The track conditions improved as the day progressed at Bromyard as plenty of rain leading up to the event and deep grading let the moisture continue to surface during racing, after an early start and no hold ups the day was wrapped up with a trophy presentation before 5.00 clock. The only downside was the no show of a large amount of riders, your loss on this occasion as with perfect conditions it produced really close racing in all the groups.
AMX and open took to the line for the first race of the day, Holeshot Master Oli Toms. Lead it only to be overhauled by the quick Suzuki of Karl Haycock, very closely followed by Jack Timms. The lead changed during the race to give Timms the first chequered of the day, with Haycock in 2nd and Oli Toms a creditable third. Races 2 & 3 went the way of Karl, Jack Timms second and the consistent Gerwyn Exon in third overall. The open classers were dominated by the smooth riding Matt Hitchman who took a three class wins as Jason Barry took home a bit of cash for his trio of runner up positions, as did James Stanton, again a trio of thirds.
Vets were up next, a decent line up made it interesting the open class race 1 went to Matt Evans, back on his KTM, but the old British Champ warrior Nick Toms had more luck in the next two and took the overall. Evans then relegated to second overall with Daran Williams, riding a really tidy 500 Kwacker in third. Brett Emms made his 125 Suzuki ring to take the 250 vet class but after a disaster in race one, Matt Best reeled of two fine wins to pull himself into third sport. Rob Nash had a great set of rides scoring 2-3-2 for second overall. A great day for the vets.
Not a huge senior line up but the speed and talent was amazing. The racing was like BSB on dirt, Joel Hughes on his Yam engine CCM, Rob Yates IDS Bridgestone Suzuki, Jack Biddle and Josh Bishop all blindingly quick, but hang on, Harry Linton just up on a 125 and already just seconds off the front runners claimed a third overall in his class, brilliant.
The combined BS/SW class saw a faultless display by Tyron Cleaver, super tidy and quick, reeled of 1-1-1 scores the real tussle was mixture of riders; John Collins BW, Jamie Evans and Dom Lancett SW then Dan Bartlett and Aaron Colley all riding superbly which made fantastic race combination and great to watch all this young talent and all enjoying the track conditions.
The junior was missing a couple of the holeshot but still some class entertainment. First race, and won by a decent margin, on a tidy reflective KTM, Ben Watkins looked set for the overall, but Bryn Brookes took up the challenge and took the next two races to seal the win. Callum Baldwin had his best day for a while, a great overall 3rd, with his travelling buddy Cam Jackson dropped 10 points in race three but still came in fourth. Josh Noon and Nathan Tomlinson disputed 1 point for their positions.
The auto race was to be the championship decider, was it to be Charlie Palmer or Zac Dunton. Hammer and tong all day the two young pilots showed auto racing at its best Palmer, BSMA Champion, and Dunton “The King of Cobra” went for it race one Palmer. Race two Palmer, but Dunton did not let off and took race three, Lewis “Rocket” Roden a well deserved third overall in front of Oli Wheeler and Roan Delaney.
Auto – 1st Charlie Palmer, 2nd Zac Dunto, 3rd Lewis Roden, 4th Oliver Wheeler, 5th Roan Delaney, 6th Ben Mustoe
Junior – 1st Bryn Brookes , 2nd Ben Watkins, 3rd VCallum Baldwin, 4th Cameron Jackson, 5th Josh Noon, 6th Nathan Tomlinson
SW85 – 1st Jamie Evans, 2nd Dom Lancett, 3rd Dan Bartlett, 4th Aaron Colley, 5th Will Wheeler, 6th Efan Loring
BW85 – 1st Tyron Cleaver, 2nd John Collins, 3rd Solly Carter, 4th Connor Newell, 5th Jack Hill, 6th Will Mustoe
Senior – 1st Joel Hughes, 2nd Josh Bishop, 3rd Callum Crockett
AMX – 1st Karl Haycock, 2nd Jack Timms, 3rd Gerwyn Exon
Open – 1st Matt Hinchman, 2nd Jason Barry, 3rd James Stanton
Vet – 1st Brett Emms, 2nd Rob Nash, 3rd Matt Best
Vet Open – 1st Nick Toms, 2nd Matt Evans, 3rd Darran Williams