Cycle Speedway Weekly Roundup
Week Ending 19th July 2009
Reports and results from another week in Cycle Speedway
Photo Report: Under 13 Club Championships:
East Newport's Louis Harvey was crowned Under 13 Individual Champion at Kesgrave on Saturday 18th beating Wednesfield's Matt Haddock by a slender one point. Third place was eventually claimed by Pooles' Matt Mildon after a close-fought ride-off with Jake Read of Stockport 2006. Andy Whitehouse was at Kesgrave to witness a closely fought battle for the U13 Individual title.
Midland Combination - Birmingham v Bretford
19th July 2009, Birmingham
Report: John Heard
Birmingham 53: Adam Lamb 13, Dieter Astbury 11+1, Jordan Russell 11, Ryan Winwood 5, Billy Winwood 5, Reece Winwood 4, Mark Fletcher 4.
Bretford 77: Joe Kemp 16, Phil Sangster 15, Will Hansen 14+1, Dan Price 10+1, Niall Cleaver 8+1, Callum Thomas 8, Scott Price 6.
A smashing combination fixture with both teams agreeing to field fairly evenly matched youingsters.
Bretford had great leadership from Joe Kemp, Phil Sangster and Will Hansen and they all tried desperately hard to team-ride their younger colleagues against the Birmingham riders - something that was great to see.
Birmingham picked the three young Winwoods who all follow in the tyre tracks of their famous fathers by always riding with smles on their faces, and gave season debuts to Jordan Russell and to Adam Lamb - in Jordan's case this was his first time even in a race - as a Birchfield Harrier sprinter he did suggest it might have been quicker for him to run in some of his races!
Every one of the 13 races was fiercely competed by these young lads and it would be wonderful to think that they will all stay with the sport and enjoy many more days like today when the sport is the real winner.
Thanks to Chris Timms for refereeing and Paul Timms for 'doing the flags'.
Northern League - Stoke v Astley & Tyldesey
19th July 2009, Stoke
Report: Mike Hack (Astley & Tyldesley)
Astley & Tyldesley travelled to Stoke to take on the unbeaten Northern League leaders at Compton Street on Sunday. The meeting was ridden in appalling conditions throughout, as heavy rain fell for most of the afternoon and great credit must go to all riders, in both matches, for getting stuck in and completing two matches in a good spirit.
Stoke ran out 120-59 winners in the Division 1 match, with Lewis Bates, Simon Munden, Errol Thaw and reserve Kelvin Williams all racing unbeaten. Piotr Jamroszczyk made his debut for A & T and he was in the thick of the action throughout, with some fast gating and was A & T's only race winner in heat 14.
Northern League match result
Stoke 120: Lewis Bates 20, Errol Thaw 19 (1), Simon Munden 18 (2), Leighton Bates 16 (1), Adam Ellis 15 (4), Richard Harrison 14 (4), Kelvin Williams 10 (2), Lance Bates 8 (1).
A&T 59: Piotr Jamroszczyk 13, Ben Dickenson 11, Luke Jamson 10, Matthew J. Turnbull 8 (1), Will Evans 6, Laura Watson 6, Adam Watson 5.
Referees - Lance Bates, Lewis Bates.
A & T's youngsters and newcomers followed up their win over Stoke at Gin Pit, by teaming up to take a 63-57 win in the Combination match. Ben Dickenson and Will Evans lost only to Stoke's best rider, Adam Ellis, whilst Luke Jamson lost only to Kelvin Williams. Ellis lost only to Dickenson and Jamson. A & T were able to give all eight riders a run out in this match, using tired legs sparingly and giving the youngsters the experience of riding on difficult track conditions.
Northern League Combination match result
Stoke 'B' 57: Adam Ellis 14, Kelvin Williams 12 (1), Paul Askey 11 (2), Kev Burton 9, Kieron O'Donnell 6, Aaron Purton 5 (1).
A&T 'B' 63: Ben Dickenson 15, Will Evans 15, Luke Jamson 11, Matthew J. Turnbull 8 (1), Laura Watson 5 (1), Adam Watson 4 (1), Max Evans 3, Adam Turnbull 2.
Referee - Leighton Bates.
South West League - Individuals
19th July 2009
Report: Geoff Gamage
South West Cycle Speedway League held its Individuals day at Southampton on Sunday, a very successful day it was with 31 senior riders and 22 Under 16 riders contesting the championships. The senior event also doubled up for the region's qualifying round of the British Grand Prix with the top eight from the Individual riders' final progressing. Despite a number of the region's riders racing in Torun's 10th Anniversary weekend in Poland there was some top quality racing, with only Swindon not represented on the well prepared Shirley Ponds circuit.
The Individual Final for The Steve Galloway memorial Trophy was won by Southampton's British Champion Gavin Wheeler for once having a good draw, The meeting basically came down to two heats at the sharp end 12 & 13. Wheeler was in both. In the first he sped away hotly pursued by Thomas Reed , Tom Colling and Mark Carmichael, The second he met the other then unbeaten rider Mike Morgans, who, though determined to get a special gate, went too soon and was excluded. These were the top five riders on the day.
Reed dropped just that point, Morgans dropped another point to him in the 20th, Colling collected three wins finishing third whilst Carmichael finished with clubmate Morgans on 15. Ben Donohue recovered from a bad start to finish on 14 with Ben Mould consistent on 13. The final qualifier was Craig Nethercott on 12. other good performances came from Aaron Herbert and Chris Shylock both also on 12.
Scorers: 'Gavin Wheeler 20, Thomas Reed 19, Tom Colling 17, Mike Morgans 15, Mark Carmichael 15, Ben Donohue 14, Ben Mould 13, Craig Nethercott 12, Aaron Herbert 12, Chris Shylock 12, Martyn Hollebon 11, Neil Power 9, Mike Burgess 9, Richard Hayes 8, Sam Hearn 7, Zak Parsons 5.
Referee Mike Legge
The preceding South West Under 16 Final proved to be a classic with some of the country's top U16 riders plus the newly crowned U13 Champion (Lewis Harvey). There was a top four of Thomas Reed, Ben Mould, Sam Hearn and Mark Carmichael all four winning their opening rides. Mould got the better of Carmichael's challenge in heat 5, Hearn and Reed both getting a second win in the round of races. Mould took heat 9 but the big clash of the other three in heat 10 saw Carmichael shoot out of the gate. Reed at one time in 4th burst through to second but a late challenge on the final bend saw him slip and Hearn beat him to the line for second place behind Carmichael.
Ht 13 saw a brilliant ride from Hearn to take Poole team mate Mould. Both riders were on 15, Carmichael joined them taking heat 15. Reed went to 14 points winning heat 16, he then lowered Mould's colours in the 17th both finishing on 18, The impressive Hearn took the penultimate race to go one clear on 19. Horspath's Carmichael made no mistake in the final race to join him on 19. The third place run off saw Reed speed out of gate two for the win.
The Championship run off was a classic. Hearn sped from gate two with Carmichael on his shoulder for almost three laps of high speed racing before Carmichael produced another burst of speed to round Hearn going into turn 3 of the third lap, much to the enjoyment of his many fellow Welshmen, his family and Horspath clubmates to take a much deserved win in one of the memorable run-offs.
Scorers: Mark Carmichael 19, Sam Hearn 19, Thomas Reed 18, Ben Mould 18, Richard Hayes 15, Sam Dart 15, Ryan Lewis 13, Ollie Sidwick 11, Lewis Harvey 11, Jack Harold 11, Wayne Clarke 10, Lee Clarke 10, Jake Sicolo 10, San Craddock 8, Josh Robertson 7, Dan Boch 4
Referee: Dave Dart
Norfolk Grand Prix Series Round 5 at Eaton Park
15th July 2009
A Final Results
1 Robert Warminger NOR
2 Oliver Riley NOR
3 Danielle Riley NOR
4 Rowan Ewbank NOR
1 Dan Chambers HET
2 Kieran Parr NOR
3 Harley Hamill HET
4 Joshua Colby NOR
1 Leigh Cossey NOR
2 Lee Grange NOR
3 Ben Collins HET
4 Philip Adams HET
Referee: Ian Grange
South-East Division - Great Blakenham vs Heathersett
19th July 2009
GT.BLAKENHAM 77: L.Osborne 20 D.Osborne 13+1 R.Pyke 12+1 M.Szyszlyk 11+2
HETHERSETT 100: B.Collins 17+1 D.Martin 15+3 D.Adams 13+3
GT.BLAKENHAM B 67: D.Osborne 16 M.Szyszlyk 13
HETHERSETT B 91: D.Adams 16+2 P.Adams 16+1 C.Grimes 14+2 Dan Chambers 14+2
Note - both matches staged at Kesgrave after discovery of lock vandalism on Gt.Blakenham shed.
Referee both matches - Dave Hunting.