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Can anyone stop Wheeler? Acerbis Amateur Nationals Round 6 – Preview

Can anyone stop Wheeler? Acerbis Amateur Nationals Round 6 – Preview


The Acerbis Amateur Nationals resumes this weekend as it takes to the famous Farleigh Castle circuit near Hungerford for round 6 of the championship.

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Dylan Spencer has won 19 races on the bounce in the 125 class with 21 victories in total from 23 races, a phenomenal feat and a record he will look to continue this weekend. James Handscomb is second in the series and having just won the last round of the AMCA British 125 Championships he will be coming into the weekend full of confidence and looking to put himself on the top step of the box.

Another 2 Stroke racer in great form is Adam Harris who leads the 250 2 Stroke championships after a dominant two rounds, but he only has a 27 point gap over Bradley Wheeler so there is still all to race for.

Ben Stanley leads the field in the Junior Open category but he will need to bring his early-season form back to the fore if he is to fend off his challengers, Aiden Carney, Richard Evans, Finley Smith and Tom Marsh.

It’s tight at the top in the Ladies class with all rounder Jane Daniels leading the charge just 18 points ahead of Nadiya Jones. Throw into the mix Catherine King and Charlotte Hall this weekend is set to be a battle royale.

Brian Wheeler has gone unbeaten all season long in the Over 40’s and the question is can he make it undefeated to the end of the series. Danny Tollet, Danny Blakely and Barry Gray are the forerunners to topple Brian but can they do it at Farleigh??

In the Over 50’s Chris Brown holds a 89 point lead over Morton Hannah and will be looking to extend his lead as the series heads into the business end of the season.

There is a three way fight for the MX1 title with series leader Lewis Trickett and reigning champion Ed Briscoe the two main protagonists, separated by just 26 points, but Andy Wilson is close enough to pounce if these two make mistakes.

In MX2, Seb Berthiaume holds a 60 point lead over Ashley Beniston, but if current champ Scott Hamilton returns from injury, and the winner last time out Olly Jones continues his form, the win this weekend could go one of many ways.