Motocross
Now Reading
Knights tale at Blaxhall! Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Motocross Championship Finale – Race Report and Results
WP

Knights tale at Blaxhall! Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Motocross Championship Finale – Race Report and Results

WP

Sunday saw the Woodbridge DMCC host the final round of the Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Motocross Championship, which was supported by PP Sports at the fantastically prepared Blaxhall Circuit near Woodbridge. With over 150 riders competing there was plenty of action across all the classes.week

Report and Images by Richard Blyth

The day begun with the practice and qualifying session to sort the riders into groups for the races later in the day. In the Expert class unfortunately, series leader Jake Nicholls suffered an injury in the qualifying session after setting the fastest time and withdrew from the rest of the meeting.

After lunch it was time for the races and in the Expert class there was a number of British Championship riders competing, along with the top local Experts. When the gate dropped it was Liam Knight that made the start and pushed hard at the front early on in the moto. Behind him Lewis Tombs worked his way for outside the top six to take second ahead of the Ashton Dickinson in third. Fourth and fifth places went to Jake Shipton and Luke Benstead.

Liam Knight – Expert Winner

The second race would once again see Knight make the start and this time it was Dickinson who was pushing hard behind in second and Tombs in third. The trio battled hard all race long and crossed the line less than 2 seconds apart in that order. Fourth place went to Josh Gilbert who recovered well from a crash in the opening race and Shaun Southgate crossed the line fifth to move ahead of Nicholls in the Championship by a point.

Tom Grimshaw

The final Expert race of the day saw Tom Grimshaw take the holeshot ahead of Knight who quickly moved into the lead ahead of Tombs and Dickinson. As the race went on Knight settled into a nice rhythm and took the win to make it three out of three. Dickinson managed to get past Tombs as did Gilbert, who try to make a last corner pass for second over Dickinson but went down and finished third with Tombs in fourth with Benstead fifth. Southgate rode a steady race after starting just inside the top 20 to bring it home in 11th place to secure the 2018 Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Expert Motocross Championship.

Shaun Southgate

In the Junior Championship Ryan Watts had already claimed the 2018 Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Junior Motocross Championship at the previous round and was still looking to take more race wins. In the opening race it was Ben Alexander who took the holeshot, but Watts worked his way into the lead and took the win over Perry Galloway and Bill Moynes in third. Fourth place went to Connor Baldry and Ben Alexander took fifth.

Ryan Watts – Junior winner

The second race saw Alexander take another holeshot before losing the lead to Watts on the second lap. But at the mid race it was Moynes that took over the lead and claimed the win from Watts and Galloway in third. Fourth place went to Alexander with Ashly Campbell in fifth place.

The third and final race of the day and season for the Junior Championship saw Alexander make it a trio of holeshots on the day. Once again it was Watts who worked his way into the lead to claim the win and overall from Moynes and Galloway in third. Fourth went to Baldry and Campbell took fifth.


Also competing on the day were the two Junior Support groups. In the Support Group A it was Darren Gooch who took the overall win with two race wins and a second. Luke Hylton took second overall and Scott Claydon claimed third. Fourth and fifth went to Joshua Deadman and Gareth Cushion.

The Support Group B saw Charlie Dormer take the overall from Bradley Parradine in second and Andrew Cattermole in third. Fourth and fifth places overall went to Ryan Bailey and Tony Rooke.

Sunday’s event marked to the end to another successful season for the Woodbridge DMCC Club at their Blaxhall venue.

Results

Experts

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 34 Liam Knight 75 25 25 25
2 415 Ashton Dickinson 64 20 22 22
3 66 Lewis Tombs 60 22 20 18
4 190 Luke Benstead 46 16 14 16
5 604 Dylan Woodcock 43 15 13 15
6 417 Declan Whittle 41 12 15 14
7 301 Shaun Southgate 40 14 16 10
8 236 Joshua Gilbert 38 – 18 20
9 861 Tom Grimshaw 37 13 12 12
10 49 Luke Parker 32 11 10 11
11 32 Calum Mitchell 25 7 9 9
12 10 Ben Clark 24 – 11 13
13 6 Steve Bixby 24 10 8 6
14 302 Brad Woodroffe 23 9 7 7
15 188 Adam Day 19 8 6 5
16 731 Jake Shipton 18 18 – –
17 712 Josh Peters 14 6 5 3
18 3 Jason Morland 10 3 3 4
19 747 Patrick Major 8 – – 8
20 440 Stephen Wade 8 5 2 1
21 5 Reece Martin 6 – 4 2
22 47 Simon Booth 4 4 – –
23 18 George Ellis 2 2 – –
24 14 Max Broadbelt 1 – 1 –
25 358 Sam Mitchell 1 1 – –

Juniors

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 553 Ryan Watts 72 25 22 25
2 314 Bill Moynes 67 20 25 22
3 475 Perry Galloway 62 22 20 20
4 228 Benjamin Alexander 49 16 18 15
5 282 Connor Baldry 48 18 12 18
6 80 Matthew French 41 15 14 12
7 416 Ashly Campbell 39 7 16 16
8 448 Joe Salmons 38 13 15 10
9 101 Aaron Hopkins 36 14 8 14
10 477 Connor Bunkle 30 10 7 13
11 125 Paul Hubbard 29 8 10 11
12 609 Christopher Lake 23 5 9 9
13 88 James Barker 19 6 11 2
14 378 Amie Goodlad 17 – 13 4
15 238 Adam Ford 16 11 – 5
16 366 Travis Frost 14 – 6 8
17 171 Joseph Golding 12 12 – –
18 991 Justin Whyatt 9 – 2 7
19 912 Cameron Coltart 9 3 3 3
20 139 Joe Eaton 9 9 – –
21 797 Nathan Greenaway 7 – 1 6
22 505 Simon Daniels 5 – 5 –
23 461 Luke Nolan 4 – 4 –
24 227 Robert Baldry 4 4 – –
25 969 Lewis Holmes 2 2 – –
26 745 Kyle Wilby 1 – – 1
27 511 Marcus Smith 1 1 – –

Support Group A

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 599 Darren Gooch 72 25 22 25
2 235 Luke Hylton 61 18 25 18
3 346 Scott Claydon 50 13 15 22
4 83 Joshua Deadman 42 15 7 20
5 816 Gareth Cushion 38 12 14 12
6 119 Aaron Smith 37 22 – 15
7 800 Patrick Hylton 36 16 20 –
8 270 John Bavin 33 14 11 8
9 964 William Lilford 29 20 – 9
10 330 Shaun Palfrey 28 10 18 –
11 256 Thomas Fazah 26 – 13 13
12 414 Stephen Parker 25 5 9 11
13 185 Christopher Keeble 25 8 10 7
14 608 Callum Lake 20 4 16 –
15 803 Ben Roper 19 – 3 16
16 622 Ross Young 19 11 8 –
17 287 Daniel Knights 18 6 12 –
18 602 Ryan Cole 14 – – 14
19 52 Lee Kirkpatrick 14 9 5 –
20 156 Philip Waldron 13 3 – 10
21 350 Tom Sutton 10 1 6 3
22 484 Jay Peperell 8 – 4 4
23 217 James Gadd 8 7 1 –
24 459 Edward Pegram 6 – – 6
25 106 Ben Secker 5 – – 5
26 626 Thomas Clarkson 3 – 2 1
27 341 Morgan Flockhart 2 – – 2
28 175 Dexter Lambe 2 2 – –

Support Group B 

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 754 Charlie Dormer 59 15 22 22
2 65 Bradley Parradine 54 20 14 20
3 921 Andrew Cattermole 50 25 – 25
4 209 Ryan Bailey 48 14 16 18
5 439 Tony Rooke 46 16 15 15
6 274 Steven East 41 – 25 16
7 204 Jesse Eaves 35 18 9 8
8 87 Aaron Holden 34 11 11 12
9 248 Justin Dennis 33 22 – 11
10 356 Chris Elvin 31 10 20 1
11 272 Pacey Forsdike 30 9 8 13
12 422 Robert Green 29 3 12 14
13 768 Ty Atkins 27 13 7 7
14 778 Bradley Allen 26 8 18 –
15 202 Craig Page-Baker 24 4 10 10
16 77 John Smith 22 7 13 2
17 445 Andrew Smith 17 5 6 6
18 755 Liam Wilby 16 2 5 9
19 794 William Mcrae 15 6 4 5
20 704 Robert Hayden 12 12 – –
21 317 Troy Brumpton 5 1 – 4
22 488 Glen Porter 3 – – 3
23 335 Tom Garnham 3 – 3 –
24 251 Kierran Morgan 2 – 2 –
25 283 Jody Cutler 1 – 1 –