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Kellett on fire at Landrake! Point-S South West Masters MX Championships Round 4 – Race Report and Results
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Kellett on fire at Landrake! Point-S South West Masters MX Championships Round 4 – Race Report and Results

by adminAugust 9, 2019

Last Sunday August 4th the penultimate round of the Point-S South West Masters Championships made its way down to Cornwall to the ever-popular Landrake Moto Parc. The track had been watered prior to the meeting and was in prime condition as usual and with a light drizzle in the air early morning it was to produce some excellent racing in all classes.

Report and Images by Dave Rich

In the 24MX Expert Championship it was Championship leader Luke Hawkins on the Cheddar Mx Honda who had posted the fastest time in qualifying by some three seconds and had first pick of the gate and he was to use that to great advantage as he had the holeshot from Todd Kellett on the 2-Stroke Dragon Tek/St Blazey Mx Yamaha with Jamie Skuse on the Tony Maunders Racing Suzuki tucked in 3rd. Hawkins was in a real hurry at the front and pulled away a bit from Kellett, but the real battle was going on for 3rd as Skuse was being pushed by wildcard Jason Meara from Ireland on the Phoenix Tools Apico Kawasaki who was having his first ride at this venue. Meara was trying many different lines to get past, but the battle came to an end on lap 3 when Meara went down and up in to 4th was now Josh Taylor on the DirtWheelz Kawasaki. Meanwhile back at the front Hawkins was still leading, but not pulling away and this stayed the same for a couple of laps until Kellett closed right up and was to leave his breaking a bit later going in to a downhill lefthander and sneaked through in to the lead and went on to take the win from Hawkins with Skuse taking 3rd.

In the second moto it was a bit tight in to the uphill right hander and down went Hawkins with Kellett running in to the back of him and also going down and they were right at the back of the field and it was Skuse who emerged with the lead, but on the second corner Meara shot through on the inside to take the lead. Ben Butler on the Tony Maunders Racing Kawasaki was to lye 3rd for a while, but all eyes were on Kellett who was on a mission and was soon to up with Butler on lap 3 and passed him and was now up into 3rd with his eyes set on Skuse. By this time Meara had a 4 second lead at the front and was looking good until he got a nasty kick when jumping in to the valley and landed a bit sideways and took a tumble which gifted the lead to Skuse, but all the time Kellett was reeling him in and on lap 6 Kellett forced his 2-Stroke to the front passing Skuse on a fast downhill section and from there went on to take his second win of the day from Skuse with Hawkins coming home in 3rd.

Ben Clayton in action in the JCT Developments Junior Championship

In the last race there was no Meara as he had been taken to hospital with an arm injury and it was a close encounter at the front in this one between Skuse and Hawkins with Hawkins pipping Skuse into the second corner to take the lead. Kellett was soon in to 3rd and was all over Skuse towards the end of the opening lap and was to get pass on lap 2 and was soon breathing all over Hawkins which went on for a couple more laps with Hawkins dealing with the pressure, until a slight mistake from Hawkins on lap 5 running a bit wide on a right-hander left the door open and through went Kellett passing Hawkins at the same place as the opening race leaving his breaking later in to a downhill lefthander and from there went on untroubled and made it a hat trick of wins on the day.

In the Wulfsport over 35 Championship, there was no Championship leader in the shape of Wayne Shimell as he had broken his wrist, so the Championship was set to have a new leader at the end of the day. In the opening race it was the Cheddar Mx Honda of Darren Banwell who currently sits 2nd in the standings who had a blistering start and with a clear track in front of him raced away to take a start to finish win over the Tony Maunders Racing 2-Stroke KTM of James Kensington and the Cheddar Mx 2-Stroke KTM of Ben Harmon.

In moto 2 again it was Banwell who led for most of the opening lap from Kensington, but Banwell got cross rutted trying to close the door on Kensington into a lefthander and went over the handlebars which left him a bit winded and he pulled out. Kensington who was having his first season in the Over 35 class was in fine form and stormed away and took the win by some 15 seconds from Harmon with Mike Burgess taking 3rd.

James Kensington took his first Overall in the Over 35’s Championship

The last race saw Banwell back and he again hit the front from the off and was soon in to a rhythm at the front from Kensington who had Harmon all over him and it wasn’t long before Harmon passed Kensington and was trying to close on Banwell, but it was too much to ask and Banwell took the win and has now taken the lead in the Championship, Harmon just held on to take 2nd with Kensington 3rd which gave Kensington his first overall on the day and has now moved him up in to 2nd in the standings and trails Banwell by just 4 points with one round remaining.

In the Wulfsport over 45’s Championship leader Leigh Williams on the J D Racing KTM was to take the overall with two wins and a third with his nearest rival in the Championship David Ford on 2-Stroke Husqvarna winning the other race.

The JCT Developments Junior Championship has really heated up with the Championship taking on a new leader in the shape of Kieran Yorke who just managed to hold off Ben Clayton in the closing stages of the opening race to take the win by the closest of margins, but he wasted no time in hitting the front in the second race and took a comfortable win, but in the last race he had no answer to the leading 2 and it was Clayton who took the win from Louie Kessell with Yorke taking 3rd.

In the Junior B class there were 2 wins for Jonathan Budd with the other win going to Kurt Pugsley

The Junior C class also saw some close racing with jack Napier winning the opening two races but he was denied a hat-trick of wins in the last one which was won by Andrew Wright.

Results

Experts

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 98 Todd Kellett 150 50 50 50
2 8 Luke Hawkins 139 47 45 47
3 600 Jamie Skuse 137 45 47 45
4 166 Josh Taylor 127 41 43 43
5 4 Rob Cross 117 37 41 39
6 111 Kelvin Townsend 107 27 39 41
7 75 Ben Butler 102 35 37 30
8 505 Ross Parkinson 98 31 30 37
9 65 Bradley Barfoot 98 30 33 35
10 68 Lewis Barfoot 92 28 31 33
11 115 Jack Stevens 89 29 29 31
12 15 Ross Kersey 74 39 35 –
13 10 Jason Meara 70 43 27 –
14 20 Cailum Meara 61 33 28 –

Junior A

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 280 Kieran Yorke 145 50 50 45
2 11 Ben Clayton 142 47 45 50
3 7 Louie Kessell 139 45 47 47
4 41 Daniel Wade 129 43 43 43
5 101 Thomas Townrow 119 39 39 41
6 15 Harvey James 111 31 41 39
7 187 Brandon Baker 103 41 37 25
8 13 Ben Gibbons 100 30 33 37
9 941 Brad Taylor 93 23 35 35
10 284 Ryan Davis 92 35 30 27
11 77 Cameron Packer 91 29 29 33
12 29 Jason Down 86 37 26 23
13 94 James Cole 82 33 21 28
14 72 Maverick Smith 80 26 24 30
15 6 Harry Mitchell 78 21 28 29
16 208 Lewis Hunt 75 19 25 31
17 129 Joel Worthigton 72 24 22 26
18 12 Giles Richards 63 18 23 22
19 45 Connor Jago 56 25 31 –
20 191 Rocky Lethaby 55 27 4 24
21 31 Stefan Little 55 28 27 –
22 251 Tom Brown 53 17 20 16
23 188 Callan Marshall 42 10 15 17
24 5 Cole Baker-Edwards 41 5 18 18
25 901 Colby Walker 41 15 14 12
26 241 Kona Jenkins 40 12 19 9
27 156 Josh Griffiths 39 1 17 21
28 554 Jamie Knight 39 13 11 15
29 33 Alex Loewy 36 4 12 20
30 228 Michael Merrick 34 8 7 19
31 95 Dalton Sprake 33 9 10 14
32 155 Todd Leill 32 11 13 8
33 703 Matthew Treen 30 14 16 –
34 30 Jude Gaylard 28 6 9 13
35 87 Brian Hutchings 26 7 8 11
36 214 Harry Day 25 20 5 –
37 702 Adam Treen 24 22 2 –
38 69 Reegan West 19 3 6 10
39 401 Chester Blair 19 16 3 –
40 55 George Jones 2 2 – –

Junior B

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 231 Jonathon Budd 131 31 50 50
2 64 Corey Hawkins 129 37 45 47
3 2 Robert Richards 127 45 37 45
4 711 Ashley Volz 125 47 47 31
5 230 Daniel Budd 111 29 41 41
6 666 Ben Bowden 111 39 33 39
7 201 Eleanot Calby 103 41 29 33
8 691 Sam Raymont 94 43 21 30
9 192 Steve Wannell 94 33 43 18
10 66 Adam Barfoot 92 25 30 37
11 456 Kurt Pugsley 89 50 39 –
12 177 Kai Ford 86 35 16 35
13 196 Chris Clapham 85 30 31 24
14 147 Terry Short 81 24 28 29
15 61 Will Matthews 78 – 35 43
16 111 Andrew Townrow 77 27 25 25
17 38 Barnaby Down 75 23 26 26
18 24 Mark Osbourne 73 21 24 28
19 311 Austin Topp 73 26 27 20
20 747 Jack Cunningham 68 18 23 27
21 117 Chester Blair 65 22 20 23
22 83 Ryan Hoskin 63 19 22 22
23 16 Kyle Richards 57 17 19 21
24 46 Zoe Deacon 57 20 18 19
25 17 Daniel Brailey 45 28 17 –
26 93 Steven Nicholls 16 16 – –

Junior C

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 771 Jack Napier 147 50 50 47
2 291 Andrew Wright 144 47 47 50
3 100 Marc Hoskin 135 45 45 45
4 454 Ashley Wigmore 123 39 43 41
5 21 Joseph Williams 117 33 41 43
6 655 John Turner 117 41 37 39
7 178 Jon Pinkney 108 43 39 26
8 28 Sonnie Mee-Harris 100 35 35 30
9 680 Tom Barfoot 97 27 33 37
10 18 Adrian Toy 96 30 31 35
11 54 William Jenkins 92 31 30 31
12 131 Jordan Spence 86 29 28 29
13 216 Cain Headdon 80 26 29 25
14 81 Richard Hawkins 79 28 27 24
15 184 James Read 77 24 25 28
16 511 Rhianna Dix 76 23 26 27
17 84 Scott Hooper 70 37 – 33
18 555 Brian Pugsley 25 25 – –
19 47 Adam Pellow 22 22 – –

Over 35’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 140 James Kensignton 142 47 50 45
2 19 Ben Harmon 139 45 47 47
3 42 Mike Burgess 129 43 45 41
4 011 Darren Banwell 127 50 27 50
5 38 Lee Randall-Smith 119 39 41 39
6 22 Peter Bulley 116 30 43 43
7 14 Luke Dewey 105 33 35 37
8 46 Darren Pearce 104 37 39 28
9 406 Sean Kettlewell 101 31 37 33
10 72 Carl McIlroy 101 41 33 27
11 81 Michael Hayes 95 35 29 31
12 116 Julian Turner 89 29 30 30
13 209 Rob Stallard 85 28 28 29
14 66 Martin Holman 66 – 31 35

Over 45’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 57 Leigh Williams 145 50 45 50
2 761 David Ford 144 47 50 47
3 124 Neil Stephens 127 43 41 43
4 595 Richard Tapscott 127 45 43 39
5 918 Dean Davies 116 39 47 30
6 6 Wayne Slater 115 37 37 41
7 367 Robert Topp 112 28 39 45
8 321 Laurence Watkins 107 41 35 31
9 77 Justin Napier 101 33 33 35
10 762 Paul Ford 99 35 31 33
11 27 Paul Gaylard 98 31 30 37
12 18 Alan Bowden 88 30 29 29
13 26 Nicolas Grenney 57 29 28 –