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Wheeler fires in Farleigh max! Acerbis Amateur Nationals 6 – Race Report and Results
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Wheeler fires in Farleigh max! Acerbis Amateur Nationals 6 – Race Report and Results

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After a months break it was down to the legendary Farleigh Castle to do battle for the penultimate round of the 2019 Acerbis Amateur Nationals series where the track crew did a mega job of prepping the track for the heavy rain that came on Friday, meaning it was prime once the slop had been cleared off after a few groups of practice.

Report by Arran Murphy – Images courtesy of Matthew Rudd Photography

It was the Craigs Motorcycles MX2 class that hit the track first this time around with Olly Jones taking first blood but an unfortunate injury in the second moto meant the end to his weekend. It was non-championship regular Cory McShane that stepped up to take the reins and after a fifth in race one, went on for two wins, a fourth and third to claim the overall honours comfortably over series leader Seb Berthiaume. Another non-registered rider Jordan Hughes stood on the lower step of the rostrum with Troy Jones and Mitchell Meadows doing their championships no harm with top-five overall finishes.

Olly Jones

In the Paradise MX Holidays MX1 category it was business as usual for Holeshot Kawasaki rider Lewis Trickett, fresh after his top 15 in the Maxxis British Championship at Foxhill the weekend before he went out and took control winning 4 from 5 motos. Brad Cavill didn’t let him have it all his own way however and took the race two victory and gave Trickett all he could handle in race three but had to settle for runner up overall in the end. Previous champions Andy Wilson and Edward Briscoe took third and fourth places overall but consequently lost points to Trickett in the run for the championship.

Seb Berthiaume

Dylan Spencer on his CPS Husqvarna had his hands full all weekend in the Moto Connection backed 125 2 stroke class from a trusty Suzuki in the hands of former British Youth champ Howard Wainwright. Wainwright wasn’t scoring points however and was just there for the practice but it put on a mega show for the crowd and pushed Spencer away from his nearest championship contenders on track giving him a maximum haul of points and a healthy advantage going into Culham. Stu Owen took the runner up spot on the box while Jack May made full use of the good starts he’s been nailing the past couple of rounds to claim third overall. Alan Pearce and Lewis Petfield rode solid all weekend to take the fourth and fifth place prize packets.

Dylan Spencer leads the 125’s

California MX Dreams 250 2 stroke leader Adam Harris managed to claim a pair of wins on Saturday and a moto win in the slop fest that was on Sunday morning meaning he could manage a pair of runner ups for the overall victory. Matt Ridgway pushed him hard the whole way and even claimed a race four win on his way to runner up spot while Brad Wheeler nailed a start in the final race of the weekend and took the win to help him to third overall for the weekend. Tommy Alba battled his way through to finish fourth and Josh Turner took his Yamaha to the podium presentation with fifth.

Cody Ling

In the Matthew Rudd Photography Ladies category enduro specialist and championship leader Jane Daniels had a nightmare eighth in the first race meaning a bit of work was to do if she was going to stand on the top step by the end of the weekend. Cath King managed to claim that moto victory but Daniels took the final four race wins convincingly and pipped King to the overall by just two points when all was said and done. Another enduro specialist Rosie Rowett stood on the lower step of the podium while Nadiya Jones lost points in the championship to her nearest rival in the part of the series where every point is vital in the run down to the final round.

Melanie Griffiths

It was battle royale for a change at the front of the LS2 helmets sponsored Vets Over 40 category as Brian Wheeler and Gary Davies went at it at the front. Wheeler having to make last-lap passes for wins is unusual to see but this weekend it was a necessity for him to be able to claim maximum points. Davies was unlucky to not have a race win over the weekend but unfortunately, backmarkers and mistakes are a part of the game and it cost the Kawasaki man in the end. Danny Blakeley was best of the rest on his 2 stroke Yamaha while Danny Tollett and Barry Gray rounded off the top five.

Vets action… Grey / Tollet / Blakeley

Chris Brown has one hand on the Roberts Plant Engineering Vets Over 50 championship after pulling another 20+ points on his nearest rivals and claimed another overall win in the process on his Honda. Craig Potter took a solid second overall on his TM along with solid championship points while Rob Prosser was just three points further back in third. Simon Molter finished the weekend off with fourth overall and Morton Hannah picked himself up off the deck after a start crash in race two to take home fifth.

Rob Prosser

It was Ross Hudson who took the overall honours of the Manchester Xtreme Junior Open category with an 8-3-1-2-1 scorecard. Race one and four winner James Chandler was hampered by a fifteenth in race two meaning he was seven points short of the top spot while Ryan Davis and Finley Smith were both separated by three points for the third and fourth places overall. Aiden Carney closed in on series leader Ben Stanley as he took fifth meaning the championship is coming down to Culham in the middle of September for the decider of who will be champ for 2019.

Kevin McCarthy

CT Events would like to thank the Cartwright Hignett Family at Iford Manor for the continued use of the site at Farleigh over the past 7 years, we have enjoyed some fantastic racing and many thanks to Raymond Fox and his team on the farm for maintaining the track and assisting during race weekends. The series heads to Culham in Oxfordshire for the final round of the 2019 series where 8 new champions will be crowned, let’s hope the sun shines.

Jane Daniels

Results

125’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 54 DYLAN SPENCER 200 40 40 40 40 40
2 703 STU OWEN 182 32 36 38 38 38
3 43 JACK MAY 161 30 30 36 29 36
4 331 ALAN PEARCE 145 36 32 29 34 14
5 161 LEWIS PETFIELD 144 28 28 28 30 30
6 120 BRETT REVELL 134 34 29 26 26 19
7 117 JORDAN RIDGEWAY 132 – 34 32 32 34
8 936 AARON NICHOLS 123 21 23 24 27 28
9 338 BEN WHITE 113 25 25 19 23 21
10 300 ALEX NEEDHAM 110 15 20 23 25 27
11 06 HAYDEN STEVENS 107 27 26 12 24 18
12 10 BEN HUNTER 103 16 16 22 20 29
13 810 OLIVER BARNES 102 29 12 25 21 15
14 18 JACK PARKER 101 22 19 18 19 23
15 100 LIAM GALE 95 – – 27 36 32
16 102 JACK PARTINGTON 93 20 22 10 17 24
17 301 JAMIE NEEDHAM 93 23 21 17 15 17
18 33 RIAN WARREN 91 19 38 34 – –
19 404 DOMONIC NEWBURY 88 14 11 21 22 20
20 6 LUKE TURNER 83 18 14 15 14 22
21 146 JORDAN KING 81 – 27 – 28 26
22 31X MITCH GREGORY 80 24 15 13 12 16
23 44 KEELAN SOUTHWOOD 80 26 24 30 – –
24 143 TAYLOR BASTON 79 13 17 11 13 25
25 116 DAVID BLACKBURN 67 17 18 14 18 –
26 701 LEWIS DAVISON 67 10 13 16 16 12
27 877 ALEX MORRIS 54 12 – 20 11 11
28 64 TOMMY STONE 51 11 9 9 9 13
29 941 JAMES HANSCOMB 38 38 – – – –
30 23 DOMINI COCHRANE 32 – 7 8 8 9
31 81 TRYSREN WILLIAMS 29 9 10 – 10 –
32 28. MARK WYATT 24 – – 7 7 10
33 60 MATT CLARK 20 – – 6 6 8
34 3X LUKE FORTUNE 5 – – – 5 –

250 2 Stroke

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 279 ADAM HARRIS 196 40 40 40 38 38
2 6 MATT RIDGWAY 190 38 38 38 40 36
3 15 BRAD WHEELER 173 36 25 36 36 40
4 37 TOMMY ALBA 162 30 34 32 32 34
5 12 JOSH TURNER 159 29 36 34 30 30
6 30 CHRIS NUTTALL 155 32 28 29 34 32
7 204 RYAN BUTLER 142 34 30 22 27 29
8 112 MATT GILL 129 23 26 26 26 28
9 99 CODY LING 127 25 27 27 23 25
10 115 JASON MARTIN 116 22 23 20 24 27
11 44 CORIE SOUTHWOOD 116 28 22 21 22 23
12 333 JOSH GREEDY 115 27 32 28 28 –
13 511 JASPER UPHILL 114 26 29 30 29 –
14 51 ALAN MORTON 92 19 18 15 19 21
15 501 JAMIE COX 92 21 17 19 15 20
16 68 ALBERT MARTINDALE 91 – 20 24 25 22
17 77 TOBY BAILEY 87 24 24 18 21 –
18 369 JACK GATLAND 83 18 14 16 16 19
19 3 KANE RUMBLE 80 9 21 17 9 24
20 4 BRIAN SOMERVILLE 73 14 15 14 18 12
21 79 LUKE SCOTT 69 15 10 12 14 18
22 772 CRAIG REYNOLDS 63 17 16 13 17 –
23 14 JORDAN LESESKI 62 12 12 10 12 16
24 226 RICHARD PRATT 62 20 19 23 – –
25 50 ADAM HUGHES 56 10 9 7 13 17
26 97 ZANDER MARTIN 52 8 8 11 11 14
27 429 RYAN ALLAN 46 – – – 20 26
28 227 RICHARD CURTIS 39 – 7 9 8 15
29 47 DAVID STONE 29 16 13 – – –
30 92 CHARLIE HOWLETT 29 11 – 8 10 –
31 141 PAUL FRATER 26 – 6 – 7 13
32 131 HENRY SIDDIQUI 25 – – 25 – –
33 259 SCOTT DOWER 24 13 11 – – –

Josh Turner

MX1

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 214 LEWIS TRICKETT 198 40 38 40 40 40
2 14 BRAD CAVILL 184 34 40 38 36 36
3 161 ANDY WILSON 174 36 36 36 34 32
4 56 EDWARD BRISCO 158 38 34 34 22 30
5 564 LEIGHTON HOLMES 148 30 30 30 30 28
6 242 JAMIE SMITH 131 1 32 32 32 34
7 36 MATT MOFFAT 127 26 29 15 28 29
8 28 JAMES GOODALL 126 24 27 28 25 22
9 447 SIMON BOOTH 124 27 25 23 24 25
10 710 ALAN SMITH 123 22 21 24 29 27
11 101 DAN WHTEHEAD 122 28 28 27 13 26
12 31 SCOTT MERIDITH 119 20 23 26 27 23
13 18 MICHAEL SMITH 115 25 24 19 26 21
14 92 RILEY LOWE 110 29 22 17 23 19
15 51 CURTIS DIXON 102 16 20 25 21 20
16 68 LEWIS BARFOOT 89 19 14 22 16 18
17 65 BRADLEY BARFOOT 84 18 19 20 20 7
18 2 LUKE BULMAN 81 9 16 18 14 24
19 129 PAUL JOHNSTON 78 23 26 29 – –
20 600 JAMIE SKUCE 76 – – – 38 38
21 25 BEN WALSH 76 13 15 13 18 17
22 1 CHRIS BLACKLOCK 74 17 17 21 19 –
23 10 PETE HAMLETT 72 21 18 16 17 –
24 73 MILES DOLPIN 61 11 11 12 11 16
25 370 LYZANDER BIGWOOD 57 15 6 9 12 15
26 29 KIERRON GENGE 54 10 12 11 9 12
27 117 THOMAS O’CONNOR 53 6 10 14 10 13
28 506 GRANT FRASER 47 8 9 10 6 14
29 919 BRODIE ROGERS 43 14 13 1 15 –
30 103 TOM CARD 40 7 8 7 7 11
31 48 JOSH JAMES 37 12 7 8 – 10
32 30 JORDAN CARTER 32 32 – – – –
33 56X MATT BOWEN 28 5 4 5 8 6
34 209 TOM KIMPTON 24 4 5 6 5 4
35 615 NICK DAVIS 23 3 3 4 4 9
36 52 DARYLE STURT 18 2 2 3 3 8
37 156 KYLE WARD 10 – 1 2 2 5

MX2

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 3 CORY McSHANE 182 32 40 40 34 36
2 141 SEB BERTHIAUME 164 36 36 32 30 30
3 199 JORDAN HUGHES 158 30 32 28 36 32
4 616 TROY JONES 152 34 24 34 32 28
5 372 MITCHELL MEADOWS 147 38 23 29 28 29
6 166 JOSH TAYLOR 143 27 – 38 38 40
7 308 JONATHAN RODERICK 142 28 38 36 40 –
8 100 ASHLEY BENISTON 139 26 30 25 24 34
9 74X ANDY LAWTON 127 25 34 30 14 24
10 130 AARON COLLINS 123 21 22 26 27 27
11 56X MICHAEL OGDEN 119 7 28 21 25 38
12 208 LEE MARTIN 117 20 27 22 23 25
13 68 ALBERT MARTINDALE 112 22 20 18 26 26
14 132 BEN THOMPSON 110 15 21 24 29 21
15 98 MARSHLL SMITH 109 24 29 15 18 23
16 461 CHAD PROSSER 105 11 26 27 19 22
17 72 LUCAS BRUCE 88 18 16 20 16 18
18 77 RYAN MANLEY 82 13 17 19 17 16
19 155 STU DAWES 80 19 19 – 22 20
20 126 JASON MOORE 80 14 18 17 12 19
21 25 THOMAS SHUTLER 77 10 13 16 21 17
22 32 CLAYTON HOGG 75 17 15 13 15 15
23 41 JUDE HARTWELL 74 12 14 14 20 14
24 921 HENRY PARTRIDGE 71 23 25 23 – –
25 329 JAMES WILKINSON 62 16 11 12 11 12
26 95 ARRAN MURPHY 57 8 12 11 13 13
27 147 LOUIS BLURTON 43 4 10 10 9 10
28 15 OLLY JONES 40 40 – – – –
29 66 ADAM BARFOOT 31 – 7 6 7 11
30 43 RYAN LANCELOTTE 31 – 8 9 10 4
31 885 KRIS AYRES 29 29 – – – –
32 61 WILL MATTHEWS 28 2 4 5 8 9
33 23 CAMRON CURTIS 26 6 5 8 – 7
34 168 DAN BEST 21 5 9 7 – –
35 95X LUKE MOLTER 15 – 3 – 6 6
36 228 STUART HARROW 15 – 2 3 5 5
37 26 JOE LEYLAND 13 3 6 4 – –
38 81 PAUL KIBBLE 10 – 1 2 4 3
39 195 BRAD THORNHILL 9 9 – – – –
40 51 JED STOCKHAM 8 – – – – 8
41 3X LUKE FORTUNE 3 – – – 3 –
42 427 RUSSEL GRIFFITHS 1 1 – – – –

James Goodall

Junior Open

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 163 ROSS HUDSON 182 28 36 40 38 40
2 700 JAMES CHANDLER 175 40 21 36 40 38
3 284 RYAN DAVIS 170 34 40 34 36 26
4 461 FINLEY SMITH 167 36 38 28 29 36
5 99 AIDEN CARNEY 149 32 11 38 34 34
6 31 BEN STANLEY 145 27 29 32 28 29
7 99X TOM MARSH 144 30 32 30 22 30
8 201 SEB BASHFORD 133 26 23 25 32 27
9 91 DAN TIMBELL 132 22 27 21 30 32
10 324 RICHARD EVANS 131 25 30 27 27 22
11 485 FRASER SMITH 123 17 28 29 25 24
12 44 JOSH OATES 118 23 25 26 23 21
13 603 LIAM GOODING 115 29 24 22 24 16
14 716 CHRIS PEATY 106 21 34 18 13 20
15 525 JAKE BASHFORD 101 18 26 24 15 18
16 226 LUKE PRICE 97 38 – 15 21 23
17 118 KEVIN BROWN 89 20 9 6 26 28
18 220 SAM HAMER 87 16 18 23 16 14
19 129 REECE WILKINSON 78 – 19 20 20 19
20 52 MARK SUTHERLAND 78 12 20 19 10 17
21 141 SAM AUST 69 19 6 – 19 25
22 916 KYLE NOBEL 59 13 16 14 6 10
23 194 ADRIAN WHITCOMBE 52 – 14 11 12 15
24 22 STEVE RILEY 52 4 22 17 9 –
25 42 TAYLOR MISSLEBROOK 46 3 – 16 14 13
26 410 PAUL SHUTE 43 5 15 1 11 11
27 381 AIDEN MURPHY 43 8 12 12 7 4
28 582 STEFAN ROBSON 43 14 8 2 18 1
29 217 ANDY SALT 41 24 17 – – –
30 49 ASHLEY HARVEY 35 9 10 7 – 9
31 581 LEWIS SMITH 35 – 5 5 17 8
32 46 MELINE GRIFFITHS 34 6 13 8 5 2
33 130 ROBBIE WHEELHOUSE 32 11 – 9 – 12
34 77 JASON WAYMAN 31 7 7 10 1 6
35 7 BEN PROSSER 30 15 2 13 – –
36 212 TOM BERRY 23 2 4 4 8 5
37 114 LOUIS SMITH 13 10 – – 3 –
38 654 LEWIS RAYNE 8 1 – – – 7
39 445 ALISTER SMITH 8 – 1 – 4 3
40 18 DANIEL SHERN 8 – 3 3 2 –

Vets Over 40’s
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 1 BRIAN WHEELER 200 40 40 40 40 40
2 73 GARY DAVIES 190 38 38 38 38 38
3 739 DANNY BLAKELEY 172 34 32 36 36 34
4 307 DANNY TOLLETT 168 36 36 32 34 30
5 159 BARRY GRAY 164 28 34 34 32 36
6 29 MATHAN DAVIES 146 30 27 29 28 32
7 22 PAUL COWARD 146 32 30 30 27 27
8 339 DAVID HOPKINS 143 29 29 28 29 28
9 131 NIGEL SMORFITT 129 26 26 26 25 26
10 711 GUY LANGMEAD 118 22 24 25 23 24
11 83 NEIL PRINGLE 114 25 21 19 24 25
12 56 ROB MILLS 114 24 23 24 20 23
13 10X CHRIS HIND 108 27 28 27 26 –
14 581 MARCUS BARNS 103 19 20 22 21 21
15 43 ALAN THAIN 98 20 22 12 22 22
16 251 JAMIE MENZIES 94 18 18 21 18 19
17 465 GLEN WHITLOCK 93 17 17 20 19 20
18 51 KEVIN CHARLES 83 15 16 18 17 17
19 81 DAVID BECK 77 7 11 – 30 29
20 777 EWAN JOHNSTON 71 23 25 23 – –
21 10 ADRIAN CLATWORTHY 70 8 14 14 16 18
22 237 ROB HAYDEN 70 21 19 15 15 –
23 21 MARK COLLINS 69 10 15 16 12 16
24 44 LACHIE BLACK 64 11 12 13 13 15
25 8X MIKE JOHNSTON 64 13 13 10 14 14
26 6 DAVID SILK 57 14 10 9 11 13
27 16 NICKY MacLENNAN 45 16 8 11 10 –
28 566 JOHN CAMERON 41 4 9 8 9 11
29 77 DALE PHILLIPS 27 3 7 17 – –
30 710 DUNCAN OATLEY 25 5 – – 8 12
31 38 CRAIG BAGGOT 12 12 – – – –
32 541 RODGER FRANKCOME 12 6 6 – – –
33 14 NEVILLE CALBY 9 9 – – – –

Ladies
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 96 JANE DANIELS 188 28 40 40 40 40
2 26 CATH KING 186 40 34 36 38 38
3 16 ROSIE ROWETT 170 34 32 34 36 34
4 461 NADIYA JONES 166 38 38 26 34 30
5 116 REBECCA NEWHAM 155 32 30 32 32 29
6 271 TIA EMPSON** 139 30 28 25 28 28
7 191 KADY MOORE 137 27 27 29 27 27
8 294 EMILY NOON 132 26 26 28 26 26
9 133 ANDREA TALYFORTH 127 25 25 27 25 25
10 362 STACEY HENDERSON 120 24 24 24 24 24
11 20 ELEANOR CALBY 88 29 29 30 – –
12 211 CHARLOTTE HALL 65 – – – 29 36

Vets Over 50’s

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3 r 4 r 5
1 971 CHRIS BROWN 198 40 40 40 38 40
2 123 CRIAG POTTER 179 38 38 38 36 29
3 65 BOB PROSSER 176 34 36 36 32 38
4 91 SIMON MOLTER 163 29 32 34 34 34
5 10 MORTON HANNAH 150 32 27 29 30 32
6 208 ROB LEWIS 147 30 30 28 29 30
7 3 BRUCE GARSIDE 143 28 28 32 28 27
8 X STEVE HUMPHRIES 132 27 29 21 27 28
9 251 ALAN MORTON 128 25 25 30 25 23
10 25 ADRIAN JESSOP 117 23 22 24 24 24
11 11 JOHN CARD 113 16 23 27 22 25
12 178 DAVE CLAYBORN 107 24 18 19 20 26
13 7 STEVE ELFORD 106 36 34 – – 36
14 63 STEPEHN HOWES 106 18 21 25 23 19
15 753 MICHAEL CADDIC 104 26 26 26 26 –
16 6 ADRIAN SAUNDERS 101 19 16 23 21 22
17 7. STEVE MATTEWS 98 20 17 22 18 21
18 114 IAN SAYER 87 13 20 20 17 17
19 146 CHRIS STONE 80 10 13 18 19 20
20 70 NEIL SMITH 77 15 12 17 15 18
21 221 COLLIN BERRY 66 8 11 15 16 16
22 156 STEVE ANGEL 60 – 15 16 14 15
23 82 JOHN ANNELY 58 4 9 10 12 14
24 12 PAUL ROGERS 53 11 14 11 6 11
25 78 KEVIN McCARTHY 52 7 7 12 13 13
26 7X PAUL MINIHANE 49 5 8 13 11 12
27 49 KEV WOOLFORD 41 17 24 – – –
28 1 BRAIN WHEELER 40 – – – 40 –
29 48X ?????? 34 6 4 14 10 –
30 104 ANDREW PROSSER 28 9 19 – – –
31 34 GRAHAM WATSON 27 2 1 9 8 7
32 119 DAVID WHITE 25 – 10 – 7 8
33 55 MARTIN PERRIF 24 – 5 – 9 10
34 220 ROB WHITING 22 22 – – – –
35 46 PHILL MARTINDALE 21 21 – – – –
36 73 ANTHONY WARWOOD 20 12 – – 3 5
37 45 DAVE DOWNWORTH 18 1 3 – 5 9
38 102 STEVE IMGRAM 14 14 – – – –
39 48 SCOTT HUGHES 12 – 2 – 4 6