The Central group AMCA rolled into a well prepped Stenson MX track for another busy race meeting last weekend, held by Burton Motocross club. With East group not having a meeting and championship riders in action at Long Lane it was a great opportunity for the younger talent to shine through and others to get a taste of fresh completion. This set the scene for some great racing in all groups, especially the experts were younger riders were able to show off their skills.
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The MX1 experts were dominated by Gerald McEvoy, who rode a fantastic 1-2-2 card. He battled hard with Sam Lain and Ashley Brace on the way to victory in the first race of the day whilst Ash was pushing hard to catch the Kawasaki him. Sam was pushing hard himself to get to the front and eventually passed the KTM of Ash Brace for second in race one. He eventually ended the day in second overall as Ash had his final race points deducted when he was forced to ride a friend’s 250f. Jack Jones was also riding strong in the final two races claiming the win each time having a ride on a borrowed KTM.
MX2 experts were a lot less quite affair with Joe Severn taking three wins ahead of Robert Johnson who finished the day with a 2-2-2 result. Joe looked in impeccable form as he rode his way to the overall win. He managed to open a 47 second gap in race one as he tackled the deep ruts and braking bumps which formed as the race unfolded. Third overall was closely thought between Jodie Lambley and Micheal Thrower as Jodie took a 4-3-4 result and Micheal a 3-14-3 result, showing consistency is key to any group of racers.
Owen Rickard and William Morris shared the wins in the inter juniors with Owen starting the day with a win and finishing the same way. Will took the second race win and looked like winning the final race only to lose the lead when held up by a fallen rider. Rhys James brought his Honda home for third overall with a very safe 3-3-3 card.
MX1 Juniors were won by Michael Goff with a two seconds and a win to finish of his day. Taylor Harker finished second over losing out by 1 point with 167 to 168.
Juniors Unlimited was a very much a spencer affair as Lee Spencer claimed the overall and Hannah Spencer followed him up with second. Liam Sankey took third overall and claimed one win in race two.
The under 18 juniors was a closely thought race eventually won by Jack Beniston on his 150f with an impressive 2-2-1 result. Jack looked very impressive and in control of the bike and getting the win will be a welcome boost to his confidence ready for the group championships next weekend.
MX1 Seniors race was again very closely thought out and eventually claimed by Stephen Wheatley leading the way for Jason Slater. Stephen looked the faster rider all day, however, Jason’s consistency kept him in with a shout. Richard Wain took the second race win but could only bring it home for 8th overall.
The unlimited Seniors was by Jake Emerson who rode a consistent day, taking three second places which proved enough as other riders crashed out of contention. Kyle Stringer had a good ride taking two wins, however, with only 37 points from his first race he was always up against it in the blistering humid heat that followed days of rain.
The Central group move on to Burntwood MXC at Branston for the group championships next weekend and will certainly be one to watch.
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