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Braintree EA race report & pics

Jools and the Braintree team hosted the latest EA winter race at there superb track this weekend , here is the race report and a few pictures for you all to have a look at, and funnily enough Jools has managed to crowbar a lovely pic of himself into the race report haha.

Braintree BMX Club race report

East Anglian Winter Regional

Braintree Bullets BMX Club hosted the penultimate round of the East Anglian Winter Race series and fielded 55 riders amongst the 138 entries. The unseasonably warm and sunny weather saw riders from as far afield as The Midlands and Devon making the trip to go to battle on the fast and smooth raceway.

The pocket rockets in the 7 and unders class kicked things off and it was Ewan Munday from Dagenham who put in a dominant lap to take the win. Chasing hard behind him was Owen Putland from Milton Keynes and then came the Bullets trio of Milan Machacek, Josh Cates and Eddie Cannons who were almost inseparable as they crossed the finish line.

Josh Abbott from Royston Rockets was on fine form following a crash in his first heat race and kept a clean sheet for the rest of the day for the win in the 8-9 year olds. Max Avery from Decoy made the journey up from Devon worthwhile to take 2nd just ahead of Peterborough Phantoms Joseph Carey. Ewan Thomson from Braintree narrowly missed out on a podium position to finish 4th just ahead of club mates Cameron Parrish and Jospeh Harris.

The 9-10 year old girls finished on a points draw between Milton Keynes Zara Lachlan and Dagenham’s Lucy Munday, but Lachlan got the nod on heat race count back.The Munday family had another class win for Dagenham as Alec romped home to a clean sheet in the 10-11 year olds. Derby’s Max Wildbore was the best of the rest as he made his way through to 2nd place just ahead of Braintree’s Seb Pantlin in 3rd.

Moving up to the 12-13 year olds and the scene had been set for a great battle between Braintree’s Christian White and Hayes Hawks Matt Hutt. White hit the front from the gate with Hutt in hot pursuit and as they hit the technical section of the track towards the latter half of the race Hutt found his rhythm and made a pass on White to take the win. Meanwhile Sydney Allen from Braintree had jumped past club mates Jake Coombs and Tom Stokes to style his way through to 3rd.

Braintree’s Oliver Rowe put in a dominant performance in the 14-16 year olds to take the win as he jumped his way over the tracks 7 metre jump in fine style. There was a battle raging behind him with Charlie O’Grady chasing hard after his club mate to take 2nd from the Royston pair of James King in 3rd and Myles Fisher in 4th. Ella Tomsett stepped up to a great challenge amongst the older girls in the 17+ ladies to take the win for Royston from Braintree’s Isabel Potter and Jen Cannons.

Picture Credits- Mike Kitchen – Miles Kirby.

Paul Barnard flew the flag for Norwich Flyers in the 17+ Cruiser class as he won every race of the day. Tim Drew travelled down from Redditch and went home happy with a solid 2nd place as Lee Firmin pipped club mate Paul Woolcott to take 3rd place.

The final class of the day was the 17+ payback class which featured a strong national quality field from across the South. Alan Hill from Norwich Flyers had looked like the man to beat all day despite being the eldest in the class at 41 and he proved that age is just a number by leading out the pack to take the win and the money. Braintree’s Ryan Hutchinson got the closest to Hill as he duked it out at the front of the field to take 2nd with Braintree club mates Lee Golder, Oli Cutmore, Josh Butson, Shane Redgewell and Chris Potter all challenging hard just behind.

Braintree BMX Clubs winter club series continues on February 2nd and the final round of the East Anglian Winter Series is at Royston on 23rd February. For further information on the club, racing and coaching please visit

www.braintreebmx.com or email joolsnhayley@tiscali.co.uk

 

 

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