Swanmore was the venue for round two of the Hants And Dorset youth motocross championship and two full days of rain prior to the event was not enough to stop the loyal members do battle on what turned out to be a fantastic day on a great circuit.
Three different race winners was the order of the day in the novice group, the first race going to Rich Burridge which was not only his first ever race win but ensured him off taking the overall spoils for the first time. Returning member Jack French came second overall with Andy Curtis in third both with one race win apiece also. Jamie Strange carried on where he left off at foxholes to use his home advantage at the track and take overall in the BW 85 group after sharing success during the day with visitor Mickey Denton while Jack Alderton stepped up to take the runner up spot closely followed by Tommy Dorran.
Club member Aaron Christopher was first overall followed by Thomas Shutler in the SW85’S but visitor Jamie Cox deserves a mention to take all three wins on the day.
New member Cain Marsh took first overall with three race wins in the Auto group but had to work really hard for the third win after taking a tumble, While Travis Reynolds beat Joseph Leyland for second overall.
The Seniors were as competitive as ever and new member Dave Roberts took two wins but was beaten in the other encounter by Bradley Barfoot who was to be the highest place finisher of ‘Team Barfoot’ on the day! Kai Hunterwood has been a model of consistency these last two meetings and with another three thirds for third overall he now leads the way in the championship.
After a great start to his national campaign the previous week Lewis Trickett returned to the club in the expert group and quite literally blew the cobwebs from ‘GP Nige’s’ beloved 125cc Suzuki.
Local member Craig Durston was first overall on his Honda while the stylish Steve Bain had to be content with the runner up position this week ahead of Jason Conner.
Report: Ashley Green Photo:Dave Burridge