JAMES Newstead proved to be untouchable at round 8 of the ClassicMXRider.com Pre-68 Championship at Maylandsea on Sunday. The 45-year-old adapted well to the drying conditions to pilot his big 750 Triumph Metisse to wins in all three championship races.
In race 1, Newstead was first off the line and took the holshot, leaving second place to series-leader Sam Heitman (500 Boretech Metisse). Disaster struck for Aaron Graves (500 BSA) who stalled his machine on the second turn, finishing lap one in last position.
By lap two, a battle was on between John Bateup (500 Triumph), Gene Womack (545 Jawa Metisse), Sam Appleton (441 BSA Metisse) and series-newcomer 19-year-old Sam Pocock (500 AJS Twin). By lap three, Womack had moved up to third, slightly ahead of Bateup who had broken away from Appleton and Pocock.
On the final lap, Newstead had held his … Read More »
The Hanbury Scramble is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular events on the classic scrambles calendar, and with some of the top riders in the country expected to compete at the annual event, the racing is sure to be as close as ever.
Organised by Moseley & District Classic MCC, the event will take place on Sunday 15th September at Park Farm, Middle Hill, Hanbury.
Last year’s event produced some thrilling racing between young classic motocross riders Chris Chell and Tim Dallaway, but it wasn’t just the youngsters who proved popular among the spectators as trials and scrambles legend Mick Andrews was in attendance, taking the honours in the pre-unit British 4-stroke singles class ahead of Alan Arnott and Shaun Lovegrove. This year, the Moseley Club are pleased to announce the big thumpers will again be in action.
As well as the old pre-unit British … Read More »