Round two of this ever popular championship arrived at the Hawkstone Park circuit to battle for the honours. With the track in perfect condition all thanks to the crew from the Salop Club and especially Barry the bowser driver who worked none stop to make sure the watering was just right, this was a weekend full of some great racing from the Classic boys who started the weekend off on Saturday and the two days of the screaming full line ups of the two strokes, Vets, Ladies and the MX1and MX2 classes on Sunday and Monday. Hawkstone saw the return of Matt Gordon to the ranks in the Veterans class and he showed he as not lost any of the speed as he rattled of four great wins. An all host of top riders just like Matt showed up to give there best in the other classes too to make this a great weekend of racing.
In the 125cc Two stroke class it was the flying Jamie Collins who stood out as he rattled off four wins out of four, leaving the rest of the boys to sort out the positions. Nathan Rooks looked like he was going to continue where he left off at round one, taking second place in race one after chasing down Collins. But his luck ran out in race two as he had a big off just before the hill which spoilt his chance of taking Collins in the race. Due to this he didn’t contest day two and sat it out to watch Collins dominate the remaining races. Danny Tollett took over from Rooks to take the second place overall after some steady but fast paced racing. Charles Statt and Ash Harland battle for the third place all weekend long Statt eventually taking third with Harland fourth.
Two riders that battled hard at the first round at Fatcats were at it again in the 250cc two stroke class, Alex Rach and Jamie (Actionman) Jackson to take the wins but a off for Jackson and a bike problem for Rach saw Alex Butler take the win in race one, with newly converted James Lassu back on the two strokes taking second place, with Jackson third after battling from the back. Carl Brogden, Steve Bixby were also in the mix. Rach got the bike sorted and rattled off the remaining three race wins but only after some battles with Jackson and Butler, making it hard for him, but that was not enough to take the overall for him, as Butler took the overall, Jackson had a few more offs, which let Lassu take second place, Jackson got the third place on the podium with Steve Bixby,Rach and Josh Williams rounding out the top six.
In the Ladies class it was last years champion Stacey Fisher who continued her domination of the class with four out of four race wins, but only after some great battles with Amy Goodlad and Vickie Parkin. Louise Powell, Sasha Williams, Nikita McNally and Rose Wyatt battled between themselves for the rest of the positions.
As the ladies ran with the 500cc boys they all put on some great displays and the boys will be embarrassed on how fast some of these young ladies are.
Rick DuFeu rattled off two great wins aboard his immaculate 490 Maico on day one of the races for the 500cc two strokes, leaving Justin Penty and Craig Marsden to battle it out for second and third places. Day two saw Marsden come out fighting and try as he did, he couldn’t keep Penty from taking the remaining two wins and the overall. Marsden claimed second place with the third overall going to DuFeu and fourth place went to Richard Southcroft who was glad after getting beat up by the ladies all weekend.
The Veterans class saw some great racing as Matt Gordon returned to racing, along with an all host of known names from yester year all battling hard to take some points and places. Gordon dominated from the start and took all four wins with ease leaving the rest to battle it out. Colin Thomas took four second places but only after some great battles with Peter Taylor and Alan Eaves. Ian Wilson, Richard Wood, and Stephen Pollock were also battling all weekend to get the better of each other. Gordon took the overall with Thomas second, Taylor and Eaves third and fourth.
Some great battles were witnessed in the MX2 class as Zac Stealey and Glen Fletcher went hammer and tong with each other for the win in race one, Stealey took it with Fletcher second and Tim James third. Race two and again it was a battle with Fletcher and Stealey out front until Stealey tried to take Fletchers lead away and dropped it, letting James take second place and Stuart Dawes in third. Stealey took race three as Fletcher this time came off, letting Edward Briscoe take second and Dawes third. It was all down to the last race as Stealey and Fletcher both with two wins a piece wanted the overall. Fletcher put in a dazzling display as Stealey tried to chase him down, but a mistake by Stealey once again saw Fletcher take the overall with Stealey second and Daniel Parry taking third place after some steady point’s races all weekend.
Young Scottish rider Gavin Robertson looked as though he was going to be the one to watch as his took race one with ease in the MX1 Class, with Del Raynor, Jarrad Goodwin and Daniel Hirons all battling for the rest of the places. Race two and Robertson dominated at the front leaving Goodwin to take second after battles with Raynor who took third. Day two and Gareth Rees-Jones was way out in front until a accident caused a delay in proceedings needing the air ambulance in to take Rob Minnit off to hospital with a broken leg. The race got under way again and it was Rees-Jones who took the win with Hayden Wilkinson second Adam Reeve took third, Robertson the day one winner having a dnf in this race. The final race of the day and it was Goodwin who took the win with Rees-Jones second with enough for him to take the overall. Goodwin won the race but ended up second overall Wilkinson was third and Paul Smith fourth.
125cc Two Stroke
1. Jamie Collins 2. Danny Tollett 3. Charles Statt 4. Ashley Harland 5. Darren Redman 6. Jordan Wright.
250cc Two Stroke
1. Alex Butler 2. James Lassu 3. Jamie Jackson 4. Steven Bixby 5. Alex Rach 6. Josh Williams.
1. Stacey Fisher 2. Amy Goodlad 3. Vickie Parkin 4. Louise Powell 5. Sasha Williams 6. Nikita McNally.
500cc Two Strokes
1. Justin Penty 2. Craig Marsden 3. Rick Du Feu 4. Richard Southcroft.
1. Matt Gordon 2. Colin Thomas 3. Peter Taylor 4. Alan Eaves 5. Ian Wilson
6. Richard Wood.
1. Glen Fletcher 2. Zac Stealey 3. Daniel Parry 4. Stuart Dawes 5. Jordan Dawes 6. Ryan Mason.
1. Gareth Rees-Jones 2. Jarad Goodwin 3. Hayden Wilkinson 4. Paul Smith
5. Alex Cox 6. Adam Reeve.