MID SUSSEX TAKES ON MILDENHALL
MSMXC 26/04/2015 – SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP RND. 3
Picture by: Ian Davy
Mid Sussex hosted the 3rd round of their Summer Championship at Mildenhall Stadium with great numbers taking to the gate.
William Haddock ruled the Auto pack claiming all 3 Race wins with Spike Stevens in 2nd but the real battle was for 3rd spot with Ashley Matthews and Luke Richardson. Matthews managed to secure himself the final podium spot in Races 1 and 2. A determined Matthews in Race 3 powered through the pack after being stuck on the gate to claim his spot yet again forcing Richardson out of the top 3.
Josh Bassett was quick from the gate in Race 1 of the Juniors leading the entire race until the last lap when an off resulted in Aidan Monks coming through to clinch victory ahead of Owen Jenner leaving Bassett to settle for 3rd. Jamie Collins took the holeshot in Race 2 much to his dad’s delight but was unable to hold off Monks and Jenner who took 1st and 2nd respectively with Bassett progressing up through the pack for 3rd. Jenner took the well deserved win in Race 3, stealing the top spot from Monks on the last lap.
Kieron Thomas was in a league of his own claiming the maximum 3 race wins in the SW85’s leaving the battle for the remaining podiums far behind him. Brad Nolan put in a great ride to claim 2nd in race 1 with Jake Swann just clinching 3rd from Jake Collins on the last lap. No change in positions for the top 3 in race 2 but a change of fortune for Swann in Race 3 where he earned himself a very well deserved 2nd place with Collins taking 3rd.
Charlie Razzell and Elliott Phillips put in a great performance battling for the number 1 spot in Race 1 of the BW85’s but Razzell came through triumphant with Phillips left to settle for 2nd with Tommy Morris 3rd. A nail biting race in Race 2 with Billy Wilson leading from Razzell and Sam Ongley in hot pursuit of Phillips. Razzell was able to make his move to take victory on the last lap forcing Wilson into 2nd and despite several efforts on the last lap and a final charge to the flag, Ongley had to be content with 4th just behind Phillips. An outstanding ride from Phillips in Race 3 gave him the well deserved race win ahead of Razzell with Wilson 3rd.
The Youth Open always keep us entertained and this week was no different with an opening 4 way battle out at front with Matt Dowse, Charlie Way, Aaron Ongley and Jake Deacon, but it was Charlie Way that took the 1st race win ahead of Deacon and Dowse. In race 2 Way and Deacon seemed to pull from Ongley and Dowse but a coming together resulted in Dowse claiming the victory with Spencer Brooking in 2nd and Ongley 3rd. After another well fought battle it was Deacon that managed to clinch the final victory from Way on the last lap with Ongley 3rd.
With large numbers in the Adult B group, racing is now split over 4 races with competitors completing 3 races each to give an overall placing. Kai Hastings took a well deserved race win in Race 1 but with Danny Budd taking victory in Races 2, 3, 4 he claimed the overall with Marty Spires 2nd and Mark Reeves 3rd.
Luke Gidney took a maximum 3 Race wins in the Adult A group with Rowan Hill claiming all the 2nd place spots with Ryan Nock in 3rd. Brad Clements rode well in the mix of the top runners but couldn’t hold off competition but should be pleased with his 4th place finishes boosting his championship points. Liam Denby added humour by failing to retire from the race, riding with pride with a bent set of handlebars.
1st William Haddock, 2nd Spike Stevens, 3rd Ashley Matthews, 4th Luke Richardson, 5th Harry Challis, 6th Kian Shaw
1st Aidan Monks, 2nd Owen Jenner, 3rd Josh Bassett, 4th Jamie Collins, 5th Max Whittley, 6th Louis Budgen
1st Kieron Thomas, 2nd Jake Swann, 3rd Brad Nolan, 4th Jake Collins, 5th Jude Hartwell, 6th Tommy Petchell
1st Charlie Razzell, 2nd Elliott Phillips, 3rd Sam Ongley, 4th Tommy Morris, 5th Billy Wilson, 6th Leo Shaw
1st Aaron Ongley, 2nd Jake Deacon, 3rd Charlie Way, 4th Matt Dowse, 5th Bradley Skinner, 6th Perry Galloway
1st Luke Gidney, 2nd Rowan Hill, 3rd Ryan Nock, 4th Brad Clements, 5th Joe Russell, 6th Benjamin Reeves
1st Danny Budd, 2nd Marty Spires, 3rd Mark Reeves, 4th Kai Hastings, 5th Lewis Brockwell, 6th Jack Lindsay