1st May, 2019.

British QX Championship, Round 1, Sunday 28th April, Milton Park, Nr Northampton
Images: John Cook

Overnight rain, and selective watering of the track on Saturday afternoon, ensured the Milton Park circuit remained in near perfect condition for racing on Sunday’s season opener of the British QX Championship.

Race 1 start; Tom Day #139, George Callaway #89, Liam Garbett #13

Over 20 of the UK’s best quad racers competed across the classes, with former multi-British champ Paul Winrow in the mix. He showed he can still run with the young guns, but George Callaway was out in front in the first moto to take his first race win of the season, ahead of Mark McLernon who charged from 15th on the opening lap to pass reigning champion Paul Holmes in the closing stages of the race. Holmes secured third ahead of Under-21 rider Tom Day in fourth and Winrow in fifth.

Holmes took a flag-to-flag win in the second race, with Harry Walker - making up for a poor opening race- keeping him company. Third place went to Callaway with Carl Bunce and Justin Reid rounding out the top five.

Mark McLernon finished second overall in the premier class

In the third and final race, Holmes took another great start to claim victory with the overall and the early championship lead. Second place went to McLernon, with Walker in third, followed by George Day and Reid. The top three overall positions in the premier class went to Holmes, McLernon and Walker.

Harry Walker finished third overall and won the Under-21s

The Under-21 class saw Walker take the win ahead of Tom Day and Murray Graham.

Milton Park marked Ayrton Knowles’ debut in the British Championship. The former Youth champion managed an impressive 13th overall and the Rookie of the day award.

Wood leads Walker in the 250s

In the Youth 250cc support, Scotland’s Robbie Wood took the overall victory with a 2 – 2 – 1 scorecard, ahead of Alfie Walker, who took the first two wins before having a problem in the final race. Dylan McKenna rounded out the podium.

Cromwell Trucks British Championship
1. #39 Paul Holmes, 70
2. #919 Mark McLernon, 55
3. #7 Harry Walker, 54
4. #89 George Callaway, 48
5. #29 George Day, 46
6. #139 Tom Day, 45
7. #14 Justin Reid, 41
8. #3 Oliver Sansom, 41
9. #96 Murray Graham, 33
10. #15 Dafydd Davies, 32

Zip Racing Under-21
1. #7 Harry Walker, 70
2. #139 Tom Day, 67
3. #96 Murray Graham, 54
4. #136 Dean Dillon, 54
5. #15 Dafydd Davies, 53
6. #126 Ayrton Knowles, 47
7. #17 Thomas Chell, 41
8. #101 Lorne Sinclair, 39
9. #13 Liam Garbett, 39
10. #44 JJ Redman, 23

Robbie Wood won the 250 Youth class

250 Youth
1. #6 Robbie Wood, 69
2. #7 Alfie Walker, 63
3. #5 Dylan McKenna, 62
4. #538 Chad Beavers, 54
5. #125 Josh Talent, 52
6. #23 Lewis Humphris, 46
7. #105 Rylee Marshall, 43
8. #134 Ewan Packham, 40

Alfie Walker was a close second in the 250 Youths

Next up for the British QX Championship is a Northern Ireland double-header with rounds two and three of the series taking place over the Whitsun bank holiday weekend at Tandragee (25th May) and Tinkerhill (26th May).

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