The Round That Nearly Wasn’t It really was touch and go whether or not this round was actually going to happen, Poor weather and bad conditions saw a delay put in place and the round compressed to one day to ensure it took place. Lots of hard work and tears from the organisers meant we got there in the end and that is a credit to everyone involved. So, we were set for the showdown that everyone was waiting to see. Let’s do This! 1000 Qualifying The rookies and experts were merged for this weekend to enable everyone to get through in good time. Early on it was apparent that the battle at the front was on as Tom Fletcher and Mark McCann exchanged the lead on every passing lap. This ran all the way to the very last lap where Tom Fletcher nicked pole by under a second from second place McCann. Lewis Fletcher making his first appearance in a while took third spot pushing the other contender Paul Rowlands into fourth, this was a less than ideal start for Paul but it was all still to [...]
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The Round That Nearly Wasn’t The SXS Racing finale weekend rolled into Kettering after poor weather hampered everything in the build-up. A cancellation and countless hours by the team saw the Youth Final and BSCC crammed into one day as the weather threatened to wash out the showdown everyone was so looking forward to. Thanks to the efforts of everyone involved we were set for racing in conditions that were as good as could be achieved, giving the stage to the drivers. Its was time to settle this and that’s exactly what happened. Youth Qualifying This session saw all eyes on Lewis Scotney and Mack Priestwood, split by the finest of margins only one would leave the Champion and this session would be the first blow in achieving this. It didn’t disappoint. Mack Priestwood drew first blood with Lewis Scotney hot on his tail but the gap seemed a large one for two drivers so skilled. Pole for race one secured with a two second gap, the advantage it seemed was Macks. However, there are no points for qualifying so the Championship was still very much with Lewis. [...]
Last weekend was always set to be a great event and was one many were looking forward to the moment the calendar was released. The land used and the fantastic support and facilities the CG Robinson Team have at their disposal is an organisers dream and there could be no excuses for a poor event. The track team nailed it, with fantastic spectating and a big fast flowing track the feedback was great, as everyone first laid eyes the the teams hard work. We were set for a great weekend with the first ever night race and Championships to be decided in just about every class. Let’s do this!! Qualifying This was about the only part of the weekend that some could say was predictable. The big horse power experts pushed to the front with Mark McCann taking pole followed in by the Turbo RS1 of Jed Wiegold. Paul Severn seemed to finally be having some better luck as he put his machine in third spot, a far better result giving the year he has had so far. Tom Fletcher was the fastest of the 1000's grabbing fourth [...]
Last weekend saw the SXS train again at its spiritual home, PAR Raceway. Paul and the PAR homes team again were the impeccable hosts. The weather was perfect for a great weekend of racing and that’s exactly what we got. A fantastic weekend with some of the best wheel to wheel action we have seen all year. Its tight at the top and the last round will be an absolute cracker. Youth Qualifying This class is now one of the most competitive in the sport and this weekend proved that once again. Lewis Scotney set the bench mark early on and as predicted his main rival Mack Preistwood was right on his back bumper taking second. The margin was just over a second and that must equate to just over a buggy length. Unbelievably close and great to watch. Alfie Davies bagged third spot with Joe Chilvers and Rio Longdon spilt by nine tenths in fourth and fifth, again proving the depth of talent in the class. Fred Tarrant was the best of the rest in sixth place with the ever-improving Jacob Tomblin coming home in seventh. Newcomer [...]
This season has been a great one so far and looks set to continue. The change to two-day events and the reduction of rounds seems to have helped everyone with addition preparation time, which in turn has had a positive effect on attendance averaging high forties at events. The addition of the Youths to each round has given the paddock a nice vibe and the racing has been better than ever. Hopefully we can continue this momentum into the second half of the season, starting this weekend at PAR Raceway. More of the same please everyone and let’s finish 2019 strong. Youth Class This class has really caught fire this year and going into this round it is tied at the top. Lewis Scotney and Mack Priestwood have taken the class to a whole new level and now they are pushing the machines close to their limits. On some tracks the Youth are now as fast or faster than many of the senior rookies. This is a testament to their talent and their drive to win and a credit to the drivers as individuals. The story continues all [...]
Who would have thought three years ago that this class would be the tightest of 2019. A labour of love for everyone involved, this class has really come alive and thanks to the support of our sponsors Anglia UK and the commitment of the SXS Team here we are. Well done everyone. Qualifying After a challenging entry to the sport for Mack Priestwood at this venue last year, Lewis Scotney was probably the favourite going into this round, that said nobody knew what was going to happen as the 570s took to the track for Qualifying. Lewis Scotney the current Champion took pole and the gap at the front seemed solid, Mack Priestwood his main rival grabbed second spot which in reality is only 2 metres on the start line. The return of the Joe Chilvers in third was certainly going to keep everyone honest and even the smallest error was be punished for sure. Jacob Tomblin had probably his best session of the year up in fourth followed home by Rio Longdon in fifth. Alfie Davies was a little out of form back in sixth but racing [...]
The weekend saw the sun shine on the second round of the British SXS Short Course Championship, held at PAR Raceway close to Llandrindod Wells in Wales. First up on the Saturday was the Youth races along with the adult qualifying and the all new dash for cash Hot Lap session. British Youth Championship Round 3 Having qualified fastest and gained pole it was Lewis Scotney that got away at the front of the youth pack for Moto 1 with Mack Priestley hot on his heals, Priestley made his move on lap 4 putting his Polaris ace out front and went on to take the win. Scotney secured second whilst Rio Longdon moved ahead of Alfie Davies on lap two and was running third, Davies didn’t give up the chase and retook third with two laps to go. Starting from pole in race two it was Priestwood that took and start to finish victory. Scotney was battling with Longdon for second and it was Scotney that secured the place on the last lap. Moto three once again saw Priestwood make the most of the pole position and this [...]
Last weekend saw the launch of the 2019 Short Circuit season as well as round two of the Youth series arrive at Bromyard MX. A narrow challenging track which had held a lot of water after some winter MX meetings. The track team could probably have done with another day to get things just right but we got somewhere close and racing was go. British Youth Championship Round 2 Qualifying These sessions get more interesting at every round as we watch the youngsters progress with every lap. Mack Priestwood was fastest out the blocks setting a solid pole lap with his biggest rival Lewis Scotney down in fifth after mechanical problems. Joe Chilvers in only his second outing again showed potential to mix the pack grabbing second spot on the grid for race one. Consistency again seemed Rio Longdon’s strongest weapon posting the third fastest time of the session followed in by Fred Tarrant in fourth. Jacob Tomblin and Jude Scotney were split by only tenths in sixth and seventh with the ever improving Ruby Priestwood closing off the pack. Race 1 Race one was always going to [...]
Last weekend saw the season opener for the 2019 season and it didn’t fail to deliver. Good weather and a relatively hitch free build made for a great weekends racing. Battles in every class and lots of new faces to welcome to the sport meant seen a record equalling attendance. What a fantastic start to the year. Let’s get on with the good bit, The Racing! Youth 570 Class Qualifying This event was the first occasion when the kids got to join the fun with them now featuring on the Saturday of several of the senior rounds. This opportunity to shine was grabbed with both hands as the kids took to the track for Qualifying. Early on it became clear that this year Lewis Scotney was not going to have it all his own way, as the fastest lap changed hands several time in the earlier practise session. However, he kept his cool and showed why he is the current Champion, putting the Anglia UK machine on Pole for race 1. Joe Chilvers in the Welbourn’s machine was the surprise of the session beating several more experienced drivers [...]
The final weekend of the SXS Season saw us arrive at the familiar Champs Park. Some bold layout changes made for some good spectating which was always the long-term aim. Most classes were going right to the wire and there would no doubt be joy and tears for some of the drivers. The stage was set, the tables were tight and by the end of the day The Kings Are Crowned. Let’s settle this! 1000 Rookies Qualifying This class was going right to the wire and the first session of the day was going to be critical to everyone involved, there was definitely some tension on the line. Chris McPhee struck the first blow of the day grabbing pole from Championship rival Scott Fisher in second spot. Keiron Weaver the other contender in this class took the third spot, setting up a great race one. Mark McPhee was next home setting his fastest time in his first timed lap. Richard Burke and Scott Caunce grabbed fifth spot not able to break into the top group but on the same second as Mark in front. Matt Hall and Paul [...]