Snow takes hat-trick at Garlands Moor

Last Sunday the Phoenix Tools Premier Motocross Championship returned back in to Devon to the really fast flowing Garlands Moor Moto Parc, Nr Holsworthy for round 7 in the 10 round series. Water had to be put down prior to the meeting and during, even though heavy rain had fallen on the Saturday and during the night.

In the Phoenix Tools Expert Open class numbers were a bit down, but never the less there was still plenty of talent on hand to produce some really fast and exciting racing. Alex Snow on the Phoenix Tools Rocket Honda had set the quickest time in qualifying and he had the inside gate pick which seemed to work wonders for him as he was to have the best start in the opening race, but hot on his heels for the opening couple of laps was the St Blazey Husqvarna of John May who was giving his all as not to let Snow get away. Championship leader Luke Hawkins also on a Phoenix Tools Rocket Honda was there in 3rd and was soon to be all over May and moved up in to 2nd a lap later and was now after Snow at the front. James Dodd on the TwoNineTwo/Factory Touch/St Blazey Honda was a rider on a mission back in 4th and was soon to be closing in on May who he had a real scrap with before eventually getting pass on lap 6 and now had his sights set on Hawkins who was soon under pressure and he was to go down when his front wheel washed out going in to a right hander and through went Dodd in to 2nd, but he wasn’t going to catch Snow who took the win with Hawkins coming back to take 3rd. In the second moto again it was Snow with that best line going in to the tight left hand first bend with May there again in 2nd from Hawkins. May just as he did in the opening race early on stuck with Snow, but eventually Snow got away on lap 3 and May now had Hawkins breathing all over him who found away pass May on lap 4. Dodd again was on a mission and after a tussle with the Tony Maunders Racing Suzuki of Jamie Skuse was soon looking to get pass May and this turned in to a battle and a half with Skuse also joining in. Dodd eventually got pass May two laps from the end when May lost traction out of a left hander but he wasn’t going to catch Hawkins who took 2nd behind winner Snow. In the last race Snow was there again, but this time it was Hawkins who was right on his tail with May right there in his wheel marks. Snow was soon in to his rhythm and was starting to get away, May momentarily went pass Hawkins on lap 3, but then found him self going off the track in to a ditch and back in to 2nd came Hawkins. May was to rejoin and was soon back on it clawing his way back up through the field and found him self back in 3rd until 3 laps from the end when he was in a lot of discomfort in his leg from his earlier crash and dropped right back. Snow was to go on to make it a hat trick of wins with Hawkins taking 2nd with Skuse 3rd.

In the Over 35 Championship class the day yet again belonged to Championship leader Nick Life on the Gibbs Performance/St Blazey Yamaha who was to produce three comfortable wins to increase his Championship lead with three rounds remaining, and it was much the same in the Over 40’s and Over 50’s class with Chris Brown on the TwoNineTwo/Factory Touch Honda and Mark Gleadhill both taking hat trick of wins

In the Tyremarks Junior Championship class there was some really good racing especially between the leading two in the Championship, Jack Stevens and Lewis Barfoot with Barfoot taking a hat trick of wins with Stevens a close 2nd in all three races. Josh Taylor and Jason Brooke who was out on a 450 for the first time were to have a real tussle all day and were thrilling the spectators with some really close racing battling it out for 3rd and 4th in all three motos.


Phoenix Tools Expert Open Championship Race 1

1st Alex Snow (450f Phoenix Tools Rocket Honda) 2nd James Dodd (450f TwoNineTwo / Factory Touch / St Blazey Honda) 3rd Luke Hawkins (450f Phoenix Tools Rocket Honda) 4th John May (350f St Blazey Husqvarna) 5th Jamie Skuse (450f Tony Maunders Racing Suzuki) 6th Brad Cavill (450f St Blazey Honda)

Race 2

1st Snow 2nd Hawkins 3rd Dodd 4th May 5th Skuse 6th Cavill

Race 3

1st Snow 2nd Hawkins 3rd Skuse 4th Dodd 5th Cavill 6th May

M D Racing Over 35’s Championship Race 1

1st Nick Life (450f Gibbs Performance / St Blazey Yamaha) 2nd Stephen Elford (450f Gabriel Insulations Honda) 3rd Jamie Deadman (450f Gibbs Performance KTM) 4th Keith Hanson (450f Hansons Garage Honda) 5th Martyn Tucker (450f SR75/Molson Suzuki) 6th Ross Parry (450f A J Cleaning Honda)

Race 2

1st Life 2nd Elford 3rd Deadman 4th Parry 5th Hanson 6th Michael Goldsworthy (250f Spotless Valeting KTM)

Race 3

1st Life 2nd Elford 3rd Deadman 4th Tucker 5th Parry 6th Rob Lewis (350f Tony Maunders Racing KTM)

M D Racing Over 40’s Championship Race 1

1st Chris Brown (450f TwoNineTwo / Factory Touch Honda) 2nd Paul Wieczorek (????) 3rd Richard Tapscott (450f Honda) 4th Justin Carpenter (????) 5th Andrew Bowles (????) 6th Steve Locke (450f S J Hodder Honda)

Race 2

1st Brown 2nd Carpenter 3rd Tapscott 4th David Ford (350f Projuice KTM) 5th Locke 6th Wieczorek

Race 3

1st Brown 2nd Tapscott 3rd Carpenter 4th Ford 5th Locke 6th Bowles

M D Racing Over 50’s Championship Race 1

1st Mark Gleadhill (450f Honda) 2nd Steve Chugg (450f Honda) 3rd Kevin Plumley (125 KTM) 4th Adrian Toy (150 KTM) 5th Sammy Doble (490 M D Racing Maico) 6th Chris Smejkal (250 Honda)

Race 2

1st Gleadhill 2nd Plumley 3rd Toy 4th Chugg 5th Doble 6th Smejkal

Race 3

1st Gleadhill 2nd Plumley 3rd Toy 4th Doble 5th Chugg 6th Smejkal

Tyremarks Junior Championship Race 1

1st Lewis Barfoot (450f Yamaha) 2nd Jack Stevens (450f D S C Kawasaki) 3rd Josh Taylor (450f Gibbs Performance/Tyremarks Racing Suzuki) 4th Jason Brooke (450f Buildbase Racing Honda) 5th Liam Wright (250f Wright Racing KTM) 6th Bradley Barfoot (450f Honda)

Race 2

1st L Barfoot 2nd Stevens 3rd Brooke 4th Taylor 5th Wright 6th B Barfoot

Race 3

1st L Barfoot 2nd Stevens 3rd Taylor 4th Brooke 5th B Barfoot 6th Jordan King (250 Apico Yamaha)

Junior B Race 1

1st Daniel Griffin 2nd Stuart Barfoot 3rd Calum Priddle 4th Callum Warren 5th Scott Hooper 6th Luke Wyatt

Race 2

1st Griffin 2nd Warren 3rd Wyatt 4th Hooper 5th Priddle 6th James Gleadhill

Race 3

1st Priddle 2nd Clinton Townsend 3rd S Barfoot 4th Griffin 5th Ethan Davies 6th Wyatt

Junior C Race 1

1st Martin Dunstan 2nd Mark Hoskin 3rd Ryan Spencer 4th Lloyd Chapman 5th Adam Addicott 6th Julian Slee

Race 2

1st Dunstan 2nd Chapman 3rd Mark Baldwin 4th Kevin Spiller 5th Tom Matthews 6th Spencer

Race 3

1st Dunstan 2nd Chapman 3rd Spencer 4th Matthews 5th Baldwin 6th Lee Dyer

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