2015 SMC Round 1 at Long Buckby National Track with NMCC

Report: Fraser Law

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Northampton Motorcylists Club got the 2015 South Midland Centre Championships off to a flying start at the legendary Long Buckby National Track. Referred to by many as the ‘Field of Dreams’, the circuit was in prime condition for the opening round with the forecast rain wisely staying away. Nearly all classes were full as riders took advantage of the return to racing, and a chance to try out the new NMCC start gate which worked flawlessly throughout.

With reigning champion James Russell sidelined through injury, the field in the Expert class was wide open. Rob Barney used his new 4 stroke to great effect with a hat-trick of wins, despite close attention from the 2 stroke pair of Michaele McClurg and Jordan Wright. Michael took second each time on his return from last season’s injury, with Jordan a close third. Dale Raynor completed the two stroke run in the Expert class with fourth overall from Mark Boswell in fifth.

In the Junior A Group Nick Cooke won both Finals in style. Behind him the next four swapped places in each leg, with Matthew Ryan finishing overall second after a second in the first and a third in the second leg. Kyle Creevy improved to a second in the final race for third overall, with Greg O’Callaghan finishing fourth. The Junior B class featured close, unpredictable racing all day. Ashley Rilings won the first race and took the overall win with a third second time out. Second place in the first race went to first timer Bob Devereux, before a crash in the second put him out of contention. Luke Postlewaite won race two and took second overall from Aaron Read.

In the Premier Over 40 class Ryan Griffiths dominated taking wins in all three races. Behind him Tony Leishman and Fraser Law battled closely all day, but an uncharacteristic fall in race three for Tony gave the runner up spot to Fraser. Richard Wright looked set to win all three Elite O50 races, but newcomer to the class Greg Cox had other ideas. Richard won two races with Greg in second but their positions were reversed in race two. In the brand new O60 class Nigel Miller started the season as he means to go on with two wins and a second for first overall. Second place went to Roger Knibbs from Trevor Roberts. Another three wins in the U40 class took Rob Barney’s total to six for the day. Kyle Creevy took second ahead of Steven Chilvers. In doing so Kyle also earned first place overall in the 2 Stroke class, from Tony Leishman and Ian Tindle.

 

Results:

Expert: 1 Rob Barney, 2 Michael McClurg, 3 Jordan Wright, 4 Dale Raynor, 5 Mark Boswell, 6 James Barnwell

Junior A: 1 Nick Cooke, 2 Matthew Ryan, 3 Kyle Creevy, 4 Greg O’Callaghan, 5 Sam Harwood, 6 Mark Taylor

Junior B: 1 Ashley Rilings, 2 Luke Postlewaite, 3 Aaron Read, 4 Ashley Batten, 5 Leigh Baum, 6 Mindaugas Skema

Premier O40: 1 Ryan Griffiths, 2 Fraser Law, 3 Tony Leishman, 4 Adam Collins, 5 Mark Taylor, 6 Jonathan Lee

Elite O50: 1 Richard Wright, 2 Greg Cox, 3 Steve Gilbey, 4 Nicholas Baum, 5 Barry Burbidge, 6 Robert Mott

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

U40: 1 Rob Barney, 2 Kyle Creevy, 3 Steven Chilvers, 4 James Chambers, 5 Mindaugas Skema, 6 Ashley Rilings

2 Stroke: 1 Kyle Creevy, 2 Tony Leishman, 3 Ian Tindle, 4 James Lewis, 5 Thomas Adams, 6 Ian Teverson

Workers: 1 Ashley Rilings, 2 Fraser Law, 3 Tony Fricker, 4 Ashley Batten, 5 Guy Pickering, 6 Ian Thompson

Mylaps results here.

Full results- 

Expert Club Expert
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
149 Rob Barney 45 45 45 135 1 14 Jordan Wright 45 45 45 135 1
7 Michael McClurg 42 42 42 126 2 2 Mark Boswell 42 42 40 124 2
14 Jordan Wright 40 40 40 120 3 c 74 James Barnwell 40 38 42 120 3
108 Dale Raynor 37 38 37 112 4 84 Adam Collins 35 36 38 109 4
2 Mark Boswell 38 37 35 110 5 c 5 Ryan Griffiths 36 40 0 76 5
74 James Barnwell 35 34 36 105 6 c 521 Richard McDermott 38 37 0 75 6
55 Joe Tobutt 36 32 33 101 7 411 Steve Marlow 37 0 0 37 7
130 Ioannis Thanos 28 35 34 97 8
286 Darren Flitney 29 30 32 91 9
84 Adam Collins 30 29 31 90 10 c
371 David Flitney 31 28 30 89 11
81 Matthew Smith 0 33 38 71 12
5 Ryan Griffiths 32 36 0 68 13 c
521 Richard McDermott 34 31 0 65 14 c
411 Steve Marlow 33 0 0 33 15 c
Junior A Club Junior 
no. name r1 r2 total pos. no. name r1 r2 total pos.
199 Nick Cooke 45 45 90 1 j 199 Nick Cooke 45 45 90 1
405 Matthew Ryan 42 40 82 2 231 Kyle Creevy 40 42 82 2
231 Kyle Creevy 37 42 79 3 j 32 Greg O'Callaghan 42 40 82 3
32 Greg O'Callaghan 40 37 77 4 j 252 Mark Taylor 38 38 76 4
410 Sam Harwood 38 38 76 5 163 Brad Willis 36 36 72 5
252 Mark Taylor 36 35 71 6 j 197 Steven Chilvers 37 32 69 6
163 Brad Willis 34 34 68 7 j 551 James Chambers 34 33 67 7
377 Tim Soane 33 32 65 8 121 Paul Atkinson 33 31 64 8
197 Steven Chilvers 35 29 64 9 j 6 Ian Teverson 35 28 63 9
551 James Chambers 30 30 60 10 j 8 Rob Hollis 27 35 62 10
191 Danial Pounder 31 27 58 11 611 Connor Dickens 30 30 60 11
121 Paul Atkinson 29 28 57 12 j 88 Tommy Pittaway 22 37 59 12
6 Ian Teverson 32 24 56 13 j 626 Micheal Lewis 25 34 59 13
8 Rob Hollis 22 33 55 14 j 241 Nicholas Baum 32 27 59 14
611 Connor Dickens 26 26 52 15 j 115 Aaron Wills 26 29 55 15
88 Tommy Pittaway 15 36 51 16 j 161 Scott Chamberlain 28 26 54 16
241 Nicholas Baum 28 23 51 17 j 22 Tom Thierens 31 23 54 17
626 Micheal Lewis 18 31 49 18 j 23 Cameron Curtis 29 24 53 18
115 Aaron Wills 21 25 46 19 j 122 Connor Murray 24 25 49 19
161 Scott Chamberlain 23 22 45 20 j 307 Gerard Scott 23 22 45 20
22 Tom Thierens 27 18 45 21 j 75 Guy Pickering 21 21 42 21
23 Cameron Curtis 24 20 44 22 j 119 Ashley Rilings 20 20 40 22
122 Connor Murray 17 21 38 23 j 16 Aaron Read 16 19 35 23
171 Callum McClurg 19 19 38 24 276 Ashley Batten 18 17 35 24
307 Gerard Scott 16 17 33 25 j 186 Stephen Pole 15 16 31 25
75 Guy Pickering 14 16 30 26 j 95 Mindaugas Skema 17 14 31 26
59 Gary Shaw 25 0 25 27 151 Jacob Wills 13 15 28 27
10 Jonathon Lee 20 0 20 28 93 Matthew Mason 14 13 27 28
20 Jack Carter 13 0 13 29 12 Bob Devereux 19 0 19 29
81 Barry Burbidge 0 0 0 30 525 Christopher Brewin 0 18 18 30
147 Steve Gilbey 0   0 31 j
Junior B Club Clubman
no. name r1 r2 total pos. no. name r1 r2 total pos.
119 Ashley Rilings 45 40 85 1 j 31 Leigh Baum 45 45 90 1
321 Luke Postlewaite 38 45 83 2 98 Kyle Reeves 40 42 82 2
16 Aaron Read 36 42 78 3 j 171 Jack Bennett 42 38 80 3
276 Ashley Batten 40 37 77 4 j 181 Scott Allen 38 37 75 4
31 Leigh Baum 34 36 70 5 c 174 Tom King 36 36 72 5
95 Mindaugas Skema 37 31 68 6 j 53 Ian Tindle 37 34 71 6
186 Stephen Pole 31 35 66 7 j 90 Arturas Ciplinskas 35 33 68 7
511 Phil Gee 33 32 65 8 40 Daniel Loveday 31 35 66 8
98 Kyle Reeves 30 34 64 9 c 242 Andrew Green 33 32 65 9
171 Jack Bennett 32 28 60 10 c 19 Richard Jochacy 34 31 65 10
181 Scott Allen 29 26 55 11 c 144 Simon Tucker 32 30 62 11
112 Rob Harwood 28 25 53 12 651 Ian Thompson 29 29 58 12
151 Jacob Wills 19 33 52 13 j 11 James Lewis 30 28 58 13
585 Alex Simmons 27 24 51 14 9 Thomas Adams 26 27 53 14
93 Matthew Mason 20 30 50 15 j 919 Harvey Adams 27 26 53 15
711 Jessica Pounder 21 27 48 16 15 Luke Macey 0 40 40 16
174 Tom King 24 23 47 17 c 315 Mark Ward 28 0 28 17
53 Ian Tindle 25 21 46 18 c
195 Elizabeth Carnell 26 20 46 19
12 Bob Devereux 42 0 42 20 j
90 Arturas Ciplinskas 23 19 42 21 c
83 Carl Downs 22 17 39 22
525 Christopher Brewin 0 38 38 23 j
50 Kevin Turnbull 35 0 35 24
40 Daniel Loveday 13 22 35 25 c
242 Andrew Green 17 16 33 26 c
19 Richard Jochacy 18 15 33 27 c
15 Luke Macey 0 29 29 28 c
144 Simon Tucker 14 14 28 29 c
651 Ian Thompson 10 13 23 30 c
11 James Lewis 11 12 23 31 c
437 Ryan Gee 12 9 21 32
9 Thomas Adams 7 11 18 33 c
919 Harvey Adams 8 10 18 34 c
702 Ian Clark 15 0 15 35
777 Luke De Chastelain 6 8 14 36
315 Mark Ward 9 0 9 37 c
47 Garry West 0 0 0 38
111 Daz Haywood 0 0 0 39 c
56 Sam Chapman 0 0 0 40 c
Premier O40
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. Club Premier O40
5 Ryan Griffiths 45 45 45 135 1 c no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
72 Fraser Law 40 40 42 122 2 c 5 Ryan Griffiths 45 45 45 135 1
4 Tony Leishman 42 42 37 121 3 c 72 Fraser Law 40 40 42 122 2
84 Adam Collins 38 37 40 115 4 c 4 Tony Leishman 42 42 37 121 3
252 Mark Taylor 37 36 38 111 5 c 84 Adam Collins 38 37 40 115 4
909 Scott Robertson 35 31 34 100 6 c 252 Mark Taylor 37 36 38 111 5
10 Jonathon Lee 30 34 35 99 7 909 Scott Robertson 35 33 35 103 7
93 Matthew Mason 34 32 32 98 8 c 307 Gerard Scott 33 35 34 102 8
307 Gerard Scott 31 33 33 97 9 c 93 Matthew Mason 34 34 33 101 9
511 Phil Gee 32 30 31 93 10 136 Christian Livesey 31 32 32 95 10
136 Christian Livesey 28 29 30 87 11 c 32 Greg O'Callaghan   38 36 74 11
32 Greg O'Callaghan   38 36 74 12 c 39 Tony Fricker 36     36 12
457 Micheal Brett 27 28   55 13 317 Simon Collins 32     32 13
39 Tony Fricker 36     36 14
331 Ian Postlewaite   35   35 15 c
50 Kevin Turnbull 33     33 16
317 Simon Collins 29     29 17 c
Elite O50
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. Club Elite O50
14 Richard Wright 45 42 45 132 1 c no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
113 Greg Cox 42 45 42 129 2 14 Richard Wright 45 45 45 135 1
147 Steve Gilbey 40 40 38 118 3 c 147 Steve Gilbey 42 42 40 124 2
241 Nicholas Baum 38 38 40 116 4 c 241 Nicholas Baum 40 40 42 122 3
81 Barry Burbidge 37 37 37 111 5 144 Simon Tucker 38 38 38 114 4
111 Robert Mott 35 36 36 107 6
144 Simon Tucker 34 35 35 104 7 c
76 Stephen Morgan 33 34   67 8
54 Martin Raynor 32 33 34 99 9
158 Michael Simmons 36     36 10
O60 Club O60
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
168 Nigel Miller 45 45 42 132 1 45 Roger Knibbs 40 45 40 125 1
45 Roger Knibbs 38 42 38 118 2 c 44 Trevor Roberts 38 42 38 118 2
44 Trevor Roberts 37 40 37 114 3 c 57 Reg Willis 42   45 87 3
57 Reg Willis 40   45 85 4 c 19 Richard Jochacy 45   42 87 4
19 Richard Jochacy 42   40 82 5 c
U40 Club U40
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
149 Rob Barney 45 45 45 135 1 231 Kyle Creevy 45 42 45 132 1
231 Kyle Creevy 40 40 40 120 2 c 197 Steven Chilvers 40 40 42 122 2
197 Steven Chilvers 37 38 38 113 3 c 551 James Chambers 38 38 37 113 3
551 James Chambers 36 37 35 108 4 c 95 Mindaugas Skema 36 37 38 111 4
95 Mindaugas Skema 34 36 36 106 5 c 119 Ashley Rilings 35 32 40 107 5
119 Ashley Rilings 33 30 37 100 6 c 53 Ian Tindle 31 33 36 100 6
53 Ian Tindle 28 31 34 93 7 c 11 James Lewis 30 34 35 99 7
11 James Lewis 27 32 33 92 8 c 9 Thomas Adams 29 31 34 94 8
9 Thomas Adams 26 28 32 86 9 c 6 Ian Teverson 42 45   87 9
6 Ian Teverson 38 42   80 10 c 90 Arturas Ciplinskas 32 35   67 10
90 Arturas Ciplinskas 29 33   62 11 c 12 Bob Devereux 33 28   61 11
12 Bob Devereux 31 25   56 12 c 22 Tom Thierens 37     37 12
309 Luke Howard 25 29   54 13 525 Christopher Brewin   36   36 13
186 Stephen Pole 30 24   54 14 56 Sam Chapman 34     34 14
130 Ioannis Thanos     42 42 15 88 Tommy Pittaway   30   30 15
108 Dale Raynor 42     42 16 122 Connor Murray   29   29 16
321 Luke Postlewaite   35   35 17 15 Luke Macey 28     28 17
525 Christopher Brewin   34   34 18 c 16 Aaron Read 27     27 18
22 Tom Thierens 35     35 19 c
56 Sam Chapman 32     32 20 c
88 Tommy Pittaway   27   27 21 c
122 Connor Murray   26   26 22 c
15 Luke Macey 24     24 23 c
16 Aaron Read 23     23 24 c
2 Stroke
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. Club 2 Stroke
231 Kyle Creevy 42 42 42 126 1 c no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
4 Tony Leishman 38 40 45 123 2 c 231 Kyle Creevy 45 42 42 129 1
53 Ian Tindle 34 35 40 109 3 c 4 Tony Leishman 40 40 45 125 2
11 James Lewis 32 36 38 106 4 c 53 Ian Tindle 36 37 40 113 3
9 Thomas Adams 31 34 37 102 5 c 11 James Lewis 35 38 38 111 4
6 Ian Teverson 40 45   85 6 c 9 Thomas Adams 34 36 37 107 5
461 Nigel Whitehead 37 33   70 7 c 6 Ian Teverson 42 45   87 6
12 Bob Devereux 36 31   67 8 c 461 Nigel Whitehead 38 35   73 7
511 Phil Gee 35 37   72 9 12 Bob Devereux 37 34   71 8
108 Dale Raynor 45     45 10
321 Luke Postlewaite   38   38 11
331 Ian Postlewaite   32   32 12
Workers       Club Workers
no. name r1 total pos. no. name r1 total pos.
119 Ashley Rilings 45 45 1 c 119 Ashley Rilings 45 45 1
72 Fraser Law 42 42 2 c 72 Fraser Law 42 42 2
39 Tony Fricker 40 40 3 c 39 Tony Fricker 40 40 3
276 Ashley Batten 38 38 4 c 276 Ashley Batten 38 38 4
75 Guy Pickering 37 37 5 c 75 Guy Pickering 37 37 5
651 Ian Thompson 36 36 6 c 651 Ian Thompson 36 36 6
242 Andrew Green 35 35 7 c 242 Andrew Green 35 35 7
307 Gerard Scott 34 34 8 c 307 Gerard Scott 34 34 8
100 Hayley Rilings 33 33 9 c 100 Hayley Rilings 33 33 9
38 James Higgins 32 32 10 c 38 James Higgins 32 32 10

 

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