National Twinshock ‘EVENT REPORTS’

27
Sep

Round 7 – Pontrilas

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 7

Cumbria Twinshock Club

Howton Court, Pontrilas

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures Julie Riley

The Toughsheet National Twinshock MX Championship headed to Pontilas for the seventh and final round of the series last weekend, supported by Phil Denton Engineering, and hosted by the Cumbria Twinshock Club, who ran a first class meeting for the 130 riders, over the two day, 36 race programme, which was finished by three o clock on the Sunday.

The track was prepared superbly by Phil Roberts with just the right amount of grading and watering. Unfortunately there was a couple of nasty injuries, and we wish those riders well in their recovery. All the championship classes were still to be decided over the weekend bar one, which had been wrapped up at an earlier round.

The Wulfsport Experts raced alongside the MRH Consultants 125 Twinshock and Evo riders, and it made for some interesting battles. Dave Campbell on the Andy Cleaver Honda, was in a class of his own on Saturday, taking all three wins, but he had to bow to Barry Turnbull on the JR Racing Honda, who only raced on Sunday, when he took two of the three race wins, to clinch his first title, and with it became the 2017 National Twinshock Champion. Campbell won the overall over the weekend, and also took the Martindales Rider of the Meeting. Lee Holland went top three all weekend to take second overall, from Irelands Jon McBride.

Jacob Joyce and Andy Lawton, on the Steve Clitheroe prepped Hondas, took three wins apiece in the 125 Evo class, which meant that Joyce took the title home with him ahead of Lawton. Jonno White took third overall finishing in third in all six motos.

John Davis won all six of his 125 Twinshock races, to retain the title in that class. His nearest challenger was Mark Burrows, who had a few bike issues, but came home second in front of Steve Riley in third.

Irelands Willie Burgess had already wrapped up the MD Racing Over 50 class at Hawkstone, but still gave it his all, with a tremendous six out of six on the Gary Murphy Maico. Alan Bott followed him home in all of the races, and Tim Sabine had one of his best rides in third, from Dave Salkeld and Jerseys Waynwe Le Marquand.

Graham Challis finally fulfilled his ambition, by winning the MD Racing Over 60’s title, but had to give second best to Martin Snape on the day. Snape won four races to Challis’s two. Last year’s champion Alan Hambridge took third from Wullie Brown.

The Hazport Vets class saw a Danny Blakely master class, as he stormed to all six victories on the 1989 Kawasaki 500, to take the title. Mike Allport took second overall, and also the Over 50’s title with his best ride of the season. Thurlow Bone managed to take several holeshots, and got himself into third overall from Lee Jones and Paul Croxon.

The LPE Clubman class saw some of the closest racing with all the riders capable of winning a moto. Mike Tucker went into the weekend trailing series leader Gavin Cole by a single point with Simon Bentley only a handful in arrears. But it was a guest rider, Kyle Godbear who shook things up with first overall and four wins. Mark Gardner rode really strongly to take second, but it was

Mike Tuckers third overall, that eventually clinched the series in the last race, to his delight. Lucy Tilzey took fourth from Gavin Cole.

The CI Sport Inters, saw James Curtis do enough on the Saturday to clinch the crown, which was just as well as he badly injured his shoulder on the Sunday. This left local rider Daran Williams to dominate, and take the overall with three wins on the Sunday. Sean Burrows had his best ride of the season taking second, with several holeshots, and Dom Bratt just took third from Matt Bennett and Kev Bratt.

The Woodys Vintage Off Road Honda Evo class went down to the final race, as Dave Campbell dominated Saturdays results, but his rival Jamie Dobson took all three wins on Sunday. But at the final reckoning Campbell took the title by only a handful of points from Dobson after a season long battle. Danny Blakeley was in the mix as well taking second overall, and Michael Ogden was fourth.

The West Mids Evo crew joined in the fun, with a full rider line up, and it was Dean Warren who dominated with all six victories. His nearest challenger was Jonathan Tapp who finished second in each race. The 125 class was won by Zac Hackett from James Hudson. Dean Warren won the 250 class from Jim Shand, and the 500 class was won by Jonathan Tapp from Jake Chamberlain.

So what a superb finish to another season of Twinshock racing, and all the riders will bwe back in 2018 to do it all again.

Martindales Rider of the Meeting – David Campbell.

Wulfsport Experts

1 David Campbell, 2 Lee Holland, 3 Jon McBride, 4 Jamie Biddulph (Falcon Shocks Best 250), 5 Barry Turnbull, 6 Michael Smith.

MRH Consultants 125 Twinshock

1 John Davis, 2 Mark Burrows, 3 Steve Riley, 4 Tim Grindrod, 5 Wayne Twidle, 6 Dave Ellis.

MRH Consultants 125 Evolution

1 Jacob Joyce, 2 Andy Lawton, 3 Jonno White, 4 Jason Slater, 5 Chaz Nichols, 6 Chris Walker.

MD Racing Over 50’s

1 Willie Burgess, 2 Alan Bott, 3 Tim Sabine, 4 Dave Salkeld, 5 Wayne Le Marquand, 6 John Bennett.

MD Racing Over 60’s

1 Martin Snape, 2 Graham Challis, 3 Alan Hambridge, 4 Wullie Brown, 5 Roger Dunford, 6 Bill Brown..

Hazport Veterans Over 40’s

1 Danny Blakeley, 2 Mike Allport, 3 Thurlow Bone, 4 Lee Jones, 5 Paul Croxon, 6 Jonno White.

Hazport Veterans Over 50’s

1 Mike Allport, 2 Richard Evans, 3 Martin Speak, 4 Chris Rowlands, 5 Mark Tilzey, 6 Neil Smith.

LPE Clubman

1 Kyle Godbear, 2 Mark Gardner, 3 Mike Tucker, 4 Lucy Tilzey, 5 Gavin Cole, 6 Stephen Hakes.

CI Sport Inters

1 Daran Williams, 2 Sean Burrows, 3 Dom Bratt, 4 Matt Bennett, 5 Kev Bratt, 6 Chris Anderton.

Woody Vintage Off Road Honda Evolution

1 Jamie Dobson, 2 Danny Blakeley, 3 David Campbell, 4 Michael Ogden, 5 Andy Hinchliffe, 6 Mitchell Griffiths.

West Mids Evos 125 Saturday

1 Zac Hackett, 2 James Hudson, 3 Nick Mauger, 4 Sam Russell, 5 Dave Frampton, 6 Paul Mansell.

West Mids Evos 250 Saturday

1 Dean Warren, 2 Jim Shand, 3 Paul Baldwin, 4 Kevin Butcher, 5 Tom Graves, 6 Nick Payton.

West Mids Evos 500 Saturday

1 Jonathan Tapp, 2 Jake Chamberlain, 3 Nathan Smith, 4 Neil Williams, 5 Steve Ryan,

6 Shaun Willis.

WME Western Cider Challenge

1 Dean Warren, 2 Jonathan Tapp, 3 Jim Shand, 4 Jake Chamberlain, 5 Paul Baldwin, 6 Charlie Evans.

 
26
Jul

Round 5 – Wilberfoss

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 5

Yorkshire Twinshock Club

Wilberfoss, York

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures Matthew Rudd Photography

The Toughsheet National Twinshock MX Championship rolled into Wilberfoss, near York for round five of seven, supported by JK Racing, and hosted by the Yorkshire Twinshock Club.

The track was prepared to perfection by Mik White and the club, and the free Saturday night bar, and heavy overnight rain, meant that minds and conditions were perfect come Sunday morning for the 150 rider turn out. An extra grass loop was added to the loamy track, which rode well for the full 25 race programme.

This week it was the turn of the LPE Clubman riders to open proceedings, and there were a host of guest riders, who dominated the early morning battles. Hampshires Ross Emery was in a class of his own though, and won all three motos with plenty to spare, earning him a promotion to the Inters class next time out. Kev Smith continues his rehabilitation, and took second overall, finishing behind Emery in all three. Third went to Simon Bentley, who extended his championship lead on the Honda. Ben Thompson took fourth on his borrowed Geoff Stokes four stroke, beating Gavin Cole on a tie break.

Danny Blakeley had a great day in the Hazport Vets class, with three wins, first on the big Evo Kawasaki, and then the two stroke Yamaha. Jonno White took three seconds, despite having to use his trusty evo 125 in the last two races following a broken front wheel on his modern Suzuki.

And Paul Coward, who is still recovering from injury, took third overall from Paul Groom in fourth. Richard Wood took fifth, and also was first home in the over 50 category.

Guest rider Carl Hodgson had some bad luck in the CI Sport Inter class, as he stormed to victory in race one, before bike trouble put him out of contention. Chaz Nichols was the rider who benefitted as he won race two, and finished second in the third, to give him his first twinshock overall win. Series leader James Graham came from the back in race one to take fifth, and then a second and a win to give him the runner up berth. Last years Clubman champion Dean Gray continues to improve and took third from James Cowgill and Chris Anderton.

In the Wulfsport Experts, Barry Turnbull made it look so easy on the JR Racing Honda, as he took three classy wins, with his smooth riding style. Michael Smith did all he could on the Sourbutts Maico, and was pleased with his second overall with a 2-2-3 card. Lee Holland on the Yorkshire VMX Honda, led the first race for a few laps before succumbing to Turnbull, and eventually took third overall with two thirds and a fourth. Dave Campbell on another YVMX Honda, was mixing it with the leaders, and took second in the final leg to take fourth overall.

Ben Margetson, Wulfsport Maico took fifth from Irelands Jon McBride.

The MRH Consultants 125 Evo class was once again dominated by the Steve Clitheroe Hondas, as Andy Lawton and Jacob Joyce, battled it out for supremacy. Lawton stamped his authority early though as he took the first two wins from Lawton, but Joyce made amends by catching and passing him in the final race. So it was Lawton on the top step of the podium from Joyce, with John Butler getting amongst it with three thirds for the final step. Jonno White came home in fourth from Mason Bell in fifth.

John Davis continued his march to the 125 Twinshock title with three clear wins from Jason Herring, Mark Burrows and Andrew Robinson.

Irelands Willie Burgess took the MD Racing Over 50 class, with three faultless wins on his Murphy Maico, with only Alan Bott getting anywhere near in second, although he did have machine trouble in the final leg. Jerseys Wayne Le Marquand flew in, to ride superbly on the Marsh HPF Honda four stroke, and took third overall, and also the Martindales rider of the meeting award, from Chris Woodward and Tim Sabine.

Graham Challis showed his class in the over 60’s, by taking all three wins, although Alan Hambridge in second, did all he could to catch him, and Steve Mitton took third on the big Husky.

The Woodys Vintage Honda Evo class saw some of the best racing, with the first five in each race covered by a proverbial blanket. But the cream always rises to the top, and it was Danny Blakeley who took top honours with 3-2-1 finishes, but only after a tie break with Michael Smith, who went 2-1-3. Dave Campbell, who won the first moto, took third from Jamie Dobson and Andrew Collins.

An extra modern class was added to the race programme, and Aiden Wharton took three wins, but was pushed all the way by Tim Gardham in second and Steve Gardham in third.

The final race of the day was the annual War of the Roses Challenge, where teams of riders from Red and White Rose counties, were handicapped over a four lap dash, and it was won by Jacob Joyce, who came through the field to take maximum points for the red rose county, from Kev Smith and Mathew Brady. The shield was presented to Lancashires Ken Sourbutts byYorkshires captain Alan Hardy.

The next round is the Festival of Legends at Hawkstone Park, Sunday and Monday August 27/28.

Martindales Rider of the Meeting – Wayne Le Marquand.

LPE Clubman

1 Ross Emery, 2 Kev Smith, 3 Simon Bentley, 4 Ben Thompson, 5 Gavin Cole, 6 Mark Gardner.

Hazport Veterans Over 40’s

1 Danny Blakeley, 2 Jonno White, 3 Paul Coward, 4 Paul Groom, 5 Richard Wood, 6 Richard Corner.

Hazport Veterans Over 50’s

1 Richard Wood, 2 Colin Bland, 3 Mark Bowden, 4 Dave Ibbison, 5 Neil Eastwood, 6 Chris Rowlands.

CI Sport Inters

1 Chaz Nichols, 2 James Graham, 3 Dean Gray, 4 James Cowgill, 5 Chris Anderton, 6 Matt Bennett.

Wulfsport Experts

1 Barry Turnbull, 2 Michael Smith, 3 Lee Holland, 4 David Campbell, 5 Ben Margetson,

6 Jon McBride.

Falcon Shocks Best 250 – Jamie Biddulph.

MRH Consultants 125 Twinshock

1 John Davis, 2 Jason Herring, 3 Mark Burrows, 4 Andrew Robinson, 5 Dave Ellis, 6 Steve Riley.

MRH Consultants 125 Evolution

1 Andy Lawton, 2 Jacob Joyce, 3 John Butler, 4 Jonno White, 5 Mason Bell, 6 David Blackburn.

MD Racing Over 50’s

1 Willie Burgess, 2 Alan Bott, 3 Wayne Le Marquand, 4 Chris Woodward, 5 Tim Sabine,

6 John Bennett.

MD Racing Over 60’s

1 Graham Challis, 2 Alan Hambridge, 3 Steve Mitton, 4 Allan Williamson.

Woody Vintage Off Road Honda Evolution

1 Danny Blakeley, 2 Michael Smith, 3 David Campbell, 4 Jamie Dobson, 5 Andrew Collins,

6 Andy Hinchliffe.

Modern Class

1 Aiden Wharton, 2 Tim Gardham, 3 Steve Gardham, 4 Wayne Pudge, 5 James Thompson,

6 Olly Clark.

War of the Roses won by Lancashire 135 Yorkshire 83

1 Jacob Joyce (L), 2 Kev Smith (L), 3 Mathew Brady (Y), 4 Jonno White (L), 5 Robin Chadwick (L), 6 Dave Ibbison (L).

 
27
Jun

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 4

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 4

Lancashire Twinshock Club

Eskham House Farm, Garstang

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures John Lupton & Andrew Fairclough

The Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships passed the half way point of the season, when the Lancashire Twinshock club hosted round four at Garstang on Sunday. The event was supported by Pemberton Tyres, and the club worked really hard to quell any dust caused by the sweltering conditions. The track was set up from scratch, as it had not been used all year, and the early conditions saw wet grass catch quite a few out until the near 200 rider entry had completed practice.

The Hazport Vets were first to the line this week, and it was series leader Danny Blakeley who took the overall with two wins and a second. Rick Du-Feu got quicker with each race, and took race three to claim second overall by one point from Jonno White in third. Local rider David Bennett who had been on digger duty all weekend, took fourth from Garry Jones and Steve Ward.

Mike Allport, who had to leave the event early, still took the Over 50 vets class from David Clayborn and Mark Bowden.

The CI Sport Inters class was won by the consistent Dan Hardy who carded 3-2-3 on the day, to take the overall from former Clubman champion Dean Gray in second. James Curtis looked to be the fastest rider in the class, but an off in race one scuppered his chance of victory, although he did go on to win races two and three. Matt Bennett recorded his best result to date in fourth, in front of Nigel Sowerby. It was also good to see returnees Gav Baldwin from New Zealand and his old adversaries Jamie Lawrence and Alan Wood return to the fray.

A sparse Wulfsport Expert class still had some of the closest racing we have seen all year, with a five way tussle for supremacy between the fastest twinshock riders in the country. And for once Barry Turnbull on the JR Racing Honda, had to work overtime to overcome the opposition. Just to emphasise the speed of this class, Barry turned in the fastest lap of the day, even faster than the modern and evo class riders. In race one he came from behind to take the victory from Jamie Jackson, who was still suffering from illness. The second was won by a flying David Campbell, from Turnbull, Michael Smith and Lee Holland, and then the decider went to Turnbull from Campbell, and, Holland, with Irelands Jon McBride in a superb fourth. So Turnbull ended the day extending his series lead, with the overall in the battle for the coveted red plate, with Campbell second overall from Holland and Jackson.

The MRH 125 Evo class never fails to impress, and although Andy Lawton took a well deserved race one victory, it was arch rival Jacob Joyce, who took the next two wins to take the top podium step. Both riders were on Steve Clitheroe prepped Hondas, and it is hard to see another rider topping them this year, although John Butler in third is certainly not throwing the towel in just yet. Nathan Marsden rode really well for fourth from Jonno White in fifth.

The 125 Twinshock class went to reigning champ John Davis, who took all three wins, and was again mixing it with the newer Evo 125’s. Mark Burrows missed out on second after a rear puncture put him out of the reckoning after two second places. But Steve Riley took advantage to take silver from Dave Ellis in third.

Willie Burgess put on a master class in the MD Racing Over 50 twinshocks, with three storming wins, with no other rider getting anywhere near his rear wheel all day. Event sponsor Alan Bott, followed Willie home in each leg to take second overall, and Jerseys Wayne Le Marquand had his best result to date on the Marsh HPF Honda in third. Tim Sabine and Chris Cannon took fourth and fifth to complete the podium.

The Over 60’s used the split start, and although series leader Graham Challis took the first race win, Martin Snape on the Kawasaki, got into his stride taking the next two to take a great overall victory. Challis came home in second from Alan Hambridge and Allan Williamson.

There were three different race winners in the Woodys Vintage Honda Evolution class.

Danny Blakeley took race one, but I think the heat and the pressure of doing two classes may have told on him later in the day. Michael Ogden took victory in the second race, for his maiden win in the class, but it was former GP runner David Campbell who took race three, on the big Honda to take the spoils with first place on the podium from Ogden, Blakeley, Michael Smith and Jamie Dobson.

The LPE Clubman class was a closely contested class, but at the end of the day it was club member Kev Smith, who was returning to action after a number of years out, who reigned supreme with a seventh and two hard fought wins, to take not only the overall, but the Martindales Rider of the Meeting award.

Mike Tucker won race one, which helped him get second in class, Gavin Cole went top four in each race to take third, from series leader Simon Bentley, and Luke Freudenau had his best result ever in fifth from Lucy Tilzey.

There was a modern support class added to the programme, and Jimmy Margetson showed his class, taking three emphatic race wins for the top step of the podium. Joe Wilkinson followed Jimmy home to take second from the 125 evo boys Jacob Joyce and Andy Lawton.

The next round is at Wilberfoss, York on July 23.

Martindales Rider of the Meeting – Kev Smith.

Hazport Veterans Over 40’s

1 Danny Blakeley, 2 Rick Du-Feu, 3 Jonno White, 4 David Bennett, 5 Garry Jones,

6 Steve Ward.

Hazport Veterans Over 50’s

1 Mike Allport, 2 David Clayborn, 3 Mark Bowden, 4 Dave Ibbison, 5 Chris Rowlands,

6 Mark Tilzey.

CI Sport Inters

1 Dan Hardy, 2 Dean Gray, 3 James Curtis, 4 Matt Bennett, 5 Nigel Sowerby,

6 Glyn Lawrence.

Wulfsport Experts

1 Barry Turnbull, 2 David Campbell, 3 Lee Holland, 4 Jamie Jackson, 5 Michael Smith,

6 Ben Margetson.

Falcon Shocks Best 250 – Jamie Biddulph.

MRH Consultants 125 Twinshock

1 John Davis, 2 Steve Riley, 3 Dave Ellis, 4 Tim Grindrod, 5 Mark Burrows, 6 Jordan Brownrigg.

MRH Consultants 125 Evolution

1 Jacob Joyce, 2 Andy Lawton, 3 John Butler, 4 Nathan Marsden, 5 Jonno White, 6 Andy Wilkes.

MD Racing Over 50’s

1 Willie Burgess, 2 Alan Bott, 3 Wayne Le Marquand, 4 Tim Sabine, 5 Chris Cannon,

6 Ivor Gilford.

MD Racing Over 60’s

1 Martin Snape, 2 Graham Challis, 3 Alan Hambridge, 4 Allan Williamson, 5 Bill Brown,

6 David Robb.

Woody Vintage Off Road Honda Evolution

1 David Campbell, 2 Michael Ogden, 3 Danny Blakeley, 4 Michael Smith, 5 Jamie Dobson,

6 Conor Smith.

LPE Clubman

1 Kev Smith, 2 Mike Tucker, 3 Gavin Cole, 4 Simon Bentley, 5 Luke Freudenau,

6 Lucy Tilzey

Modern Class

1 Jimmy Margetson, 2 Joe Wilkinson, 3 Jacob Joyce, 4 Andy Lawton, 5 Frazer Clarke,

6 Andy Hinchliffe.

 
24
May

Round 3 – The Butts

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 3

Yorkshire Twinshock Club

The Butts, Ashover, Derbys.

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures Tracey Allport Church of Dirt

The Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships returned to the Butts Quarry in Derbyshire on Sunday, ten years since their last visit, and the track was in great condition after Saturdays rain, which made conditions sticky for practice, but came good for the start of racing. The Yorkshire Twinshock Club were the hosts supported by the Cumbria Club, and they got through the mammoth 24 race programme in record time, with 160 riders enjoying the slickly run programme, supported by Central Motors Salvage from Derby.

The order of racing rotates at each round, and the CI Sport Intermediate riders had their own race to start proceedings, and it was James Graham on the Honda who had a clean sweep of three victories to extend his lead in the championship. James Curtis finished second each time to Graham and moves up to second in the series. Jake Veitch, upgraded from the Clubman, showed his speed to take third from Dean Gray and James Cowgill.

There were 16 Wulfsport Experts on the line for their first race, but an unexpected non starter was Jamie Jackson, who caught an overnight bug, so it turned out to be a bit of a stroll for Barry Turnbull on the JR Racing Honda, as he coasted to three unchallenged wins, with his times being almost as quick as the modern vets. Ben Margetson on the Wulfsport Maico got the bit between his teeth to take three seconds, and reigning champion Lee Holland on the YVMX Honda took three thirds. Michael Smith on the Sourbutts Maico took fourth from Elliot Stones and Craig Reynolds.

Honda machines dominated the MRH Consultants 125 Evo class, with race one winner John Butler getting out of the blocks first and holding off a late challenge from Jacob Joyce on the Steve Clitheroe prepped bike. But Joyce took command by winning the next two after gating better and hitting the front early. This gave him the overall and the series lead, with Butler taking runner up. Andy Lawton had a poor race one which relegated him to third overall. Jonno White split the Hondas on his beloved Suzuki, from David Blackburn and Andy Wilkes.

John Davis continues to shine in the 125 Twinshock class, and was mixing it with the top ten of the Evo bikes, as he took the overall with two wins and a second, and the series lead. First race winner Sean McCrea had a bit of a mare, as he got caught up in a couple of incidents, but still took the runner up on the podium. Series leader going into the weekend, Mark Burrows, took third, just edging out Phil Oxley and Steve Riley.

Willie Burgess started the day a little bit sore in the MD Racing Over 50’s, after a previous weekend crash, but still managed to take all three wins for the overall, but he was pushed in all three by Pete Mathia, who was racing in the Czech Republic a week earlier. Alan Bott improved with each race to take third, but Gary Parker felt unwell, and it showed as he had to settle for fourth from Tim Sabine in fifth. And there was a tie for sixth with travelling partners Wayne Le Marquand and Norman Emery.

Graham Challis just managed to get his bike home after a third race off, in the Over 60 class, which gave him the win by just a single point from Martin Snape on the Kawasaki. Challis won the first two, but always had runner up and third race winner Snape and Alan Hambridge snapping at his heels. Davie Robb rode consistently for fourth.

The wildcard rider Bradley Ward, over from America, and on a MX Concepts Honda, took the Woodys Vintage Honda Evolution class by storm with all three wins, and his times compared favourably with his modern bike times. Jamie Dobson was second, and the only rider to lap at anywhere near Wards times. Reigning champion Conor Smith fought hard for third, after some cracking dices with Michael Smith in fourth, just holding off Danny Blakeley and Dave Campbell.

The LPE Clubman class had three different winners, after four riders had been upgraded to the Inters after round two. Gavin Cole took a great race one win, just holding off Lucy Tilzey.

Event sponsor Simon Bentley was overjoyed at his race two win from Mark Gardner, and then Mark Bill won race three from Mike Tucker. This gave Mark Bill his first ever overall victory, and with it, was awarded the Martindales Rider of the Meeting decanter. Bentley was runner up overall from Gardner, Cole and Tucker.

The Hazport Vets class had some real close racing, and turned out to be a three way battle between Danny Blakeley, Jonno White and Laurence Wiltshire. And it all went to down to the final race as Blakeley and White took a race win apiece, before the decider went to Danny to win by three points from White. Wiltshire settled for third, following the pair home each time. Paul Groom got in on the act in fourth from Mark Wartigg.

Mike Allport once again was the best Over 50 vet from Steve Rowlands and Martin Speak.

There was a small field of modern riders to finish a great weekend, with Bradley Ward showing what a class act he is on any bike, by taking all three wins. Joe Scott and Jimmy Margetson followed him home in second and third from Curtis Dixon and James Clark.

The next round is at Eskham House Farm, Garstang, Lancaster on June 18.

Martindales Rider of the Meeting – Mark Bill.

CI Sport Inters

1 James Graham, 2 James Curtis, 3 Jake Veitch, 4 Dean Gray, 5 James Cowgill, 6 Dom Bratt.

Wulfsport Experts

1 Barry Turnbull, 2 Ben Margetson, 3 Lee Holland, 4 Michael Smith, 5 Elliot Stones, 6 Craig Reynolds.

Falcon Shocks Best 250 – Jamie Biddulph.

MRH Consultants 125 Twinshock

1 John Davis, 2 Sean McCrea, 3 Mark Burrows, 4 Phil Oxley, 5 Steve Riley, 6 Chris Rowlands.

MRH Consultants 125 Evolution

1 Jacob Joyce, 2 John Butler, 3 Andy Lawton, 4 Jonno White, 5 David Blackburn, 6 Andy Wilkes.

MD Racing Over 50’s

1 Willie Burgess, 2 Pete Mathia, 3 Alan Bott, 4 Gary Parker, 5 Tim Sabine, 6 Wayne Le Marquand.

MD Racing Over 60’s

1 Graham Challis, 2 Martin Snape, 3 Alan Hambridge, 4 David Robb, 5 Phil Wilkes, 6 Bill Brown.

Woody Vintage Off Road Honda Evolution

1 Bradley Ward, 2 Jamie Dobson, 3 Conor Smith, 4 Michael Smith, 5 Danny Blakeley,

6 Dave Campbell.

LPE Clubman

1 Mark Bill, 2 Simon Bentley, 3 Mark Gardner, 4 Gavin Cole, 5 Mike Tucker, 6 Sammy Peach.

Hazport Veterans Over 40’s

1 Danny Blakeley, 2 Jonno White, 3 Laurence Wiltshire, 4 Paul Groom, 5 Mark Wartigg,

6 Mike Allport.

Hazport Veterans Over 50’s

1 Mike Allport, 2 Steve Rowlands, 3 Martin Speak, 4 John Pattison, 5 Neil Smith, 6 Chris Rowlands.

Modern Class

1 Bradley Ward, 2 Joe Scott, 3 Jimmy Margetson, 4 Curtis Dixon, 5 James Clark, 6 Miles Dolphin.

 
9
May

Hawkstone Park – Round 2

Toughsheet National Twinshock Championships Round 2

Matt Murphy Memorial Meeting

Cumbria Twinshock Club

Hawkstone Park

Report Geoff Shuttleworth

Pictures Raymond Thomson & Tracy Allport

The Matt Murphy Memorial and second round of the Toughsheet National Twinshock championships took place at the World famous Hawkstone Park last Saturday, superbly organised by the Cumbria Twinshock Club, and supported by 2 Wheel Motion. With another full house of over 250 riders eager to tackle the tough demanding circuit, they were welcomed by the news that the hill was in, after the Salop club had deposited over 600 tons of clay at the top, and it was then game on, in front of the cameras from Front Runner TV.

Unfortunately, there was an accident in the opening MRH Consultants 125 race, with unlucky Matt Rudd sustaining a nasty leg injury needing medical assistance, for which we wish him well in his recovery.

The race restarted, and it was the Steve Clitheroe Honda team duo of Andy Lawton and Jacob Joyce who set the pace all day. Lawton took the first win, and Joyce the next two to claim the overall by five points from Lawton. David Blackburn was right up with the leading pair all day, but had to settle for third, from round one winner John Butler, and Jonno White.

In the 125 Twinshocks, young Howard Wainwright was in a class of his own as he stormed to three faultless wins to take the top step. Series leader John Davis finished second to Wainwright in all three to take the runner up spot, with Mark Burrows in third, enjoying the smaller capacity class.

In the Woodys Vintage Honda Evolution class, there were some real dices up at the sharp end, but Scotlands Gavin Robertson came through on his Honda 250 to take all three wins. But Gavin was pushed hard all the way, by former GP runner and fellow Scot David Campbell who took a hard earned second overall. Jamie Dobson rode well, and just pipped Danny Blakeley for third by a single point. Reigning champion Conor Smith took fifth.

The MD Racing Over 50’s was a straight shoot out between Irelands Willie Burgess and Gary Parker. The first race went to Burgess, after Parker DNF’d with a blown head gasket. Parker beat Burgess in race two, then Parker made an error in the all important third race whilst leading, allowing Burgess to take full advantage to win, and took the overall to extend his series lead.

Second place went to Pete Mathia who went 2-3-4, with Alan Bott third, from Parker and Tim Sabine.

In the Over 60’s Graham Challis continued where he left off at Polesworth, with two wins and a second to beat third race winner Martin Snape by five points. Last years champion Alan Hambridge took third from Trevor Davis and CI Sports Stuart Miller.

In the LPE Clubman class, it was a fitting victory for the Murphy family, as Shaun Murphy took three excellent victories and also take home the Matt Murphy Memorial Trophy for his endeavours. Jake Veitch was Shaun’s nearest challenger, who took three seconds. Robert Francom took third, edging out Gavin Cole and evergreen Simon Bentley. Changes are afoot though, as the top four Clubmen are about to be upgraded, as they were faster than the top Inter riders. Special mention must go to Lucy Tilzey who had two top six finishes, for which she was rewarded with the Martindale’s Rider of the Meeting award.

The Hazport Vets class was dominated by Danny Blakeley, who secured three victories to extend his series lead. Jonno White was next home in second overall, with fast gating Laurence Wiltshire taking a second in the last race for third overall. Ewan Johnston was fourth, and new to the series Martin Gregory in fifth.

Event sponsor Mike Allport took the Hazport Vets Over 50’s class, enjoying a victory over former GP Legend Irishman Laurence Spence in a fine second, just in front of Steve Rowlands in third.

The Wulfsport Experts saw the fastest lap of the day ridden by Jamie Jackson on the big Maico, and after disposing of early leader Barry Turnbull on the JR Racing Honda, he rode faultlessly to take all three wins on the day. Turnbull took three seconds, with former Champion Michael Smith in third on the Sourbutts Maico. David Campbell took fourth in front of YVMX Honda team mate Lee Holland. Elliot Stones was next in sixth place.

The CI Sport Inters class had three different winners, with Sam Oliver winning the first race.

Then James Graham came into his own to win the second, and Stephen Miller the third.

But it was Graham who took the overall, from a rejuvenated Dom Bratt, who took his career best result in second. Chris Anderton beat Dan Hardy and Stephen Miller for third by just two points at the end of the day.

The next round is at The Butts, Ashover, Derbyshire on May 21.

Matt Murphy Memorial Trophy – Shaun Murphy.

Martindales Rider of the Meeting – Lucy Tilzey.

MRH Consultants 125 Twinshock

1 Howard Wainwright, 2 John Davis, 3 Mark Burrows, 4 Steve Riley, 5 Andrew Robinson,

6 Dave Ellis.

MRH Consultants 125 Evolution

1 Jacob Joyce, 2 Andy Lawton, 3 David Blackburn, 4 John Butler, 5 Jonno White, 6 Michael Weir.

Woody Vintage Off Road Honda Evolution

1 Gavin Robertson, 2 David Campbell, 3 Jamie Dobson, 4 Danny Blakeley, 5 Conor Smith,

6 Lewis Belfield.

MD Racing Over 50’s

1 Willie Burgess, 2 Pete Mathia, 3 Alan Bott, 4 Gary Parker, 5 Tim Sabine, 6 Wayne Le Marquand.

MD Racing Over 60’s

1 Graham Challis, 2 Martin Snape, 3 Alan Hambridge, 4 Trevor Davis, 5 Stuart Miller,

6 Phil Wilkes.

LPE Clubman

1 Shaun Murphy, 2 Jake Veitch, 3 Robert Francom, 4 Gavin Cole, 5 Simon Bentley,

6 Peter Maxwell.

Hazport Veterans Over 40’s

1 Danny Blakeley, 2 Jonno White, 3 Laurence Wiltshire, 4 Ewan Johnston, 5 Martin Gregory, 6 Paul Groom.

Hazport Veterans Over 50’s

1 Mike Allport, 2 Laurence Spence, 3 Steve Rowlands, 4 Phil Daley, 5 John Eardley,

6 Mark Bowden.

Wulfsport Experts

1 Jamie Jackson, 2 Barry Turnbull, 3 Michael Smith, 4 David Campbell, 5 Lee Holland,

6 Elliot Stones.

Falcon Shocks Best 250 – Jamie Biddulph.

CI Sport Inters

1 James Graham, 2 Dom Bratt, 3 Chris Anderton, 4 Dan Hardy, 5 Stephen Miller, 6 Brendan Rowett.