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17th April 2016 Horsham - (Article Date: Friday, April 22, 2016)

               REPORT HORSHAM APRIL 17


Heavy rain on Friday into Saturday forced a change from Northchapel to Horsham, as the pits at Northchapel were saturated. Horsham after its rest was slippery to start with but quickly dried out, to give a good racing surface on the full track. A few riders complained it was bumpy. Stand up.


 Sreve Elford hared into the lead out of the trap in the Dave Kent over 40s scratch race, leaving the remainder of the small field way behind. Gary Archer beat a below par Shaun Brooker to take second.With Steve Elford opting to concentrate on A group, Anthony Ford was first away in the age handicap, but Gary Archer took up the running, however Shaun Brooker must have had some stronger oats after the first race as he sped by mid race to win.Gary second with Anthony hanging on for third. Anthony Ford was first away in the ability handicap Two laps later Jamie Wimborne nipped by to lead until the final lap  when Shaun Brooker bounded by to win .Anthony Ford hung on for another third.


  Mark Russell took all three legs of the Falcon Shocks Over 40s Pre 95s as the only competitor. Although Dominic Durkham did the first leg.


 Peter Archer was top dog in the Hambridge Homes Over 50s scratch race with even Mark Dunning and Keith Mattingley trailing. Mark Jordan had 1 lap in the pole position in the age handicap before Peter Archer once again took up the running. Kevin Burgess quickly followed into second with Keith Mattingley  snapping  third mid race. David Mayo trotted away at the head of the ability handicap. Dominic Durkan barked by to lead on the third lap, going on to win. With Kevin Burgess and Mark Dunning yapping at his heels.


 Mark Eastwood back after a year’s break, was quickest into his stride in the Tammy |Over 60s Scratch race, but the Ian Williams quickly hounded him down .Mark kept up the pressure but Ian took the win With Brendan Kirby  third. Barry Williams sauntered away at the start of the age handicap, but Brendon Kirby caught him mid race Then Ian Williams went by Brendon a lap later to prove he best in show. Mark Eastwood closed up in third on the last lap.


 Charlie Putnam took all three A groups despite spirited opposition from Steve Elford and Sam Gabriel in the first two legs. In the third leg Steve Elford hit problems mid race leaving Sam Gabriel and Peter Andrews, who had a burst of energy this time out, to be second and third. Although the consistent  Tallon Aspden took third overall.


RESULTS


DAVE KENT OVER 40S 1.S.BROOKER 2. G.ARCHER 3.J.WIMBOURNE 4. A.FORD


FALCON SHOCKS OVER 40S PRE 95S 1.M.RUSSELL


HAMBRIDGE HOMES OVER 50S 1.P.ARCHER 2.M.DUNNING 3.K.BURGESS 4,.K.MATTINGLEY 5.M.JORDAN 6.B.SMITH


TAMMY OVER 60S 1.I.WILLIAMS 2.M.EASTWOOD 3.B.KIRBY 4.B.WILLIAMS


A.GROUP 1.C.PUTNAM 2.S.GABRIEL 3.T.ASPDEN 4.C.DISANO 5.P.ANDREWS 6.C.HANDLEY


B.GROUP 1.J.CARTER 2.C.CASON 3.M.JACKSON 4.R.ALDOUS 5.P.STRANGE 6.G.SIMKINS



Click on the Race Results below to view the tables...

- A Group
- B group
- Over 40s
- Over 50s
- Over 60s