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More Skinner wins! South West Offroad Motocross Championships Round 8 – Race Report and Results

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by adminJune 21, 2019

South West Devon Mxc hosted round 8 of the Moto-Logic.com South West Offroad Championship.
With the weather doing magical things as it does in Devon, usually the track would be heavily watered but as the sun rose over the pristine circuit we were granted with a perfectly prepped circuit to give us some great racing for the day.

Report by Michael Rich – Images Courtesy of Jess Hurley – JH Photography

The Senior race 1 was up first, and as the gate dropped it was carnage in the 1st turn with the majority of the field going down. It was Carl Fuchs though who grabbed the holeshot and lead but hot on his tail was Josh Symonds on KTM looking to nail his first win of the year. Symonds made the pass on lap 2 and kept his focus to take the win from Josh Day on the 125 Yamaha who was making his way through the field from being 10th on lap 1. Also following Day through the field was Joe Philips on the 450 Honda for a great 3rd place. Young rising star Kyle Breslan was another rider involved in the pile-up but he put a solid ride to make it back to 4th from Sam Hardwell in 5th.

Riley Watts in the 9-14

Race 2 and it was Gareth Townsend out front, but the pressure was being applied by Joe Philips just behind until he managed to make a move and secure the lead along with the win from Townsend. Fuchs had another solid ride for 3rd at the line, fighting off the challenges from Jeffery Herlings mentor Marcus Alba on the Fat Head Racing Red Bull Ktm making a rare appearance from international duties in 4th. Breslan had his work cut out again but rode strong through the field for 5th place just pipping Day at the line.

Race 3 went to the line and Townsend was all fired up and wanting to notch up a win, so after a good start he kept his cool and put in some solid lap times and consistent speed to take the win. Fuchs was having a great day and finished 2nd just in front of Alba in 3rd, who was also defending the challenges of Kurt Pugsley on the Monster Energy Pat Watts Yamaha in 4th and Day right on the back of him for 5th.

The first Experts race saw the AJ Gibbons Honda of Ben Gibbons take the holeshot and he tried to make a break for it at the front but a slight mistake let the Cheddar Mx Store Honda 450 of Reagan Skinner through, who was making a wild card appearance for the day. Kelvin Townsend was trying hard to make a pass on Skinner on lap 3 until the front end washed out on the Tony Maunders Racing Yamaha whilst making the move for the lead. After regrouping he then had to deal with the fast-paced Cameron Packer on the Yamaha who was turning heads all race with some solid lap times but at the line, it was Skinner victorious with Townsend right back on his wheels at the line in 2nd. Packer would eventually finish 3rd to the delight of the 5000 strong fan club of North Devon. Bradley Taylor on the JD racing KTM was having a great battle with Aaron Austin on the Honda, finishing 4th and 5th with nothing separating them at the line.

Race 2 was just as exciting as race 1 but this time Townsend was determined that he was going to be victorious and did just that with a fantastic start to finish win from Skinner in 2nd, Gibbons 3rd, Austin 4th after defending the pressures of Andy Bushin in 5th.

It was all to play for in Race 3 and it was set to be a cracker but as the gate went down Townsend wasn’t present, unfortunately. Instead, it was the 40+ year old twister of Leigh Williams on the JD Racing KTM who took to the front but after trying so hard Skinner managed to secure the lead at the halfway point of the race where he stayed for the win and the overall. Gibbons put a hard charge on to close the gap on the leader and finished 2nd, Williams was 3rd, Austin 4th and Packer with another solid ride for 5th.

Junior Elite race 1 took off the gate and it was the the TM 175 Graphics Miller Builders rider Danni Miller who took to the front by the end of lap 1 and made a break for it from the pack to take the win from the Old Guys Rule KTM of Michael Brailey with 2nd after some hard battles with Ben Walker, Justin Napier and Memphis Enright to round up the top 5.

Jordan Veale grabbing the wire and the bank

Race 2 and this time Brailey was the one who wanted to dominate the group, but Miller was trying hard to get his second win of the day with the two battling all race but it was Brailey who triumphed to the win. Miller would finish 2nd, Walker again had a solid ride for 3rd, just in front of Jack Matthews who was still adapting to the 450 Honda in 4th with the hard-charging Kevin Pengelly in 5th.

Justin Wood was at the front of the pack early in Race 3 and he looked to have had it in the bag until Brailey, Walker and Pengelly all made a half race distance charge to move into 1st, 2nd and 3rd with Enright just having enough left in the tank for 4th and Wood 5th at the line.

The first Junior Open race went to the line and it was Jon Pinkley who bagged the holeshot, but he was being chased hard by Tris Lethaby and Michael Rich with all 3 riders trying hard to pass each other until Rich struggled and made a few mistakes which allowed the front two to carry on their battle. They were unaware though that Adrian Toy was chasing hard through the pack and once he made the move, he passed Rich and went on to close the gap on the front two, where on the last corner of the last lap they were three abreast and Toy snuck up the inside and took the win. Pinkley would end the Moto in 2nd and Lethaby 3rd. Martin Wherry was locked in a battle and just held off Sam Hardwell for 4th and 5th.

Race 2 left the line and it was the Kawasaki of Cain White who has recently made the headlines with some fantastic form of late who took to the front where he stayed the whole race for the win from Lethaby, Toy, Wherry and Andrews.

Lee Mitchell made a cracking start and took the holeshot in Race 3, but Rich managed to gain some traction up the finish hill on lap 1 and took the lead. An inside move by Lethaby almost wiped the front 2 riders out, but luckily Rich stayed upright and made a break for it after contact with Lethaby who went down. As the race went on Rich had a good gap but damaged sustained in the collision cost the use of his rear brake, and as it faded away he dropped down the order. Ryan Hoskin was to then take the lead from Adam Pellow, with Andrews and now Lethaby followed by Toy all crossed the line with nothing between them all.

Wildcard entry and South West favourite Rick Hanson

The future stars in the Youth 9-14 class were all revved up and ready to go, and it was Ben Sullivan who was the man to watch as he took the lead in Moto1. Young Riley Watts was chasing Sullivan down though, who was locked in a battle himself with Kyran Nicholas with both riders finishing the race 2nd and 3rd. 4th and 5th places went to Sam Veale and Sam Napier on the Tyre Marks Suzuki with less than half a second dividing them at the finish line.

Race 2, and again it was Ben Sullivan who took to the front of the pack where he stayed yet again to take the win for the 2nd time of the day from Watts in second. Kenzie Cole had a fantastic 3rd, Nichols 4th and Veale again in the top 5 with a 5th place finish.

It was to be a Hat-trick of wins for the rising 85cc star Sullivan who took the race 3 victory. Watts had another solid ride and pushed hard to keep with the leader in the early stages of the race for a sold 2nd place. Sam Veale had a great start to finish 3rd in the race at the line from Napier and Cole who finished 4th and 5th.

In the Support open it was a great day for Cole Davis who took 3 consecutive wins and the overall from Ben Harding, Callum Wicks, Simon Harding and Kyan Nicholas in 5th overall with some great scorecards.

Josh Day and Marcus “Factory Herlings” Alba locked in battle

The club would like to thank the landowners along with the Marshall’s, First aid and committee members who ran a superb meeting.

The next round now moves to the Landrake Motopark again for the final time this year on June 30th where we will see who can triumph in their respective groups.

To book into Landrake contact 07753360972

Results

Experts 

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 961 Raegan Skinner 133 45 43 45
2 139 Aaron Austin 115 37 39 39
3 77 Cameron Packer 110 41 32 37
4 94 Bradley Taylor 109 39 35 35
5 501 Andy Bushin 101 35 37 29
6 181 Aiden Newitt 97 32 31 34
7 199 Kieran McLelland 93 34 26 33
8 111 Kelvin Townsend 88 43 45 –
9 64 Jordon Gosling 87 31 25 31
10 723 Josh Hurley 86 33 30 23
11 13 Ben Gibbons 84 – 41 43
12 761^” David Ford 83 30 28 25
13 6 Harvey Jones 82 27 27 28
14 610 Harry Lawrence 79 26 23 30
15 59 Jordan Veale 79 29 24 26
16 57 Leigh Williams 74 – 33 41
17 17 Harry Matthews 71 25 22 24
18 115 Taylor Edan 66 – 34 32
19 84 Josh Francis 45 24 21 –
20 703 Matt Treen 29 – 29 –
21 702 Adam Treen 28 28 – –
22 *5 Rick Hanson 27 – – 27

Seniors

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 111 Gareth Townsend 121 33 43 45
2 191 Carl Fuchs 118 34 41 43
3 37 Marcus Alba 115 35 39 41
4 24 Josh Day 115 43 35 37
5 76 Joe Phillips 115 41 45 29
6 20 Joshua Symons 109 45 30 34
7 22 George Olaf 97 32 34 31
8 53* Kyle Breslan 96 39 37 20
9 05 Jorden Hembrow 88 20 33 35
10 199 Mark Callcut 87 31 24 32
11 6 Wayne Slater 87 30 32 25
12 356 Brendan Phillips 82 25 31 26
13 595 Richard Tapscott 81 23 25 33
14 69 Regan West 80 28 22 30
15 229 Marc Tucker 80 24 28 28
16 251 Adam Weekes 77 27 23 27
17 55 George Jones 77 26 27 24
18 456 Kurt Pugsley 68 – 29 39
19 71 Jack Napier 63 21 21 21
20 53 Sam Hardwell 63 37 26 –
21 112 Jason Sweet 51 29 – 22
22 60 Jon Jones 41 22 – 19
23 717 Fin Trezise 23 – – 23

Junior Elite

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 7 Micheal Brailey 133 43 45 45
2 141 Ben Walker 123 41 41 41
3 05 Danny Miller 114 45 43 26
4 17 Kevin Pengelly 110 30 37 43
5 218 Justin Wood 106 35 34 37
6 76 Alan Packer 101 33 33 35
7 8″ Memphis Enright 100 37 24 39
8 91 Ross Norman 99 34 35 30
9 77 Justin Napier 94 39 23 32
10 762^” Paul Ford 93 28 31 34
11 321 Laurence Watkins 86 32 26 28
12 311 Ian Legg 85 26 28 31
13 24 Mark Osborne 84 23 32 29
14 135 Ethan Pringle 84 29 30 25
15 339 Dominic Stoneman 83 27 29 27
16 84 Paul Rowe 73 24 25 24
17 9 Jack Matthews 72 – 39 33
18 989 Lee Pringle 67 25 22 20
19 555 John Turner 64 22 21 21
20 69 John Trevelyan 63 21 20 22
21 3 Brandon Wilton 58 31 27 –
22 124 Mark Bate 58 20 19 19
23 48 Toni Burrows 23 – – 23

Junior Open

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 12 Tristan Lethaby 123 41 43 39
2 18* Adrian Toy 123 45 41 37
3 141 Sam Andrews 115 37 37 41
4 20 Martin Wherry 113 39 39 35
5 83 Ryan Hoskin 111 31 35 45
6 18 Cain White 108 34 45 29
7 47^ Adam Pellow 107 30 34 43
8 50 Neal Wooldridge 96 33 32 31
9 224 Lee Mitchell 92 29 30 33
10 16* Kyle Richards 87 26 31 30
11 101* Mike Rich 78 35 9 34
12 78 Jon Pinkely 75 43 – 32
13 244 Tom Milton 75 28 21 26
14 29 Ian Enright 75 25 25 25
15 197 Tyler Davies 72 24 20 28
16 147 Richard Bawden 67 22 22 23
17 81 Mark Newitt 67 27 24 16
18 500 Dan Cook 65 32 33 –
19 46 Zoe Deacon 65 21 26 18
20 11 Dan Merrifield 62 19 19 24
21 75″ Harry Burton 56 20 14 22
22 26 Nicolas Grenney 55 – 28 27
23 51 Ben Brown 53 9 23 21
24 16 Jack Carpenter 52 23 29 –
25 295 Josh Woollard 52 15 17 20
26 1 Stefan Kent 52 17 16 19
27 24 Tom Chesters 45 13 15 17
28 145 Mark Baldwen 43 16 27 –
29 611 Dan Hazeldine 40 12 13 15
30 84 James Read 36 11 12 13
31 25 Dean Lewis 35 10 11 14
32 158 Damian Sanders 32 14 18 –
33 701 David Matthews 30 8 10 12
34 27 Mark Tillyer 18 18 – –
35 290 James Bull 18 7 – 11

Support

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 171 Cole Davis 135 45 45 45
2 35 Benny Harding 127 43 43 41
3 213* Callum Wicks 121 41 37 43
4 75 Simon Harding 117 39 39 39
5 04 Kian Nicholas 107 34 41 32
6 268^” Paul Callard 105 35 35 35
7 321^ Anthony Rashbrook 96 32 31 33
8 147 Terry Short 95 25 33 37
9 33 Liam Hassard 94 30 30 34
10 444 Nathan Bowcott 91 31 29 31
11 311 Che Weller 85 27 28 30
12 10 Max Heynes 81 26 26 29
13 18″ Rhianna Dix 76 24 24 28
14 191^ Morgan Limpus 71 37 34 –
15 242 Sam Gilpin 65 33 32 –
16 229 Luke Talkentine 56 29 27 –
17 359 Will Trezise 53 28 25 –

Inter Small Wheels

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 448″ Ben Sullivan 135 45 45 45
2 89^ Kenzie Cole 127 41 43 43
3 18^ Daniel White 119 39 39 41
4 17 Kyran Nicholas 118 43 41 34
5 58 Charlie Veale 109 35 35 39
6 81″ Lewis George 109 37 37 35
7 10 Jack Daley 104 34 33 37
8 808 Russell Hodgson 67 33 34 –

Inter Big Wheels

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 33″ Riley Watts 135 45 45 45
2 212 Sam Veale 129 43 43 43
3 177 Sam Napier 121 41 39 41
4 24 Tyler Randle 119 39 41 39
5 124 Ryan Bate 109 35 37 37
6 19 Leah Evans 106 37 35 34
7 181 Ollie Harris 103 34 34 35