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The Racers Return! 2021 Nora-MX Quad & Sidecar Cross Championship Round 1 – Race Report & Results

The Racers Return! 2021 Nora-MX Quad & Sidecar Cross Championship Round 1 – Race Report & Results

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Duck Smart

The first round of the Nora MX Championship was hosted by the Nora MX team at the Grittenham track near Chippenham in Wiltshire. Now lockdown is easing it has been possible to host COVID secure events with no spectators, although riders and mechanics are allowed to bring their family bubbles, with social distancing in place. National restrictions meant racing had stopped across the UK, and this is the first Nora MX championship event of 2021.

Report and Images by Tracy Thacker

There was a huge amount of support with six quad groups and one sidecar group, although many of these groups were further split into sub-groups within the races. The day was well organised and ran smoothly.

The sidecar group was split into two, with GP riders starting first followed by the remaining teams, thus giving two races in one. In the Sidecar GP Class current British Champions Stuart Brown / Josh Chamberlain won all three races but did battle throughout the day with the other GP Teams. Stuart’s son Jake Brown with passenger Joe Millard were second in two races, with Dan Foden / Nathan Cooper and George Kinge / Steve Kirwin close behind.

The main Sidecar class was dominated by Sam Osbaldiston / Harley Lloyd who took three good wins but they did have to work for it. In race one they held a good fifth in the first few laps, but fought hard to get ahead, battling hard to stay ahead of Jack Etheridge / Lewis Gray with Tony Grahame/ Liam Hodges in third just ahead of Tilo Maguire/ Toby Hutchins. Ross Bowers/ Dan Phelps were on a charge, moving ahead in the final few laps, but the red flag on the final lap meant they were credited with the position on the lap before, but still a great effort. In race two Tony Grahame/ Liam Hodges held an initial advantage, but Sam Osbaldiston / Harley Lloyd fought back to take the win. In the final race they left nothing to chance leading from the start Tony Grahame/ Liam Hodges took a close second from Jack Etheridge / Zac Snell with Ross Bowers/ Dan Phelps fourth.

In the quad class there were Six groups: – Pro / Pro Am – Clubman Elite / Masters A – Clubman / Masters B – Intermediates and Ladies – 250cc Open and Air Cooled – 100cc Geared, 50cc Auto and 100cc Auto.

The Pro races were fast and furious with Harry Walker taking two of the three wins with great battles throughout. In race one Dafydd Davies took the initial lead from Mark McLernon, with Harry Walker having to battle up from seventh, he had Dafydd Davies in sight but didn’t find a way past. Mark McLernon took third ahead of Dean Dillon in fourth with George Day fifth.

In race two Harry Walker lead from the start with George Day second until Mark McLernon blasted past, Dafydd Davies was on form again taking fourth. In the final race of the day, it was James Bevan who took the lead into the first bend, Mark McLernon held second from George Day. Harry Walker was outside the top five but has the leaders in his sights within the first few laps, and by the mid-way point he was closing on James Bevan who picked up problems and was left trackside, Harry Walker took the win just ahead of George Day and Dean Dillon.

In the Pro Am class Alfie Walker had a consistent day with a win and two seconds to take the overall win on the day. Clubman Elite raced with the Masters A group and the races were well attended with forty riders. They were dominated by Luke Berlyn who took three great wins, and lead from the start. In race one Zak Beevers held second with Danny Smith third and Sonney Ward fighting through to take fourth. In race two Luke Berlyn held the lead throughout with the battle behind for second, and despite close battles Zak Beevers held second again with Danny Smith third and Sonney Ward fourth. In the final race of the day Danny Smith was determined and took second behind Luke Berlyn. Ex-sidecar passenger Dan Chamberlain had a great start taking an initial third with Zak Beevers fighting past in the final few laps.

The Clubman raced with the Masters B in another large group of 35 quads. This class was well fought with a different winner in each race. In race one Lewis Painter took the win from Luke Brown with Connor Paxton third. Luke Brown took second again in the next race just behind Michael Williams with Tom Bainbridge third, and in the final race of the day Tom Bainbridge took the wind with Michael Williams a close second ahead of Harry Koller.

The Nora MX championship is a ten-round Quad Championship, Sidecars will also be invited to seven of those rounds.

April 18th- Round 1 – Grittenham
May 2nd & 3rd – Round 2 & 3 – Brookthorpe MX
May 16th – Round 4 – West Meon
June 13th – Round 5 – Cusses Gorse
July 4th – Round 6 – Sellindge MX
July 31st & August 1st – Round 7 & 8 – Little Silver MX
September 19th – Round 9 – Wroxton
October 10th – Round 10 – West Meon

Results

Sidecars

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Sam Osbaldistin/ Harley Lloyd 120 40 40 40
2 Jack Etheridge / Zac Snell 107 37 35 35
3 Ross Bowers/ Dan Phelps 101 35 33 33
4 Tony Grahame/ Liam Hodges 100 26 37 37
5 Rob Oldfield / Faye Barnes 86 29 28 29
6 Paul Pelling / Jack Wilkinson 84 24 29 31
7 Lee Foyle / Kevin Foyle 80 31 23 26
8 Luke Peters/ Thomas Glazier 78 27 26 25
9 Tilo Maguire/ Toby Hutchins 78 33 31 14
10 Jon Hunt/ David Williams 76 25 24 27
11 Rob Foden / Ryan Henderson 73 20 25 28
12 Luke Banks / Daniel Spencer 71 21 27 23
13 John Murch/ Tony Murch 65 23 20 22
14 Ashlie Williams / Brian Gray 64 19 21 24
15 James Ferryman / Michael Curnow 54 17 18 19
16 Matt Connor / Jake Grahame 50 18 22 10
17 Neil Warrington / Brian Parr 48 16 16 16
18 Steven Basile/ Paul Silvester 47 15 14 18
19 Vaida Racevivius/ Nekijas Kondrotas 46 14 17 15
20 David Keane/ Guy Eastman 43 12 10 21
21 Dickie Skinner Michael Pjilp 43 11 15 17
22 Luke Rogers/ Owen Rogers 39 19 20
23 Kev Feltham / Jack Newbury 39 28 11
24 Mark Stokes/ Luke Townsend 37 13 13 11
25 Daniel Lawry/ Christopher Huntley 35 22 13
26 Brian Turner / Ricky Macgogh 24 12 12

Pro Quads

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Harry Walker 117 37 40 40
2 Dafydd Davies 106 40 33 33
3 George Day 103 31 35 37
4 Dean Dillon (U21) 99 33 31 35
5 Simon Hammersley 89 29 29 31
6 Jamie Morgan 81 24 28 29
7 Carl Bunce 81 26 27 28
8 David Hammersley 74 25 24 25
9 James Bevan 73 28 26 19
10 Paul Winrow 72 22 23 27
11 Mark McLernon 72 35 37
12 Sheldon Seal 69 18 25 26
13 Alex Bethell 69 23 22 24
14 Lestyn Rolands 64 20 21 23
15 Zak Orchard (U21) 59 21 17 21
16 Harry Miller 58 19 19 20
17 Jack Holmes 45 27 18
18 Jack Naylor 42 20 22

Pro-Am Quads

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Alfie Walker 114 37 40 37
2 Kevin Meenagh 104 29 35 40
3 Aaron Haslett 99 33 33 33
4 Chad Beevers 97 31 31 35
5 George Oliver 91 40 24 27
6 Ayrton Knowles (U21) 87 28 28 31
7 Ryan Loughran 84 27 29 28
8 Thomas Chell 79 24 26 29
9 Axel Bone (U21) 76 25 25 26
10 Robbie Wood 72 35 37
11 Marcus Sprason (U21) 71 23 23 25
12 Lewis Rowles 53 26 27

Masters A Quads

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Edward Davies 120 40 40 40
2 Johnathan Mcknight 111 37 37 37
3 Greg Fisher 99 31 33 35
4 Geoff Otway 97 35 31 31
5 Chris Keitch 90 33 35 22
6 Darren Hurt 84 28 28 28
7 John Hall 81 29 26 26
8 Ray Walker 78 27 22 29
9 Gary Jones 78 26 27 25
10 Ben Morgan 77 21 29 27
11 Clint Eagle 72 23 25 24
12 Paul McConway 72 25 24 23
13 Darren Bridge 56 23 33
14 Keith Harden 24 24
15 Ryan Rogers 22 22

Masters B Quads

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Steven Smart 114 40 37 37
2 Matthew Kirk 105 37 28 40
3 Phillip Hammersley (V) 101 35 31 35
4 Stumpy Lawrence (V) 99 33 35 31
5 Christopher Gyles (V) 91 29 29 33
6 Mark Moseley (V) 90 28 33 29
7 Rick Jones (V) 82 31 26 25
8 Jason Hall 78 25 27 26
9 Chris Watson (V) 74 27 24 23
10 Mathew Perry 70 23 23 24
11 Trevor Humphris 70 26 22 22
12 Keith Harden 68 40 28
13 Nik Blythe(V) 65 24 20 21
14 Danny Gilligan 63 22 21 20
15 Ryan Rogers 52 25 27

Clubman Elite

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Luke Berlyn 120 40 40 40
2 Zak Beevers (U21) 109 37 37 35
3 Danny Smith 107 35 35 37
4 Sonney Ward 95 33 33 29
5 Tiago Caldeira 88 28 29 31
6 Iestyn Rees (U21) 81 29 24 28
7 Ryan Hickman 78 22 31 25
8 Dylan Mckenna 74 25 22 27
9 Dan Chamberlain 71 11 27 33
10 Scott Berlyn 66 20 25 21
11 Jamie Bone 65 26 28 11
12 Michael Hodges 64 21 17 26
13 Aaron Herbert 64 23 21 20
14 Catrin Davies (L) 61 19 20 22
15 Daniel Scott Evans 59 17 19 23
16 Oliver Martin 55 31 24
17 Laurence Stopps 50 27 23
18 Harry Grant 48 16 15 17
19 Craig Fisher 43 7 26 10
20 Joe Pryke 42 13 10 19
21 Jacob Atkinson 42 10 14 18
22 Ryan Walters 42 24 18
23 Bradley Watson 41 15 11 15
24 Jack Evans 40 8 16 16
25 Mitch Couzens 40 14 13 13
26 Justin Parry 36 12 12 12
27 Josh Talent 32 9 9 14
28 Daniel Andrew Jones 18 18

Clubman B Quads

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Tom Bainbridge 108 33 35 40
2 Luke Brown 107 37 37 33
3 Michael Williams 105 28 40 37
4 Connor Paxton 99 35 33 31
5 Lewis Painter 88 40 19 29
6 Harry Koller 86 24 27 35
7 Dan Shellard 85 31 29 25
8 Will Mead 84 25 31 28
9 Bradley Johnson 83 29 28 26
10 Gary Griffin 74 27 20 27
11 Joe Sharp 69 23 24 22
12 Richard Paynter 68 21 26 21
13 Adam Lomas 65 19 23 23
14 Iwan Jones 63 17 22 24
15 Bleddyn Jones 61 20 21 20
16 Harry Walker 56 14 25 17
17 Jack Shone 54 18 17 19
18 Liam Griffith 50 16 18 16
19 Nicholas Oram 48 15 15 18
20 zak hull 40 26 14
21 Cameron Wildman 38 22 16
22 Charlie Fry 26 13 13

Intermediate Quads

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Nicole Lowry (L) 112 37 40 35
2 Gavin Roach 110 40 37 33
3 Myles Mott 105 35 33 37
4 Max Turner 100 33 27 40
5 Shelley Smart (L) 95 31 35 29
6 Stephen Claro 84 27 29 28
7 Samual Jenkins 82 23 28 31
8 Kieren Johnson 74 25 26 23
9 Keaton Danter 71 21 25 25
10 Shanice Mott (L) 68 22 22 24
11 James Lees 65 19 20 26
12 Damon North 63 29 24 10
13 David Marriott 62 26 31 5
14 Chris Glasson 57 12 23 22
15 Vassna Willcock (L) 55 20 15 20
16 Chloe Keitch (L) 54 14 19 21
17 Alfie North 53 5 21 27
18 James Scott 50 16 16 18
19 Gemma Mills (L) 48 18 18 12
20 Michael Watmore 45 13 13 19
21 Benjamin Woodhead 43 15 12 16
22 Euan Packman 42 17 17 8
23 Karl Pilcher 39 8 14 17
24 Maddie Martin (L) 34 11 8 15
25 Susan Coalter (L) 33 10 9 14
26 Tom Welch 33 24 3 6
27 Joshua Groom 30 28 2
28 Russ Wells 27 7 7 13
29 Sally Donald (L) 24 9 6 9
30 Richard Murphy 20 4 5 11
31 Simon Pilsworth 17 6 11
32 Jason Dickins 14 3 4 7
33 Ashley Willis 12 2 10

Ladies Quads

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Nicole Lowry (L) 120 40 40 40
2 Shelley Smart (L) 111 37 37 37
3 Shanice Mott (L) 105 35 35 35
4 Chloe Keitch (L) 95 29 33 33
5 Vassna Willcock (L) 93 33 29 31
6 Gemma Mills (L) 89 31 31 27
7 Maddie Martin (L) 84 28 27 29
8 Susan Coalter (L) 83 27 28 28
9 Sally Donald (L) 78 26 26 26

250 Youth Open 

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Josh McKnight 120 40 40 40
2 Lewis Humphris 107 35 35 37
3 Aled Davies 105 33 37 35
4 Andrew Black (G) 103 37 33 33
5 Charlie Wheatley (O) 90 28 31 31
6 Riley Honor 86 29 29 28
7 Rylee Marshall 85 31 27 27
8 Kieran Marriott 84 27 28 29
9 Logan Paxton 78 26 26 26

250 Youth Air Cooled

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Ross Dillon (A) 120 40 40 40
2 Arthur McDonald (A) 111 37 37 37
3 Connor Yates (A) 103 35 35 33
4 Brooke Bunce (A) 95 31 29 35
5 Louie Holt (A) 95 33 33 29
6 Cai Evans (A) 91 29 31 31
7 Charlie Eaton (A) 83 28 27 28
8 Aleix Edmed-Kellaway 75 25 23 27
9 Taylor Hyndman (A) 75 23 26 26
10 Alfie Pennington 74 24 25 25
11 Ellie Stott (A) 74 26 24 24
12 Frank Marston (A) 74 27 28 19
13 Amelia Mead(A) 67 22 22 23
14 Finnley Bedding (A) 62 21 21 20
15 Jay Sam (A) 61 20 19 22
16 Shane Havard Evans (A) 60 19 20 21

 Junior 100 Auto

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Harriet Mewse (A) 120 40 40 40
2 Beatrix Drinkwater (A) 111 37 37 37
3 Ella Robe (A) 103 35 35 33
4 Josh Smart 97 33 33 31
5 Seth Terrell 91 29 27 35
6 Dexter Griffin 90 31 31 28
7 Sion Jones (A) 84 26 29 29
8 Morgan Humphreys (A) 83 28 28 27
9 Beau Terrell 53 27 26
10 Kian Willis 51 25 26

Junior 100 Geared

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Reggie Binskin (G) 120 40 40 40
2 Olly McDonald (G) 111 37 37 37
3 Luca Shaw (G) 101 35 33 33
4 Amelia Talent (G) 93 29 29 35
5 Liam McGowan 93 31 31 31
6 Malachy McKenna (G) 83 28 28 27
7 Ethan Legg 82 26 27 29
8 Rose Walker (G) 81 27 26 28
9 Seth Balaam (G) 68 33 35

Junior 50

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3
1 Oliver Robert Dawson Kershaw 117 40 40 37
2 Bentley Don Garrett 109 37 37 35
3 Blair Hyndman 108 33 35 40
4 Shay McKenna (50) 101 35 33 33
5 Poppy Davies 93 31 31 31