Jamie takes two Eastern Centre wins
THE Diss club ran a 19-race meeting at Wattisfield Hall on Sunday, and each heat produced closely-fought racing on the popular grassland circuit.The meeting included round one of the Eastern Centre Quad Championships, and the spectators were treated to some fine racing.
THE Diss club ran a 19-race meeting at Wattisfield Hall on Sunday, and each heat produced closely-fought racing on the popular grassland circuit.
The meeting included round one of the Eastern Centre Quad Championships, and the spectators were treated to some fine racing.
The 2006 champion, Nick Ponder, battled with Richard Rackham for the lead in race one, but both were beaten by Jamie Kowaksyk, who stormed through to take victory.
Kowakasyk also won the second heat, with Mark Pearson passing Rackham to take second position. Ponder had problems at the start and was half-a-lap behind the pack, but a stirring ride saw him pass 19 riders to take fifth place.
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Ponder got the Holeshot in race three and by the time that Kowaksyk had fought through to second place, Ponder was long gone. Pearson finished third, with the consistent Rackham in fourth place, ahead of Martin Rolfe.
After several closely-fought qualifying heats, 40 riders contested two main finals, and star of the day was Great Yarmouth rider, Nathan Norman, who easily won both finals. Earlier, he had won both of his group races.
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Behind Norman the first final saw a different rider in second place nearly every lap, but it was Charlie Heatley who eventually took second place, from Jason Morland and Essex youngster, Stuart Dyerson. Fifth was David Franklin, just ahead of 16-year-old Ipswich lad, James Cottrell.
Cottrell had a tremendous ride in the second final, holding second place behind Norman, but on the final corner, he clashed with Morland and fell. Morland took second place followed by Danny Haskett and Heatley, and with his bike refusing to restart, Cottrell pushed over the line in 10th place.
Earlier, Cottrell had won both MX2 races with ease, leaving Ben Talbot and Dyerson to squabble over second place overall.
Cambridge rider, Carl Grantham, also had two race wins in the MX1 Group, as did Jason Morland on his Jim Aim sponsored KTM.
Round One Eastern Quad Championships
Race One: Jamie Kowaksyk (Yamaha), 2 Nick Ponder (Yamaha), 3 Richard Rackham (Yamaha), 4 Mark Pearson (Suzuki), 5 Matt Lawry (Yamaha). Race Two: 1 Kowaksyk, 2 Pearson, 3 Rackham, 4 Steve Butler (Yamaha), 5 Ponder. Race Three: 1 Ponder, 2 Kowaksyk, 3 Pearson, 4 Rackham, 5 Martin Rolfe (Yamaha).
Solo A Finals
Race One: 1 Nathan Norman (250 Honda), 2 Charlie Heatley (250 F Honda), 3 Jason Morland (450 Aim kTM0, 4 Stuart Dyerson (250F Kawaskai), 5 David Franklin (450 Honda). Race Two: 1 Norman, 2 Morland, 3 Danny Haskett (450 Honda), 4 Heatley, 5 Franklin.
Solo B Finals
Race One: 1 Ben Mead (250 Yamaha), 2 Will Lilford (450 KTM), 3 Robert Lock (450 Yamaha), 4 Dave Whitehead (450 Honda), 5 Matt Eley (250 Yamaha). Race Two: 1 Lilford, 2 Mark Sandle (250 Suzuki), 3 Whitehead, 4 Ben Whiting (450 Suzuki), 5 Lock.
125/250F Heats (Overall): 1 James Cottrell (Suzuki), 2 Ben Talbot (Honda), 3 Stuart Dyerson (Kawaskai), 4 John Chambers (Honda), 5 Sam Turner (Yamaha).
125/250F/250 Twostroke Heats (Overall): 1 Nathan Norman (Honda), 2 Brad Tomlin (Suzuki), 3 Charlie Heatley (Honda), 4 Vince Snell (Yamaha), 5 Craig Arthurton (Honda).
450 Heats (Overall): 1 Carl Grantham (Honda), 2 Kevin Palmer (Yamaha), 3 Mark Hunt (Honda), 4 Will Kerry (Honda), 5 Melvyn Hines (Suzuki).
Second 450 Heats (Overall): 1 Jason Morland (KTM), 2 David Franklin (Honda), 3 Danny Haskett (Honda), 4 David Lockwood (Honda), 5 Darren Murfitt (Honda).