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Cross up in the Sun! Motologic SWOR Motocross Championship Round 3 – Race Report and Results
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Cross up in the Sun! Motologic SWOR Motocross Championship Round 3 – Race Report and Results

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21st April was to be the day that the South West Devon Mx club was to hold round 3 of the Moto-Logic SWOR Motocross series at the fantastic valley circuit of Moreleigh. As the sun rose high like the temperature of spring the valley came to life as the circuit was given light.

Report by Michael Rich – Images courtesy of JH Photography

The Expert class was really stacked out again and it was set to make some fantastic racing ahead.

Race 1 saw the A.J GIbbons racing Honda of Ben Gibbons out in front and he really broke away from the charging pack, but coming through was wildcard entry for the day Kelvin Townsend on the Tony Maunders Racing Yamaha 450 who also had Robbie Cross hot in pursuit. Townsend would clinch the lead for the chequered flag with Cross just 5 seconds behind him after they both pushed hard to get passed Gibbons who eventually finished 3rd. Darren Toy was locked in a battle most of the race with Stefan Little but Toy was to get the better of the battle at the line.

Josh Hurley in the experts on the charge

Race 2 was again a great start for Gibbons who made a charge at the front and lead the field, but Cross was there again pounding away at his champion rival and eventually made the pass on Gibbons to take the win. Gibbons would finish 2nd, ahead of former 2017 champion Leigh Williams on the JD Racing Ktm in 3rd, Aaron Austin 4th, followed closely by Taylor Edan in 5th one second further back.

Race 3 saw Williams out in front and he really did push hard to gap himself from the pack where he took his first win of the series for 2019. Stefan Little tried hard to close in but settled for 2nd at the line. Gibbons and Cross both crossed the line with 3000th of a second separating them with Gibbons just in front of Cross which was enough to give Cross the overall win for the day. Edan had another fantastic ride for a solid 5th overall.

The Seniors were on the line for their battles to recommence and first out the gate was Reagan West on the Tyremarks Ktm who had a fantastic race to secure his first win from Joe Philips in 2nd on the Honda 450. North Devon hero Richard Tapscott on the Kamir Yamaha had a solid 3rd place from current series leader Kurt Pugsley on the Patt Watts Yamaha. Young Gun Jack Napier also on the Tyremarks Yamaha 125 had a solid ride for 5th.

Leigh Williams and overall Expert winner Robbie Cross

Race 2 was again another blinder for West who lead the field again, but Pugsley was on a charge and took over the lead near the end to take the win. West was 2nd, Philips 3rd, Napier 4th who was followed by the Bovey Construction Savs barbers Honda of Jon Jones with a fantastic ride for 5th.

Race 3 went to the line and this time it was Jordan Hembrow who fired out the gate and took to the front, but a mistake near the end cost him and allowed Philips through who would eventually take the win and also score enough points from this race for the overall win on the day. In the race Jones was 2nd, Pugsley 3rd, Tapscott 4th who had the ever growing talented rider of Kyle Breslan on the TCR Kawasaki chasing him home in 5th with a solid ride through the pack.

Junior Elite was on the line and the class was stacked out with a number of potential winners for the day. Race 1 saw the local South West Devon Auto’s Honda of Ian Legg take to the front with a very convincing holeshot, but the Old Guys Rule rider of Michael Brailey was out the gate well on the 250 2 stroke KTM and put in a fantastic ride for the win. Jack Matthews came through the pack and finished a solid 2nd. Ross Norman had a consistent ride and finished 3rd, from Ethan Pringle 4th and Vet rider Alan Packer 5th.

Overall winner of the Junior elite with a maximum score Michael Brailey

Race 2 was Brailey launching out the gate and to the front where he stayed all race to take his 2nd win of the day. He was chased by Packer again with the 2 rookies to the group this year of Brandon Wilton and Memphis Enright in 3rd and 4th. Kevin Pengelly is fitting in well in his 1st year in the Elite class and ran with the pace to take 5th.

Race 3… well what can you say really but Brailey was on top form again and took a solid hat trick of wins and the overall for the day. Paul Ford was on a charge in 2nd until the penultimate lap when Matthews and Wilton made their moves in the closing stages to take 2nd and 3rd at the line from 4th place finisher Ford and Pengelly again 5th.

The Junior Open championship was ready to let the battle commence again and this time it was the Miller Builders Tm of Danny Miller who was back from absence due to injury who took his 1st adult win in his debut year from Ryan Carrington in 2nd, Steve Little 3rd, Neal Wooldridge 4th and Cornishman Martin Wherry in 5th on the Husquvana.

Alan Dingle – Junior Open

Race 2 was another cracking one with Carrington getting the better of Miller who had ground to make up with a poor start but the pair went 1-2 with Steve Little 3rd who had the company of Chris Matthews in 4th on the Honda from Adrian Toy on the Ktm in 5th.

Race 3 had it all to play for in the overall standings, and saw Carrington have to switch bikes on the start line due to a mechanical issue, but this then gave Miller the upper hand and he made sure he didn’t waste his opportunity and bolted to the front of the pack to take his 2nd win of the day and overall win. Adam Pellow on the Kawasaki was having a good ride and finished 2nd at the line from Little again in 3rd, Wherry 4th and Carrington after battling through the field on a unknown bike 5th.

9-14 youth group is full of stars of the future in the sport, Kyran Nicholas was to take the lead on lap 2 and then went on to win the race followed by Owen Roskilly in 2nd, Daniel White 3rd, Sam Veale 4th and young Tyremarks racer Sam Napier 5th.

9-14 young gun Sam Napier

Race 2 was one Napier didn’t want to forget and put in an outstanding effort for a start to finish perfect win. Nicholas was hot on the back end of Napier at the line and finished 2nd with Veale, Roskilly and Charlie Veale making it into 5th at the chequers.

Race 3 was a really close battle all the way through the distance but it was another great win for Napier who this time had to fend off the challenges of Sam Veale in 2nd, Nicholas 3rd, Charlie Veale 4th followed by White in 5th.

The Support class was also set for some fantastic racing with Josh Player going 1-1-1, Ross Andrew going 2-3-2, Fin Treize 3-2-3, brother Josh Trezie went 4-11-4 from Alex Bickam 5-5-7 rounding up the top 5 of the class.

The club would like to extend there thanks to all the marshals, medics and club members who put together and supported a fantastic meeting.

See you all at Whiteway for round 4 of the 2019 Moto-Logic championship

Results

Experts

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 4 Rob Cross CH 125 42 45 38
2 13 Ben Gibbons CH 122 40 42 40
3 57 Leigh Williams CH 120 35 40 45
4 31 Stefan Little CH 113 36 35 42
5 77 Cameron Packer CH 102 34 33 35
6 139 Aaron Austin CH 100 33 38 29
7 115 Taylor Edan CH 97 25 36 36
8 161 Brent Harris CH 95 32 32 31
9 610 Harry Lawrence CH 91 28 31 32
10 199 Kieran McClelland CH 91 31 34 26
11 51 Mark Cornish CH 85 29 28 28
12 64 Jordan Gosling CH 84 27 27 30
13 501 Andy Bushin CH 82 30 18 34
14 761 David Ford CH 73 26 24 23
15 52 Connor Hill CH 72 17 22 33
16 94 Bradley Taylor CH 71 18 26 27
17 18 Darren Toy CH 67 38 29 –
18 703 Matthew Treen CH 66 19 23 24
19 526 Jordan Watts CH 65 20 25 20
20 723 Josh Hurley CH 63 23 21 19
21 108 Edward Lewis 61 21 19 21
22 59 Jordan Veale CH 60 22 20 18
23 181 Aiden Newitt CH 55 – 30 25
24 702 Adam Treen CH 54 16 16 22
25 111 Kelvin Townsend 45 45 – –
26 78 Doug Wynne 34 – 17 17
27 17 Harry Matthews CH 24 24 – –
28 666 Ben Bowden CH 15 15 – –

Seniors

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 76 Joe Phillips CH 123 40 38 45
2 456 Kurt Pugsley CH 118 36 42 40
3 60 Jon Jones CH 109 32 35 42
4 69 Reegan West CH 109 42 40 27
5 71 Jack Napier CH 103 35 36 32
6 595 Richard Tapscott CH 102 38 26 38
7 5 Jordan Hembrow CH 96 34 33 29
8 22 George Olof CH 92 24 34 34
9 6 Wayne Slater CH 91 27 31 33
10 112 Jason Sweet CH 89 25 29 35
11 356 Brendon Phillips CH 85 30 27 28
12 257 Adam Weekes CH 84 26 28 30
13 27 Paul Gaylard 81 33 17 31
14 199 Mark Callcut CH 79 29 30 20
15 188 Korey Kidd CH 74 28 20 26
16 229 Marc Tucker CH 70 23 22 25
17 53 Kyle Breslan CH 68 – 32 36
18 55 George Jones CH 68 21 23 24
19 24 Josh Day CH 60 18 19 23
20 30 Jude Gaylard 59 20 18 21
21 17 Dan Brailey 46 – 24 22
22 441 Rob Freestone CH 44 19 25 –
23 728 Nick Carbury CH 37 16 21 –
24 191 Carl Fuchs CH 31 31 – –
25 315 Gary Reece CH 22 22 – –
26 337 Charlie Hemings 17 17 – –
27 69* Cameron Young 45 45 – –

Junior Elite

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 7 Michael Brailey CH 135 45 45 45
2 6 Jack Matthews CH 119 42 35 42
3 3 Brandon Wilton CH 115 35 40 40
4 76 Alan Packer CH 113 36 42 35
5 17 Kevin Pengelly CH 106 34 36 36
6 91 Ross Norman CH 106 40 33 33
7 762 Paul Ford CH 97 25 34 38
8 135 Ethan Pringle CH 95 38 27 30
9 8 Memphis Enright CH 95 31 38 26
10 321 Laurence Watkins CH 90 33 25 32
11 94 Kester Wood CH 88 28 32 28
12 124 Mark Bates CH 88 30 31 27
13 311 Ian Legg CH 87 32 30 25
14 218 Justin Wood CH 82 22 26 34
15 339 Dominic Stoneman CH 76 23 24 29
16 555 John Turner CH 71 26 22 23
17 989 Lee Pringle CH 68 21 23 24
18 133 Josh Farleigh CH 59 – 28 31
19 16 Jack Carpenter CH 53 24 29 –
20 77 Justin Napier CH 29 29 – –
21 24 Mark Osborne CH 27 27 – –
22 5 Brian Pugsley 20 20 – –

Junior Open

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 5 Danny Miller CH 132 45 42 45
2 712 Ryan Carrington CH 123 42 45 36
3 31 Steve Little CH 120 40 40 40
4 20 Martin Wherry CH 109 36 35 38
5 9 Chris Matthews CH 108 35 38 35
6 50 Neal Wooldridge CH 104 38 34 32
7 12 Tristan Lethaby CH 101 34 33 34
8 18 Adrian Toy CH 99 30 36 33
9 47 Adam Pellow CH 93 27 24 42
10 13 Andy Gibbons CH 87 28 29 30
11 101 Michael Rich CH 87 31 28 28
12 141 Sam Andrews CH 85 24 32 29
13 81 Mark Newitt CH 85 29 31 25
14 51 Ben Brown CH 84 26 27 31
15 145 Mark Baldwin CH 82 25 30 27
16 29 Iain Enright CH 74 23 25 26
17 11 Dan Merifield CH 71 21 26 24
18 1 Stefan Kent CH 64 19 23 22
19 16 Kyle Richards CH 60 15 22 23
20 147 Richard Bawden CH 58 18 20 20
21 701 David Matthews CH 52 16 17 19
22 89 Alan Dingle CH 43 22 21 –
23 450 Ross Lapping CH 36 17 19 –
24 26 Nick Grenney CH 35 14 – 21
25 158 Damian Sanders CH 35 20 15 –
26 84 James Read CH 34 – 16 18
27 197 Tyler Davis CH 33 33 – –
28 118 Cain White CH 32 32 – –
29 611 Dan Hazeldine CH 18 – 18 –

Big Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 177 Sam Napier CH 132 42 45 45
2 212 Sam Veale CH 129 45 42 42
3 18 Liam Barrow 116 38 40 38
4 19 Leah Evans CH 80 40 – 40

Small Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 17 Kyran Nicholas 135 45 45 45
2 41 Owen Roskilly 122 42 42 38
3 58 Charlie Veale CH 118 36 40 42
4 18 Daniel White CH 116 40 36 40
5 81 Lewis George CH 112 38 38 36
6 44 Beau Piper 70 35 35 –
7 4 Kieran Roskilly 34 34 – –

Support

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 2 Josh Player 135 45 45 45
2 226 Ross Andrew 124 42 40 42
3 717 Fin Trezise 122 40 42 40
4 359 Josh Trezise 106 38 30 38
5 86 Alex Bickham 106 36 36 34
6 257 Jack Bowden 105 31 38 36
7 158 Steve Diment 103 34 34 35
8 84 Colin Barnard 100 35 33 32
9 191 Morgan Limpus 93 32 32 29
10 68 Alan Marshall 91 33 27 31
11 194 Kieran Barrow 83 29 26 28
12 4 Joe Parker 80 28 25 27
13 295 Josh Woollard 73 24 23 26
14 213 Callum Wicks 68 – 35 33
15 244 Tom Millton 59 30 29 –
16 3 Paul Parker 58 – 28 30
17 111 Ryan Gaines CH 56 25 31 –
18 128 Sebastian Coell 51 27 24 –
19 22 Jay Barnard 48 26 22 –
20 315 James Bull 21 – 21 –