Cornwall schoolboy scramble clubs latest club champs took place in conjunction with the Devon and Cornwall GT cup series on the 15th of april at fraddon moto park. On 14th April saw most riders ready for action at the brilliant Fraddon moto park circuit for the meetings fun day.
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The saturdays fun racing was of to a great start with fantastic track condtions but Nature took a nasty turn chucking loads of winter weather down including rain and masses of Hail.To give the cornwall and devon GT trophy round and the cornwall schoolboy club championship day a half decent track.Saturdays fun racing was called off on the second block.The track was very wet for the start of sundays club championship racing but with some decent track prep and some wind and sunshine the track improved rapidly.
The weekends riding started of wet and rough,but the wet conditions changed quickly.
A quality line up of riders including the likes of Luke Hill,Sam Chapman,Leighton Homes and many other fast riders.
The gates dropped for the opening OPEN race with Luke Hill claiming the race holeshot. Luke Hill was on top form and stayed out fron for the duration of the Moto.Sam chapman abroad the honda machine was pulling strong in second spot. With Leighton Homes later closeing the gap whilst flying around the fraddon moto park circuit in third.Sam Chapman becomes aware that Leighton is lapping strong so Chapman pushes hard for several laps to make a safe second result after Luke Hill took the chequred flag.Whilst soon after Alex Hockey claimed a fantastic ninth place after hanging it out abroad his new 2012 KTM SX250 machine.
The second Open devision race was underway with Race one dominator Luke Hill smashing the across the start gates in a flash to take another race holeshot and earlyer advantages.
Aaron Jenkin was looking on a super fast pace abroad his RM 250 2 stroke machine.
Whlist Pushing hard,Sam Chapman was pulling in on Luke Hills rear fender.Whilst After not being seen at the club meetings for some time. Bradley Maddever was riding a decent form comeing up the pack strongly after a fall on the opening lap.
Sam Chapman was still charging on a fantastic form and was seen all over the back of Luke hill. Luke Hill dident crack from the masses of pressure Chapman was loading on him and The pair flew past the chequred flag with less than a second beetween them.With Sam Chapman taking second place once more highly respectively. Whilst another solid performance saw Leighton Holmes take anothr solid third ahead of fourth placed Jamie Paget.Whilst furthur down the field Dayne Pritlove came eleventh.
The final open race again Saw Luke Hill take the race win this time with a clear gap over closest threat Sam Chapman who took another second spot after a fantastic days racing full of determination and confidence.Leighton Holmes took third once again with Jamie Paget scoreing fourth postioned points. Whilst another Flat out and loose ride from Alex hockey saw him finish the final race in a top of the ranks fifth place With Bradley Maddever in sixth.
Luke Hill , Sam chapman and Leighton Holmes claimed the top three podium positions after all haveing fantastic rides in all three moto’s.Jamie Paget took fourth overall. Whilst a brilliant first ride on a new machine Alex Hockey took fifth overall. Whilst Darren Toy took sixth overall ahead of Gary Down claiming a solid seventh overall.
A brilliant and competitive line up of AMX riders attended the race meeting and some fast furiouse action was displayed in all three motos.
The opening race saw Ryan Blee come out on top getting the edge over Lee Skinner who took the best lap time of the moto abroad his CRF250F. Harry Sellwood was putting on a decent form but was not right on the pace the two front runners was running But took third place at the line more than respectively.Loyal cornwall schoolboy scramble club championship contender James Williams was on a usual flat out form and was credited with fourth place honours at the end of the moto. Hawkins Motors Johnny Hawkins claimed a brilliant Fifth place.Whilst sixth place was claimed by Richard Tapscott.Mid pack Mark lanceley took twelth spot.
The second amx race saw Lee skinner on max form, Again taking lap time of the race and this time crediting this with a moto win. Race one winner Ryan Blee Came runner up to the CRF rider Lee skinner.Harry Sellwood was storming and resulted in third place at the end of the race. Newly upgraded from Seniors , Young Simon Gill grabbed a load of points towards his Cornwall and devon GT trophy championship after taking fifth spot. 2011 cornwall amx champion Mark Calcutt took a decent eleventh place.Ashley Volz had a good performance and took seventeenth place in the rankings.The Last amx race saw Harry sellwood out of the race shaking up the front rankings.
Lee skinner was again on max form and took another race win dominantly on the 250F machine.
Ryan Blee took second place after another solid performance.
Whilst after a slightly dissapointing ninth in race two,Johnny Hawkins claimed a fantastic third place,Ahead of fourth James Williams.
Lee skinner claimed overall victory on the meeting with Ryan Blee taking second very respectively after three strong and quality rides.
James Williams continues to be a consistently strong competitor an claimed third overall. Whilst Johnny Hawkins took fouth place.Harry Sellwood was having a fantastic day but with no attendance in the final race Harry fell down the ranks to fourteenth overall. Whilst Marc hoskin took nineteenth overall.
Seniors displayed some fanastic motocross rideing thoughout the day with a great line up of comepettive young guns.
First race back from a scary incident couple weeks Previouse saw Josh Taylor back on a cracking form.Takeing the opening moto Race win a perfect back.
Newly sponserd by Opie Oils,Young Dean Symons showed some fantastic two stroke styled racing pushing himself to the edge holding a brilliant second spot.
Jack Gribble Had a solid ride showing good signs of improved fitness taking a brilliant third spot.High jumping Jordan Hembrow finished the race taking fourth.Jack Blackburn performed well from gate to flag to take fifth place.
Wayne Northam raced strongly around mid pack throughout the race and claimed a strong fifthteenth place result.
Max Wills ranked much lower than his riding capabilites can achieve taking twentyfourth in the opening race.
The second senior moto started with Dean Symons chucking the Opie Oils backed Ktm to the first corner to claim the race holeshot.
Dean Holds the lead strong But solid Josh Taylor took the 250F to the lead in the second lap,Whilst Jack Gribble and Dean fight once more for second place.
The four and five plated bikes of Will Hawkins and Jordan Hembrow tussled together for the upper hand on fourth place.
Josh Taylor remains strong up front. Whilst everyone in the pack appears to be having an enjoyable race.
Dean Symons remains strong on the 125 trying to Keep it ahead of Gribble and his 250F machine as they cross the line in second and third Gribble Takes the Runner up spot. Behind winner Josh Taylor.With Dean respectively taking third.
Jordan Hembrow took fourth,With Will Hawkins settling for fifth.
The final seniors race was full action from start to finish With Josh Taylor out front once again early on.
Max Wills was seen having a brilliant ride making up for his poor finish in the opening moto.
Leigh Colsell had a strong ride and was riding well from gate to flag.
The real fight was happening up front beetween Dean Symons and Jack Gribble allowing Josh Taylor to check out up front.
Dean and Jack pushed each others limits to a maximum and on the closeing stages was closing the gap on Taylor.
The final lap saw Josh Taylor looked back to see where the fighting duo was and fell down from doing so , with less than a quarter of a lap to go to take the race win. Jack Gribble And Dean Symons flew past Taylor both with all guns Blazzing.Dean Symons got the edge and grabbed the Race win!! with Jack Gribble right there in second in less than a second behind. Josh Taylors error cost him dearly in points but he still claimed third spot as he crossed the line and still claimed first overall.
Dean Symons took second overall a great result for the Opie Oils newly signed rider.
Jack Gribble had three strong rides and rightfully claimed third place.
whilst Max Wills took thirteenth overall.
Whilst three solid rides saw Jonathon Budd take twenty sixth overall.
Gates dropped for the opening big wheel 85cc riders, With Joe Eiffert caliming the race holeshot.
Joe Effiert drops it allowing for little Josh Bunter to ragg the Kawasaki 85cc machine out the front of the pack.With Jame Buckingham flying in second.
Jamie Buckingham steps ups the pace and manages to take the lead on the fifth lap of the moto.
With Josh Bunter Hanging in close.
Whilst Chloe Mundell shows good speed abroad her KTM 85.
Jamie Buckingham Takes the opening race win ahead of Josh Bunter.
Holeshotter Joe eiffert claimed third place.
Whilst ever improving Zac Hudson took a fantastic Fourth place ahead of , Ben Roberts and Callan Stone.
Chloe Mundell took a strong eleventh place, Ahead of Joshua Caddy.
After taking a well deserved race one win,Jamie Buckingham out gates his fellow competitors to take the race holeshot for the second moto.
Josh Bunter was again up front chasing after Jamie strong holding into second place. With Joe Eiffert Hunting the pair down whilst holding third. Jamie remained solid for the duration of the moto and went and took another race win. Josh Bunter stayed consistent and took another second , whilst Joe Eiffert took another Third ahead of fourth placed Zac Hudson. A fantastic eighth result was claimed by Olly Winn,Whilst furthur down Jack Banbury secured twelth.
The final race of the day saw Jamie Buckingham claim another race win dominating the class for overall victory taking all three race wins.
Joe Eiffert finished the weekend haveing the best result of the day finally getting the better of Josh Bunter taking second,Leaving Bunter to settle for third in the last race,With Bunter Taking second overall ahead of Joe in third.
Some good and decent racing was displayed in all three of the small wheel 85cc catagory races.
Aidan Williams and Jake Curtis stevens had some hard thought racing beetween themselves thoughout the weekend.
Aidan Williams had a solid first race and took the opening race win. Jake Curtis stevens claimed a brilliant second. Kieran Yorke took third.Kian Mayho had a solid first moto result taking sixteenth.
The second race of the day again Saw Aidan Williams and Jake Curtis Stevens up front.
Jake was running well and was riding fast laps with Aidan Williams right there leaving no room for any errors.
Callum Gordon was riding well at the front of the pack,As was Ethan Davies.
Jake Curtis Stevens raced flat out and strongly and with no effecting errors from the pressure of Aidan, Jake took the second race win ahead of Aidan Williams who secured a brilliant second spot. Kieran Yorke raced consistently well from gate to flag taking the final podium position ahead of fourth and fifth riders,Callum Gordan and Jack Booker. Whilst Connor Jenkins claimed sixteenth when he passed the chequred flag.
The final race of the day was underway and some good racing was shown throughout the pack with the track in good condtion despite being rough.
Jake Curtis Stevens and Aidan Williams was the two out front once more.
Todd Sawyer and Alfie Crocker were up near the front of the pack having solids rides.
Jake Curtis stevens went on to win the final race of the day taking the overall victory ahead of closest rival Aidan Williams taking a much deserved second overall position.
Callum Gordon claimed third overall. Whilst Todd Sawyer took three decent results too claim fourth overall ahead of fifth placed,Jack Booker.
Whilst Kieran Yorke took sixth overall ahead of seventh placed Alfie Crocker.
The young automatic competitors competed alongside the Slightly older junior 65cc riders.
The gates dropped for the first race of the day with Louie Kessel upfront with Junior 65cc rider Jason Down.
Louie Kessel was seen on a fantastic form leading the whole of the pack around the fraddon moto park circuit on his automatic machine,But later on the faster 65cc Brought Ryan Mundell to the front of the pack.The front runners was all seen having a pile up With Louie kessel falling down due to a backmarker taking down Mundell with them,Sam Hunt come flying round looking to take over the lead but also joins the others down in the dirt.
Ryan Mundell took the first of the wins for the junior sixty five division with Sam Hunt in second and Jordan Hayman in third.
Connor Jago claimed the opening Automatic race win with Louie kessel second and Luke woolgrove in third.
Some good action was had in the second moto of the day this time with out any nasty pile ups.
Ryan Mundell came on top of the junior rankings one more time ahead of Sam Hunt who claimed himself a brilliant second place. Ahead of Jordan Hayman and Jason Down.Louie Kessel claimed the first placing for the automatic riders.Connor Jago took second place after another solid performance whilst Thomas Higman took third. With Jake Ware improving lap by lap to grab himself fifth place.The final race of the day again saw Ryan Mundell on a great form taking another race win securing first overall for the junior catagory.Sam Hunt had three great rides securing him a fantastic second overall ahead of thirs placed Jason Down.
Louie Kessel also claimed the final race win and secured himself first overall. Connor Jago raced his heart out and took second overall more than deservingly. Luke Woolgrove had three solid results taking him to third overall.
SMALL WHEEL 85CC
2ND AIDAN WILLIAMS
3RD CALLUM GORDON
4TH TODD SAWYER
JUNIOR 65CC OVERALL
1ST RYAN MUNDELL
2ND SAM HUNT
3RD JASON DOWN
4TH JORDAN HAYMAN
5TH KAI FORD
6TH LEWIS WILTSHIRE
1ST LOUIE KESSEL
2ND CONNOR JAGO
3RD LUKE WOOLGROVE
4TH JAKE WARE
5TH THOMAS HIGMAN
BIG WHEEL 85CC
1ST JAMIE BUCKINGHAM
2ND JOSH BUNTER
3RD JOE EIFFERT
4TH ZAC HUDSON
5TH CALLAN STONE
6TH BEN ROBERTS
1 JOSH TAYLOR
2 DEAN SYMONS
3 JACK GRIBBLE
4 JORDAN HEMBROW
5 JACK BLACKBURN
6 WILLIAM HAWKINS
1ST LUKE HILL
2ND SAM CHAPMAN
3RD LEIGHTON HOLMES
4TH JAMIE PAGET
5TH ALEX HOCKEY
6TH DARREN TOY
2ND RYAN BLEE
3RD JAMES WILLIAMS
4TH JOHNNY HAWKINS
5TH SIMON GILL
6TH RICHARD TAPSCOTT
Written by charlene vernon Photos By: Mervyn Vernon, Charlene Vernon and Darren Weatherley-cooper