Taylor made for Racing! Mid Cornwall Boarded Bash Grasstrack – Race Report and Results
Mid Cornwall Premier Motorcycle Club kicked off their season at their unique Boarded Circuit with their annual ‘Boarded Bash’ event. The small entry of riders put on a great display of racing on the multi-cornered circuit, and it was a tremendous day for the Taylor family.
Report and Result Images by Gareth Bemister – Action Images courtesy of Tracy Bree @ Methanol Moments Photography
Former British 250cc champion Neil Taylor won the Open Solo class. He was beaten in the opening ride by Somerset Rebels speedway racer and reigning British 250cc champion Henry Atkins. Atkins, however, did not compete any further in the meeting, leaving Taylor to win the event.
Neil’s brother Mark was also in top form, winning the Upright/Pre 75 class. In the Youth Intermediate class, Mark’s son Cameron rode excellently to claim a third win for the Taylor family. There were plenty of new trophies for the RTS cabinet!
The Youth racing was well supported, with several long distance travellers taking the opportunity to get some track time at the Boarded Circuit, ahead of the British Youth Championships, which is to be held on this circuit on Saturday 3rd August. Cooper Rushen, who’d journeyed from the Eastern centre, put in a fine performance to win the Cadet class. In the Juniors, Max Perry claimed his second win in as many weeks. Claiming second, perhaps the most journeyed racer of them all, was Guernsey’s Thomas Vining. Having ridden on the beach the previous day, Vining and his family showed true dedication once again in a busy weekend of racing.
Oliver Bovingdon took another win over his arch-rival Archie Rolph in the Auto-Cadet class.
There were two sidecar classes on offer for the Cornish crowd. The Old/New Sidecar class saw yet another dominant performance from local crew Mark Courtney/Leon Torres as they continue to be the crew to catch in the class.
The big 1000cc sidecars, known to be spectacular around this circuit, did not disappoint. Heading into the final, Welshman Neal Owen (crewed by his Cornish passenger Jason Farwell) had been in good form, winning two out of their four rides. However, it was Cornishman Kieran Hicks and passenger Kieron Ivy who made no mistakes, gating like a rocket and never looking back. Guernsey crew Clint Blondel and Kev Bennett rode an excellent race to claim 2nd, forcing Owen/Farwell into 3rd. Brand new sidecar driver Kylub Wilce and passenger Max Cherry, in only their second meeting, claimed 4th place, steadily improving all day.
Finally, the quad class saw a win for David Williams, with Andy Hoskin finishing second.
The club now head towards a huge weekend of racing later on in the season on the first weekend of August. They play host to the British Youth and Under 21 Championships on Saturday 3rd August, following it up the next day with the Westcountry Winner Grasstrack.