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Kennett’s back in the game! Pitbike Speedway Championships Round 3 – Race Report and Results
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Kennett’s back in the game! Pitbike Speedway Championships Round 3 – Race Report and Results

by adminFebruary 6, 2019

Victory is sweet for Kermit Kennett as he closes in on the world championship title race!

Images courtesy of Amanda Morrison

2019 King of the ring Edward Kermit Kennett was the man of the day and the man of the moment as he hauled a massive 44 points and an epic A final win in today’s PitBike speedway World Championship round 3 under a beautiful cloudless sun drenched spring February day.

The track offered an early hard crust to start with, however it soon went soft and somewhat tricky after recent snow, ice and rain.

He didn’t however have it all his own way dropping points in 2 heats to championship contender Australian super star Roddy Mac, however the Mac ran out of mayonnaise in the GP’s final laps dripping from 2nd to finally finish 7th in the main meal deal.

The man with the moves however was ex world champion Rob Mear, snow ploughing from the Elite B final under a cloud of controversy due a 1st bend crowd barge to grab back row of the A final, Mear bullied his way to a hard fought 2nd overall behind Kermit, but was left in despair after returning to his race van to find all the tyres slashed and the windscreen stoved in. Perhaps super-merio needs to fold in the stabilisers 🙈

Super consistent Charley Powell “The Missile” still leads the World Championship after his A final 3rd but with the dropped round coming into play Rob Mear is only 2 points behind, and the top 8 riders including Kennett are all within 10 points of Powell. 🥵The pressure is now on The Missile who finished the day on borrowed machinery after the #92 whip went sick.

Connor Dugard finished a lowly 8th after a spirited performance during the heats to start the A final from the front. The young guns Jason Edwards & Tom Brennan looked out of sorts in the conditions but still bagged impressive points.

👍 140cc mounted Benny Read raised his game and only narrowly missed out on his first Podium this season.
👍 Simon Field bagged the only 16-Point heat maximum from the Pro-Am class and finished a credible 16th overall.
👍Lydia Penfold is ok after taking a heavy tumble in the finals.
👍New Boy Duke Schubert raised a few eyebrows and proved a worthy gamble to the Team Berwick stable.

👎 Self proclaimed Mr BIG of all things pitbike – Mark Richardson managed an impressive 0000 in the heats. Turned up in Vito went home with an Audi
👎 Godden still can’t find his mojo and is free falling down the GP table.
👎 Garry Ram Dunn spent more time on his arse than most and has to be asking himself why the straights seem so bendy?

GP3 Results:

1. Edward Kennett 14+30 – 44
2. Rob Mear 11+29 – 40
3. Charley Powell 11+28 – 39
4. Benny Read 12+27 – 39
5. Jason Edwards 9+26 – 35
6. Tom Brennan 10+25 – 35
7. Rodney McDonald 13+24 – 37
8. Connor Dugard 11+23 – 34
9. Mitchel Godden 7+22 – 29
10. Matt Sauly 4+21 – 25
11. Steven Rhodes 8+20 – 28
12. Nick Laurence 0+19 – 19
13. Paul Knott 9+18 – 27
14. Martyn Sturgeon 1+17 – 18
15. Jim Clement 13+16 – 29
16. Simon Field 16+15 – 31
17. Graeme Brown 14+14 – 28
18. Mark Richardson 0+13 – 13
19. Jamie Bursill 10+12 – 22
20. Derek Keys 11+11 – 22
21. Charlie G Gates 11+10 – 21
22. Darren Dyno-Sargeant 7+9 – 16
23. Chris Shallcross 9+8 – 17
24. Jake Gerring 4+7 – 11
25. Nigel Coates 6+6 – 12
26. Chris Stanton 6+5 – 11
27. Duke Schubert 15+4 – 19
28. Ben Ilsley 9+3 – 12
29. Ron Steward 14+2 – 16
30. Trevor Steward 12+1 – 13
31. Paul Morfey 1+0 – 1
32. Stuart Lee-amies 13+0 – 13
33. Luke Russell 8+0 – 8
34. Lydia Penfold 10+0 – 10
35. Obed Michael Cooper 5+0 – 5
36. Morgan Williams 11+0 – 11
37. Kieran Robb 9+0 – 9
38. Patrick Holford 5+0 – 5
39. Anthony Sales 6+0 – 6
40. Garry Ram Dunn 7+0 – 7
41. Chris Neame 2+0 – 2
42. Sam Heath – NO SHOW – Excommunicado

🎁 Jason Edwards won the ping-pong draw for the Brand new MOTOSYKO 140cc Hybrid motor after a tense Rock-Paper-Scissors stand-off against the Mearcat.

World championship standings after 3 rounds including dropping each riders worse score. Roddy Mac and Godden slip of the steps and are replace by Mear and Brennan in the re-shuffle. The missile still leads the way. 🚀

Championship standings

R1 R2 R3 – TOT
1 Charley Powell 42 42 (39) – 84
2 Rob Mear 42 (0) 40 – 82
3 Tom Brennan (D) 46 35 – 81
4 Roddy MAC 42 (36) 37 – 79
5 Benny Read 40 (26) 39 – 79
6 Mitchel Godden 46 31 (29) – 77
7 Edward Kennett 30 (0) 44 – 74
8 Jason Edwards (34) 39 35 – 74
9 Connor Dugard (0) 38 34 – 72
10 Graeme Brown 28 31 (28) – 59

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 24th February
PFS (IFA) Ltd – WC GP RD4