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Kennett gets cleaned up! Pitbike Speedway Championships Round 4 – Race Report and Results
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Kennett gets cleaned up! Pitbike Speedway Championships Round 4 – Race Report and Results

by adminFebruary 27, 2019

A bumper spring crowd spurred on by smokin hot weather, worthy causes and spectacular action were treated to 44 adrenaline filled Racing showdowns culminating in Epic PitBike Speedway World Championship finals and an A final that took 3 attempts to gain the finishing result. 

Images courtesy of Amanda Morrison

🏁 King Ted came up trumps at the chequered flag on a track in great condition after the last few days of dry weather but it wasn’t all plain sailing for Kennett who had scored a mighty 💪🏼 16 point heat max with some questionable hard moves and shoulder barges opted for the inside start position in the grand final. With everything to play for he lined up with the current GP leader “the missile” Charley Powell who had only dropped a couple of points on gate2 and Mitchel Godden (mojo found) from gate 3, Rob Mear 4 and Tom Brennan from 5, and with Roddy Mac, Rhodes, and Dugard making up the back row from their B final success.

Godden made the initial hole-shot and led the pack into turn one however Kennett was able to put his whole heard of horses on the deck and powered past, squeezing him into the boards to take the lead. Normally for Super Ted the victory would have been a mere formality but Godden crazed by pure insanity 🤯 and a lust for the lead saw red and dived bombed the recently crowned King of Ring at the end of lap2.

Super Ted however solid on his line hardly budged under the crunching pressure from #9 until they both ended up in the fence and a mangled tangled wreckage of petrol, men, machines and shattered pride 💥

Luckily both got to their feet completely unscathed. The restart saw Godden take the self-imposed yardage punishment, although fortunate not to be excluded he started from the last corner behind the second row, however, he wasn’t alone for long as Mear crashed over the high side on race attempt 2 while Ted led from the tapes unchallenged.

Despite several appeals to call the result the third and final re-run took to the line, and Super Ted blasted to his full max🏆.

Powell limiting the points damage coasted home for 2nd and Brennan in 3rd. Mear and Godden picked up a couple of positions from a 10m handicap but had to wait a couple of hours after the event for a jury room vote 🗳 to see if the result stood. Luckily for them, it did.

👍 #68 Dan Berwick stepped in to ride last minute, cut the plaster of his broken arm and maxed out in pros. 16/16
👍 John Riley, with help from Steve Braidford, Jack Penfold and via his GoFundMe Page raised in excess of £4K for Tey Sachs charity 👏
👍 Newbie Will Penfold top scored in the National class but a conflict of interest with the bikes owner in the G Final saw Will on unfamiliar machinery and his quest ended there and he was beaten by his sister.
👍 Steven Rhodes is without a doubt the greatest pitbike speedway rider from Lincolnshire in getting his 4th overall and securing a much-needed Sponsorship deal from Whiskers cat food packaging department.
🤔 Rumours were rife in the pits with the appearance of the original “New Kid on the Block” former speedway Grand Prix winner Martin Dugard. Will we be seeing him on track next season?
🧐 It’s gonna go to the wire, the GP Final is set to be an epic showcase of daring, determination, desire and skill.

👎 Connor Dugard although managing to make the A final only qualified for the C on 4 points however this was because of bikes problems and not that he’s shit he tells me.
👎 All those that weren’t there

Kent ACE Charley Powell still leads the championship with only one round to go on 127, but with 3 tigers on his tail can he hold his nerve?? Brennan on 121, Kennett on 120 and Mear on 119.

Can the action physically get any hotter? Is the pan about to boil over? Find out for yourselves at the Iwade Speedway circuit in two weeks. The Final Countdown

Results

Position – Rider – Champ Pts + Heat Pts

🥇 Edward Kennett 30+16 – 46
🥈 Charley Powell 29+14 – 43
🥉 Tom Brennan. 28+12 – 40
4. Steven Rhodes. 27+ 9 – 36
5. Rob Mear. 26+11 – 37
6. Mitchel Godden. 25+13 – 38
7. Connor Dugard. 24+ 4 – 28
8. Roddy Mac. 23+10 – 33
9. Benny Read. 22+ 7 – 29
10. Russell Little. 21+ 6 – 27
11. Dan Berwick. 20+16 – 36
12. Paul Knott. 19+ 8 – 27
13. Martyn Sturgeon 18+4 – 22
14. Charlie G Gates. 17+10 – 27
15. Jim Clement. 16+13 – 29
16. Steve Braidford. 15+0 – 15
17. Simon Field. 14+ 4 – 18
18. Graeme Brown. 13+ 1 – 14
19. Nick Laurence. 12+11 – 23
20. Jeremy Skipp. 11+15 – 26
21. Ben Ilsley. 10+10 – 20
22. Josh Russell. 9+10 – 19
23. Chris Shallcross. 8+6 – 14
24. Dyno. 7+7 – 14
25. Derek Keys. 6+8 – 14
26. Wayne Kirk. 5+5 – 10
27. Juke Schubert. 4+4 – 8
28. Chris Stanton. 3+5 – 8
29. Paul Smith. 2+14 – 16
30. Paul Morfey. 1+0 – 1
31. Lydia Penfold. 0+9 – 9
32. Ron Steward. 0+10 – 10
33. Nigel Coates. 0+0 – 0
34. Jack Penfold. 0+10 – 10
35. Jake Gerring. 0+13 – 13
36. Trevor Steward. 0+8 – 8
37. Rob Heath. 0+9 – 9
38. Will Penfold 0+14 – 14
39. Stuart Lee-amies. 0+9 – 9
40. John Riley. 0+5 – 5
41. Luke Russell 0+3 – 3
42. Obed Michael Cooper 0+5 -5
43. Kieran Robb. 0+7 – 7
44. Myles Godden 0+3 – 3
45. Patrick Holford. 0+1 – 1

GP POINTS UPDATE

R1 R2 R3 R4 – TOT
1. Charley Powell 42 42 (39) 43 – 127
2. Tom Brennan (D) 46 35 40 – 121
3. Edward Kennett 30 (0) 44 46 – 120
4. Rob Mear 42 (0) 40 37 – 119
5. Mitchel Godden 46 31 (29) 38 – 115
6. Roddy MAC 42 35 37 (33). – 114
7. Benny Read 40 (26) 39 29 – 108
8. Jason Edwards 34 39 35 (0) – 108
9. Connor Dugard (0) 38 34 28. – 100

Points allocated – 1st-30 + heat points, 2nd-29+ heat points, etc

Mega thanks to the excellent staff at Iwade Speedway, Gary Southgate, Georgina Joyce, Red Circles, GSP, and our main corporate championship sponsor PFS (IFA) Ltd sports insurance for helping making the whole day happen.

Next event – Sunday 10th March
PFS (IFA) Ltd – WC GP Final