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Wildcard Shipton Wins Two Dayer in Style at Foxhill

Monday June 27, 2016 at 11:32am
Wildcard Shipton Wins Two Dayer in Style at Foxhill
Report and Photos by Dave Rich

 

Last weekend the Phoenix Tools Premier motocross Championship visited Foxhill Moto Parc for a 2 day meeting which was rounds 5 & 6 in the series which also incorporated rounds 3 & 4 of the 2-stroke and Evo/Super Evo Championships. Saturday started with nigh on perfect conditions with the sun shining but by mid-afternoon the heavens were to open which made things a bit tricky, but never the less on Sunday for round 6 after some more rain overnight the track was to gradually dry and was to produce some good quality racing.

               

In the Gabriel Insulations Expert Championship there was no stopping wildcard entry Jake Shipton (Pictured No 731) on the Crescent Racing KTM who took a hat trick of wins on the Saturday with the D S C Cornwall Kawasaki of Sunny Thompson and Championship leader Jamie Skuse on the Tony Maunders Racing Suzuki battling it out for 2nd and 3rd respectively in all 3 races. Shipton again was to dominate all 3 races on the Sunday, but he had to work a bit harder in a couple of the races to get past Thompson who tried his all to keep Shipton at bay, but it was a big ask as once Shipton hit the front he was to ease away.

               

In the M D Racing Over age classes there was a no nonsense performance from Championship leader in the over 35's Wayne Shimell on the Tyremarks Husqvarna who shone above the rest on both days to notch up 6 wins out of 6, but it wasn't plain sailing for over 40's Championship leader Stuart Rawlings who's day started off bad in the opening race as he made a few mistakes in what was a wet race which was to be won by the Gabriel Insulations Honda of Steve Elford who had returned from a bad injury. Rawlings was to mke ammends in the second moto with the win, but in the last moto on Saturday he was in a battle royal with Chris Brown on the Cheddar Mx Honda who was to hold off Rawlings to take the win. Sunday however was a different kettle of fish as Rawlings was to get the better of Brown who had led the opening 2 races early on to take the wins then won the last race from start to finish. In the Over 50's again it proved a good weekend for Mark Roberts who took the overalls on both days where he was to notch up 5 wins with the other race win going to Championship leader David Ford. 

               

In the R C Motorhomes Championship round 3 saw Will Worden carry on where he left off at the last round where he took his first race win by taking the first 2 races by storm then finishing 2nd in the last race behind winner Ben Milward on the Inchains Yamaha to give him the overall on the day. Sunday though was a different day and it belonged to Championship leader Leighton Holmes who took all 3 races, but not so good for Worden who after leading the second race grinded to a halt when his bike blew and with no spare bike this ended his weekend and with it has let Holmes pull away in the standings.

               

The Evo/Super Evo Championship class there was very few riders so they were to be put in with another group where Ricky Brown was to shine in all 3 races on the Saturday to take the overall ahead of Championship leader Andrew Williams who only rode in 2 races. Williams was a non Starter on Sunday which was to cost him the Championship lead, Brown was to take a hat trick of wins and has now moved up into 2nd in the standings behind Adam Plant who now leads by 36 points with 2 rounds remaining.

 

Tyron Cleaver on the Thornbury Mx/Brad Turner KTM returned to the Tony Maunders Junior Championship in style on Saturday and was to dominate the first 2 races and looked good to take the third race, but Championship leader Harry Linton who hadn't had the best of starts in the first 2 motos had a better one in this one and was soon to pass Cleaver and from there went on to take the win which was to continue for Championship leader Linton on Sunday where he had a better day and notched up a hat trick of wins to extend his lead in the Championship.

 

Saturday Round 5 Overall Results

Gabriel Insulations Expert Championship

1st Jake Shipton (450f Crescent Racing KTM) 2nd Sunny Thompson (450f D S C Cornwall kawasaki) 3rd Jamie Skuse (450f Tony Maunders Racing Suzuki) 4th Loukas Maggio (250f Dave Thorpe off Road Honda) 5th Jordan Carter (450f Stone Supplies/MotoXtreme Kawasaki) 6th Kelvin Townsend (450f Tony Maunders Racing Yamaha)

M D Racing Over 35’s Championship

1st Wayne Shimell (350f Tyremarks KTM) 2nd Jonathan Morrissey (350f Holden Engineering KTM) 3rd James Price (450f Ace Comfort Cooling Kawasaki) 4th Christian Seloon (250 GVTS KTM) 5th Luke Dewey (450f New Milton Tyres Suzuki) 6th Guy Longmead (350f Longmead Construction KTM)

M D Racing Over 40’s Championship

1st Chris Brown (450f Cheddar Mx Honda) 2nd James Knatchbull (350f KTM) 3rd Stuart Rawlings (450f Honda) 4th Rob Lewis (450f Tony Maunders Racing Honda) 5th Richard Tapscott (350f Tony Maunders Racing KTM) 6th Daniel Cavanagh (350f R S Racing Husqvarna

M D Racing Over 50’s Championship

1st Mark Roberts (450 Alan Roberts Garage Honda) 2nd David Ford (450f Projuice KTM) 3rd Alan Packer (450f Simpsons Plant Hire Honda) 4th Adrian Toy (250 KTM)

R C Motorhomes 2-Stroke Championship

1st Will Worden (125 R C Motorhomes/Gibbs performance/Armaid KTM) 2nd Ben Milward (250 Inchains Yamaha) 3rd Leighton Holmes (250 Moto 64 KTM) 4th Henry Ebbutt (250 KTM)

Tyremarks/Framptons Evo/Super Evo Championship

1st Ricky Brown (CR 250 Tony Maunders Racing Honda) 2nd Andrew Williams (125 Kawasaki) 3rd Adam Plant (CR 500 Adam Plant Flooring Honda) 4th Danny Malone (????)

Tony Maunders Junior Championship

1st Tyron Cleaver (250f Thornbury Mx/Brad Turner KTM) 2nd Harry Linton (250f Bridgestone KTM) 3rd Ben Cryer (350f KTM) 4th Bradley Barfoot (450f Yamaha) 5th Dave Anthony (450f Oakleaf Building Honda) 6thRoss Churchill (350f Topline Glass KTM)

Junior B

1st Lee Randall-Smith 2nd Marcus Feltham 3rd Mathew Fuller 4th Luke Stephens 5th Oakley Hayward 6th Daniel Griffin

 

Sunday Round 6 Overall Results

Gabriel Insulations Expert Championship

1st Shipton 2nd Thompson 3rd Skuse 4th Townsend 5th Tommy Alba (450f D S C Cornwal Kawasaki) 6th Carter

M D Racing Over 35’s Championship

1st Shimell 2nd John Hinz (450f Ad-tech Raceworks Honda) 3rd Price 4th Morrissey 5th Dewey 6th Seloon

M D Racing Over 40’s Championship

1st Rawlings 2nd Brown 3rd Lewis 4th Tapscott 5th Cavanagh 6th Laurence Watkins (450f MVRD/Totally Transporters Honda)

M D Racing Over 50’s Championship

1st Roberts 2nd Ford 3rd Packer 4th Toy

R C Motorhomes 2-Stroke Championship

1st Holmes 2nd Milward 3rd Ebbutt 4th Grant Bryant (250 KTM)

Tyremarks/Framptons Evo/Super Evo Championship

1st Brown 2nd Plant

Tony Maunders Junior Championship

1st Linton 2nd Cleaver 3rd Cryer 4th Josh Canton (????) 5th Jay Lewis (450f Tony Maunders Racing Honda) 6th James Bailey (450f Chedar Mx Store Yamaha)

Junior B Race 1

1st Michael Merrick 2nd Curtis Mears 3rd Feltham 4th Adam Ford 5th Tom Wilkins 6th Frank Carter

Junior C Race 1

1st Thomas White 2nd Adam Barfoot 3rd Regan Smith 4th Mike Summers 5th Graham Pugsley  6th Justin Napier

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