OWEN’S WINNING WAYS
MID SUSSEX SCHOOLBOY MOTOCROSS CLUB
SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP RND. 10 – IDEN
Mid Sussex Schoolboy Motocross Club held the 10th Round of their Summer Championship at Iden. The track team put in endless hours to prep the track to perfection as usual.
Luke Richardson put in a fantastic performance in the Auto group claiming the 1st holeshot of the day. Unfortunately getting caught out by track conditions he left the door open for Jake Cappa and Haydon Harris to come through and contest the lead. Cappa also got caught out leaving Harris to extend his lead over the rest of the pack and to claim his 1st win of the day ahead of Cappa 2nd and a very well deserved 3rd place for Ashley-John Matthews. Richardson was again quick from the gate in Race 2, unable to hold off Harris and Cappa who claimed 1st and 2nd respectively he was left in a very honourable 3rd spot. Cappa then went on to launch from the gate in Race 3 and hold off competition to give him the race win ahead of Harris and Richardson.
Owen Jenner once again ruled over the 65 group taking a maximum 3 race wins. The competition is still very open with Jake Barker, Brandon Lane and Miles Woodman all battling for those final podium finishes. Barker came through to claim 2nd ahead of Lane in Race 1 whilst Woodman had bike failure and was left to limp over the line to claim points. Bike failure for Barker in Race 2 gave 2nd to Lane and Woodman 3rd. A holeshot from Lane in Race 3, but with Jenner soon claiming his top spot, Lane felt the pressure and an error cost him his place leaving Woodman to come through for 2nd and a well deserved 3rd for Jamie Collins.
The SW85’s welcomed Leon Ongley up into the group after returning from injury at the start of the year, just pushed out of the final 6 after a 7-7-6 result. Billy Wilson was back to his usual form following injury, clinching all 3 race wins with Harry Barker and Jake Collins keeping consistent to claim 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Sam Ongley and Elliott Phillips continued their battle for the top spot in the BW85’s delighting spectators with their outstanding performance. Each race was down to the wire but Ongley came through triumphant taking the maximum 3 race wins with Phillips left to settle for 2nd. The position for the final podium was well contested with Bradley Smith, Ollie Rippon and Luke Cappa but consistency paved the way for Smith to come through and claim the 3rd overall.
The Youth Open group is always a great race to watch with Aaron Ongley on his 125 machine against the 250’s of Connor Mitchell, Matt Dowse and Nathan Turner-Whittle. Mitchell took the holeshot in Race 1 ahead of Turner-Whittle whilst Ongley was left further down the pack. Turner-Whittle took to the front and appeared to be pulling from Ongley who had slipped into 2nd but Ongleys determination drove him forward to give him his 1st race win of the day ahead of Turner-Whittle and Mitchell. Ongley went on to power his way through for the next 2 race wins with Turner-Whittle 2nd and Dowse 3rd in Race 2 and Dowse 2nd , Turner-Whittle 3rd in Race 3.
A change of bike for Darryl Maxwell in the Adult A group shook things up a bit and gave more of a spectacle, keeping positions close. Harvey MacDonald shot from the gate in Race 1 but was unable to hold off Lee Tolan who came through for the win leaving MacDonald to settle for 2nd and Greg Kingston 3rd. Kingston came through for the win in Race 2 ahead of MacDonald and Maxwell. After a days intense battling with the leaders, James Coker, Maxwell and Brad Clements it was Coker who came out on top in Race 3 following a display of fantastic riding with Tolan taking 2nd and Clements 3rd. A delight to see Martin Paget back on the track after recent injury.
After announcing his resignation from the Mid Sussex committee, Paul Roeton wanted to prove himself as a rider in the Adult B group. His holeshot in the 3rd race was certainly 1 to be proud of but after leading for several laps, fatigue took over and he gradually slipped down the field to 4th. Work on that fitness Paul! Stuart Purvis proved unstoppable as he claimed a maximum 3 race wins and with Sam Scrace claiming 2 2nd positions and Lee Birkby 2 3rds they finished 2nd and 3rd respectively overall.
1st Haydon Harris, 2nd Jake Cappa, 3rd Luke Richardson, 4th Ashley-John Matthews, 5th Oliver Wickers, 6th Ciaran Poulter
1stOwen Jenner, 2nd Miles Woodman, 3rd Brandon Lane, 4th Jamie Collins, 5th Archie Kemp, 6th Max Whittley
1st Billy Wilson, 2nd Harry Barker, 3rd Jake Collins, 4th Jake Swann, 5th Rhys Cooper, 6th Ollie Kingston
1st Sam Ongley, 2nd Elliott Phillips, 3rd Bradley Smith, 4th Ollie Rippon, 5th Luke Cappa, 6th Jack Baker
1st Aaron Ongley, 2nd Nathan Turner-Whittle, 3rd Matt Dowse, 4th Connor Mitchell, 5th Taylor Smith, 6th Tom Hutchison
1st Harvey MacDonald, 2nd Lee Tolan, 3rd Greg Kingston, 4th James Coker, 5th Darryl Maxwell, 6th Brad Clements
1st Stuart Purvis, 2nd Sam Scrace, 3rd Lee Birkby, 4th Matt Greengrow, 5th Jake Scrace, 6th Elliott Purvis