The last chapter! Acerbis Amateur Nationals Finale – Preview
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Everything is still to race for, with not one single title accounted for going into this weekends finale.
Dylan Spencer is on the verge of making it back to back titles in the 125 class and this year he holds a bigger lead over his rival Stu Owen as the series reaches its conclusion. A win in the opening Moto will do it for Spencer, and the way he is riding this year it will take a special ride to stop him.
In the 250 2 Strokes Adam Harris has taken the chequers in 14 of the last 15 races and by doing so holds the series lead by 42 points over Bradley Wheeler. With 200 points still on the plate, Harris will be looking for some good early motos to seal the deal early doors.
Reigning MX1 champion Ed Briscoe has had his work cut out in 2019 with the arrival on the scene of Lewis Trickett. Briscoe had the upper hand in the early rounds but since then Trickett has stepped it up a gear and chalked up 15 Moto wins on the spin, giving him a good, but not unreachable 51 point lead over the defending champ. Andy Wilson could also have a say in the destination of the title if the front two were to make mistakes.
Seb Berthiaume holds all of the cards in MX2 and with a 78 point lead over Ashley Beniston in second he will know that a strong couple of motos will see him crowned the champ.
Ben Stanley has a big weekend ahead of him and he is another that needs to keep his cool and look at the bigger picture. With a 43 point advantage over Aiden Carney, Stanley needs to make sure of points in each moto to ensure he brings it home for the win.
In the Ladies class, all-rounder Jane Daniels has been in sublime form, but Nadiya Jones hasn’t let that phase her and sits within striking distance, 36 points behind the leader going into this weekend.
Chris Brown has been here before, having adorned the top step of the Vets Over 50’s podium last year. He has nerves of steel and a bucketful of experience so it’s hard to see anyone reeling in the 131 point deficit and wrestling another championship win from him.
The likeable Brian Wheeler is another on the verge of claiming a title being 128 points of Danny Tollet in the race for the Vets over 40 title.
Racing takes place on both days, with the postcode for the Culham venue being OX14 3DA