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Searle wins Huck Cup! Mike Brown Memorial Motocross – Race Report and Results
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Searle wins Huck Cup! Mike Brown Memorial Motocross – Race Report and Results

by adminApril 20, 2019

Tommy Searle became the third winner of the Huck Cup yesterday (Good Friday) as the fans turned out in their droves to a sun-drenched Marshfield for the 30th staging of the Mike Brown Memorial Meeting.

Images courtesy of Dave Rich

Some pretty hefty watering made the track tricky in practice and it was Scotsman Shaun Simpson who was the quickest from this session in the Huck Cup part of the meeting, with a tremendous line up turning out in Memory of the much missed Mark Hucklebridge.

MXGP star Tommy Searle was quick from the blocks in Moto 1 having made good use of a shovel to dig out his starting spot and never looked back. Conrad Mewse kept him on his toes the whole race long and finished just a second and a half behind the number 100. Shaun Simpson had to come through traffic and couldn’t quite get on the back wheel of the front duo and had to settle for third. Luke Hawkins looks like he has never been away from Pro Motocross and was solid in 4th, with Jake Millward in 5th and Adam Chatfield making a rare Motocross appearance in 6th.

The crafty old dog Brian Wheeler actually came around the first lap in the lead having cut the course much to the dismay of Searle and Mewse who had to make their way past the wily old veteran.

It was Chatfield who would taste fresh air in Moto 2, taking the holeshot and looking comfortable at the front before Searle and Mewse found their way past. Simpson’s chance of glory ended with a dramatic first lap which saw him go down in the first bend melee, and then again later on in the lap. He fought back to fifth and very nearly fourth being right on the tale of Hawkins as they passed the chequered flag.  Again it was Searle who would take the win from Mewse who put in a late fightback to be almost on Tommy’s back wheel as they passed the finish.  Chatfield held onto third with an impressive ride, with Hawkins fourth, Simpson fifth and an excellent sixth for Jamie Skuse.

Simpson still had enough points in the bag to edge the third podium position behind Searle and Mewse, with Hawkins just a point behind in fourth and Chatfield just a solitary point behind him in 5th. Skuse would round out the top 6 in the overall standings.

Conrad Mewse second in the Huck Cup

The Under 26th South West Challenge was a new addition to the event and provided excellent racing for the large crowd. Brad Wheeler show lightening reactions for the Moto 1 holeshot but Adam Harris worked his way into his tail before making his move to the lead where he stayed for the rest of the race, with Dominic Lancett working his way up to second after a poor start, with Wheeler third.

Brian Wheeler sneaked into the lead in Race 1

Lancett would have the upper hand in race two with Harris having to settle for second with Wheeler again third. Race three would be the decider and Wheeler shot from the traps again, but Harris was in no mood to mess about and gained an early lead, with Lancett soon through to second and giving chase.  Harris would build up a good lead through to take the chequers and the overall from Lancett and Wheeler.

Still got it, Luke Hawkins …

Dan Preston was a man on a mission in the Experts and the Kawasaki rider, made lightwork of getting to the front in each race and taking the three Motos wins. Jonathan Roderick-Evans was never a million miles away from the leader but had to settle for second in each race.  Troy Jones rode well for third while doing it for the 2 Strokers Ben Millward would finish fourth after an early moto fall meant he had to get back on the chase. Millward would finish third in the second and final motos for third overall behind Preston who took the win and Roderick Evans in second.

Stephen Sword makes a rare appearance back on track!

Mark Sterry with a win and second came home with the “Old friends” Mike Brown Memorial trophy, with Race two winner Dean Warren in second and Darren Kennington third.

Joe Russell was a dominant force in the Seniors with a maximum three race wins and the overall, ahead of Kevin Sanders in second and Gareth Dunsford third.

Taylor Hammal battling with Shaun Simpson

There were two groups of Juniors with Group 1 being won by Charlie Haskins from Adam Mead and Joe Thomas. In Group 2 Samuel Bishop grew in stature as the event on, winning the final moto of the day and taking the overall, with Freddie Box second and Charlie Palmer third.

All in all, it was an excellent days racing, with a fantastic crowd, amazing weather and a fun family atmosphere which would have done Mike Brown and Mark Hucklebridge proud. Roll on the next Good Friday.

Results

Huck Cup

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 100 Tommy Searle 120 60 60 –
2 426 Conrad Mewse 108 54 54 –
3 24 Shaun Simpson 95 50 45 –
4 8 Luke Hawkins 94 47 47 –
5 407 Adam Chatfield 93 43 50 –
6 600 Jamie Skuse 80 37 43 –
7 998 Todd Kellett 74 33 41 –
8 300 Ben Franklin 74 39 35 –
9 9 Mel Pocock 72 41 31 –
10 575 Taylor Hammal 70 31 39 –
11 25 Jamie Law 66 29 37 –
12 172 Rob Holyoake 62 35 27 –
13 311 Aaron McCarroll 58 25 33 –
14 44 Luke Mellows 56 27 29 –
15 301 Ben Hunt 50 24 26 –
16 24 Tom Church 49 26 23 –
17 98 Ty Kellett 48 23 25 –
18 1 Brian Wheeler 46 22 24 –
19 303 Jake Millward 45 45 – –
20 104 43 21 22 –
21 32 Matt Chaplin 39 19 20 –
22 48 Josh James 39 20 19 –
23 15 Stephen Sword 37 16 21 –
24 60 Aaron Poolman 35 17 18 –
25 119 Mitch Boyland 35 18 17 –

Under 26 South West Challenge

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 279 Adam Harris 174 60 54 60
2 90 Dom Lancett 168 54 60 54
3 15 Brad Wheeler 150 50 50 50
4 11 Lewis Dowdeswell 139 47 47 45
5 7 Tyrone Cleaver 137 45 45 47
6 941 James Hanscomb 121 39 39 43
7 100 Liam Gale 117 35 41 41
8 77 Luke Oldfield 107 37 35 35
9 601 Kelton Gwyther 104 41 43 20
10 120 Brett Revell 101 29 33 39
11 119 Archie Knight 85 27 29 29
12 51 Jed Stockham 82 26 25 31
13 334 Ayrton Fiorenzio 80 43 37 –
14 56 Ross Millard 77 31 13 33
15 518 Tallon Leach 75 33 16 26
16 113 Charlie Wood 75 25 27 23
17 777 Archie Hicks 73 23 23 27
18 199x Jordan Hughes 68 – 31 37
19 700 James Chandler 63 19 26 18
20 200 Tommy Simpson 62 20 18 24
21 3 61 14 22 25
22 46 Stan Noble 60 17 21 22
23 23 Cameron Curtis 56 15 20 21
24 44 Ricky Britton 51 13 19 19
25 266 Catherine King 47 16 14 17
26 615 Callum Gussey 45 21 24 –
27 99 Thomas Sorrell 35 18 17 –
28 199 Macauley Jenkins 26 11 15 –
29 111 Chris Packer-McGill 24 24 – –
30 76 Harry Williams 22 22 – –
31 101 Liam Woolford 12 12 – –

Experts 

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 2 Dan Preston 180 60 60 60
2 308 Jonathan Roderick-Evans 162 54 54 54
3 113 Benjamin Milward 147 47 50 50
4 616 Troy Jones 142 50 45 47
5 88 Kristofer Ayres 131 39 47 45
6 69 Ryan Tanner 119 35 43 41
7 606 Matthew Bath 119 45 37 37
8 119 Tony Griffiths 117 43 31 43
9 44 Charlie Frost 105 25 41 39
10 163 Ross Hudson 105 33 39 33
11 921 Henry Partridge 103 41 33 29
12 77 Rob Keightley 99 29 35 35
13 100 Nicky Jones 97 37 29 31
14 338 Ben White 84 31 26 27
15 91 Alistair Wood 76 23 27 26
16 268 David Corbett 76 26 25 25
17 86 Dean Stutt 72 24 24 24
18 238 Adam Ford 65 22 21 22
19 603 Liam Gooding 65 27 22 16
20 X ashley sheppard 57 20 20 17
21 200 Callum Hall 56 10 23 23
22 64 Tommy Stone 54 18 16 20
23 ? KTM No Numbers 53 19 19 15
24 470 Harry Wieczorek 52 21 13 18
25 13 Steven Holmes 48 14 15 19
26 181 Andrew Bowles 46 17 17 12
27 451 Paul Wieczorek 37 16 – 21
28 349 Jack Davis 35 8 14 13
29 434 Scott Barrow 32 11 10 11
30 7 Stephen Elford 31 13 18 –
31 45 Matthew Fews 25 – 11 14
32 704 Alex Hoyland 15 15 – –
33 167 Matt Evans 12 12 – –
34 126 Elliot Dowell 12 – 12 –
35 101 Bradley Kelly 9 9 – –

Old Friends

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2
1 136 Mark Sterry 114 60 54
2 116 Dean Warren 103 43 60
3 16 Darren Kennington 91 41 50
4 10 James Baker 84 37 47
5 254 Gary Henson 84 39 45
6 60 Colin Yeend 78 35 43
7 93 Richard Hughes 74 33 41
8 64 Dave Stone 66 27 39
9 123 James Hudson 63 26 37
10 270 Mark Dudley 62 29 33
11 12x Brendan Rivers 58 23 35
12 452 Simon Bracey 54 54 –
13 107 Luke Mercer 52 25 27
14 111 Mark McGill 50 50 –
15 72 Chris Taylor 47 21 26
16 104 Ryan Poolman 47 47 –
17 216 Richard Southcote 45 45 –
18 82 Martin Coleman 43 12 31
19 489 Steve Fews 43 20 23
20 2 Robin Powell 43 22 21
21 4x Adrian Saunders 42 18 24
22 119 Dave White 39 14 25
23 7 Steve Matthews 39 19 20
24 12 Paul Rogers 37 15 22
25 4 Matt Dalton 36 17 19
26 13 Brad Coleman 32 16 16
27 76 31 31 –
28 79 Louis Harmer 30 13 17
29 210 Sam Mercer 29 – 29
30 55 Nick Keen 24 11 13
31 171 Adrian Smith 22 10 12
32 15 Daniel Woodman 18 – 18
33 109 Carl Chambers 18 8 10
34 43 Paul Woolford 18 9 9
35 46 Chris Stone 15 – 15
36 1 Shaun Willis 14 – 14
37 202 Robert Chambers 11 – 11

Juniors Group 1

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 14 Charlie Haskins 160 60 50 50
2 555 Adam Mead 151 50 47 54
3 333 Joe Thomas 144 45 54 45
4 4 Adam Dixon 123 47 16 60
5 46 Michael Nunn 123 39 37 47
6 84 James Davis 123 41 43 39
7 182 Ben Weston 114 54 39 21
8 95 Luke Molter 113 43 29 41
9 209 callum neate 109 27 45 37
10 126 Marek Frolich 107 35 41 31
11 16 Finley Kennington 99 33 33 33
12 27 Harry Book 94 29 22 43
13 18 Daniel Shearn 91 31 60 –
14 595 Brett Kelly 83 13 35 35
15 6 Tom Matthews 76 21 26 29
16 222 James Adams 70 23 21 26
17 87 Paul Winstone 68 37 31 –
18 259 Scott Brown 67 16 27 24
19 214 William Clarke 66 17 24 25
20 510 Howard Davies 62 20 19 23
21 512 Martin Davies 61 19 20 22
22 63 George Tucker 52 – 25 27
23 801 Jamie Sheppard 50 12 18 20
24 121 Jon Bloomfield 49 26 23 –
25 941 Shane Escott 35 18 17 –
26 69 John Atkinson 30 15 15 –
27 581 David Trimby 28 14 14 –
28 626 Nicholas Hudd 25 25 – –
29 91 Kane Winstone 24 24 – –
30 108 David Price 22 22 – –
31 215 James Houghton 13 – 13 –
32 11 Tilly Leach 12 – 12 –

Juniors Group 2

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 34 Samuel Bishop 164 54 50 60
2 7 Freddie Box 161 60 54 47
3 89 Charlie Parker 144 47 60 37
4 404 James Manning 138 45 43 50
5 2 tom edwards 134 39 41 54
6 181 Ryan Mumford 119 31 47 41
7 98 Luke Lester Powell 115 35 37 43
8 386 Ben Cowdry 113 50 39 24
9 69 Matthew Wilkins 104 24 35 45
10 129 David Noel 102 43 20 39
11 171 Kieran Payne 95 41 27 27
12 225 Dan Miller 92 37 26 29
13 289 Tom Williams 91 27 29 35
14 119 Alfie Rimell 90 19 45 26
15 151 Josh Bond 87 29 25 33
16 708 79 26 22 31
17 618 Millie King 66 33 33 –
18 565 Richard Hathway 62 20 21 21
19 60 Matthew Clarke 60 18 19 23
20 156 Kyle Ward 54 21 11 22
21 1677 Samuel Luxton 54 23 31 –
22 287 Liam Park 50 15 15 20
23 23 Kelvin Anderton 48 25 23 –
24 218 Jack Baker 43 9 16 18
25 17 Ashleigh Crewe 43 14 12 17
26 53 Mike Sealey 42 13 13 16
27 256 Jamie Carter 39 22 17 –
28 111 Albie Hopes 35 10 – 25
29 77 Ashton Coleman 34 16 18 –
30 387 Harry Neale 31 17 14 –
31 11 Liam Caldwell 27 8 – 19
32 532 Neil Hopes 24 – 24 –
33 126 Marek Frolich 15 – – 15
34 147 Luke Mortimer 12 12 – –
35 67 Darren Jones 11 11 – –