90 Racing MXC and White Rose MXC combined forces this weekend at the underused venue of Thoresway, Caistor. What an awesome track it is! With sweeping hills and valleys, using the natural landscape, it boasts a fierce circuit for racing. Thanks to Mark and his team for prepping the track to the high standard we have grown to expect and appreciate. Thanks also to the hundreds of riders who came and braved the track, providing some fantastic battles for spectators. Both clubs put on a great meeting that ran like clockwork. Team 90 are already looking forward to Haverigg on 13th and 14th May 2017.
The Expert A riders were the first to take to the track and what a spectacle of racing they provided. Tom Doughty looked at home on the daunting circuit, taking two from three race wins to claim first overall. Ryan Bruce chased hard all day and triumphed in the last race, gifting him the second step of the podium. Thomas Kirk had three consistently good races to take third place overall, whilst Aaron-Lee Hanson managed a fabulous result in race three to take fourth!
The Rookie riders are well-and-truly fighting to win the Spanish holiday. Connor Fish looked good at the front of the pack, taking maximum points from all three motos to contentedly steal first place. Luke Taylor looked comfortable out there also, with three great results taking second place overall. Patrick Jackson also had consistent results, allowing him to snatch overall third, leaving Thomas Dodsworth to settle for fourth.
The Intermediate B riders were next to face the gate drop. Again the grid was full, with some cracking racing going on for spectators to admire. Dominating the class was Will Nicholls, looking impressive and taking all three race wins. Chasing hard to take overall second place was Scott Rowbottom. In third place, despite a poor second race was Cameron Gunn. Lee Harris had a fantastic last race result that pulled him into fourth overall.
The C Under 30s group then lined up behind the gate. Sam Arthur would be the rider to take the early lead, holding it throughout the day as he took first place overall with maximum points! Ross Milner displayed unrelenting pace as he battled through fierce competition to take second place overall. Aaron Fox and Josh Holden were right in the mix all day; Fox had the best of it and took third place overall with Holden right behind him, finishing fourth.
The C Over 30s presented yet another full line-up, granting spectators another ferociously contested class to watch! Richard Brown looked the favourite from the start, flying through the pack to take the first two race wins along with overall first place. Paul Ferguson rode well in all races and took second overall. Richard Drewell was most consistent in the class, allowing him to gracefully appropriate the final podium place. Battling hard all day, Henry Maplethorpe just missed out on third and had to settle for fourth overall.
Next out went the White Rose C1. The top riders from the class went into the last race tied on points having both claimed a moto victory – excitement was inevitably high in the midst of the crowd in anticipation of this one! It was Jake Johnstone who took the last race win in style, stealing first place overall, leaving Billy Joe Glassby to bite the bullet in second place. John Byron was fighting hard for his place and took third overall, whilst Liam Lawton came home in fourth after some quality rides.
The Big Wheel 85 group was a fantastic group to watch this weekend, witnessing some great racing from all the riders. Ben Clark absolutely checked out on the track and was practically unchallenged, allowing him to take maximum points from all three race wins. Second overall, with very consistent riding and showing great power up the big hills, was Luca Pegg. Thomas Crang had a fabulous last race, which put him into overall third ahead of Harry Bowler in fourth.
The Small Wheel 85 group prepped themselves before the gate next and, with a mega line-up, it promised to provide great racing. It certainly delivered just that! Cameron Box shot out of the gate fast and maintained his lead throughout the day to take the overall, following all three moto wins. Harrison Drewell chased hard and rode well to take second place overall. Third place was Jack Harris, who was also in the mix at the head of the field and finished with three great race results. Hayden Eland rode well and ended fourth overall.
The Junior 65 riders were fantastic to watch on the fierce circuit. What a mixed bag of results this class provided! McKenzie Brownsword proved to be the most consistent rider, as he showed great speed in every race on the day and took the overall without winning a race! Joshua Vail rode a cracking last race; he really pulled through the pack to take overall second. Charley Irwin was also consistent, allowing him to humbly leave with third place overall. Billy Askew had a poor last race result, forcing him down the standings into fourth overall.
Out last were the little Auto warriors, yet again displaying their girt, regardless of the conditions thrown at them. Little Austin Beasty got better and better throughout the day, snatching first place overall at the head of the pack. Aston Williams won the second race, fighting hard to stay in second place overall. Jorge Parkin and Riley Loftus also battled throughout. It was Parkin who claimed the final place on the podium in third, leaving Loftus in fourth. The Autos all look in great shape ready for round one of the Judd-Racing-sponsored Auto Dominator Challenge on 14th May!
A fabulous day in the sunshine was had at Caistor. Again thanks to all the Team 90 and the WRMXC crew, medics, marshals and especially all the riders who had a top day of riding. 90 Racing MXC are ready for their next meeting on May 13th and 14th at Haverigg, with White Rose racing this weekend 15th and 16th April at Grange Moor.
Words: Lynsey Hamer | Lead Image: Chris Howell Photography