2017 SMC Rd. 1 + NGR at Badby

Report: Fraser Law

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On the hottest day of 2017 the SMC Championships finally got under way at Badby with Northampton Motorcyclists Club. As last year the meeting featured the Eastern Centre NGR Series, though the weather was a marked contrast from the rain and mud of twelve months ago. Track prep started off just about perfect, though it dried out towards the end in the baking sun.

Reigning SMC Champion Michael McClurg made it clear that he intends to retain the no. 1 plate this year. Michael took wins in all three Expert races, despite some close battles with Charlie Putnam who finished second each time out. Jack Gregory finished third overall with a couple of top three places. In the Junior A races Riley Lowe and Sam Harwood finished on equal points with a win and a second place each. Rob Hollis finished third each time from Cameron Curtis. Robert Morris took two wins in the Junior B group, followed by a close three way battle between Brad Willis, Aaron Wills and Tom King. They finished in that order overall.

In the NGR class Liam Walker took a hat-trick of wins on his way to first overall. Adam Gordon took second overall with two second places, from Aaron Hopkins who managed to take second in the final leg. Ryan Griffiths was equally dominant in the O40 class taking wins in all three races. Cliff Lester got faster as the day went on, being the only rider to challenge Ryan. Cliff finished second overall ahead of Tony Leishman who rarely misses the podium. In the O50 class Fraser Law took the overall after some very close racing with Greg Cox. Fraser twice had to come from behind to take Greg in the closing stages. Michael Allport finished third overall and won the final race. Nigel Miller is rarely beaten in the O60 class and this time proved to be no different. Nigel took all three wins from Reg Willis and Roger Knibbs.

Despite never finishing in the top three, Callum McClurg used consistency to take the overall. Brother Michael win two of the races but failed to finish the other after more close battles with second race winner Charlie Putnam.  Jacob Wills took a fine second overall from Team Renthalís Ian Tindle. Tony Leishman won the overall once again in his specialist 2 Stroke class. Nigel Miller took second overall from Christian Livesey.

Results:

Expert: 1 Michael McClurg, 2 Charlie Putnam, 3 Jack Gregory, 4 John Hinz, 5 Simon Wyse, 6 Connor Dickens

Junior A: 1 Riley Lowe, 2 Sam Harwood, 3 Rob Hollis, 4 Cameron Curtis, 5 Callum McClurg, 6 Paul Atkinson

Junior B: 1 Robert Morris, 2 Brad Willis, 3 Aaron Wills, 4 Tom King, 5 Miles Woodhouse, 6 Matty Philips

NGR: 1 Liam Walker, 2 Adam Gordon, 3 Aaron Hopkins, 4 Tim Clarke, 5 Lee Keyton, 6 Paul Hubbard

Premier O40: 1 Ryan Griffiths, 2 Cliff Lester, 3 Tony Leishman, 4 Paul Kroner, 5 Stuart  Scott, 6 Christian Livesey

Elite O50: 1 Fraser Law, 2 Greg Cox, 3 Michael Allport, 4 Tom Lowe, 5 Trevor Shephard, 6 Steve Gilbey

Super O60: 1 Nigel Miller, 2 Reg Willis, 3 Roger Knibbs, 4 Trevor Roberts

U40: 1 Callum McClurg, 2 Jacob Wills, 3 Ian Tindle, 4 James Lewis, 5 Michael McClurg, 6 Charlie Putnam

2 Stroke: 1 Tony Leishman, 2 Nigel Miller, 3 Christian Livesey, 4 Ian Tindle, 5 Connor Dickens, 6 Tom Harwood

Workers: 1 Fraser Law, 2 Cameron Curtis, 3 Helen Morgan, 4 James Higgins, 5 Roger Knibbs

Mylaps results here.

Full results- 

Expert Club Expert
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
7 Michael McClurg 45 45 45 135 1 7 Michael McClurg 45 45 45 135 1
91 Charlie Putnam 42 42 42 126 2 8 Tom Harwood 40 42 42 124 2
59 Jack Gregory 40 37 40 117 3 5 Ryan Griffiths 42     42 3
714 John Hinz 36 38 37 111 4
10 Simon Wyse 31 40 38 109 5
9 Connor Dickens 32 36 36 104 6
8 Tom Harwood 34 35 35 104 7
231 Kyle Creevy 36 34   70 8
5 Ryan Griffiths 38     38 9
2 Stuart Scott 37     37 10
Junior A Club Junior 
no. name r1 r2   total pos no. name r1 r2   total pos
92 Riley Lowe 42 45   87 1 741 Sam Harwood 45 45   90 1
741 Sam Harwood 45 42   87 2 j 8 Rob Hollis 42 42   84 2
8 Rob Hollis 40 40   80 3 j 510 Callum McClurg 36 40   76 3
23 Cameron Curtis 37 37   74 4 j 23 Cameron Curtis 38 38   76 4
510 Callum McClurg 33 38   71 5 j 121 Paul Atkinson 37 37   74 5
121 Paul Atkinson 34 36   70 6 j 18 Robert Hollis 32 35   67 6
20 Callum Sedgwick 31 34   65 7 197 Steven Chilvers 35 32   67 7
459 Edward Pegram 28 32   60 8 271 Rob Harwood 30 36   66 8
197 Steven Chilvers 32 28   60 9 j 313 John Gill 33 33   66 9
18 Robert Hollis 26 33   59 10 j 181 Scott Allen 31 34   65 10
271 Rob Harwood 23 35   58 11 j 55 James Chambers 34 31   65 11
55 James Chambers 30 27   57 12 j 115 Aaron Wills 28 30   58 12
181 Scott Allen 25 31   56 13 j 163 Brad Willis 29 29   58 13
313 John Gill 27 29   56 14 j 151 Jacob Wills 27 28   55 14
261 Lee Andrews 24 30   54 15 146 George Cox 40     40 15
146 George Cox 38     38 16 j
32 Luke Postlethwaite 36     36 17
20 Keith Jenkins 35     35 18
127 Richard Teverson 29     29 19
Junior B Club Clubman
no. name r1 r2   total pos. no. name r1 r1   total pos.
12 Robert Morris 45 45   90 1 174 Tom King 42 45   87 1
163 Brad Willis 42 38   80 2 j 101 Miles Woodhouse 45 42   87 2
115 Aaron Wills 36 42   78 3 j 14 Stan Tucker 40 40   80 3
174 Tom King 38 40   78 4 c 53 Ian Tindle 38 37   75 4
101 Miles Woodhouse 40 36   76 5 c 154 Louis Knibbs 36 38   74 5
11 Matty Philips 34 37   71 6 651 Ian Thompson 37 36   73 6
14 Stan Tucker 37 34   71 7 c 841 Nicholas Bright 35 35   70 7
151 Jacob Wills 35 33   68 8 j 711 James Lewis 34 34   68 8
52 Ben Norgate 31 35   66 9 28 Richard Ford 33 33   66 9
124 Paul Smith 30 32   62 10
53 Ian Tindle 29 29   58 11 c
144 Simon Tucker 26 31   57 12
154 Louis Knibbs 24 30   54 13 c
651 Ian Thompson 25 28   53 14 c
841 Nicholas Bright 23 27   50 15 c
711 James Lewis 22 26   48 16 c
28 Richard Ford 21 25   46 17 c
966 Darren George 33     33 18
10 Marky Stewart 32     32 19
211 Tom Mott 28     28 20
6 Josh Ford 27     27 21
419 Colin Booker 20     20 22
Premier O40 Club Premier O40
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
5 Ryan Griffiths 45 45 45 135 1 c 5 Ryan Griffiths 45 45 45 135 1
36 Cliff Lester 37 42 42 121 2 c 36 Cliff Lester 40 42 42 124 2
4 Tony Leishman 40 40 40 120 3 c 4 Tony Leishman 42 40 40 122 3
81 Paul Kroner 36 38 38 112 4 c 81 Paul Kroner 38 38 38 114 4
2 Stuart Scott 38 37 37 112 5 136 Christian Livesey 35 37 37 109 5
136 Christian Livesey 32 36 37 105 6 c 93 Matthew Mason 37     37 6
419 Colin Booker 31 35 36 102 7 317 Simon Collins 36     36 7
125 Paul Hubbard 42     42 8
247 Lee Keyton 35     35 9
93 Matthew Mason 34     34 10 c
317 Simon Collins 33     33 11 c
Elite O50 Club Elite O50
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
72 Fraser Law 45 45 42 132 1 c 72 Fraser Law 45 45 45 135 1
133 Greg Cox 42 42 40 124 2 c 133 Greg Cox 42 42 42 126 2
150 Michael Allport 36 40 45 121 3 63 Trevor Sheppard 40 40 40 120 3
59 Tom Lowe 38 36 38 112 4 147 Steve Gilbey 38 38 38 114 4
63 Trevor Sheppard 37 37 37 111 5 c 71 Kevin Franklin 37 37 37 111 5
147 Steve Gilbey 35 35 36 106 6 c 28 Richard Ford 35 36 36 107 6
71 Kevin Franklin 34 34 35 103 7 c 117 Robert Ashworth 34 34 35 103 7
311 Robert Mott 33 31 34 98 8 38 James Higgins 36 35   71 8
144 Simon Tucker 32 33 33 98 9 54 Martin Raynor 33 33   66 9
28 Richard Ford 28 30 32 90 10 c
117 Robert Ashworth 27 27 31 85 11 c
20 Keith Jenkins 40 38   78 12
90 Trevor Neave 31 32   63 13
761 Stephen Morgan 29 29   58 14
38 James Higgins 30 28   58 15 c
54 Martin Raynor 26 26   52 16 c
Super O60 Club O60
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
68 Nigel Miller 45 45 45 135 1 57 Reg Willis 45 45 45 135 1
57 Reg Willis 42 42 42 126 2 45 Roger Knibbs 42 42 42 126 2
45 Roger Knibbs 40 40 40 120 3 44 Trevor Roberts 40 40 40 120 3
44 Trevor Roberts 38 38 38 114 4
NGR
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
514 Liam Walker 45 45 45 135 1
923 Adam Gordon 42 42 40 124 2
101 Aaron Hopkins 40 38 42 120 3
501 Tim Clarke 38 40 38 116 4
247 Lee Keyton 36 36 37 109 5
125 Paul Hubbard 37 34 35 106 6
196 Jake Morphey 34 37 36 107 7
921 Andrew Cattermole 35 32 34 101 8
73 Steve Bottoms 33 33 33 99 9
245 Stephen Burdett 29 30 31 90 10
59 Mark Lloyd 32 29 28 89 11
250 Adrian Coppen 30 25 32 87 12
119 Aaron Smith 26 27 30 83 13
783 Ryan George 31 35 17 83 14
707 Lewis Patterson 24 31 27 82 15
82 Wayne Fulcher 28 26 26 80 16
401 Sean Kettlewell 20 28 29 77 17
147 Steve Gilbey 27 24 25 76 18
812 Mike Fletcher 25 23 24 72 19
275 Trevor Brinkley 22 22 23 67 20
109 Gregory Appleby 23 17 22 62 21
966 Darren George 16 18 20 54 22
103 Christopher Margitson 17 15 21 53 23
255 Brenton Clarke 18 16 18 52 24
685 Wayne Parker 15 20 16 51 25
157 Jason Allen 21 21   42 26
220 Tim Stowell 12 14 15 41 27
77 John Smith 14 13 14 41 28
211 Richard Woolett   19 19 38 29
90 Trevor Neave 10 12 13 35 30
888 Bryn Chittenden 13 10 12 35 31
160 Helen Morgan 11 11 10 32 32
761 Steve Morgan 8 9 11 28 33
680 Clive Reynolds 9 8 9 26 34
158 Michael Norton 19     19 35
U40 Club U40
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
510 Callum McClurg 35 38 38 111 1 c 510 Callum McClurg 42 45 38 125 1
151 Jacob Wills 32 35 35 102 2 c 151 Jacob Wills 37 38 35 110 2
53 Ian Tindle 30 34 34 98 3 c 53 Ian Tindle 36 37 34 107 3
711 James Lewis 29 33 33 95 4 c 711 James Lewis 35 36 33 104 4
7 Michael McClurg 45   45 90 5 c 7 Michael McClurg 45   45 90 5
91 Charlie Putnam 42 45   87 6 197 Steven Chilvers 40 42   82 6
59 Jack Gregory 40 42   82 7 410 Tom Harwood     42 42 7
32 Luke Postlewaite 36 40   76 8 271 Rob Harwood     40 40 8
61 Connor Dickens 37 37   74 9 313 John Gill   40   40 9
197 Steven Chilvers 34 37   71 10 c 14 Stan Tucker 38     38 10
410 Tom Harwood     42 42 11 c 115 Aaron Wills     37 37 11
271 Rob Harwood     40 40 12 c 163 Brad Willis     36 36 12
231 Kyle Creevy 38     38 13
115 Aaron Wills     37 37 14 c
163 Brad Willis     36 36 15 c
313 John Gill   36   36 16 c
14 Stan Tucker 33     33 17 c
6 Josh Ford 31     31 18
2 Stroke Club 2 Stroke
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
4 Tony Leishman 42 42 45 129 1 c 4 Tony Leishman 45 45 45 135 1
68 Nigel Miller 35 38 40 113 2 53 Ian Tindle 38 42 40 120 2
136 Christian Livesey 37 36 37 110 3 c 136 Christian Livesey 40 40 38 118 3
53 Ian Tindle 34 37 38 109 4 c 410 Tom Harwood     42 42 4
59 Jack Gregory 45 45   90 5 14 Stan Tucker 42     42 5
61 Connor Dickens 38 40   78 6 c
410 Tom Harwood     42 42 7 c
14 Stan Tucker 40     40 8
6 Josh Ford 36     36 9
Club Workers
Workers no. name r1 total pos.
no. name r1 total pos. 72 Fraser Law 45 45 1
72 Fraser Law 45 45 1 23 Cameron Curtis 42 42 2
23 Cameron Curtis 42 42 2 160 Helen Morgan 40 40 3
160 Helen Morgan 40 40 3 58 James Higgins 38 38 4
58 James Higgins 38 38 4 45 Roger Knibbs 37 37 5
45 Roger Knibbs 37 37 5

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