Sunday the 21st June was the date for the recent Southern motocross championship round.
The Westcoast motocross club riders attended the brilliant Newquay moto park circuit at Polwyn Farm, for round 4 of the 2013 club championship.
The track has over gone major changes over the last year and is now a brilliant motocross circuit catering for all abilities.
After weeks of hot and dry weather the track was prepared to a high standard giving riders perfect track conditions on the day.
When the gates dropped for the opening moto of the weekend it was clear the racing was set to be as hot and intense as the recent weather, as an epic days racing was of to a furious start.
All the adult competitors at the event raced together being scored separately for there respectable class.
A very strong line up of racers attended the event and some brilliant motocross racing was displayed.
The gates dropped for the opening adults race with the number 53 machine of Adam Hoskin taking a strong holeshot.
Adam Hoskin ran the meeting with no transponder, but right from the drop of the gates proved he was the fastest.
Ross Johns was seen having a brilliant ride, riding at a much faster pace compared to recent rounds.
Whilst abroad an evo Honda CR500, Jon Dinner was seen riding strong within the field.
The chequered flag flew for moto one winner Adam Hoskin who dominated the class.
Riding on strong form, Mark Denslow secured runners up honors ahead of Ross Johns, Dan Budd, Jamie Hoskin and Wayne Slater.
The gates soon fell to the dirt for moto two, of to a superb start was Ross Johns who was the first rider to launch over the tracks first table top.
Buzzing with confidence after a clean win in moto one, it was not long for Adam Hoskin to re take over the lead.
Whilst Wayne Slater was on a fast pace creeping closer to Ross Johns with Mark Denslow close by.
Mark Denslow ups his game in the later stages of the race to later pass Johns and Slater, securing himself second place behind winner Adam Hoskin.
Whilst Ross Johns managed to keep the 2 stroke ahead of 4 stroke rider Wayne Slater.
Race three was off to a fast and a slightly dusty start with Ross Johns claiming the holeshot.
After two moto wins under his belt it was no surprise to soon see Adam Hoskin back out front.
Mark Denslow was seen riding further down the field in this moto, showing dislike to the dust.
After battling hard between each other, Wayne Slater later got the better of Ross Johns.
Adam Hoskin took the moto three win ahead of Wayne Slater in second, securing all three race wins Adam Hoskin took the overall win in the mixed category group as well as the MX 2 overall victory.
Whilst Ross Johns secured second overall in MX2 ahead of Wayne Slater after some fantastic battling with each other.
Mark Denslow claimed the overall win for the over 35 classed racers with Mark Ridgeley in second.
Whilst Jon Budd took the Sportsman class win ahead of Adam Hoskins brother, Marc.
Whilst EVO 500 competitor Jon Dinner claimed Seventh.
A small class of rookie riders attended the meeting, but this did not effect the intensity of the racing as always the class was fast and furious with the top riders riding on edge!
It was clear from the line up that riders Kane Colsell and Dean Symons were likely to be the ones battling for the lead.Whilst Championship contender Jack Roberts was absent from the meeting.
The gates fell for the opening moto with Kane Colsell immediately taking the lead grabbing the race holeshot ahead of Dean Symons.
Dean Symons made a very quick pass on the second corner at the start of the race, but Kane Colsell stuffed his front end across Symons to re take the lead.
The two riders were riding to the best of there abilities putting each others riding on the edge.
Dean Symons though kept his cool and was seen riding in a more relaxed style.
Kane Colsell was shredding the track at high speeds but was later seen crash hard on the tracks small step up.
The race was red flagged but Kane was luckily soon seen up on his feet.
Dean Symons raced smartly to take the moto win ahead of Kane’s Brother Leigh Colsell, Zac Hudson and Ethan Davies.
Rookies race two was off to a good start with race one winner Dean Symons taking the holeshot. Whilst Zac Hudson stalled his Kawasaki 250 machine at the gate.
Kane Colsell was out of the race standing to the side lines cheering on brother Leigh who was riding on great form.
Dean Symons was on a usual dominate form pushing his KTM 2 stroke to the limits.
Whilst Ethan Davies was seen riding his heart out looking strong on his 250 machine.
The flag flew for race one winner Dean Symons once again ahead of Leigh Colsell.
Ethan Davies had his strong efforts credited with a strong third ahead of Zac Hudson who raced well after his unfortunately poor start.
Moto three saw moto one and two winner Dean Symons back out front from the very start.
Ethan Davies was holding second in the first stages of the moto but was later passed by strong riding Leigh Colsell.
After two solid moto results Harrison Rees put maximum effort into grabbing extra points in the final moto of the day.
Dean Symons took all three race wins securing overall victory.
Three strong second places took Leigh Colsell to a much deserved second overall.
Whilst big efforts credited Ethan Davies with third ahead of Zac Hudson and Harrison Rees who finished the final moto in third.
Taking sixth place overall in the rookies division was, Jack Cruse with three solid moto results.
Big wheel and small wheel racers raced together also and some great youth motocross action took place in all three motos.
The opening race was of to a fast start with Sam Hunt taking the race holeshot, whilst close behind him Charlie Long was top of the big wheels.
Charlie Long soon powerd the Honda 150 fourstoke to the front of the pack.
Not long into the moto Thomas Townrow pushed his RM85 into the lead.
Whilst later on in the moto, Yann May had a nasty coming together with Sam Gill, leaving Yann May to quit the moto with bike problems.
Thomas Townrow raced well and took the moto one win.
After a strong start and leading the race at times, Charlie Long secured second place.
Third place was snapped up by small wheel competitor Sam Hunt who was holding his own against the bigger boys.
Kian Mayho took a solid fourth placed result, ahead of Sam Johns on his Brand new 2014 KTM.
After an entertaining moto one, the gates were soon falling for the big and small wheel 85’s second moto.
Sam Hunt took another strong race holeshot with race one big wheel winner Thomas Townrow close by.
Sam Johns was seen take a nasty fall when entering the first corner, fast behind him was Daniel Back who had no where to go falling off himself after running over Johns.
Sam Johns was soon up to his feet as was Daniel Back both escaping any injurys.
With watering having took place be for the moto, the slippy ground dragged down leading rider Charlie Long, and soon after Solomon Trevillion also became victim to the water.
Kian Mayho was later seen leading the pack with Thomas Townrow adding pressure.
The two big wheel competitors competed close for some time, but it was Kian Mayho that held on to the lead as he edged away.
Small wheel rider Sam Hunt later managed to hold second spot after a strong pass Thomas Townrow, but with just a lap to go Sam Hunt took an unfortunate tumble dropping him to near last place, proving to be having bad luck at the circuit like he has had at previous events.
Kian Mayho took the race win deservingly with Thomas Townrow in second ahead of Sam Gill.
Yann May had a DNF in moto one and was seen race moto two on his CR85 due to his 150 being damaged from the fall in moto one. Yann May raced well on his spare bike and went on to take fourth overall ahead of Sam Johns who finished well at the flag.
The final race of the day was underway with Sam Johns grabbing the holeshot on his 2014 KTM just ahead of Sam Hunt.
Kian Mayho was seen up at the front of the pack riding strong and full of confidence after his moto two win.
Whilst Sam Gill and Sam Johns were seen battling hard.
Whilst again riding the spare bike Yann May was on a decent form.
Thomas Townrow went on to take the race win securing the big wheel 85 overall win.
Sam Hunt finished moto three in second taking overall victory in the small wheel class.
Kian Mayho took a strong third in moto three to take second overall ahead of fellow big wheel riders, Sam Gill, Sam Johns.
Whilst a strong sixth in the final race was enough to secure Yann May second despite his DNF in moto one.
Whilst hard triers Brogan Laity and Solomon Trevillion finished in the top six.
The sixty fives opening moto was off to a solid start with Jason Down claiming the race holeshot with Luke Woolgrove close by.
In the opening stages of the race championship leader, Lewis Wiltshire was seen back in around fifth place.
Jason Down performed well out front after taking the holeshot but a small mistake allowed for Luke Woolgrove to take the lead, but not for long as Jason Down was soon able to take the leading position back.
High flying Bradley Taylor was seen riding at a great ability pushing hard to push himself furthur up the ranks.
Whilst Jake Pascoe was seen riding in a strong position.
After many laps of rolling the tracks big step down Luke Woolgrove plucked up the courage to give the jump ago for the first time, but this caused him to crash hard.
Jason Down grabbed the opening moto win ahead of Harvey James, Bradley Taylor, Lewis Wiltshire and Jake Pascoe.
Whilst despite his scary crash on the step down, Luke Woolgrove managed to get back on to his bike to the finish the race.
The youngsters second moto again saw moto one winner Jason Down dominating the class out front.
After a great result coming fifth in race one, Jake Pascoe continued to put in fast laps.
Fast and stylish Bradley Taylor was riding at great speeds riding well towards the front of the pack leaving Lewis Wiltshire and Jake Ware to battle.
In the later stages of the moto Lewis Wiltshire made a pass on Jake Ware and also looked to be catching up with Bradley Taylor but the race was about to finish.
Jason Down took the moto two win with Harvey James claiming a much deserved second place.
Bradley Taylor secured a strong third place result.
Whilst Lewis Wiltshire got the better of Jake Ware and kept it that way to the flag.
The gates dropped for the final race of the day and kicking up the dust on his way to take the holeshot was Jake Ware after launching out the gates well.
Moto one and two winner Jason Down was off to a decent start but was soon seen making a mistake that cost him to drop down to the bottom of the ranks early on.
Lewis Wiltshire was riding up front well looking to be riding at a much stronger pace to the previous two moto’s.
After a strong holeshot Jake Ware held a comfortable lead out front with Harvey James close by.
Jason Down later began to pass many of the riders in the pack as he started to creep up positions.
The last lap was soon to be flying for the final race, and the action really started to heat up as Harvey James was looking to take away Jake Wares glory at the very end.
But holding on strong, Jake managed to hold tight and take the moto three win by roughly a second!
Harvey James took overall win on the day.
Jason down had a great days racing despite a couple of unfortunate mistakes, finishing the weekend in second overall respectively.
Bradley Taylor claimed third ahead of Lewis Wiltshire, moto three winner Jake Ware, and Jake Pascoe in sixth.
The little auto racers performed well in each and every moto, race one was off to a strong start with the number 777 KTM of Bradley Way taking the holeshot and early advantages.
Off to a great start running well at the front of the pack was Finley James who showed strong speeds chasing after Way.
With help from another rider lending parts, Jake Johns was able to compete the opening moto after having problems with his stator in practice. Whilst William Talbot was having a great ride moving up the ranks well as the moto continued.
After claiming the race holeshot, Bradley Way went on to take the moto one win!
Finley James raced well and secured second place ahead of Seb Rundle.
Whilst William Talbot took fourth ahead of well riding Henry Life.
The automatic second race was soon to take place as the gates dropped for some more 50cc action.
After a very strong second in the opening moto, Finley James was seen putting in maximum effort holding the lead in the early laps of the race.
The finish flag was soon flying for William Talbot who took a brilliant and much deserved race win!
After loads of effort and shear determination Finley James secured another solid second place result, with race one winner Bradley Way taking third.
Whilst a solid performance took Jake Johns too a strong fifth overall.
The final auto race was underway with Brad Way taking the race holeshot.
Once again Brad Way was on strong form at the front of the pack with Finley James close by having another solid ride.
Battling strong within the moto was Seb Rundle and William Talbot.
Bradley Way took the moto three win securing overall victory.
Finishing the last race in another strong second took Finley James too the runners up position.
Whilst after a long battle, William Talbot got the edge over Seb Rundle.
With Jake Johns and Henry Life finishing in the final top six positions.
More Quad action was to be unleashed upon the Newquay moto park circuit with a fast line up of riders in attendance.
Some brilliant four wheel racing was on show in all three races with a different winner at the end of each moto!
The opening moto was fast and furious as expected by the hardcore quad racers, but it was Darren Hurt that was the first rider to the flag to take the moto one win! After a great ride right from the drop of the gates, Gary Aldinson secured second place.
While Toby Thipthorp took third ahead of Richard Abbot and Dan Job.
Buzzing with confidence after a solid moto one win, Darren Hurt was straight back into the lead claiming the holeshot at the start of moto two.
The race this time was not going Darren Hurts way, as Gary Aldinson was later int he lead with Toby Thipthorp close by.
All racers raced well with this Gary Aldinson securing the moto win ahead of Toby Thipthorp.
Whilst moto one winner Darren Hurt claimed fourth.
The third and final moto was underway with Darren Hurt taking another great start to claim the holeshot.
Darren Hurt powered into the lead holding a strong pace until in the later stages hard charging Toby Thipthorp passed him on one of the tracks up hills, taking Thipthorp to race three victory securing first overall!
A second in moto three secured Gary Aldinson second overall.
Darren Hurt went home in third place ahead of Richard Abbot and Dan Job.
1ST JON BUDD
2ND MARC HOSKIN
3RD JOSH MITCHELL
4TH IAN SMITH
5TH DAN CURTIS
6TH RYAN HOSKIN
1ST MARK DENSLOW
2ND MARK RIDGELEY
3RD STEPHEN BENTON
1ST ADAM HOSKIN
2ND ROSS JOHNS
3RD WAYNE SLATER
4TH DAN BUDD
5TH JAMIE HOSKIN
6TH LIAM CHALK
1ST DEAN SYMONS
2ND LEIGH COLSELL
3RD ETHAN DAVIES
4TH ZAC HUDSON
5TH HARRISON REES
6TH JACK CRUSE
BIG WHEEL 85
1ST THOMAS TOWNROW
2ND KIAN MAYHO
3RD SAM GILL
4TH SAM JOHNS
5TH CHARLIE LONG
6TH OLLIE HEWITT
SMALL WHEEL 85
1ST SAM HUNT
2ND YANN MAY
3RD DANIEL BACK
4TH BROGAN LAITY
5TH SOLOMON TREVILLION
1ST HARVEY JAMES
2ND JASON DOWN
3RD BRADLEY TAYLOR
4TH LEWIS WILTSHIRE
5TH JAKE WARE
6TH JAKE PASCOE
1ST BRADLEY WAY
2ND FINLEY JAMES
3RD WILLIAM TALBOT
4TH SEB RUNDLE
5TH JAKE JOHNS
6TH HENRY LIFE
1ST TOBY THIPTHORP
2ND GARY ALDINSON
3RD DARREN HURT
4TH RICHARD ABBOT
5TH DAN JOB
Written By: Charlene Vernon