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This weekend we entered round three of the AMCA Championship at Warmingham Lane, Cheshire, and with another Bank Holiday weekend in place, as well as a mixed bag of weather for the ever-growing championship, it certainly pulled the crowds in and gave them something to shout about!
Heading into 125 qualification on the Sunday morning we had the new class out first. Travis Steels looked as confident as ever aboard his Yamaha, putting in a qualifying time of fifth position, with Bache going fastest followed by Jones and Zebedee. Moving onto the MX2 class, Bradley Tranter looked smooth and comfortable in qualifying and finished up in ninth. Jamie Wainwright, Ryan Crowder, Corie Southwood made up your top three.
Next up in the Youth 85 class we had Joseph Brookes, Matt Tolley and Jake Randal in the top three spots. Jamie Powell, Simon Lane and 772 team boss Craig Chamberlain made up your top three in the vets. Finally, we had the MX1 category and everything was changing in the first ten minutes! Ashley Greedy looked back to his normal self after struggling with a wrist injury at the first couple of rounds and put himself at the top of the timing screen for most of the session, but health struggles allowed Waterman and Dodd to go one and two.
We chatted to a bunch of riders, as well as Team Apex manager Lee Jones, so to catch up on all the interviews from the weekend click here.
With the rain starting to come down for the start of the first block of racing, red-plate holder Chris Povey and Lewis Dowdeswell were battling it out throughout the race. Dowdeswell took the win with Povey second and Nathan Bache in third. The MX2 class went out next. Corey Southwood took the lead and pulled away from Whatley and Wainwright, only for Whatley to make a mistake and drop to fourth. That allowed Wainwright through to take the race-one win. Conditions changed completely for the youth race as the rain came down, making the Cheshire track even more difficult for the young riders. Joseph Brookes took the win, with Max Lewis and Matt Tolley just behind.
Next up we had the vets championship, with all eyes on the Lane brothers and Craig Chamberlain. These guys were certainly showing the youngsters how it is done; Simon Lane and Jamie Powell battled it out for the early race lead with Powell pulling away to taking a strong win from Simon Lane and James Lane. Greedy took the holeshot in the MX1 class with Bradshaw, Smart and Gibson hot on his tail. It was all to play for! Bradshaw went through to take the lead on the second lap, but a mistake led to a race win for Josh Waterman. James Dodd and Gary Gibson took second and third. All of the results are here.
Safe to say the ever-changing track conditions at Warmingham Lane this weekend certainly spiced it up a bit and brought us some great racing. Click here to listen to the MX Vice Youth and Amateur podcast. Two weeks until we head out to Bushton for round four of the AMCA Championship, so stay tuned!
Words: Sophie Mcginn | Lead Image: Supplied
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