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A wild Bushin Win! South West Off Road Motocross Championships Round 14 – Race Report and Results
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A wild Bushin Win! South West Off Road Motocross Championships Round 14 – Race Report and Results

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The 2019 Team event champions Teignbridge Mx were the hosting club for the penultimate round of the Moto-Logic South West Off Road Series, which took place at the all-natural Little Hempstead Circuit. With a great entry booked in, and mother nature working its magic, the event was set up to make some great racing for the Spectators.

Report by Michael Rich – Images courtesy of JH Photography

Race 1 of the 9-14 Big Wheel and Small Wheel 85’s group was sat on the line ready to go, and with a great start it was Ben Sullivan who blasted his way to the front of the pack to show them the way around the Devon circuit, and that’s were he stayed to take the win. Ashton Coleman was on a flyer putting in some consistent lap times in his recent form for 2nd place from Lewis George in 3rd who held off the challenges of Coleman until lap 5 where the move was made and stuck. Fraser Topp had a good solid ride and took 4th just ahead of Sam Napier in 5th.

Race 2 saw Coleman leading the pack, but right on his rear wheel the whole race was Sullivan who finished 2nd at the line less than a second behind Colman. Topp was on the gas again and took 3rd ahead of Napier who had the company of Kyran Nicholls in 5th at the finish.

It was Coleman again who led the pack in race 3 around the ever drying Devon hills, with a fantastic win from Topp in 2nd and Napier 3rd. Harry Jenkins had the race pace in the last moto to finish 4th ahead of Lewis George in 5th.

It was to be the Josh Symonds dream race in the first moto of the Seniors with a start to finish win ahead of Korey Kidd who pressed hard all race to finish 1.8 seconds behind the leader at the line. Joe Philips was out in full force on the Honda 450 and secured 3rd in front of George Olaf in 4th and the little 125 Yam of Jack Napier in 5th.

In the Seniors Race 2 it was Korey Kidd out front on lap 1, but coming through at a fast pace was Kyle Breslan who moved into the lead position and secured the win ahead of Philips who had Symonds in 3rd, Kidd in 4th and North Devon’s Favourite Vet Rich Tapscott in 5th all close together at the line.

Reagan West hit the front of the pack in Race 3 and made a break for it until lap 3 when Breslan caught and passed for the lead. Breslan would go on to notch up another win from Tapscott in 2nd and Philips 3rd. Kona Jenkins rode hard for a solid 4th place on the 125 Yamaha with West rounding up the top 5 at the line.

The Junior Open Race 1 went to the Line and it was Mike Rich on the R&D Machinery Jims Jams Designs KTM who bolted out the gate to take the holeshot and lead where he made a good enough gap to secure the win ahead of Dan Cook in 2nd by 19 seconds. Ryan Hoskins came through the pack to take 3rd from Adrian Toy who was locked in a battle with Neil Woolridge in 4th and 5th.

In the Open Race 2 it was Rich out the front of the pack again and he tried breaking away from the pack until a hard-charging Martin Wherry was to catch Rich and get passed for the lead, but Rich retook over at the front on the same lap and tried hard to gap himself again from the group, but at the line he took the win from Hoskins who passed Wherry on the last lap by a second. Wherry took 3rd ahead of Cook in 4th and Toy in 5th.

It was the perfect 3 from 3 for Rich who holeshotted moto 3 and kept, his head down for another solid win ahead of Wherry in 2nd,  Cook 3rd, Toy 4th and Sam Andrews had a fantastic 5th place to finish his day off on a high.

Junior Elite race 1 it was the on-form Justin Wood who stormed his way to the front for a fantastic start to finish win with the conditions really suiting the former enduro star. Dominic Stoneman was in attendance after deciding not to compete for Team GB at the 2019 MXON, and he took a fantastic 2nd place on the Rockstar SMS Scaffolding Ice One Racing Husqvarna. Kevin Pengelly set the fastest lap of the race with a solid 3rd. Justin Napier had a great ride showing his boys he’s still got it on the 144 Yamaha for 4th in front of Memphis Enright on the KXF 250.

The Gate dropped on Race 2 and it was the North Devon vet rider Alan Packer who took to the front of the pack to the delight of the strong crowds, but Stoneman was there again and took over at the front for the win. Packer took 2nd, who kept Laurence Watkins at bay for 3rd. Pengelly  was4th and Jack Matthews in 5th after a bad start having to make his way through the field each lap.

Race 3 was a magical one for Packer as he stormed to the front of the field making a pass on Wood the early leader where they would stay until the line giving Packer the win, Wood 2nd, Mathews 3rd, Pengelly 4th and Napier 5th.

The Support Class was won by Austin Topp after some fantastic battles all day with Paul Evans in 2nd. Terry Short would finish 3rd, Rikki Hopkins 4th and Simon Ellett 5th.

The Experts had a great line up of riders, and it was Ben Gibbons who was to take over at the front of the pack in moto 1, but closing down on him was Andy Bushin who rode the 250f Ktm to its limits to take the win. Gibbons would stay in 2nd. Taylor Edan made his return to racing for a solid 3rd, Aaron Austin secured 4th just ahead of one part of this year’s Team Event Champions Teignbridge, Mark Cornish in 5th.

Race 2 was another cracking one as Gibbons took to the front with a great start and tried hard to hold off the challenges of Bushin until lap 4 where Bushin made his presence known and took the lead along with the win ahead of Gibbons, with Cornish again having a superb day for 3rd just ahead of Austin and Edan in 5th.

It was Gibbons again who led the field in race 3, but you guessed it Bushin was to move to the front where he took the lead and looked comfortable in a rhythm, but Austin pounced and took the lead briefly on laps 4 till 6 where Bushin was back again to take the lead and follow on to the chequered flag for a perfect 3 out of 3 wins on the day. Austin was 2nd, Gibbons 3rd, Edan 4th and Cornish 5th.

The club would like to thanks all the Marshals, Medics and landowners for all there help and support at the meeting.

The Series now Moves to the home of the Wincanton Print Patchquick Trophy, and the Little Silver circuit near Exeter for the final round of the 2019 Series.

Results

Experts

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 501 Andy Bushin CH 135 45 45 45
2 13 Ben Gibbons CH 124 42 42 40
3 139 Aaron Austin CH 118 38 38 42
4 115 Taylor Edan CH 114 40 36 38
5 51 Mark Cornish 112 36 40 36
6 12 Giles Richards 102 35 34 33
7 84 Josh Francis CH 101 34 33 34
8 94 Bradley Taylor CH 98 31 35 32
9 703 Matthew Treen 97 33 29 35
10 526 Jordan Watts CH 94 32 32 30
11 17 Harry Matthews CH 92 30 31 31
12 196 Chris Clapham CH 88 29 30 29

Seniors

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 76 Joe Phillips CH 122 40 42 40
2 53 Kyle Breslan CH 118 28 45 45
3 188 Korey Kidd CH 115 42 38 35
4 20 Josh Symons 115 45 40 30
5 595 Richard Tapscott CH 110 32 36 42
6 356 Brendon Phillips CH 103 35 35 33
7 22 George Olof CH 101 38 31 32
8 241 Kona Jenkins 99 27 34 38
9 69 Reegan West CH 99 34 29 36
10 55 George Jones CH 97 33 33 31
11 456 Kurt (Needs new numbers) Pugsley CH 92 30 28 34
12 112 Jason Sweet CH 91 31 32 28
13 60 Jon Jones CH 88 29 30 29
14 71 Jack Napier CH 36 36 – –

Junior Elite

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 339 Dominic Stoneman CH 121 42 45 34
2 218 Justin Wood CH 120 45 33 42
3 76 Alan Packer 118 31 42 45
4 17 Kevin Pengelly CH 116 40 38 38
5 6 Jack Matthews CH 109 33 36 40
6 77 Justin Napier CH 108 38 34 36
7 321 Laurence Watkins CH 107 34 40 33
8 91 Ross Norman CH 102 32 35 35
9 08 Memphis Enright CH 94 36 27 31
10 135 Ethan (Need New Numbers) Pringle CH 94 35 30 29
11 69 John Trevelyan 88 29 29 30
12 94 Kester Wood 64 – 32 32
13 133 Josh Farleigh CH 61 30 31 –
14 516 Dalton Webber CH 28 – 28 –

Junior Open

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 101 Michael Rich CH 135 45 45 45
2 500 Dan Cook 120 42 38 40
3 20 Martin Wherry CH 116 34 40 42
4 83 Ryan Hoskin CH 116 40 42 34
5 18 Adrian Toy CH 112 38 36 38
6 50 Neal Wooldridge CH 101 36 35 30
7 9 Chris Matthews CH 99 33 33 33
8 141 Sam Andrews CH 97 29 32 36
9 244 Tom Milton 96 35 30 31
10 145 Mark Baldwin CH 89 27 27 35
11 *16 Kyle Richards CH 88 25 31 32
12 26 Nick Grenney CH 85 31 28 26
13 24 Ben Brown CH 84 28 34 22
14 46 Zoe Deacon CH 83 30 25 28
15 11 Dan Merifield CH 80 22 29 29
16 25 Dean Lewis CH 76 23 26 27
17 611 Dan Hazeldine CH 68 19 24 25
18 290 James Bull 67 21 22 24
19 701 David Matthews CH 63 20 20 23
20 15 Rhianna Dix 58 18 19 21
21 450 Ross Lapping CH 45 24 21 –
22 84 James Read CH 43 – 23 20
23 75 Harry Burton 32 32 – –
24 29 Iain Enright CH 26 26 – –

Inter Big Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 231 Ashton Coleman 135 45 45 45
2 60 Fraser Topp 126 42 42 42
3 177 Sam Napier CH 120 40 40 40
4 96 Harry Jenkins 109 35 36 38
5 24 Tyler Randle 109 38 35 36
6 19 Leah Evans CH 105 36 34 35
7 63 Samuel Grimshaw 67 34 33 –
8 124 Ryan Bate CH 38 – 38 –

Inter Small Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 81 Lewis George CH 127 42 40 45
2 10 Jack Daley CH 118 38 38 42
3 125 Sam Roberts 112 36 36 40
4 448 Ben Sullivan 90 45 45 –
5 17 Kyran Nicholas 82 40 42 –

Support

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 31 Austin Topp 130 40 45 45
2 23 Paul Evans CH 129 45 42 42
3 147 Terry Short 122 42 40 40
4 9 Rikki Hopkins 111 38 35 38
5 675 Simon Ellett 107 33 38 36
6 86 Alex Bickham 106 35 36 35
7 154 Liam Hassard 101 36 31 34
8 7* Jake Parr 99 34 33 32
9 43 Chris Taylor 95 30 32 33
10 22 Joe Parker 92 31 30 31
11 128 Sebastian Coell 87 29 29 29
12 163 Glen Harding 86 28 28 30
13 2 Reull Khan 81 27 27 27
14 115 Jake Skinner 80 26 26 28
15 7 Paul Parker 66 32 34 –