May 2nd Orpa clubmans British Champs - (Article Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016)
REPORT ORPA ADULT CLUBMANS BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP AT HORSHAM
Luke Coker Worked through from a slow start to nip by Macey Berdysz on the last lap for the opening Over 40s Championship race win. Ashley Mole was third. Luke Coker was hounded by Ashley Mole for two laps in the second leg, before Macey Berdysz took over second. He harried Luke to the flag. Ashley was again third. Macey Berdysz hit the supercharge button on the second lap of the third leg. To pass fast gating Luke Coker and take a safe first place. Ashley stayed right on Lukeísí rear mudguard for another third.
Stew Lyons was the top dog in the Over 50s Championship class Peter Archer chased hard in the first leg but was handicapped by a last lap puncture. but still held off Bryan Smith in third. The second leg looked like a rerun with Peter hot on the heels of Stew but a second puncture put Peter out on the last lap, letting Nathan Noye nab second from Keith Mattingley. Stew completed his hat trick in the last race with Nathan riding shotgun. Kevin Burgess finally woke up to get a third this time after two mediocre rides by his standard.
George Hebden, a Horsham town resident, showed he knew his way round his home track by leaving the opposition trailing in his wake in all three legs of the Two stroke championship. Although Paul Williams in second, kept George on his guard all day despite being hampered by an old wrist injury. Joe Maguire had a good third place in race one, but had problems staying on the bike around the first corner in the next two, letting Samuel Beer take third in the second leg and Matty Solf sneak it in the last leg.
Ben Crane was on a mission in the Fourstroke Championship heading the thundering mob home in all three legs. Tallon Aspden snapped at his heels each time, but was not quite able to get the better of him. Craig Handley had two hard fought third places, and then didnít feature in the last leg. Jake Hammerton took advantage for third in the last leg, getting his best result of the day.
After two races, the top five in the support class one were found to be much too fast for the other riders. As the Support races were intended for C group standard riders. They hadnít understood this (probably my fault) and entered the support class by mistake. They were given the option to ride in the third leg in the class but not score, or transfer to their respective championship class. Most took the decision in good spirit. In fact Lewis Bridger a Pro Speedway rider, proved spectacularly just how talented he was, by holding third in the last fourstroke championship race, until the last lap, but still finishing fourth. Remember this is his first ever moto cross meeting. Only Ricky Carter who is a very quick SMX rider got by him. Ricky also upgraded from the support class.
OVER 40S CHAMPIONSHIP 1.L.COKER 2.M.BERDYSZ 3.A.COLE 4.A.TITCOMBE 5.A.FORD 6.R.DUDMAN
OVER 50S CHAMPIONSHIP 1.S.LYONS 2.N.NOYE 3.K.MATTINGLEY 4.A.BARRETT 5.M.JORDAN6.B.SMITH
TWOSTROKE CHAMPIONSHIP 1.G.HEBDEN 2.P.WILLIAMS 3.M.SORF 4.R.BUNDY 5.D.SMITH 6.B.POTTEN
FOURSTROKE CHAMPIONSHIP 1.B.CRANE 2.T.ASPDEN 3.D.LYONS 4.B.INGRAM 5.O.MALLE 6.K.RUSSELL
SUPPORT ONE 1.A.HENRY 2.M.RUSSELL 3.J.STRANGE 4.R.HUDSON 5.J.BACK 6.R.SOUTH
SUPPORT TWO 1.D.DOWNING 2.S.COOMBER 3.B.ATKINS 4.C.ENTICKNAPP 5.R.SPIERS 6.C.KENNEDY
Click on the Race Results below to view the tables...- Over 40s
- Over 50s
- Two Strokes
- Four Strokes
- Support Race 1
- Support Race 2