2016 ClassicMXRider.com Pre-68 Championship – Round 1
NICK Carter rode an absolute belter through treacherous conditions to take a hat-trick of wins at round 1 of the Pre-68 Championship on Easter Sunday.
Two heavy downpours worked their magic on the Marks Tey circuit to make the Pre-65 Motocross Club’s first event of the year, for many, one to forget. Not so for Carter (360 CZ), who made it look easy,
That said, there was some great racing with 2015 series champion, Aaron Graves, trying out his new 750cc Triumph Metisse (video to come) for the first time. Graves managed three solid second-place finishes to tuck him in behind Carter in the championship points.
Glenn Davey made a welcome comeback after a season or two lay-off, opting to race his all singing 250cc twin-port CZ against the bigger 500s, to great effect too as he bagged himself two 3rd places.
Many riders fell foul of clogged front mudguards, thanks to the muddy conditions, which stopped their front wheels solid. None more so than Phil Crowfoot, who made a return aboard a very well prepared (by Glenn Davey), and shiny, 500cc BSA Victor, however ran in to this unfortunate issue early on.
Usual suspects Gene Womack, Nick Archer and Matt McCulloch all had good riders. The trio currently sit joint third in the championship.
- Round 2 of the Pre-68 Championship will be at Sproxton on Sunday 3rd April 2016.
- Round 4 of the championship was due to take place at Stebbing on the 2nd May. This how now changed date and venue, and will take place on Sunday 1st May at Maylandsea.
|Race 1||Race 2||Race 3|
|1||Nick Carter||Nick Carter||Nick Carter|
|2||Aaron Graves||Aaron Graves||Aaron Graves|
|3||Nick Archer||Glenn Davey||Glenn Davey|
|4||Will Bateup||Gene Womack||Gene Womack|
|5||Matt McCulloch||Matt McCulloch||Matt McCulloch|
|6||Sam Appleton||Nick Archer||Nick Archer|
|7||Gene Womack||Pat Aldridge||Will Bateup|
|8||John Bateup||Will Bateup||Paul Crudgington|
|9||Paul Crudgington||Sam Appleton||Colin Hutton|
|10||Colin Hutton||Colin Hutton||Pat Aldridge|
|11||Kevin Wilmer||Paul Crudgington|
Championship standings after round 1