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Unstoppable Voase! 2021 Acerbis Amateur Nationals Finale – Race Report and Results

Unstoppable Voase! 2021 Acerbis Amateur Nationals Finale – Race Report and Results

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Duck Smart

Culham in Oxfordshire was the host venue for the final round of the 2021 Acerbis Amateur Nationals series and with all the championships still up for grabs, it was going to be a red hot weekend full of brilliant racing.

Race Report by Arran Murphy – Images courtesy of Matthew Rudd Photography

First up on the perfectly groomed circuit were the Craigs Motorcycles sponsored MX2 class with former double 125 champ Dylan Spencer planting his CPS Husqvarna on the top step of the podium for the first time this year giving him plenty of confidence going into 2022. Wildcard rider Max Lewis never swayed outside the top six all weekend and was rewarded with runner up for his efforts while Mitchell Meadows took the final race win to boost himself to third overall. Marshall Smith stayed cool, calm and collected on his way to claiming his first MX2 title by taking home fourth position.

George Simmutch

In the Paradise MX Holidays MX1 category former top British Youth racer George Simmutch made an appearance for the final round as a wildcard and totally dominated the field taking five wins from five starts on his Yamaha. Jayden Ashwell, another wildcard, put himself onto the overall podium with three seconds and two thirds ahead of series regular Ed Briscoe who had a solid weekend inside the top five in each moto. Jack Beniston put in another solid effort for fourth overall for the weekend and claimed the runner up spot in the championship after a good year for the Honda man. Even after a first race crash and a weekend of battling through the pain barrier, north easterner James Hutchinson took the MX1 championship back up the A1 with him and the number 1 plate firmly attached to the front of his Yamaha.

MX1 Champ James Hutchinson

In the Moto Connection backed 125 2 stroke class Luke Dean took his brand new Fantic machine to the line and that was the last any of the rest of the pack saw of him as he decimated the field. Dean was at least 3 seconds a lap faster than anyone in the first four motos and a second faster in the final race giving him a big cushion to cruise it home for five wins. Louis Vincent was the best of the rest but a massive 36 points adrift of the winner while Robert Barney was the top championship points scorer claiming the lower step of the rostrum. Dominic Newbury and Leon Ogley took fourth and fifth places respectively while Stu Owen finally claimed the championship he has worked so hard over the last few years taking the title a race early in moto four.

Chris Nuttall

The top four overall in the California MX Dreams Open 2 stroke class ended up finishing the same positions in the championship as Adam Harris carried on his good form of late and took a maximum scorecard of 200 points and defended his championship from 2019 but this time giving Fantic their first National title in Britain. Harris had to deal with fast starting and ever-stylish Chris Nuttal as the KTM man was fast out of the blocks all weekend but had to settle for runner up on the weekend but in doing so fended off Drew Roe in the championship for the silver medal. Roe managed to stand on the lower step of the rostrum however and gave Nuttal a good run to the flag to cement himself as third in the series while Cumbrian Callum Bircher took home fourth after a solid season for the KTM man.

Kath Booth

In the hotly contested Pro Green Ladies category it was the last race result that decided who stood on the top step of the podium as Kathryn Booth and Charlotte Hall tied on points for the weekend. Hall had a super consistent weekend with a 2-2-1-2-2 scorecard but Booth taking 3 wins, a second and a fourth was enough to bag the KTM rider the overall due to the final race victory. Nadiya Jones was hot on their heels all weekend and came away with the third spot overall but more crucially she became the Ladies Champion for the second time. Rebecca Newman and Molly Wernham rounded out the top five.

Dan Evans

It was business as usual in the Manchester Xtreme Junior Open category as just like he has at 4 of the other 5 rounds in 2021 Alfie Calvert claimed all five race wins and with it the Junior Open title, just coming up a race short of a perfect season and proving he will be a solid top 10 rider in the MX2 class for 2022. Ryan Davis wasn’t far off Calvert’s pace but had to settle for a 4-2-2-2-3 scorecard to give himself the runner up on the day overall and runner up in the championship to go with it. Tom Card finished the season strong with a second place in the first and last motos of the weekend to help him up to third on the box.

Ryan Voase must be the first person in the Acerbis Nationals history to have a 100% unbeaten record in a season as the Kawasaki man-made it 30 wins from 30 starts over the six rounds in 2021 in the LS2 helmets Vets Over 40 category. He took a 2005 250 2 stroke Kawi to the top step this time around however proving he can also win on whatever bike you put him on. Danny Tollett resumed his position on the second step of the podium and you can be sure he will be pushing hard over winter to try and overhaul his rival in 2022 and stop the dominance. Simon Bonser came out to Culham for a wildcard appearance and put himself onto the third step of the rostrum after going into the final moto tied on points with Andrew Woolhouse who finished the weekend fourth overall.

Adrian Jessop

In the Roberts Plants Engineers Vets Over 50 class, it was 22 points that separated Chris Brown and Brian Wheeler heading into the weekend meaning all was to play for at Culham for the title. Wheeler did all he could to make up the ground like he has all year and took maximum points once again meaning he won every race he competed in but with the two races missed at Hawkstone he’d been playing catch up all season. Brown however is also ultra-consistent and has only been outside of the top three only once all year and with that managed to take home and defend the over 50 championships by only 10 points. Steve Elford rounded out the top three on the day and even snook a runner up spot in moto 4 to help his cause while Rob Lewis finished the year fourth overall and claimed the bronze medal in the championship for his efforts.

Steve Elford

With 2021 all sewn up and in the history books, all focus turns to 2022 where we are surely in for yet another top year of action from the best Amateur riders in the country from one of the best series about.

Louis Vincent & Ben Murray

Results

MX1

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4 R5
1 GEORGE SIM-MUTCH 200 40 40 40 40 40
2 JAYDEN ASHWELL 186 38 38 38 36 36
3 ED BRISCOE 180 36 36 32 38 38
4 JACK BENISTON 161 34 27 36 32 32
5 SCOTT HAMILTON 157 32 30 34 34 27
6 CORY NEMETH 148 28 32 30 29 29
7 SIMON BOOTH 139 25 28 29 27 30
8 BRAD WHEELER 132 27 25 26 26 28
9 JAMES HUTCHINSON 127 16 29 24 24 34
10 DANIEL SULTANA 117 24 22 25 23 23
11 DAN SHEP 116 26 20 16 28 26
12 JAMES GOODALL 115 23 24 23 21 24
13 GEORGE CLARKE 110 29 34 30 17
14 JOSH SCOTT 99 20 17 20 20 22
15 DAVID PLANK 98 21 27 25 25
16 THOMAS O’CONNOR 98 21 18 21 18 20
17 SCOTT MERADITH 94 12 23 22 16 21
18 ARRAN MURPHY 87 18 14 17 19 19
19 DANIEL EDGAR 85 19 13 18 17 18
20 BRADLEY FLAGG 84 30 26 28
21 DEAN CUMMINGS 51 17 15 19
22 JAMIE McCATHEY 38 16 22
23 JASON MARTIN 33 14 19
24 PETE HAMLETT 22 22
25 CHRIS HAMLET 15 15
26 LLOYDE CLARKE 13 13

MX2

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4 R5
1 DYLAN SPENCER 192 40 40 36 38 38
2 MAX LEWIS 172 38 36 34 30 34
3 MITCHELL MEADOWS 169 36 32 32 29 40
4 MARSHALL SMITH 159 34 30 29 36 30
5 JORDAN HUGHES 153 30 29 30 32 32
6 JOE DARK 152 38 38 40 36
7 TIM BURROWS 149 32 34 40 15 28
8 CORY COLLINS 148 29 28 28 34 29
9 JAKE MARSH 136 27 27 27 28 27
10 JORDAN HEARN 131 28 26 25 26 26
11 RYAN MANLEY 125 26 25 26 25 23
12 ADAM NEVITT 115 25 17 22 27 24
13 ADAM FORD 114 22 24 23 23 22
14 AIDEN CARNEY 108 23 21 20 24 20
15 LUKE TUNRER 102 24 23 14 20 21
16 CAMERON MCGREGOR 100 21 20 21 19 19
17 OLIVER DODDERS 79 20 19 18 22
18 BRADLEY LE FEUVRE 70 24 21 25
19 MACKENZIE CROCKATT 69 16 17 18 18
20 DAVID BRADLEY 65 17 16 15 17
21 LUKE POSS 60 19 22 19
22 BILLY WIECZOREK 52 18 18 16
23 ADAM GLENISTER 16 16

Paul Coward

250 2 Stroke Open

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4 R5
1 ADAM HARRIS 200 40 40 40 40 40
2 CHRIS NUTTALL 188 38 36 38 38 38
3 DREW ROE 182 36 38 36 36 36
4 CALLUM BIRCHER 149 28 30 34 28 29
5 JOSH GREEDY 147 32 23 30 32 30
6 JAMES DENT 136 34 34 34 34
7 TRYSTAN WILLIAMS 134 29 28 24 29 24
8 ALEX NEEDHAM 132 27 27 26 24 28
9 OWEN WILKES 132 25 26 27 27 27
10 JAMIE NEEDHAM 131 23 29 28 25 26
11 RYAN MATTHEWS 115 30 32 32 21
12 LIAM SOMERVILLE 113 22 22 23 23 23
13 FRASER HATCH 111 21 21 22 22 25
14 REECE WAIN 101 26 24 25 26
15 BENNY LEWIS 78 24 25 29
16 BEN GILLETT 62 30 32
17 KIERAN WOODS 41 20 21

125’s

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4 R5
1 LUKE DEAN 200 40 40 40 40 40
2 LOUIS VINCENT 164 36 38 32 28 30
3 ROBERT BARNEY 159 34 25 36 30 34
4 DOM NEWBURY 157 28 34 34 32 29
5 LEON OGLEY 154 30 32 30 24 38
6 KEELAN HOPE 153 38 30 28 36 21
7 STU OWEN 150 29 29 29 27 36
8 ASH HARLAND 135 32 38 38 27
9 BEN MURRAY 130 23 27 23 29 28
10 TIM GARDHAM 129 22 24 26 34 23
11 TYE JONES 127 26 36 20 25 20
12 LEWIS PETFIELD 113 19 26 24 22 22
13 HAYDEN STEVENS 109 18 23 22 21 25
14 ALEX MORRIS 95 21 25 23 26
15 ASH CROSSLEY 92 24 17 27 24
16 JOSH JONES 92 20 14 19 20 19
17 OWEN WOODHOUSE 88 16 20 15 19 18
18 JAMIE COLLINS 82 21 13 16 18 14
19 LIAM GUNNING 80 7 19 21 16 17
20 JACK PARTINGTON 75 13 16 14 17 15
21 JAMES WILKINSON 72 15 18 9 14 16
22 ALAN PEARCE 62 27 28 7
23 AARON QNGLEY 58 26 32
24 MATT RAYSON 57 17 22 18
25 JOSH NOON 54 9 9 8 15 13
26 JOSH JAMES 50 10 7 12 10 11
27 BEN HUNTER 49 11 15 11 12
28 KERR THOMPSON 45 12 4 10 7 12
29 CRAIG REYNOLDS 44 8 10 13 13
30 JAMIE COX 42 14 11 17
31 FINLEY ABBOTT 37 6 6 6 11 8
32 MATT TOLLEY 37 25 12
33 CAIN LAST 27 5 4 8 10
34 AYJAY SIMPSON 23 5 9 9
35 REGGIE GESNER 13 5 8

Junior Open

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4 R5
1 ALFIE CALVERT 200 40 40 40 40 40
2 RYAN DAVIS 184 34 38 38 38 36
3 TOM CARD 171 38 32 29 34 38
4 TOM MARSH 161 36 36 30 27 32
5 LUKE PRICE 154 30 28 34 28 34
6 REECE WILKINSON 151 27 34 32 32 26
7 MITCHELL COLLINS 148 32 29 28 29 30
8 SAM AUST 124 28 25 19 30 22
9 RICHARD EVANS 122 24 23 26 22 27
10 TAYLOR MISSELBROOK 118 29 26 24 18 21
11 ADAM GUSTAFSON 117 18 27 22 26 24
12 JAKE BASHFORD 104 17 24 23 21 19
13 STEFAN ROBSON 96 10 18 20 25 23
14 NATHAN SMITH 96 16 20 25 19 16
15 KEVIN BROWN 89 23 8 15 23 20
16 LEWIS DAVIDSON 86 15 19 12 12 28
17 SEB BASHFORD 85 12 30 21 20 2
18 DAN TIMBRELL 83 26 21 36
19 JOSH OATES 82 19 17 14 14 18
20 FRASER SMITH 81 25 15 17 24
21 SAM HAMER 80 8 12 27 16 17
22 ADRIAN WHITCOMBE 77 22 16 16 11 12
23 JACK GATLAND 72 20 14 13 25
24 DEAN CUMMINGS 65 36 29
25 SAM ALDERMAN 61 21 22 18
26 DANIEL NEVITT 56 11 7 10 15 13
27 JASON WAYMAN 52 3 10 11 13 15
28 LEWIS SMITH 51 14 13 6 10 8
29 DAN EVANS 41 11 9 7 14
30 AIDEN MURPHY 41 13 3 8 8 9
31 CARL HOWES 31 6 6 5 9 5
32 ROSS DEAN 29 7 5 7 4 6
33 BILLY W 28 17 11
34 LOUIS SMITH 25 1 9 5 10
35 PAUL SHUTE 21 4 1 3 6 7
36 BEN PROSSER 14 9 4 1
37 TOM BERRY 13 2 4 3 4
38 JACK ADAMSON 7 2 2 3
39 MATT BENNETT 7 5 2

Ladies

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4 R5
1 KATHRYN BOOTH 192 34 40 38 40 40
2 CHARLOTTE HALL 192 38 38 40 38 38
3 NADIYA JONES 176 36 36 32 36 36
4 REBECCA NEWMAN 166 32 34 34 34 32
5 MOLLY WERNHAM 147 29 29 29 30 30
6 KADY MOORE 144 28 28 30 29 29
7 EMILY NOON 136 26 27 28 28 27
8 LILLY MOORLAND 135 27 26 27 27 28
9 TAYLOR SCOTT 128 30 32 32 34
10 GEORGIA BOTTRIELL 124 25 25 24 26 24
11 CHLOE CLEGG 122 23 23 25 25 26
12 ANDREA TAYLFORTH 114 22 21 22 24 25
13 AALIYAH HILBERT 112 21 22 23 23 23
14 GRACE RICHARDS 106 40 30 36
15 LAUREN COX 74 24 24 26
16 KATIE LANCASTER 20 20

Vets Over 40

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4 R5
1 RYAN VOASE 200 40 40 40 40 40
2 DANNY TOLLET 188 38 38 36 38 38
3 SIMON BONSER 172 36 36 38 26 36
4 ANDREW WOODHOUSE 168 34 32 34 36 32
5 NEIL GRIFFITHS 160 30 34 32 34 30
6 DAVID EVANS 150 32 30 26 28 34
7 PAUL WIECZOREK 146 27 28 30 32 29
8 JOHN CURRUTHERS 145 29 29 29 30 28
9 MARK SUTHERLAND 139 28 27 28 29 27
10 NIGEL SMORFITT 126 24 25 27 25 25
11 MIKE JOHNSTON 113 21 21 24 23 24
12 DALE SILK 108 20 20 23 22 23
13 PAUL COWARD 104 26 26 25 27
14 DAVID HOPKINS 97 23 24 24 26
15 CHRIS PEATY 48 25 23
16 JAMES ANDREW 44 22 22
17 EWAN 19 19

Vets Over 50

Pos Competitor Points R1 R2 R3 R4 R5
1 BRIAN WHEELER 200 40 40 40 40 40
2 CHRIS BROWN 188 38 38 38 36 38
3 STEVE ELFORD 182 36 36 36 38 36
4 ROB LEWIS 166 32 34 34 34 32
5 CRIAG POTTER 160 30 32 32 32 34
6 ADRIAN LEWIS 143 28 28 28 30 29
7 CHRIS STEMP 139 27 26 27 29 30
8 ADRIAN JESSOP 125 22 23 24 28 28
9 ALAN MORTON 119 25 20 22 26 26
10 STEVE HUMPHRIES 118 20 25 26 27 20
11 STEVE HOWES 116 21 21 23 24 27
12 BRIAN FRASER 114 19 24 21 25 25
13 GARY MASON 105 23 19 16 23 24
14 ANDREW PROSSER 95 15 18 19 20 23
15 EWAN JOHNSTON 93 34 30 29
16 IAN MCGREGOR 88 13 16 18 22 19
17 JOHN MORELAND 85 26 29 30
18 BRAD DAVEY 85 14 13 20 21 17
19 JOHN CARD 79 17 12 13 19 18
20 GARY HENSON 76 24 27 25
21 VINCE CRAWLEY 76 11 15 17 17 16
22 DANIEL WOODMAN 74 10 11 14 18 21
23 DARREN MUMFORD 60 12 14 12 22
24 DAVID IBBERTSON 58 8 8 11 16 15
25 ROB PROSSER 51 29 22
26 COLIN BERRY 48 16 17 15
27 KEVIN McCATHEY 46 9 9 14 14
28 PAUL RODGERS 32 7 10 15
29 STEVE MATTHEWS 18 18
30 EDDIE BRISCOE 13 13