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Grimshaw king of the Hill! 2024 Eastern Centre Motocross Championship Round 4 – Race Report & Results

Grimshaw king of the Hill! 2024 Eastern Centre Motocross Championship Round 4 – Race Report & Results

On Sunday, June 16th, the Norwich Viking MCC hosted round 4 of the ACU Eastern Centre Motocross Championship at the spectacular Cadders Hill circuit. With Stebbings Car Superstore and the Norton Way group backing the series, the English weather played its part once again to muddle track conditions.

Race report by Stefan Hicks – Images courtesy of Narna Media – Max Leveridge

The morning qualifying session saw the expert class take to the track just as the heavy downpour began, and it proved crucial to lay a fast lap time down early on as the track was at its best. Up stepped (Apico Honda) Tom Grimshaw who would put his bike on pole and have the first gate pick.

Race one in the experts got underway with Grimshaw towards the front and Sam Nunn (John Banks Honda) buried in the mid-pack. With mostly all the championship front runners towards the front, Nunn bravely fought his way through to the top 5 within the first lap and began about chasing down Grimshaw. Lewis Tombs (John Banks Honda) carried on his fine 2024 form and was battling with Luke Parker (MPM Kawasaki) on the opening laps. As the rain again began to fall, Grimshaw tipped over and gave the lead of the race to Nunn, who had by this point passed Tombs and Parker. Nunn then checked out and came home with the race win ahead of Tombs, Parker and Grimshaw.

In race two, it was Nunn and Grimshaw again who put on a great display of racing for the spectators to watch and further showing their dominance in this class for 2024. With wildcards Charlie Cole (Phoenix Kawasaki) and Taylor Hammal (Crendon Tru7 Honda) battling for a top 5 finish, that allowed Tombs and Parker to again go bar-to-bar in a fight for third. This time it was Grimshaw who would take the race win ahead of Nunn, Tombs, Parker and Hammal.

In the final race for the expert class, Grimshaw once again had his Honda dialled off the start and flew off the gate to take the holeshot. Last year’s champion and Norwich Viking club member, Luke Parker, was quick off the gate and rode very well to cling onto the rear wheel of Grimshaw for the best part of the 20-minute-long race. Nunn was third, and in trying to close the gap to Parker, he would make a mistake and give himself too much to do. Grimshaw crossed the finish line, arms aloft, and looked elated to take his second race win. Parker would claw some points back in the championship with a very solid second-place finish, ahead of Nunn and Hammal, who took his best result of the afternoon.

The expert overall went to Grimshaw. He finished a point ahead of Nunn, who extended his lead for the 2024 title. Parker would take third and bring himself within four points of Tombs in the championship standings.

In the Junior championship class, it was Mitchell Meadows who dominated the day with a hattrick of race wins ahead of Aaron Framingham in second place. Current junior championship leader Tim Warnes rounded his day off with a 4-3-3 finish for third overall.


In the support B class, it was Vinnie Snell who won the overall with a 3-2-3 finish, ahead of Tyrone Tugwell in second with a 2-4-5. In third, it was James Taylor with 2 race wins but a costly 14th in the second moto.

Support C was won by Ross Taylor with a 2-1-1 ahead of Lee Keyton in second with a 3-3-2. In third was Bradley Allen with a 4-2-8.

In support D the winner was Joel Doncaster with a 3-2-1, in second was Chris Gaut with a 2-3-3 ahead of Andrew Webster in third with a 10-4-2.

Results

Expert Championship

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 Tom Grimshaw 68 18 25 25
2 Sam Nunn 67 25 22 20
3 Luke Parker 60 20 18 22
4 Lewis Tombs 57 22 20 15
5 Taylor Hammal 48 14 16 18
6 Declan Whittle 44 13 15 16
7 Charles Cole 44 16 14 14
8 Shaun Southgate 38 15 13 10
9 Jake Rackham 34 12 11 11
10 Benjamin Cole 32 10 10 12
11 William Farrow 30 9 12 9
12 Joseph Leeks 26 11 8 7
13 Simon Booth 20 7 7 6
14 Todd Ritchie 17 9 8
15 Travis Steels 13 13
16 Callum McCaul 12 6 4 2
17 Josh Bassett 11 6 5
18 Benjamin Hayward 8 4 4
19 Ryan Allison 8 8
20 Connor Bunkle 7 2 5
21 Oliver Brader 6 5 1
22 Mitch Armour 3 3
23 Shane Lock 3 3
24 Archie Fisher 3 3
25 Brad Woodroffe 2 2
26 Jake Brown 1 1
27 Finley Jarvis 1 1

Junior Championship

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 Mitchell Meadows 75 25 25 25
2 Aaron Framingham 66 22 22 22
3 Timothy Warnes 58 18 20 20
4 Matthew Pope 56 20 18 18
5 Alex Christopher 48 16 16 16
6 Jordan Andrews 43 15 14 14
7 Gareth Lane 36 14 10 12
8 Teddy Hyde 27 11 5 11
9 George Foames 27 13 6 8
10 Jae Jeffries 25 12 13
11 James Wadsworth 24 9 15
12 Joe Phillips 22 12 7 3
13 James Rowsell 21 15 6
14 Harry George 20 5 11 4
15 Lewis Holmes 18 9 9
16 Barnaby Knight 16 6 10
17 Jamie Cox 16 8 8
18 Robert Hales 15 2 13
19 Joshua Deadman 12 10 2
20 Oliver Gaut 8 3 5
21 Jack Whitlam 7 7
22 Shane Brown 7 7
23 Christopher Lake 4 4
24 Bailey Jackson 4 4
25 Sam Rogers 3 3
26 Charlie Roper 2 2
27 Max Timmins 2 1 1
28 Simon Daniels 1 1

Support B

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 Vinnie Snell 125 41 43 41
2 Tyrone Tugwell 119 43 39 37
3 James Taylor 117 45 27 45
4 Aaron Smith 117 37 41 39
5 Aaron Hopkins 116 39 45 32
6 Alex Truslow 113 33 37 43
7 Lee Kirkpatrick 98 34 31 33
8 Aaron Minter 93 29 33 31
9 Stephen Atkins 90 28 28 34
10 Ethan Hayward 89 35 30 24
11 Cole Taylor 81 23 23 35
12 Luca Manby 81 20 32 29
13 Mark Goodson 78 17 35 26
14 Marc Nickerson 73 24 21 28
15 Joe Scillitoe 73 25 25 23
16 Joshua Andrews 66 32 34
17 Will Jurgens 65 19 16 30
18 Aidan Weston 65 18 26 21
19 Luke Nolan 59 13 24 22
20 Robert Bond 59 30 11 18
21 Taylor Saunders 58 21 22 15
22 Brandon Love 57 12 20 25
23 James Colclough 57 27 14 16
24 Scott Goodson 55 26 29
25 Joshua Parker 51 16 15 20
26 Ben Last 49 11 19 19
27 Paul Hubbard 49 14 18 17
28 Jake Lane 36 9 13 14
29 Taylor Ralph 34 22 12
30 Paul Aldridge 31 31
31 Joseph Henthorn 27 27
32 Troy Brumpton 23 10 13
33 Max Fleming 17 17
34 Marcus Smith 15 15
35 Kieran Jessett 12 12

Support C

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 Ross Taylor 133 43 45 45
2 Lee Keyton 125 41 41 43
3 Bradley Allen 115 39 43 33
4 Luke Cliftom 112 37 34 41
5 Cameron Parrish 106 28 39 39
6 Harry Sobkowiak 99 25 37 37
7 Ben Secker 98 31 33 34
8 Tavis Coulson 92 34 26 32
9 Henry Crawford 92 32 29 31
10 Zack Kingshott 83 33 27 23
11 Darren Eastall 75 21 28 26
12 Lewis Saunders 71 26 18 27
13 Christian Drane 71 30 17 24
14 Shawn Graham 71 17 32 22
15 Aaron Saunders 70 35 35
16 Jake Harvey 70 18 24 28
17 Sam Cushion 70 24 25 21
18 Harry Hawes 68 22 21 25
19 Samuel Cook 63 23 22 18
20 Craig Page-Baker 60 31 29
21 Aaron Holden 60 20 20 20
22 Rudi Carter 59 29 30
23 Wayne Fulcher 55 19 19 17
24 Charlie Starsmoore 53 23 30
25 Russell Snowling 52 27 13 12
26 Sam Philpott 47 16 15 16
27 Noah Waterfield 45 45
28 Daniel Elsey 41 14 14 13
29 Katie Stock 39 13 12 14
30 Joshua Middleton 35 16 19
31 Cory Smith 35 35
32 Ryan Christmas 26 11 15
33 Freddie Bond 15 15
34 Joshua Chappell 11 11
35 Thomas Harrington 10 10

Support D

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 Joel Doncaster 129 41 43 45
2 Chris Gaut 125 43 41 41
3 Andrew Webster 113 31 39 43
4 Ashley Reeve 103 37 34 32
5 Ben Cook 98 32 31 35
6 Damian Flack 97 34 33 30
7 Jack Williams 94 29 32 33
8 Nathan Gotts 94 33 30 31
9 Tony Rooke 93 30 29 34
10 Lee Anderson 90 45 45
11 Peter Andrews 88 35 24 29
12 Kai Ryder 80 27 25 28
13 Jake Hicks 78 23 28 27
14 Shane Edwards 77 25 26 26
15 Sam Whittred 74 37 37
16 Shaun Tacey 74 39 35
17 Harry Saunders 66 19 22 25
18 Adam Baker 64 22 20 22
19 Jason Eaves 61 20 18 23
20 Ben Lamb 60 21 19 20
21 Sam Ashwell 56 18 17 21
22 Steven Halfhide 49 26 23
23 John Smith 48 24 24
24 Finlay Whitlam 39 39
25 Hector Storey 28 28
26 Zachary Kneller 27 27
27 Jake Sims 21 21
28 David Maddison 16 16