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Championship chase continues in Cheshire! 2024 AMCA British Motocross Championship Round 3 – Race Report & Results

Championship chase continues in Cheshire! 2024 AMCA British Motocross Championship Round 3 – Race Report & Results

Supported by Holab Concepts and Joov Sports Products, the 2024 AMCA British Motocross Championship chase visited Cheshire recently. Round 3 was hosted by the Middlewich MXC, which had prepared the Warmingham Lane circuit to perfection. The weather even played ball, helping ensure two full days of exciting action.

Report and Images by Mike Wood

Finding a new lease of racing life, Ray Rowson was again on the Open Class podium in 2nd overall at Warmingham behind Wildcard winner Jayden Ashwell. With Will Hughes also again in the frame and taking 3rd, it means that he is just 23 points behind Ray as those two lads set the pace at the top of the standings. Knowing that Will is chasing hard, Ray has little room for error and certainly started the Warmingham weekend in style by winning the opener as Ashwell came through from an early 11th to snatch 2nd. In all of the remaining clashes, Ashwell took the wins, but it was far from comfortable as on each occasion, he had to pass the fast-starting Will Hughes. Also right in the Open class mix were Scooter Webster, Mark Roberts and Curtis Griffiths.

Over in MX2, Liam Gale is the new series leader, but his advantage is just a very tight 4 points. On his tail is a real tiger in the form of McKenzie Marshall, and at Warmingham, he was to be the overall winner ahead of Gale and Wildcard Joel Fisher. Really mixing it with the big Open class lads in a combined contest, McKenzie scored a superb 3/3/5/2. Gale, though, on his 250cc smoker, was also getting stuck in, with a great 4th in Moto three being his highest placing. Liam and McKenzie are already breaking clear in the title race and this certainly looks like a battle that will rage right down to the wire!

Liam Gale the MX2 series leader

In the joint 125cc/125cc Youth class, everything was going to plan for the main series leader, Jimmy Margetson, until an annoying last moto blip. Despite briefly losing his lead in moto one to the hard-charging Charlie Palmer, Jimmy regained control to make it win number one for the weekend. In Moto’s two and three, it was pretty much plain sailing for Jimmy, scorching to gate-to-flag victories before a final Moto DNF. In that one, he led early on before slipping down to 13th and disappearing from proceedings. With Jimmy out it was rapid Palmer taking the win from Luke Newman, Linc Hasted and Tom Goodfellow. In the Youth 125c class, Goodfellow is now leading the series after a super performance at Warmingham. His best ride, without a doubt, was a superb 2nd place in Moto Three. Also having a good weekend in the Youth class were Hasted, Callen Jai Griffiths, Sebby Moore, Travis James and Jack Evans. For previous series leader Ollie Jewitt, it was 7th overall, and he now trails Goodfellow by 22 points.

After previously being undefeated in the BWMA Women’s Championship, series leader Grace Richards was to suffer two defeats at Warmingham. Grace did, though, in her usual smooth, untroubled style, win moto one from start to finish as Libby Chatburn, Rosie Rowett, Tanisha Thomas, Leah Rees-Evans and Nadiya Jones chased her home. Getting quickly dialled into the circuit, Rowett, a World Championship Enduro star, then showed her pure class to not only lead moto two all the way but also inflict defeat number one on Richards. Showing her character, Grace bounced back immediately by being first past the chequered flag in moto three as the very consistent Chatburn took 2nd. Then, proving just why she is a serious Championship contender, Chatburn was to be victorious in the last moto of the weekend, inflicting defeat number two of the weekend on Richards as Rees-Evans got home in 3rd. It certainly proved to be an interesting round 3 for Leah, forced to switch onto a 125cc bike after her trusty 85cc mount stopped. On the BWMA podium, it was Grace, Libby and Tanisha, with Leah, Rheanna Morgan-Rogers and Hollie Roberts next up.

Millie Sweeney leading Holly Williams in a BWMA Womens battle

In the combined BW85cc/SW85cc and BWMA Girls 85cc contest a total of 31 riders came under starters orders. Although Finn Fitzgerald, Daniel Sheppard and Oakley Skinner took turns to briefly lead, in all four motos Wildcard Christopher Brindley was to storm to the victories in style. Having a great season, though, BW85cc series leader Ryan Jackson went 3/2/2/3 to maintain his advantage at the top of the series. The gap, though, is just 24 points as Sean Simout is keeping Ryan honest, with Skinner also right in the mix and just a further 2 points in arrears. Proving just why they are the leading contenders in the SW85cc series, Mason Brown, Alfie Pincher, and Jimmy Whiston were again podium fillers at Warmingham. In the series, Pincher is 26 points clear of Brown. The solitary BWMA 85cc Girl competing in the 85cc class was Lexi Emery, and as per normal, she really mixed it up with the lads, producing a scorecard of 10/14/20/13, great results!

Marching relentlessly on to earning himself a brand-new Honda CRF250R, Matt Wright won both Honda Cup motos at Warmingham. He now boasts a nice 41-point advantage in the Championship table with Ricky Ryder 2nd, Caitlin Newman 3rd and Mark Allen 4th.

Will Hughes in Open class action

And so, to the Vets, with Matt Ryder, Simon Lane, and James Lane (2) taking the moto wins. In the first of four interesting clashes, Ryder led the opener all the way before Simon Lane was first past the post in moto two after passing both Brian Staples and Ryder. David Wilcox then Rich Meakin where the Vets moto three pacesetters before young James Lane came through to take the honours. In a Lane Brothers head-to-head duel, Simon controlled the last race of the weekend for 7 laps, only for James to then snatch victory. In the Vets O40’S, James Lane is top of the pile from Adam Wilkinson and Meakin. Meanwhile, over in the Vets O50’s, Ryder is still the leader but must now be seriously feeling the heat with Simon Lane closing in and just 2 points in arrears!

Results

Open

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 Jayden Ashwell 97 22 25 25 25
2 Ray Rowson 85 25 22 20 18
3 Will Hughes 84 20 20 22 22
4 Scooter Webster 70 18 16 16 20
5 Mark Roberts 67 16 18 18 15
6 Curtis Griffiths 58 14 15 15 14
7 Jordan Meredith 46 12 11 12 11
8 Charlie Whitlow 45 13 12 10 10
9 Kian Bown 44 11 10 11 12
10 Peter Hamlett 42 15 14 13
11 Harvey Tillotson 39 14 9 16
12 Michael Wall 35 13 13 9

MX2

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 McKenzie Marshall 97 25 25 22 25
2 Liam Gale 85 20 20 25 20
3 Joel Fisher 76 22 12 20 22
4 Logan Wilcox 70 16 22 14 18
5 Jordan Wright 63 14 18 16 15
6 Patrick Gilligan 56 18 15 7 16
7 Billy Bayliss 47 13 11 12 11
8 Adam Nevitt 46 15 8 11 12
9 Tim Burrows 45 7 14 10 14
10 Martin Jones 45 1 16 15 13
11 Jack Davis 45 9 13 13 10
12 Ezra Blackwell 29 12 9 8
13 Marshall Smith 27 18 9
14 Joe Field 26 8 7 4 7
15 Samuel Bishop 21 5 10 6
16 Will Turner 21 4 9 8
17 Benjamin Sullivan 18 6 6 6
18 Logan Jay Powell 14 10 4
19 Ben Walker 11 1 5 5
20 Joshua Fletcher-Williams 11 11
21 Markas Normantas 11 3 5 3
22 daniel Nevitt 9 2 3 4
23 Oliver Davis 6 2 1 3
24 Ryan Manley 4 2 2

Honda Cup

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2
1 Matt Wright 50 25 25
2 Caitlin Newman 42 20 22
3 Ricky Ryder 42 22 20
4 Mark Allen 18 18

125 Championship

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 Charlie Palmer 89 22 22 20 25
2 Luke Newman 84 20 20 22 22
3 Jimmy Margetson 75 25 25 25
4 Wyatt McGregor 70 16 18 16 20
5 Kye Marshall 62 15 16 15 16
6 Scott Corfield 57 14 15 13 15
7 Nathan Bache 36 18 18
8 Matt Ridgway 32 18 14
9 Jamie Johnson 26 12 14

125 Youth

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 Tom Goodfellow 90 18 25 25 22
2 Linc Hasted 89 20 22 22 25
3 Cailen Jai Griffiths 69 15 18 16 20
4 Sebby Moore 67 25 12 18 12
5 Travis James 66 16 20 12 18
6 Jack Evans 58 22 16 20
7 Ollie Jewitt 56 13 15 15 13
8 Oakley Kettle 55 12 14 14 15
9 Lewis Roberts 53 11 13 13 16
10 Ryan Oboye 45 10 10 11 14
11 Conner Williams 44 14 11 9 10
12 Romeo Mead 35 9 9 10 7
13 Louis Tilley 29 5 8 5 11
14 Max Brick 29 6 7 7 9
15 Tyler Lane 25 7 6 4 8
16 Thomas Knifton 21 8 5 8
17 Max Evans 12 6 6

Women’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 Grace Richards 94 25 22 25 22
2 Libby Chatburn 89 22 20 22 25
3 Tanisha Thomas 74 18 18 20 18
4 Leah Rees-Evans 69 16 15 18 20
5 Rheanna Morgan-Rogers 55 13 14 15 13
6 Hollie Roberts 54 12 12 16 14
7 Grace Bates 53 11 13 13 16
8 Ebony Brown 50 10 11 14 15
9 Rosie rowett 45 20 25
10 Holly Williams 44 14 8 12 10
11 Amber McGregor 42 9 10 11 12
12 Millie Sweeney 35 8 6 10 11
13 Hannah Jones 33 7 9 9 8
14 Nadiya Jones 31 15 16
15 Caitlin Newman 26 6 4 7 9
16 Erin Howes 24 4 5 8 7
17 Checoby Rainey 22 5 7 5 5
18 Lucy Fearn 18 3 3 6 6
19 Cameron Mansbridge 11 2 2 4 3
20 Izzi Wright 4 4
21 Daisy Blackwell 4 2 2
22 Sasha Tollet 3 3
23 India Hodgkinson 2 1 1
24 Sophie Jones 2 1 1

Vets Over 40

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 James Lane 100 25 25 25 25
2 Richard Meakin 88 22 22 22 22
3 Adam Wilkinson 80 20 20 20 20
4 Richard Tudor 70 18 18 18 16
5 Ben Knifton 61 15 16 15 15
6 David Wilcox 60 16 10 16 18
7 Thurlow Bone 51 11 12 14 14
8 James kay 49 12 13 11 13
9 Nicholas Pawson 49 10 15 12 12
10 Daniel Lee 44 9 11 13 11
11 Nathan Bailey 37 13 14 10
12 Mark Swift 23 14 9

Vets Over 50

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 Simon Lane 97 22 25 25 25
2 Matt Ryder 91 25 22 22 22
3 Brian Staples 80 20 20 20 20
4 Russell Hartill 70 16 18 18 18
5 Adrian Lewis 66 18 16 16 16
6 Nigel Travis 58 14 14 15 15
7 Stanley Morphet 30 15 15

Big Wheel 85

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 Christopher Brindley 100 25 25 25 25
2 Ryan Jackson 84 20 22 22 20
3 Oakley skinner 76 18 20 20 18
4 Sean Smout 74 22 12 18 22
5 Daniel Sheppard 66 16 18 16 16
6 Jack Bullock 55 10 15 15 15
7 Cameron Gerrard 55 15 14 14 12
8 Jacob Ince 46 9 11 12 14
9 Finn Fitzgerald 45 8 13 13 11
10 Aston Whitehead 44 13 9 9 13
11 Olly Hollins 41 14 16 11
12 Corey Harrison-Ross 36 12 8 6 10
13 Arley Marshall 27 7 10 7 3
14 Zach Lakin 24 5 7 4 8
15 Terry challinor 24 11 2 5 6
16 Ryan Tilley 21 6 6 2 7
17 Charlie Ward 19 10 9
18 Samuel Gibbs 14 4 5 3 2
19 Ronnie Chittock 12 3 3 1 5
20 Rylie Hubble 10 2 4 4
21 Travis Tailford 8 8
22 Ollie Ward 1 1

Girls 85

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 Lexi Emery 100 25 25 25 25

Small Wheel 85

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 Mason Brown 97 25 25 22 25
2 Alfie Pincher 85 18 22 25 20
3 Jimmy Whiston 82 22 20 18 22
4 Jude Richards 72 20 18 16 18
5 Leo Whittle 60 16 16 14 14
6 Oliver Williams 56 15 15 13 13
7 Brodie Nock 36 20 16
8 Caleb Copeland 30 15 15

Clubman Support

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4
1 Albie Hall 100 25 25 25 25
2 Mitchell Hartill 82 20 22 20 20
3 Jacob Potter 75 22 15 16 22
4 Billy MCgillivray 60 18 20 4 18
5 Ady Lakey 54 15 18 8 13
6 Ben Hurley 53 14 12 13 14
7 Jed Reeson 52 11 11 18 12
8 Louis Smith 47 12 14 12 9
9 Mark Harrison 46 13 13 5 15
10 Joe Willoughby 44 8 10 15 11
11 Jeremy Titley 38 22 16
12 Ryan Neale 37 10 7 10 10
13 Joe Harrison 32 16 16
14 Ricky Ryder 28 5 8 14 1
15 Rhyce Ward 25 4 6 7 8
16 Rob Longworth 18 9 9
17 Hayden Lee Butler 15 6 3 6
18 Ollie Maxwelll 14 9 5
19 Lewis Day 13 2 5 2 4
20 Tyler McLernon 11 11
21 Ryan Fox 9 7 2
22 Liam Noden 8 1 7
23 Reuben Atkinson 8 6 2
24 Reggie Chittock 6 3 3
25 Oliver Critchley 5 1 4
26 Ryan Paterson 3 3
27 Ryan Murphy 1 1