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Kinver Auto Club heads to Upton Court

Kinver Auto Club heads to Upton Court

At last the waiting was over Kinver hosted their first meeting of the year last weekend at the monster Upton Court track. The club had worked very hard preparing the circuit putting in a few new features along the way. A special thanks must go to Mick Hudson who worked long into Saturday night watering the track.

James Shand
James Shand

Sunday started with bright blue skies and a near full paddock with full gates in many classes, there was a slight hitch to proceedings when the transponder cables had to be relayed because of weak readings, but never the less once this problem had been overcome practice soon got underway and the rest of the day passed out with out incident. The track held up very well with lots of positive comments from visiting riders and was rounded off with the trophy presentation featuring Kinvers unique designed awards.

Again with some top riders on championship duties it was a chance for some of Kinver up and coming to grab the head lines, the crowds were not disappointed Michael Hudson in the Junior under 18 maxed out in style with three moto wins for 180 points ahead of cousin James Shand in the MX2 experts who finished with a 2-1-1 for 174 points.

Ricky Chamberlain missed out in MX1 experts finishing fourth overall 8 points behind third place while Gary Bates finished only 5 points behind third place in the MX1 seniors.

Neil Williams flying the flag for the 40 plus age bracket finished a very respectable seventh overall in MX1 experts ahead of son Josh who finished tenth.  In the inters class Gareth Williams and Zac Hackett continued their head to head battle this time Gareth coming out on top in seventh place one ahead of Zac on 115 points.

The committee would just like to say thank you to all members and helpers of Kinver Auto for all their hard work leading upto the meeting and again on the day ensuring a great day was had by all.

With the injured Craig Chamberlain out of action with a damaged knee Kinver only had two riders at the Championships last weekend and one at the two stroke championships. Both meetings suffered somewhat from dust with both meetings being cut down to two blocks. Dan Hill finished in 32nd place on 17 points in MX2, while Matt Gordon in MX1’s  finished in 26th place scoring 28 points.

In the two stoke championships Sam Price finished a respectable 10th overall on 68 points.

Full Kinver results.


Gareth Williams                                                            115 points

Zac Hackett                                                                   113 points

Juniors under 18’s

Michael Hudson                                                            180 points                   1st overall

Luke Griffin                                                                  101 points

Harry Allport                                                                 54 points

Richard Knowles                                                          0 points

MX1 juniors

Adrian Hodgkins                                                          86 points

MX2 seniors

Daniel Charles                                                               37 points

Josh Bate                                                                       26 points

MX1 seniors

Gary Bate                                                                      144 points

Mick Hudson                                                                83 points

Pete Hammond                                                             32 points

MX2 experts

James Shand                                                                  174 points       1st overall

Tom Weston                                                                  81 points

Matt Watson                                                                 38 points

Louis Hill                                                                      0 points

MX1 experts

Ricky Chamberlain                                                        139 points

Neil Williams                                                                 108 points

Josh Williams                                                                99 points

Nigel Hackett                                                                61 points

Gareth Williams                                                            58 points

Andy Jenkins                                                                29 points.


MX2 Dan Hill                                                               17 points 32nd overall

MX1 Matt Gordon                                                        28 points  26th overall

2 stroke

Sam Price                                                                      68 points 10th overall


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