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Tombs Raids Blaxhall. ACU Eastern Motocross Championship Round 1 – Race Report and Results
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Tombs Raids Blaxhall. ACU Eastern Motocross Championship Round 1 – Race Report and Results

by adminApril 9, 2019

Sunday saw the opening round of the Bickers Lifting / Stebbings Car Superstore ACU Eastern Motocross Championship take place at the Blaxhall Circuit near Woodbridge. An entry of just over 190 riders were all looking to start their championship campaigns in fine style. 

Report by Richard Blyth – Images courtesy of ImageRich Media

The Blaxhall circuit was perfectly prepared prior to an overcast start which was followed by heavy hail and rain showers at the end of the practice sessions made for a challenging racing surface until the rain cleared and sunshine appeared in the early afternoon.

In the Expert class it was Lewis Tombs who dominated the class across all three races. In the opening race Tombs took the lead on the opening lap and took victory by nearly 40 seconds ahead of Luke Benstead in second, the battle for third was close with Jake Edey taking the advantage over reigning Champion Shaun Southgate and Declan Whittle in fifth.

Expert winner Lewis Tombs

The second Expert race again saw Tombs take the lead in the second corner and raced away for another win over Benstead with reigning MX2 champion Ben Clark in third. Fourth and fifth places went to Charles Cole and Steve Bixby.

Shaun Southgate

The final Expert class race of the day was held in the best conditions of the day and again Tombs dominated the race and took another win to make it a hat trick on the day and secure the overall. Second place went to Benstead once again to secure second overall on the day. Whittle took the third place with Southgate fourth and Connor Hughes in fifth. In the overall it was Tombs, Benstead, Southgate, Clark and Edey.

Junior Championship Start

With nearly 160 Junior riders competing in the event, they were separated across four different groups with the fastest 40 going into the Junior Championship class. In the opening race Jack Youngs made the start and held the early race lead until being passed by eventual race win Ryan Powley. Youngs finished second with Perry Galloway in third and James Barker fourth and Mark Hunt fifth.

The second of the Junior Championship race saw former Expert Kane Fisher take the lead with another former Expert Mark Hunt battle for the race win but it was Fisher who took the victory. Third place went to Tommy Clark with Kyle Wilby in fourth and Jack Youngs fifth.

Junior Winner Kane Fisher

The third and final Junior Championship race saw Kane Fisher take his second race win of the day ahead of race one winner Ryan Powley in second, third place went to the consistent Jack Youngs. Fourth and fifth places went to Max Bickers and Adam Johnson. With two wins Kane Fisher took the overall victory ahead of Jack Youngs and Ryan Powley with Mark Hunt and Joe Golding rounding out the top 5.

In the Junior B Group in was young Will Farrow who took the overall victory with a second place and two race wins over Travis Frost in second place who took one win and two second places. Third overall went to Paul Hubbard with Billy Middleton in fourth and Gareth Cushion in fifth.

Luke Benstead

The Junior C Group would see Thomas Fazah take three race wins and claim the overall ahead of Tyrone Tugwell and Shane Brown, with Steve Atkins and Thomas Mustard rounding out the top 5.

In the final group for Junior D riders it was Sam Cheeseman who took the overall ahead of Tristan Hales, Henry Utting, Ryan Bailey and Thomas Clarkson.

Results

Expert 

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 66 Lewis Tombs 75 25 25 25
2 190 Luke Benstead 66 22 22 22
3 1 Shaun Southgate 50 18 14 18
4 212 Ben Clark 50 15 20 15
5 199 Jake Edey 48 20 15 13
6 411 Declan Whittle 47 16 11 20
7 72 Connor Hughes 42 13 13 16
8 12 Charles Cole 37 11 18 8
9 499 Benjamin Cole 34 12 12 10
10 712 Josh Peters 28 8 6 14
11 55 Steve Bixby 25 9 16 –
12 32 Calum Mitchell 24 14 10 –
13 258 Luke Gidney 23 2 9 12
14 553 Ryan Watts 19 6 4 9
15 14 Max Broadbelt 18 7 7 4
16 27 Ryan Allison 18 10 8 –
17 817 George Turner 16 5 5 6
18 3 Jason Morland 14 1 2 11
19 118 Kieran Clarke 13 3 3 7
20 897 Harry Clark 9 4 – 5
21 282 Connor Baldry 3 – – 3
22 19 Rheis Morter 2 – – 2
23 710 Myles Saunders 1 – – 1
24 303 Joshua Keeble 1 – 1 –

Junior Champs

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 818 Kane Fisher 63 13 25 25
2 241 Jack Youngs 58 22 16 20
3 338 Ryan Powley 57 25 10 22
4 86 Mark Hunt 50 16 22 12
5 171 Joseph Golding 43 15 15 13
6 88 James Barker 39 18 11 10
7 448 Joe Salmons 38 12 12 14
8 122 James Suckling 33 10 8 15
9 751 Max Bickers 31 – 13 18
10 273 Adam Johnson 30 14 – 16
11 745 Kyle Wilby 26 8 18 –
12 477 Connor Bunkle 25 9 5 11
13 944 Ethan Etheridge 22 – 14 8
14 781 Tommy Clark 20 – 20 –
15 475 Perry Galloway 20 20 – –
16 416 Ashly Campbell 12 – 3 9
17 725 James Camwell 12 5 7 –
18 969 Lewis Holmes 11 7 1 3
19 352 Charlie Roper 11 – 9 2
20 227 Robert Baldry 11 11 – –
21 238 Adam Ford 9 3 6 –
22 496 Kye O’Flynn 7 – – 7
23 774 Jay Perry 6 – – 6
24 139 Joe Eaton 6 6 – –
25 417 Jordan Crunden 5 – – 5
26 59 Edward Jary 4 – – 4
27 320 Bruno Van Dyke 4 – 4 –
28 609 Christopher Lake 4 4 – –
29 865 Daniel Hall 3 1 2 –
30 558 Finley Jarvis 2 2 – –
31 196 Jake Morphey 1 – – 1

Junior B

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 211 Wiliam Farrow 72 22 25 25
2 366 Travis Frost 69 25 22 22
3 125 Paul Hubbard 56 18 20 18
4 893 Billy Middleton 50 16 14 20
5 816 Gareth Cushion 46 15 16 15
6 505 Simon Daniels 38 20 18 –
7 717 Alastair Slark 30 6 10 14
8 215 Josh Smith 28 5 13 10
9 246 Jack Janes 27 12 6 9
10 83 Joshua Deadman 25 1 8 16
11 52 Lee Kirkpatrick 25 13 – 12
12 528 Thomas Clarke 23 – 15 8
13 315 Charlie Jordan 21 7 3 11
14 247 Lee Keyton 19 – 12 7
15 182 Jamie Broady 19 9 7 3
16 795 Cory Smith 16 – 11 5
17 653 Joe Scillitoe 15 – 2 13
18 754 Charlie Dormer 15 11 4 –
19 451 David Farrant 15 10 5 –
20 170 Robert Flaherty 14 14 – –
21 601 Daniel Cole 11 – 9 2
22 217 James Gadd 10 4 – 6
23 608 Callum Lake 9 8 1 –
24 295 Lee Butson 4 – – 4
25 487 Harley Rackham 3 3 – –
26 555 Aaron Minter 2 2 – –
27 580 Joshua Warren 1 – – 1

Junior C

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 256 Thomas Fazah 75 25 25 25
2 784 Tyrone Tugwell 62 22 20 20
3 208 Shane Brown 56 18 16 22
4 959 Stephen Atkins 50 14 18 18
5 660 Thomas Mustard 47 9 22 16
6 994 Sam Cushion 42 20 14 8
7 779 Lee Scott 37 11 13 13
8 51 Scott Howlett 36 12 15 9
9 243 Luke Clifton 34 10 9 15
10 255 Brenton Clarke 31 8 11 12
11 202 Craig Page-Baker 24 1 12 11
12 492 Thomas Matthews 22 – 8 14
13 904 Jonathan Finch 19 3 10 6
14 602 Ryan Cole 19 13 6 –
15 919 Wayne Buckberry 16 16 – –
16 346 Scott Claydon 15 15 – –
17 87 Aaron Holden 15 – 5 10
18 399 Jake Lane 8 – 1 7
19 644 Scott Blazey 7 7 – –
20 231 Damen Harris 7 4 3 –
21 445 Andrew Smith 7 – 7 –
22 764 Chris Gaut 6 – 4 2
23 328 Liam Bedford 6 6 – –
24 142 Torran Tompkins 5 5 – –
25 280 Aaron Saunders 5 – – 5
26 899 George Stark 4 – – 4
27 708 Henry Cox 3 – – 3
28 685 Liam Parker 2 2 – –
29 194 Conor Bardwell 2 – 2 –
30 283 Jody Cutler 1 – – 1

Junior D

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 752 Sam Cheesman 72 22 25 25
2 95 Tristan Hales 62 20 20 22
3 116 Henry Utting 54 18 22 14
4 209 Ryan Bailey 54 25 18 11
5 626 Thomas Clarkson 49 14 15 20
6 508 Alfie Hunt 40 6 16 18
7 768 Ty Atkins 34 13 14 7
8 730 Jak Young 31 3 13 15
9 422 Robert Green 31 7 12 12
10 375 Paul Storey 27 8 10 9
11 317 Troy Brumpton 24 10 6 8
12 978 Samuel Cook 21 – 11 10
13 473 Ollie Denyer 21 12 9 –
14 176 Lewis Saunders 21 11 4 6
15 755 Liam Wilby 20 – 7 13
16 476 Zak Roberts 18 2 – 16
17 150 Thomas Pearmain 16 16 – –
18 100 Scott Goodson 15 15 – –
19 335 Tom Garnham 13 5 8 –
20 77 John Smith 10 – 5 5
21 350 Tom Sutton 9 9 – –
22 89 Ben Cook 5 4 1 –
23 713 Anna Groves 4 – – 4
24 794 William Mcrae 3 – 3 –
25 484 Jay Peperell 3 1 2 –