REMEMBERING BRAD….ONE YEAR ON
MSMXC 26/04/2015 – SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP RND. 4
Mid Sussex Schoolboy Scramble Club hosted Round 4 of their Summer Championship at Shermanbury one year on from the tragic death of one of their much loved members, Brad Hooper. Special Memorial Medals were awarded to all participating riders and other merchandise could be bought with the proceeds going to the Air Ambulance along with the proceeds from the raffle. Brads family were in attendance to mark the event and Tony Hooper opened the day by addressing the riders and their families.
With the Youth Open group on the line a 2 minute silence was held in remembrance of their lost friend Brad Hooper. Red Balloons were then released into the sky and engines were started for the start of this hotly contested group. Harvey Pomphrett stormed to the front leaving a 3 way battle behind him with Matt Dowse, Jake Deacon and Nathan Turner-Whittle all eager to take podium placings but it was Dowse and Deacon to finish 2nd and 3rd. Connor Mitchell took the holeshot in Race 2 but Turner-Whittle took straight to the front for his claim of the victory. An error from Pomphrett forced him into 3rd giving Dowse 2nd place. A constant change at the front in Race 3 but with Turner-Whittle and Pomphrett unable to hold on, Deacon came through to victory with Turner-Whittle 2nd and Dowse 3rd. The overall winner receiving The Brad Hooper Perpetual Trophy was Nathan Turner-Whittle. Tony Hooper also presented a Perpetual Memorial Trophy to a deserving Ted Ridley.
Luke Cappa took the holeshot in Race 1 of the BW85’s but Jake Sinden took an early lead with Sam Ongley chasing his tail. A lovely overtaking manoeuvre from Ongley boosted him into the top spot to claim his 1st race victory of the day leaving Sinden to settle for 2nd and Adam Caroleo in 3rd. Another holeshot from Cappa in Race 2 with Billy Wilson taking an early lead. Ongley yet again showed his form storming to the front leaving the competition far behind him, Caroleo picked up 2nd with Wilson in 3rd. A change of fortune for Ongley in Race 3 left him to battle his way through the pack from last. An outstanding performance, still claiming the quickest lap time, couldn’t quite get him in the top 3. Caroleo took victory with Sinden 2nd and Reece Poxon 3rd.
Jake Swann continues his winning ways claiming another maximum 3 Race wins in the SW85’s. Taking all 3 holeshots and leading from start to finish this boy is definitely on top form. With Cameron Hayward staying consistently in 2nd the competition was open for the remaining podium. Fynn O’Brien came out triumphant in Races 2 and 3 claiming the 3rd spot with Leon Ongley showing he’s getting back on form with 3rd in Race 3.
Harvey Cashmore dominated over the 65 group claiming a maximum 3 Race wins. A welcome return to Boston Gilbert shaking up the group by securing himself a very impressive 2nd place ahead of Owen Jenner in Race 1. A few riders down on the start of Race 2 changed fortunes for some of the riders. Jenner unable to close on Cashmore’s lead, took 2nd with Josh Bassett claiming 3rd spot. Gilbert put in a holeshot in Race 3, but unable to hold off Cashmore should be proud of yet another 2nd place finish with Jenner 3rd.
Race 1 of the Auto group saw Harry Challis taking the holeshot but by the end of the 1st lap Ashley Matthews had come through to the front of the pack. A confident Matthews pulled himself a nice lead and came through to take the flag for his 1st ever race victory with Challis 2nd and Max Ferdinando 3rd. A thrilling race between Challis and Matthews in Race 2 with Challis again getting the holeshot but Matthews sticking to his back mudguard. Matthews made his overtaking manoeuvre and looked set for another victory. An error on the last lap let Challis through for the race win with Matthews forced to settle for 2nd with Ferdinando 3rd. In Race 3 Matthews took the holeshot and lead from start to finish. Challis worked to get himself up behind Matthews when he tumbled allowing Matthews to pull the gap so was left to settle for 2nd with Ferdinando again claiming 3rd spot.
John Eaton put in an impressive ride to take the 1st win in the Adult A group from Brad Clements who rode superb to pull his way through into the 2nd spot with Lee Tolan clinching 3rd spot. Nicholas Reeves took the holeshot in Race 2 but Luke Coker soon came through to take the top spot. Coker held off competition to take victory with Justin Collier 2nd and Clements in 3rd. Harley Rysdale found his form in Race 3 taking the holeshot and leading from start to finish with Collier 2nd and Clements 3rd. Nice to see Martyn Paget back in the racing pack finishing in an impressive 5th place in Race 1, keep up the hard work!
Kai Hastings came out the overall winner in the Adult B group following on from his race wins in Races 1 and 3 ahead of Marty Spires and Lewis Brockwell. Ben Wheatland proved to be quick out the gate to take the holeshot but was unable to claim a podium finish. A change of fortune in Race 2 gave Lewis Brockwell the victory with Jack Lindsay 2nd and Spires in 3rd.
1st Ashley Matthews, 2nd Harry Challis, 3rd Max Ferdinando, 4th Rowan Brock, 5th Brandon Hedayat, 6th Kian Shaw
1st Harvey Cashmore, 2nd Owen Jenner, 3rd Boston Gilbert, 4th Aidan Monks, 5th Josh Bassett, 6th Kelly Brierley
1st Jake Swann, 2nd Cameron Hayward, 3rd Leon Ongley, 4th Fynn O’Brien, 5th Jack Dade, 6th Luke Blake
1st Adam Caroleo, 2nd Sam Ongley, 3rd Jake Sinden, 4th Billy Wilson, 5th Reece Poxon, 6th Callum Nicholas
1st Nathan Turner-Whittle, 2nd Matt Dowse, 3rd Jake Deacon, 4th Harvey Pomphrett, 5th Taylor Smith, 6th Aaron Ongley
1st Brad Clements, 2nd Justin Collier, 3rd Lee Tolan, 4th Nicholas Reeves, 5th Owen Bridgewater, 6th Ben Reeves
1st Kai Hastings, 2nd Marty Spires, 3rd Lewis Brockwell, 4th Jack Lindsay, 5th Gareth Weller, 6th Ben Wheatland