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CONSISTENCY PAYS OFF FOR MCLERNON! Nora-MX Quadcross Championship Round 4 – Race Report and Results

by adminMay 23, 2019

The fourth round of the 2019 Nora-MX Championship headed to deepest Hampshire to the fast and flowing West Meon track last Sunday. Just shy of 150 riders turned up for what proved to be a challenging and uber-competitive day’s racing which ran on time, despite the need for a dose of start-line watering to keep the dust under control.

Report by Jenni Foulkes – Images courtesy of John Cook

A different winner for each of the Pro/Pro Am class races kept things fresh in the premier group, with Under-21 Dafydd Davies taking an impressive flag-to-flag win in the opening moto. George Day mirrored that result in the second race, taking the holeshot and the win. George Callaway did the same in the final Pro race, ending his day on a high note, after struggling with machines issues and a DNF in the early stages of the first race, and a mid-pack result in the second. Tom Day and Sheldon Seal also held start-to-finish positions in the last race. Whilst Mark McLernon didn’t win a race, he proved that consistency pays off to take the overall win with two seconds and a fourth place finish, extending his championship lead in the process. Davies finished second overall, ahead of George Day, Simon Hammersley, Carl Bunce and Oli Sansom. Harry Walker missed this round due to contesting the first round of the EMX Quad Championship. In the Pro-Am sub class, Iestyn Rowlands took three straight wins.

Pro’s #3 Oli Sansom #15 Dafydd Davies #222 James Bevan #92 Sheldon Seal

The 250 group also saw straight winners, with Alfie Walker in the 250 Open winning all three motos ahead of championship leader Robbie Wood. Walker was never bettered in the first race, but Wood was back at him in race two, leading off the start and fending off Walker’s attempts to pass until lap five. The last race was a repeat result of race two, but with Walker passing Wood after the first lap. Luke Berlyn took three solid third places and third overall. Iestyn Rees won all three 250 Air-Cooled races.

250’s #7 Walker #6 Wood

The Masters A was again all about Ed Davies, who led from the start in the first two races, but uncharacteristically, was a little slower off the start in the third. He soon made short work of it though and took just two laps to move from third to first. Johnathan McKnight took three seconds. Greg Fisher took the final podium positions in first and last race but his race two ninth, pushed him into fourth overall, leaving Ben Richmond to take third overall on the day with two fourths and third. Veteran Stumpy Lawrence took third overall in the Masters B sector behind Gary Jones and Pete Bates – just two years after a start line incident where he broke his pelvis at the same venue.

Masters B #686 Stumpy Lawrence

The Clubman class saw another pair of clear leaders with Lewis Rowles taking all three Elite wins and Michael Haydon all three Clubman motos.

Another Davies was on a roll at West Meon with Catrin winning all three ACU Ladies races ahead of Ameelie Miller, who took three seconds, and Shelley Smart with three third places. In the Novice category, Dillion Stepney won, with Gavin Roach and Cameron in second and third, However, on track, it was a different story as the girls romped home at the front of the combined class. In the first race Miller shot off the line with Davies close on her rear wheel, Davies was quickly through on the second lap and Wildman in third, couldn’t catch them. In the second race, Davies and Miller held their first and second start positions to the chequered flag with Dillon Stepney winning the Novice race but in third on track. It was a repeat result out front in the final, which also saw the top eight riders maintain their starting places right through to the end.

ACU Ladies #69 Catrin Davies #59 Ameelie Miller

The hard-fought Youth sector witnessed several gutsy performances with a maximum 120 points from Connor Yates in the 100cc Open, and Brooke Bunce staying out in front in the Auto sub-group. It was all about girl power in the 50cc class with Ella Robe winning the first and third races, taking the overall and the championship lead. Harriet Mewse posted a third and two seconds, to take second on the day and in the championship, relegating Malachy McKenna – whose second and first place results were let down with a DNF in the final race – to third. Bea Drinkwater and Elise Plank also feature in the championship top six, outnumbering the boys four to two.

100cc Open #77 Conor Yates #21 Alfie North

Next up for Nora-MX is round five on the 2nd of June 2019, at Mildenhall, Ipswich, where Nora-MX will host Round 4 of the official ACU British Championships (Nora Pro riders wishing to ride need to contact Sonia at the ACU on 01788 566404 for a wildcard entry).

100cc Auto Luca Shaw #33 Brooke Bunce #787 Blake Orr #14

Results

100cc Geared
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 77 Connor Yates(G) 120 40 40 40
2 21 Alfie North(G) 107 37 33 37
3 6 Riley Honor(G) 103 35 37 31
4 4 Frank Marston (G) 101 33 35 33
5 30 Louie Holt (G) 83 31 17 35

100cc Auto
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 787 Brooke Bunce(A) 88 28 31 29
2 141 Charlie Eaton (A) 81 26 29 26
3 114 Blake Orr(A) 78 24 26 28
4 125 Amelia Talent (A) 78 25 28 25
5 7 Ellie Stott (A) 73 27 19 27
6 172 Ethan Legg (A) 71 22 25 24
7 13 Rose Smith (A) 64 19 23 22
8 11 Finnley Bedding (A) 58 18 20 20
9 33 Luca Shaw (A) 50 23 27 –
10 131 Brodie North (A) 29 29 – –

50cc Auto
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 14 Ella Robe (50) 62 21 18 23
2 426 Harriet Mewse (50) 60 17 22 21
3 513 Malachy McKenna (50) 44 20 24 –
4 46 Morgan Humphreys (50) 40 – 21 19

Pro

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 919 Mark McLernon 107 37 37 33
2 15 Dafydd Davies (U21) 106 40 35 31
3 29 George Day 92 24 40 28
4 47 Simon Hammersley 89 31 31 27
5 585 Carl Bunce 87 33 28 26
6 3 Oli Sansom 85 29 27 29
7 222 James Bevan (U21) 84 27 33 24
8 18 David Hammersley 82 28 29 25
9 5 Harry Miller 73 26 25 22
10 201 Zak Orchard (U21) 72 25 24 23
11 92 Sheldon Seal 70 35 – 35
12 89 George Callaway 63 – 23 40
13 39 Tom Day (U21) 63 – 26 37

250cc open
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 7 Alfie Walker 120 40 40 40
2 6 Robbie Wood 111 37 37 37
3 40 Luke Berlyn 105 35 35 35
4 5 Dylan Mckenna 95 31 31 33
5 538 Chad Beevers 91 33 33 25
6 23 Lewis Humphris 89 29 29 31
7 125 Josh Talent 75 23 25 27
8 57 Ethan Williams 63 21 22 20

250 Air Cooled
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 95 Iestyn Rees (A) 85 28 28 29
2 16 Aled Davies (A) 82 27 27 28
3 11 Lewis Painter (A) 76 26 26 24
4 64 Elis Humfryes (A) 69 25 21 23
5 168 Kieran Marriott(A) 68 22 24 22
6 22 Bleddyn Jones (A) 68 24 23 21
7 2 Josh McKnight (A) 65 19 20 26
8 134 Ewan Packham (A) 58 20 19 19
9 105 Rylee Marshall (A) 18 – 18 –

Ladies
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 69 Catrin Davies 120 40 40 40
2 59 Ameelie Miller 111 37 37 37
3 666 Shelley Smart 87 31 27 29
4 14 Georgia Lent 83 27 28 28
5 60 Chloe Keitch 71 24 23 24
6 1010 Gemma Mills 61 17 21 23

Novice
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 29 Gavin Roach 97 33 33 31
2 3 Dillon Stepney 96 26 35 35
3 77 Cameron Wildman 91 35 29 27
4 12 Iwan Jones 87 28 26 33
5 27 Lewis Strudwick 76 25 25 26
6 28 Dylan Evans 72 23 24 25
7 95 Joseph Langridge 62 20 20 22
8 45 Chris Bebb 62 22 19 21
9 120 Damon North 60 29 31 –
10 82 Thomas Powell 60 19 22 19
11 247 Russ Wells 55 18 17 20
12 129 Bradley Goddard 34 16 18 –
13 91 Adam Lomas 21 21 – –

Clubman Elite
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 111 Lewis Rowles (E) 120 40 40 40
2 46 Gary Atkinson (E) 111 37 37 37
3 3 Thomas Yates (E) 101 33 33 35
4 99 Aaron Herbert (E) 93 31 29 33
5 77 Ryan Walters (E) 91 29 31 31
6 201 Samuel Holmes (E) 75 35 35 5
7 147 Craig Fisher (E) 56 7 21 28
8 20 Jacob Atkinson (E) 55 18 15 22
9 32 Matt Burroughs (E) 53 5 22 26
10 16 Laurence Stopps (E) 48 24 9 15
11 88 Aaron Pole (E) 43 13 27 3
12 131 Axel Bone (E) 40 11 5 24
13 84 Danny Smith (E) 35 – 18 17
14 1 Mitch Couzens (E) 12 6 4 2

Clubman
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 18 Michael Haydon 85 28 28 29
2 34 Sonney Ward 80 27 26 27
3 79 Charlie Davis 74 26 25 23
4 39 Marcus Sprason 70 21 24 25
5 92 Daniel Andrew Jones 66 25 20 21
6 11 Jamie Bone 64 23 23 18
7 126 Ben Boare 55 17 19 19
8 116 Scott Berlyn 52 20 16 16
9 98 Michael Phillips 46 19 14 13
10 555 Kyle Orr 45 8 17 20
11 52 Ashley Harden 42 22 10 10
12 97 Stephen Claro 41 14 13 14
13 6 Joe Pryke 38 16 11 11
14 58 Luke Brown 36 15 12 9
15 40 Jack Evans 32 12 8 12
16 73 Joe Sharp 24 10 7 7
17 841 James Lees 21 9 6 6
18 24 Bradley Watson 12 4 – 8
19 120 Damon North 4 – – 4

Masters (A)
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 16 Edward Davies 120 40 40 40
2 13 Johnathan Mcknight 111 37 37 37
3 774 Ben Richmond 101 33 35 33
4 47 Greg Fisher 96 35 26 35
5 7 Chris Keitch 93 31 31 31
6 22 Darren Bridge 91 29 33 29
7 169 David Marriott 83 26 29 28
8 3 Mark Stepney 83 28 28 27
9 39 Keith Harden 57 23 10 24
10 36 Geoff Sharp 46 25 11 10
11 34 Lee Waring 33 27 6 –
12 58 Shane Orchard 21 21 – –
13 10 Geoff Otway 3 3 – –

Masters Support (B)
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 76 Gary Jones 76 24 27 25
2 95 Pete Bates 67 20 24 23
3 686 Stumpy Lawrence (V) 58 17 20 21
4 40 Steven Smart 56 15 19 22
5 29 John Hall 52 14 18 20
6 61 Richard Clark (V) 48 22 – 26
7 9 Gary Griffin 48 16 13 19
8 42 Simon Pritchard 48 13 21 14
9 33 Richard Shaw(V) 46 12 17 17
10 38 Christopher Gyles (V) 45 7 22 16
11 44 Mark Smith 44 19 25 –
12 81 David Lickfold (V) 43 10 15 18
13 18 Phillip Hammersley (V) 41 18 23 –
14 66 Kevin Sumbler (V) 39 8 16 15
15 8 Tim Pole (V) 27 5 9 13
16 812 Jason Hall 25 11 14 –
17 555 Pat Carr (V) 25 6 8 11
18 5 Uncle Albert 19 – 7 12
19 123 Rick Jones (V) 16 4 12 –
20 24 Chris Watson (V) 9 9 – –

Pro Am

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 13 Iestyn Rowlands (U21) 120 40 40 40
2 74 Jack Naylor 107 37 33 37
3 24 Jamie Morgan 107 35 37 35
4 17 Thomas Chell (U21) 99 33 35 31
5 19 Aaron Haslett 62 – 29 33
6 110 Rhydian Owen 31 – 31 –
7 291 George Miles 31 31 – –