TRUE RHAYADER STYLE

In true Rhayader Youth MX Club style the rain was back for rounds 3 and 4 at Cymithig Hill on the 26th and 27th of April 2014. The club lived up to its motto of ‘Let’s get dirty!’ with alterations having to be made to the track for the riders to race but all in all it was a brilliant weekends racing and it certainly didn’t dampen the riders spirits with cracking riding in all classes.

The auto’s were the stars of the show, battling through the muddy conditions, with RYMXC’s lady rider Rheanna Morgan-Rogers leading the boys in five of the six races of the weekend, giving her an overall 1st. Sion Evans rode well all weekend, stealing the 1st from Rheanna on the last race of the day giving him an overall 2nd. Levi Davies showed his normal determination with three 2nds and two 3rds but had to settle for 3rd overall after a DNF in race 3 on day one.

In the juniors it was Trystan Williams who took the overall 1st place after taking four of the six race wins. Tomos Wright rode consistently all weekend, giving him a well-deserved overall 2nd place. The battle for third place was between Ethan Sills, Kian Thomas, who took the race win in race two on the second day, and Carwyn Rosser. With Ethan getting it with just one point separating him from 4th place rider Kian Thomas. A well-deserved 5th went to Carwyn with Josh Noon getting 6th.

The SW85’s were led in five of the six races by Billy Jones, showing his skills in the wet conditions, getting the overall 1st place. Jack Samuel worked hard all weekend giving him a well-deserved 2nd overall. The battle for 3rd was between Kyle Biggs and Matthew Harries, who took the race win in the first race of the weekend. With equal points, Kyle took the overall 3rd and Matthew the 4th. Further down the field, having their own battle were Emily Noon and Harvey Samuel, with just two points separating them Emily took the overall 5th and Harvey rode well to settle for 6th.

In the BW85’s all six race wins went to Brooklyn Evans who was on top form. On day one 2nd place was taken by Nathan Bache, with Jamie Evans getting the 3rd spot. With great riding all through this class 4th place went to Giles Jones, 5th to Iwan Roberts and 6th to Harry Edwardes. On day two, Joe Cad joined the battle, riding well and getting three 2nds, Nathan and Jamie battled for 3rd spot with Jamie coming out on top and Nathan settling for 4th. Giles Jones rode well giving him the 5th spot and 6th place went to William Bache. The weekend was a trophy meeting, with the riders having to complete the both days to qualify. Overall the results gave Brooklyn the overall 1st place, with Jamie and Nathan finishing 2nd and 3rd, Giles getting the 4th, Iwan the 5th and Harry the 6th.BW 85 winner Brooklyn Evans

It was Kieron Cooke leading the way in the seniors with six race wins, followed by Ieaun Morgan with six 2nds and Jake Green taking the overall 3rd place. The battle for 4th spot was between Callum Evans and Rhys Roberts with Callum getting the overall 4th. Rhys got a well-deserved 5th. Rhys Grimes battled with Tom Watkins, 6th and Connor Wilson 7th, on day one getting the 8th spot. Rhys rode well on day two getting a 6th to finish 6th overall.

In the Rookies the overall results saw a 1st for Christian Edwards with great racing all weekend and two race wins. With a win on the first race on day one, it was George Williams who got the overall 2nd spot. Denzal Hutton got the overall 3rd. RYMXC’s lady rider Hannah Hope had a good first day with a win in race two but she was unable to ride day two so had to settle for 4th overall. 5th and 6th overall went to Nigel Mills and Brett Griffiths.

In the clubman round it was Danny Morris who rode his way to overall top spot with three race wins, Kiaron Watkins got a well-deserved 2nd with a race win in the second race on day one and 3rd place overall went to Ryan Nicholls who also had a race win on day one in the third race. Only riding one of the two days, 4th place went to Rhys Davies with Paul Williams taking the 5th and Craig Warren getting the 6th spot after winning the only race he rode!

The experts were led home in style by Shaun Buchan getting five out of the six race wins. Adam James made his first appearance in the experts getting a very respectable 2nd overall. Liam Garbett rode well all weekend to get 3rd spot. Neil Thomas had good second day giving him 4th overall, with Adam Morris who had bike problems on day one, getting 5th. Tim Foreman had a race win on day two, the only day he rode, to finish in overall 6th place. The vets was won by Stephen Woodward.

Sidecar winners - Bradford and PetersThe spectators favourite, the sidecars, were a strong class with twelve entries and they certainly entertained us. In the difficult conditions it was all hands on deck to assist the determined riders. It was the team of Bradford and Peters who led all three races to achieve overall 1st, with Mitchell and Lawry and the Rowlands brothers battling all day to finish on equal points and finish 2nd and 3rd respectively. The teams of Williams and Brown came in 4th, with Rowlands and Green finishing 5th. On joint points were Chandler and Lawry in 6th and Rees and Davies in 7th. The team of Williams and James rode well to get 3rd position in races two and three, but with a DNF in race one they finished in 10th position overall. The Evans brothers also had a good third race with a 2nd, but a DNF in race one and a 6th in race two gave them an 11th overall.

Everyone should be congratulated for pulling together and making a great weekends racing.  It was great to see everyone helping the younger ones round, true team spirit.  A huge thank you to all the girl’s lap-scoring and to the marshalls, as without you all we wouldn’t have run.  A huge well done to all the new committee for pulling the event off. See you at the next round!  Check out www.RYMXC.co.uk for all events.

Report by Tina Samuel

Photos by Alan Rogers