Round 1 – Whiteway – Preview

This Sunday the resurrected South West Masters Motocross Championships returns with the opening round of the 5 round series taking place at Whiteway Barton, Nr Kingsteignton in Devon. The revived series has been kindly sponsored by national Tyre and automotive distributors Point-S with classes for Experts, Juniors, Over 35 and Over 45’s.

There has been great interest through the winter months with many riders registering for the whole series and there is a good line up for the opening round which includes in the Experts the likes of Todd Kellett from Langport in Somerset who took 4th in last weekend’s European 2-Stroke Championship, but at Whiteway he will be on a 4-Stroke bike and will be up against the likes of Jamie Skuse from Calne in Wiltshire, Dan Thornhill from Gloucestershire, Jake Shipton from Dorset, Joe Clayton & Kelvin Townsend from Kingsbridge, Luke Sturgeon from Yeovil, Ben Butler from Chard, and Luke Hawkins from Radstock who returns to top flight action after a bad hand injury three years ago plus many more.

In the Juniors there is a huge entry and qualification for the main group will be tuff as lining up will be the likes of Michael Green, Ben Gibbons, Jamie Knight, Colby Walker & Daniel Wade from Cornwall, plus 16-year-old Jason Down from Totnes who will be having his first ride in the adults plus many others

The Over 35 and 45 class also is stacked with plenty of talent including who for sure will be hot favourite in the Over 35’s Wayne Shimell from Newton Abbot, but joining him will be the likes of Darren Banwell from Shepton Mallett in Somerset, Ryan Towels from Bristol and Dorset’s Luke Dewey where as in the over 45’s riders include Leigh Williams from Bridgwater, Rob Lewis from Wales and Alan packer from North Devon to name a few.

Whiteway Barton is an excellent viewing track with easy parking and will be signposted off the A380 Exeter to Newton Abbot road with the first race at 10-30am. (Postcode TQ12 3QF)

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