Credit where credit is due.
Steve Treen and the crew of Crediton raceway provided the perfect venue for round 5 of the SWOR Championship.
For all the efforts the Chard motorcross club had put in for todays meeting, they were promptly rewarded with some inspirational and sometimes amazing riding.
With a very healthy crowd onlooking and finding voice to support their riders , the Junior 1 group started off today’s proceedings.
Once again making it look all too easy was No140 Jack Perkins claiming first overall for the second week running.
Perkins could only manage fourth place in race one, but secured wins in races two and three to gather maximum points for his 2013 title challenge.
Taking second overall was Andrew Stevens with Phil Deeble taking third.
Junior 2 were at the start gate next.
Riders Rob Bassett, Sam Ryder and Jon Jones were to lead the pack from the start , but strong front runner and winner in all three races was Rob Bassett.
Even after taking a tumble in race two, Bassett is still proving to be the rider to beat and is rapidly recovering his points deficit from missing round three.
Ryder and Jones kept the race gap a lot tighter this week but still only finished second and third respectively.
With current championship leader Tim Moran out of action and unable to compete due to a heavy fall the day before, Caius Hill was to top the bunch in the Inter 14-16 group.
Hill was to take all three race wins, with the style and confidence of a seasoned rider.
Reegan West claimed the second overall spot with Megan Butler once again completing the top trio.
The Inter 9-13 group also had a new winner this week in the form of rider Brent Harris.
After winning in race one and finishing second in races two and three, Harris scored enough points over rival rider Jordan Veale to take the number one slot overall.
Veale only one point behind taking second and Troy Wheeler rounding off in third.
With a much needed break to water the track, the Seniors made their way to the start line.
The gates dropped, and after disappointment and bike problems last week, Mark Ferris was to assert himself at the front.
Lee Almond was only seconds behind and keeping Ferris honest in race one but Ferris held his nerve and went on to take the chequered flag.
Almond was too take the win in race two with Ferris only managing third, but back on song with a terrific performance in race three, Ferris went on to claim his second victory and pocket the top spot.
Almond achieved a well earned and well deserved second overall with rider Lance Towell seeing out the group in third.
To say I have left the best till last is no understatement today, “THE EXPERTS”
What can only be described as a monumental day for one rider….Yes you’ve guessed it No 10 Wayne Shimell, who is undeniably finding the form of his life in this championship with another jaw dropping triple win.
Speed ,style and confidence were in abundance and proved to much for any of the chasing pack to handle.
Leaving experienced fellow riders in his wake , the Tyremarks team racing rider breezed to victory finishing over twenty seconds clear in every race.
I’m not sure I can say much more really you had to be there to see it .
Nick Life finishing second and Ben Butler holding third put in strong performances of their own with great battling between them both, but the star of the show really did and deservedly so belong to Shimell.
Can he be beaten ? we will have to wait and see.
The series now takes a short break and returns on the 23rd June at the Garlands Moor circuit.