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Powell Powers to Pitbike title! Pitbike Speedway Championship Finale – Race Report, Results and Standings
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Powell Powers to Pitbike title! Pitbike Speedway Championship Finale – Race Report, Results and Standings

by adminMarch 13, 2019

Charley Powell (26 from Orpington) dreams have finally transpired into reality and is crowned 🤴 the new PitBike Speedway World Champion in an Epic final round full of dramas, damage & storm force winds💨 

Images courtesy of Amanda Morrison

🏁 Edward Kennett maxed out in the heats and took an aggressive victory in the A final, which has become customary for Super Ted however Charley Powell rode the dirt berm and bounced of the boards ripping flesh from his upper right arm to chase Kennett & Brennan in a fearless daredevil performance to finish 3rd overall from the back row but he could only manage a points haul of 37, which in the 5 series championship turned out to be his worst score meaning his 39 from round 3 is now counted.

After the Racing was all done both “The Missile” Powell and “Kermit” Kennett squeezed on the points pointy end with 166 a piece with Tiger Tom only one point behind on 165, and Rob Mear a few back in 4th on 157. An all round enthusiastic, nail biting and epic finish to a fantastic PitBike Speedway season.

📖 The BIG LICK rule book was opened only to find no contingency plan for a championship draw amongst many other alleged missing rules & regulations. 🙈

Q. How to Decide? A runoff, A coin toss, beer drinking and Rock Paper Scissors were offered as solutions to solve the problem, however Kennett opted to hand the championship to the Missile and conceded his claim for World glory. A magnanimous gesture from Kennett however it didn’t sit well with the Missile and he was reported muttering “I’d rather fight him for it” as he walked away swamped with Laurels, Trophies, Medals & Beer and of course the big title.

🍻 The ball however is now firmly in the Missile’s court as he had declared in December that if he won the championship the after party and celebrations will be in Las Vegas on him ✈️ …… Flight detail, times etc to follow but all welcome apparently…….

🤔 Tom Brennan although elated with his now third in the world status is left wondering what would have been without his disqualification from round1 for using a banned 4V motor!

👍 Jim Clement shone in his first Elite round scoring an impressive 11 points and direct A final appearance.
👍Ben Ilsley won the laurels & Rhino Goo for best pro performance finishing 14th Overall and bagging 30 points.
👍Jack Penfold won the laurels and Rhino Goo for best National performance finishing 23rd Overall. Jack won the G,F,&E finals before running out of steam and dropping the bike in the D final.
👍👍 Newbie’s James Bowlsey Bowles and Joe Penfold both rode well. Joe topped scored 15/16 in the Nationals and rode from last to first in the G final only to high-side his machine several feet before the finish line, his brother Jack did the honourable thing and ran home over for good measure. 😆
👍 Another solid score from Australian 🇦🇺 super star Roddy Mac, progressing him to an impressive WC 5th overall in his debut season.

😱 Podium hopeful Godden had a shocker after blowing his motor in heat 1. Looked out of sorts on Borrowed machinery and slipped to 6th in final standings.
😐 Connor Dugard finished 9th on the day and WC 9th overall but has to ask himself how much better could he be with more than 3 hours sleep!
👎Sturgeon also bailed out after 1 ride with machinery gremlins.
👎👍The limp “love muscle” Josh Russell struggled in the Elites although has improved massively across the series. 👌🏼
👍 Benny Read topped the charts of the 140cc riders but with big changes to the Elite class for next season in the pipeline the #26 may hit the ground running!!

🤔With a “no dropped round” points system the Missile would still be champ. 👍

Mega thanks to the excellent staff at Iwade Speedway, our clerk of the course Graham Hilton, Sandy Russell, Rhino Goo, Red Circles, GSP, and our main corporate championship sponsor PFS (IFA) Ltd sports insurance for helping making the whole day happen.

Thank you all for your co-operation and assistance and all those others that have helped behind the scenes and on other days.

Thank you also to all those crazy folk who came out to watch and support us numpties riding bikes that are too small for us.

Rule updates, format changes and point system will be discussed by the committee and published ASAP. 2020 championship starts in Oct/Nov

Final Round results:

1.Edward Kennett 46
2. Tom Brennan 44
3. Charley Powell 37

4. Rob Mear 38
5. Rodney McDonald 38
6. Paul Knott 31
7. Jim Clement 35
8. Benny Read 31
9. Connor Dugard 27
10. Russell Little 27
11. Dan Berwick 24
12. Jason Edwards 28
13. Mitchel Godden 23
14. Ben Ilsley 30
15. Charlie G Gates 30
16. Josh Russell 17
17. Chris Shallcross 23
18. Martyn Sturgeon 14
19. Darren Dyno-Sargeant 20
20. Simon Field 22
21. Juke Schubert 21
22. Paul Smith 17
23. Jack Penfold 21
24. Paul Morfey 18
25. Nigel Coates 14
26. Derick Keys 12
27. Jake Gerring 10
28. Lydia Penfold 14
29. Stuart Lee-amies 13
30. Will Penfold 7
31. Barry Coates 2
32. Lee Riley 9
33. Ron Steward 8
34. Joe Penfold 15
35. James Bowlsey Bowles 9
36. Louis Wilson 12
37. Obed Michael Cooper 8
38. Kieran Robb 6
39. Luke Russell 4
40. Trevor Steward 8
41. Joe Clement 3
42. Cameron Godden DNF
43. Patrick Holford DNF
44. Rob Heath DNS
45. Steve Braidford DNS

Final Championship standings

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 – TOT

🥇 Charley Powell 42-42-39-43-(37) – 166
🥈 Edward Kennett 30-(0)-44-46-46 – 166
🥉 Tom Brennan. (D)-46-35-40-44 – 165

4. Rob Mear. 42-(0)-40-37-38 – 157
5. Roddy Mac. 42-35-36-(33)-38 – 151
6. Mitch Godden 46-31-29-38-(23) – 144
7. Benny Read. 40-(26)-39-29-31 – 139
8. Jason Edwards 34-39-35-(0)-28 – 136
9. Connor Dugard (0)-38-34-28-26 – 127
10. Paul Knott (0)-31-27-27-31 – 116
11. Russell Little 21-32-(0)-27-27 – 107
12. Jim Clement (0)-14-29-29-35 – 104
13. Graeme Brown 28-31-28-14-(0) – 101
14. Martyn Sturgeon 36-20-18-22-(14) – 96
15. Josh Russell 35-20-(0)-19-17 – 91
16. Chris Shallcross 27-24-17-(14)-23 – 91
17. Simon Field 17-(13)-31-18-22 – 88
18. Ben Ilsley 21-17-(12)-20-30- 88
19. Darren Sargeant (8)-30-16-14-20 – 80
20. Derek Keys (11)-23-22-14-12 – 71
21. Nick Laurence (0)-23-19-23-0 – 65
22. Steven Rhodes. (0)-0-28-36-0 – 64
23. Dan Berwick. (0)-0-0-36-24 – 60
24. Paul Smith 18-3-(0)-16-17 – 54
25. Jake Geering 16-14-11-13-(10) – 54
26. Lydia Penfold 17-11-10-(9)-14 – 52
27. Paul Morfey 26-6-(1)-1-18 – 51
28. Nigel Coates 12-13-12-(0)-14 – 51
29. Juke Shubert (0)-0-19-8-21 – 48
30. Chad Wirtzfeld 20-27-(0) 0-0 – 47
31. Jeremy Skipp 0-18-(0)-26-0 – 44
32. Ron Steward (4)-9-16-10-8 – 43
33. Trevor Steward (0)-13-13-8-9 – 43
34. Stuart Lee-amies (0)-7-13-9-13 – 42
35. Murrie Collins 30-10-(0)-0-0 – 40
36. Barry Coates 24-7-(0)-0-2 – 33
37. Jack Penfold. 0-(0)-0-10-21 – 31
38. Chris Still 0-27-(0)-0-0 – 27
39. Chris Stanton (0)-19-11-8-0 – 27
40. Garry Ram Dunn 10-10-7-(0)-0 – 27
41. Michael Cooper (0)-9-5-5-8 – 27
42. Matt Saul. (0)-0-25-0-0 – 25
43. Sam Heath 24-0-(NS)-0-0 – 24
44. Jamie Bursill (0)-0-22-0-0 – 22
45. Kieran Robb (0)-0-9-7-6 – 22
46. Luke Russell 5-(3)-8-3-4 – 20
47. Chris White 0-17-(0)-0-0 – 17
48. Anthony Sales (0)-11-6-0-0 – 17
49. Steve Bradford. (0)-0-0-15-0 – 15
50. Joe Penfold. 0-(0)-0-0-15 – 15
51. Lester Denham 11 3-(0)-0-0 – 14
52. Mark Richardson 0-(0)-13-0-0 – 13
53. Andy Long 5-8-(0)-0-0 – 13
54. Patrick Holford 1-5-5-1-(0) – 12
55. Morgan Williams 0-(0)-11-0-0 – 11
56. Wayne Kirk. (0)-0-0-10-0 – 10
57. Rob Heath 0-NS-(0)-9-0 – 9
58. Lee Riley. 0-0-0-(0)-9 – 9
59. James Bowles. 0-(0)-0-0-9 – 9
54. John Riley. 0-(0)-0-5-0 – 5
55. Myles Godden. 0-(0)-0-3-0 – 3
56. Chris Neame. 0-(0)-2-0-0 – 2
57. Kayleigh Booth 1 0 (0) 0. – 1
58. Charlie Gates (4V) D-D-D-D 0
59. Warren Atkinson NS NS (0) 0 – 0
60. Ricky Pay (0) 0 0 0. – 0