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Acerbis Nationals MX Series kicks off at FatCat – report & results

Acerbis Nationals MX Series kicks off at FatCat – report & results

Jane Daniels - Acerbis Nationals MX 2019

It was Ben Stanley who dominated the Junior Open class taking home a maximum points haul and leaving the rest to fight over the remaining positions.

Ollie Rutter looked like he was going to take the runner-up spot but a race-four 31st dropped him down to fourth overall. Aiden Carney was the man to benefit from Rutter’s mishap and bagged himself the second place on the podium with just three points to spare ahead of third-placed Richard Evans.

In the Ladies category first blood went to former series champ Nadiya Jones but a couple of disappointing finishes in the second and third outings cost her a higher placing overall as she took a pair of third place finishes on Sunday to jump up to fifth overall.

It was enduro specialist Jane Daniels who took full advantage and after a first race second she then went on to take the rest of the moto wins for the weekend giving her the top spot.

Charlotte Hall took her Honda to a 3-2-3-2-2 scorecard to claim the runner-up position and give herself a solid start to the season and Chloe Richards stood alongside her rivals on the third step of the box.

Was there any surprise about the Over 40 Vets class winner? Brian Wheeler showed that a change of machine over the winter onto the CPS Husqvarna won’t change the result and he got his season off to the best possible start, taking five wins and a 22-point lead going into Hawkstone Park.

The race was behind Wheeler as championship regular Danny Blakeley had his work cut out with newcomers Adam Wilkinson and Danny Tollett joining the party. The trio shared the second, third and fourth places between themselves over the course of the weekend with Wilkinson second overall from Tollett and Blakeley.

It was a totally different story in the Over 50 Vets as it was about who could be most consistent on the rough, sandy circuit with four different race winners.

The only rider to claim two wins over the two days was Andy Watkins who could only manage fourth overall after running 7-6 on Saturday and leaving himself 13 points short.

Chris Brown and Morton Hannah tied overall and both left FatCat with 186 points but Brown was the man on the top step. Nev King also claimed a win and ended the weekend third overall.

In the 125 Two-stroke class 2015 champion Jimmy Margetson faced defending champion Dylan Spencer. Margetson took the first honours with Spencer second but the roles were reversed in race two before Margetson ended the day with his second win while Spencer could only manage fourth. A win and a second on Sunday earned Margetson the overall from Spencer with last race winner Nathan Claughan standing on the third step of the rostrum.

The podium was shaken up on day two below the leading pair as Harry Barker looked set for a solid overall until a fourth race mishap and DNS in the final race dropped him further down the order.

In the 250cc Two-stroke class it was a battle royale at the front between Denny Rapson and James Lassu. Even though the result showed a maximum points haul for Rapson he had to work for each of his wins and came through the pack after a couple of bad starts to catch Lassu which was brilliant to watch. Lassu fought hard but the rough conditions played their part and Rapson was able to pull away to five wins.

Lassu took a solid runner-up overall position and Adam Harris claimed the final step of the podium. Sunday saw EMX 2t rider Oli Benton make an appearance which spiced things up a bit more at the front and he took a third and second but didn’t score points towards the overall.

In MX2 British championship rider and former BYMX champion Howard Wainwright made an appearance and put on a good show for the crowd although he wasn’t eligible for points which left Jack Rowland with four wins and a second for the overall.

Reigning two-time champion Scott Hamilton had a disastrous moto two which pushed him down to fourth overall and Sammy Beresford had a nightmare race four leaving the door wide open for Troy Jones to take the runner-up spot on the podium tied with Jordan Martin. Hamilton was four points behind in fourth and Beresford a further four back in fifth.

It looked like the MX1 class was going to be dominated by Adam Wells after he claimed a pair of wins on Saturday but in the first race on Sunday a big crash left him unfortunately out for the remainder of the weekend.

Defending champ Ed Briscoe, after a solid 5-2 on Saturday, dominated day two with three wins and took the overall from Lewis Trickett who crashed in race two but claimed four second-places for second overall. Andy Wilson had a solid start to the year claiming third with Jamie Dixon in fourth and Cory Nemeth rounding out the top five.

2019 Acerbis Nationals FatCat Results

MX1 Overall FatCat – 2019 Acerbis Nationals MX Series

Pos Rider R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1 Edward Brisco 32 38 40 40 40 190
2 Lewis Trickett 38 30 38 38 38 182
3 Andy Wilson 25 34 34 36 36 165
4 Jamie Dixon 30 36 32 30 32 160
5 Cory Nemeth 28 27 36 32 28 151
6 Lewis Meadows 36 25 29 28 29 147
7 Matt Moffat 26 32 34 34 126
8 Ben Coleman 34 28 30 27 7 126
9 Luke Bulman 27 26 29 30 112
10 Curtis Dixon 18 24 23 26 20 111
11 Pete Hamlett 17 23 19 25 24 108
12 Jay Lewis 20 17 22 22 26 107
13 Luke Robinson** 23 20 13 24 23 103
14 Reagen Skinner 24 10 28 20 21 103
15 Michael Smith 16 19 27 23 17 102
16 Chris Blacklock 15 11 25 18 27 96
17 Joe Walklett 21 13 21 19 22 96
18 Ben Margetson** 22 22 26 21 91
19 Ben Walsh 19 21 20 8 19 87
20 Adam Wells 40 40 80
21 Miles Dolpin 9 15 14 15 18 71
22 Alan Smith 14 1 24 4 25 68
23 Grant Fraser 4 16 15 17 16 68
24 Harry Bradley 29 29 58
25 Thomas O’Connor 6 6 18 13 13 56
26 Tom Limpton 11 9 11 14 11 56
27 Dean Rogers** 5 14 7 9 15 50
28 Gary Marmion 7 8 8 11 14 48
29 Owen Hillman 12 5 12 12 41
30 Brodie Rogers 10 2 2 16 6 36
31 Ashley Senior 12 18 30
32 Callum Burcher 13 17 30
33 Mark Sutherland 1 4 6 10 8 29
34 George Smith 8 5 16 29
35 Tom Card 3 7 12 6 28
36 Sean Kelly 3 10 5 9 27
37 Kierron Genge 9 7 10 26
38 Carl Howes 3 3 6
39 Adrian Whitcombe 4 2 6
40 Josh James 2 2

MX2 Overall FatCat – 2019 Acerbis Nationals MX Series

Pos Rider R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1 Jack Rowland** 40 40 40 38 40 198
2 Troy Jones 34 27 27 36 34 158
3 Jordan Martin 22 36 34 34 32 158
4 Scott Hamilton 38 38 40 38 154
5 Sammy Beresford 36 38 36 4 36 150
6 Ashley Beniston 30 30 30 28 29 147
7 Adam Pierce 26 28 32 30 30 146
8 Seb Berthiaume 29 34 18 32 26 139
9 Jason Moore 28 29 19 29 27 132
10 Jonty Crudace 32 22 24 24 24 126
11 Michael Ogden 24 32 26 22 15 119
12 Albert Martindale 25 26 25 25 17 118
13 Chad Prosser 19 25 13 26 28 111
14 Ben Wainwright 27 18 28 13 18 104
15 Lucas Bruce 21 19 15 23 20 98
16 Ryan Manley 18 21 10 21 23 93
17 Alex Buchannon 23 5 23 17 22 90
18 Charile Wood 14 17 20 20 19 90
19 Andy Lawton 9 24 29 19 81
20 Dee Jay Walker 22 27 25 74
21 Steven Sobey 17 15 2 18 21 73
22 Olly Jones 16 20 17 16 69
23 Arran Murphy 11 14 14 15 14 68
24 Claton Hogg 20 8 9 14 16 67
25 Jack May 13 23 21 57
26 Jude Hartwell 12 13 5 11 11 52
27 George Boyce 10 16 12 8 46
28 Ros Fegan 3 9 6 12 13 43
29 Jack Henry 6 10 11 3 10 40
30 Louis Blurton 4 12 1 7 12 36
31 James Wilkinson 15 11 4 30
32 Jordan Toland 7 4 16 27
33 Stuart Parker 2 7 3 6 8 26
34 Will Morris 1 6 5 9 21
35 Brad Matthews 2 8 9 19
36 George Pool 5 7 12
37 Luke Poss 10 10
38 Luke Woodhouse 8 8
39 Max May 3 3

250 Two-stroke Overall FatCat – 2019 Acerbis Nationals MX Series

Pos Rider R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1 Denny Rapson 40 40 40 40 40 200
2 James Lassu 38 38 38 38 36 188
3 Adam Harris 36 36 36 34 32 174
4 Morgan Robertson** 29 34 29 36 30 158
5 Craig Maddock 34 28 34 29 29 154
6 Brad Wheeler 30 29 30 28 34 151
7 Josh Turner 26 26 28 30 28 138
8 Ryan Butler 28 32 32 11 25 128
9 Matt Gill 24 22 23 27 26 122
10 Cody Ling 27 27 27 26 13 120
11 Jason Martin 22 23 26 24 24 119
12 Harry Wichman 21 25 25 21 23 115
13 Ash Harland 32 21 24 25 10 112
14 Kane Rumble 25 24 32 27 108
15 Richard Pratt 18 19 21 23 22 103
16 Jamie Cox 19 20 20 20 20 99
17 Alan Morton 16 18 19 17 19 89
18 Paul Benham 14 15 18 15 18 80
19 Toby Bailey 3 14 22 18 21 78
20 Jordan Leseski 10 17 17 16 17 77
21 Matt Raper 9 10 15 12 14 60
22 Chris Nuttall 20 16 22 58
23 Matt Williamson 23 30 53
24 Lewis Astill 11 4 12 14 9 50
25 Zander Martin 6 7 10 9 12 44
26 Stuart Borthwick 15 13 16 44
27 Jack Partington 12 12 15 39
28 Luke Scott 7 8 11 11 37
29 Danny Stayte 17 19 36
30 Jack Gatland 8 14 10 32
31 Adam Hughes 13 16 29
32 Josh Senter 5 6 9 8 28
33 Fraser Gardiner 11 13 24
34 Lewis Kay 13 9 22
35 Martin Shaw 4 5 8 17
36 Danny Sheppaed 2 2

125 Two-stroke Overall FatCat – 2019 Acerbis Nationals MX Series

Pos Rider R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1 Jimmy Margetson 40 38 40 40 38 196
2 Dylan Spencer 38 40 34 38 36 186
3 Nathan C 36 26 36 36 40 174
4 James Hanscomb 29 32 32 32 34 159
5 Owen Woodhouse 30 34 28 34 30 156
6 Richard Collins 32 30 30 30 29 151
7 Stu Owen 27 28 26 29 32 142
8 Alex Needham 22 29 29 21 28 129
9 Alan Pearce 28 27 23 24 22 124
10 Harry Barker** 34 36 38 14 122
11 Jamie Needham 21 20 27 23 27 118
12 Jack Parker 24 25 13 26 26 114
13 Gregor Campbell 25 24 24 13 24 110
14 Lewis Glynn** 26 21 17 28 14 106
15 Luke Turner 19 16 19 25 21 100
16 Harvey Cashmore** 15 17 21 18 25 96
17 Taylor Baston 6 22 25 22 17 92
18 Bob Jack 9 19 22 20 20 90
19 Domonic Newbury 16 23 19 23 81
20 Charlie Griffiths 23 18 9 27 77
21 Aaron Nichols 12 15 15 17 11 70
22 James Bates** 11 13 10 15 18 67
23 Hayden Stevens 10 10 18 7 16 61
24 Lewis Davison 8 8 20 5 19 60
25 Taylor Duke** 14 11 16 11 52
26 Tim Gardham 17 12 12 10 51
27 Tom Miller 20 16 13 49
28 Oliver Barnes 4 6 14 9 15 48
29 Lewis Petfield 13 7 11 8 39
30 Matt Rowlands 7 5 8 6 12 38
31 Ben Hunter 18 14 32
32 Steve Gardham 3 9 12 24
33 Domini Cochrane 5 4 9
34 Finn 2 2
35 Dean Hakes** 1 1

Junior Open Overall FatCat – 2019 Acerbis Nationals MX Series

Pos Rider R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1 Ben Stanly 40 40 40 40 40 200
2 Aiden Carney 32 34 30 30 36 162
3 Richard Evans 26 36 36 34 27 159
4 Ollie Rutter 38 38 38 5 34 153
5 Sam Aust 30 28 26 36 30 150
6 Finley Smith 21 25 34 29 38 147
7 Jack Gotts 27 30 23 32 32 144
8 Kevin Brown 36 32 25 38 5 136
9 James Chandler 34 29 18 28 18 127
10 Tom Marsh 28 23 24 15 28 118
11 Luke Price 24 22 22 27 21 116
12 Stefan Robson 29 9 29 9 25 101
13 Sam Hamer 8 24 17 25 24 98
14 Graham Clark 23 21 16 21 15 96
15 Jake Bashford 13 4 27 24 26 94
16 Chris Peaty 19 19 15 16 20 89
17 Fraser Smith 4 20 28 20 17 89
18 Steve Riley 5 26 26 29 86
19 Neil Griffthis 22 27 32 81
20 Reece Wilkinson 18 15 19 4 19 75
21 Taylor Misslebrook 15 18 20 12 7 72
22 Josh Oates 25 11 12 8 13 69
23 Meline Griffiths 17 2 9 17 23 68
24 Luke Story 14 16 11 18 9 68
25 Matt Readman 7 17 8 13 22 67
26 Gavin Shaw 12 21 22 12 67
27 Tom Matthews 9 14 13 14 11 61
28 Ross Hepburn 10 7 2 23 16 58
29 Lewis Rayne 6 13 3 19 10 51
30 Ben Prosser 12 6 10 14 42
31 Sam Alderton 11 8 7 7 4 37
32 Seb Bashford 16 10 11 37
33 Aiden Murphy 20 10 4 2 36
34 Dan Timbell 1 5 14 20
35 Tom Berry 3 3 6 3 15
36 Louis Smith 1 5 8 14
37 Scott Meyhew 2 6 3 11
38 Matthew Bennett 1 1 6 8
39 Jason Brice 2 2
40 Alister Smith 1 1

Vets and Ladies Overall FatCat – 2019 Acerbis Nationals MX Series

Pos Rider R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1 Brian Wheeler 38 36 40 34 38 186
2 Jane Daniels 40 38 38 36 34 186
3 Charlotte Hall 36 40 36 38 32 182
4 Adam Wilkinson 29 30 34 40 40 173
5 Danny Tollett 32 32 30 32 36 162
6 Danny Blakeley 34 28 32 30 28 152
7 Chloe Richards** 30 27 28 29 29 143
8 Cath King 28 29 27 28 30 142
9 Nadiya Jones 26 22 29 27 26 130
10 Molyy Wherenham** 27 23 22 25 25 122
11 Adrian Bradley** 19 20 25 26 27 117
12 Barry Gray 21 26 26 22 15 110
13 Glen Bixby 24 21 23 20 21 109
14 Joe Baston 22 24 17 23 22 108
15 Kady Moore 23 19 19 17 18 96
16 Rebbeca Newman 17 18 14 21 24 94
17 Jez Bailey** 20 16 21 18 17 92
18 Hannah Jones** 18 25 24 19 86
19 Neil Greenland 14 17 16 14 19 80
20 Andrea Talyforth 13 15 12 15 23 78
21 Lydia Woodland 12 13 9 12 20 66
22 Stacey Henderson 16 14 18 13 61
23 Simon Bonsar 25 34 59
24 Dave Dunn** 11 12 20 16 59
25 Paul Coward 9 9 8 10 16 52
26 Scott Senter 7 7 10 9 14 47
27 Rosie Rowett 15 10 11 7 43
28 Alan Thain 10 6 13 11 40
29 James Kay 15 24 39
30 Jamie Menzies 8 8 8 13 37
31 Ewan Johnston 4 5 5 5 12 31
32 Martin Cuddy 6 4 7 6 23
33 Paul Smith** 5 11 6 22
34 Lily Moreland 3 3

Vets Overall FatCat – 2019 Acerbis Nationals MX Series

Pos Rider R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1 Chris Brown 38 36 40 34 38 186
2 Morton Hannah 40 38 38 36 34 186
3 Nev King 36 40 36 38 32 182
4 Andy Watkins 29 30 34 40 40 173
5 Rob Lewis 32 32 30 32 36 162
6 Criag Potter 34 28 32 30 28 152
7 Adrian Lewis 30 27 28 29 29 143
8 Bob Prosser 28 29 27 28 30 142
9 Steve Humphries 26 22 29 27 26 130
10 Bruce Garside 27 23 22 25 25 122
11 Paul Young 19 20 25 26 27 117
12 Rob Glynn 21 26 26 22 15 110
13 Alan Morton 24 21 23 20 21 109
14 Stepehn Howes 22 24 17 23 22 108
15 Paul Wright 23 19 19 17 18 96
16 Andrew Prosser 17 18 14 21 24 94
17 Dave Clayborn 20 16 21 18 17 92
18 Simon Bracey 18 25 24 19 86
19 Ian Sayer 14 17 16 14 19 80
20 Adrian Jessop 13 15 12 15 23 78
21 Paul Woodland 12 13 9 12 20 66
22 John Card 16 14 18 13 61
23 John Moreland 25 34 59
24 Jason Allen 11 12 20 16 59
25 Paul Minihane 9 9 8 10 16 52
26 Kevin Mccarthy 7 7 10 9 14 47
27 Anthony Warwood 15 10 11 7 43
28 Paul Bunn 10 6 13 11 40
29 Martin Leer 15 24 39
30 Michael Mozley 8 8 8 13 37
31 Graham Watson 4 5 5 5 12 31
32 Paul Rogers 6 4 7 6 23
33 Collin Berry 5 11 6 22
34 Scott Hughes 3 3

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