One for Jake Boyes
The Melville motocross just managed to avoid the bad weather allowing a full programme of races was able to run at Lochhouses farm near Dunbar East Lothian. The start was delayed for the 130 riders as the ground was frozen. By ten o’clock the track had thawed enough to get practicing under way and by the time the racing started the track was useable with a couple of slippery patches.
Jake Boyes won the A class and won the winter series overall, Jake’s bike just made it across the line in the last race much to Jake’s delight as it would probably not have managed another lap. Gavin Robertson returned for another day of winter racing finishing second overall with Jason Martin finishing a consistent third.
Robert Bertram won the B class that was run together within the A class races to save time and daylight, Iain Greig finished second with Dave Wheatley third. The adult C class was won by Chris Walker with Gavin Lowes second and Peter O’ Neil finished third.
Kieran Marr won the first race in the Youth MX2 Class and fought his way up to second in the third race securing the overall win for the day. Robert Bell won the second race but had a difficult time in the third race charging up through the field to grab second overall ahead of Ewan Arthur in third.
Reece Wilson continued his domination at Lochhouses in the Big Wheel 85 class winning every race with Bradley Mann second throughout the day with Robert Smith taking the final step on the podium.
In the Small Wheel 85 Class Dylan Carnegie won ahead of Kai Thompson with Claire Winthrop mixing it with the boys finishing in third.
In the 65’s Daniel Chisholm put on a dominant show that saw him win every race with a hard charging Ryan Thomson pushing all the way to second with Andrew Pohlen finishing third.
This was the final round of the Melville Motocross series that has seen three great events with amazing weather and no major injuries to any riders. The course has stood up well and we have never had less than 130 entries. None of this would be possible without all those who help on the day, especially the Jack family who put in a huge effort to make sure all the riders have a great day. Thanks must also go to Robert Dale, not only for the use of his land but also because he graded the track on the morning of the race when it was frozen over ensuring the race could go ahead.
The next event is the Metzeler Melville Scottish Championship Hare and Hound at Lochhouses Farm on the 19th February. There will be all the Enduro Classes in this three hour event plus a two hour Motocross class that does not go through the trees. You can enter at online at www.entrycentral.com