Semi final Upton Court

One
of the BSMA semi Finals was hosted by Warley Wasps at Upton Court, little
Hereford, Shropshire. The event ran in glorious sunshine on a superbly prepared
track was completed by 4.30pm even with watering.

3 upton  courtRacing started with the Automatics dominated by East Anglian rider Harvey
Cashmore who once in front completed a runaway maximum. His main opposition
coming from team mate Callum Murfit with two seconds and a third in the final
race behind another team mate Freddie Wyard who despite a
DNF in race one recovered to take two top three spots. Third place overall was
going to Coventry rider Kyle Ingram well ahead on points of Riley Harrison and
Tom Miller.

Next to the line were the Juniors with rider Ben Watkins being another maximum
man. Team mates Corey Flynn and Harvey Matthews battling all weekend to finish
equal on points and just two points adrift was a consistent Jacob Russell a
Coventry rider. Bethany Allison an East Anglian rider improving on the day
progressing to fifth place ahead of sixth place Joshua Main.

A super line up of small wheel 85cc saw Joseph Davies and James Hanscomb of
Warley Wasps finishing equal on points with the decision going to Joseph with
two wins. Race one looked like Owen Woodhouse would be the one to beat with an
excellent start but crashing in a hard battle with Hanscomb left him to pick
himself up. This group provided close exciting racing throughout the day.

The Big Wheel 85cc Warley ace Nathan Bache and Jordan Riley were a class above
the rest as they battled wheel to wheel in heats one and two sharing the
points, but problems at the start of the final race saw Bache on his own in the
front. Club mate Joe Cadwallander with three consistent rides, and a runner up
position in the final race was a deserving third with Mitchell Evans. Mitchell
Warhurst and Matt Brame scoring good points to complete the top six.

2 upton courtSenior racing was by far the most fiercely contested group especially in the
first two races with Curtis Blamey gaining a hard earned maximum battling hard
with Henry Williams, Daniel Neale, Kieran Cooke, Jake Ford, Gareth Arthus and
Jordan Saunders. The top runners all looked really impressive in the opener but
all having problems as the meeting progressed saw the results constantly
changing Daniel Neale with two runner up spots took second overall with just
two points separating the next four riders, Joe Tabutt improving in the last
two races finishing sixth.

AMX saw Dan Thornhill with a gate to flag maximum in all three races. Consistent
riding from Karl Haycock as he tried to hang on to Thornhill, with Ali Evans
runner up in race one, making a few mistakes as he chased home Haycock in the
last two races to take the final podium position. Ricky Lethaby despite bad
starts gained a good fourth overall but had to work had to pass fast starting
Scott Hambridge with Jake holding on just behind for sixth place.

The open class saw a superb maximum from Josh Spinks with a three gate to flag
wins. He was well clear of the chasing pack with Scott Hubbard getting the
better of Bradley Doyle both riders never out of the top three with just two
points the difference at the end. Michael White and Jack Waterman producing
close racing for the final positions with Simon Gower making the top six.

Many Thanks to the Warley Wasps team for organising such an excellent event.
See you all at the finals at Little silver.