11 Points For Chris In Farewell To Blunsdon Meeting At Swindon
Chris notched up three heat wins in his 11 point haul being defeated only by Sam Masters in heat 10 but he gained revenge with a fine win in heat 12.
In front of a large crowd Swindon edged out the EL Select 43-35 with Chris's team missing Davey Watt who had been injured the night before at Rye House. It was nip and tuck all meeting until a heat 9 maximum heat success for the Robins put them in control. It came down to a last heat decider at 38-34 but the home side secured it with a heat 13 5-1.
Swindon Robins = 43
1. Sam Masters - 3,3,3,2 = 11
2. Kyle Howarth - 0,1,2,0 = 3
3. Grzegorz Zengota - 3,2,3,2* = 10+1
4. Nicolai Klindt - 0,2*,3,R = 5+1
5. Troy Batchelor - 2,3,2*,3 = 10+1
6. Lewis Rose - 2,1,R = 3
7. Peter Karger - 1*,0,R = 1+1
EL Select = 35
1. Ricky Wells - 2,1,2,1 = 6
2. Justin Sedgmen - 1*,0,3,1* = 5+2
3. Kyle Newman - 2,2,1,1* = 6+1
4. Danny King - 1,1,1*,0 = 3+1
5. Chris Harris - 3,3,2,3 = 11
6. Adam Ellis - 3,0,0 = 3
7. Robert Branford - 0,0,1 = 1
Heat 01: Masters,Wells,Sedgmen,Howarth...67.90 3-3
Line Up: Masters , Howarth , Wells , Sedgmen
Comments: Swindon on gates 1&3. Masters from the gate. Sedgmen nicked 3rd on the run to the line.
Heat 02: Ellis,Rose,Karger,Branford...70.10 (3-3) 6-6
Line Up: Rose , Karger , Ellis , Branford
Comments: Karger gated well but struggled on bends 1 & 2 and was passed by Ellis & Rose.
Heat 03: Harris,Batchelor,King,Klindt...67.70 (2-4) 8-10
Line Up: Batchelor , Klindt , Harris , King
Comments: Batchelor gated but Bomber passed him at the start of lap 2.
Heat 04: Zengota,Newman,Rose,Branford...68.18 (4-2) 12-12
Line Up: Zengota , Rose , Newman , Branford
Comments: Robins on a 5 1 but Rose rode an awful bend 2 lap 2 to let Newman through. Now 4 riders doing practice laps on the new Ermolenko engines.
Heat 05: Batchelor,Klindt,Wells,Sedgmen...68.21 (5-1) 17-13
Line Up: Batchelor , Klindt , Wells , Sedgmen
Comments: Great gate by Klindt but Batchelor flew past & never looked back (literally).
Heat 06: Masters,Newman,Howarth,Ellis...69.15 (4-2) 21-15
Line Up: Masters , Howarth , Newman , Ellis
Comments: Masters from the gate good scrap between the Kyle's for 2nd.
Heat 07: Harris,Zengota,King,Rose(Retired)...67.89 (2-4) 23-19
Line Up: Zengota , Rose , Harris , King
Comments: Zengota lifted at the gate to leave himself with a lot to do but he reeled King in and passed on the run to the line. Bomber good out front. Rose retired while at the back on lap 3.
Heat 08: Sedgmen,Howarth,Branford,Karger...69.20 (2-4) 25-23
Line Up: Howarth , Karger , Sedgmen , Branford
Comments: Howarth gated but Sedgmen passed on lap 2. Karger was 3rd but lifted out of bend 2 lap 3 to let Branford through. More demo laps now.
Heat 09: Klindt,Batchelor,Newman,Ellis...69.15 (5-1) 30-24
Line Up: Batchelor , Klindt , Newman , Ellis
Comments: A repeat of Heat 5 but much better team riding from the Robins and Batchelor let Klindt have the inside run to the tapes with Newman hot on their heels.
Heat 10: Masters,Harris,King,Howarth...67.86 (3-3) 33-27
Line Up: Masters , Howarth , Harris , King
Comments: Masters from the gate. Howarth looked set to retire on lap 3 but popped wheelies instead.
Heat 11:(Re-Run): Zengota,Wells,Sedgmen,Karger(Fell/(:Remounted/Retired)...67.46 (3-3) 36-30
Line Up: Zengota , Karger , Wells , Sedgmen
Comments: Unsatisfactory start, all 4 back. Wells nearly hit tapes.
Re-Run: From the gate. Karger fell & remounted on lap 3 and then retired.
Heat 12: Harris,Masters,Newman,Klindt(Retired)...67.49 (2-4) 38-34
Line Up: Masters , Klindt , Newman , Harris
Comments: From the gate. Klindt shed chain at first bend.
Heat 13:(Re-Run): Batchelor,Zengota,Wells,King...68.52 (5-1) 43-35
Line Up: Zengota , Batchelor , Wells , King
Comments: Unsatisfactory start, all 4 back.
Re-Run: From the gate and easy. Now a 3 heat competition on the Ermolenko bikes.
ERMOLENKO ENGINE DEMONSTRATION RACES
Heat 01: Harris,Klindt,Newman,Ermolenko...69.96
Line Up: Klindt , Harris , Newman , Ermolenko
Comments: From the gate. Not a bad time. Sam was poodling around at the back. Kept thinking he was gonna pull a wheelie but he didnt, he was just slow.
Heat 02: Masters,King,Sedgmen(Retired)...71.36
Line Up: King , Sedgmen , Masters ,
Comments: Three riders only. From the gate, Sedgmen retired lap 3.
Line Up: Klindt , Harris , Masters , King
Comments: Masters from the gate, Harris took 2nd on lap 2.