Last Sunday Coventry Junior Motocross club took to the track in Milton Keynes at the technical Pineham motocross track ran by F-15 MX. The track was prepared to perfection by Martin and his team ready for the Coventry riders to take to the track. There was some new faces lined up for the days action and some of the clubs long standing members were making an appearance in the Veterans class, a group of riders which seems to get healthier numbers every round. With some of the faster riders away at the British masters it also opened up the AMX classes for young guns to show their hand and bag themselves a win.
First out on track were the AMX riders with some fast guys making an appearance. In the MX1 class Luke Houghton, Luke Westerman and Scott Hubbard were just some of the riders showing great pace in practice. Race one saw Scott Hubbard take the bull by the horns leading from the start pushing on to open up a big lead over Tom Allsopp and Luke Westerman. Several riders did not make the gate for race one as a result there was great action right through the field. Jamie Longdon managed to capitalize on the misfortune of others grabbing third in MX1 class race one. The second race saw Luke Houghton take the holeshot award just ahead of Hubbard, Allsopp and Scott Hambridge on his MX2 machine. Houghton was pushing hard but it was not to be as Hubbard took the lead away and gapped him to take the win. Allsopp had a fantastic battle for third with Luke Westerman and Bobby Carruthers. Race three turned out to be a disaster for Hubbard as he ran into problems scoring a DNF ultimately ruling him out for the overall. Houghton took full advantage and stormed into the lead battling with Seb Osbourne in the later stages before Osbournes misfortune eventually finishing ahead of Westerman and Rom Wood. The Overall win went the way of Luke Westerman with Allsopp two points behind and Houghton a further point back.
AMX MX2 was dominated from the off by Scott Titch Hambrigde who proved to be untouchable all day long. Titch took all three race wins in fantastic fashion putting in lap after lap consistently opening up a lead in the points. Seb Osbourne looked fast throughout the day getting a fourth and a third. However after a brilliant ride in his third race to catch the flying Houghton his back sprocket gave up and his day was done. George Stanley managed to secure second over all on his 2-stoke KTM just fending off Jack Goddard in third.
In the senior MXY2 class, Joe Tobutt proved to be unstoppable right from the off. The young Honda riders came out flying to take all three race wins in dominant fashion. Jac Kearsley rode brilliantly all day to get himself second overall showing 2-stroke still has the power to hold the four stroke crowd. Ryan Deacon and Tom Goddard were closely matched throughout the day eventually ending both on 121 points and third overall. The Holeshot award also went the way of Joe Tobutt topping off a great days riding.
The Veterans class was about one man, Luke Brown. Ex Phil Mercer mechanic Brown put on a fantastic show leading the way ahead of Rob Hollis, Steve Goddard and Martin Wright riding the track he had prepared so well. Brown managed to take away three wins and the holeshot award with 135 points. Second overall was shared between Goddard and Hollis both on 121 overall.
The 85 BW class was a close fought affair as Troy Wilson and Aaron Gordon battled it out in every race. It was Troy who eventually came out on top but the epic battle was reflected in the final points as only two points separated Gordon and Troy. It wasn’t all disappointment from Gordon though as he managed to grab the holeshot award in race two. Third overall was Matt Brame who himself had experienced a great battle with Mitch Warhurst. The battle for third came to and end as the rain fell in the last block. Brame and Warhurst were side by side for much of the race only for Warhurst to loose the front end from underneath him as he tried to pass a back marker gifting Brame third overall.
SW85 race one saw Ross Innocent and Dylan Spencer lead the pack just ahead of Taylor Hampshire. Spencer went on to take the win in race one as he made a mid race move on Innocent. Race two saw Hampshire fly out the traps and not look back as he went on to win race two and three ahead of Spencer. The overall ended up a dead heat between the two both on 131 points.
In the Juniors it was Scott Russell who took overall victory taking one of every spot on the podium with a 1-3-2 score card. Hedley Longford looked in great form taking his frist ever race win with CJMX in the second race giving him third overall with Keiran Thomas. Joshua Main secured second overall and took the win in the final race of the day in tricky conditions as the rain fell.
The Auto class race one was won by Tyler Etheridge who came out fighting but was pipped to the overall by Kyle Ingram who went on to win the last two races ahead of slow to get going Etheridge. Riley Harrison was always looking good and ready to steal the lead but it wasn’t to be for the youngster. The overall race win went in favour of Ingram ahead of Etheridge and Harrison in third. All the Auto riders left with smiles on their faces as trophies were awarded to all Auto riders.
A massive thank you to Martin and his team for their hard work preparing the track. CJMX and the team will be at Wymeswold on the 5/6th July for their next meeting. Everyone is welcome so get yourselves booked in for another great CJMX meeting.
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By Joe Marston