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HydroGarden Weston Beach Race - 11 October 2016
HydroGarden Weston Beach Race youngsters enjoy spectacular Sunday
The HydroGarden Weston Beach Race youngsters enjoyed some superb racing yesterday, October 9, in the 85cc and youth quad classes where Sam Nunn, Louie Kessell, Axel Bone and Will Dunlop took victory across their respective classes in front of a bumper crowd.
With the sun shining Sam Nunn took a very special third win at today’s HydroGarden Weston Beach Race after dominating the 85cc youth big wheel race in style aboard his Husqvarna around the ultra-tough dune course. The youngster from Newmarket, who finished fourth in the British Youth Nationals this year, has never been off the podium at the Weston-Super-Mare beach race with three wins and a second place to his name. After gating into second place, Nunn took the lead from Max Ingham on lap two and never looked back, with two clean pit stops, while Ingham came in second and James Hanscomb finished third.
In the 85cc small wheel category Louie Kessell had an outstanding day by finishing fourth in the overall class, and taking the Weston win at only his second attempt. The Cornish racer closed off a strong season, in which he finished third in the British Youth Nationals, by taking the honours while Charlie Palmer was second and Jack Grayshon was third.
In the youth quad category Axel Bone upgraded his podium finish from last year into his first HydroGarden Weston Beach Race victory. It was a tough race for the youth Q2 rider, who won the British Enduro Quad Championship this season, but he dominated the one-hour 15-minute long race from start to finish aboard his 250 machine. Josh Birch finished second, and Zak Orchard was third. In the youth Q1 class Will Dunlop took the honours, with Caelan Davis second and James Maybury in third position.
Sam Nunn – HydroGarden Weston Beach Race 85cc Youth Big Wheel Winner
“It went really well today. I was second going down the straight, and I held that position for a lap or two, but then I managed to get to the front to lead the rest of the race. I had two pit stops that went really well, and it was great to take my third win. It was very hard today, but you’ve got to be determined, it’s tough on the bike, but I’m going home really happy.”
Louie Kessell - HydroGarden Weston Beach Race Youth Small Wheel Winner
“It went well today. I got an alright start, but then I crashed on the opening lap. I managed to get to the front and finish first, so I’m really happy with that. I finished third last year on my first attempt, so it was a bit of pressure to improve on that. Next year I’ll move up to the big wheel class and I’ll race the British Youth championships, then I will also hopefully come back for Weston. The best bit about the beach race is what a good experience is, but it is really grueling and tough. It’s different to any other race, and I’m now ready for a good rest.”
Axel Bone HydroGarden Weston Beach Race Youth Quad Winner
“It was great to win the youth quad class. It was really rough at the end and I found it hard work. I’ve raced Weston more times than I can remember, and last year I took a podium, so it was great to improve on that for the win, it’s a really good feeling. It’s my last year on the smaller bike next year, so I’m hoping to come back and race again.”
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