2009 SMC Championship final round- Long Buckby 18/10/09


Report: Fraser Law

Pictures: Andy Tindle 

Bathed in beautiful autumn sunshine, the Long Buckby circuit was smooth and fast for its first adult event after the summer regrading. Whilst a lot of the thirty year old bumps are gone, the track remains as challenging as ever with its natural hillside location and spectacular jumps. The event was late getting underway after the booked ambulance failed to show up, but after some frantic phone calls a replacement was eventually located. The club would like to thanks all the riders and marshals for being so understanding during the wait.

In the Expert class Michael McClurg was the man to beat. After two clear wins in the first two races it looked liking being a hattrick for Michael. However after a series of mishaps in the final race he had to settle for fourth, despite putting Ryan Griffiths under enormous pressure in the closing laps. Second overall went to Paul Burn, tying on points with Ryan but getting the second podium spot by virtue of his higher place in final leg. Mark Boswell chose to get faster as the day went on, improving with every race and winning the final encounter by some distance.

 In the Junior A group Joe Wyse dominated, winning both finals as well as giving the spectators a ‘how to jump’ masterclass. Behind him second overall went to the consistent Adam Casteldine from Barry Mitchell. Despite a second place in the final race, Matt Ogden had to settle for fourth overall after falling in the opening leg whilst battling for second on the final lap. Matt Willis took the overall win in the Junior B class from second leg winner Jon Bick. Third overall went to crowd favourite Mark Bussey on his immaculate Evo Yamaha.

In the Over 40 group, Tony Leishman continued his recent championship form with three wins, despite being pushed hard by Paul Baldwin early on. Consistent finishing Richard Wright took third from Steve Gilbey who stormed to second in the final encounter. Andrew Brightman won the first of the Over 50 class races, from Reg Willis and Archie Leishman. So content were they with these positions that they decided to repeat them for the rest of the day.

The club championship only classes were restricted by the late start, but the 125 class win went to Sam Chapman, from reigning 125 class champion Adam Collins and Richard Wright.

Results:

Expert: 1 Michael McClurg, 2 Paul Burn, 3 Ryan Griffiths, 4 Mark Boswell, 5 Dale Raynor, 6 David Frankland

Junior A: 1 Joe Wyse, 2 Adam Castledine, 3 Barry Mitchell, 4 Matt Ogden, 5 Chris Bick, 6 Trevor Edwards

Junior B: 1 Matt Willis, 2 Jon Bick, 3 Mark Bussey, 4 Billy Jones, 5 David Bain, 6 Kevin Turnbull

Over 40: 1 Tony Leishman, 2 Paul Baldwin, 3 Richard Wright, 4 Steve Gilbey, 5 Fraser Law, 6 Kevin Turnbull

Over 50: 1  Andrew Brightman, 2 Reg Willis, 3 Archie Leishman, 4 Bob Mott, 5 Paul Williams, 6 Roger Knibbs

125: 1 Sam Chapman, 2 Adam Collins, 3 Richard Wright, 4 Fraser Law, 5 Paul Williams, 6 James Chambers

 

 

no. name race 1 race 2 race 3 total overall
Expert
241 Michael McClurg 20 20 13 53 1
36 Paul Burn 17 13 17 47 2
1 Ryan Griffiths 15 17 15 47 3
2 Mark Boswell 10 15 20 45 4
6 Dale Raynor 11 11 11 33 5
110 David Frankland 13 10 9 32 6
87 Paul Edge 9 9 10 28 7
4 Tony Hale 8 8 8 24 8
21 Jack Barnwell 0 7 7 14 9
39 James Barney 7 6 0 13 10
Junior A
10 Joe Wyse 20 20   40 1
81 Adam Castledine 15 13   28 2
103 Barry Mitchell 17 9   26 3
65 Matt Ogden 7 17   24 4
76 Chris Bick 8 15   23 5
124 Trevor Edwards 11 10   21 6
550 Sam Chapman 13 7   20 7
84 Adam Collins 10 8   18 8
114 Tony Leishman 3 11   14 9
44 Kevin Moore 5 6   11 10
60 Kai Passmore-Jones 6 4   10 11
712 Jon Gutteridge 4 5   9 12
571 Nick Lynds 9 0   9 13
125 Brad Willis 2 2   4 14
35 James Beeby 0 3   3 15
59 Aaron Taylor 0 1   1 16
41 Ray Chivers 1 0   1 17
201 Billy Aylmore 0 0   0  
99 Stephen Jackson 0 0   0  
14 Richard Wright 0 0   0  
77 Jason Bain 0 0   0  
 
Junior B
96 Matt Willis 20 17   37 1
92 Jon Bick 15 20   35 2
47 Mark Bussey 17 13   30 3
68 Billy Jones 11 15   26 4
444 David Bain 13 10   23 5
50 Kevin Turbull 9 11   20 6
210 Dan Loveday 7 9   16 7
174 Billy Reid 6 8   14 8
157 Russell Grey 8 6   14 9
24 Christian Livesey 10 0   10 11
111 William Tarrant 4 7   11 10
101 Tom Mott 2 5   7 12
220 Thomas Rose 3 4   7 13
51 Ben Williams 5 2   7 14
105 Adam Willis 0 3   3 15
151 Mark Lee 1 1   2 16
15 James Chambers 0 0   0  
511 James Stokely 0 0   0  
over 40
114 Tony Leishman 20 20 20 60 1
177 Paul Baldwin 17 17 13 47 2
14 Richard Wright 15 15 15 45 3
147 Steve Gilbey 11 13 17 41 4
72 Fraser Law 13 11 11 35 5
50 Kevin Turnbull 8 10 10 28 6
622 Mark Reid 9 8 9 26 7
444 David Bain 10 9 6 25 8
389 Tony Fricker 7 6 7 20 9
77 Jason Bain 4 7 8 19 10
167 Giles Agar 5 5 4 14 11
13 Stephen Cole 6 0 0 6 12
over 50
89 Andrew Brightman 20 20 20 60 1
57 Reg Willis 17 17 17 51 2
100 Archie Leishman 15 15 15 45 3
411 Bob Mott 13 13 9 35 4
666 Paul Williams 7 11 13 31 5
45 Roger Knibbs 8 10 10 28 6
256 Pete Chapman 9 7 11 27 7
176 Steve Morgan 10 9 8 27 8
116 Martyn Raynor 11 8 7 26 9
125
550 Sam Chapman 20     20 1
84 Adam Collins 17     17 2
14 Richard Wright 15     15 3
72 Fraser Law 13     13 4
666 Paul Williams 11     11 5
15 James Chambers 11     11 6

 

 

 

 

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