SMC Round 1- Long Buckby 25/3/18


Report: Fraser Law

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As luck would have it, the first decent weather on a Sunday this year coincided with the first round of the 2018 SMC at Long Buckby. Despite snow the previous weekend and a lot of rain on the Friday night before, the circuit was in great shape. Whilst it certainly wasnít easy, the soft going meant lots of ruts formed in the corners. As the sun shone the track dried and got better and better as the day went on.

Choosing to race with his local club for a change, Neville Bradshaw proved almost unbeatable winning four out of his five races. Beaten only by Michael McClurg in race one, Neville took the overall in the Expert Class and posted the fastest lap time of the day on the very last lap of the last race.  Michael finished second overall, ahead of Kristian Hutchings and Paul Burn.

In the Junior A class Lewis Huckerby showed impressive speed on his way to a maximum. Ethan Etheridge came runner-up each time with Mac Burdett third in both of the finals. Aaron Read took the Junior B honours with a first and a second. Ashley Rilings took second overall, with Jake Wills taking the last step on the podium.

Simon Wyse made the tricky conditions look easy on his way to three convincing wins in the Premier class. Second overall went to Tony Leishman after Ryan Griffiths missed the final race. Lee Keyton took third overall with his results getting better each time out. Fraser Law once again topped the Elite class with Justin Carter finishing second on his endure machine. Steve Bottoms took third ahead of Steve Gilbey. Itís very rare that anyone manages to beat Nigel Miller in the Super class, and this proved to be no exception. Three wins for Nigel gave him the overall from Reg Willis, Roger Knibbs taking third. In the U40 class Ashley Rilings took the overall with 3 good finishes. Tom King used the same approach to take second in a tie-break with Alexander Churchill. Race wins went to Neville Bradshaw and Kyle Creevy, but neither took part in all 3 legs. Once again Tony Leishman proved himself king of the 2 stroke class with a win and two second places. Alexander Churchill came home second ahead of Ian Tindle.

Results:

Expert: 1 Neville Bradshaw, 2 Michael McClurg, 3 Kristian Hutchings, 4 Paul Burn, 5 Joe Wyse, 6 Robert Wood

Junior A: 1 Lewis Huckerby, 2 Ethan Etheridge, 3 Mac Burdett, 4 Rob Harwood, 5 Paul Burdett, 6 Brad Willis

Junior B: 1 Aaron Read, 2 Ashley Rilings, 3 Jake Wills, 4 Liam Waite, 5 Kevin Turnbull, 6 John Smith

Premier O40: 1 Simon Wyse, 2 Tony Leishman, 3 Lee Keyton, 4 Mike Fletcher, 5 Dave Willis, 6 Will Surtees

Elite O50: 1 Fraser Law, 2 Justin Carter, 3 Steve Bottoms, 4 Steve Gilbey, 5 Kevin Turnbull, 6 Simon Tucker

Super O60: 1 Nigel Miller, 2 Reg Willis, 3 Roger Knibbs, 4 Trevor Roberts, 5 John Smith, 6 Richard Jochacy

U40: 1 Ashley Rilings, 2 Tom King, 3 Alexander Churchill, 4 Ian Tindle, 5 Sam Appleton, 6 Neville Bradshaw

2 Stroke: 1 Tony Leishman, 2 Alexander Churchill, 3 Ian Tindle, 4 Neville Bradshaw, 5 Justin Carter, 6 Ehren Wood

Workers: 1 Cameron Curtis, 2 Tom King, 3 Fraser Law, 4 Ashley Batten, 5 Helen Morgan

Speedhive results here.

Expert Club Expert
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
272 Neville Bradshaw 42 45 45 132 1 m 272 Neville Bradshaw 42 45 45 132 1
7 Michael McClurg 45 42 40 127 2 m 7 Michael McClurg 45 42 42 129 2
551 Kristian Hutchings 37 38 42 117 3 741 Sam Harwood 40 40 40 120 3
97 Paul Burn 38 37 38 113 4
309 Joe Wyse 40 36 36 112 5
10 Robert Wood 32 40 37 109 6
231 Kyle  Creevy 35 35 35 105 7
741 Sam Harwood 36 34 34 104 8 m
61 Connor Dickens 34 33 - 67 9
101 Matthew Wood 33 - - 33 10
Junior A Club Junior 
no. name r1 r2   total pos no. name r1 r2   total pos
105 Lewis Huckerby 45 45   90 1 j 105 Lewis Huckerby 45 45   90 1
744 Ethan Etheridge 42 42   84 2 267 Mac Burdett 42 42   84 2
267 Mac Burdett 40 40   80 3 j 271 Rob Harwood 40 40   80 3
271 Rob Harwood 38 38   76 4 j 163 Brad Willis 38 36   74 4
245 Paul Burdett 35 35   70 5 33 Joe Butter 33 38   71 5
163 Brad Willis 36 33   69 6 j 96 Joseph Wakerley 35 35   70 6
181 Charlie Sellick 34 34   68 7 22 Tom Thierens 37 33   70 7
501 Tom Burn 37 27   64 8 18 Scott Allen 34 34   68 8
124 Ben Gilbert 31 30   61 9 161 Aaron Read 32 32   64 9
443 Benjamin Parry 29 31   60 10 119 Ashley Rilings 31 31   62 10
33 Joe Butter 22 37   59 11 j 151 Jake Wills 30 30   60 11
459 Edward Pegram 32 26   58 12 276 Ashley Batten 28 29   57 12
96 Joseph Wakerley 25 32   57 13 j 53 Ian Tindle 29 28   57 13
0 James Thompson 28 29   57 14 23 Cameron Curtis - 37   37 14
719 Aaron Smith 33 24   57 15 2 Ehren Wood 36 -   36 15
22 Tom Thierens 30 25   55 16 j
18 Scott Allen 24 28   52 17 j
23 Cameron Curtis - 36   36 18 j
2 Ehren Wood 27 -   27 19 j
247 Lee Keyton 26 -   26 20
406 Sean Kettlewell - 23   23 21
770 Alexander Churchill 23 -   23 22
Junior B Club Clubman
no. name r1 r2   total pos. no. name r1 r1   total pos.
161 Aaron Read 42 45   87 1 j 160 Helen Morgan 45 40   85 1
119 Ashley Rilings 40 42   82 2 j 144 Simon Tucker 42 38   80 2
151 Jake Wills 37 37   74 3 j 28 Richard Ford 40 37   77 3
133 Liam Waite 38 36   74 4 174 Tom King - 45   45 4
50 Kevin Turnbull 34 35   69 5 187 James Scotland - 42   42 5
771 John Smith 35 33   68 6 40 Hollie Cowie 38 -   38 6
53 Ian Tindle 36 32   68 7 j 274 Matt Huck - 36   36 7
276 Ashley Batten 33 34   67 8 j
981 Tom Wood 32 31   63 9
160 Helen Morgan 29 30   59 10 c
963 Joel Parkin 30 28   58 11
144 Simon Tucker 28 29   57 12 c
28 Richard Ford 26 27   53 13 c
125 Paul Hubbard 45 -   45 14
174 Tom King - 40   40 15 c
187 James Scotland - 38   38 16 c
350 Jack Hunton 31 -   31 17
11 Joe Pain 27 -   27 18
274 Matt Huck - 26   26 19 c
693 Max Parkin 25 -   25 20
40 Hollie Cowie 24 -   24 21 c
Premier O40 Club Premier O40
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
308 Simon Wyse 45 45 45 135 1 4 Tony Leishman 42 42 45 129 2
4 Tony Leishman 40 40 42 122 2 m 5 Ryan Griffiths 45 45   90 7
247 Lee Keyton 36 38 40 114 3 47 Edward Kiernan 40 40   80 8
812 Mike Fletcher 37 37 38 112 4
43 Dave Willis 34 36 37 107 5
76 Will Surtees 35 35 36 106 6
5 Ryan Griffiths 42 42   84 7 m
47 Edward Kiernan 33 34   67 8 m
419 Colin Booker 32 33   65 9
211 Richard Doyle 31 32   63 10
125 Paul Hubbard 38     38 11
Elite O50 Club Elite O50
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
72 Fraser Law 42 45 42 129 1 m 72 Fraser Law 42 45 42 129 1
901 Justin Carter 38 42 45 125 2 m 901 Justin Carter 38 42 45 125 2
73 Steve Bottoms 40 40 40 120 3 m 73 Steve Bottoms 40 40 40 120 3
147 Stephen Gilbey 37 37 37 111 4 m 147 Stephen Gilbey 37 37 38 112 4
50 Kevin Turnbull 33 36 38 107 5 144 Simon Tucker 36 36 35 107 5
144 Simon Tucker 36 35 34 105 6 m 330 Richard Diggens 34 33 37 104 6
330 Richard Diggens 34 32 36 102 7 m 28 Richard Ford 33 35 36 104 7
28 Richard Ford 32 34 35 101 8 m 80 Mark Stephens 35 34 34 103 8
80 Mark Stephens 35 33 33 101 9 m 113 Greg Cox 45 38   83 9
113 Greg Cox 45 38   83 10 m
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 40 42 42 124 2 m 45 Roger Knibbs 42 42 42 126 2
45 Roger Knibbs 38 40 40 118 3 m 44 Trevor Roberts 38 40 40 118 3
44 Trevor Roberts 36 38 38 112 4 m 19 Richard Jochacy 40 38   78 4
771 John Smith 42 36   78 5
19 Richard Jochacy 37 37   74 6 m
U40 Club U40
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
119 Ashley Rilings 33 42 40 115 1 m 119 Ashley Rilings 36 45 42 123 1
174 Tom King 27 38 36 101 2 m 174 Tom King 33 40 37 110 2
770 Alexander Churchill 32 35 34 101 3 53 Ian Tindle 32 37 36 105 3
53 Ian Tindle 26 36 35 97 4 m 272 Neville Bradshaw 45   45 90 4
84 Sam Appleton 24 34 33 91 5 161 Aaron Read 40   40 80 5
272 Neville Bradshaw 45   45 90 6 m 2 Ehren Wood 37 42   79 6
551 Kristian Hutchings 42   42 84 7 267 Mac Burdett 42     42 7
231 Kyle  Creevy 40 45   85 8 181 Charlie Sellick     38 38 8
161 Aaron Read 37   38 75 9 m 276 Ashley Batten   38   38 9
2 Ehren Wood 34 40   74 10 m 22 Tom Thierens 38     38 10
267 Mac Burdett 38     38 11 m 187 James Scotland 35     35 11
181 Charlie Sellick     37 37 12 m 90 Alexander Nethaway 34     34 12
276 Ashley Batten   37   37 13 m 274 Matt Huck 31     31 13
22 Tom Thierens 36     36 14 m
719 Aaron Smith 35     35 15
187 James Scotland 31     31 16 m
133 Liam Waite 30     30 17
90 Alexander Nethaway 28     28 18 m
274 Matt Huck 25     25 19 m
11 Joe Pain 22     22 20
2 Stroke Club 2 Stroke
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
4 Tony Leishman 42 45 42 129 1 m 4 Tony Leishman 42 45 42 129 1
770 Alexander Churchill 38 36 36 110 2 53 Ian Tindle 36 37 37 110 2
53 Ian Tindle 35 37 37 109 3 m 272 Neville Bradshaw 45   45 90 3
272 Neville Bradshaw 45   45 90 4 m 901 Justin Carter   42 40 82 4
901 Justin Carter   42 40 82 5 m 2 Ehren Wood 40 40   80 5
2 Ehren Wood 40 40   80 6 m 181 Charlie Sellick     38 38 6
181 Charlie Sellick     38 38 7 m 276 Ashley Batten   38   38 7
276 Ashley Batten   38   38 8 m 187 James Scotland 38     38 8
187 James Scotland 37     37 9 m 90 Alexander Nethaway 37     37 9
90 Alexander Nethaway 36     36 10 m 274 Matt Huck 35     35 10
274 Matt Huck 34     34 11 m
Workers Club Workers
no. name r1 total pos. no. name r1 total pos.
23 Cameron Curtis 45   1 23 Cameron Curtis 45   1
174 Tom King 42   2 174 Tom King 42   2
72 Fraser Law 40   3 72 Fraser Law 40   3
276 Ashley Batten 38   4 276 Ashley Batten 38   4
5 Helen Morgan 37   5 5 Helen Morgan 37   5

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