Awesome! was the word riders used to describe Pontrilas on the 29th of July. This was rnd 7 of South Somerset’s club champs. The track looked awesome, if a tad dry. The weather was great to, dry and not too hot! The Fridge and his team did a great job heavily watering the track on the Saturday night, making for near perfect track conditions on race day.
Rhino Goo a long supporter of South Somerset once again came along and sponsored not only the top 3 but also the bottom 3 with a litre bottle of their fantastic bike cleaner. Top guy’s with a top product, a big thanks to Rhino Goo from all at South Somerset.
The first to taste the Howton Court circuit were the MX1 boys.
After qualifying practice these MX1 pilots took to the line, with Jake Alsop soon dominating and taking moto 1 just a head of Jamie Smith and Lee Strong in 3rd spot.
Moto 2 had a similar look to it but this time Strong pushed Alsop hard to the line ending up in 2nd with Ross Keyworth just behind them both in 3rd.
Moto 3 saw club member Scott Ardren come back to his old form after injury storming to the win but only by .5 of a second ahead of Alex Hussey, Strong taking another 3rd spot.
MX2 the second group out, saw Ryan Morris make an unassailable lead taking a convincing win ahead of Ash Newton and Danny Stayte in 3rd.
In moto 2 saw them finish in the same order, except they were all a little closer together!
Morris bagged his hat-trick of wins in moto 3, Newton 2nd again and with Olly Jones having a blinder on his 250 smoker to take 3rd.
The Rookies, another fast group saw Jake Penny make a blistering start in moto1 but it wasn’t his day as he high sided on the finish straight taking him out for the rest of the day, which left it open for Jordan Godwin to take the lead and finish in 1st for moto 1, Josh Broadway had a go at hauling Godwin in but had to settle for 2nd and Luke Craig making up the top 3.
In moto 2 Jordan Godwin took his 2nd win ahead of Zac Alsop with Broadway dropping to 3rd.
Jordan Godwin was unstoppable and took Moto 3 quite convincingly ahead of Alsop again 2nd ,and was only a second ahead of the hard charging Broadway in third spot. Some great racing was had by these Rookie riders, as usual very fast from the drop of the gate to the finish line.
The Big wheel and a Small wheel riders once again rode together making a full line up of 40 riders. Alex Barter was the quickest BW pilot in moto 1 taking a great win ahead of Billy King in second spot and Jack Roberts in 3rd.
Barter in sensational form took moto 2 with King again in second and Jamie Harris having a great ride for 3rd.
Barter started moto 3 in the same way, but at the end of lap 1 he made a mistake and went down hard ending his day. This left a brilliant battle between Roberts, Callum Ford and King with positions changing all the time, the lead changed it seemed at every corner. King eventually took the win Roberts 2nd and Ford 3rd. A real good race to watch, well done lads.
The SW love riding with the BW as they like to put one over their bigger cousins. Bradley Flagg got stuck in and mixed it with the BW, taking the SW win in moto 1, Brooklyn Evans 2nd and Lucy Calvert 3rd.
Flagg also took moto 2, Calvert 2nd and Evans 3rd.
In moto 3 Calvert ended a brilliant day by winning moto 3, Flagg 2nd and Casey Williams moving up to take the 3rd spot.
The Juniors had some fast kids again, with Conor Ford showing what he’s made of and took the win in moto 1, ahead of James Hanscomb and Jack Wankling in 3rd.
In moto 2, Wankling proved a point and took the win with Ford having to settle for 2nd and Hanscomb 3rd.
Ford was having no messing in moto 3 and pushed hard to take the win. Wankling had another great ride for 2nd and James Rowe 3rd with a storming performance.
The Auto’s took to a slightly shorter but none the less daunting track which Jake Pascoe loved ,taking all 3 moto wins quite convincingly. Alfie Calvert had three brilliant 2nd’s and Archie Dowson recorded a hat-trick of 3rd’s. A special mention to little Ralphie Waite taking to a track for the first time, coping magnificently with the Pontrilas circuit.
1st Jake Pascoe 1st Conor Ford
2nd Alfie Calvert 2nd Jack Wankling
3rd Archie Dowson 3rd James Hanscomb
4th Edward Hoddinott 4th Liam Gale
5th Lewis Roden 5th James Rowe
6th Sid Cox 6th Brandon Hill
Small Wheels Big Wheels
1st Bradley Flagg 1st Billy King
2nd Lucy Calvert 2nd Jack Roberts
3rd Brooklyn Evans 3rd Callum Ford
4th Archie Hicks 4th Jamie Harris
5th Casey Williams 5th Calum Priddle
6th Philip Peaster 6th Steffan Lloyd
Rookies 4T Rookies 125 2T
1st Jordan Godwin 1st Luke Craig
2nd Josh Broadway 2nd Luke Williams
3rd Cory White 3rd Jack Perkins
4th Ryan Davis 4th Jordan Muscato
5th Mitchell Ayres 5th Charlie Page
6th Dan Craig 6th Dan Wheelan
1st Ryan Morris 1st Jake Alsop
2nd Ash Newton 2nd Lee Strong
3rd Danny Stayte 3rd Alex Hussey
4th Olly Jones 4th Jamie Smith
5th Jordan Broadway 5th Scott Ardren
6th Andre Allison-McMiller 6th Jason Kendrick