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Joint event proves a great success

Joint event proves a great success

Coventry and Cotswold’s joint race meeting at Stratford-Upon-Avon went ahead without a hitch this weekend, with a well set up track and a smoothly run meeting. There was a brilliant turnout, with nearly 300 riders providing nearly full grids in most groups and an immense day of racing.

Kicking off the day was the Senior group and they did it in style with the top four riders battling it out for the win. Dan Lanfear was first to cross the line race one with a great ride ahead of Tom Kennedy in second and Chase Neale third. Race two and this time Chase had a superb ride to take the win. Dan kept the challenge going to the line in second place with Matt Harrison Pushing his way into the top three with third place. The final race and Dan pulled out all the stops to take the race win and also the overall victory. Chase didn’t give up though as he rode well to take second, with Tom again rounding out the top three with a great third place. Overall Chase took second, Tom third.

Next on track were the Big Wheel 85s and it was close between the front two riders as they pushed it each other right to the end. For the first two races it was Rob Yates who rode brilliantly to take the two race wins, with Dan Neale pushing him in second. The final race and Dan managed to work his way to the front, holding off Rob to take the race win. Not far off and also having some great races was Greg Hyett, who had three well deserved third places.

It was close at the front in the Small Wheel 85 with Alex Walton riding brilliantly to hold off a hard chasing Brooklyn Evans and take three race wins, with Brooklyn second. Charlie Kent wasn’t far off the front runners as he took two great third place finishes in races one and two and the overall thirds. The final race and JC Verdugo got himself in on the action as he took a brilliant third place.

Chuck Davies was in a league of his own in the Amx as he shot to the front in no time to take three race wins. Jake Sobel was also on great form, keeping a calm head to hold off the pack for three second place finishes. Jack Gardner was applying the pressure in race one as he rode well to take third place. For races two and three it was Luke Newman who kicked it up a gear to take third in the races and overall.

As with the other groups racing was close throughout the Juniors, however none of it troubled Ryan Rowlands as he flew round the track to take three convincing race wins and the overall win. Jack Wankling started his day well with a superb second place finish in race one ahead of Dominic Lancett, however was unable to continue for the next two races. Race two and Dominic upped the ante as he rode well to take second place, with William Wheeler on his tail to take third place. The final race and Dominic again stormed into second place, this time it was James Hyett who ended his ever improving day with a fantastic third place. Overall Dominic took second, William third.

The close racing continued into the Auto racing James Smith and Bryn Brooks battled it out for the win. Race one and it was James who got the jump as he took the win, with Bryn second. Bryn fought back though and took the win in races two and three, coming in first overall with James second. Just behind the pair was Dylan Kitto, who rode three awesome races to come in third and round out the overall top three.

Finally it was the Open class and Vets, put together so the riders didn’t miss out on the full grid and close racing. For the Open class it was Brad Doyle who took straight to the front and take three comfortable race wins. Shaun Cole wasn’t far off though as he battled hard to take second place in race one, with Chris Wright in third. Race two and Chris rode well to push into second place, Dave Dunn keeping him on his toes in third place. The final race and Shaun was back on it as he took another second place finish, Chris again coming in second. Overall Chris took second with Paul Longford proving constancy counts as he took third. Amongst the Vets it was Matt Coley who started as top dog with the race one win. Andrew Little followed him through in second place with Darren Williams third. Race two and again Matt dominated the class with another race win, Andrew still on his back mudguard in second. This time Michael Allport had a good ride to come through into third. The final race and Andrew upped his game to finally grab the win, with Michael also kicking it up a gear to take second. Matt Coley kept himself in the top three and took third place. Overall Matt took the win, Andrew second and Michael third.

A big thank you to all who made this weekend happen and looking forward to the second round of the joint meeting in a couple of weekends time.

1. Dan Lanfear
2. Chase Neale
3. Tom Kennedy
4. Matt Harrison
5. Josh Ebbutt
6. Joel Hughes
Big Wheel 85s:
1. Rob Yates
2. Dan Neale
3. Greg Hyett
4. Henry Ebbutt
5. Mitch Warhurst
6. Joe Tobutt
Small Wheel 85s:
1. Alex Walton
2. Brooklyn Evans
3. Charlie Kent
4. JC Verdugo
5. Bradley Priest
6. James Bates
1. Chuck Davies
2. Jake Sobel
3. Luke Newman
4. Jack Gardner
5. Paul Willis
6. Scott Hambridge
1. Ryan Rowlands
2. Dominic Lancett
3. William Wheeler
4. James Hyett
5. Adam Collings
6. Dylan Woodhall
1. Bryn Brookes
2. James Smith
3. Dylan Kitto
4. Joshua Noon
5. Ashton Humphries
6. Charlie Palmer
1. Brad Doyle
2. Chris Wright
3. Paul Longford
4. James Gordan
5. Chris Hill
6. Jack Ratcliffe
1. Matt Colley
2. Andrew Little
3. Michael Allport
4. Darren Williams
5. Matt Evans
6. Lee Barratt

Pictures by Danny Beckett


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