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Kullas King of the Sundown! 2019 Yworry “Rock it ’til Sundown” – Race Report and Results
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Kullas King of the Sundown! 2019 Yworry “Rock it ’til Sundown” – Race Report and Results

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The 2nd staging of the Steel Hawk Motorcycle club’s Yworry “Rock it ‘til Sundown” Midweek Motocross Classic attracted a stacked line up of youth, Adult and Pro racers to the Tincleton venue in Dorset yesterday, with a big crowd also showing up to watch the action unfold.

Images courtesy of Nuno Laranjeira and X-Cast Media

Plenty of rain the day before was a godsend for the club, as with a month without the wet stuff the circuit was as dry as a bone on the Monday. With Alfie Smith and Richard Burridge on top of the track prep, and after some heavy going in the first practice sessions, the circuit soon came into its own and produced some fantastic racing throughout.

Two incidents meant some changes to the programme with the Evening final becoming the third moto for each class.

The evening programme started at 5 pm on a shortened course with the Pro qualifying followed by the finals for the daytime racers.

The Pro racers were joined by the 14 top racers from the Adult A races and it was local hero Jake Shipton who was the quickest in qualifying.  Shipton continued his speed into the first Pro heat taking the win in the 6 lap race from Liam Knight, Neville Bradshaw and Adult A winner Josh Coleman who headed home Pro Racer Jake Millward.  In heat two Lewis Tombs snatched the early lead from Lewis Trickett, but the super-smooth Harri Kullas was in front by lap three where he would stay to the end ahead of Tombs, Trickett, Lewis Hall, and Jack Brunell.

Lewis Tombs in Pro race Action – Image by Nuno

A crash in the Rookie Final halted proceedings and with the Air Ambulance called and light fading the remaining Pro Heats and Semi’s had to be cut, with it agreed by the riders that all 26 racers should go for the win in an 8 lap sprint final.

The Pace in the final was immense, and after a frantic first few bend’s it was Kullas who emerged as the leader, from Shipton who had the local crowd cheering him on. Shipton kept on the back wheel of the Estonian for the majority of the race, but with two laps to go Kullas pulled clear and onto a superb win to take the huge “Bob Lewis Trophy” and a big cash award from sponsors Yworry, and Holeshot Motocross for being the first over the holeshot line in the final. Shipton would finish second with Millward a good third ahead of the battling trio of Knight, Trickett and Bradshaw. Coleman would win the CJT Mechanical Engineering Award for the highest finishing Adult A rider from the Pro final with 11th.

Local Hero Jake Shipton – Image by X-Cast

The first to race off of the Mesh start gates in the daytime was the 65’s and you could write an epic the size of War and Peace to describe the drama in this class.  Freddie Gardiner pulled no punches in the opener, roaring to the head of the field by 11 seconds from Isaac Ash who put in a solid moto, but he had to fend off the hard-charging Ollie Bubb who ploughed his way through the field to pass Zane Stephens for third on the last lap. It was the same finishing order of Gardiner, Ash, Bubb, and Stephens in moto 2 with Fabian Junior Morrison and Alfie Payne also showing speed in 5th and 6th. The Third Moto would also be the final and with big prizes up for grabs and the overall still to be decided the push for the lead on the opening lap was frantic with both with the top two from the previous Moto’s, Gardiner and Ash in a big heap on the floor on the third bend. At the front of the field, Stephens had his head down and bagged the Holeshot Motocross sponsored holeshot award and the win by a nose from the hard-charging Riley Ingram who put in every effort to take the win. Behind these two Bubb would round out his day with third with Morrison fourth, while Ash would come through the pack like a freight train to fifth as did Gardiner up to seventh.  Stephen’s as the final winner would take home a pair of wheels courtesy of Talon Engineering and a Bmx from sponsors the Stolen MX CO but the overall would go the way of Gardiner from Ash and Stephens, with them all receiving prizes from Teng Tools, Duck Smart and Racefx as did the top three in all of the other classes.

Freddie Gardiner – Image by X-Cast

Warren Clarke was a class act in the Small Wheels taking back to Nottinghamshire a whole stash of prizes after winning each and every race. Tyler Kirby put in a good shift with three great moto’s for second overall with late entry Gus Mustoe making his presence known in third. Louis Vincent suffered a DNF in moto 2 which halted his podium chances after finishing second in his other two races.

In the Big Wheel 85’s Charlie Palmer meant business and he blitzed to three race wins, the final and the overall, although he did miss out on the Holeshot in the final which went the way of Raife Broadley who would also finish fourth overall. Jake Randall and George Hopkins battled hard all day but it was Randall who would edge the number two spot with Hopkins in third.

Big wheel 85 start – Image by Nuno

The Rookies class was hampered by crashes and red flags but this didn’t stop Preston Williams who was a dominant force winning the 125’s and Final. Local racers Jude Morris and Vinnie Guthrie rode well for second and third with Harvey James just a point further back in fourth.

In the 250 half of the Rookies Ben Clayton retained his title with three clear wins, with Tobias Sammut battling through for second overall with Cullen Scott third. Travis Reynolds would take the Holeshot in the final, crashing out just a few bends later, but he would win the Sportsman of the Day award for shielding a fallen rider in the final. Well done Travis!

Rookie Start – Image by Nuno

Due to time constraints, the Adult B and Vets riders would be reduced to two motos. Daniel Hartley and Kristian Barry couldn’t be separated on points with each rider taking a win and a second but it was Hartley with the win in the final moto who would take the top spot from Barry. Luke Pritchard would round out the top 3.

Chris Brown would take the Vets overall from Stephen Elford who won the final moto and in doing so wins himself a pair of TCX boots courtesy of sponsors Nevis Marketing. Kevin Sanders would finish third overall.

The Adult A class saw the fastest 35 from qualifying going at it to qualify through to the Pro’s and to win the Prize money on offer. Josh Coleman was on fire and cleared off in both motos, going 1-1 for the overall.  Adam Collings came through the two motos with a 2-3 scorecard for second overall with Joe Clayton in third ahead of Ryan Butler, Jake Parker and Josh Turner with Jamie Dixon taking the Holeshot Motocross Award.

Josh Coleman – Image by X-Cast

Other awards were put up from FXR, Thor, Generate Products, Bel-Ray, Melon Optics, Jim Jam Designs and local MX legend Badger Goss who awarded the “Bad Ass Badger Award” to Jensen Lewis.

Steel Hawk Motorcycle club would like to thank Jason Lewis and his family for believing in their vision and sponsoring the event through Yworry and CJT, and everyone else who supported and helped them put on this event.

Keep your eyes peeled for their future plans.

Results

Pro Final

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 151 Harri Kullas 9:44.338 0.000 8 1:10.190 3 –
2 731 Jake Shipton 9:52.775 8.437 8 1:10.757 2 –
3 303 Jake Millward 10:05.489 21.151 8 1:12.493 2 –
4 134 Liam Knight 10:07.476 23.138 8 1:12.545 3 –
5 214 Lewis Trickett 10:08.933 24.595 8 1:13.522 3 –
6 272 Neville Bradshaw 10:10.105 25.767 8 1:13.422 2 –
7 155 Jack Brunell 10:12.680 28.342 8 1:13.811 3 –
8 66 Lewis Tombs 10:22.504 38.166 8 1:14.068 8 –
9 9 Lewis Hall 10:23.233 38.895 8 1:14.487 8 –
10 82 Charlie Cole 10:24.286 39.948 8 1:15.018 4 –
11 661 Josh Coleman 10:27.218 42.880 8 1:15.249 3 –
12 14 Joe Clayton 10:34.656 50.318 8 1:15.666 3 –
13 66a Jake Parker 10:43.353 59.015 8 1:16.844 5 –
14 204 Ryan Butler 10:44.232 59.894 8 1:17.382 3 –
15 48 Adam Collings 10:44.670 1:00.332 8 1:15.870 5 –
16 208 Kieran Yorke 10:50.791 1:06.453 8 1:18.233 4 –
17 134 Jamie Dixon 11:06.490 1:22.152 8 1:19.351 3 –
18 119 Mitch Young 9:54.091 1 lap 7 1:18.425 4 –
19 140 James Kensington 10:03.723 1 lap 7 1:21.044 2 –
20 28 Dean Cummings 10:08.455 1 lap 7 1:22.370 2 –
21 29 Keirren Genge 10:09.366 1 lap 7 1:22.464 2 –
22 185 James Ford 10:18.204 1 lap 7 1:23.054 2 –
DNF 12* Josh Turner 0.000 0.000 – 0.000 – –

Overalls

65’s 

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 14x Freddie Gardiner 124 45 45 34
2 100 Isaac Ash 120 42 42 36
3 80 Zane Stephens 119 37 37 45
4 441 Ollie Bubb 117 39 39 39
5 259 Fabian Junior Morrison 104 31 36 37
6 87 Alfie Payne 102 35 35 32
7 167 Jack Evans 98 32 33 33
8 238 Mitchell Woodward 98 33 34 31
9 426 Travis Barnes 94 34 32 28
10 105 Jake Webb 90 30 25 35
11 7 Phillip Tchorek 90 29 31 30
12 46 Alfie Young 84 28 29 27
13 88 Jack Potter 82 25 28 29
14 121 Riley Ingram 78 36 – 42
15 211 Cameron Chapman 73 24 26 23
16 15 Lewis Jenks 72 21 27 24
17 141 Louie Maytom-yalland 64 18 20 26
18 17 Finley Nials 64 22 22 20
19 20 Max Beaumont 64 23 24 17
20 56 Liam Roberts 63 20 21 22
21 17X Beau Smith 56 26 30 –
22 07 Jack Dugmore 55 19 18 18
23 40 Jessie-lee Jessopp 51 12 14 25
24 666 Oakley Draper 50 13 16 21
25 501 Troy Kennett 49 15 15 19
26 187 Ashley Glynn 47 14 19 14
27 14 George Clark 47 17 17 13
28 22 William(billy) Life 39 16 23 –
29 21 Harry Cutler 36 8 12 16
30 43 Frankie Stacey 33 10 11 12
31 69 Oliver Burridge 29 9 10 10
32 927 Eddy Brown 28 – 13 15
33 601 Casey Kennett 27 27 – –
34 284 Henry Mitchell 22 11 – 11
35 24 Oakley Saunders 16 7 9 –

Small Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 227 Warren Clarke 135 45 45 45
2 65 Tyler Kirby 120 39 42 39
3 361 Gus Mustoe 112 36 39 37
4 199 Archie Hobbs 110 37 37 36
5 17 Kyran Nicholas 103 35 33 35
6 107 Will Turner 103 34 36 33
7 24 Riley Saunders 101 33 34 34
8 44s Corey Gordon 92 32 30 30
9 161s Ty Maytom-jones 89 31 29 29
10 924 Mckenzie Saunders 88 29 32 27
11 7 Tyler Jones 87 28 28 31
12 89 Kenzie Cole 87 30 35 22
13 95 Louis Vincent 84 42 – 42
14 112 Hollie Roberts 80 27 25 28
15 10 Leon Warren 75 23 27 25
16 111 Louis Sheasby 74 25 23 26
17 15 Max Hopwood 73 24 26 23
18 88 Tailor Searle 70 22 24 24
19 30 Harrison Woodland 63 – 31 32
20 711 Beanie Reece 26 26 – –

Big Wheel 85’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 128 Charlie Palmer 135 45 45 45
2 8 Jake Randall 120 39 42 39
3 14 George Hopkins 118 42 39 37
4 72 Raife Broadley 108 35 31 42
5 654 Jack Dando 105 34 36 35
6 40 Ezra Blackwell 102 33 35 34
7 44 Jake Cappa 97 32 32 33
8 35 Joe Beaumont 95 31 33 31
9 34 Joshua Bassett 94 36 22 36
10 68 Jensen Tofts 94 28 34 32
11 87 Karl Fayers 86 30 30 26
12 222 Harrison Jepson 84 29 25 30
13 4 Seth Hopwood 83 26 29 28
14 66 Sol Osborne 79 22 28 29
15 41 Ashton Potter 78 27 24 27
16 99 Max Hoare 76 25 26 25
17 81 Dylan Fayers 75 24 27 24
18 17b Jake Smith 74 37 37 –
19 20 Rhys Hopkins 46 23 23 –
20 161 Tom Brown 42 21 21 –

Rookie 125’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 377 Preston Williams 135 45 45 45
2 101 Jude Morris 126 42 42 42
3 417 Vinnie Guthrie 113 37 39 37
4 5 Harvey James 112 39 34 39
5 22 Jordan Woodward 107 34 37 36
6 440 Shay Arnold 106 35 36 35
7 47 Leon Williams 105 36 35 34
8 242 Joshua Collins 98 32 33 33
9 15 Harrison Hopwood 94 31 31 32
10 50 Finley James 92 29 32 31
11 243 Bradley Pearson 88 28 30 30
12 58 Finly Abbott 85 27 29 29
13 826 Owen Haswell 82 26 28 28
14 14 Harlee Harris 79 25 27 27
15 59 Lewis Wiltshire 33 33 – –
16 501 Jamie Luffman 30 30 – –

Rookie 250’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 11 Ben Clayton 135 45 45 45
2 77 Tobias Sammut 117 39 39 39
3 582 Cullen Scott 115 42 31 42
4 461 Bradley Hicks 106 33 37 36
5 10 Jason Warren 104 35 36 33
6 101f Connor Warren 103 36 30 37
7 110 Jake Wotherspoon 99 32 35 32
8 177 Kai Ford 98 30 33 35
9 771 Liam Hughes 95 29 32 34
10 55 Travis Reynolds 79 37 42 –
11 289 Reece Sanders 68 34 34 –
12 555 Tom Gillingham 31 31 – –

Adult B

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 773 Daniel Hartley 87 42 45 –
2 141 Kristian Barry 87 45 42 –
3 42 Luke Pritchard 78 39 39 –
4 135 Glen Phillips 74 37 37 –
5 24 James Bartholomew 72 36 36 –
6 92 Charlie Howlett 67 32 35 –
7 811 Yan Howells 67 34 33 –
8 271 Tia Empson 64 30 34 –
9 65 James Kirby 64 33 31 –
10 33 Sam Noye 63 31 32 –
11 3 Daniel Gibbons 62 35 27 –
12 169 Matthew Wilkins 58 28 30 –
13 284 Darren Kirby 57 29 28 –
14 518 Harry Howlett 56 27 29 –
15 510 Dominic Grimes 52 26 26 –
16 25 Dean Lewis 50 25 25 –

Vets

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 971 Chris Brown 87 45 42 –
2 7 Stephen Elford 84 39 45 –
3 184 Kevin Sanders 79 42 37 –
4 24 Lee Tolan 76 37 39 –
5 9 Chris Saunders 71 36 35 –
6 511 Scott Williamson 70 34 36 –
7 74v Bryan Tucker 69 35 34 –
8 45 Peter Skevington 63 30 33 –
9 96 Daniel Cavanagh 63 31 32 –
10 24v Stuart Leicester 63 33 30 –
11 69v Richard Burridge 60 29 31 –
12 189 Richard Hoss Hall 57 28 29 –
13 55 Nick Keen 53 26 27 –
14 31 Richard Hawkins 53 27 26 –
15 13 Rupert Gabriel 49 24 25 –
16 256 Graham Heath 49 25 24 –
17 23 Dean Jewer 32 32 – –
18 42v Shaun Perrett 28 – 28 –
19 247 Mark Saunders 23 – 23 –

Adult A

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2
1 661 Josh Coleman 90 45 45
2 48 Adam Collings 81 42 39
3 14 Joe Clayton 79 37 42
4 204 Ryan Butler 75 39 36
5 66 Jake Parker 73 36 37
6 12* Josh Turner 68 34 34
7 119 Mitch Young 67 35 32
8 134 Jamie Dixon 65 32 33
9 30 Jordan Carter 63 33 30
10 208 Kieran Yorke 62 27 35
11 113 Ben Milward 62 31 31
12 101 Luke Kennett 58 30 28
13 140 James Kensington 56 29 27
14 185 James Ford 54 25 29
15 28 Dean Cummings 54 28 26
16 701 Jamie Watts 48 26 22
17 41 Sam Lycett 45 20 25
18 191 Rocky Lethaby 45 21 24
19 112 Giles Richards 45 22 23
20 69 Ryan Watts 44 23 21
21 23 Jake Gay 40 24 16
22 46 Matt Martin 39 19 20
23 12 Tyson Maytom-jones 36 17 19
24 211 Charlotte Hall 36 18 18
25 178 Nick Tull 31 16 15
26 124 Daniel Saunders 29 12 17
27 771 Jason Morgan 28 14 14
28 991 Kyran Brown 25 13 12
29 94 Corey Hawkins 15 15 –
30 22 Elliot Woodward 13 – 13