Ecosse blasts into 2020 with round three
The hugely-competitive Rock Oil Michelin Ecosse XC Winter MX Championship, supported by Wulfsport and Drysdale Motorcycles will welcome in the New Year with the third round of its winter series in January.
The off-season championship has enjoyed packed grids across all classes, with many groups filling up well in advance of the weekend’s racing. Such was the popularity for the last round that the Ecosse club had to run reserve lists for the oversubscribed B and C categories.
The Ecosse Winter Series caters for all abilities, with classes for A, B, C Adult riders, Novice, Vets and then BW/SW 85 and 65s, and also Quads.
John Robson dominated the A class at round two with Kacey Hird and Ryan Thomson vying for second and third, but they had a hard-charging Sam Atkinson on his nimble 125 to contend with and he’ll be out to bag a few more scalps in January. Ayden Smith was the one to beat over in the youth ranks. He lead a gaggle of eager BW and SW 85s over the line and the third round is lining up to be another fast one.
Each class will be allocated two early morning practice laps, followed by three races of 12-minutes plus one-lap each. Trophies will be awarded to all classes, and Rock Oil holeshot prizes will also be up for grabs.
The event promises to again provide a fun-filled family weekend, with overnight camping available and food wagons on site. Spectators and competitors can expect to enjoy a non-stop programme of fast and furious racing. The gate is scheduled to drop on the first set of races at 9.00am, and racing will finish within daylight!
Entry fees, which include the provision of marshals, are £35 youths and £45 adults. Day licences are available and late entries can be taken by calling Mark Ritchie on 07946 494259.
Rock Oil Michelin Ecosse Winter Series R2 overall results
A Group; 1. John Robson 135, 2. Kacey Hird 124, 3. Ryan Thomson 118.
B Group; 1. Ben Stanley 135, 2. Dean Mackenzie 124, 3. Steven Lennie 118.
C Group; 1. Dylan Grieve 135, 2. Stuart Wilson 124, 3. Barry Smith 118.
Vets; 1. Tom Grant 135, Peter O’Neill 115, 3. Alan Thain 111.
Rookies; 1. Shay Page 135, 2. Josh Buchanan 122, 3. Charlie Henderson 118.
BW85; 1. Ayden Smith 135, 2. Jay Cheel 124, 3. James Barker 113.
SW85: 1. Billy Askew 129, 2. Ryan Waggot 127, 3. Lucy Barker 123.
65s; 1. Haden Stat 132, 2. Liam Bell 129, 3. Jamie Prentice 114.
Quads; 1. Oli Sansom 135, 2. Murray Graham 126, 3. Michael Brewis 115.
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Words: Jenni Foulkes
Pic: Peter Greenwood Photography