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The Tork Craft Global ASP Legends Motocross Challenge at Terra Topia (Sunday 25th Nov 2018)

001Terra Topia impressed fans and riders with a well-prepared track and a meticulously organised venue. Racing was close in all classes. The short sprint style races kept fans engaged however punished riders who made mistakes in the short heats. It was a real treat to see so many old faces and a mix of vintage to modern bikes and riders racing together.002The days sponsors Tork Craft and Global ASP agreed that the organizers had done a fine job for their event. “It’s great working with the likes of Dave and Rob from Terra Topia, who are both MX riders, they know what riders, sponsors and spectators want,” said Multiple SA National Champion Ryan Hunt. “They prepared a super track that allowed new and old riders to be challenged safely and to have some fun, “Many of the Vets had their sons racing on the day, both sponsors Hunt and Williams had their sons competing on the day.

003UK based champ Neville Bradshaw, Global ASP Yamaha, flew out specially for the event. This was the rider everyone wanted to see and race against. He entered an event the day before and crashed badly, he was however still there on Sunday and bravely rode in the very competitive 125 2- Stroke class & the 2 vs 4 stroke challenge on a new Yamaha 125 & 450F.

004The best racing of the day came from the125 Challenge race where Kerim Fitzgerald took overall honours followed by Ricky Raaff Husqvarna. A tough Bradshaw surprised everyone finishing 3rd. Leading SA rider Ryan Hunt took the hole shot in both heats ending 4th overall, with fifth going to Jordan Venter

006In the 2 vs 4 stroke challenge it was a win for the 2-strokes by Ricky Raff on his Husky 125-machine followed closely by the 4-stroke of Bradshaw in the first heat, showing that 2- strokes are still fast. Neville responded in the 2nd heat with a win giving him 1st overall for the day. Cameron Odendaal followed by Tyron Beverly finished 4th & 5th.

Andre David dominated the Legends 40+ class taking the overall honours from Guy Henley and Chris Nel. Kerim Fitzgerald took the overall place in the Legends Heroes 30+ class from Ryan Fredrich’s and Cameron Odendaal.005The surprisingly quick Legends & Heroes over 50 & 60’s class had some very talented riders. Overall going to Frenchman Michel Casanova Honda CR followed by Tony Riddell Husqvarna FX. Tony now over 50 is still seen riding regularly and training younger riders at Terra Topia. Third overall went to Rodney Odendaal and forth to another multiple SA champion and springbok Brett Redman the son of multiple world road race champion Jim Redman, Paulo Do Couto took the 5th spot overall on his 2015 YZF Yamaha.

The vintage bike VMX class win went to Darryl Hancock Honda CR500 AF, followed by Marco De Nobrega, Bruce Thomas, Gareth Ireland, Justin Waddington on a Maico and Lee Thompson.

RESULTS

Overall Legends Heroes 30+

Kerim Fitzgerald

Ryan Fredrich’s                

Cameron Odendaal

Kevin Moran                      

Peet Pienaar                       

Overall Legends Heroes 40+

Andre David’s

Guy Henley

Chris Nel                              

Darryl Hancock 

Bruce Heine

Overall Legends Heroes 50 & 60+

Michel Casanova             

Tony Riddell                       

Rodney Odendaal

Brett Redman

Paulo Do Couto                

Overall VMX

Darryl Hancock VMX                      

Marco De Nobrega VMX

Bruce Thomas VMX

Gareth Ireland VMX                       

Justin Waddington VMX              

Overall 2- Stroke 125 /150 Challenge

Kerim Fitzgerald

Ricky Raaff                          

Neville Bradshaw             

Ryan Hunt                          

Jordan Venter

Grant Frerichs                   

Jordan Kelsey     `              

Ryan Williams                   

Overall 2 vs 4-Stroke Challenge

1. Neville Bradshaw       

2. Ricky Raaff

3. Cameron Odendaal

4. Jordan Venter

5. Tyron Beverly

6. Kevin Moran

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