MATCH REPORT: BYJL SEGP Rd1 action from Kesgrave

The first round of the South East and East British Youth & Junior League (BYJL) took place at Kesgrave on Saturday 8th April.

The weather was ideal for racing being still, warm and dry. It was good to see riders from Great Blakenham, Hethersett, Norwich, Ipswich and Kesgrave on the entry list but special mention must go to our new friends from Hellingly who made the long trip from the south coast with eight riders.

The U8s and U10s got proceedings underway with Kesgrave riders dominating in these younger categories. Oliver Edmunds (Kesgrave) top qualified in U8s and duly won the A final from Lily Parr (Kesgrave). In U10s, Charlie Parr (Kesgrave) top qualified and won the A final despite being drawn in gate 3.

A final 1st Oliver Edmunds (Kesgrave), 2nd Lily Parr (Kesgrave), 3rd Freddie Fullilove (Ipswich), 4th Tallulah Saunders (Kesgrave)
B final 1st Thomas Jackaman (Kesgrave), 2nd Lucas Sharland (Kesgrave), 3rd Harry Ridley (Hellingly), 4th Haydn Mitchell (Ipswich)
C final 1st Charlie Spurgeon (Kesgrave), 2nd Jenson Long (Kesgrave), 3rd Archie Powers (Ipswich), 4th Milo Saunders (Kesgrave)
D final 1st Sonny Burgess (Ipswich)

A final 1st Charlie Parr (Kesgrave), 2nd Ryker Jolly (Kesgrave), 3rd Magnus Vincent (Kesgrave), 4th Lily Jerrold (Kesgrave)
B final 1st Lewis Ruminski-Clarke (Ipswich)

The U12s and U14s entertained with good close racing despite some riders being absent due to Easter holidays. Kesgrave’s Lewis Brinkhoff was the class of the U14 field winning every race including the A final from gate 4. Ipswich riders caught the eye with Ben Clarke showing well in U14s and Kai Gowers challenging the U12 winner, Torsten Jolly, of Kesgrave.

A final 1st Torsten Jolly (Kesgrave), 2nd Kai Gowers (Ipswich), 3rd Leo Vincent (Kesgrave), 4th Ty Hutton (Ipswich)
B final 1st Daisy Jackaman (Kesgrave), 2nd Miles Ruminski-Clarke (Ipswich)

U14 boys:
A final 1st Lewis Brinkhoff (Kesgrave), 2nd Ben Clarke (Ipswich), 3rd Jake Vincent (Kesgrave), 4th Charlie Johnson (Ipswich)
B final 1st Ethan Page (Hellingly), 2nd Issac Sailins-C (Hellingly), 3rd Kristian Mitchell (Ipswich)

Ipswich riders Pierce Bacon, Harrison Bacon and Reece Johnson were the pick of the Junior field with Adam Cooper of Great Blakenham also showing well. Harrison took the win in the A final with Pierce sliding off whilst challenging for the lead.

Juniors (U18):
A final 1st Harrison Bacon (Ipswich), 2nd Reece Johnson (Ipswich), 3rd Adam Cooper (Great Blakenham), 4th Pierce Bacon (Ipswich)
B final 1st Alex Harvey (Ipswich), 2nd Keanu Bowers (Great Blakenham), 3rd James Porter (Kesgrave), 4th Charlie Long (Kesgrave)
C final 1st Owen Wells (Hethersett), 2nd George Morley (Hellingly), 3rd Ethan Mitchell (Ipswich), 4th Luke Dunningham (Ipswich)

Ipswich also dominated the Girls category with Chloe Pearce, Lily Gedge and Gemma Hill with Rebecca Hollebon also showing to produce execellent racing.

A final 1st Chloe Pearce (Ipswich), 2nd Lily Gedge (Ipswich), 3rd Gemma Hill (Ipswich), 4th Rebecca Hollebon (Hellingly)

The seniors and veterans also produce some entertaining racing with Hellingly riders, Neil and Martyn Hollebon, winning the A finals

A final 1st Neil Hollebon (Hellingly), 2nd Ashley Hill (Ipswich), 3rd Matt Hill (Ipswich), 4th Steve Archer (Norwich)
B final 1st Charlie Jane-Herbert (Ipswich)

A final 1st Martyn Hollebon (Hellingly), 2nd Paddy Wenn (Norwich), 3rd Gary Brown (Kesgrave), 4th Eddie Ridley (Hellingly)
B final 1st Ian Johnson (Ipswich), 2nd Darren Mitchell (Ipswich), 3rd Phil Clarke (Ipswich)

The BYJL has again produced an excellent day of good natured but competitive racing and we look forward to the BYJL South East Regional Rd 2 at Ipswich Eagles in two weeks time on Saturday 22 April.