PLYMOUTH CITY MOTO PARK SOUTH WEST CHAMPIONSHIPS ROUND 2 FULL RACE REPORT
by Charlene Vernon.
South west motocross club took its championship to the Plymouth city moto park track that is well known for being a fortnightly run practice circuit.
This was the circuits very first Schoolboy hosted event with only the south west premier championships having raced there before.
Rain was had leading up to the event and with some decent ripped preparations the track turned out to be a great one for the clubs second championship round.
The MX1/MX2 race was the first race of the weekend and Tommy Alba was the early leader on the D.S.C Kawasaki!
Tod Kellet was close behind Alba with Albas team mate, Jake Curtis Stevens in third.
Kellet later made a solid pass and pulled a good gap over Alba.
Todd went on to win the opening race and team D.S.C snapped up second and third with top pilots, Alba and Stevens.
Loukas Maggio secured fourth as an early fall in a turn dropped Josh Taylor to finish fifth place.
Race two started with number 71 Loukas Maggio grabbing the holeshot after a great launch out the start gates.
Alba was back into the lead position though when the riders stormed round for the second lpa.
Jake lost a couple positions early on.
Ty Kellet was running well on the 2 stroke choice of weapon whilst brother Todd was staying true to his ability on his way to win number 2!
Maggio secured third at the finish flag.
The racing was much tighter for the top class's final moto, it began with Todd Kellet claiming the holeshot as he was on a charge to make a triple win victory.
Todd was on form and having gated the best, he remained unchallenged for the win as he went on to secure it with ease despite the best efforts of the rest.
Maggio and Alba had a good race this time out but the race determined with Alba on top of the ranks.
Josh Taylor found himself in hard battle with Jake Curtis stevens the pair run near matching lap times but the 166 plate bike of Josh Taylor made it to the flag first.
Todd Kellet went home victorious with 3 wins for the MX2 catagory with Alba securing all three MX1 victories behind him to secure his class overall.
The PCMP track was an even better circuit for the young riders, so the automatic class competitors were in for a great day, and any that had been to any of the circuits auto only days were sure to have been in for a fair advantage!
The holeshot was claimed by number 80 Zane Stephens who was sure to be looking to bring maximum points out of the event.
Zane was in a class of his own he was well ahead of his closest competitors despite there hard trying efforts to keep up!
Kenzie Cole was the best of the rest of them as he was holding in the number 2 spot.
Reuben Alway held third for the entire moto whilst Declan Miller secured an extra point among the final lap.
Zane claimed the first race win.
Despite his fair lead in moto one, in the opening stages of race two it was actually Kenzie Cole in charge of the automatic race.
Kenzie had a great start and he was doing well to lead for the first two laps, but after making his move around Alway, Zane found himself putting pressure on Kenzie, Zane secured the lead spot on the third lap and went to claim the victory.
Despite leading most the moto Kenzie Cole respectively finished in second place.
Declan Miller had a consistent ride holding fifth place from gate to flag!
Leon Sampson raced well and finished right in the middle of the pack securing 11th ahead of Tyla Thomas.
Reuben managed to get the edge for the holeshot credit as the final moto was under way, Zane though was on form and jumped right back to the lead position and he was never headed from there he went on to secure the overall victory!
Kenzie Cole made a decent move on Reuben to secure extra points at the flag as the pair finished second and third.
Billy Life finished seventh.
The small wheel class again were able to have there races apart from the big wheels which ment every rider counted for extra points at the flag making the action more intense and championship effecting.
The opening race had number 4 George Hopkins secure the holeshot clearly.
Alfie Calvert was the next best starter as the first ever Small wheel 85 race for pcmp was underway!
Grace Packman was making the ladies of motocross proud as she was brilliant holding herself in the top six of the stacked 85 field.
Alfie Calvert managed to make his way pass George as Alfie was flying on in hopes for a win!
Dalton sprake held third for the entire moto securing the spot shortly after Alfie took the victory with Hopkins between them.
The second race had the holeshot credit go to Aiden Trott who had the perfect launch out the gates and no fear attitude heading into the opening turn giving him a great advantage for the moto.
Again it was Calvert and Hopkins that were the race pace setters as they tore the track in the lead spots.
Calvert again went to take the race win with Hopkins showing a gutsy ride in his first Small wheel season.
The final race saw Aiden Trott securing his second holeshot of the weekend showing it was not a fluke of the gate drop before.
Fastest up front continued to be Calvert and Hopkins as the pair were still running the best lap times despite the track conditions having changed.
Dalton Sprake had his best moto of the weekend as he was battling in the podium positions.
The race resulted with Alfie securing victory followed by Hopkins. Dalton got his best result finishing in the super third place.
The big wheels 85s run separate to the small wheels as both classes had a solid line up of riders, making every rider count the big wheels did all they had to gain valuable points and the class was clearly displaying some of, if not the best racing the weekend had to give!
The practice session times were topped by Jason Down and Jake Ware, so it was no surprise that the Gibbs backed bike of Ware managed to pull the opening race holeshot. The number 54 plate bike of Tiegan Morgan was the next top starter as girl power was well delivered.
Harvey James was leading as the riders came around for the close of there opening lap, Harvey had Jason down and Kai Tucker chasing him down in second and third. Ware was see making a mistake that cost him lots of points and a harder moto to finish destroying any chances of a race victory.
Kai Tucker was on another strong form and he was soon moving up to the number two spot.
Harvey James was proving hard to hang with as Jason Down made a mistake on his attempts to challenge.
Harvey James went to secure the race victory but it was high respects to Jason Down who despite his fall, missed out on the win by less then half a second, Jason had also posted the best time being at least a couple seconds faster then James who won the race after keeping mistake free.
Jake Wares mistake also cost him a point or two but he still finished in a solid fifth place.
George Conlon secured 11th.
The number 5 and 10 of Ware and James were the first riders to fly over the table to as the second moto had began.
Jason Down was again up the top end with them this time he was going to be keen to secure the race win he narrowly missed before.
James continued to lead but he was being well pressured by Down and Ware who held the next top spots.
Harvey James and Jason Down later started to gap away from Ware who was just a little short of there pace, the riders secured the same results as before.
Again Harvey got the minor edge less then half a second gap to take the win over Down who again had to settle for second place.
Tyler Wilcox secured tenth riding well in the mid pack.
The third and final race held more intense racing, the big wheel competitors were displaying the best racing imaginable.
Flying over the table top was Jason Down and Jake Ware in side by side action!
End of the opening lap saw the 29 plate of Jason Down leading the race on the Dingle and Way supported bike.
Kai Tucker and Charlie Ware had an opening moment issue that saw them re starting dead last after what looked like a coming together incident.
Charlie Wares anger was shown instantly within the moment which did cause clearly shown tension between the 2 riders, Kai Tucker though kept his cool and the pair re joined the moto. Tucker was clearly on a mission to re gain any possible points.
The final race saw Jason Down secure the race win he highly deserved.
Jake Ware secured second place, whilst Harvey James secured third.
Kai Tuckers mission concluded with a solid tenth place a good effort and decent score on his race to forget.
Harvey James and Jason down both secured 131 points but the overall victory was handed to Jason Down as the Dingle and Way supported rider won the most important race of them all.
The young sixty fives racing started off with Henry Life number 8 claiming the opening race holeshot.
Life was seen drop down the field whilst Carter Brown moved into the top spot and he continued to lead for secnd lap.
But Carter Brown made a mistake gifting the number 263 Conrad Wilce the number one spot.
High Jumper number 16 York Coleman was racing with a great attitude and he was moving through the field picking up points every lap.
Carter Brown was found re grouping from his early error and he was later closing down the leader.
Punk kid in pink, Kyran Nicholas was always there in the top three spots putting on a good charge.
Sadly little Archie Hobbs who is in his first sixty five season, was seen crash out leaving him to DNF a real upset for the team 199 family.
Carter Brown secured the victory less then 3 seconds ahead of sixty five hot shot, Henry Life.
The second race of the day Carter Brown leading early on and after his moto one win he was looking strong for a second victory, but it wasent ment to be this time out as top of the little dogs was Henry Life who after performing a solid pass on Carter, Henry remained unchallenged and he managed to take the race victory. Conrad Wilce made a few good passes on each of the laps and he managed to finish in the brilliant third place spot. Levi Hilling finished Seventh.
As the third race was in action it was again Life and Brown that were the top compeittors.
Henry went on to take the victory though, behind them, number 16 York Coleman and Conrad Wilce were holding battle of the race as the pair raced hard for the number 3 spot.
The finish flag was flying after Henrys win, Carter secured second and the battle of the race was won by Conrad Wilce who secured third.
Henry Life number 8 went home as the 65 overall winner.
Archie Hobbs sadly couldn't compete after his big crash in the opening moto, get well soon Archie!
In the Rookies division the top time in practice was posted on a not so popular but super rad looking TM, mounted by Liam Gale as he was set for a strong weekend at the Plymouth city track.
Gates fell to the ground for the opening race and it was the 28 of Nat Coleman that grabbed the race holeshot and early advantages as the riders flew over the tracks main table top.
Nat Coleman was dropping well down the order clearly not able to run the pace of the classes top compeittors.
Super quick TM rider Liam Gale number 100 shot himself into the lead position as he was Buzzing and screaming the little 2 stroke at a pace no another rider could hold.
Cole Davis who recently competed the Arenacross series was sure to have been looking for a major overall this weekend as Cole was at his home circuit that he respectively knows way better then any other rider on the line.
Coles weekend was of to a strong start he ended up securing third at the finish flag, but it was a mighty Glory for Liam Gale who on the TM headed his win by over 30 seconds to runner up racer Thomas Conlon.
Courtney Birch had a rough weekend at the little silver round, but she looked to be in a much better frame of mind as she tackled the Plymouth circuit better then any other track shes raced before.
Race two again was holeshot by 28 Nat Coleman as he was on a charge to hold the lead spot for longer, there were several riders that went down as the class piled into the opening turn.
Liam Gale the opening race winner was also included in the pile up and he was the fourth to last rider to get going - it was set to be an interesting race to see how he fared up after his terrible start.
As the laps unfolded Liam Gale was curving and cutting his way up the field taking most places with ease showing his shear ability and quality of the TM 2 stroke.
Liam Gale continued to destroy the competition and he even ended up winning the moto by nearly ten seconds. Liam Gale was clearly in a league of his own!
Second place went to Thomas Conlon who gave it his all from gate to flag, and third place went to holeshotter Nat Coleman who finished stronger!
Cole Davis finished 20th place a hugely disappointing result , clearly Cole had a Major issue somewhere.
The third and final race again saw 28 Nat Coleman grab the holeshot grabbing each and everyone for the weekend Nat clearly has his Starts dialled.
100 Liam Gale flew over the table top looking for his final race win on the TM 125.
A faultless display of racing was had for Gale who did go on to dominate his class on the not so popular TM.
Cole Davis again had a rotten result, finishing 19th place, after his opening moto result this was a big blow to a good result at Coles home circuit, but still maximum effort was given at all times so 14th overall was still bagged a good result considering.
Courtney Birch had one of her best ever motocross events tackling the track well and showing improvements across the weekend she was sure to have gone home smiling better then ever before. But Liam Gale made a huge statement, would any one possibly be able to beat that form if hes on it again next time at Yarley...?
The Novice and Vets riders raced together and the racing was solid, Jamie Deadman posted the top time in the practice session.
The opening race saw a very nice and clean start number 63 Ben Hickman grabbed the race holeshot the second corner saw usual Novice competitor Charlene Vernon get tagged to the floor.
Sid Martin number 3 found his way into the number one spot early on but overs rider, Jamie Deadman stamped his authority and moved into the lead.
Number 5 John Davis was performing well as he was in the heart of the action holding himself in the mid pack.
711 Ashley Volz made a mistake in the early stages of the moto but he managed to pick up many spots by the end.
Charlene Vernon who was tagged at the start, managed to creep to the back end of the pack, with good determination Charlene managed to make a few solid passes on the old CR125.
Jamie Deadman took the victory with the runner up spot being claimed by Martin Curtin.
Race two had several fallers as the riders bunched up into the opening turn.
Number 5 John Davis was leading the race as Ashley Volz was hunting the front end.
Ashley Volz was pressured hard by Gibbs performance Jamie Deadman, clearly gibbs work on Ashleys bike had been well done as Deadman himself couldent make the pass he wanted on Volz for the win.
Ashley took the victory with Deadman securing second, each of the riders securing there categories victory.
Charlene Vernon managed to keep away from the floor for this moto and was running well in the field, a big mistake cost her the chance of a few extra places around the mid way point, but Charlene Vernon charged on after re grouping from the mistake and she passed the line Hot on the heels of Dan Curtin despite best efforts from the 2 stroke lady, Charlene missed the extra point by less then half a second.
Alan Packer secured tenth.
The third and final race was held under much harder dry conditions and the perfect start was had by Jamie Deadman who grabbed the holeshot credit.
A stall Left Sid Martin to start dead last on the Kawasaki but frustrations and poor attitude saw him re tire destroying his overall result.
Ashley Volz was on form and he managed to make himself in the number 2 spot by the end of the race, Jamie Deadman won the moto taking the overall victory for the overs class.
Ashley Volz won the novice class.
OVERALL RESULTS AS OF MY LAPS:
1ST TODD KELLETT
2ND JAKE CURTIS STEVENS
3RD JAMIE BUCKINGHAM
4TH ROSS KERSEY
5TH JED STOCKHAM
6TH MAX FLINT
1ST TOMMY ALBA
2ND LOUKAS MAGGIO
3RD JOSH TAYLOR
4TH TY KELLETT
5TH JORDAN BARRS
6TH SCOTT ARDREN
1ST ZANE STEPHENS
2ND KENZIE COLE
3RD REUBEN ALWAY
4TH TRAVIS BARNES
5TH DECLAN MILLER
6TH BILLY LIFE
1ST ALFIE CALVERT
2ND GEORGE HOPKINS
3RD DALTON SPRAKE
4TH AIDEN TROTT
5TH WILLIAM ROWE
6TH JOE JORDAN
1ST JASON DOWN
2ND HARVEY JAMES
3RD JAKE WARE
4TH TIEGAN MORGAN
5TH ROWAN PENHALIGON
6TH KAI TUCKER
1ST HENRY LIFE
2ND CARTER BROWN
3RD CONRAD WILCE
4TH YORKE COLEMAN
5TH JAKE BROWN
6TH LEVI HILLING
1ST LIAM GALE
2ND THOMAS CONLON
3RD NAT COLEMAN
4TH GEORGE COUPER
5TH NOAH DAVIS
6TH TODD LEILL
1ST JAMIE DEADMAN
2ND MARTIN CURTIN
3RD BEN HICKMAN
4TH PHILLIP HODDINOTT
5TH ALAN PACKER
6TH MICHEAL GOLDSWORTHY
1ST ASHLEY VOLZ
2ND BILLY SAUNDERS
3RD JAK FORD
4TH ZAC HUDSON
5TH ANNA ARDREN
6TH DANIEL PICKERSGILL