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For Big Al! Nora MX Sidecarcross Championship Finale – Race Report, Results and Standings

For Big Al! Nora MX Sidecarcross Championship Finale – Race Report, Results and Standings

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Duck Smart

This Nora Championship event was hosted by the Nora MX team at the West Meon track in Hampshire. This was round 7 for the sidecars, but Round 10 for the Quads, and the final Nora event of the season.

Report and Images by Tracy Thacker.

The weather was great for the time of the year, mostly dry, hot and sunny with a few drizzle showers in the morning, although the track was quite boggy from recent rain.

To send a message of condolence to the Grahame family and friends at the sad and untimely loss of motorsport legend Alan Grahame, there was a Sidecar memorial Lap for everyone to show their respects. It was proceeded with a “rev-up” on the line by the full sidecar class and was led by Alan’s son Tony – very emotional for all who were there to witness – but also a time to remember Alan, a friend to everyone in the sidecar family.

The sidecars are split into two classes, with just Stuart Brown / Josh Chamberlain in the GP class, racing without collecting any championship points. Everyone else was contesting the “Sidecar National Open Berkshire Cycles Championship”. At the start of the day Jack Etheridge / Jim Kinge held the championship lead just 13 points ahead of Sam Osbaldiston / Harley Lloyd, but Sam was absent after the birth of his first child. Sam and Chelsie have a healthy son named Ozzy – Congratulations to them both.

In race 1 Tony Grahame / Ryan Henderson took the holeshot and an early lead from Stuart Brown / Josh Chamberlain, but they were on a charge and blasted into the lead on lap one going on to take the win. Jack Etheridge / Jim Kinge held third with Tony Grahame / Ryan Henderson fighting through to fourth and closing the gap but didn’t find a way past. Behind Lee Foyle with the help of stand in passenger Dan Chamberlain had a safe race in fifth. Matthew Connor / Jake Grahame worked hard to take sixth just ahead of Tony Murch / John Murch.

In Race 2 Stuart Brown / Josh Chamberlain took the holeshot going on to take a second win. Tony Murch / John Murch had a great start and held second with Jack Etheridge / Jim Kinge third, but they blasted past to hold second but there were more challenges from behind. Lee Foyle / Dan Chamberlain were proving a formidable pair and kept pushing until they found a way into second, Tony Grahame / Ryan Henderson were close behind with Tony Grahame / Ryan Henderson joining the three way battle. Tony Murch / John Murch did well to hold fifth with Matthew Connor / Jake Grahame closing in on them but had to settle for sixth. Jack Etheridge / Jim Kinge seemed to get the wheels clogged with the sticky mud which slowed them considerably but held seventh, all points counting toward the championship title.

In the final sidecar race Stuart Brown / Josh Chamberlain took the lead from Tony Grahame / Ryan Henderson. There was a crash on bend one with Tony Murch / John Murch and Paul Pelling / Jack Wilkinson getting delayed and started from the back, although Jack Wilkinson was almost awarded special points for the artistic content of his airborne acrobatics. Lee Foyle / Dan Chamberlain tucked into third with Jack Etheridge / Jim Kinge fourth but fighting hard to find a way past. Behind Matthew Connor / Jake Grahame battled with Rob Oldfield / Faye Barnes for fifth place.

Tony Grahame/ Liam Hodges took the overall championship win, a fitting tribute that Tony dedicated to his Dad.

Lee Foyle / Dan Chamberlain took second overall just ahead of Jack Etheridge / Jim Kinge, but that was enough points for them to take the championship win.

Results

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Tony Grahame/ Ryan Henderson 117 40 37 40
2 Lee Foyle / Dan Chamberlain 110 33 40 37
3 Jack Etheridge / Jim Kinge 101 37 29 35
4 Matt Connor / Jake Grahame 95 31 31 33
5 Paul Pelling / Jack Wilkinson 95 35 35 25
6 John Murch/ Tony Murch 88 29 33 26
7 Ashlie Williams / Brian Gray 81 28 25 28
8 Rob Oldfield / Faye Barnes 80 21 28 31
9 James Whitt / Michael Curnow 79 24 26 29
10 David Steeds / Guy Eastman 74 23 24 27
11 Taylor Whitt / Jay Greensill 71 25 22 24
12 Miles Gillham/ Richard Gilham 68 22 23 23
13 Jack Rogers/ Ryan Beavis 62 20 20 22
14 Tilo Maguire/ Toby Hutchins 53 26 27
15 James Ferryman / Chris Huntley 53 16 18 19
16 Neil Warrington / Samuel Marshal 52 15 17 20
17 Robert Barnes/ Brian Parr 38 17 21
18 Dickie Skinner Michael Philp 38 19 19
19 Lance Marshal/ Vinnie Marshal 34 18 16
20 Adam Field / Darren Bishop 27 27
21 Luke Rogers/ Owen Rogers 21 21

Final Standings

Pos Name Total Diff Gap
1 Jack Etheridge / Jim Kinge 592 0 0
2 Paul Pelling / Jack Wilkinson 528 64 64
3 Lee Foyle / Kevin Foyle 493 99 35
4 Sam Osbaldistin/ Harley Lloyd 478 114 15
5 Tilo Maguire/ Toby Hutchins 466 126 12
6 John Murch/ Tony Murch 430 162 36
7 Tony Grahame/ Liam Hodges 395 197 35
8 Ashlie Williams / Brian Gray 380 212 15
9 Rob Oldfield / Faye Barnes 372 220 8
10 Luke Banks / Daniel Spencer 338 254 34
11 Matt Connor / Jake Grahame 336 256 2
12 Ross Bowers/ Dan Phelps 277 315 59
13 Luke Rogers/ Owen Rogers 260 332 17
14 Neil Warrington / Brian Parr 219 373 41
15 Luke Peters/ Thomas Glazier 181 411 38
16 James Ferryman / Michael Curnow 179 413 2
17 Miles Gillham/ Richard Gilham 175 417 4
18 James Whitt / Michael Curnow 173 419 2
19 Taylor Whitt / Blake Stevenswood 162 430 11
20 Kev Feltham / Jack Newbury 162 430 0
21 David Steeds / Guy Eastman 150 442 12
22 Rob Foden / Ryan Henderson 146 446 4
23 Mark Stokes/ Luke Townsend 136 456 10
24 Dickie Skinner Michael Philp 133 459 3
25 Jack Rogers/ Ryan Beavis 111 481 22
26 Michael Hodges/ Dan Phelps 107 485 4
27 Lance Marshal/ Vinnie Marshal 102 490 5
28 Daniel Lawry/ Christopher Huntley 97 495 5
29 Alan Graham/ Jamie Greensill 94 498 3
30 Vaida Racevivius/ Nekijas Kondrotas 94 498 0
31 Steven Basile/ Paul Silvester 85 507 9
32 Adam Field / Darren Bishop 79 513 6
33 Jon Hunt/ David Williams 76 516 3
34 Gareth Thomas/ Jack Newbury 60 532 16
35 Stephen Jones/ Rob Jones 54 538 6
36 Brian Turner / Ricky Macgogh 50 542 4
37 David Keane/ Guy Eastman 43 549 7
38 Robert Barnes/ Brian Parr 38 554 5
39 Sam Watson/ Jak Watson 0 592 38