As day one of a hot and dusty Apico two-stroke series came to a close at Sellindge in Kent and work has already started on watering preparing the track for day two, Verde KTM’s Brad Anderson was in the lead of the open Fastest race after winning all three of his races, writes Dick Law.
Josh Spinks, on a bike he had not even ridden before the day, was third in each race on the 2019 KTM 250 and pushed Anderson all the way and not giving him a moments rest, especially in the opening two motos where he hounded him all the way to the flag.
Race three saw Spinks, who won the opening round on a borrowed 150 KTM, get a disappointing start and he had to fight his way through the top men to try to catch EMX300 champ Ando. But he ran out of time and Anderson took a clean sweep of races on a track that, like Spinks, he’d never ridden before.
Apico teamster Matt Burrows was third overall going into Sunday’s racing with Lewis Trickett who is making a comeback to racing from a long-term injury.
Lewis Tombs won all three of the 125cc class motos from Brett Fisher and Jordan Moyle.
In the 125 fast rookie combined race, Preston Williams continued his winning ways from the opening round and won all three fast races from Jack Lindsay and Sunny Smyth and the trio crossed the finish line in the same order while in the over 125 side of the race Jamie Cox leads Ben White by a single point at the start of racing tomorrow with Sean Dath in third nine points off the lead.
Lee Powell leads open fast and is five points clear of Connor Sutherland as Harry Whitlock waits in third place ready to take advantage of any mistakes the leaders may make.
In a hotly contested Evo class, Jamie Law and Nev Bradshaw were hard at it all day but with two wins and a second place Kawasaki KX500 man Law leads race one winner and CR500 Honda pilot Bradshaw by three points going in to day two. In the super Evo side of the race Daryl Hall won all of his races from Oliver Weeks and Jason Morettes.
Jason Buffery leads the twin shocks with two wins and a second place from race one winner Simon Vowles and Tim Mills.
In the combined big and small wheel 85s, Jack Grayshon was again in a class of his own winning all of the big wheel races by a massive margin. Ralfe Broadley was second with James Orchard third. In the small wheel side of things Arai Elcock was the overnight leader with three class wins from Ezra Blackwell and Gavin Scott.