The 16th of September saw South Somerset MXC hold the last round of the West of England Youth Championship at Landrake Motoparc. Landrake as always was in tip top condition, the perfect place to end a very successful season.
Striking it first for the MX1 moto was Brad Cavill finishing just a head of Sam Simmons, Tom Harvey in third, Alex Hussey fourth, Rocky Lethaby fifth and Luke Heaver sixth.
In moto 2, Simmons got the better of Cavill as positions were reversed, Ross Keyworth had a better ride taking the third spot, Simon Wakely fourth, Hussey fifth and Harvey sixth.
Simmons liking the winners spot didn't let it go and took the win again only seconds a head of Cavill in second, Wakely third, Keyworth fourth, Hussey fifth and Ryan Allen making the top six.
MX2 saw Ross Churchill and Jordan Broadway fight to the line in moto 1, Churchill just pipping Broadway to the winners spot, Toby Harvey third, Aaron Austin fourth, Ross Hudson fifth and Chester Blair Junior sixth. In moto 2 Churchill had another great ride to take the win, this time ahead of Harvey in second, Broadway third, Austin fourth, Alex Morris fifth and Haydon Crocker sixth. Broadway in moto 3 stormed to the win ahead of Churchill in second, Austin third, Harvey fourth, Morris fifth and Blair Junior sixth.
The most competitive class, Rookies was again packed with some fast full on battles, Josh Broadway took the holeshot and was flying until his bike went pop leaving Josh Taylor to end up the victor in moto 1, hotly pursued by Dima Firks in second, Luke Sturgeon having a blast in third, Cornish pilot Dean Symons fourth, Ben Sansom fifth and Ryan Davis sixth. Taylor took the win in moto 2, Firks again second, Sansom third, Broadway on a borrowed bike was fourth, Davis fifth and Luke Williams also on a borrowed bike sixth. Firks spoilt the party in moto 3 and lead from start to finish, Sansom second, Taylor third, Davis fourth, Williams fifth and Broadway sixth.
Taking first blood for the Auto’s was Dylan Cadwallander in moto 1, Jake Pascoe and Tyler Westcott had a humdinger of a moto, Pascoe eventually taking the second spot and Westcott third, Harvey James fourth, Thomas Higman fifth and Luke Woolgrove sixth.
Harvey James resumed normal service by taking the win in moto 2 ahead of Pascoe who had another great battle with Westcott in third, Woolgrove fourth, Cadwallander fifth and Higman sixth. Moto 3 saw James take another win to add to his collection this season, Pascoe had another second, Cadwallander third, Westcott fourth, Woolgrove fifth and Higman sixth.
A special mention for Leo Wase, taking part in his first race meeting, well done Leo.
Conor Ford continued his dominance in the Juniors with a win in moto 1, James Rowe second, Tyler Rowe third, Jason Down fourth, Louie Kessell fifth and Morgan Timms sixth. In moto 2 the top six finished in exactly the same order leaving it all down to moto 3.
The order did change in moto 3, but not the top slot as Ford made it a hat-tric, Tyler Rowe second, James Rowe third, Down fourth, Kessell fifth and Timms sixth.
The Small Wheels have seen some breathtaking battles between Bradley Flagg and Harry Pritchard all season, Pritchard out on his new 2013 KTM was flying in moto 1 and lead from start to finish, Jack Booker second, Flagg third, Casey Williams fourth, Alfie Crocker fifth and Lucy Calvert sixth. In moto 2 Pritchard again took the win a head of Booker, Flagg third, Calvert fourth, Crocker fifth and Archie Hicks sixth on his TM. Flagg showed his fighting spirit and took the win ahead of Pritchard in moto 3, that could only be determined by the My Laps timing system itself, that’s how close they were, Williams third, Booker fourth, Crocker fifth and Calvert sixth.
Fresh form rapping up the Red Bull championship in the Big Wheels was the fast Josh Gilbert taking the win ahead of Billy King in second, Jamie Buckingham third, Jack Sherwin having a blinder in fourth, George Welch fifth and George Rowson sixth. Gilbert also took moto 2, Buckingham second, King third, Calum Priddle fourth, Rowson fifth and Ross Parkinson sixth. The dominance continued in moto 3 for Gilbert taking another convincing win, Buckingham second, Callum Ford having his best ride of the day taking third, Miles Jones forth, Clayton Coaker fifth with Priddle sixth.
The West of England Youth Motocross Championship will be back next year with many other clubs joining the party. South West MXC and South Somerset believe this will help develop some of the best young talent in the west of England and encourage co operation between clubs. Well done to Scott Ardren in the MX1 for winning the Albion voucher for finishing 10th overall in the final round of the West of England Championship.
Many thanks to all that have helped make this season such a great one, riders and helpers alike. Roll on 2013. Good luck to all our Grand Slam riders.
Autos Juniors Small Wheels
1st Harvey James 1st Conor Ford 1st Harry Pritchard
2nd Jake Pascoe 2nd James Rowe 2nd Bradley Flagg
3rd Dylan Cadwallander 3rd Tyler Rowe 3rd Jack Booker
4th Tyler Westcott 4th Jason Down 4th Casey Williams
5th Luke Woolgrove 5th Louie Kessell 5th Alfie Crocker
6th Thomas Higman 6th Morgan Timms 6th Lucy Calvert
Big Wheels Rookies 4T Rookies 2T
1st Josh Gilbert 1st Dima Firks 1st Dean Symons
2nd Jamie Buckingham 2nd Josh Taylor 2nd Jack Conway Baker
3rd Calum Priddle 3rd Ben Sansom 3rd Jack Perkins
4th Billy King 4th Ryan Davis 4th Jordan Muscato
5th George Rowson 5th Luke Sturgeon 5th Charlie Page
6th Callum Ford 6th Stuart White 6th Dan Wheelan
1st Ross Churchill 1st Sam Simmons
2nd Jordan Broadway 2nd Brad Cavill
3rd Toby Harvey 3rd Simon Wakeley
4th Aaron Austin 4th Alex Hussey
5th Alex Morris 5th Ryan Allen
6th Henry Griffin 6th Luke Heaver