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This year’s UK Evo motocross series eventually got underway with round 1 at Wickwar in Gloucestershire at the weekend with some 200 plus riders in attendance.

Report and Images by Dave Rich

The event was under strict restrictions due to Covid-19, which unfortunately included no spectators. Water had been put down the day before, and with rain falling overnight and early morning this was to contain the dust early on, but as the track was to dry it was not long before dust appeared.

In the 125 Evo’s it was Ben Milward who took the honours in the opening race with a start to finish win, but there was a real ding dong for second between John May who had returned to racing after an ACL operation last year and Shane Holmes, with Holmes eventually getting pass May mid-race to take second with May a close 3rd. In the second race, there was no stopping Holmes in this one, but again the battle was on for second between May and Milward with Milward eventually taking 2nd from a tired May at the end who was a distant third. In the last race, Holmes took the win again which was to give him the overall with May finishing in 2nd with John Butler taking 3rd in this one with Milward eventually finishing mid-pack after a first lap spill.

No 5 Shane Holmes and No 35 John May battling it out in the Evo 125’s

In the Evo 250 class, there was no stopping Jamie Skuse who showed his authority in all three races with a dominant display of riding. Former South West Junior Motocross Champion Kurt Brain looked good in the opening race taking second behind Skuse with Brett Hillman clawing his way up through after not the best of starts taking 3rd. Hillman again was to take 2nd in race 2 with Brain who was well down the field after a mistake on the opening lap coming through to take an excellent 3rd. In the last race, Brain was lying in 2nd after the start, but he went down and through came Hillman and James Kensington with Hillman going on to take 2nd behind Skuse, but Kensington was soon put under pressure from Brain who was flying after his earlier mistake and eventually got the better of Kensington with two laps remaining to take 3rd.

Jamie Skuse was on it in the Evo 250 class.

The Evo 500 class was to produce some good racing with James Price winning two of the three races with the other win going to Nicky Jones who was to take the overall with Price not having the best of results in race 2 taking 2nd overall and Alex Wallis 3rd overall.

The Super Evo under 45 class saw Welshman Ashley Greedy dominate the proceedings with three convincing wins with Joe Dark making a return to racing taking 2nd Overall with Jordan Carter who worked hard in all three races taking that 3rd overall for his efforts.

The Super Evo over 45 class saw Laurence Wiltshire winning all three races, but there was some close racing behind him between Steve Wells, Shaun Copeman, Simon Dearing, and Max Hendy.

Brian wheeler in action at Wickwar

The Vets Over 45’s saw local rider to the track Brian Wheeler show all his experience on his CR500 with his fast gating and style to notch up a hat-trick of wins with Danny Blakeley and Dean Warren having a real scrap in all three races for 2nd and 3rd, but at the end of the day, it was Blakeley who pipped Warren for 2nd Overall.

The under 50 Twinshock 4-Stroke class it was quick with Brad Perrett winning the opening race and James Humphrey winning the second encounter both with a win and a 3rd tied on points, but just two points adrift was George Wolff after taking two second place finishes so it was all on the last race. Humphrey led early on, but a problem saw him pull out and up into the lead went Perrett who went on untroubled to take the win and the overall whereas in the over 50 Twinshock 4-Stroke category it was the 510 Husky of Martin Coleman who took two wins and a second for the overall with Paul Bennett taking the other win and two 2nds for second overall and 3rd Overall went to Roger Brain who was consistent in all three races finishing in 3rd.

No 214 Lewis Trickett and No 66 Terry House battling it out in the combined under & Over 50’s Twinshock class

In the Twinshock under 50 class, there was a real surprise entry from Lewis Trickett who had been offered to ride a BNH triumph, and he was to get to grips with it pretty well in the opening race winning by over a minute from Richard Benham and James Reeves who were having their own battle behind Trickett. In the second moto, Trickett was leading again until lap 4 when he pulled up with some mechanical problem and his race was over and up into the lead came Ryan Baker who went on to take the win from reeves with Carl Benham taking 3rd. In the last race, Trickett returned, and once he was into a rhythm there was no looking back and just as he did in the opening race won by over a minute from Chris Taylor with Richard Benham 3rd, but it was reeves who finished in 4th and was the most consistent rider in all three races who was to take the overall.

The Twinshock over 50 class saw the 490 Maico of Terry House take a fine hat-trick of wins and the overall with Jim Shand ending the day 2nd overall and Chris Taylor taking 3rd overall.

Luke Dean having some fun in the modern under 50’s 2-Stroke class.

In the WME Pre 85 Class, there was no stopping Matthew Hitchman who won both races from start to finish, but he was pushed all the way to the Chequered flag in the second race by Sam Russell who took 2nd overall with Jack Chamberlain 3rd overall.

In the Modern 2-Stroke under 50’s class, it was local Gloucestershire rider Luke Dean who was out having a bit of fun on a 250 KTM who was to dominate all three races, and it was much the same in the Over 50’s class with Chris Pritchett taking the overall with three wins.

The next UK EVO race event is on the 29th and 30th August at Ford. For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/ukevomx

Results

Evo 125
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 5 shane holmes 174 54 60 60
2 113 ben millward 159 60 54 45
3 35 john may 154 50 50 54
4 1 john butler 140 45 45 50
5 32 tom moore 137 43 47 47
6 961 regan skinner 133 47 43 43
7 13 glen bixby 121 41 41 39
8 7 dean bachelor 119 39 39 41
9 58 neil long 109 35 37 37
10 136 paul jones 107 37 35 35
11 11 jason davies 99 33 33 33
12 19 stuart jackson 89 29 31 29
13 793 taylor levett 76 25 25 26
14 2 john holmes 60 – 29 31
15 37 nick pritchett 54 – 27 27
16 14 james king 53 27 26 –
17 8 daniel gissing 50 26 24 –
18 25 mathew jakeways 31 31 – –

4s/twin OVER
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 82 martin coleman 174 60 54 60
2 341 paul bennett 168 54 60 54
3 98 roger brain 150 50 50 50
4 711 paul clarke 141 47 47 47
5 602 lee perry 90 45 – 45
6 43 dick tett – – – –

4 s/twin UNDER
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 511 brad perrett 170 60 50 60
2 123 george wolff 162 54 54 54
3 213 james humphrey 110 50 60 –
4 21 jack bennett 47 47 – –

Evo 250
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 600 jamie skuse 180 60 60 60
2 59 brett hillman 158 50 54 54
3 98 kurt brain 154 54 50 50
4 140 james kensington 141 47 47 47
5 39 kyle proctor 135 45 45 45
6 46 dean stutt 125 39 43 43
7 3 james baker 123 43 39 41
8 20 bradley stokes 113 41 35 37
9 43 steven stutt 113 37 41 35
10 14 ben hodgkins 111 35 37 39
11 134 stuart puddle 95 29 33 33
12 18 scott allen 85 27 29 29
13 52 graham arnold 83 26 26 31
14 6 tobias adlam 83 25 31 27
15 56 austin clarke 75 24 25 26
16 45 dave downworth 67 20 22 25
17 144 paul o’hagan 48 21 27 –
18 17 kevin ayres 46 23 23 –
19 211 gary boxall 46 22 24 –
20 67 dan beaven 33 33 – –
21 92 james drinkwater 31 31 – –

Evo 500
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 3 nicky jones 164 50 60 54
2 501 james price 157 60 37 60
3 11 alex wallis 151 47 54 50
4 85 ben vincent 151 54 50 47
5 161 joe maguire 137 45 47 45
6 294 chris smith 131 43 45 43
7 119 alfie rimell 125 41 43 41
8 22 shaun hiscox 119 39 41 39
9 46 stephen wildman 74 37 – 37
10 293 pat jackson 70 35 – 35
11 81 paul stacey 39 – 39 –

Modern Under 50
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 52 luke dean 180 60 60 60
2 119 tony griffiths 151 54 54 43
3 441 jason williams 147 50 50 47
4 71 blaine blackwell 146 45 47 54
5 73 luke smith 136 41 45 50
6 48 ryan grover 131 43 43 45
7 36 josh crewe 115 37 37 41
8 44 ricky britton 105 33 33 39
9 24 henry smith 101 35 31 35
10 45 matthew fews 98 26 35 37
11 42 luke blanchard 88 47 41 –
12 323 ben mason 86 24 29 33
13 702 josh butcher 83 29 25 29
14 8 nick shaw 82 25 26 31
15 136 paul jones 81 27 27 27
16 772 jason morettes 78 39 39 –
17 414 matthew alway 70 23 23 24
18 52x ben whitmore 69 22 22 25
19 397 lewis sills 64 20 21 23
20 86 dean chrippes 58 18 19 21
21 476 harry allport 50 – 24 26
22 115 Jake Tilling 42 – 20 22
23 11 scott evans 37 19 18 –
24 400 ben griffiths 31 31 – –
25 152 dean tucker 21 21 – –

Modern over 50
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 19 chris pritchett 180 60 60 60
2 60 mark sims 162 54 54 54
3 196 darren shortt 150 50 50 50
4 17 paul smith 139 45 47 47
5 139 ady jennings 137 47 45 45
6 55 nick keen 129 43 43 43

Super Evo over 45

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 22 laurence wiltshire 180 60 60 60
2 47 steve wells 162 54 54 54
3 600 shaun copeman 150 50 50 50
4 5 max hendy 139 47 45 47
5 10 simon dearing 137 45 47 45
6 158 micheal anderson 127 41 43 43
7 188 nick dyer 125 43 41 41
8 14 brad davey 113 39 37 37
9 142 alan thomas 101 37 33 31
10 7 steve matthews 97 33 39 25
11 36 stuart james 91 21 31 39
12 4 ashley brown 79 31 27 21
13 223 martin kemp 76 23 26 27
14 15 mike gould 73 24 25 24
15 3 mark finn 70 25 22 23
16 210 ian prince 69 26 23 20
17 77 jamie gardner 64 35 29 –
18 126 greg hampshire 64 – 35 29
19 497 nick carter 59 – 24 35
20 144 phil west 55 29 – 26
21 64 richard peck 55 17 20 18
22 793 craig levett 55 20 18 17
23 12 paul rogers 53 19 21 13
24 82 andy pitt 49 16 17 16
25 43 paul woolford 42 27 – 15
26 11 mark hammersley 38 – 19 19
27 -??- – 5696677 – 33 – – 33
28 115 paul harrington 30 15 15 –
29 44 matthew bartley 28 – 14 14
30 168 ? 22 22 – –
31 88 ?? 22 – – 22
32 2 jeremy tooth 18 18 – –

Super Evo Under 45

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 33 ashley greedy 180 60 60 60
2 55 joe dark 158 54 50 54
3 30 jordan carter 142 47 54 41
4 41 daryl hall 136 45 41 50
5 877 alex morris 131 43 43 45
6 97 darren marklove 129 41 45 43
7 58 kristian marshall 127 33 47 47
8 30 matthew holcombe 107 29 39 39
9 17 oliver wiltshire 107 35 35 37
10 69 luke chessell 103 31 37 35
11 72 simon marston 91 27 31 33
12 81 luke bedwell 80 22 27 31
13 707 lewis patterson 78 24 25 29
14 241 gary brown 77 26 29 22
15 56 robert mills 75 25 24 26
16 416 adam hawkwood 70 21 22 27
17 36 ryan reynolds 64 18 21 25
18 3 taylor deeley 62 19 20 23
19 10 daniel young 60 37 23 –
20 391 brett ayres 59 16 19 24
21 157 alex barrett 53 15 18 20
22 1 chris mcgill 50 50 – –
23 82 toby wright 49 23 26 –
24 46 oliver weeks 39 39 – –
25 95 liam walter 38 17 – 21
26 781 tom paulley 33 – 33 –
27 110 Harry Hammersley 20 20 – –

Twinshock over 50
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 66 terry house 180 60 60 60
2 329 jim shand 158 54 50 54
3 11 mark taylor 141 47 47 47
4 20 martin stokes 129 45 45 39
5 78 darren pocock 123 37 43 43
6 156 graham challis 121 41 39 41
7 144 vince crawley 115 39 41 35
8 128 ady matthews 113 43 33 37
9 871 geoffrey chant 111 35 31 45
10 19 brian withers 104 50 54 –
11 195 steve ryan 103 33 37 33
12 83 neil aldridge 97 31 35 31
13 53 mike sealey 84 26 29 29
14 741 triss macey 83 29 27 27
15 25 derek cook 79 27 26 26
16 142 john jennings 72 24 24 24
17 233 ashley miles 69 21 23 25
18 489 steve fews 50 – – 50
19 111 david white 50 25 25 –
20 154 darryl west 45 23 22 –
21 145 philip baker 43 22 21 –
22 74 john wood – – – –
23 67 mike townsend – – – –

Twinshock Under 50
Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 41 james reeves 151 50 54 47
2 74 richard benham 149 54 45 50
3 72 chris taylor 148 47 47 54
4 145 ryan baker 144 41 60 43
5 441 carl benham 140 45 50 45
6 214 Lewis Trickett 120 60 – 60
7 34 aaron baker 117 37 39 41
8 32 sybe alger 82 39 43 –
9 123 james hudson 43 43 – –
10 181 andy bowles 41 – 41 –
11 51 sean walker 35 35 – –

WME Pre 85

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 166 matthew hitchman 90 45 45 –
2 2 sam russell 84 42 42 –
3 59 jake chamberlian 78 38 40 –
4 5 kevin reed 72 34 38 –
5 22 nick mauger 71 36 35 –
6 118 kevin butcher 67 31 36 –
7 288 jacob griffiths 67 33 34 –
8 123 james hudson 67 35 32 –
9 121 adam plant 63 32 31 –
10 63 paul parsons 58 29 29 –
11 46 jason winstanley 56 26 30 –
12 246 steve winstanley 56 30 26 –
13 141 richard gardiner 55 27 28 –
14 164 nigel green 53 28 25 –
15 60 steve chamberlain 50 23 27 –
16 27 neil mcmullen 48 24 24 –
17 66 john gerrish 47 25 22 –
18 21 dave russell 40 40 – –
19 212 zac hackett 33 – 33 –
20 77 Nigel Hammond 23 – 23 –