22
Jun

Round 4 – Garstang

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 4

Lancashire Twinshock Club

Eskham House Farm, Garstang

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures LMX Photos Louise Croome

The Lancashire Twinshock Club rose from the ashes of last year, by hosting a superb event for the fourth round of the Toughsheet National Twinshock MX Championships last Sunday when they hosted at Eskham House Farm, Garstang near Lancaster. The welcome overnight rain meant that the track was in prime condition at the popular twinshock friendly track, and the club had even added an extra grassland loop, to test the 160 riders on the long track.

First to the line this week were the MD Racing Over 50’s and 60’s with a split start. And it was Phil Martindale, the event sponsor, who led the way in the 50’s class, doing battle with Alan Eaves in the first two races. Eaves took control of both legs to win from Martindale each time with Alan Bott in third. But in the final leg Eaves had a mishap, and had to come from dead last to fourth at the flag, leaving Martindale to take the win and the spoils for the overall. Bott took third overall from a rejuvenated Terry Connor in fourth and Barry Burbidge in fifth.

The split start meant that the Over 60’s knew who they were racing against, and two of the three wins went to Alan Hambridge on the Husky, who took the overall with a fourth in the other leg. His nearest challenger in second was Phil Wilkes, and Toughsheet sponsor John Mercer in third after winning the second race. Dave Mozley and Steve Mitton rounded off the podium.

The top three in the Falcon Shocks 250 class were separated by a single point, with the decision going to Irishman Jonathan McBride who took two wins from three. Although level on points, Steve Rowlands had a lower last race finish to take the runner up spot, and a point further back was Paul Croxon in third from John Bennett and a detuned Chris Woodward.

Jacob Joyce was the star of the show in the Yorkshire VMX 125 Evo class, on Steve Clitheroes beautiful Honda, and took three comfortable wins, each time from Richard Chinn in second, and Peter O’Neill just pipped the Chappells, Chris and Jake to third.

In the 125 Twinshocks Sean McCrea continued his season long battle with John Davis, and in taking all three wins from him, has dragged back vital points in the championship chase to only trail by six points. Chris Rowlands had three thirds, to take third from Peter Chambers.

Gavin Robertson set the fastest lap of the day in the Motolink Yamaha Evolution class, but not before doing battle with series leader Michael Smith, who pushed him hard in all three legs. Robertson though came away with a hat trick of wins, each time from Smith and Danny Blakeley.

Jonno White was another on the pace and he took fourth overall from Andy Hinchliffe.

The LPE Clubman Class saw a new winner in Joe Chell on the Murphy Maico. More used to riding Tribsas in Classic Scrambles, Joe is settling into the Twinshocks nicely, and took three wins and was awarded the CNR Burrows Transport Rider of the Meeting for his efforts. Carl Nissen improved with each race to take second, and Simon Bentley had his best ride of the season to take third, from young Mathew Bennett and Mark Bill.

The AB Race Cruisers Vets Class was won by James Hodgkinson after taking third in leg one, he hit the front in the next two to win by a single point from series leader Danny Blakeley, who had won race one. Jonno White had a second and two thirds to take third, from Ewan Johnston. Tony Houseman was next and also the best over 50 rider on the day.

An extra modern class was added to the event, and again Jacob Joyce showed his class to take the overall with two fine wins. Another double class rider Andy Hinchliffe took second overall from John Butler and second race winner Jack Wilkinson.

The Wulfsport Experts and the CI Sport Inters were last to the line, and each time Gary Parker was first out of the traps, but the younger Michael Smith underlined his speed by winning all three Expert motos. Parker took second overall but had to give credit to Joel Hughes, who after a DNF in leg one, took two seconds. Chris Chell had his best ride to date, taking third overall from Matt Rudd and Lee Buck.

Sam Tweedy, who had been upgraded from the Clubman class after coasting to a win, managed to beat all the regular Inter riders in each race to take the overall. Reece Winsor, who rode three different bikes, took second, with Steve Morgan just getting the better of his mate Chris Anderton to take third.

Round five is the double header at Warmingham Lane, Sandbach on Sunday July 25/26.

MD Racing Over 50’s

1 Phil Martindale, 2 Alan Eaves, 3 Alan Bott, 4 Terry Connor, 5 Barry Burbidge,

6 Andy Cleaver.

MD Racing Over 60’s

1 Alan Hambridge, 2 Phil Wilkes, 3 John Mercer, 4 Dave Mozley, 5 Steve Mitton,

6 Allan Williamson.

Falcon Shocks 250’s

1 Jonathan McBride, 2 Steve Rowlands, 3 Paul Croxon, 4 John Bennett, 5 Chris Woodward,

6 Gary Craddock.

Yorkshire VMX 125 Twinshock

1 Sean McCrea, 2 John Davis, 3 Chris Rowlands, 4 Peter Chambers, 5 Tim Grindrod,

6 Andrew Robinson.

Yorkshire VMX 125 Evolution

1 Jacob Joyce, 2 Richard Chinn, 3 Peter O’Neill, 4 Chris Chappell, 5 Jake Chappell, 6 Anthony Hartley.

Motolink Yamaha Evolution

1 Gavin Robertson, 2 Michael Smith, 3 Danny Blakeley, 4 Jonno White, 5 Andy Hinchliffe,

6 Paul Coward.

LPE Clubman

1 Joe Chell, 2 Carl Nissen, 3 Simon Bentley, 4 Mathew Bennett, 5 Mark Bill, 6 Stephen Hakes. AB Race Cruisers Veterans

1 James Hodgkinson, 2 Danny Blakeley, 3 Jonno White, 4 Ewan Johnston, 5 Tony Houseman,

6 Mike Allport. Over 50’s : 1 Tony Houseman, 2 Mike Allport, 3 Mark Bowden.

Modern Class

1 Jacob Joyce, 2 Andy Hinchliffe, 3 John Butler, 4 Jack Wilkinson, 5 Ant Pullin, 6 Callum Bircher.

Wulfsport Experts

1 Michael Smith, 2 Gary Parker, 3 Chris Chell, 4 Matt Rudd, 5 Lee Buck, 6 Joel Hughes.

CI Sport Inters

1 Sam Tweedy, 2 Reece Winsor, 3 Steve Morgan, 4 Chris Anderton, 5 Adam Griggs, 6 Mark Burrows.

CNR Burrows Transport Rider of the Meeting – Joe Chell.

 
31
May

Round 3 – Condover

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 3

Cumbria Twinshock

Allfields, Condover, Shrewsbury

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures LMX Photos Louise Croome

Round three of the Toughsheet National Twinshock MX Championships took place at Condover last Sunday, hosted superbly by the Cumbria Twinshock Club, and the track preparations carried out by the local Shrewsbury MX club members meant that the circuit was in prime condition and watered to perfection. The track is a good length, with grippy soil which starts on the top field and meanders down through the valley before reappearing over the table top and back into the start loop. Around 150 riders made the trip, and the Wulfsport Experts came to the line first to do battle. Gary Parker on the Honda, led the charge in race one, but was picked off by series leader Michael Smith on the Ken Sourbutts Maico on the second lap, and Smith then led to the finish flag, pulling out a healthy lead to take the win. Young Joel Hughes came through to take a fine second from Parker, Lee Holland, and Lee Buck. Race two went exactly the same with Parker again holeshotting, and the only change from the first race was that Willie Burgess was on it to take fourth from Buck and Mark Connole on the big HPF Honda. In the final encounter Smith made the perfect start, and checked out to make it three from three and the overall win, and extend his series lead.

The CI Sport Inters again mixed it with the experts and acquitted themselves well, with Adam Griggs being the man on fire with two wins, to take the overall from second race winner Mark Burrows on the four stroke Husky. Reece Winsor came home in the first race minus his seat and rear mudguard, before appearing for the second on the John Marsh HPF, and took two seconds to take the final podium position from Steve Morgan and Glyn Lawrence.

Phil Martindale again got some good competition in the MD Racing Over 50 class, when in race one Steve Goddard led for a brief period, but Phil managed to eek out the race win from Steve, Daran Williams, Alan Bott and Phil Ryan. Race two saw Martindale out of the top six on lap one, after an indifferent start. Meanwhile up front Goddard took a fine win, but Martindale managed to pass all the early pace setters to take second at the flag after a great fightback, from Bott, Ryan and Brian Littler. In the third race decider, disaster struck when Goddard had a nasty fall, and required lengthy treatment, so we wish him well. Martindale took the win and the overall, from Bott, Littler, Ryan, Goddard and Terry Connor.

In the Over 60’s Alan Hambridge rose to the top, to take his first overall victory with two wins and a third. Dave Mozley took second, to get within a point of series leader Phil Wilkes who took fourth, and Steve Mitton took third and the holeshot award.

The Yorkshire VMX 125 Evos turned into a Richard Chinn master class as he won all three legs by a country mile, with times that would have got him into the top five in the modern vets class. Paul Lippitt battled hard and took second with a trio of top three placings. Young Matt Rowlands finished second twice to take third from James Curtis and Chriss Chappell.

Sean McCrea finally got man and machine working in perfect harmony, to take the twinshock 125 class, but not before disposing of fast gating John Davis who took second overall with a win in the second race. Chris Rowlands just beat Peter Chambers to third overall.

Jack Goddard was the man to beat in the Falcon Shocks 250 class, and took two wins to take the overall from Irelands Jonathan McBride, and first race winner Steve Rowlands.

Some of the closest racing of the day was saved for the Motolink Yamaha Evolution class. Gavin Robertson was on fire and overhauled Michael Smith in each race to take all three wins and the overall victory. There was only a bikes length between them all day, and it really was a joy to see, and gave Robertson the CNR Burrows Rider of the Meeting award. Danny Blakeley had a disastrous first leg, but followed it up with two thirds to take third overall from James Shand, Paul Coward and Tom Marsh.

The LPE Clubman class had a full line up, and despite Sean Martins two wins, Ben Price came out on top with a 1-2-3 scorecard, to take his second overall of the campaign. Martin took second, with Sam Tweedy getting in on the action in third from a chuffed Joe Chell in fourth. Price now leads the series, overtaking previous leader Martin Cheeseman who had bike problems all day.

In the final class of the day, the AB Race Cruisers Vets, any one of the top six could have won.

Some really entertaining racing meant the spectators went home with a smile on their face, as Rick Du-Feu stole the show, coming from behind in each race to take the overall with a second and two wins. First race winner Danny Blakeley eventually took second to keep the series lead, with Paul Coward having a great day in third, in front of a delighted Ewan Johnston in fourth and Richard Chinn, who had to do battle in the second and third on Steve Clitheroes Honda 125.

Round four is at Eskham House Farm, Garstang, Lancaster on Sunday June 14.

Wulfsport Experts

1 Michael Smith, 2 Joel Hughes, 3 Gary Parker, 4 Lee Holland, 5 Lee Buck, 6 Chris Chell.

CI Sport Inters

1 Adam Griggs, 2 Mark Burrows, 3 Reece Winsor, 4 Steve Morgan, 5 Glyn Lawrence,

6 Kev Bratt.

MD Racing Over 50’s

1 Phil Martindale, 2 Alan Bott, 3 Brian Littler, 4 Phil Ryan, 5 Steve Goddard, 6 Terry Connor.

MD Racing Over 60’s

1 Alan Hambridge, 2 Dave Mozley, 3 Steve Mitton, 4 Phil Wilkes, 5 Bill Brown, 6 Mick May.

Falcon Shocks 250’s

1 Jack Goddard, 2 Jonathan McBride, 3 Steve Rowlands, 4 John Bennett.

Yorkshire VMX 125 Twinshock

1 Sean McCrea, 2 John Davis, 3 Chris Rowlands, 4 Peter Chambers, 5 Andrew Robinson,

6 Tim Grindrod.

Yorkshire VMX 125 Evolution

1 Richard Chinn, 2 Paul Lippitt, 3 Matt Rowlands, 4 James Curtis, 5 Chris Chappell, 6 Kyle Davis.

Motolink Yamaha Evolution

1 Gavin Robertson, 2 Michael Smith, 3 Danny Blakeley, 4 James Shand,, 5 Paul Coward,

6 Tom Marsh.

LPE Clubman

1 Ben Price, 2 Sean Martin, 3 Sam Tweedy, 4 Joe Chell, 5 Stephen Hakes, 6 Mark Bill.

AB Race Cruisers Veterans

1 Rick Du-Feu, 2 Danny Blakeley, 3 Paul Coward, 4 Ewan Johnston, 5 Richard Chinn, 6 Garry Jones. Over 50’s : 1 Tony Houseman, 2 Mike Allport, 3 Robert Dobson.

CNR Burrows Transport Rider of the Meeting – Gavin Robertson.

 
31
May

Round 2 – Hawkstone Park

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 2

Cumbria Twinshock

Hawkstone Park

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures LMX Photos Louise Croome

This years Matt Murphy Memorial Event at the World famous Hawkstone Park, incorporated the second round of the Toughsheet National Twinshock MX Championships last weekend. And the 220 riders who arrived were overjoyed to hear that the Hawkstone Hill would be included in the circuit, after it was out of action in 2014. Once again the Cumbria Twinshock club ran the event like clockwork, and a lot of hard work from all involved really paid off. There were strong contingents from Scotland, Wales and Ireland as well, making it a truly National event, and the biggest surprise was from the entry of Irish legend Laurence Spence in the Vets, who rolled back the years getting stronger in each race to take a magnificent seventh overall from a field of 42.

The LPE Clubman riders were first to sample the delights of the tough sandy Hawkstone soil, and Ben Price swept all before him, by taking the the first race from Mark Bill and Joe Chell, and the second from Martin Cheeseman and Bill. In the final race Price made a mistake and came through the field to take sixth, which gave him the overall win by a single point from race three runner up Bill and race winner Cheesman. Peter Maxwell took fourth, and carrying the Murphy family honours was Matts brother Shaun who took third in the final race to take a superb fifth on the podium.

The Wulfsport Experts had its biggest turnout for some years, and they did not disappoint with some close and exciting battles all through the field. Michael Smith was on fire on the Ken Sourbutts Maico and took all three victories, but had to work hard to pass a flying Willie Burgess on the JR Racing Maico in race one. Smith took the win from Lee Holland who was at a disadvantage on the 250 Maico, from Burgess, Gary Parker and Chris Chell. Smith was challenged in the second by young Jimmy Margetson who took second from Joel Hughes, Parker and Burgess. In the final leg, Smith checked out, again from Margetson, Hughes and Burgess.

Smiths overall win also gave him the CNR Burrows Rider of the Meeting award, and Willie Burgess in second was presented with the Matt Murphy Memorial Trophy by Gary Murphy. Gary Parker took the final podium place.

It was a good day to be a Yorkshireman in the CI Sport Inters class, as Reece Winsor, just up from the Clubman class, took all three wins on his unique Yamvarna, and Mark Burrows on the big four stroke Husky took three seconds. Third overall went to Chad Sait from Adam Griggs and Chris Anderton.

The Cheshire Charger Pete Mathia was another who rolled back the years in the MD Racing Over 50 class, using his knowledge of the famous circuit to take the first two race wins from series leader Phil Martindale in both legs. Martindale chased and harried but Maths experience in the sand paid dividends, although Phil did manage to take the third leg to take runner up overall.

Phil Ryan got the better of Brian Littler to take third overall from Ian Proudfoot and Alan Bott.

As usual the Yorkshire VMX 125 Twinshock and Evo riders raced together, and John Davis and Sean McCrea renewed their battle for the Twinshock title, with Davis coming out on top by winning all three legs. McCrea, who had a few bikes problems, was unusually knocked down to third overall by Peter Chambers who strung together top three rides to take runner up.

If the 125 Twinshocks were a bit sparce, the 125 Evos made up for it, and the battles between eventual winner Jacob Joyce, out on a Steve Clitheroe tuned Honda, Richard Chinn and Lee Holland were worth the entrance fee alone. Chinn beat Joyce and Holland in race one, but a mistake in race two gave the victory to Joyce from Holland and Anthony Hartley. Chinn came back in the third to take it, again from Joyce and Holland. Jason Slater took fourth from Matt Rowlands.

Racing alongside the 125’s, the Falcon Shocks 250 class was won by Jack Goddard who took three great wins, with his closest challenger Steve Rowlands in second, from Chris Woodward, John Bennett and Jonathan McBride.

The AB Race Cruisers Vets class was another humdinger, with not much to choose between the top four. In the first two races Danny Blakeley managed to fend off the early challenge from Garry Jones to take comfortable wins, with Jonno White in third, and John Littler in fourth.

But in the final race Blakeley came around dead last after an early fall. Jones blasted away to an easy win, and the overall victory, Jonno White took second in the race and overall, and Blakeley took third overall after fighting through the field to ninth at the flag. John Littler took fourth from Mark Owens and best over 50 rider Tony Houseman.

The MD Racing Over 60’s class raced alongside the Classic riders, and it was CI Sport Head Honcho Stuart Miller who took three fine wins for the overall from series leader Phil Wilkes in second, Dave Mozley third and Steve Mitton in fourth.

The Classic riders were thin on the ground, but Chris Storey on his ASR Honda showed how to ride the tough terrain with three wins, and was presented with the Brian Nadin Memorial trophy by Shirley Nadin. Andy Hinchliffe gave chase with three seconds, and Irelands John Allen made the trip worthwhile, with third overall.

The final class of the day was the Motolink Yamaha Evolution class, and it was a battle royale between eventual winner Michael Smith and Scotlands Gavin Robertson. It was first blood to the Scot in race one from Smith, John Butler and Danny Blakeley. Smith took the second race win as Robertson fell, but Blakeley took second from Lewis Bellfield. Early pressure in race three from Robertson failed to stop Smith taking the win and overall from Robertson, Blakeley, Bellfield and Paul Coward.

Round three is at Allfields, Condover, Shrewsbury on Sunday May 17.

LPE Clubman

1 Ben Price, 2 Mark Bill, 3 Martin Cheesman, 4 Peter Maxwell, 5 Shaun Murphy, 6 Joe Chell.

Wulfsport Experts

1 Michael Smith, 2 Willie Burgess, 3 Gary Parker, 4 Lee Holland, 5 Jimmy Margetson, 6 Chris Chell.

CI Sport Inters

1 Reece Winsor, 2 Mark Burrows, 3 Chad Sait, 4 Adam Griggs, 5 Chris Anderton, 6 George Radley.

MD Racing Over 50’s

1 Pete Mathia, 2 Phil Martindale, 3 Phil Ryan, 4 Brian Littler, 5 Ian Proudfoot, 6 Alan Bott.

Falcon Shocks 250’s

1 Jack Goddard, 2 Steve Rowlands, 3 Chris Woodward, 4 John Bennett, 5 Jonathan McBride.

Yorkshire VMX 125 Twinshock

1 John Davis, 2 Peter Chambers, 3 Sean McCrea, 4 Andrew Robinson, 5 Tim Grindrod.

Yorkshire VMX 125 Evolution

1 Jacob Joyce, 2 Lee Holland, 3 Richard Chinn, 4 Jason Slater, 5 Matt Rowlands, 6 Mike Weir.

AB Race Cruisers Veterans

1 Garry Jones, 2 Jonno White, 3 Danny Blakeley, 4 John Littler, 5 Mark Owens, 6 Tony Houseman (Best Over 50).

MD Racing Over 60’s

1 Stuart Miller, 2 Phil Wilkes, 3 Dave Mozley, 4 Steve Mitton, 5 Rob Alderton, 6 Allan Williamson.

Classic Class

1 Chris Storey, 2 Andy Hinchliffe, 3 John Allen, 4 Neil Griffiths, 5 Gary Britton.

Motolink Yamaha Evolution

1 Michael Smith, 2 Gavin Robertson, 3 Danny Blakeley, 4 Lewis Bellfield, 5 Paul Coward,

6 Jon Rowlands.

CNR Burrows Transport Rider of the Meeting – Michael Smith.

Matt Murphy Memorial Trophy – Willie Burgess.

Brian Nadin Memorial Trophy – Chris Storey.

 
14
Apr

Round 1 – Polesworth

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 1

Cumbria Twinshock

Stipers Hill, Polesworth

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures LMX Pictures Louise Croome

The 2015 Toughsheet sponsored National Twinshock MX Championships got off to a great start at the Stipers Hill circuit at Polesworth. The Cumbria Twinshock team, ably supported by the Polesworth crew had the track looking the business before start of play, and the weekend sunshine dried out the parts that had seen lots of rain in the week before the event. Over 240 riders turned up to make it one of the best entries seen in many a year, and with holeshot prizes it made for an exciting start to the season, with all 21 races completed by 4-30.

The Motolink Yamaha Evolution class were first to the line for a welcome change, and it was they who had to negotiate the tricky muddy sections after the uphill start, and it was Tom Marsh who hit the front, taking a commanding lead, and was only caught late on by the Cumbrian Warrior Paul Coward who swept past to take the first moto from Marsh and Michael Smith. Races two and three went to Smith, who led from the front, and with it took the overall to head the series from Coward by a slender three points. Danny Blakeley, debuting in the class took third on the podium, from Tom Marsh in fourth. And Tom was awarded the CNR Burrows Rider of the Meeting award for mixing it with all the top established names.

At last the LPE Clubman class was true to its name, and produced some good racing with Mark Bill taking the first leg from Ben Price and Peter Maxwell. Race two saw Martin Cheesman win from Price and young Mathew Bennett. And with all to play for, Cheeseman took the third to win the overall, with Sean Martin and Duncan Judd also getting in on the action. Judd ended up runner up overall with his best ever finish, as did event sponsor Simon Bentley from CMS Derby who took third overall.

The Wulfsport Experts class was a tough one to call, although in the end it turned out to be a master class performance from Alex Butler on the Marsh HPF, with three classy wins. In race one it was Gary Parker on a Husky that gave chase finishing second with Lee Holland on the 250 Maico third, from Jon Cowgill and Lee Buck. Race two saw Jamie Jackson follow Butler home, from Michael Smith and Parker. And in the final encounter young Joel Hughes got into his stride to take second on the Maico, from Smith, and Holland. Of the registered riders, it looks like the title may be a fight between Parker, Smith and Hughes. Time will tell.

The CI Sport Inters raced alongside the Experts and gave an indication of who could keep pace with the top boys. And it was last years 250 runner up Chad Sait who came out on top with three fine wins, getting amongst some of the expert riders. Mark Burrows looked to be making the big Husky work, with a good second overall with two runner up finishes, and new to the class Reece Winsor who took third from Chris Anderton and Dom Bratt.

The MD Racing Over 50’s and 60’s class had another full line up, and the main battle was between reigning champion Phil Martindale and the Cheshire Charger Pete Mathia. It was Martindale though that took first blood, from Mathia a close second, with Richard Allen getting the better of Phil Ryan in third. Race two was taken by a delighted Mathia, from Martindale, Alan Bott and Ryan. In the final leg there still was not a lot in it, but Martindale clinched it with the win, from Mathia, Peter Williamson and Steve Goddard.

The Over 60’s had some new faces and one of them was overall winner Phil Wilkes, who took two wins and a second to take the spoils. Dave Mozley took the final race win, and second overall from Alan Voase on the CCM in third, and Steve Mitton in fourth. A gallant fifth went to 73 year old Michael May, who has been racing over 50 years. Well done to him.

The Yorkshire VMX 125 Twinshock and Evo riders went head to head, and John Davis reigned supreme in the Twinshock class with three wins, beating reigning champion Sean McCrea and Andrew Robinson. In the Evo 125’s Mathew Williamson took all three wins, each time from Richard Chinn, who put up a good fight in all three legs. Third went to Mathew Rowlands from Paul Lippitt and Michael Weir.

In the Falcon Shocks 250 class, Jonathan McBride took the overall with a win and two seconds. Steve Rowlands took second from John Bennett, but Paul Croxon and Jack Goddard managed to win one leg each.

The AB Race Cruisers Veterans was the fullest class on their modern bikes, so the racing was fast and furious, with Danny Blakeley showing why he is the current champion with the overall victory with two faultless wins and a second after stalling on the final corner whilst leading the third. Garry Jones was always on his case though, and went 3-2-1 for the runner up berth.

Jonno White took a fine third from John Littler, Lee Jackson and Ewan Johnston.

The final class to the line was the Partridge Ventilation Pre-83 125 boys, and once again Lee Holland showed them all how a 125 should be ridden, with three impressive wins. His nearest challengers were James Shand and Paul Bennett who harried and chased but did not get near his back wheel. Shand eventually took second from Anthony Twidle in third, from Bennett and Dean Warren.

Round two is the Matt Murphy Memorial event at Hawkstone Park on Saturday May 2.

Motolink Yamaha Evolution

1 Michael Smith, 2 Paul Coward, 3 Danny Blakeley, 4 Tom Marsh, 5 John Butler, 6 Andy Hinchliffe.

LPE Clubman

1 Martin Cheesman, 2 Duncan Judd, 3 Simon Bentley, 4 Peter Maxwell, 5 Ben Price, 6 Joe Chell.

Wulfsport Experts

1 Alex Butler, 2 Gary Parker, 3 Lee Holland, 4 Michael Smith, 5 Joel Hughes, 6 Mark Connole.

CI Sport Inters

1 Chad Sait, 2 Mark Burrows, 3 Reece Winsor, 4 Chris Anderton, 5 Dom Bratt, 6 Adam Griggs.

MD Racing Over 50’s

1 Phil Martindale, 2 Pete Mathia, 3 Phil Ryan, 4 Steve Goddard, 5 Richard Allen, 6 Brian Littler.

MD Racing Over 60’s

1 Phil Wilkes, 2 Dave Mozley, 3 Alan Voase, 4 Steve Mitton, 5 Michael May, 6 Bill Brown.

Falcon Shocks 250’s

1 Jonathan McBride, 2 Steve Rowlands, 3 John Bennett, 4 Gary Craddock, 5 Jack Goddard, 6 Paul Croxon.

Yorkshire VMX 125 Twinshock

1 John Davis, 2 Sean McCrea, 3 Andrew Robinson, 4 Peter Chambers, 5 Tim Grindrod.

Yorkshire VMX 125 Evolution

1 Matt Williamson, 2 Richard Chinn, 3 Matt Rowlands, 4 Paul Lippitt, 5 Mike Weir, 6 Tim Thornton.

AB Race Cruisers Veterans

1 Danny Blakeley, 2 Garry Jones, 3 Jonno White, 4 John Littler, 5 Lee Jackson, 6 Ewan Johnston.

Partridge Ventilation Pre-83 125’s

1 Lee Holland, 2 James Shand, 3 Anthony Twidle, 4 Paul Bennett, 5 Dean Warren, 6 John Littler.

CNR Burrows Transport Rider of the Meeting – Tom Marsh.

 
10
Nov

Latest News 2015

The Putoline Classic Dirt Bike Show at Telford is almost upon us, and takes place on February 21/22 at the International Centre, Telford.

As usual we will be having a stand at the show, which is in hall 2 just behind the Wulfsport stand.

Please come along and have a chat about all things twinshock. There will be all the forms you need for the coming season, plus several bikes on display courtesy of Andy Cleaver, and some DVD’s of classic action.

There will be an updated calendar of events for all the series that are running, plus if you are registered before the show, we will be having a prize draw, with the winner receiving a free entry to the event of their choice.

You will also be able to pick up your IOPD licence, to avoid queuing at Polesworth signing on.

For those of you already entering events, please indicate your transponder number or if you would like to hire one for the event.

Most of the Twinshock classes remain the same, but we have added an over 50’s trophy in the Vets class and an Over 40’s trophy in the Evo class, which are proving to be very popular.

Registrations received so far include;

Clubman Twinshock 40.

Intermediates Twinshock 20.

Experts Twinshock 11.

Over 50’s / 60’s Twinshock 30 / 13 = 43.

125 Twinshock & Evos 22.

250 Twinshock 10.

Vets over 40’s / 50’s Modern 15 / 17 = 32

Evos under 40’s / over 40’s 19 / 20 = 39

The race format will change, with a rotation at each round, so that each class gets the chance of an early bath after racing. Points will now go down to the first 20 instead of first 15.

Toughsheet will continue to be the headline sponsor, which is great news, thanks to Dougie and John Mercer, and the provisional dates for 2015 are as follows;

April 5 Cumbria TSC at Polesworth.

May 2 Cumbria TSC at Hawkstone Park.

May 17 Cumbria TSC at Condover, Shrewsbury.

June 14 Lancashire TSC at Garstang.

July 25/26 Cumbria TSC at Warmingham Lane, Sandbach.

August 30 Gale Common MXC at Gale Common, Whitley, Yorkshire.

September 26/27 Cumbria TSC at Howton Court, Pontrilas, Hereford.

For those new to the series, it is £20 to register, and you require an IOPD licence which is £15, and transponders will be used, which can be bought from HS Sport or hired from Cumbria TSC before the event.

We try to cover everyones needs and there are age related or capacity classes in the twinshocks, and we have a Vets class for riders over 40 on modern bikes. The Evo class is for riders of any age on bikes made between 1981 and 1989, and we are quite strict on this. If you have any questions on the series please e mail using the contact tab.