Wednesday, 27 May 2009

History in the making

For the first time ever BMXers on the Isle of Man will have to choose where to go to practice this Thursday night!From 5 till 6:30 there will be a practice session taking place at the freshly dug Peel Headlands track. For those who haven't been it is a 2 man play track that is 200m long, has 4 straights joined by 3 tight 180 berms, a great little track for learning the basics and fine tuning your BMX skills. As another bonus for your folks, the view isn't bad. Check out the pictures on the BBC.AND... From 6 in Ramsey we will be running our usual thursday night gate sessions.

Good times

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Round 4

Round 4 of the BMX summer series took place in perfect conditions at the Mooragh Park site last Sunday with just under 40 riders taking part. The riders are just finding form and getting used to recent changes to the track, with more changes taking place mid season to test them further.

The Splinters DIY Club series saw Dillon Dowson outpace Zak Walker in the 5's, Matt Black was on the gas in the 6's for max points from Marcus Hanlon and Ryan Quirk with an impressive ride from Lucy Corkish making sure the boys didn't have it all their own way, Charlie Gibson took full points in the 7's with Aaron Lund doing well for 2nd spot from hard working Nick Kissack. Tyler Cain won the 8's in another close race with Max Walker and returning Own Stewart in 3rd spot, newcomer Chris Moore performed well. The 9's was taken by Luke Murray with the other riders swapping places in each moto with Josh Kelly getting 2nd spot from Jake Mortimer and Lewis Parker. Argy Bargy rides in the 10's saw Liam McCann outfox Marcus Simpson for top points with Jack Kissack in 3rd from Cian Brock, the 11's and 12's ran together with Rory McCann taking the honours from the Black sisters, with younger sis Holly riding on top form to beat Sophie. Ryan Dean returned in the 14 & unders but was beaten in each moto by Brandon Cain. The returning Luke Stewart found it hard work with Big guns with impressive rides from all riders with Paul Crook's power enough to take the honours from Steve Kelly & Chris Murray.

The Colas IOM Open series saw Matt Black win the Novice, Charlie Gibson the Intermediate, Marcus Simpson won the Junior, Ryan Dean the Experts and Paul Crook the Superclass race. All A and B heats were close affairs and each rider giving it their all. The last race of the day saw a spectacular crash for young Tyler Cain on his 8th birthday with the steer tube on the forks snapping resulting in a horrible fall with bike parts strewn across the track, but thank you to all for their quick response and attention he recovered to blow out the candles! Next racing this Sunday sign on from 10:45.

Splinters DIY Club Series: 5's:- 1, Dillon Dowson; 2, Zak Walker; 3, Cameron Hawes. 6's 1, Matt Black; 2, Marcus Hanlon; 3, Ryan Quirk; 4, Lucy Corkish; 5, Tommy Kneale; 6, Thomas Penn. 7's 1, Charlie Gibson; 2, Aaron Lund; 3, Nick Kissack; 4, Liam Crook; 5, Ali Flint; 6, Jamie McCann. 8's 1, Tyler Cain; 2, Max Walker; 3, Owen Stewart; 4, Matt Flint; 5, Chris Moore; 6, Brynley Mayhew. 9's 1, Luke Murray; 2, Josh Kelly; 3, Jake Mortimer; 4, Lewis Parker. 10's. 1, Liam McCann; 2, Marcus Simpson; 3, Jack Kissack; 4, Cian Brock. 11 & 12's 1, Rory McCann; 2, Holly Black; 3, Sophie Black. 14's 1, Brandon Cain; 2, Ryan Dean. Seniors 1, Paul Crook; 2, Steve Kelly; 3, Chris Murray; 4, Luke Stewart.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

UCI Supercross

Today is the first round of the 09 BMX Supercross series 09, its raining outside, so grab a bowl of pasta and get ready to watch the worlds best BMXers battle it out. UK riders Marcus Bloomfield and Liam Phillips have qualified 25th and 46th and Shanaze Reade is on top spot in the girls.

It all kicks off at 1350 today over at check it out.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Gate Practice TONIGHT

Don't forget guys, the weather is nice, its time to get some practice in. The track opens at 6, with gates from half past. Come down and get your snap on for just £1. Juans even been away to Manchester on a coaches forum talking non stop BMX for the weekend so is full of ideas. Check out these pics from Crooky Snr.
Juan staying low over the new doubles.Rory getting focused on the gate.