Kris Winder bounced back to top form with five dominant victories at the second round of the British Classic MX championship on the superb circuit at Lyme Farm near Newcastle Under Lyme.Andy Withers was at attended the South Coast Scramble on Sunday to send us these pics.
A Pre74 British Championship double race victory was included in the five wins to allow him to snatch a narrow lead in the standings from Kristian Marshall and Andy Hinchcliffe as the championship takes a mini break until early July. There were first wins of the season for Will Bateup with a double in the Pre65’s where round one winner Lee Kelly suffered from mechanical problems. Greg Speed hit form with a Pre68 win but stalled the bike in race two whilst leading to drop back to fourth in class, the race was won by Chris Collins.
A strong support programme produced some excellent racing on this very fast circuit, some of the highlights were the Elsinore Hondas of Winder, Hinchcliffe and Ben Weaver going head to head in the Pre74’s, Winder taking a triple and the Pre60/65’s thundering around with Gene Womack, Phil Edwards and John Pickering providing the main entertainment. There was a cameo performance from the fast starting Pete Mathia in the bigger Pre74 class where he enjoyed some close racing with overall winner Keith Rice, Ashley Wilson and Chris Chell.
The next round is at Woodford Northampton on 7th July.
Pre 65 Race 1: 1 Will Bateup (Cheney Jawa), 2 Gene Womack (Jawa Metisse), 3 Robert Twigg (Tribsa).
Race 2: 1 Will Bateup, 2 Gene Womack, 3 Robert Twigg.
Points after Rd 2: Womack 66, Bateup 57, Kelly 40.
Pre 68 Race 1: 1 Greg Speed (BSA), 2 Mitch Harris (BSA), 3 Chris Collins (BSA), 4 Luke Womack (BSA), 5 Nick Archer (BSA), 6 Paul Crudgington (BSA).
Race 2: 1 Chris Collins 2 Luke Womack, 3 George Gorvett (BSA), 4 Greg Speed, 5 Connor Crudgington (BSA).
Points after Rd 2: Womack 62, Speed 60, Dallaway 40.
Pre 74 Race 1: Kris Winder (Honda), 2 Ashley Wilson (CZ), 3 Andy Hinchcliffe (Honda), 4 Kristian Marshall (CZ) 5 William Guest (CZ), 6 Nathan Jones (Husqvarna). Race 2: 1 Kris Winder, 2 Andy Hinchcliffe, 3 Keith Rice, 4 Kristian Marshall, 5 Nathan Jones (Husqvarna), 6 John Fleming (CZ).
Points after Rd 2: Winder 72, Marshall 66, Hinchcliffe 64.
Report and images by Andy Withers AW Sportsphoto