The B.S.M.A. Team Event was run this week at Pen Y Bont, Powys. The race track superbly prepared as usual by Rhayader Club, who helped the hosting club, Cotswold Youth, in managing the event. The landowner was very generous with his costs , allowing the cost to be the lowest ever for this prestigious event.
The superb autumn weather a real bonus together with some of the most competitive racing ever seen at a Team Event. The results not decided until the final race in the Open Class, with Cotswold retaining their overall victory, with all four riders in the top ten. Less than 300 points between the top four teams.
The meeting opened with the Automatics. The Little Vampires from
East Anglia returning to try and retain their title and with some of the most exciting racing seen in an automatic shoot out, it went to last block to get a winning group. Cotswold team were equally determined in their challenge, with bikes finishing alternately throughout the weekend. In the end the
Little Vampires, with no weak links in their teams, managing to win by just 19 points. Harvey Cashmore, Freddie Wyard, Callum Murfit, Harrison Forde and Liam Bennett were all consistent.
Top rider in the Auto’s, Cotswold Charlie Palmer, crashed heavy in the race three, whilst leading, but showed the spirit of the team event, as this young ace pulled back to 18th. If he hadn’t crashed, the result would possibly have been Cotswold first. He was well supported by William Hyett, Zac Dunton
Tyler Smith and Lewis Dalton. Tomas Wright, Rhayader, gained two wins and was always on the pace.
Juniors were won by Cotswold, with Warley Wasps scoring well, just 28 points adrift a the finish. Cotswold ace James Hyett, gained a maximum, and was supported well by Bryn Brookes, Kyran Billing, Cameron Jackson and
Thomas Garness helped secure overall.
Warley Wasps Team Ben Watkins, Harvey Matthews, Sam Davies, Owen Taylor and Cory Flynn all gave 100% and were a string second place.
James Smith, Severn Valley, was their star and Matthew Harries, Rhayader, never let his team down.
SMALL WHEEL S 85cc
Small wheels 85cc another close result with Rhayader just by 18 points at the finish from Cotswold team. A maximum for Rhayader ace Ryan Rowlands. He was supported by a good team effort. His top support from Iwan Roberts and Billy Jones. Jamie Evans with three seconds was well supported by
Dominic Lancett and Aaron Colley. James Bates excellent racing for Warley Wasps and Wem Rider Dane Clarke-Reeves, in the top three a few times, was very quick.
BIG WHEELS 85cc
Big wheels another overall to the Rhayader Club. First two races going to
Ieuan Morgan, who took the lead from Alex Walton, when he developed problems. Alex team riding his mate to the finish. Next three went to Alex unchallenged. Just 10 points separating the team of Warley Wasps in runner up. Jordan Wright DNE could have affected the overall as he improved all week-end, culminating in a third in his last race. Nathan Bache and
Joe Cadwallader scoring good points. Mitchell Warhurst the Coventry ace was ever lower than fourth all week-end. Tyron Cleaver, Severn Valley, their star with two thirds and two fourths.
Seniors by 40 points went to Warley Wasps, their star with 4 wins and a fifth was Henry Williams, Jordan Saunders supporting well and a very consistent Jake Ford, with big points.
Luke Craig holeshot in most races, just could not hold off the challenge of
Henry Williams, but was clear of the remainder, with a win, three seconds and a third. Rob Yates always battling through, had four great results and a crash whilst in second spot.
The most eventful group, with racing of the highest level, with Warley Wasps just getting the better of the Coventry Team. Karl Haycock winning the first three . His team mate, the very quick starting Dan Jagieiski, unable to match his pace late on, usually in the top four. In the finish his team mate
Alistair Evans never lower than fifth.
Coventry ace Chuck Davies the fastest rider in this group, with a second in the opener, crashing out of the lead in race two but a super finish for him personally with the last two runaway wins. Jake Lord and Scott Hambridge supporting well. Lee Truman changing to a four stroke on day two, in runner up spots.
This went to Rhayader by just 17 points from Coventry. Oli Payne had four seconds and a third, with a consistent group of riders, Shaun Buchan and
Mark Evans their main point scorers. Brad Doyle never lower than fourth and one win, was top Coventry rider. Scott Hubbard and Luke Westerman supporting well.
Rhys Faulkner, Severn Valley, always challenging hard. Star of the Open,
Gary Davies, with four unchallenged wins , crashed on the first corner, leaving him to finish in third in that outing. Oli Payne keeping him honest in a couple of races and the spectators interested , Gary riding for the WEM Club.
The presentation marking well all the hard work work worth while, with most people enjoying a superb week-end. The results so close in most groups and overall Cotswold winning just from an impressive Warley Wasps Team. Many thanks to the trophy sponsors, goody bags and raffle prizes. Superb track management and a very responsive First Aid Support Team. Thanks to all teams for their efforts in marshalling and congratulations to all the competitors for their efforts.
1 Little Vampires 709 1 Cotswold 690
2 Cotswold 680 2 Warley Wasps 662
3 Rhayader 546 3 Rhayader 552
4 Warley Wasps 532 4 Severn Valley 544
5 Coventry 436 5 Coventry 520
6 Severn Valley 327 6 WEM 142
7 WEM 173
SMALL WHEEL 85 cc BIG WHEEL 85cc
1 Rhayader 697 1 Rhayder 668
2 Cotswold 679 2 Warley Wasps 658
3 Warley Wasps 575 3 Coventry 654
4 Coventry 476 4 Severn Valley 522
5 WEM 456 5 Cotswold 498
6 Severn Valley 399 6 WEM 343
1 Warley Wasps 719 1 Warley Wasps 689
2 Cotswold 674 2 Coventry 670
3 Coventry 635 3 Cotswold 592
4 Rhayader 491 4 Rhayader 547
5 WEM 359 5 Severn Valley 515
6 WEM 192
AMX OPEN OVERALL
1 Rhayader 689 1 Cotswold 4376
2 Coventry 672 2 Warley Wasps 4333
3 Cotswold 563 3 Rhayader 4190
4 Warley Wasps 498 4 Coventry 4083
5 Severn Valley 457 5 Severn Valley 2766
6 WEM 303 6 WEM 1938