South West MX – Race Report

A new  track within Chumleigh in Devon was the latest circuit to hold  a South west motocross club championship round.

Despite some riders having traveled to Matterly basin for the motocross GP, there was still a decent turn out of riders with some top  racers in attendance for round 7 on August 25th.
The opening race of the day saw the MX2 competitors take to  the line.
The race was off to a good start with Darren Banwell claiming the holeshot. Leading the rest of the pack over the tracks opening jumps.
Eddie Knowles and Wayne Gill was in a strong battle towards the front of the rankings early on in the moto, whilst Stuart Smith moved up into second spot by the end of the third lap.
Eddie Knowles was seen taking a tumble dropping himself down the pack. Whilst Holeshotter Darren Banwell performed strongly till the end to take the race one victory ahead of, Stuart Smith and Eddy Carr.
The second MX2 moto began with the 35 plated bike of Eddie Knowles taking the holeshot. But unable to maintain  the lead, Darren Banwell lead by the end of the opening lap. Whilst Stuart Smith was riding strongly towards the front of the pack after his solid moto one result.
In the later stages Eddie Knowles dropped a spot as Darren Banwell took another race win again ahead of Stuart Smith.
A slightly manic start was seen for the MX2 final moto of the day.
After two moto wins, Darren Banwell’s final race was off to an awful start getting hanged up in the elastic start system, witch also held up a couple other riders. Despite this happening the race was not red flagged leaving Darren Banwell in a disappointingly challenging position, starting off dead last. Whilst escaping the carnage Eddy Carr took the race holeshot. Despite the technical and hard to pass track conditions, Darren Banwell showed his pure motocross talent going from dead last to second place in just three laps. Stuart Smith was seen having another good ride whilst three laps further into the moto, Darren Banwell was seen back in the lead. Darren Banwell took overall victory highly deserving after an outstanding show of riding ability in moto three! With three strong rides and reflective race results Stuart Smith took the runners up spot ahead of third placed, Eddy Carr.
Whilst Alex Bratt claimed fifteenth.
The other two adult classes VMX and MX1 competed within the same race with separate scoring.
The opening joint class race was off to a stylish start with Harry Sellwood claiming the holeshot and early advantages.
Series leader Ryan Redwood was seen pulling up the places strongly, whilst Harry Sellwood shows strong style abroad his Honda 250 2 stroke.
Harry Was seen taking the race win as the moto came to an end with Ryan Redwood respectively securing second place.
Whilst Jon Tarr took VMX victory.
After battling threw out the moto, Ricky Furse finished in the better positions over Ryan Redwoods sister, Kelly.
After a decent opening moto win, Harry Sellwood started moto two where he finished moto one, in the lead taking the holeshot.
Strongly riding on an Evo Honda, Ryan Harris was showing good form.
Whilst Ryan Redwood was seen tearing up the back of Sellwood’s rear fender.
Despite maximum efforts Redwood again had to settle for second with Harry Sellwood securing another moto victory.
Jon Tarr took another win for the VMX class ahead of Neville Calby.
The final MX1 and VMX race saw a change of winner, this moto saw Ryan Redwood get the better of moto one and two winner Harry Sellwood leaving him in second this time.
But after securing two wins and a second, it was Harry to go home with the overall win.
Ryan Redwood respectively took second. Whilst EVO rider Ryan Harris took third ahead of fourth placed, Ayrton Gordon. Jon Tarr claimed the overall victory in the VMX division ahead of Neville Calby and Ricky Furse.
Some great youth racing was had in the Rookies class once again.
Coming back from an injury received in an enduro accident, Dan Mundell attended for his first ride back.
The elastic start pinged across the line up of riders and it was Dan Mundell to take the opening race holeshot.
2 stroke hot shot Dean Symons was soon to take over the lead with Dan Mundell racing his heart out clearly enjoying himself being back on his bike.
Great racing was had within the pack but the race was soon at an end with Dean Symons taking the win ahead of Dan Mundell, Jarred Perkins.
The second moto was underway with race one victor Dean Symons taking the holeshot.
Dan Mundell did not  have such a perfect start in this moto but was soon in a strong battle fighting with Harry Davey towards the front of the pack. The two riders Mundell and Davey was seen continuing to battle as the race progressed with the riders switching places multiple times, Mundell later squared off a corner but the power of Daveys fourstroke kept the pair side by side. The finish flag was out once again for Dean Symons who had a perfect ride. Dan Mundell showed great speed and determination claiming second place. Whilst Harry Davey settled in a very solid third place.
More action was displayed in the final moto. Again Dean Symons took the race win taking all three motos wins to overall victory.
Racing his heart out back from a serious injury, Dan Mundell took a fantastic second overall.
Jarred Perkins claimed third whilst Harry Davey secured fourth.
Big and Small wheel riders raced together on the day.
The first mixed divsion moto was off to a flyer with Thomas Townrow taking the holeshot with Kieran Yorke in check. Todd Sawyer was seen riding as the top small wheel competitor.
Kieran Yorke took the opening big wheel win, whilst Todd Saywer took the small wheel victory.
A great result of fourth was had by Connor Jenkins who showed some of his dads speed on his CR85.
The second  moto began with Joshua Coltart taking the big wheel holeshot and Todd Sawyer taking the small wheel holeshot.
In the opening stages Kieran Yorke was on top form leading the race. Joshua Coltart was having a great ride but was seen later drop back a few places.
Whilst Sam Gill got the better of Ross Parkinson.
The chequered flag came out for Kieran Yorke taking the race win, closely followed by small wheel winner, Todd Sawyer.
The final big and small wheel moto came to and end with Todd Sawyer winning the small wheels, and Kieran Yorke taking the win in the big wheels, Both Saywer and Yorke took there respective class overall victory!
Thomas Townrow claimed second in big wheels ahead of racing buddy Sam Gill in third.
Whilst in the small wheels Dan Back secured second place ahead of Morgan Timms.
The junior sixty five class was off to a solid start in moto one with Jason Down taking the holeshot.
Displaying a solid style alongside fast speeds, it was no surprise to see Jason Down clear away at the front leaving the rest of his fellow competitors behind.
Luke Woolgrove and Harvey James, was Jason’s closest threat. Jason Down took the race win leaving Harvey in a very strong second  placed finish. Luke Woolgrove resulted in third.
After a dominating moto one victory, Jason Down was  back in front for moto two.
Courtney Birch was seen racing the moto well showing strong consistency in riding.
Jason Down took the moto two win.
Harvey James again secured second ahead of Tyler Westcott who got the better of Luke Woolgrove.
The final junior race was soon in action, but this moto was to see a change in the top results.
After great racing by each and every rider, it was Harvey James that took the race win after a strong start getting the advantage over Jason Down who took second securing overall victory.
Harvey James claimed second overall after his final race moto win.
Third was claimed by strongly riding Tyler Westcott.
Whilst number 24, Luke Woolgrove took fourth.
The young but fast automatics first moto was off with a false start being holeshot by Finley James. The race was quickly off to a new start this time with Riley Watts claiming the holeshot.
Finley James was on strong form putting on pressures to his fellow racers.
Whilst Bradley Way was unusually seen at the back of the pack in the early stages.
Riley Watts dropped his bike handing his position over to George Hopkins.
The finish flag was soon out flying for winning rider, Finley James.
And after  speeding up from his poor start Bradley Way claimed second.
The second moto saw all the young riders competing hard to the best of there capabilities.
Taking the victory at the end of the moto, Finley James came off the track all smiles taking another race win.
Riding strong again Bradley Way took another strong second result ahead of George Hopkins and Henry Life.
The third and final race came to a strong end with Finley James taking the win and grabbing overall automatic victory!
Three second placed results claimed Bradley Way the runners up position.
Whilst George Hopkins took third.
OVERALL RESULTS
MX2
1ST DARREN BANWELL
2ND STUART SMITH
3RD EDDIE CARR
4TH GARATH BUNBY
5TH DAN JONES
6TH ALEX TARR
MX1
1ST HARRY SELLWOOD
2ND RYAN REDWOOD
3RD RYAN HARRIS
4TH AYRTON GORDON
5TH LUKE WINDSOR
6TH ANDREW PARKER
VMX
1ST JON TARR
2ND NEVILLE CALBY
3RD RICKY FURSE
4TH IAN CARTER
SENIORS
1ST DEAN SYMONS
2ND DAN MUNDELL
3RD JARRED PERKINS
4TH HARRY DAVEY
5TH CALLUM WARREN
6TH CALLUM HAWKER
BIG WHEEL 85
1ST KIERAN YORKE
2ND THOMAS TOWNROW
3RD SAM GILL
4TH JOSHUA COLTART
5TH HAIDEN MEARE
6TH JORDAN BRIGDEN
SMALL WHEEL 85
1ST TODD SAWYER
2ND DANIEL BACK
3RD MORGAN TIMMS
4TH CONNOR JENKINS
5TH BROGAN LAITY
6TH JORDAN HAYMAN
JUNIOR 65
1ST JASON DOWN
2ND HARVEY JAMES
3RD TYLER WESTCOTT
4TH LUKE WOOLGROVE
5TH CORMAC FURSE
6TH COURTNEY BIRCH
AUTO
1ST FINLEY JAMES
2ND BRADLEY WAY
3RD GEORGE HOPKINS
4TH HENRY LIFE
5TH RILEY WATTS
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