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Well he’s Dunn! South West Off Road Motocross Champs Round 5 – Race Report and Results
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Well he’s Dunn! South West Off Road Motocross Champs Round 5 – Race Report and Results

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South Ham Mx was the hosting club for round 5 of the Moto-Logic South West Off Road Motocross Series at the magical Whiteway Barton Circuit. With a great entry booked in, the event was set up to make some great racing for the Spectators.

Report by Michael Rich – Images courtesy of Dave Rich and JH photography

Race 1 of the Inters 9-14 Big Wheel 85 and Small Wheel 85 group was sat on the line ready to go and with a great start it was Kyran Nicholas who blasted his way to the front of the pack to show them the way around the Devon circuit, and that’s were he stayed to take the win. Sam Napier on the Tyremarks RM85 was putting in some consistent lap times for 2nd place but the young man on the charge was Sam Veale who started off 7th on lap 1 and pulled his way up to 3rd at the finish line from Jay Platt who also had a great ride and kept his head down through the race with Owen Roskilly a solid 5th.

Sam Napier

Race 2 of the Inters was much of the same for Nicholas who took to the front again and broke away from the chasing pack to notch up another win to his tally. Sam Napier was running up front again in 2nd until a mechanical issue caused him to pull out of the race which then moved Platt up to 2nd with Roskilly 3rd. Lewis George took a great 4th place after making some passes through the race, from Sam Veale again coming through the pack with an 11th place start on lap 1.

Race 3 saw Napier back out again and with a new rear sprocket fitted he was out the gate and in the lead until Nicolls took charge once again and made it a hat trick of wins. Napier  was 2nd, Platt 3rd and Veale 4th with a better start and Roskilly 5th.

The first Senior race saw the turn of Big Bro of the Napier boys to shine through the pack. With a 1st lap place of 7th Jack Napier on the Tyremarks YZ 125 came through to take the win ahead of Josh Symons who also made a charge from 12th on lap 1 to 2nd place at the line. Sam Hardwell had a solid ride and even led a few laps but eventually finished 3rd. Current Series leader Kurt “Bubba Stewart” Pugsley on the Pat Watts Yamaha would take 4th from the Husqvarna Chainsaw 2 stroke machine of Diesel Dave Colton in 5th.

Rob Freestone in the Seniors

Seniors race 2 saw Diesel out front being chased by Bubba Pugsley who made the move on lap 4 to take the lead and the win. Diesel was 2nd, while Joe Philips on the Honda 450 had a great ride for a 3rd place. Symonds finished 4th and had a great battle with the R.F Heating Honda Rob Freestone in 5th.

The third Senior race was a start to finish win for the Pat Watts Yamaha for Kurt “Bubba Stewart” Pugsley again and the eventual overall win for the day to extend his points lead. Colton had a solid 2nd from Symonds 3rd who was closely followed by the Yz125 of young Josh Day with Jordan Hembrow in 5th.

Josh Day in the Seniors

Junior Open Race 1 went to the line and it was Mike Rich on the R&D Machinery Jims Jams Designs KTM who bolted out the gate to take the holeshot and lead for the first couple laps but Tris Lethaby on the Gibbs Ktm made a pass on lap 3 and took to the front with Rich going down. Ryan Hoskin, fresh back to the South West from the Hawkstone Sand the week before, was on a mission and soon made his Kawasaki stand out by taking the lead and eventual race win for the first time in his racing career. Lethaby would finish 2nd.  Adam Pellow was having a solid battle with Martin Wherry on the Husquvana and Lee Mitchell and they took 3rd 4th and 5th place at the line close together in that order.

In Race 2 it was Rich out the front of the pack again and he tried breaking away from the pack until a mistake and a stall cost him. Lethaby then took the lead and the eventual win from Hoskins in 2nd again hot on the leaders heels. Cain White in his first adult year aboard the KXF 250 had a great ride for 3rd just in front of the South West vets of Chris Matthews aboard the Honda and the A.J Gibbons racing Yamaha of Andy Gibbons in 4th and 5th at the line.

Matthews pushed hard at the start in Race 3 along with Full Marks Racings KTM Mark Newitt, but the squeeze was on in the 1st bend and it was Lethaby who took charge but Hoskins was there again and took the eventual win from Leathaby. Pellow was again in the mix and just held off Gibbons at the line for 3rd and 4th with Rich in 5th.

Andy Gibbons

Junior Elite race 1 was the time that Jack Mathews hooked up out the gate on the yzf 250 for a fantastic ride for the win with a 16 second gap at the finish line from the previous overall winner Michael Brailey on the Old Guys Rule KTM 250 in 2nd. Kevin Pengelly is settling in the Elite group well and had a solid 3rd place. Dom “Deano Wilson” Stoneman on the Rockstar SMS Husqvarna had a consistent ride for 4th holding off the pressure from Adam Merrifield in 5th.

The gate dropped on Elite race 2 and it was the young gun of Memphis Enright aboard the Mum and Dad Racing Ktm 150 who looked sharp out the front of the pack and really did settle into a good groove to take his first ever career win in style from the word go to the line. Alan Packer was showing the younger generation that just because you have a bus pass now, it doesn’t mean you can’t hit the limiter when needed on a Yamaha for a great 2nd place. Stoneman followed on in 3rd from Mathews 4th who had newbie to the group Danni Miller on the Miller Builders Trago Mills TM in a solid 5th on his debut.

Race 3 was a magical one for Miller as he shot out of the gate and really did excel himself with some consistent lap times and took a fantastic win in front of the crowd to stamp his authority in the group. Packer was again on the gas and took another solid 2nd, with Brailey 3rd, Stoneman 4th and the flying Ktm Machine of Kester Wood in a great 5th place.

Junior Open kicks into action

In the Support Class Rob Lewis aboard the Tony Maunders Racing Honda who took a solid 1-1-1 card on the day. Fred Quant was at his best again returning to the series with a score card of 2-2-2. Aaron Roskilly went 3-4-3 with battles all day with Paul Shannon 5-5-3 and Dan Cox who rounded up the top 5 overall with a score card of 7-3-5.

Experts were ready to roll and had a great line up of riders entered including Former EMX 250 round winner James Dunn on the Geartec Husqvarna. Wayne Shimell the former South West Over 35 Champion from 2017 was also sat on the line ready to go aboard his Tyremarks Mark Rowe and Sons Racing Honda 250 machine. Arenacross Champions Joe & Ben Clayton were back outdoors looking to make their presence known to the local crowd.

Race 1 and it was Dunn who got out front chased by Shimell and Clayton but the young gun of Dunn was to excel and creating enough of a gap to take the win after some early challenges from the chasing pack. Clayton took 2nd from the 2 stroke wildcard rider Aiden Williams in 3rd. Shimell would eventually finish 4th after a slight bike malfunction, from another wildcard rider for the day of Ross Kersey aboard the St Blazey ASR Honda 250.

It was another cracking start from Shimell in Race 2 as he took to the front and tried hard to hold off the challenges of Dunn, but the young gun was to make a move to the front and took the lead along with his 2nd race win of the day from Clayton again in 2nd. Kersey managed to pull through the field for a good 3rd place holding off the challenges of the 2017 runner up of the series Harry Day and the A J Gibbons Honda of Ben Gibbons in a great 5th place.

Race 3 the final showdown and it was Dunn again who took a hat-trick of wins and the overall for the day. Clayton took another solid 2nd place, Kersey was 3rd, Shimell 4th and Harry Day 5th. The action was very fast with some tremendous race craft on show from the word go but what a great ride by these top 5 and the rest of the group.

Danny Miller in the Junior Elite class

The club would like to thanks all the Marshals, Medics and landowners for all there help and support at the meeting.

The Series now moves to the home of the Maxxis British Championship Final for 2019 of Landrake Moto Park in Saltash on the May Bank Holiday.

To Book in for the 2 day event please contact 07753360972

Results

Experts

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 200 James Dunn 135 45 45 45
2 14 Joe Clayton 126 42 42 42
3 15 Ross Kersey 116 36 40 40
4 214 Harry Day 107 33 38 36
5 161 Aiden Williams 107 40 33 34
6 11 Ben Clayton CH 104 35 34 35
7 12 Josh Turner 100 34 35 31
8 501 Andy Bushin CH 91 30 32 29
9 13 Ben Gibbons CH 90 21 36 33
10 139 Aaron Austin CH 85 32 25 28
11 26 Jay Lewis 85 31 31 23
12 610 Harry Lawrence CH 79 23 24 32
13 77 Cameron Packer CH 78 28 26 24
14 10 Wayne Shimmel 76 38 – 38
15 191 Rocky Lethaby 74 25 23 26
16 51 Mark Cornish CH 74 27 22 25
17 31 Stefan Little CH 67 29 27 11
18 596 Ross Parkinson 66 7 29 30
19 115 Taylor Edan CH 66 9 30 27
20 723 Josh Hurley CH 64 22 20 22
21 57 Leigh Williams CH 60 11 28 21
22 199 Kieran McClelland CH 56 19 17 20
23 94 Bradley Taylor CH 54 24 16 14
24 78 Doug Wynne 52 16 18 18
25 59 Jordan Veale CH 51 20 14 17
26 761 David Ford CH 49 18 19 12
27 17 Harry Matthews CH 46 15 12 19
28 703 Matthew Treen CH 45 17 15 13
29 526 Jordan Watts CH 38 13 10 15
30 242 Mathew Wells CH 27 – 11 16
31 4 Rob Cross CH 26 26 – –
32 22 Pete Bully 21 – 21 –
33 702 Adam Treen CH 21 8 13 –
34 5 Mathew Wells CH 14 14 – –
35 122 Pete Bully 12 12 – –
36 52 Connor Hill CH 10 10 – –

Seniors

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 456 Kurt Pugsley CH 128 38 45 45
2 111 Dave Colton 120 36 42 42
3 20 Josh Symons CH 120 42 38 40
4 5 Jordan Hembrow CH 102 32 34 36
5 53 Sam Hardwell CH 102 40 32 30
6 24 Josh Day CH 100 29 33 38
7 777 James Chard 100 35 30 35
8 17 Dan Brailey 94 33 35 26
9 71 Jack Napier CH 93 45 25 23
10 22 George Olof CH 89 34 28 27
11 76 Joe Phillips CH 89 28 40 21
12 595 Richard Tapscott CH 86 30 27 29
13 199 Mark Callcut CH 86 31 31 24
14 356 Brendon Phillips CH 81 25 22 34
15 441 Rob Freestone CH 77 22 36 19
16 69 Reegan West CH 76 14 29 33
17 60 Jon Jones CH 73 27 24 22
18 6 Wayne Slater CH 72 24 20 28
19 *53 Kyle Breslan CH 68 21 15 32
20 55 George Jones CH 68 26 26 16
21 112 Jason Sweet CH 67 15 21 31
22 75 Scott Sunderland 65 17 23 25
23 29 Andrew Wright CH 58 20 18 20
24 30 Jude Gaylard 52 19 16 17
25 717 Fin Trezise 42 23 19 –
26 109 Andrew Parker 34 16 – 18
27 86 Alex Bickham 30 13 17 –
28 23 Paul Evans CH 18 18 – –

Junior Elite

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 6 Jack Matthews CH 118 45 38 35
2 339 Dominic Stoneman CH 116 38 40 38
3 76 Alan Packer CH 114 30 42 42
4 5 Danny Miller CH 113 32 36 45
5 7 Michael Brailey CH 111 42 29 40
6 8 Memphis Enright CH 104 25 45 34
7 122 Adam Merrifield CH 102 36 35 31
8 762 Paul Ford CH 99 35 32 32
9 94 Kester Wood CH 97 33 28 36
10 17 Kevin Pengelly CH 95 40 30 25
11 91 Ross Norman CH 93 29 34 30
12 3 Brandon Wilton CH 88 31 24 33
13 100 Marc Hoskin CH 87 27 31 29
14 24 Mark Osborne CH 86 34 26 26
15 124 Mark Bates CH 81 28 25 28
16 321 Laurence Watkins CH 77 26 27 24
17 218 Justin Wood CH 72 22 23 27
18 69 John Trevelyan CH 64 21 21 22
19 133 Josh Farleigh CH 53 20 33 –
20 16 Jack Carpenter CH 45 23 22 –
21 712 Ryan Carrington CH 24 24 – –
22 77 Justin Napier CH 23 – – 23

Junior Open

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 83 Ryan Hoskin CH 132 45 42 45
2 12 Tristan Lethaby CH 129 42 45 42
3 47 Adam Pellow CH 113 40 33 40
4 118 Cain White CH 105 33 40 32
5 13 Andy Gibbons CH 103 29 36 38
6 101 Michael Rich CH 100 32 32 36
7 50 Neal Wooldridge CH 98 31 34 33
8 141 Sam Andrews CH 97 35 28 34
9 224 Lee Mitchell CH 96 36 30 30
10 16 Kyle Richards CH 94 28 31 35
11 20 Martin Wherry CH 94 38 29 27
12 18 Adrian Toy CH 90 24 35 31
13 9 Chris Matthews CH 88 27 38 23
14 244 Tom Millton 86 30 27 29
15 51 Ben Brown CH 79 26 25 28
16 81 Mark Newitt CH 75 25 24 26
17 11 Dan Merifield CH 72 22 26 24
18 29 Iain Enright CH 71 23 23 25
19 25 Dean Lewis CH 65 21 22 22
20 84 James Read CH 59 20 19 20
21 701 David Matthews CH 55 16 20 19
22 450 Ross Lapping CH 39 18 21 –
23 611 Dan Hazeldine CH 38 17 – 21
24 26 Nick Grenney CH 34 34 – –
25 67 Andrew Mitchell 19 19 – –

Inter 9-14 Small Wheels

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 17 Kyran Nicholas 135 45 45 45
2 *41 Owen Roskilly 126 42 42 42
3 81 Lewis George CH 120 40 40 40
4 18 Daniel White CH 112 36 38 38
5 10 Jack Daley CH 106 35 35 36
6 96 Harry Jenkins 103 34 34 35
7 58 Charlie Veale CH 74 38 36 –
8 4 Kieran Roskilly – – – –

Inter 9-14 Big Wheels

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 263 Jay Platt 127 40 45 42
2 212 Sam Veale CH 124 42 42 40
3 19 Leah Evans CH 116 38 40 38
4 24 Tyler Randle 110 36 38 36
5 177 Sam Napier CH 90 45 – 45

Support

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 208 Robert Lewis 135 45 45 45
2 491 Fred Quant 126 42 42 42
3 41 Aaron Roskilly 116 40 38 38
4 31 Paul Shannon 112 36 36 40
5 63 Dan Cox 110 34 40 36
6 216 Cain Headdon 108 38 35 35
7 54 William Jenkins 99 31 34 34
8 295 Josh Woollard 97 33 32 32
9 119 Luke Fryatt 66 – 33 33
10 62 James Crossman 35 35 – –
11 257 Jack Bowden 32 32 – –
12 315 James Bull 30 30 – –