ROUND 3 OF THE BRIDGESTONE BSMA CLUBMANS
Round 3 of the Bridgestone Clubman’s Championship was hosted by the Cotswold Club at a superbly prepared Bromyard Venue. The rain held off to provide 2 days of top class racing.
AMX opened proceedings with racing of the highest level, so competitive that it provided 5 different winners. Heat 1 saw Dan Jagieski take the spoils with Jack Timms closing right to the line following them home was the strong finishing Bridgestone Sponsored Rob Yates aboard his 125cc. Unlucky Karl Haycock crashed out whist up with the leaders. Race 2 saw Bridgestones mounted Rob Yates take the flag from Ricky Roderick, with Dan Jagielski third ahead of an impressive Marcus Nilsen. Heat 3 saw Marcus Nilsen out of sight at half distance but a rejuvenated Jack Timms closed him down to fail by just a wheel at the finish. Jagielski was a distant 3rd from Yates and Haycock. Day 2 with Nilsen not in attendance and Roderick met with bike problems, it made life easier for Jack Timms who took a gate to flag win in race4 from Jagielski, Rob Yates and Andy Fitzgereld his best race of the weekend. The final moto went to Haycock from Jagielski and Yates with Jack Timms injured and struggling to hold his great start managing to hang on to 4th place from Fitzgereld and Gregg Hyett in close contention, Jagielski taking 1st overall from Yates, Timms just 3 points in front of Haycock finishing 3rd with Fitzgereld and Grindle completing the top 6.
Open AMX was won by Ryan Bawn just 2 points in front of Aaron Nicholls taking top spot by 3 race wins to 2 Gareth Hudson finishing 3rd well clear of Ryan Nicholls and Kiaron Watkins.
Senior rider Henry Williams came out on top with maximum points but was made to work hard in this very competitive group. Dan Wheeler never lower than 3rd kept the pressure on Williams until late on in most races with just 2 points difference in the end. Kieron Cooke improving as the meeting went on deserved the final podium spot. Tyron Cleaver on borrowed machinery was always in close contention leading a few races but unable to hold off the top 3 , Josh Bishop gained solid points to finish 5th with Jack Biddle in 6th.
Next to the line were the big wheel 85 with Oliver Consterdine winning the opening race from Brooklyn Evans and Jordan Riley. He took no further part in the meeting so it was left to Jordan Riley to take up the mantle winning the first of his 3 races in moto 2 from Brooklyn Evans and Joe Cadwallander a good 3rd. It was the same again in race 3 with Riley in top spot ahead of Evans with James Bates gaining 3rd from Cadwallander. Riley just getting the better of Evans in race 4 well clear of Bates in 3rd chased home by Jamie Evans and Eddie Irving. The final moto went to Brooklyn Evans who closed Riley down every lap passing him with just a lap to go. Riley took top spot 2 points in front of Evans with just 7 points separating the chasing group of Bates, Irving, Cadwallander and Evans .
Small Wheel 85 opener went to Jamie Smith who coped with slippery conditions, Aaron Colley came home 2nd with mistakes being made all around the track. Recoving to finish 3rd was Dominic Lancett who finished his programme with 4 consecutive wins, he was rarely under pressure until the final heat when James Hanscombe almost caught him on the finish line, third overall going to a hard battling Jaydon Murphy who improved all weekend just 1 point in front of Jamie Smith 5th place went to the fast starting Aaron Colley well clear of Jack Samuel in 6th.
Junior racing was a 3 way battle between Charlie Palmer, Billy Duke and Hedley Longford. Charlie taking 1st overall with 3 wins just 2 points in front of Billy Duke. Billy crashing in race 4 whilst overtaking, he remounted to finish 3rd. His last race win was not enough to effect the results, Longdford with consistent riding took a deserved 3rd podium position, Ethan Sills, Billy Simpson and Tomos Wright all having good races to make the top 6.
Auto pilot Zac Dunton was a class above, unbeaten so far powered home to an unchallenged maximum. The battle was for the minor positions with Oliver Wheeler finishing 2nd ahead of Jack Viner in 3rd, Roan Delaney was 4th 2 points clear of Jake Randall with Tyler Shedden 6th .
Vets Despite having bike problems Stuart Rawlings still managed to take the overall with 2 wins. Paul Longford another race winner finished runner up, Neil Thomas took the final moto to finish 3rd. Matt Evans winning the first race did not compete on day 2.
Vets 125 saw 3 different race winners. Fred Smith came out on top with 2 race wins and good points in all races. He finished well clear of Kevin Brotherton and Gary Jones and Colin Thomas took maximum points in heat 1 with Danny Walker taking the wins on day 2.
West Mids Evo pre 85 Open saw James Shand taking maximum points from Carl Pope who was consistently 2nd a last race decider saw Nick Selwyn in 3rd 2 points ahead of Jim Shand in 4th.
West Mids Evo 125cc victory went to Jake Chamberlain with a last race win giving him the verdict he finished equal on points with Nick Mauger with last podium spot going to Simon Howells who was never lower than 3rd.
The BSMA Management would like to congratulate Cotswold Club for their efforts in running a first class event and we look forward to seeing you all at round 4 on the 14/15 June at Upton Court with Warley Wasps hosting the meeting.
1st Zac Dunton 2nd Oliver Wheeler 3rd Jack Viner 4th Roan Delaney 5th Jake Randall 6th Tyler Shedden
1st Charlie Palmer 2nd Billy Duke 3rd Hedley Longford 4th Ethan Sills 5th Billy Simpson 6th Tomos Wright
1st Dominic Lancett 2nd James Hanscomb 3rd Jaydon Murphy 4th James Smith, 5th Aaron Colley 6th Jack Samuel
1st Jordan Riley 2nd Brooklyn Evans 3rd James Bates 4th Eddie Irving 5th Joe Cadwallander 6th Jamie Evans
1st Henry Willams 2nd Dan Wheeler 3rd Kieron Cooke 4th Tyron Cleaver 5th Josh Bishop 6th Jack Biddle
1st Dan Jagielski 2nd Jack Timms 3rd Rob Yates 4th Karl Haycock 5th Andrew Fitzgerald 6th Chris Grindle
1st Ryan Bawn 2nd Aaron Nicholls 3rd Gareth Hudson 4th Ryan Nicholls 5th Kiaron Watkins
1st Stuart Rawlings 2nd Paul Longford 3rd Neil Thomas
1st Fred Smith 2nd Kevin Brotherton 3rd Gary Jones
West Mid Evo Open Class
1st James Shand 2nd Carl Pope 3rd Nick Selwyn
West Mids Evo 125cc
1st Jake Chamberlain 2nd Nick Mauger 3rd Simon Howells