2016 SMC Finale at Long Buckby 16/10/16

Report: Fraser Law

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NMCC hosted the final round of the 2016 ACU South Midland Centre Motocross Championships at the legendary Long Buckby National track. As last year they were joined by the Eastern Centre EVO MX Series. With the track prepped to perfection in the preceding week, expectations were running high. And then Sunday morning happened.. Heavy rain fell from around 7:30am right up until practice finally got underway around 11am. By then the track was demanding to say the least, some riders deciding not to even venture out. However as the day progressed and the sun shone the track improved enormously. Apart from a tropical deluge during the second Overs race that is..

In the Expert Class Michael McClurg made it clear he wants this championship. Leading every lap he took three straight wins, showing hes currently the man to beat in the SMC. Kristian Hutching finished a clear second each time out, apart from race two where a bad start left him unable to catch third place finisher Ryan Griffiths. Reece Wain dominated the Junior Class with two straight wins, running up front with the fastest of the Experts. Sam Harwood looked on course for second overall after an impressive showing in race one, but a fall in race two pushed him back to fourth overall. Rob Hollis took second  overall with consistent top three finishes. Callum McClurg revelled in the difficult conditions, finishing an excellent third overall.

In the Premier Class Ryan Griffiths made light work of the competition. He won all three despite falling at the start of race three and having to come back through the pack. Tony Leishman took second each time out on his way to another Premier Class SMC Championship. Justin Carter showed how competitive an Enduro bike can be in the right hands. Justin took third overall after also coming back from a fall at the start of race three. In the Elite Class Greg Cox dominated in the difficult conditions taking all three wins. Fraser Law had to settle for second after suffering a few mistakes and racing incidents each time out. Bruce Garside took third overall with some electrifying starts. In the Super Class a rare mistake from overall winner Nigel Miller allowed Reg Willis through to take the win the race three. Reg finished runner up, with Richard Jochacy third each time out.

In the popular Eastern Centre EVO Series, a fall whilst leading race one robbed Jordan Pasquale of the overall. Despite dominating races two and three Jordan had to settle for second overall, though his lap times put him right up with the best all day. Lance Marshall took first overall by winning that crucial first leg and then finishing runner up in both the other races. Nick Carter finished a close third overall, just one point back on Jordan. Tony Leishman took another overall win in the two stroke class, winning races two and three by a big margin. Paul Edge won race one but decided to stick to the Expert Class after that. Ian Tindle finished an impressive runner up overall with Christian Livesey in third. The U40 class had three different race winners, but consistent top four finishes gave Jacob Will the overall victory. Ian Tindle was once again runner up, this time from Louis Knibbs.

Results-

Expert: 1 Michael McClurg, 2 Kristian Hutchings, 3 Ryan Griffiths, 4 Kyle Creevy, 5 Tom Harwood, 6 Paul Edge

Junior: 1 Reece Wain, 2 Rob Hollis, 3 Callum McClurg, 4 Sam Harwood, 5 George Cox, 6 James Chambers

Premier O40: 1 Ryan Griffiths, 2 Tony Leishman, 3 Justin Carter, 4 Tony Fricker, 5 Christian Livesey, 6 Matt Mason

Elite O50: 1 Gregory Cox, 2 Fraser Law, 3 Bruce Garside, 4 Kevin Franklin, 5 Jason Bain, 6 James Higgins

Super O60: 1 Nigel Miller, 2 Reg Willis, 3 Richard Jochacy

Eastern EVO: 1 Lance Marshall, 2 Jordan Pasquale, 3 Nick Carter, 4 Scott Aspinell, 5 Danny Malone,  6 Jamie Tindale

2 Stroke: 1 Tony Leishman, 2 Ian Tindle, 3 Christian Livesey, 4 Paul Edge, 5 Daniel Loveday

U40: 1 Jacob Wills, 2 Ian Tindle, 3 Louis Knibbs, 4 David Hollis, 5 Luke Macey, 6 Rob Harwood

Workers: 1st equal, Ian Thompson, James Higgins, Tony Fricker,  Fraser Law, Bud Batten

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
551 Kristian Hutchings 42 40 42 124 2 5 Ryan Griffiths 42 42 42 126 2
5 Ryan Griffiths 40 42 40 122 3 231 Kyle Creevy 40 40 40 120 3
231 Kyle Creevy 38 36 37 111 4
410 Tom Harwood 37 37 36 110 5
87 Paul Edge 0 38 38 76 6
Junior A Club Junior 
no. name r1 r2   total pos no. name r1 r2   total pos
56 Reece Wain 45 45   90 1   8 Rob Hollis 45 45   90 1
8 Rob Hollis 40 42   82 2 j 510 Callum McClurg 42 40   82 2
510 Callum McClurg 38 38   76 3 j 146 George Cox 38 42   80 3
41 Sam Harwood 42 34   76 4   155 James Chambers 40 37   77 4
146 George Cox 33 40   73 5 j 181 Scott Allen 36 38   74 5
155 James Chambers 36 36   72 6 j 6 David Hollis 37 35   72 6
181 Scott Allen 32 37   69 7 j 115 Aaron Wills 35 34   69 7
6 David Hollis 34 33   67 8 j 18 Robert Hollis 32 36   68 8
377 Tim Soane 37 29   66 9   163 Brad Willis 34 33   67 9
40 Daniel Loveday 31 32   63 10 c 16 Aaron Read 33 0   33 10
18 Robert Hollis 26 35   61 11 j 151 Jacob Wills 31 0   31 11
115 Aaron Wills 30 31   61 12 j 154 Louis Knibbs 30 0   30 12
75 Jamie Berry 27 30   57 13   307 Gerard Scott 29 0   29 13
163 Brad Willis 29 28   57 14 j
174 Tom King 25 27   52 15 c
372 Tom Smith 23 26   49 16  
2 Lindo Santos 21 25   46 17  
53 Ian Tindle 22 24   46 18 c
628 Fabricio Limas 17 23   40 19  
271 Rob Harwood 35 0   35 20  
16 Aaron Read 28 0   28 21 j
151 Jacob Wills 24 0   24 22 j
651 Ian Thompson 20 0   20 23 c Club Clubman
154 Louis Knibbs 19 0   19 24 j no. name r1 r1   total pos.
307 Gerard Scott 18 0   18 25 j 40 Daniel Loveday 45 45   90 1
68 Nigel Miller 16 0   16 26 c 174 Tom King 42 42   84 2
276 Ashley Batten 0 0   0     53 Ian Tindle 40 40   80 3
350 Jack Hunton 0 0   0     651 Ian Thompson 38 0   38 4
15 Luke Macey 0 0   0     68 Nigel Miller 37 0   37 5
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
4 Tony Leishman 42 42 42 126 2 c 4 Tony Leishman 42 42 42 126 2
901 Justin Carter 40 40 38 118 3 c 901 Justin Carter 40 40 38 118 3
39 Tony Fricker 38 38 40 116 4 c 39 Tony Fricker 38 38 40 116 4
136 Christian Livesey 37 37 36 110 5 c 136 Christian Livesey 37 37 36 110 5
93 Matthew Mason 36 35 37 108 6 c 93 Matthew Mason 36 35 37 108 6
561 Wayne Smith 35     35 7 307 Gerard Scott   36   36 7
307 Gerard Scott   36   36 8 c
Elite O50 Club Elite O50
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
113 Greg Cox 45 45 45 135 1 c 113 Greg Cox 45 45 45 135 1
72 Fraser Law 42 42 42 126 2 c 72 Fraser Law 42 42 42 126 2
3 Bruce Garside 38 40 40 118 3 3 Bruce Garside 40 40 40 120 3
781 Kevin Franklin 40 38 38 116 4 c 65 Jason Bain 38 38 38 114 4
65 Jason Bain 37 37 37 111 5 c 38 James Higgins 36 37 37 110 5
38 James Higgins 35 36 36 107 6 c 80 Mark Stephens 37 36 36 109 6
80 Mark Stephens 36 35 35 106 7 c 28 Richard Ford 35   35 70 7
28 Richard Ford 34   34 68 8 c
Super O60 Club O60
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
68 Nigel Miller 45 45 42 132 1 57 Reg Willis 45 45 45 135 1
57 Reg Willis 42 42 45 129 2 19 Richard Jochacy 42 42 42 126 2
19 Richard Jochacy 40 40 40 120 3
Eastern EVO
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
232 Lance Marshall 45 42 42 129 1
237 Jordan Pasquale 33 45 45 123 2
117 Nick Carter 42 40 40 122 3
960 Scott Aspinell 40 38 37 115 4
72 Danny Malone 37 37 38 112 5
660 Jamie Tindale 38 35 35 108 6
612 Damien Neal 36 33 33 102 7
121 Dave Watson 27 36 36 99 8
132 Jason Radcliffe 35 30 32 97 9
53 Gareth Clements 34 29 31 94 10
65 Bradley Parradine 32 26 30 88 11
55 Martin Orford 29 27 28 84 12
163 Stephen Farthing   32 34 66 13
169 Steven Cadd 30 34   64 14
401 Martin Shean 31 31   62 15
614 Alan Laverack   28 29 57 16
230 Andy Davies 28     28 17
225 Ian Mills 26     26 18
2St Club 2St
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
4 Tony Leishman 42 45 45 132 1 4 Tony Leishman 45 45 45 135 1
53 Ian Tindle 38 40 42 120 2 53 Ian Tindle 40 40 42 122 2
136 Christian Livesey 37 42 40 119 3 136 Christian Livesey 38 42 40 120 3
87 Paul Edge 45     45 4 40 Daniel Loveday 42     42 4
40 Daniel Loveday 40     40 5
U40 U40
no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos. no. name r1 r2 r3 total pos.
151 Jacob Wills 38 40 38 116 1 151 Jacob Wills 42 42 40 124 1
53 Ian Tindle 37 37 37 111 2 53 Ian Tindle 40 38 38 116 2
154 Louis Knibbs 36 38 36 110 3 154 Louis Knibbs 38 40 37 115 3
6 David Hollis   45 42 87 4 6 David Hollis   45 45 90 4
15 Luke Macey 40 42   82 5 40 Daniel Loveday 45     45 5
271 Rob Harwood     45 45 6 115 Aaron Wills     42 42 6
87 Paul Edge 45     45 7
40 Daniel Loveday 42     42 8
115 Aaron Wills     40 40 9
Workers Club Workers
no. name r1 total pos. no. name r1 total pos.
651 Ian Thompson 42   1 651 Ian Thompson 42   1
38 James Higgins 42   1 38 James Higgins 42   1
39 Tony Fricker 42   1 39 Tony Fricker 42   1
72 Fraser Law 42   1 72 Fraser Law 42   1
276 Ashley Batten 42 1 276 Ashley Batten 42 1

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