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Duns title triumphs for Edwards & Mcnicol! 2021 Scot MX Scottish Motocross Championship Finale – Race Report and Results

Duns title triumphs for Edwards & Mcnicol! 2021 Scot MX Scottish Motocross Championship Finale – Race Report and Results

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Duck Smart

The final round of the 2021 ScotMX Scottish Championship, powered by Milwaukee and ran for the Scottish Auto Cycle Union, was held at Duns Motocross the scene of many great race meetings, and with a few championship classes to be decided, it would play its part.

Report & Images by Raymond Thomson – Madmaxmedia

The track was the opposite of the previous round as the deep fluffy sand of Elgin was replaced with clay hard pack and some wet Borders mud thrown in for good measure. All riders received gifts at signing on with some even lucky enough to take away a nice new Milwaukee Tools product!

Auto’s

Zak Hendry looked like he would stroll the last race meeting as he was 22 points coming to Duns. Lyall Rutherford had been making a late championship push and he needed 4 race wins to give himself a chance. He took the race win on Saturday morning with Zak pushing him all the way. Race 2 saw a cruel twist of fate as Zak’s bike gremlins returned after experiencing a DNF at Elgin and it would put him out for the weekend as Lyall kept up the pressure with another race win. Caleb Shearer and Tucker Moffat both had a consistent weekend but Tucker couldn’t catch Caleb in the third race as they both had crashes but Caleb rallied from dropping to 7th back to 2nd as Tucker rode from the back of the pack up to 6th. It was enough to secure the final podium of the weekend behind Caleb. Lyall’s final race on Sunday was a nervy one. He knew he needed to win to match Zak’s championship total when the dropper round points were brought into play , and Tucker pushed him all the way every lap. Lyall crossed the line just ahead of Moffat and tied Zak for the championship. It was down to the timing crew to work out who had won. Meantime, Jack Heath secured 4th just ahead of Cole MacAuley as they both had solid rides. Jack Martin finished on the same tally as Cole but lost out on final race position. A great first outing for the local lad. After much deliberation, Lyall Rutherford was named as ScotMX Auto’s Scottish Champion. With more race wins to his name through the season, he edged the win over Zak Hendry who was desperately unlucky not to win due to his DNF.

65’s

Malachi Allan had already secured the championship before Duns and Ollie Holland made the journey to Duns to give Malachi a run for his money. Ollie grabbed the best time in qualifying and tuned that into two narrow race wins on Saturday. When the going got tough in race three, Malachi showed he was still the one to beat and he won the race easily. With all to play for in the overall, Malachi won with the narrowest of margins as he crossed the line barely ahead of Ollie to secure the overall with the better last race. Kyle Graham rounded off the podium places with a comfortable overall third. His two thirds on Saturday set him up for the result. Ryan Jackson improved every race which ended with a good third in the final race. Kian McGill was able to borrow a bike to make sure he finished in the top 6 as his best race saw him finish in third last race on Saturday. Ricky Barrack battled all weekend and his consistency got him the sixth overall. Malachi Allan was named as ScotMX 65’s Scottish Champion.

85’s SW/BW

SW

Hayden Statt returned to race the ScotMX championship after only previously riding at the first round in Tain. He bettered his 2nd place there with the overall win ahead of Lewis Spratt, who ended the weekend riding one of Hayden’s spare bikes as his race bike developed a problem. Fortunately for Lewis, the spare bike got him over the line ahead of Jaden Anderson as the pair battled for the championship. Hayden’s dominance over the weekend saw him place 1,1,1,2 only beaten by Alfie Heron in the final race. Alfie’s poor third race meant Robbie Scott would grab fourth by one point. Alfie Stott’s solid riding was enough to secure the final top six position. As Lewis and Jaden battled in the final race behind Alfie and Hayden, it certainly got the crowd going as they crossed the line together before Jaden crashed after the chequered flag. Luckily, no harm done as Lewis had done enough to secure the ScotMX 85 Small Wheel Championship.

BW

With the top 3 riders missing in the 85BW class, it gave the rest of the pack the chance to bag an overall. Charlie Macdonald grabbed the opportunity and rode faultlessly all weekend. Four race wins ahead of the improving Harrison Byers. He had shown progress every meeting and Duns gave him a second overall and the prize for most improved rider over the season. Glen Rollo rounded out the podium places and even managed a second place in the third race. Harry Nunn had his best result of the season with the fourth place. Drew Leslie and Dylan Hamer completed the top six positions. As the presentations were being made, Jack Fletcher arrived just in time to raise his trophy high to the cheers of the crowd. The diminutive rider winning back to back championships and moving to 125 for next season.

Rookies

With Ayden Smith and Charley Irwin all set to battle out the championship, Kyle Peel turned up to ruin the party. Fresh from riding the bLUcRU FIM Cup in Mantova, Italy, Charley had high hopes for finishing off the season on a high. Ayden Smith was leading the championship after Elgin and had to do enough to keep his lead intact. Charley qualified just under a second ahead of Ayden, but it was Kyle Peel who won the first two races on Saturday ahead of Ayden. Logan Ferguson had some spirited riding at the weekend and bagged the final race win on Sunday. Charley pushed Logan all the way in the final race as Kyle passed Ayden mid race. Ayden was mindful he just needed the top four to win the championship so did not take any risks. No champagne for Charley as he crossed the line as it was Ayden who was sprayed with fizz after he came to a stop. Ayden Smith was crowned ScotMX Youth/Rookies Champion.

Adult Support

There were some welcome new riders to the series in the Adult Support, none more so than 2021 ACU British Women’s MX Adult Champion, Elaine MacEchern. Another new face Extreme Enduro rider, Stuart Mack. The pair enjoyed their battles with Vet rider Mickey Graham as the swapped positions on the podium of the first two races. Stuart Mack would run out second in both races as Mickey and Elaine would swap first and third. The weather took its toll as only five riders turned out for the third race.

Vet’s o40/o50/o60

Mikey Graham’s two races on Saturday stood him in good stead as he bagged all three race wins on the Sunday but he had to earn the wins as Alan Deans and Jason Moir would run in first  place in two of the races before Mickey got the better of them. They would run out top three with Jason turning his third in race one into two seconds. Alan ran behind Jason in the last two races for the overall third. Paul Carey got a special award from AMD for being their rider of the year and his three fourths were some consolation. Mickey Graham was crowned O40’s ScotMX Champion.

In the O50’s, the top three were separated by 3 points as Graham Anderson beat Morton Hannah and Ian Wilson to secure the ScotMX O50’s Champion even though Ian Wilson won the final race.

Douglas Garrick was a lonely figure as he was the sole O60’s rider and ScotMX Champion.

Adult ‘C’

Never a dull moment in the Adult C class as the positions are too unpredictable to call. Josh Rea took the overall with one race win in race two. Race 1 winner, Lewis Kennedy won comfortably but that was his only result. Greg Farley’s poor race one was greatly improved by finishing third and first but not enough to catch Josh. Martin Lyell continued his return to racing with a second and third for the final third overall. Lewis Fleming did not figure in the overall top six, but he had enough of a lead coming into the last round to secure the ScotMX Adult C Championship. He was drenched in bubbly when he crossed the line down in 10th as the organisers popped the cork for his championship win.

Adult ‘B’

Niall Macauley grabbed a couple of AMD Holshots and the overall win. He managed to fend off the persistent challenges of Stuart Mack and Josh Gray. Stuart did get the better of him in race one as he pushed from third to first in the last few laps as his enduro conditioning paid off but his bike blew in race three to ruin his chances of an overall. Josh Gray rode a tactical race in all three races as the 3,2,2 was more than enough for him to secure the ScotMX Adult B Championship ahead of Niall. Myles Reid rounded off the podium even without the top three position in any of the races.

MX1 / MX2

The MX1 and MX2 race was combined at Duns and provided some very close racing. Ben Edwards and Kyle McNicol ran out winners of the ScotMX MX1 and MX2 Championships. They had led after Elgin, but Ben Kennedy had a slim chance to overhaul Kyle in the MX2 but with two race wins, Kyle did enough to secure the championship. In the races, Race 1 saw Kyle push Ben Edwards all the way eventually taking the race lead on the first corner after the chequered flag, a close pass but expertly done. Kyle pushed his 250f hard and had a DNF in race 2 as he was battling with Ben Kennedy and Ben Edwards. He briefly hit the front, but his bike failed. Ben Edwards showed why he won the MX Nationals Expert Class as he cruised in the final race. The MX1 podium was completed with Aiden Bruce finishing behind Ben and George Stewart in third. The MX2 saw Kyle drop out of contention with the DNF in race 2 as Ben Kennedy beat Steven Craig into second place and Jack Arthur with a well deserved third.

After a successful 2021 season, the ScotMX Scottish Championship, powered by Milwaukee, will return in 2022. Registration for ScotMX 2022 is available on the website now ! Go to www.ScotMX.com for further information.

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Results

MX1

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Ben Edwards 75 25 25 25
2 Aiden BRUCE 66 22 22 22
3 George Stewart 58 18 20 20
4 Adam slavin 56 20 18 18

MX2

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Ben Kennedy 69 22 25 22
2 Steven craig 62 20 22 20
3 Jack Arthur 52 18 18 16
4 Kyle McNicol 50 25 25
5 Josh BUCHANAN 50 16 16 18
6 Logan Hendry 45 15 20 10
7 Jason MARTIN 43 14 15 14
8 Ewan Kermack 41 12 14 15
9 Steven McCormack 37 13 12 12
10 Dan MONKS 36 10 13 13
11 Lewis CAMPBELL 33 11 11 11

Autos

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Lyall Rutherford 100 25 25 25 25
2 Caleb shearer 80 18 20 22 20
3 Tucker Moffat 79 20 22 15 22
4 Jack Heath 59 16 16 14 13
5 Cole McAuley 58 11 11 18 18
6 Jack Martin 58 10 18 16 14
7 Harris Curran 53 12 15 10 16
8 Dylan JACKSON 45 10 20 15
9 Ivan williamson 40 14 14 12
10 Josh ALEXANDER 40 13 13 4 10
11 Hunter Haldane 38 9 12 5 12
12 Brodie Bennett 35 8 7 13 7
13 Liam Hannah 32 7 8 9 8
14 Anna HALDANE 31 6 5 11 9
15 Aidan Anton 30 4 9 6 11
16 Jacob Sammels 28 15 6 7
17 Marcus GAIN 23 5 4 8 6
18 Zak Hendry 22 22

Junior 65’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Malachi Allan 94 22 22 25 25
2 Ollie HOLLAND 94 25 25 22 22
3 Kyle Graham 74 20 20 16 18
4 Ryan Jackson 68 14 16 18 20
5 Kian McGill 66 18 12 20 16
6 Ricky Barrack 61 16 15 15 15
7 George Scott Dryden 57 11 18 14 14
8 Ronnie Moar 42 10 9 10 13
9 Declan Cook 40 15 14 11
10 Balli BLACK 38 12 13 13
11 Reuben Oates 35 9 8 9 9
12 Maddox Patterson 33 7 7 7 12
13 Callum smith 33 11 12 10
14 Liam EVEREARD 29 13 10 6
15 Olly O’Brien 27 8 6 5 8
16 Evan Bennett 25 6 8 11
17 Riley Crawford 20 5 4 4 7
18 James foote 14 3 3 3 5
19 Scott Forsyth 9 4 5
20 Dexter FORSYTHE 8 2 2 4
21 Ben ALEXANDER 6 6

Small Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Hayden Statt 97 25 25 25 22
2 Lewis spratt 82 22 18 22 20
3 Jaden Anderson 76 20 20 18 18
4 Robbie SCOTT 70 18 16 20 16
5 Alfie HERRON 69 16 22 6 25
6 Alfie Stott 59 14 15 16 14
7 James McGowan 58 15 14 14 15
8 Robbie Peace 51 13 13 13 12
9 Aaron Tait 49 11 12 15 11
10 Samuel logan 45 12 8 12 13
11 Owen Bennett 41 10 11 10 10
12 Dylan Thorndick 37 9 9 11 8
13 Tyler Mearns 36 8 10 9 9
14 Michael Patterson 25 7 6 5 7
15 Chloe Hamer 23 5 5 7 6
16 Josh JACKSON 21 6 7 8

Big Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Charlie Macdonald 100 25 25 25 25
2 Harrison Byers 86 22 22 20 22
3 Glen Rollo 82 20 20 22 20
4 Harry NUNN 70 18 18 16 18
5 Drew Leslie 66 16 16 18 16
6 Dylan Hamer 60 15 15 15 15

Rookies

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Kyle peel 86 25 25 16 20
2 Charley Irwin 85 18 20 25 22
3 Ayden smith 82 22 22 20 18
4 Logan FERGUSON 67 20 22 25
5 Calum Moore 65 16 18 15 16
6 Aaron Rollo 55 13 14 14 14
7 Marley nelson 54 10 11 18 15
8 Jamie Mackay 54 14 15 12 13
9 Caydan Mearns 52 15 16 9 12
10 Tallon Leask 49 12 13 13 11
11 Kagen walsh 44 11 12 11 10
12 Rossi Crawford 38 9 10 10 9
13 Thorfinn Byers 33 8 9 8 8

Adult B

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Niall McAuley 72 22 25 25
2 Josh Gray 64 20 22 22
3 Myles REID 47 18 13 16
4 Ivan williamson 46 12 14 20
5 Stuart Mack 45 25 20
6 Jack Winthrop 44 14 16 14
7 Rusty Robertson 43 16 9 18
8 Russell VALENTINE 39 9 15 15
9 Adam Scott 30 6 12 12
10 Ryan Garthwaite 29 11 18
11 Sean HENDERSON 29 10 6 13
12 Rory Johnston 29 8 10 11
13 Ross Marshall 24 13 11
14 David Dickson 24 7 8 9
15 Dylan grieve 24 15 3 6
16 Douglas CAMPBELL 22 5 7 10
17 Jordan Doherty 16 4 5 7
18 Stuart Hogg 15 3 4 8

Adult C

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Joshua Rea 63 16 25 22
2 Greg FAIRLEY 59 12 22 25
3 Martyn LYELL 56 22 14 20
4 Jordan Aitchison 53 15 20 18
5 Adam Curran 52 20 18 14
6 Scott CRAWFORD 42 14 16 12
7 Jed barker 40 13 12 15
8 Lewis Fleming 39 18 10 11
9 Gary lockyer 38 11 11 16
10 Darren wilkinson 33 9 15 9
11 Scott FOOTE 30 4 13 13
12 David MURRAY 29 10 9 10
13 Lewis Kennedy 25 25
14 Logan ADSLEY 19 7 4 8
15 William Anderson 18 6 6 6
16 Mark Elliott 17 5 8 4
17 Craig donaldson 16 2 7 7
18 Ross HEATH 14 8 3 3
19 Ryan sim 11 1 5 5
20 David Dick 4 2 2
21 Kevin Drew 4 3 1
22 Aaron Hamer 1 1

Over 40’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Micky Graham 75 25 25 25
2 Jason MOIR 64 20 22 22
3 Alan Deans 62 22 20 20
4 PAUL CAREY 54 18 18 18
5 Richie Bryce 47 15 16 16
6 Michiel JOHNSTON 45 16 14 15
7 Mark mason 43 14 15 14
8 Gary PATTERSON 38 12 13 13
9 Paul Seymour 37 13 12 12

Over 50’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Graham Anderson 68 25 25 18
2 Morton Hannah 66 22 22 22
3 Ian Wilson 65 20 20 25
4 Stephen Pollock 56 18 18 20
5 Andrew leask 48 16 16 16
6 Mikey Duff 45 15 15 15
7 Alistair LESLIE 41 14 13 14
8 Chris BYERS 40 13 14 13

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Over 60’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Douglas Garrick 75 25 25 25