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New ‘Day’ at the top. Nora MX Quadcross Championships Round 7 – Race Report and Results
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New ‘Day’ at the top. Nora MX Quadcross Championships Round 7 – Race Report and Results

by adminSeptember 12, 2017

With no dropped rounds allowed in the 2017 Championships, this set up an exciting albeit nervy finish for the top riders in many of the race groups as Nora Mx returned for its final round of 2017 to West Meon in Hampshire. Who would grab the podium spots and whose luck would run out at the last hurdle? The rain came Saturday evening to make the hillside venue ready for some good old-fashioned Scrambling!!

Fun was had by the kids both Saturday and Sunday with bouncy castles supplied very kindly by Bourne fun.

Report by Pete Cell – Images Courtesy of John William Cook

Racing …

First out, on a moist but interesting track was the Pro/Pro Am class that featured no fewer than four of the riders who have been selected to represent their respective Countries at the Quadcross Nations at Cingoli in Italy in less than two weeks time.

The day started with 3 of these heading the Championship, with George Day on 380 points, Mark McLernon 361 and Dafydd Davies 336.

Race 1 saw Scotland’s Murray Graham with the hole shot over Carl Bunce and it was these two who pulled away from the field, with Graham taking the win over Bunce by 3.8 secs. James Bevan grabbed a good 3rd after overhauling Oli Sansom in the latter stages of the race. However, this race shattered the Championship hopes of both Dafydd Davies and Mark McLernon as firstly Davies suffered electrical problems taking him down to 19th and McLernon suffered a DNF 5 laps in! George Day in 10th would have been a happy man!

Race 2 and Oli Sansom fastest out of the blocks and holding the lead for a few laps before Bunce made his move and took a comfortable win by 14 secs over a very spirited Davino Bruneel in 2nd place.

The final race and Bunce was looking like the win on the day, with firstly the hole shot over George Day and then battling it out at the front and what looked like a 2nd place finish for Bunce behind Day. Unfortunately for Bunce an infringement had been spotted and he was demoted to last place. and out of the top 3 on the day!

Pro Overall on the day – 1st George Day (10,3,1), 2nd Harry Walker (6,4,3), 3rd Davino Bruneel (8,2,7)

Nora Pro Series Champion: George Day 580, 2nd Mark McLernon 515, 3rd Oli Sansom 503.

Elsewhere;

Luke Berlyn wrapped up a well-deserved 100cc title despite unusually not winning all 3 races on the day! Luke was 2nd best on the day with a 1st and 2 seconds behind Robbie Wood (2,1,1).

The 250cc British Championship was looking like a battle to the end between Zak Orchard and his PDV teammate Josh Birch, with Zak entering the day a slender 6 points ahead. Lady luck crushed Josh’s chances with two DNF’s on 2 separate bikes for him in the first two races, not only taking him out of Championship contention but out of the podium top 3! No invitation was required for Zak, as he wrapped up the Championship in style with 3 comfortable wins on the day, all by over 20 seconds. Catrin Davies showed she is the girl to watch in the future as she grabbed 2 2nds and a 3rd on the day, and a credible 2nd in the final Championship standings. 13-year-old Marcus Sprason took the final spot on the podium.

Ayrton Knowles despite being out of Clubman Championship contention following injury earlier in the season took 3 strong wins with a masterclass, to take the overall on the day and bagged a pair of goggles for his long awaited Holeshot…

The hot battle for the title though was between ‘King of the Enduros’ Welshy Rhydian Owen and Iestyn Rowlands. 16 points separated them in the main championship at the start of the day and just 7 points in the Clubman Elite subclass.

What a finish, as Iestyn beat Rhydian in all 3 races on the day but by only 1 place each time. This meant he caught up 6 points, and missed out by just 1 point on the Championship. Add to this race 1 where Iestyn lost his seat in the final stages and lost a place in the final few corners as a result. Ouch!

The Masters Class on the day and for the year was won yet again by Ed Davies.
Ed made it three wins on the day and his name is yet again on the Masters British Championship title. Ant Barrett was the best of the rest with three 2nd place finishes.

In the Out of the Box sub class Joe Williams again took the three race wins, two over Pete Bates and the other over Vassna Wilcock.

Geoff Otway entered the day in the Masters Support class just requiring 1 win to seal his Masters Championship. Lady luck deserted him too as electrical problems in races 1 and 2 and a chain off in race 3 took him off the top spot, and it was Mark “Budgie” Smith who was crowned Champion.

Scott Berlyn and Michael Haydon battled it out in the Novice class. Scott with 2 wins on the day and Michael one gave Scott the win on the day. Scott a worthy champion and Haydon an equal worthy runner up.

Unfortunately the rain came for the annual charity pit-bike race and Mechanics Quad race where the club raised money for ‘air ambulance’ and the ACU’s benevolent fund for injured riders. The pair raised £250 to share between the two charities.

Results

Pro by Quad Bikes R Us

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 29 George Day 204 127 37 40
2 585 Carl Bunce 200 137 40 23
3 7 Harry Walker (U21) 199 129 35 35
4 222 James Bevan (U21) 195 135 29 31
5 3 Oli Sansom 193 133 33 27
6 71 Luke Davies (U21) 186 131 27 28
7 5 Harry Miller (U21) 180 128 26 26
8 114 Jake Smith (U21) 178 126 28 24
9 96 Murray Graham (U21) 177 140 – 37
10 164 Josh Waring (senior) 175 125 25 25
11 1 Mark McLernon 160 100 31 29
12 15 Dafydd Davies (U21) 157 124 – 33

Pro Am by ATVS ONLY

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 70 Davino Bruneel (U21) 214 137 40 37
2 39 Tom Day (U21) 212 135 37 40
3 97 Alex Bethell (U21) 210 140 35 35
4 24 Kieran Power 197 133 33 31
5 44 Jack Norris (U21) 193 131 29 33
6 17 Thomas Chell (U21) 188 128 31 29
7 6 Gary Atkinson 184 129 27 28
8 147 Craig Fisher 182 127 28 27

Clubman by The Brake House

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 193 Dean Porter 210 135 40 35
2 92 Daniel Andrew Jones 207 133 37 37
3 34 Sonney Ward 201 137 35 29
4 6 Joe Pryke 193 129 33 31
5 97 Stephen Claro 184 125 31 28
6 124 Luke Richards 184 128 29 27
7 48 Declan McKenna 180 126 28 26
8 841 James Lees 176 124 27 25
9 153 Oliver Martin 173 140 – 33
10 56 Harry Carmichael 171 131 – 40
11 120 Damon North 153 127 26 –

Clubman Elite by RPG Racing

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 126 Ayrton Knowles (E) 220 140 40 40
2 13 Iestyn Rowlands (E) 207 135 35 37
3 5 Sam Norris (E) 207 137 37 33
4 110 Rhydian Owen (E) 201 133 33 35
5 43 Greg Thynne (E) 187 131 27 29
6 88 Aaron Pole (E) 186 129 29 28
7 11 Lewis Rowles (E) 184 122 31 31
8 84 Danny Smith (E) 180 127 26 27
9 201 Samuel Holmes (E) 176 126 28 22
10 32 Matt Burroughs (E) 175 124 25 26
11 59 Ameelie Miller (E) 173 125 24 24
12 16 Laurence Stopps (E) 169 123 23 23
13 77 Ryan Walters (E) 153 128 – 25

Masters

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 16 Edward Davies 220 140 40 40
2 55 Antony Barrett 211 137 37 37
3 53 Ben Morgan 203 135 35 33
4 47 Greg Fisher 194 126 33 35
5 3 Mark Stepney 193 131 31 31
6 7 Chris Keitch 191 133 29 29
7 4 Robert Swann 185 129 28 28
8 61 Richard Clark 181 128 26 27
9 52 Andrew Willcock 180 127 27 26

Out the Box by Moto Parts

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 82 Joe Williams (OTB) 220 140 40 40
2 95 Pete Bates (OTB) 209 135 37 37
3 222 Vassna Willcock (OTB) 207 137 35 35

Masters Support by A.J. Willcock

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 29 John Hall 220 140 40 40
2 169 David Marriott 211 137 37 37
3 123 Rick Jones (V) 201 133 33 35
4 44 Mark Smith (E) 199 135 31 33
5 42 Simon Pritchard 194 128 35 31
6 812 Jason Hall 182 129 28 25
7 81 David Lickfold (V) 181 131 24 26
8 33 Richard Shaw (E)(V) 177 126 23 28
9 38 Christopher Gyles (V) (E) 177 125 25 27
10 27 Tony Atkinson (V) 177 127 27 23
11 5 Uncle Albert (E) 168 123 21 24
12 34 Tim Pole 168 124 22 22
13 19 Kevin Dixon 155 100 26 29
14 10 Geoff Otway (E) 151 122 29 –

Novice by A.J. Willcock

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 16 Scott Berlyn (N) 217 140 40 37
2 77 Michael Haydon (N) 214 137 37 40
3 73 Joe Sharp (N) 203 133 35 35
4 14 Georgia Lent (N) 192 135 26 31
5 4 Ryan Hickman (N) 188 131 28 29
6 28 Dylan Evans (N) 188 129 31 28
7 41 Shanice Mott (N) 182 126 29 27
8 101 Grace Keitch (N) 180 127 27 26
9 113 Bradley Lightfoot (N) 178 128 25 25
10 247 Russ Wells (N) 172 125 23 24
11 71 Amy Keitch (N) 171 124 24 23
12 91 Ross Holmes (N) 166 100 33 33

100cc Geared

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 6 Robbie Wood(G) 217 137 40 40
2 40 Luke Berlyn(G) 214 140 37 37
3 44 Jago Jackson(G) 203 135 35 33
4 16 Aled Davies(G) 197 131 31 35
5 118 Rory Wood (G) 197 133 33 31

100cc Auto

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 168 Kieran Marriott(A) 185 129 28 28
2 4 Frank Marston(A) 184 128 29 27
3 787 Brooke Bunce(A) 180 125 26 29
4 21 Alfie North(A) 177 127 27 23
5 167 Lacey Marriott (A) 169 123 21 25
6 141 Charlie Eaton (A) 167 121 22 24
7 66 Riley Honor(A) 145 122 23 –
8 77 Connor Yates(A) 126 126 – –

50cc Auto

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 156 Taylor Hyndman (50) 175 124 25 26
2 9 Olivia Dennis(50) 146 100 24 22
3 1 Brodie North (50) 141 100 20 21

250cc open

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 201 Zak Orchard 220 140 40 40
2 69 Catrin Davies 209 137 35 37
3 7 Alfie Walker(Ap) 207 135 37 35
4 666 Shelley Smart 195 129 33 33
5 4 Reece Swann 191 131 31 29
6 99 Marcus Sprason (Ap) 186 127 28 31
7 125 Josh Talent (Ap) 185 128 29 28
8 5 Dylan Mckenna (Ap) 156 133 23 –
9 66 Joshua Birch 100 100 – –

250 Air Cooled

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 40 Jack Evans(A) 180 126 27 27
2 169 Myles Mott(A) 175 125 24 26
3 10 Adam Lomas(A) 175 124 26 25
4 3 Dillon Stepney (A) 170 123 25 22
5 60 Chloe Keitch(A) 168 122 22 24
6 6 Chloe Watts(A) 160 119 20 21
7 702 Kayleigh Morgan(A) 159 120 19 20

150 Open (250 Group)

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 23 Lewis Humphris (150) 165 121 21 23