Points pivotal in final Pre85 punch up at Pontrilas


After 8 rounds of WME Pre85 Motocross Series action in 2016 – it couldn’t be any closer at the top of all the Championship classes, and with 180 points potentially available going into the final round of 2016 mathematically it is still all to play for across all the WME championships including the overall WESTONS CIDER CHALLENGE CUP Rockstar…!. Overall pic

2016 WME Pre85 rookie Jason Aylett has ridden like a full on Rockstar in his first year of WME action having taken 6 overall wins.  Going into the last round he has a dominant 121 points lead over his next rival and only has to cruise to safe points finishes in each race to be crowned WME Pre85 top dog in the 2016 WESTONS CIDER CHALLENGE CUP. 13047688_1592253021065538_7460955181555794404_oJake Chamberlain has worked very hard for his current 2nd place position, But as we all know Jake is now out of the final round through injury picked up at the last WME International in Belgium and is sure to be demoted off the 2016 overall rostrum. 2nd and 3rd WESTONS CIDER CHALLENGE CUP podium places will be a close run thing – fought out by Kevin Butcher, Jim Shand, Dean Warren and Kevin Reed who are currently all separated by just 20 points.500 overall

Barring any disasters Jason Aylett also looks set to take the LUCAS OILS 500cc Championship this year and given Jake Chamberlains cruel luck in Belgium it looks like Kevin Reed (only 20 points behind) should overhaul poor Jake to secure 2nd place this year. But with 159 points in hand over 4th placed James Reeves and Nathan Smith, Jake will hope he’s done enough already to round out the 500cc podium when the dust settles at Pontrilas – but mathematically either James or Smith could still take home enough points to nick 3rd place in 2016 WME Pre85 500cc championship and pile some more pain onto Jake’s miserable month.

250 overallThe action at the top of the WMB 250cc Championship has been frantic all season.  Anyone of 3 riders could win it and all the podium places will be settled at Pontrilas. 13055711_1592250501065790_8024651059054171620_o3rd in 2015 Kevin Butcher has lead the 250cc class most of this season but Jim Shand (2nd in ‘15) is only 9 points behind and really wants to win it this year. On form Dean Warren has missed a round this year but has been closing on the top two fast in recent weeks, just 4 points further behind Dean could overhaul both Jim and Kevin to snatch the Championship at the last gasp. This is set up for a photo finish and the 250cc racing will be intense, clearly none of these guys can afford any mistakes or DNFs.125 overall

3rd overall in the 125cc championship in 2015 Dave Russell, has ridden his pants off all year, consistently finishing right up there against the bigger bikes. Quite frankly Dave fully deserves to take the 2016 MATT GARDINER 125cc Championship at Pontrilas and w13235192_1012991355457192_5068188441245417695_oith a 55 points gap over Neil Griffiths, Dave needn’t take any chances. He will hope Neil has his hands full dealing with the very capable Chris Pritchett who is just 14 further points adrift and will no doubt be trying very hard to swap places with Neil in the final reckonings. It looks like Nick Mauger will just miss the championship podium this year and just behind him Matt Harris, Zac Hackett and Sam Russell are within 34 points of each other in the battle for 5th Overall this year…13901408_10154510144834880_4415979008669763260_n4 st overall

3rd in the 2015 4 Stroke championship Dom Durkan has consistently been the best finishing Pre85 thumper rider all season and has lead the RH LEGAL SOLICITORS 4 Stroke championship since round one. However Jordan Pope is now only 24 points behind Dom going into the last round and as we all know Jordan is super quick when he has reliability,  It is very possible that Dom could be disappointed this year right at the very end – which would be harsh… Behind Dom and Jordan, Ade Dark should be able to do enough to maintain his points gap for 3rd place in the 2016 4 Stoke championship. However it only needs for Ade to have just one DNF and last years 500cc class champion Paul Kirby to turn up on his game and this could change in favour of the number 27.

So, all in all, nothing is decided and the last round at Pontrilas should prove to be a proper punch-up for Pre85 points… Can’t wait…!pontrilas-round-9-poster-pic

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WME Pre85 goes F1

SPEED, GPS Track Map, Elasped & Best Time deltas and Vertical G’s…. All essential data for the average Vintage MXer.  Jason Aylett is not just an average rider though….  Check out the on-board telemetry from Jason Ayletts CR480R – with a couple of practice laps around Farleigh Castle at WME Pre85 Round 8 in August

A couple of practice laps on board the CR480 around Farleigh Castle with Jason Aylett.

Posted by Jason Aylett on Wednesday, 31 August 2016


2017 WME Pre85 Motocross Race Series Registrations NOW OPEN

So here you go Rockstars – get yourself organised and treat yourself to an early Christmas pressie by registering for all the Fun-Fun-Fun in 2017 right here. 

Download and complete your form – send back with a cheque or email the form back to westmidsevo@aol.com and make a PayPal payment to the same address.

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RESULTS – WME Pre85 Championship ROUND 8 Farleigh Castle – 13 &14th August 16


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WME 2016 Round 8 Race Results
PositionRNRiderCLASSRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Race 5Total
1116Dean Warren2504345434141213
2230Jason Aylett5004137454345211
359Jake Chamberlain5003939413943201
427Paul kirby4-Stroke4543284533194
5329Jim shand2503741373637188
65Kevin Reed5003636393739187
7118Kevin Butcher2503435363332170
84Nathan Smith5003232353435168
921Dave Russell1253031333030154
1012Nick Mauger1252928312828144
11508Neil willams5002727322725138
1216Chris Pritchett1252626292529135
138Stuart White25028303931128
14160Neil Griffths12531293234126
1511Jason Davis1252225302127125
16594Jordan Pope4-Stroke1334342420125
1729Neil Sutton2502124272624122
1855Dom Durkan4-Stroke1920251723104
1941James reeves500353136102
20341Scott Reed500333335101
21129Alan Ashworth25024182492297
2279Louis Harmer500152219182195
2386Dave Frampton1252515262389
2414Alan Hambridge250141618161983
25416Matt Harris1251719231978
2622Mike Hewlett2501617211569
2751Carl Readman25023232268
28486Stuart Ratcliffe25051417141767
2972Sam Russell125182120665
3087Paul Winstone1252012161159
3164Craig Ruck25011514131558
3256John Durkan25061013121657
33164Nigel Green25010911101454
3435Gene Harker250222648
3584Matt Dark500201838
3689Kane Winstone12512131237
37283Dean Eggleton125421071336
3894Trevor Plant500281525
393Dawson Williams12587924
40155Tony Giles1256814
4166John Gerrish50013812
4210Steve Baldwin5001111
43320Nick Gould2509110
44301Mark Carter50077
45600Nigel Morris50044
47212Zac Hackett0

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Holland has moved to Belgium

Many of you will now know that the planned WME Pre85 International in Holland has been cancelled due to a lack of entries in other classes…  However we have been busy at WME HQ and after a bit of hustling and fast talking we’ve been able to substitute Holland for this great meeting in Belgium…  Call Nigel for the arrangements…

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MX Festival of Fun-Fun-Fun for all the Family

As most of you know very well – at WME Pre85 Motocross Series we promote the Fun-Fun-Fun aspect of vintage motocross racing, thats not to say we’re not deadly serious about our racing once revved up on the start gate and with the 15 second board turning , but first and foremost INCLUSIVENESS is core to our values.

In fact the WME Pre85 motocross racing series was born out of a desire to bring together like minded racers for weekend of friendly family fun, frolicking and good natured banter…

Now nearly four seasons on the series has gone from strength to strength and our national and international events are extremely well supported by racers from all over the UK and Europe.Festival of Legends WME Poster revision

We firmly believe that one of the most important factors in this success is that we actively promote the whole FAMILY in organising our events and have always made it clear that we make special concessions to those riders who want to come racing with their loved ones, Fathers, Sons & Daughters, Brothers, Sisters, Wives and Lovers…

Today we are extremely proud that our membership is crammed with examples of family units who turn up every week to ride with us to have fun and laugh together on our old MX bikes:

Rockstars like: The Shands, Popes, Evans, Russells, Darks, Reeds, Harmers, Durkans, Doughtys, Stones, Titcombes, Maugers, Jennings, Grobbens and Williams’s –  are just a few of our regular fully inclusive family based racing teams that WME Pre85 Motocross Series will always bend over backwards to support.

So with this in mind and working with our similarly minded friends and partners over at CUMBRIA TWINSHOCK we are excited to open entries for what will be a fantastic family festival weekend of VMX racing with some of our real MX heros and legends at the GP circuit Hawkstone Park on 10 & 11th September 2016.

Get Entered right away, pack up your van and tent, and bring the whole family to celebrate the very BEST OF BRITISH VMX Racing

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RESULTS WME Pre85 Championship Round 7 – 02/06/16 Farleigh Castle


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RESULTS WME Pre85 Championship Round 7 – 02/06/16 Farleigh Castle

WME 2016 Round 7 125 & 250 Race Results
PositionRNRiderRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Total
1116Dean Warren45454545180
2329Jim shand39434143166
3118Kevin Butcher43394337162
4341Scott Reed41373639153
5160Neil Griffths36363735144
626Thomas Graves37343436141
7212Zac Hackett35353333136
821Dave Russell34323534135
912Nick Mauger31313031123
10117Seb Dexter0413941121
1116Chris Pritchett32302929120
12129Alan Ashworth30293130120
13468Nick Payton33331632114
1446Matt Harris28252724104
15320Nick Gould2323252293
1664Craig Ruck2520231987
17606Fin Davey1917282185
1822Mike Hewlett292702884
1989Kane Winstone2621142081
2087Paul winstone028262781
2156John Durken2215201875
2272Sam russell242202672
23164Nigel Green2113211772
2444Paul Mansell1816241371
2511Vince Crawley026192570
2670Mark James1714221669
27283Dean Eggleton2012181262
28227Rob Stringer150321461
29243Mark Cottingham271815060
30107Phil Pritchard02402347
313Dawson Williams019131547
329Billy Mauger16017033
WME 2016 Round 7 4-Stroke & 500 Race Results
PositionRNRiderRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Total
1230Jason Aylett45454145176
227Paul kirby43434543174
3166Matt Hitchman41364339159
441James reeves39413635151
559Jake Chamberlin35373937148
6121Sandy Loudtitt37393336145
7594Jordan Pope34353533137
85Kevin Reed36213741135
9123Scott Wilkinson33343434135
10211Steven Titcombe29393129128
114Nathan Smith31303032123
1279Louis Harmer26282827109
1355Dom Durkan28322721108
1484Matt Dark27202628101
15661Steve Davey2426242397
1643Dan Dark2225232494
17843Ade Dark303303093
1894Trevor Plant2124222592
19130Vic Doughty202729076
2066John Gerrish1718202075
2110Steven Baldwin251702264
2237Darly Walington00323163
23195Steve Ryan00252651
24180Collin Hambrigde19230042
250Lee Jackson3200032
2645Dave Downworth0310031
2778Darren Pocock2300023
28456Shane Sargood0220022
2939Stuart Wilson0021021
3061Roy Harmer0190019
31777Rupert Hills1800018

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