 33
6 34 Lee Waring 84 27 29 28
7 7 Chris Keitch 82 31 20 31
8 4 Robert Swann 81 28 26 27
9 77 Darren Jukes 34 25 9 –
10 58 Shane Orchard 24 24 – –
11 52 Andrew Willcock 17 17 – –
12 2 Clint Eagle 10 3 7 –
13 11 Jason Wildman – – – –

Master Support (B)
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 10 Geoff Otway 80 26 28 26
2 95 Pete Bates 70 21 24 25
3 61 Richard Clark (V) 69 20 25 24
4 251 Clive Cooper (V) 65 19 23 23
5 6811 Matthew Kirk 64 22 22 20
6 44 Mark Smith 61 18 21 22
7 29 John Hall 53 16 18 19
8 27 Tony Atkinson (V) 52 12 19 21
9 169 David Marriott 50 23 27 –
10 24 Chris Watson (V) 46 15 17 14
11 59 Nigel Mundy 45 13 15 17
12 40 Steven Smart 39 11 13 15
13 38 Christopher Gyles (V) 37 5 16 16
14 33 Richard Shaw(V) 36 4 14 18
15 812 Jason Hall 34 10 11 13
16 8 Tim Pole (V) 30 8 10 12
17 5 Uncle Albert (E) 30 7 12 11
18 123 Rick Jones (V) 19 14 5 –
19 81 David Lickfold (V) 17 9 8 –
20 18 Simon Crook 6 6 – –
21 73 Gary Griffin 6 – 6 –

Novice

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 93 William Dunlop (N) 109 35 37 37
2 14 Georgia Lent (N)- L 99 33 33 33
3 56 Luke Brown (N) 97 31 35 31
4 4 Ryan Hickman (N) 96 37 24 35
5 78 Darren Caws (N) 89 29 31 29
6 41 Shanice Mott (N)- L 84 28 29 27
7 28 Dylan Evans (N) 83 27 28 28
8 169 Myles Mott (N) 80 40 – 40
9 60 Chloe Keitch (N)- L 78 26 26 26
10 91 Adam Lomas (N) 76 24 27 25
11 222 Vassna Willcock (N)- L 70 25 23 22
12 101 Grace Keitch (N)- L 68 22 22 24
13 71 Amy Keitch (N)- L 65 21 21 23
14 247 Russ Wells (N) 61 20 20 21
15 31 Sally Donald (N)- L 58 19 19 20
16 213 Myles Mott (N) 40 – 40 –
17 3 Dillon Stepney (N) 25 – 25 –
18 1010 Gemma Mills(N)-L 23 23 – –