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Brad toughs it out at the Grange! 2021 Toughsheet National Twinshock Championship Round three – Race Report & Results

Brad toughs it out at the Grange! 2021 Toughsheet National Twinshock Championship Round three – Race Report & Results

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The Toughsheet National Twinshock Championship reached the halfway point at the weekend, when Cumbria Twinshock ran round three at the Grange, near Tern Hill supported by Dave Ellis and DLE Construction. And what a good job they did, in managing to get through all three blocks of racing for the 250 riders, despite the thirty degrees temperatures. It was a much improved and revamped track since the last visit over three years ago, and it was obvious that the track owners Telford MXC Sam and Kenny Warren had done all the right preps, and kept it watered throughout the weekend to keep the inevitable dust at bay.

Report by Geoff Shuttleworth – Images courtesy of Andrew Fairclough Photography

The first class to the line was a depleted CI Sport Intermediate class, and there were some great battles at the front between Steve Morgan and Dean Gray, taking a win apiece, but in race three a snapped throttle cable put paid to Morgans hopes. This left Gray to take the overall with a third race win. Ryland Jones stepped in as runner up, from Chris Anderton in third, in front of Steve Morgan and Lucy Tilzey, who was last year’s Clubman Champion.


The Hazport Vets class once again had a full line up, and in the Over 40’s it was a straight scrap between Adam Wilkinson and Danny Blakeley, with Adams 150 KTM somehow managing to squeeze every last ounce of power to overcome the big Kawasaki of Blakeleys to take all three victories and was awarded the Martindales Rider of the Meeting decanter for his heroic efforts. Danny came home second, with Simon Bonser in third, just in front of Andy Hinchliffe and Martyn Gregory.

The Over 50’s were mixing it up at the front as well, and it is so tight at the top with Steve Ward battling with Marc Spruce.
Marc managed to get his nose in front by winning the first two races, but a last lap off into the bushes wrecked his day and promoted Steve to the top step on the podium, with a last race win. Mike Allport edged out Anthony Houseman and Rob Lewis for third in tightly contested races.

Brad O’Leary ended the day leading the Wulfsport Experts class, despite having to come from dead last in race one, which was won by Jimmy Margetson. But it was all happening in race two as a massive ten bike pile up at the end of the start straight, took out two leading contenders with both Margetsons involved. Michael Smith had a great day and ended second on the podium with three consistent finishes.

Sam Vickers took third and doing his first event of the year Jamie Biddulph came fourth.

The Falcon Shocks 250 class saw the resumption of the battle between Ryan Ireland and Anthony Twidle, and it was Ireland who took two wins to Twidles one to win the overall, and still lead the title chase. Oliver Dodders had his best finish all year in third, from Wayne Twidle and Jack Mason. 

Matt Rudd reigned supreme in the WLB Fitness 125 Twinshocks with three classy wins out of three, and Jason Slater with another personal best position in second. And it was hard to separate Richard Wood and Melvyn Homer all weekend, with Richard just edging it with a better race three score.

Once again some of the fastest races were in the 125 Evo class, and anyone of the top three could have won. Series leader Andy Lawton took two race wins, and combined with a third place, managed to take the spoils. Second went to Scott Mathia with three second places, on a tie break with race two winner Jack May. It was great to watch, and Lewis Parkinson and Tim Gardham were not out of it at any stage in fourth and fifth.

All three of the Phoenix Motos Clubman Twinshock races were won by Chris Rogerson, who will now move up into the Inters class, after battling with runner up Neil Eastwood all day. Mark Gardner continued his fine run of results in third, after a tie break with Darran Williams in fourth, just a point ahead of James Fugett in fifth.

Willie Burgess continued where he had left off at Bevercotes, with three faultless victories in the Moto X Concepts Over 50’s twinshock class on the Gary Murphy Maico. Kevin Reed tried all he could to close the gap in each race but had to be content with three seconds. Mark Warttig had his best result in third, from Jim Shand and Pete Williamson.

There was an unfortunate accident involving Wayne Le Marquand in the Over 60’s, and we wish him well with his recovery. Following the red flag, it was the ever-green Pete Mathia, who showed all his old skills to comfortably take all three wins. Pat Rowe rode solidly in second, as did Martin Snape in third. Terry Connor was fourth and returning after a lay off was Andy Holland in fifth.

The Woodys Vintage Honda Evo Open class was a cracker as Aaron McLoughlin won his first overall victory, with two wins out of three, but he was chased hard by Dan Shepherd, with three seconds, and only two points separated them at the finish. Barry Turnbull easily won race two to take third but had a crash and a puncture in the other two. Michael Smith took fourth by a point from Danny Blakeley.

The S-N Properties Super Evo class had a good turnout, with debutant Andy Lawton on the Steve Clitheroe Honda, taking all three wins.

Lee Holland was second each time to take the runner up berth, from Lee Martin, Ben Parkinson and Dean Hakes.

The extra Modern class at the end was easily won by Jimmy Margetson with three clean wins. Shane Holmes was the man in second, from Sam Smith, Joel Hughes and Scott Meredith.

The next round is at Pontrilas, Hereford on July 31 / August 1.

Results

Expert Twinshock

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 BRAD O’LEARY 68 18 25 25
2 MICHAEL SMITH 55 17 20 18
3 SAM VICKERS 54 16 18 20
4 JAMIE BIDDULPH 47 15 15 17
5 JIMMY MARGETSON 42 25 17
6 BEN MARGETSON 36 20 16
7 DAVID HOPKINS 28 14 14

125 Twinshock

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 MATT RUDD 75 25 25 25
2 JASON SLATER 55 18 17 20
3 RICHARD WOOD 53 17 18 18
4 MELVIN HOMER 53 16 20 17
5 MARK BURROWS 46 15 15 16
6 CHRIS ROWLANDS 42 14 14 14
7 DAVE ELLIS 38 13 12 13
8 NOEL DUKE 28 13 15
9 JON DAVIS 20 20
10 IAN KNIGHT 16 16

250 Twinshock

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 RYAN IRELAND 70 20 25 25
2 ANTHONY TWIDLE 65 25 20 20
3 OLIVER DOGGERS 54 18 18 18
4 WAYNE TWIDLE 47 15 15 17
5 JACK MASON 46 17 13 16
6 MATT BENNETT 46 14 17 15
7 JAMES DREWERY 46 16 16 14
8 SEAN DODDERS 27 14 13
9 ALISTER PATISON 13 13

Clubman Twinshock

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 CHRIS ROGERSON 75 25 25 25
2 NEIL EASTWOOD 60 20 20 20
3 MARK GARDNER 51 18 15 18
4 DARREN WILLIAMS 51 16 18 17
5 JAMES FUGETT 50 17 17 16
6 TIMMY 46 15 16 15
7 JAKE MASON 38 10 14 14
8 SIMON YOUNG 38 13 13 12
9 ADRIAN HADMAN 34 12 12 10
10 JORDAN BROWNRIGG 33 9 11 13
11 ANDRE KERRY 28 14 7 7
12 DAVID WHITE 25 7 10 8
13 DUNCAN JUDD 25 11 9 5
14 DARREN WHEELHOUSE 23 8 4 11
15 DAVE LIGHTBOWN 18 3 6 9
16 CHARLIE COPLAND 17 5 8 4
17 MARCUS KEARS 13 4 3 6
18 PAUL SMITH 11 6 5
19 OLIVER CHAPMAN 7 2 2 3
20 JAYDEN JOYCE 2 2
21 JOHN SINNETT 2 1 1
22 JUDE CRAWSHAW 1 1

Clubman

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 CHRIS ROGERSON 75 25 25 25
2 NEIL EASTWOOD 60 20 20 20
3 MARK GARDNER 51 18 15 18
4 DARREN WILLIAMS 51 16 18 17
5 JAMES FUGETT 50 17 17 16
6 TIMMY 46 15 16 15
7 JAKE MASON 38 10 14 14
8 SIMON YOUNG 38 13 13 12
9 ADRIAN HADMAN 34 12 12 10
10 JORDAN BROWNRIGG 33 9 11 13
11 ANDRE KERRY 28 14 7 7
12 DAVID WHITE 25 7 10 8
13 DUNCAN JUDD 25 11 9 5
14 DARREN WHEELHOUSE 23 8 4 11
15 DAVE LIGHTBOWN 18 3 6 9
16 CHARLIE COPLAND 17 5 8 4
17 MARCUS KEARS 13 4 3 6
18 PAUL SMITH 11 6 5
19 OLIVER CHAPMAN 7 2 2 3
20 JAYDEN JOYCE 2 2
21 JOHN SINNETT 2 1 1
22 JUDE CRAWSHAW 1 1

Inters

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 DEAN GRAY 70 20 25 25
2 RYLAND JONES 52 18 17 17
3 CHRIS ANDERTON 50 12 18 20
4 STEVE MORGAN 45 25 20
5 LUCY TILZEY 45 15 14 16
6 RILEY COPLAND 41 14 9 18
7 ASHLEY SMITH 36 11 12 13
8 MATTHEW BATEMAN 35 10 11 14
9 ROBERT LLOYD 34 9 13 12
10 CRAIG MORRISON 31 16 15
11 THOMAS HERRING 29 13 16
12 BRENDAN ROWETT 25 10 15
13 SEAN BURROWS 19 8 11
14 JAMES DREWERY 17 17

Over 50’s Twinshock

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 WILLIAM BURGESS 75 25 25 25
2 KEVIN REED 60 20 20 20
3 MARK WARTIGG 51 17 16 18
4 JIM SHAND 51 16 18 17
5 PETE WILLIAMSON 46 15 15 16
6 MARK TILZEY 41 14 14 13
7 PAUL LIPPITT 40 12 13 15
8 MIKE DAVIES 35 18 17
9 KEV SMITH 34 10 12 12
10 JOHN SMITH 29 8 10 11
11 TOM MARR 28 9 9 10
12 CRAIG HOLMES 27 13 14
13 CHRIS RYENDOLS 22 11 11
14 MALCOM OGDEN 7 7

Over 60’s Twinshock

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 PETE MATHIA 75 25 25 25
2 PAT ROWE 58 20 20 18
3 MARTIN SNAPE 56 18 18 20
4 TERRY CONNOR 49 16 16 17
5 ANDY HOLLAND 47 17 14 16
6 JOHN BENNETT 45 15 15 15
7 JIM SIMPSON 39 14 17 8
8 COLLIN STONE 36 13 9 14
9 REG BEAUMONT 35 12 12 11
10 DAVID GRAY 30 9 11 10
11 STEPHEN HAKES 30 8 13 9
12 JONY WALKER 27 6 8 13
13 PHILL ROBERTS 21 11 10
14 STEPHEN HOLLINS 19 7 12
15 PAUL WILLIAMSON 10 10
16 ALAN WILLIAMSON 7 7

Evo 125’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 ANDY LAWTON 68 25 18 25
2 SCOTT MATHIA 60 20 20 20
3 JACK MAY 60 17 25 18
4 LEWIS PARKINSON 52 18 17 17
5 TIM GARDHAM 46 16 14 16
6 STEVE GARHAM 45 15 15 15
7 AARON BROWN 43 14 16 13
8 MATTY SANDERS 37 12 11 14
9 ALAN PEARCE 35 11 12 12
10 JAMES NEWBY 28 8 9 11
11 SEAN SMITH 26 13 13
12 GUY LEDDY 25 7 8 10
13 JAMES HOLIDAY 22 6 7 9
14 BEN MURRAY 19 9 10
15 SCOTT MERADITH 10 10
16 RYAN BURROWS 5 5

Evo Open

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 AARON MCLOUGHLIN 62 25 12 25
2 DAN SHEP 60 20 20 20
3 BARRY TURNBULL 53 13 25 15
4 MICHAEL SMITH 50 17 15 18
5 DANNY BLAKLEY 49 18 18 13
6 RIAN WARREN 48 15 16 17
7 PETE WAINRIGHT 44 14 14 16
8 BEN DURBEN 35 11 10 14
9 CALLUM BIRCHER 33 16 17
10 MARK BROCKHURST 32 9 11 12
11 DEAN DEWING 31 7 13 11
12 BRADLEY STOKES 27 8 9 10
13 RODGER WITHINGTON 23 6 8 9
14 ROB WAINWRIGHT 19 5 7 7
15 REECE DESOER 12 12
16 MICHAEL OGDEN 10 10
17 JOE TARVER 8 8
18 JAMES SHAND 4 4

Super Evo

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 ANDY LAWTON 75 25 25 25
2 LEE HOLLAND 60 20 20 20
3 LEE MARTIN 53 18 18 17
4 BEN PARKINSON 52 17 17 18
5 DEAN HAKES 46 16 15 15
6 FRAZER HATCH 41 14 13 14
7 JACK DROGAN 39 7 16 16
8 TOM HOLLAND 36 15 14 7
9 GARETH MORGAN 34 13 10 11
10 JAK DINSLEY 33 8 12 13
11 MAX MAY 32 11 11 10
12 HARRY HITCH 29 12 8 9
13 GRAEME MARKHAM 27 6 9 12
14 DANIEL JONES 24 9 7 8
15 ANDY CART 16 5 5 6
16 LUIS ROBERTS 14 4 6 4
17 ANDY STEPHENS 12 3 4 5
18 TIMTHORNTON 10 10

Modern

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 JIMMY MARGETSON 75 25 25 25
2 SHANE HOLMES 58 18 20 20
3 SAM SMITH 53 20 15 18
4 JOLE HUGES 50 16 17 17
5 SCOTT MERADITH 49 17 16 16
6 TOM FISH 38 14 11 13
7 MATTY SANDERS 38 13 13 12
8 MATT HOCKENHULL 37 12 10 15
9 SHAUN WAIRNWRIGHT 32 18 14
10 TOBY BAILEY 31 8 12 11
11 JOE WRIGHT 29 15 14
12 BEN HUNTER 28 9 9 10
13 BEN JAMES 24 10 7 7
14 ADAM SPARKS 22 7 6 9
15 JOE SMITH 22 6 8 8
16 KIERAN DAVIES 16 5 5 6
17 ALAN PEARCE 11 11
18 DAN EVANS 8 3 5
19 ASHLEY SUGDEN 8 2 2 4
20 MICH DICKINSON 5 1 1 3
21 JOHN HOLMES 4 4
22 ADEB BRROUGH 4 4
23 ALISTER PATINSON 3 3
24 DANIEL BACON 2 2
25 KIEN MERADITH 1 1

Vets Over 40

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 ADAM WILKINSON 75 25 25 25
2 DANNY BLAKELEY 58 20 18 20
3 SIMON BONSOR 53 16 20 17
4 ANDY HINCHLIFFE 50 18 16 16
5 MARTYN GREGORY 49 17 17 15
6 DAVID BENNETT 43 15 15 13
7 PAUL CROXON 40 12 14 14
8 JAMES KAY 38 13 13 12
9 JOHN HOLMES 33 11 12 10
10 JONO WHITE 32 14 18
11 PHIL HODGKINS 32 10 11 11
12 DALE SILK 27 9 9 9
13 ROBBIE FOX 22 6 8 8
14 NEIL MOORE 18 8 10
15 MARK CONNOLE 13 7 6
16 NEIL THOMAS 12 5 7
17 ANDY STATHAM 4 4

Vets Over 50’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 STEVE WARD 65 20 20 25
2 MARC SPRUCE 61 25 25 11
3 MIKE ALLPORT 54 18 16 20
4 ANTHONY HOUSEMAN 52 17 17 18
5 ROB LEWIS 51 16 18 17
6 TIM SABINE 45 15 15 15
7 ADRAIN LEWIS 42 13 13 16
8 ALAN JOYCE 42 14 14 14
9 STEVE SHARPELS 33 10 11 12
10 MELVIN JAMES 29 7 9 13
11 NEIL SMITH 26 8 8 10
12 MARK BOWDEN 23 11 12
13 STEVE THORNTON 19 9 10
14 MARTIN BUCKLEY 19 4 6 9
15 ANDREW MYERS 18 5 5 8
16 STEPHEN TUNNY 13 6 7
17 DEAN DEWING 12 12