Last Saturday at Wednesfield we held the Midlands Grand Prix sponsored by Dash Trophies and hosted by Mr Dash Trophies himself, Mr Steve Mullinder.
The starting line ups for both the Junior and Senior events held a wealth of talent so a good days racing was expected. Up first were the juniors with the likes of the Brinkoff brothers, Tyler and Lewis, Fraser Garnett, Coventry’s Cameron Gill & Tom, Horspath’s Will Jeffery plus Wednesfield’s own Tyler Bould and Owen Wells within the field the results were going to be tight. After some very tough, competitive, physical racing the winner of the 2019 series Grand Prix all came down to a run off between Ipswich’s Lewis Brinkoff and Poole’s Fraser Garnett. After 4 hard going laps Fraser took the win meaning Lewis finished in second followed by Horspath’s Will Jeffery taking the third spot.
Next up were the seniors which was also predicted to be a well fought out affair with last years winner Josh Brooke making an appearance alongside Britain’s number two and three Ben Mould and Paul Heard fulfilled the line-up along with ever improving senior riders such as A&T’s Reece Pollit and Aces Tom Bewick; who did not shy away from the challenge. Some great racing was witnessed with numerous tape exclusions, crashes, many spectacular passes and in some respects some acrobatics this again resulted in Josh Brooke to take away the “newly cleaned!” Midlands Grand Prix trophy. Followed by Lukas Nowacki taking the second place with 17 points but it was the third spot which resulted in a three-way run off between Zac Payne, Paul Heard and Ben Mould with Zac coming out on top to complete the podium positions.
The following day began the Midlands League races for the Aces as they took on rivals Birmingham. Division 3 saw new manager Georgia lead the foxes through the match to only loose by one point in one of the final heats after leading the whole match. Next up was Division one which was seen to be one of the biggest challenges for the aces for this season. After some very eventful, competitive racing the aces took the win 4 points clear of the monarchs. To finish a weekend full of racing on the Ashmore race way Aces division two side battled against the monarchs to finish 73(-7) to Birmingham’s 76 points well done all!
This weekend we will see Wednesfield vs Coventry in a Midland League match on Sunday 17th starting with Division 3 at 1pm. Can all riders please be there for 12 to help set up!