Remedies Bar Motocross - Round 5 Sunday 19th April 2009



REMEDIES BAR MOTOCROSS

ROUND 5


Back on Sunday April 19th the West of England Motor Club hosted round 5 of the Remedies Bar Motocross Championship at Whiteway Barton, Kingsteignton in front of an average crowd who had ventured out in a scorching heat, which was to mean that water had to be used to keep the dust down.

In the MX1 class there was some really close and exhilarating racing, especially between the leading two in the Championship, John May from Bristol and Andrew Gillett from Port Talbot in Wales. In the opening race it was May who led initially but he was to slow right up on lap 2 as he had picked up a front wheel puncture which was to let Gillett through who was to go on to take the win with just 7 laps completed when unfortunatley the race had to be stopped when Deryl Owen from Bridgend, who was up in to 2nd had taken a nasty tumble on one of the climbs and needed medical assistance and eventually had to be air lifted to Hospital. In race 2 it was South Molton rider Luke Hill who was to power away at the front and eased away from George Davis from Chippenham in Wiltshire and May with May moving up in to 2nd after 4 laps and it wasn’t long before Gillett was up in to 3rd and climbing all over May. Hill had a fair cushion at the front after 6 laps but all eyes were on the battle for 2nd which was to go on until 2 laps from the end when Gillett got the inside at a fast right hander and forced May wide, but May hadn’t finished as he was to close right up on the last lap and on the last corner he got the better drive out and snatched 2nd by literally .026 of a second to much applause. In the last race again it was Hill at the front being pursued by May, but May was to go down on lap 2 and through came Gillett who was to find himself at the front by the end of lap 3 as Hill had stalled his bike. Gillett was flying and managed to get away from Hill, but on lap 6 it was Gillett’s turn to suffer with a rear wheel puncture, much to his disgust and back came Hill to the front who went on to take the win.

In the MX2 class there was a hat trick of wins for defending Champion and current Championship leader Darren Shears from Plymouth who was to put up a fine display of riding. Wildcard Daniel Wyatt and Nick Wadge from Liskeard were to have a good tussle in two of the races with Darren Banwell from Shepton Mallett also getting in on the act, but a rear wheel puncture for Banwell in the last race when he was pushing Shears was to end his assault.

In the Over 35 class current Championship leader Jason Fraser from Truro was absent, so the door was open for a new leader which was to come in the shape of Richard Southcott from Gloucestershire who even though he didn’t win a race was to put together three consistant rides. Defending Champion Gary Down from Totnes was to take the honours in race 1 with Keith Hanson from Combe Martin winning the second race and making a return to motocross in the South West was Graham Beale from the Isle of Weight who had been out since the year 2000 who just managed to hold off Down in the last race to take the win.

Gary Down

The Junior Championship class was to see current Championship leader Brett Wheeler from Poole take the win in the first race, but only just from Luke Redstone from Bristol who was to put in a late surge on the last couple of laps to be within half a second on the line. Wheeler was to extend his tally in the Championship even more by winning race 2, but he was denied a hat trick of wins in the last race as it was Tristan Rowe from Newton Abbot who had led from the start who was to notch up his first win in the Championship this year to move him up in to 5th in the standings.

Tristan Rowe


Results

Remedies Bar Expert MX1 Championship

Race 1
1st Andrew Gillett (450f Paul Green Tyres Honda) 2nd Luke Hill (450f Maunders Racing Honda) 3rd George Davis (450f MotoXtreme Kawasaki) 4th Luke Blanchard (450f Blanchard wells KTM) 5th Chris Milliar (450f Honda) 6th Rob Drinkwater (450f Kawasaki)

Race 2
1st Hill 2nd May 3rd Gillett 4th Davis 5th Drinkwater 6th Milliar

Race 3
1st Hill 2nd May 3rd Davis 4th Blanchard 5th James Kensington (250 Maunders Racing Honda) 6th Josh Wyatt (450f Wyatt Fencing Kawasaki)

Remedies Bar Expert MX2 Championship

Race 1
1st Darren Shears (250f M D Racing / St Blazey Suzuki) 2nd Daniel Wyatt (250f Suzuki) 3rd Nick Wadge (250f Albion Honda) 4th Darren Banwell (250f Mmx KTM) 5th Charlie Layzell (250f Kawasaki) 6th Tom Harvey (250f Honda)

Race 2
1st Shears 2nd Harvey 3rd Banwell 4th Layzell 5th Ross Flashman (250f Flashman M/c Honda) 6th Gareth Rees-Jones (250f KTM)

Race 3
1st Shears 2nd Wyatt 3rd Harvey 4th Layzell 5th Flashman 6th Rees-Jones

Phoenix Tools Over 35 Championship

Race 1
1st Gary Down (450f Honda) 2nd Steve Locke (450f Honda) 3rd Steve Davey (250 Honda) 4th Dean Warren (450f Kawasaki) 5th Richard Southcott (450f Honda) 6th Keith Hanson (600 CCM)

Race 2
1st Hanson 2nd Down 3rd Locke 4th Gary Morison (450f Suzuki) 5th Graham Beale (450f Honda) 6th Steve Chugg (450f Kawasaki)

Race 3
1st Beale 2nd Down 3rd Anthony Hooper (450f Suzuki) 4th Southcott 5th Locke 6th Richard Tapscott (450f Kawasaki)

Petersen Racing Junior Championship

Race 1
1st Brett Wheeler (450f Yamaha) 2nd Luke Redstone (450f Kawasaki) 3rd Ryan Pryer (250f Suzuki) 4th Daniel Smith (250f Kawasaki) 5th Liam Chugg (450f Yamaha) 6th Sam Nicholls (450f Kawasaki)

Race 2
1st Wheeler 2nd Redstone 3rd Pryer 4th Tristian Rowe (250f Honda) 5th Chugg 6th Nicholls

Race 3
1st Rowe 2nd Wheeler 3rd Nicholls 4th Harry Mitchell (125 Yamaha) 5th Anthony Milliar (450f Honda) 6th Harry Snow (250f KTM)

Junior B

Race 1
1st Mark Rowe (250 Suzuki) 2nd Adam Savage (250f Kawasaki) 3rd Dan Fletcher (125 Kawasaki) 4th Douglas Brown (450f Yamaha) 5th Scott Huxter (250f Honda) 6th Matt Wells (150 KTM)

Race 2
1st Richard Cole (450f Suzuki) 2nd Martin Waters (450f Husq) 3rd Brian Hutchings (450f Kawasaki) 4th Savage 5th Paul Watson (450f Suzuki) 6th Wells

Race 3
1st Cole 2nd Brown 3rd Watson 4th Savage 5th Fletcher 6th Dave Colton (250f Honda)

Junior C

Race 1
1st Lloyd Barron (250f Kawasaki) 2nd Mark Baldwin (450f Suzuki) 3rd Guy Langmead (450f Honda) 4th Sam Walkey (450f Suzuki) 5th Bradley Ewins (250f Suzuki) 6th Ashley Welch (250f Kawasaki)

Race 2
1st Barron 2nd Langmead 3rd Luke Chanter (250f Honda) 4th Walkey 5th Shaun Groves (250f Honda) 6th Baldwin

Race 3
1st Barron 2nd Langmead 3rd Chanter 4th Ewins 5th Chris Brister (????) 6th Jonathan Howe (250 Kawasaki)

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