3
Aug

Toughsheet National Twinshock Awards Presentation Evening

 

The Best Western Moat House Hotel, Stoke on Trent has once more been booked for this years bash on Saturday October 18, 2014 and for those who have not been before, this is a 4 star modern hotel built within the grounds of the magnificent Etruria Hall, near Stoke-On-Trent.

 

The Hotel also has full leisure facilities, including heated pool and air conditioned gym / spa, is close to the Potteries Shopping Centre and adjacent to Waterworld, one of Europes largest waterparks.

 

We need to be seated for 7-30pm for the meal, so that the presentation can start at approx 8-30pm. As at last years presentation, we will be inviting all six winners in each class up for their trophies at once instead of individually, so that the kids (and adults) don’t get restless. Hopefully this will give everyone more time to enjoy the evening whether it be dancing or just socialising. ONLY DRINK BOUGHT IN THE HOTEL WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE FUNCTION ROOM. CHECKS WILL BE MADE BY THE HOTEL STAFF.

 

 

Send the attached form and S.A.E to Geoff Shuttleworth to reserve your tickets and order your preferred menu before the end of September. Cheques should be made payable to ‘National Twinshock Association’.

 

 

Note! Tickets can only be reserved with payment, as several people booked last year and never showed, costing us dearly. If it helps cheques will not be cashed until the end of September. Rooms are to be booked through the hotel and are not usually charged until leaving.

 

 

For accommodation at the hotel call 01782-609988, and Quote ‘Twinshock’ for discounted twin room rate of £76 (Normally £135) for Bed & Breakfast, but this deal only lasts UNTIL THE END OF SEPTEMBER, after which the price goes up. We have again been allocated 80 rooms but as usual it is on a first come first served basis, so please don’t leave it until the last minute as you will probably be disappointed.

 

 

The Best Western Moat House Hotel, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffs. ST1 5BQ.

 

Off Jnc.15 or 16, M6.

 

 

Saturday October 18th, 7-00pm for 7-30pm.

 

 

Tickets £20 each including dinner and disco.

 

 

Childrens Menu £10-00 each (Fruit juice, Burger/chips, Chocolate cake)

 

 

Menu

 

Starter Selection

 

 

Smoked salmon mousse with spiced tomato dressing, melba bloomer bread and crisp leaves

 

 

Or

 

 

Chefs soup of the day, with warm bread roll and butter

 

 

Main Courses

 

 

Pan fried chicken breast, white wine and tarragon cream reduction

 

Roasted carrots, French beans, with a roasted garlic and mustard mash

 

 

Or

 

 

Slow braised feather blade of beef, mushroom café au lait

 

Roasted carrots, French beans, with a roasted garlic and mustard mash

 

 

Vegetarian Option

 

 

(V) Roasted vine tomato and pepper tartlet, topped with goats cheese mousse

 

Desserts

 

 

Chocolate fudge cake, hot chocolate sauce

 

Or

 

Chantilly filled profiteroles, butterscotch sauce

 

 

 

Toughsheet National Twinshock Awards Presentation Evening

 

 

 

 

 

I / We ………………………………………… would like ……… tickets for the annual awards presentation at

 

£20 / £10 (Children) each on Saturday 26th October, and enclose a cheque for ……………. made payable to the ‘National Twinshock Association’.

 

All payments must be with Geoff Shuttleworth by 30th September and accompanied with a SAE for return of tickets, and cheques will not be cashed until the end of September.

 

 

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I / We will* / will not* be stopping overnight at the hotel. (*Delete as applicable)

 

There are currently only eighty rooms saved for our function.

 

Please contact the hotel on 01782-609988, and Quote ‘Twinshock’ for discounted twin room rate of £76 which is Non-Refundable (Normally £135) for Bed & Breakfast.

 

 

List any preferred guests you would like to be seated with (or not seated with?????),

 

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Round tables are used for between 8, 10 or 12 guests.

 

 

Please return to;

 

Geoff Shuttleworth,

 

121 Slyne Road,

 

Bolton Le Sands,

 

Carnforth.

 

Lancs. LA5 8AJ

 

 

01524 824409

 

 
3
Aug

Round 6 – Warmingham Lane

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 6

Cumbria Twinshock Club

Warmingham Lane, Middlewich

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures Tay Evans

With twelve hours of incessant rain, from early Saturday morning, the planned double header of the Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships at Warmingham Lane, had to be curtailed to just the one day on Sunday. The Cumbria Twinshock Club could not have had the track looking better as riders arrived on Friday, but were powerless to stop the elements, and common sense prevailed, with all the riders agreeing to wave the Saturday racing. Sundays practice put a lot of riders off, until Simon Chell worked his magic on the digger to remove the gloop from the top surface, which left the LPE Clubman facing a shortened but rideable lap when they came to the line for the first race. And it was Reece Winsor, part of the Williamson Racing Team who took the honours with three well earned victories, and with it the CNR Burrows Transport Rider of the day award. Championship leader Andy Steel, Gary Craddock and Les Webster followed him home in the first, before Sean Burrows got the bit between his teeth and took the next two runner up spots from Craddock each time.

The MD Racing Over 50’s and 60’s raced together, and it turned out to be a Pete Mathia masterclass, as he won all three to take the Over 60’s, with times that would have put him in fifth in the experts. Second in the over 60’s went to John Mercer, who clawed back valuable points on series leader Geoff Stokes who had machine trouble in race three. Dave Mozley was well chuffed with third place. There were some fierce battles in the Over 50’s, but it was Phil Martindale who came out on top winning the first from Alan Bott, Alan Eaves and Phil Wilkes. He also took the second from Chris Woodward, Phil Ryan and Wilkes, before Woodward took the third race win from Martindale, Ryan and Terry Connor. The overall win meant that Martindale closes the gap to leader Alan Eaves, who was carrying an injury, but special mention must go to Phil Wilkes who had his best result of the season in fourth overall.

The Wulfsport Experts was short in numbers but not short of fast and furious racing as Alex Butler led every lap of the first race only for his bike to break down within sight of the chequered flag, and it proved to be terminal as he took no further part in the days action. This was a bonus for Danny Hiorns as he stormed to the win from Gary Parker, Michael Smith and Chris Chell. Race two was almost a repeat result as Hiorns once again took the win from Parker, but this time Willie Burgess was up there in third. Race three was the best though as Burgess held off the marauders to take an excellent win from Parker, Hiorns and Smith.

The Falcon Shocks 250 class raced alongside the experts, and Steve Denton seemed to loved the sticky conditions, and took three wins for the overall. Chad Sait took second with a pair of runner ups and a third, and young Tom Goddard persevered for a great third.

The Herts MX Vets class provided some top class motocross with Danny Blakeley really showing the others how it’s done taking the first race from Dave Campbell, Lee Jackson and Paul Coward. He did not have it all his own way though as Garry Jones took race two from Blakeley, Coward and Jackson. Blakeley claimed the overall by taking race three, but not before a superb dice with Campbell and Coward.

The CI Sport class had three different winners with Chris Anderton, Steve Morgan and Connor Jones each tasting victory. But it was Mark Burrows who took the overall with two seconds and a third. Jack Goddard got the better of father Steve to take second on the podium.

The Yorkshire VMX 125 Twinshocks and Evos raced together, and it was Sean McCrea who took the twinshocks class from Dave Ellis and Andrew Robinson. In the 125 Evo class Lee Holland consolidated his lead in the series with two wins and a second to take the overall from Richard Wood who won the second race. Anthony Hartley took the final place on the rostrum.

Things did not go to plan for series leader Danny Hiorns in the Motolink Yamaha Evolution class, as he did not finish race one, and this meant a great first outing of the day for Jonno White as he took race one from Michael Smith. Hiorns hit back in the next two though, winning them both from Smith, who then took his first overall win of the year with three seconds. White was runner up on the day from Andy Hinchliffe and Hiorns.

There was an extra modern class added to the day, and it was Craig Reynolds who reigned supreme with three classy wins, each time from John Lee, with young Connor Smith wringing the neck off his little Husqvarna, in third and Mathew Robinson in fourth.

Wulfsport Experts

1 Danny Hiorns, 2 Gary Parker, 3 Willie Burgess, 4 Michael Smith, 5 Chris Chell, 6 Andy Hinchliffe.

Falcon Shocks 250’s

1 Steve Denton, 2 Chad Sait, 3 Tom Goddard, 4 John Bennett, 5 Chris Rowlands, 6 Jamie Biddulph.

LPE Clubman

1 Reece Winsor, 2 Sean Burrows, 3 Gary Craddock, 4 Andy Steel, 5 Les Webster, 6 Trevor King.

MD Racing Over 50’s

1 Phil Martindale, 2 Chris Woodward, 3 Phil Ryan, 4 Phil Wilkes, 5 Alan Eaves, 6 Terry Connor.

MD Racing Over 60’s

1 Pete Mathia, 2 John Mercer, 3 Dave Mozley, 4 Geoff Stokes.

Yorkshire VMX 125 Twinshock

1 Sean McCrea, 2 Dave Ellis, 3 Andrew Robinson, 4 Roger Dickenson.

Yorkshire VMX 125 Evolution

1 Lee Holland, 2 Richard Wood, 3 Anthony Hartley, 4 Mike Exton, 5 Phil Oxley, 6 James Drewery.

Herts MX Veterans

1 Danny Blakeley, 2 Dave Campbell, 3 Paul Coward, 4 Garry Jones, 5 Lee Jackson, 6 Mike Winsor.

CI Sport Inters

1 Mark Burrows, 2 Jack Goddard, 3 Steve Goddard, 4 Chris Anderton, 5 Martin Speak,

6 Connor Jones.

Motolink Yamaha Evolution

1 Michael Smith, 2 Jonno White, 3 Andy Hinchliffe, 4 Danny Hiorns, 5 Dave Bennett, 6 Craig Reynolds.

Modern class

1 Craig Reynolds, 2 John Lee, 3 Connor Smith, 4 Mathew Robinson, 5 Paul Thomas, 6 Will Bayman.

CNR Burrows Transport Rider of the Meeting – Reece Winsor..

 
23
Jun

Round 4 – Eskham House Farm

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 4

Lancashire Twinshock Club

Eskham House Farm, Garstang

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures Louises MX Pictures

 

The fourth round of the Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships hosted by the Lancashire Twinshock Club nearly bit the dust as the original venue at Astbury was found to be too wet with a week to go, so the club had to search the North West for a suitable alternative. Well they landed at Eskham House Farm, near Garstang just south of Lancaster, and it proved to be a really good choice as it was just right for the twinshocks. Once going, everything went to plan, and although a little low on numbers they did a fantastic job, supported by the Cumbria Club, and event support from Jonno White at KAIS Suspension.

In all three Wulfsport Expert races Irelands Willie Burgess burst into the lead, and although he was eventually caught by the younger riders he managed to take the overall win by a single point from Gary Parker, and with it the CNR Burrows Transport Rider of the day award. In race one he was chased by Aaron Holmes and Alex Butler, but both riders had mishaps, which left Gary Parker to take up the charge, and he eventually got past Willie on lap four to take the first win, from Willie, Danny Hiorns and Andy Hinchliffe. Race two saw Burgess hit the front only to be passed by Matt Stephenson, who was guesting on Ken Sourbutts Maico. Stephenson went onto win, but hurt his ankle in the process and had to miss the final moto. Butler chased him home in front of Hiorns, Burgess and Parker. Burgess led race three until half distance when Butler stormed past to make it three different winners, Burgess took a great runner up from Parker and Hinchliffe.

The Falcon Shock 250 riders raced alongside the experts, and Steve Rowlands took three excellent wins, after passing early leader Steve Denton, who managed a good second overall. Jamie Biddulph had his beat result to date with third overall from John Bennett and Chad Sait.

A full LPE Clubman line up were next to the line, and there was some tight racing at the front with the lead changing hands almost every lap. Andy Steel reigned supreme though, taking the overall with two wins and a second. Carl Nissen took the runner up berth, helped by two fine second places, and Phil Oxley completed the podium, guesting on Jon Hollands Suzuki, from Gary Craddock and Irelands John Allen.

In the MD Racing Over 50 class, hard working club member Alan Eaves for once had his work cut out to keep the others at bay. Alan took the first race from hard charging Phil Martindale, with Alan Bott taking third from Chris Woodward and Phil Ryan. But the second race belonged to Martindale, who took it from Woodward and Eaves, who had an indifferent start. It was winner takes all for the overall in race three, and Eaves just edged it with a close finish from Martindale, Bott and Craig Holmes.

The MD Racing Over 60’s was won by Toughsheets John Mercer who had three good wins. Geoff Stokes took second, after problems in race one. And Tony Aldridge completed the podium on his trusty CZ from Alan Deer on another CZ.

The Yorkshire VMX 125 Twinshock and Evos raced together, and in the Twinshocks it was business as usual for Sean McCrea who took three easy wins, mixing it with some of the newer bikes. Young Matt Rowlands took second from Andrew Robinson.

In the 125 Evos, Lee Holland seemed to be on for three superb wins until the last lap of the final outing when he had a big off, and limped back to the paddock bruised and battered. This opened the door for James Clarke, who was out on one of Lee Hollands spare bikes, who took full advantage to take the overall win from Richard Wood on the Kawasaki, from Anthony Hartley in third.

The Herts MX Vets class were next up, and there was some real blood and thunder racing as eventual overall winner Danny Blakeley was made to work ever so hard for the win. He took race one and two from Garry Jones and Rick De-Feu, but in race three had to settle for second to De-Feu, in front of Jones and Barry Marshall and Ewan Johnston.

The CI Sport Inters saw another fast starting Irishman as George Porter got the drop in all three races. He won race one from Daran Williams, Steve Goddard and Dan Hardy. Race two saw Goddard win from Williams, Porter and Chris Anderton. The third race decider saw Williams improve to take a fine win and overall from Goddard and James Curtis.

The final championship class was the Motolink Yamaha Evolution class, and it was a very fast Danny Hiorns who took all three wins on the big Kawasaki to claim the overall. Jonno White was his nearest challenger in the first two races, but Andy Hinchliffe pipped him to the runner up spot on last race result. Jon Cowgill was next best in fourth from Daniel Jones.

An extra Modern class was added to the programme and there was nobody going to get near the ultra smooth Gav Houson, who took all three wins with ease. James Goodall rode consistently to take second from James Clarke, Aaron Holmes and Dave Bennett.

The next round is the double header at Warmingham Lane, Sandbach on July 19/20.

 

 

Wulfsport Experts

1 Willie Burgess, 2 Gary Parker, 3 Danny Hiorns, 4 Alex Butler, 5 Andy Hinchliffe, 6 Matt Stephenson.

Falcon Shocks 250’s

1 Steve Rowlands, 2 Steve Denton, 3 Jamie Biddulph, 4 John Bennett, 5 Chad Sait, 6 Chris Rowlands.

LPE Clubman

1 Andy Steel, 2 Carl Nissen, 3 Phil Oxley, 4 Gary Craddock, 5 John Allen, 6 Mark Russell.

MD Racing Over 50’s

1 Alan Eaves, 2 Phil Martindale, 3 Alan Bott, 4 Chris Woodward, 5 Craig Holmes, 6 Phil Ryan.

MD Racing Over 60’s

1 John Mercer, 2 Geoff Stokes, 3 Tony Aldridge, 4 Alan Deer, 5 Dave Mozley, 6 Brian Hayes.

Yorkshire VMX 125 Twinshock

1 Sean McCrea, 2 Mathew Rowlands, 3 Andrew Robinson.

Yorkshire VMX 125 Evolution

1 James Clarke, 2 Richard Wood, 3 Anthony Hartley, 4 Lee Holland, 5 Phil Oxley, 6 Mark Burrows.

Herts MX Veterans

1 Danny Blakeley, 2 Rick Du-Feu, 3 Garry Jones, 4 Barry Marshall, 5 Ewan Johnston, 6 Lee Buck.

CI Sport Inters

1 Daran Williams, 2 Steve Goddard, 3 George Porter, 4 Chris Anderton, 5 Martin Speak,

6 Dan Hardy.

Motolink Yamaha Evolution

1 Danny Hiorns, 2 Andy Hinchliffe, 3 Jonno White, 4 Jon Cowgill, 5 Daniel Jones, 6 Matt Rudd. Best Pre-85 – Lee Buck.

Modern class

1 Gav Houson, 2 James Goodall, 3 James Clarke, 4 Aaron Holmes, 5 Dave Bennett, 6 Jack Craggs.

CNR Burrows Transport Rider of the Meeting – Willie Burgess.

 
7
May

Hawkstone Park

Matt Murphy Memorial
Meeting
Toughsheet National
Twinshock Championships Round 3

 

Cumbria Twinshock  Club

 

Hawkstone Park,
Shrewsbury

 

Report Geoff
Shuttleworth

 

 

 

Thorpey Rolls Back The Years

 

 

The Matt Murphy Memorial Meeting at Hawkstone Park last Saturday had a bit of everything that is good about the Vintage scene. This year it incorporated round three of the Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships supported by Central Motors Salvage of Derby, there was also the only opportunity to throw a classic bike around the famous circuit, and to top it all three times World Champion Dave Thorpe agreed to ride in the Evolution class on a specially prepped 1989 Honda 500 from Andy Cleaver at Yorkshire VMX.

 

Although the Hawkstone Hill was out of bounds due to some much needed renovation work, riders instead had to use the newly formed short cut which goes about half way up the hillside, but everyone agreed it had been graded to perfection and the event, run by the Cumbria Twinshock Club, was enjoyed by all that came to ride or watch.

 

Following practice there was a minutes silence in memory of Matt Murphy, whilst brother Shaun rode a lap on his old Maico, and then the family led by father Gary, unveiled a new bench which will be sited next to the track.

 

The Classic bikes and the MD Racing Over 60’s raced together and were first onto the track before it got too rough for the older bikes and riders, although there was more than one in need of oxygen before the end. In the classic class Gareth Challinor roared to victory in race one, but never appeared for the next two. Jim Shand out on a big four stroke won the next two but only came second overall as he had a DNF in race one. The overall win though went to a delighted Phil Roberts on the CZ, with two seconds and a fourth, which meant he went away with the Brian Nadin Memorial Trophy. Irelands John Allen made the journey worthwhile taking third on the podium. Toughsheet sponsor John Mercer had some great starts and took the Over 60’s class with two wins and a third, and earned himself the CNR Burrows Haulage Rider of the Meeting award.

 

Stuart Miller had a good meeting, winning the third race and took second overall from reigning champion Geoff Stokes.

 

Tony Sprowson on another CZ took the LPE Clubman class beating all before him, winning two out of the three legs. Andy Steel won race two and got himself second overall, and now leads the championship. Ben Price had his best ride of the season in third, from Mark Russell and Graham Challis. Best wishes go to Jon Holland who sustained a broken ankle in race two.

 

Although qualifying for the Over 60’s class, it was agreed that the Cheshire Charger Pete Mathia would ride the MD Racing Over 50’s class to give him some competition. But just to prove class never leaves you, he stormed to three smooth wins, with only Alan Eaves in second getting anywhere near him. Another welcome event sponsor Phil Martindale, had three great rides to take third from Chris Woodward and Alan Bott.

 

The crowd came out in numbers for the Wulfsport Experts class as it was littered with British Championship runners and former AMCA Champions. The first race was won at a canter by Alex Rach on the Dick Do Maico, but second went to Maxxis runner Ashley Wilde on another Maico which he had only practiced on once. Third place went to Alex Butler on the Marsh HPF in front of Danny Hiorns and Michael Smith. Race two saw Rach lead, but he was having gear selection problems, and Wilde made his move to the front on lap three, but the bike blew on lap five, and Rach nursed the bike home to take his second win from Hiorns, Butler, Smith and Irelands Willie Burgess. Rach again holeshot race three and led until lap four when his bike expired. Butler took over the lead from a fast charging Hiorns, until there was some last lap flag confusion, due to a crash just next to the finish line, and with Butler thinking it was the end of the race he pulled over, but Hiorns continued and took the win from a very disappointed Alex in second. It turned out to be crucial as Hiorns won the overall by three points.

 

There were some new names at the front of the Falcon Shocks 250 class as Richard Mason recorded two race wins to take the overall from Jake Mason, with regular Steve Denton in third. Laurence Wiltshire took race two but failed to finish the third race.

 

The Yorkshire VMX 125 Twinshock and Evo riders raced together, and in the twinshocks there were three different winners with Paul Lippitt, Sean McCrea and Jim Shand all tasting victory, but it was Sean McCrea who once again took the overall from Mathew Rowlands and Andrew Robinson. Lee Holland took the 125 Evos and with it was awarded the Matt Murphy Memorial trophy for his efforts, although he was beaten by second overall James Shand in race one. Anthony Hartley on the Kawasaki took the final podium place.

 

The Herts MX Vets class was a real cracker with the top five swapping places throughout, but it was Danny Blakeley who reigned supreme with two wins and a third. Rick De-Feu got better with each race and took the last leg to finish second overall from Cumbrian Paul Coward, Garry Jones and Ewan Johnston.

 

The CI Sport Inters class was won convincingly by Will Bayman with three more wins, but Daran Williams on the four stroke Honda was equally pleased with second from last years clubman champion Mark Burrows, Steve Morgan and George Porter.

 

Last but certainly not least was the Motolink Yamaha Evolution class, and all eyes were on number four Dave Thorpe as the gate dropped. At the end of the lap, Glen Phillips was in the lead from Andy Thomson and Thorpe was third. And although he was passed by Danny Hiorns and Andy Hinchliffe, he finished a magnificent fifth against riders half his age. Races two and three were also won by a very smooth Phillips, with Hiorns and Michael Smith next up. Thorpe took fourth in both his other races to round off a great days racing, and agreed to carry out the presentation of the awards to some very excited winners. The next round of the championship run by the Lancashire Twinshock club is at Astbury, Congleton on Sunday June 15.

 

 

 

Brian Nadin Memorial Trophy Classics

 

1 Phil Roberts, 2 Jin Shand, 3 John Allen, 4 Karl Newman, 5 Andy Storey, 6 Nick Payton.

 

MD Racing Over 60’s

 

1 John Mercer, 2 Stuart Miller, 3 Geoff Stokes, 4 Dave Mozley, 5 Rob Alderton, 6 Brian Hayes.

 

LPE Clubman

 

1 Tony Sprowson, 2 Andy Steel, 3 Ben Price, 4 Mark Russell, 5 Graham Challis, 6 William Curtis.

 

MD Racing Over 50’s

 

1 Pete Mathia, 2 Alan Eaves, 3 Phil Martindale, 4 Chris Woodward, 5 Alan Bott, 6 Dave Fisher.

 

Wulfsport Experts

 

1 Danny Hiorns, 2 Alex Butler, 3 Alex Rach, 4 Michael Smith, 5 Andy Hinchliffe, 6 Willie Burgess.

 

Falcon Shocks 250’s

 

1 Richard Mason, 2 Jake Mason, 3 Steve Denton, 4 Steve Rowlands, 5 Chad Sait, 6 Laurence Wiltshire.

 

Yorkshire VMX 125 Twinshock

 

1 Sean McCrea, 2 Mathew Rowlands, 3 Andrew Robinson, 4 Jim Shand, 5 Steve Askin, 6 Paul Lippitt.

 

Yorkshire VMX 125 Evolution

 

1 Lee Holland, 2 James Shand, 3 Anthony Hartley, 4 Michael Weir, 5 Richard Wood, 6 Phil Oxley.

 

Herts MX Veterans

 

1 Danny Blakeley, 2 Rick Du-Feu, 3 Paul Coward, 4 Garry Jones, 5 Ewan Johnston, 6 John Littler.

 

CI Sport Inters

 

1 Will Bayman, 2 Daran Williams, 3 Mark Burrows, 4 Steve Morgan, 5 George Porter, 6 Steve Goddard.

 

Motolink Yamaha Evolution

 

1 Glen Phillips, 2 Danny Hiorns, 3 Michael Smith, 4 Dave Thorpe, 5 Craig Reynolds, 6 Tom Marsh. Best Pre-85 – Lee Buck.

 

CNR Burrows Transport Rider of the Meeting – John Mercer.

 

Matt Murphy Memorial Trophy – Lee Holland

 

 

 
5
Apr

Round 1 – Polesworth

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 1

 

Cumbria Twinshock Club

 

Stipers Hill, Polesworth

 

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

 

Pictures Louises MX Pictures

 

 

The opening round of the Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships took place on Sunday at Stipers Hill, Polesworth, hosted by the Cumbria Twinshock Club with help from the Polesworth crew and supported by Yorkshire VMX. Over 200 riders made the journey, and after the awfully wet winter the weather gods were with them as it was a bright sunny weekend, and the track, although a little rough towards the end, held up really well during the mammoth 24 race programme.

 

First to the line this year were the LPE Clubman class with some new names to the series. And first blood went to Mark Russell, who managed to wrestle the overall from Andy Steel by a margin of two victories to Steels one. Young Reece Winsor on the Husky took third, with three top four rides from Martyn Williams on the big four stroke, and Duncan Judd was chuffed to bits with his fifth place at the end of play.

 

The line was full to bursting for the MD Racing Over 50’s class, and Alan Eaves started as he finished last year, by taking the first two race wins, from Richard Allen both times, but in the third Eaves was involved in a first lap melee, and had to fight his way back. This left Allen to take the third race and with it a well deserved overall from Eaves, with Phil Ryan starting well taking third after leading for a long time in the final race. Alan Bott was up there with them and took fourth from Phil Martindale.

 

The Over 60’s was eventually won by Geoff Stokes, but John Mercer took the second and third race wins, but a lowly fourth in the first meant he missed out by a single point. Birthday boy Dave Mozley rounded off the podium.

 

There was some cracking action in the Wulfsport Experts, and new to the series Bryn Clarke on the Husky took the first and third race victories after some good dices at the sharp end. But it was Marsh HPF Honda man Alex Butler who pipped him for the overall by carding a 3-1-2 to take the red plate after round one. There were a whole host of machine problems for the top stars, and consistency was the order of the day, with Jon Rowlands getting his best ever result taking third overall, from Danny Hiorns in fifth. It was also good to see Honda mounted ex Champion Gary Parker back with the series in sixth.

 

The Falcon Shocks 250’s were a bit thin on the ground, but they mixed it with some of the experts with Chad Sait winning the class with a first and two seconds, from Steve Denton, Steve Rowlands, and Chris Rowlands.

 

The CI Sport Intermediate Class was won convincingly by Lawrence Wiltshire on the red rocket, with three back to back victories, and afterwards agreed to be upgraded into the experts. Young Jack Goddard got the better of his Dad Steve by taking the runner up berth, with James Curtis fourth and Daran Williams, just up from the clubman in fifth.

 

The new Yorkshire VMX Twinshock and Evo 125 class was pretty well supported, and they all raced together with the results split, and the twinshock 125’s was won by Sean McCrea, but not without some great tussles with runner up Paul Lippitt, and Mathew Rowlands in third.

 

The Evo 125’s were grateful of a race against similar sized machinery, and it was Lee Holland who prevailed and won the overall with two wins to runner up James Shands first race victory. Richard Wood did all he could but had to settle for third overall.

 

The Herts MX Vets class saw a return to form for Paul Coward, who beat off the challenge of Garry Jones to take the overall with two fine wins and a second. Jones won the first to take the runner up spot. Lee Buck was third from guest rider Mark Owens and Lee Jackson.

 

The Partridge Ventilation Pre-83 125’s were next up, and reigning champion Lee Holland stormed to three classy wins, although James Shand kept him honest, not too far behind in second. Paul Baldwin improved with each race and took third, and Paul Lippitt rounded off a good day in fourth from Olly Partridge.

 

The final class of the day was the Motolink Yamaha Evolution class, and it did not go to plan for reigning champion Glen Phillips who had bike problems all day. This left the door open for new to the class Danny Hiorns on another big Kwacker, who eventually showed his class by taking all three wins. Andy Hinchliffe on the 250 Honda took the runner up spot, and Jonno White also new to the class taking third. Paul Coward wasn’t too far behind in fourth in front of last years 250 champion Joel Hughes.

 

 

LPE Clubman

 

1 Mark Russell, 2 Andy Steel, 3 Reece Winsor, 4 Martyn Williams, 5 Gary Craddock, 6 Sean Burrows.

 

MD Racing Over 50’s

 

1 Richard Allen, 2 Alan Eaves, 3 Phil Ryan, 4 Alan Bott. 5 Phil Martindale, 6 Chris Woodward.

 

MD Racing Over 60’s

 

1 Geoff Stokes, 2 John Mercer, 3 Dave Mozley, 4 Michael May, 5 Bill Brown, 6 Brian Hayes.

 

Wulfsport Experts

 

1 Alex Butler, 2 Bryn Clarke, 3 Jon Rowlands, 4 Willie Burgess, 5 Danny Hiorns, 6 Gary Parker. .

 

Falcon Shocks 250’s

 

1 Chad Sait, 2 Steve Denton, 3 Steve Rowlands, 4 Chris Rowlands, 5 John Bennett, 6 Jamie Biddulph.

 

CI Sport Inters

 

1 Lawrence Wiltshire, 2 Jack Goddard, 3 Steve Goddard, 4 James Curtis, 5 Daran Williams,

 

6 Will Bayman.

 

Yorkshire VMX 125 Twinshock

 

1 Sean McCrea, 2 Paul Lippitt, 3 Mathew Rowlands, 4 Dave Ellis, 5 Andrew Robinson, 6 Dave Rowsell.

 

Yorkshire VMX 125 Evolution

 

1 Lee Holland, 2 James Shand, 3 Richard Wood, 4 Luke Wade, 5 Phil Oxley, 6 Jon Cowgill.

 

Herts MX Veterans

 

1 Paul Coward, 2 Garry Jones, 3 Lee Buck, 4 Mark Owens, 5 Lee Jackson, 6 Jason Turner.

 

Partridge Ventilation Pre-83 125’s

 

1 Lee Holland, 2 James Shand, 3 Paul Baldwin, 4 Paul Lippitt, 5 Olly Partridge, 6 Anthony Twidle.

 

Motolink Yamaha Evolution

 

1 Danny Hiorns, 2 Andy Hinchliffe, 3 Jonno White, 4 Paul Coward, 5 Joel Hughes, 6 Michael Smith. Best Pre-85 – Kevin Hall.

 

CNR Burrows Transport Rider of the Meeting – James Shand