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Husband back to his best at Ironworks! Bridgestone British Masters Round 4 – Race Report & Results

Husband back to his best at Ironworks! Bridgestone British Masters Round 4 – Race Report & Results

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Duck Smart

Brad Todd won both Pro Mx1 races at last weekend’s round four of the Bridgestone British Masters Motocross at a very changeable Ironworks circuit and has now scored six race wins in a row.

Report and Images by Dick Law

But, while Todd was doing his thing in the MX1’s Carton Husband, now fully recovered from his shoulder injury, found his old pace to take two hard-fought wins in the Pro MX2’s.

The hardworking member of the Master’s team thought they had missed the worst of the forecast rain, but on Friday night, the heavens opened up and down it came making the packed paddock a mud bath. But as Friday night became Saturday morning, the rain eased off, with the well-protected track was more than ridable for a day of competitive racing. Unfortunately, Saturday evening, the rain returned. But as the riders awoke on the last day, the sun was shining, drying out the track and giving a large number of riders a lot to think about on what was a very challenging weekend.

Carlton Husband MX2 winner

Todd (Moto-Cycle Yamaha) got the holeshot at the start of the first combined Pro MX1 and MX2 with Dan Thornhill (Cab Screens Crescent Yamaha) and Liam Knight (Gabriel KTM) in his wheel track and with the first of the MX2’s Husband (Phoenix Kawasaki) in fourth at the end of the opening lap.

For the rest of the race, the large crowd watched Thornhill do all he could to find a way past Todd for the race win. But conditions were against him as offline the sticky mud was deeper, and the bike would try and slip out from under him, and in the turns you needed to drop into one of the deep grooves around all the turns.

Dan Thornhill

But, in the end, Todd managed to hold on for the first win of the weekend with Thornhill under a second behind him. Knight, in his last event before a season-ending knee operation, was in a lonely third place.

John Robson (Bikesport KTM) started fourth but became under pressure from a load of charging MX2 riders from the halfway point and ended his race in eighth but fourth MX1.

As for the MX2’s. Husband, after his great start, spent all but a lap in fourth, but behind him, Jay Hague (Crendon Fasttrack Honda), John Adamson (Gabriel KTM) and Michael Ellis (ICE Husqvarna) were coming, and fast. As the laps counted down, Hague closed the gap on the class leader Husband but just ran out of laps.

Jay Hague

Adamson gated eighth but slipped back two places in the tricky condition in the first two laps. He then regrouped to fight his way back to sixth in the race but third MX2 home.

Despite being on an MX2 bike, Husband got the holeshot at the start of the Pro’s second race, followed by Thornhill, Knight, Todd, and Adamson. Thornhill slipped by Husband and into the lead at the end of the first lap, with Todd following him through a lap later. Todd then put Thornhill under a lot of pressure for four laps till he found a way past for the lead and the race win.

Thornhill slipped off at the back of the track and remounted in sixth, allowing Knight, Husband, Adamson, and Hague through. He repassed Hague with two laps to go.

Michael Ellis (ICS Husqvarna) 4th Pro MX2 and John Adamson (Gabriel KTM) 2nd Pro MX2

Knight was second to Todd as the pair crossed the finish line, separated by just over two seconds, with Thornhill fifth but third MX1. Husband was chassed over by Adamson less than half a second behind, with Hague a distant third after he stopped to pull out some thick mud that had stuck his rear brake on and brought him to a stop.

Overall, it was Todd with two win’s first from Knight and Thornhill, with Richard McKeown fourth in the Pro MX1’s, while Husband had two wins in the MX2’s from Adamson and Hague, with Ellis just missing out on the podium.

“I honestly only came here today to just ride around to get championship points,” said a happy Pro Mx1 overall winner Todd, “I have been in the hospital the last four days with really bad headaches. But, after I went out in practice, I felt really good, and I went into the races with an open mind as I was thinking I would fade as I have not been riding much for the last three weeks with other things going on, so I am over the moon with the two wins.”

Husband said when asked who this new Carlton Husband is and why he isn’t at all the races, he said, “To be honest, I am going to ask myself that when I get home tonight. I broke my shoulder six weeks ago, and I haven’t been feeling myself. But last week, I have put in a couple of good sessions and have come out this weekend swinging. I just have to keep it up now.”

Aaron Padstone notched yet another four wins from four starts in the amateur MX1 and now had a seventy-point lead in the championship. Edward Briscoe, who chased him over the line three out of the four times, was second with Benjamin Knight, and George Clarke finished equal on points, third.

With two wins and two second places, Sam Atkinson won the amateur MX2’s from Dan Brought and Alfie Jones, who had a win each on there was to second and third.

Troy Willerton (TM) 1st 125cc

Adam Paxton didn’t finish out of the top three all weekend and, with two wins, took the Clubman class overall, while race one and three winner, wildcard Mark Trow was second. Joe Croft was third while Scott Anymore finished on the same points as Croft was fourth but hissed out on the podium because of Croft’s higher place last race finish.

Troy Willerton proved that you don’t have to win a race to win an overall, as with three-second places and a third gave him the overall in the 125cc two-stroke class. Despite winning a race, each Jorden Bachelor and Arai Elcock were second and third. After two race wins and a third, Rob Holyoak a DNF in the last race that dropped him down to eighth place.

Ben Clark (Husqvarna) 1st MXY2

It couldn’t have been tighter at the top of the MXY2’s as both Ban Clark and Max Lewis had two wins, one second and one third each, to finish the weekend on the same points. But Clark claimed the top step on the podium by virtue of his higher place last race finish. Jack Lindsay finished all his races in the top three was third overall, with Jude Turton a distant fourth place.

Tyla Hooley (Gas Gas) 1st BW85

With three wins and a second, Tyla Hooley won the big wheel 85’s but had to work for it as he came from fourth to win race one. He came from tenth to win race two on the last lap and from sixth to win race three. But, in race four and after he got the holeshot, Billy Askew passed him to snatch the win as Hooley had to settle for a second that time. Askew was second overall, with Josh Vail third.

Reece Jones dominated the small wheel 85’s by winning all four of his races, with Drew Stock second and Jamie Keith third.

Like the small wheel’s Robbie Daly won all four of his junior 65cc races from Alfie Geddes-Green and Olly Waters.

Reece Jones (KTM) 1st SW85

Results

Pro MX1

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2
1 Brad Todd 90 45 45
2 Liam Knight 84 41 43
3 Dan Thornhill 84 43 41
4 Richard McKeown 76 37 39
5 John Robson 76 39 37
6 Drew Anderson 70 35 35
7 Simon Booth 68 34 34
8 Keirren Genge 66 33 33
9 James Hutchinson 32 32

Pro MX2

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2
1 Carlton Husband 90 45 45
2 John Adamson 84 41 43
3 Jay Hague 84 43 41
4 Michael Ellis 78 39 39
5 Robert Yates 74 37 37
6 Rossi Beard 69 35 34
7 Lewis Hall 67 34 33
8 Howard Wainwright 35 35

Amateur MX1

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Aaron Patstone 180 45 45 45 45
2 Edward Briscoe 170 43 43 43 41
3 Benjamin Knight 160 41 37 39 43
4 George Clarke 160 39 41 41 39
5 Harry Bradley 144 35 39 35 35
6 Jamie Fort (w) 142 37 34 34 37
7 John Joe Wright (w) 131 33 33 37 28
8 Ross Millard 128 32 32 30 34
9 Kieran Clarke 127 34 35 25 33
10 Brad Thornhill 125 30 31 33 31
11 David Plank (w) 121 28 30 31 32
12 Aiden Maloney 118 31 29 29 29
13 Rob Wood 109 29 28 22 30
14 Callum Gordon 108 26 27 32 23
15 Kyle Creevy 103 25 24 27 27
16 Lee Clarkson (w) 99 22 23 28 26
17 Liam Piggford (w) 99 27 26 21 25
18 Connor Dickens 97 24 25 24 24
19 Joshua Dodwell-Scott 91 21 22 26 22
20 Colin McLuckie 87 23 20 23 21
21 Matt Wood 61 21 20 20
22 Craig Wright 39 20 19

Amateur MX2

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Sam Atkinson 176 45 45 43 43
2 Dan Brough 166 43 39 45 39
3 Alfie Jones 164 37 43 39 45
4 Rory Jones 164 41 41 41 41
5 Mitchell Warhurst 148 39 35 37 37
6 Harry Barker 135 34 34 33 34
7 Aaron Ongley 128 32 33 28 35
8 Mitch Armour (w) 124 27 32 32 33
9 Ben Burridge 124 29 31 34 30
10 Lewis King-London 124 31 30 35 28
11 Thomas Dodsworth (w) 124 35 37 30 22
12 Jesse Wren 118 26 29 31 32
13 Billy Collins 104 24 27 27 26
14 Jake Marsh 98 22 25 24 27
15 Arnis Paberzs (w) 98 25 26 22 25
16 Bailey Betsworth 93 17 22 25 29
17 Dee Jay Walker 90 30 29 31
18 David Flitney 88 19 24 21 24
19 Jake Hall (w) 85 18 21 23 23
20 Richy Roberts 82 28 28 26
21 Daniel Warby 81 20 20 20 21
22 Matt Ward (w) 53 16 19 18
23 Charlie Parker (W) 51 14 18 19
24 Joe Driver 46 23 23
25 Callum Ford(W) 33 33
26 Dan Hart (W) 32 15 17
27 Joele Hart 21 21
28 Jaydon Wright 13 13

125’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Troy Willerton 170 43 41 43 43
2 Jordan Bachelor 170 45 43 41 41
3 Arai Elcock 156 35 39 37 45
4 Joel Fisher 154 39 37 39 39
5 Henry Siddiqui (w) 138 37 33 31 37
6 James Barker 136 34 32 35 35
7 Bradley Doyle 134 33 35 34 32
8 Rob Holyoak (w) 131 41 45 45
9 Rob Barney 130 31 34 32 33
10 Dan Arkell 127 32 31 33 31
11 Jake Smith (W) 122 30 28 30 34
12 Hayden Stevens 117 29 29 29 30
13 Liam Deegan 113 28 30 26 29
14 Jack Colley (w) 109 27 26 28 28
15 Frank Burton 107 26 27 27 27
16 Archie Fremel 25 25
17 Charlie Owen 24 24

Clubman

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Adam Paxton 174 43 45 41 45
2 Mark Trow (w) 161 45 34 45 37
3 Joe Croft (w) 154 41 39 31 43
4 Scott Alymore 154 37 37 39 41
5 James Thompson 143 26 41 37 39
6 Joe Sargent 141 31 43 35 32
7 Curtis Henderson (W) 129 34 17 43 35
8 Aidan Carney 126 39 30 23 34
9 Max Wood 125 35 33 29 28
10 Mark Kinsley 120 32 35 32 21
11 Josh Watson-Bailey 118 30 28 34 26
12 Mitchil Collins 117 33 31 22 31
13 Jacob Bell 117 27 32 33 25
14 Ivan Williamson 116 24 29 30 33
15 Matt Jones 104 28 27 19 30
16 Matthew Fuller (w) 98 25 26 24 23
17 Steven Lennie 96 29 23 25 19
18 Charlie Sutton 90 12 25 26 27
19 Kevin McBride 89 19 21 27 22
20 Tony Makepeace 86 21 22 14 29
21 Alex Harvey (w) 84 22 20 28 14
22 Josh Ithell 72 14 24 16 18
23 Jack Loveridge 69 17 18 10 24
24 Chris Elcock (w) 63 11 15 20 17
25 Scott Isherwood 62 23 19 20
26 Warren Banner 59 15 10 18 16
27 Lee Bell (W) 48 10 13 12 13
28 Robert Williams 47 8 12 17 10
29 Joshua Lee Young (w) 47 18 8 21
30 Stuart Perry 44 9 7 13 15
31 Dean Paling 41 6 9 15 11
32 Lewis Grimshaw 39 16 14 9
33 Jake Pembridge 36 7 6 11 12
34 Tod Thompson 29 13 16
35 Nigel Smorfitt (w) 20 20
36 Duanne Baines 16 5 3 8
37 Paul Keates (w) 14 3 11
38 Phil West (w) 7 2 5
39 Kyle Reeves (w) 5 1 4
40 Jack Drydale (w) 4 4

MXY2

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Ben Clark 174 43 45 41 45
2 Max Lewis 174 45 41 45 43
3 Jack Lindsay 168 41 43 43 41
4 Jude Turton 146 39 35 37 35
5 Ayden Smith 139 35 39 33 32
6 Jamie Collins 134 37 32 34 31
7 Oliver Ruddock (W) 133 33 34 32 34
8 Josh Bassett 131 30 37 27 37
9 Cameron Jackson 125 34 30 28 33
10 Samuel Jackson 123 32 33 35 23
11 Kayde Rayns 122 22 22 39 39
12 Ben Croft (w) 119 28 31 30 30
13 Jules Brigham (w) 116 31 26 31 28
14 Sonny Shipton 108 27 29 25 27
15 Tyler Stevenson 107 29 28 24 26
16 Jasper Gibson 106 26 25 26 29
17 Harrison Drewell 104 24 27 29 24
18 Riley Halstead 97 25 24 23 25
19 Leyton Duffy 90 23 23 22 22
20 Tony Makepeace 86 21 22 14 29

Big Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Tyla Hooley 178 45 45 45 43
2 Billy Askew 174 43 43 43 45
3 Josh Vail 156 41 39 41 35
4 Finley Evans 152 35 41 35 41
5 Jake Walker 152 37 37 39 39
6 Kalvin Kelly (w) 148 39 35 37 37
7 Will Haddock 134 33 33 34 34
8 Kyron Carron 125 34 28 30 33
9 Ryan Waggott 123 31 29 33 30
10 Jack Brearey 120 32 32 31 25
11 Lucy Barker 116 29 30 29 28
12 Bradley Johnstone 112 27 31 25 29
13 Dylan Meaney 107 10 34 32 31
14 Carl Harris (w) 104 30 24 27 23
15 William Murphy (W) 99 22 26 24 27
16 Corey Gordon 98 24 22 26 26
17 Benny Bradley (w) 93 23 27 19 24
18 Dylen Davidson (w) 90 28 25 15 22
19 Danny Moore 85 21 20 23 21
20 Declan Wright 77 26 19 32
21 Benas Blazevicius (w) 74 25 21 28
22 Bayley Ward-Clarke 74 17 17 22 18
23 Jon Waghorn (w) 73 18 23 12 20
24 Oliver Almond (W) 67 13 16 21 17
25 Jack Ranner 66 14 15 18 19
26 Troy Weaver 58 11 14 17 16
27 Sebby Moore (W) 57 19 18 20
28 Luke Wilson (w) 55 15 13 14 13
29 Logan Ireland (w) 51 12 12 13 14
30 Charlie Mcdonald (w) 47 16 16 15
31 Max Ellerker 20 20

Small Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Reece Jones 180 45 45 45 45
2 Drew Stock 170 43 41 43 43
3 Jamie Keith 162 39 43 41 39
4 Chester Hyde 160 41 39 39 41
5 Blake Ward-Clarke 144 37 35 35 37
6 Hayden Statt 141 35 37 37 32
7 Sonny Rooney (w) 132 33 34 32 33
8 Zane Stephens 130 28 33 34 35
9 Oakley Kettle 123 34 25 33 31
10 Liam Bell 120 25 30 31 34
11 Zane Sibley – Deakin 114 32 32 20 30
12 Jaxon Haswell 111 27 27 29 28
13 Libby Chatburn 109 26 28 28 27
14 Alfie Herron 106 16 31 30 29
15 Harvey Collins 101 31 20 24 26
16 Ollie Jewitt 101 24 29 25 23
17 Leo Salf (w) 96 23 26 22 25
18 Jamie Prentice 93 30 15 27 21
19 Finley Easton 90 22 21 23 24
20 William Siddons 90 19 23 26 22
21 Tyler Rogers (w) 79 20 24 17 18
22 Andrew Piggford (w) 76 21 17 19 19
23 Frankie Jubb (W) 75 18 16 21 20
24 Corey Wheatley (W) 70 17 18 18 17
25 Mason Jones 67 29 22 16
26 Callum Johnson 19 19

Junior 65’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Robbie Daly 180 45 45 45 45
2 Alfie Geddes-Green 161 34 43 41 43
3 Olly Waters 156 41 37 39 39
4 Jack Leese 152 39 41 35 37
5 Finley Pickering 137 35 32 37 33
6 Olivia Reynolds 136 37 30 34 35
7 Jenson Severn 134 33 39 33 29
8 Joel Winstanley-Dawson 127 43 43 41
9 Elvis Totney 127 30 34 29 34
10 Leo Wilson 120 28 35 27 30
11 Chase Panter 117 31 27 32 27
12 Williams Evans 116 29 26 30 31
13 Marty Spires 115 26 33 24 32
14 Stanley Siebert 104 27 29 28 20
15 Frankie Anderson (W) 92 23 25 18 26
16 Casey Lister 87 32 31 24
17 Sean Smout 87 20 21 25 21
18 Ryan Taylor 86 19 22 22 23
19 Harry Cuddy 85 22 24 17 22
20 Teddy Merriman 80 21 23 20 16
21 Oscar Gilham 78 25 28 25
22 Tommie Perfect 78 24 31 23
23 Finley Crookson (w) 74 20 26 28
24 Arthur King 74 18 17 21 18
25 Ryan Prentice 72 15 19 19 19
26 Mason Martin Doe 65 17 15 16 17
27 Harry Hall (w) 62 16 16 15 15
28 Talon Hodgson (w) 56 14 18 14 10
29 Tom White 52 13 13 12 14
30 Issaac Arnold (w) 52 12 14 13 13
31 Jay Weaver 40 10 11 10 9
32 Tallice Gibson (W) 38 11 8 11 8
33 Evan Evans (w) 33 12 9 12
34 Tyler Lloyd 28 7 6 8 7
35 Seersha Jones (w) 27 9 7 11
36 Reggie Broadbent 19 9 10
37 Leo Whittle 15 8 7
38 Charley Gerrard (w) 11 6 5