BRA/PCRA Bucket Racing Championship
13th June 2015.
Round three held on the full GP circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park.
The Race meeting was held on Saturday the 13th on a pleasant
winters day at Sydney Motorsport Parks full GP circuit. Track temperature was good and the
Bucket racers put on some very close and exciting
racing. The Commuterlites leading bunch was up to ten
bikes, sometimes four and five machines across the track,
shades of Moto3.
Excellent to watch.
For Championship points table
A large field of bucket racers get away in
race 3 of round three up at Eastern Creek.
Qualifying for the five classes:
Practice and qualifying combined.
A few notable Motolite riders Jason Dunn and
Shane Wilcox were missing from this event at SMP for round three of the PCRA BRA club
championship. The racing was close with #77 Christopher
Jones (BBE engines Honda RS150CBR) and #63 Matt
Burton (BBE engines Honda RS150CBR) both finishing
on the podium.
#86 Anthony Marsden
was in scintillating form winning all three
Motolite races and gaining the Motolite
Championship lead. He didn't have it all his own
way though as he was pushed by #77 Chris Jones
in race one and two and by #63 Matt Burton in
Number 86 Anthony Marsden
(Chris Sculley Honda RS85cr) starting from
pole position got away to a slow start with #63 Matt
Burton (BBE Honda RS150CRF) and #77 Chris Jones (BBE
CBR150) getting flyers but by turn Three Anthony was
in the lead which he held until the end. #63 Matt
Burton was showing good pace in second place but was
being harassed by #77 Chris Jones (BBE CBR150) on
the the blue Honda powered machine, Chris taking 2nd
place on the final lap. #32 Marty McGauley (Honda
CRF150r)who is really enjoying the change from two
stroke to four stroke power finished 4th.
Colin Berry (Supermono150) hustled to 5th place with
Motolite rookie #64 Clark Russell (Honda 200) 6th
and #81 Robert Tisdell (Yamaha FZR150) 7th.
As in race one Anthony stormed into
an early lead never to be headed. The duo of
Chris Jones and Matt Burton battled for 2nd place
with Chris getting the upper hand and Matt coming
Marty McGauley had a untroubled run to
4th place whilst newcomer #64 Clark Russell (Honda
200) finished an excellent 5th in only his second
race at the creek. #170 Michael Child (Supermono
197) came in 7th with #81 Robert Tisdell
(Yamaha FZR150) 8th.
Both #63 Matt Burton and #77 Chris Jones beat #86 Anthony Marsden
off of the start making Anthony work hard for this
race win. However Anthony was in the lead by Lap 2 and as with the previous races he held the
lead to the flag making it 3 out of 3 wins for the
day and is now leading the Motolite championship. #63 Matt
Burton who had to give best to Chris Jones on the
two previous races was having none of it for race 3
finding a bit more pace to run a close 2nd., pushing
Anthony all the way, his
best result in Motolites. Running in 3rd place throughout the race
#77 Chris Jones couldn't reproduce his earlier pace
and had to settle for 3rd to come in 2nd on the day
also his best result in Motolites.
McGauley had run 4th all day and finished 4th for
the day and is 3rd in the Motolite Championship. #80
Colin Berry came in 5th followed by #170 Michael
Child and #81 Robert Tisdell who picked up some
special bits to speed up his Yamaha so we can expect
to see him towards the pointy end next time out.
Motolites Results Round Three 2015:
Motolite race three #63 Matt
Burton leads #86 Anthony Marsden
and #77 Christophe Jones in their three way
battle with Anthony being made work hard for
the win. Matt was 2nd with Chris 3rd in race
Superlite PRO 2015
This year so far #169 Ian Gregory has dominated the
Superlite Pro class with his regular sparring
partner and defending Champion Junior Murphy having
various bike problems. It's fallen on the fast
improving Kurt Wagus to mount a serious challenge to
#169 Ian Gregory (Honda CB150) was in fine form
at Eastern Creek winning two races and finishing 2nd
to #8 Kurt Wagus (BBE Honda CB150) in the last
race of the day.
Ian Gregory (#169 Honda CB150) jumped into an
immediate lead followed by #8 Kurt Wagus (BBE Honda
CB150) and #38 Junior Murphy (BBE Honda CB150) in
hot pursuit. #65 Tim Smith (Honda CB150) and #94 John Olip(Suzuki 100)
were locked in a battle of their with John breaking
free of Tim and hunting down Junior to pip
him on the line for 3rd Place. Tim Smith came in 5th
and #62 Jim Murphy (BBE Honda CB150) came in 6th
final finisher in the class.
Race two got off to a similar start as the
previous one but was missing #94 John Olip (Suzuki
100) who was out for the rest of the day as the
little Suzuki had cried enough. #8 Kurt Wagus (BBE
Honda CB150) was a lot closer to Ian this time but
Kurt just could'nt close down Ian riding his
flatnaka machine. Tim Smith had a lonely race in
third. Junior finished fifth with Jim
It was a determined Kurt Wagus that lined up for
the start of race three and this time he was away to
a perfect start with Ian firmly in his sights.
Second time around Kurt was in the lead and next
time it was Ian. Tim Smith was keeping a watching
brief on the two up ahead but could'nt close on
them. On the final sprint Kurt timed his move to
perfection slipstreaming past Ian on the line
winning by a mere seven hundreds of a second. This
was Kurts first win in the Superlite PRO class after
moving up to the class this year.
Tim Smith came in 3rd
to finish 3rd on the day. Junior and Jim Murphy
followed on in that order.
Superlite Pro Results Round One 2015
Superlites AM 2015
#120 Nathan Taylor (Suzuki 150) Won the
day with 2 wins and a second place. #56 Herman Wagus (Honda CB150)
scored a win and 2 second places and
finished second on the day. #31 Duncan Taylor
(Suzuki 100) came in third. #3 Peter Lindsay
runs in the Commuterlite class.
With 2 of the main contenders missing from the line
up only three bikes rocked up for the AM class. Class
leader #56 Hermann Wagus (Honda150) fought a ding
dong battle with newcomer to class #120 Nathan
Taylor (Suzuki 150) and won by the tiniest of
margins 10 thousands of a second. with #31 Duncan
Taylor (Kawasaki KH100) rounding out the three
Race Two & Three.
Nathan turned the tables on Herman in races 2 and 3
with the ever jovial Duncan 3rd. .
Superlite AM Results Round One 2015:
The CommuterLite's popularity continues to grow.
It's producing some great racing with some very
talented riders emerging. The closeness of the
racing is evident by the amount of races won and
lost by thousands of a second.
#75 Corey Smith (Honda CBR125) was in fine
form to win all three races on the GP circuit at
Eastern Creek. #555 Nicholas Miller (Honda
CBR125) was his closest challenger with #23
Blair Briggs (Honda CBR125) a big improver.
Commuterlite Pro 2015
#75 Corey Smith (Honda CBR125)got a great start
leading flag to flag. #555 Nicholas Miller (Honda CBR125)recovering
from a slow start
closed the gap to Corey ever so slowly and missed passing
Corey for the win by a mere ten thousands of a
second. Close finish's like this seem to the order of
the day, if you want close racing go Bucket racing.
New to Commuterlite racing #23 Blair Briggs (Honda
CBR125) and #40 Richard Cook (Honda CBR125) were
locked in battle with Richard finishing third
getting the upper hand in race one. #17 Adam Cameron
(Honda CBR125) finished 5th. with #136 Ron Pulido
(CBR125) a surprisingly lowly 6th for last years
champion. #16 Robert Young on the
lone KTM125 7th.
Giving his Superlite twin a rest
and trying his hand at Commuterlites #4 Martin
Kraaymaat (Yamaha YFZR125) finished 8th. on his
first outing in the class.
time #75 Corey Smith got away to a great start and
once again #555 Nicholas Miller had to work his way
back up having a terrific tussle with #23 Blair
Briggs and #40 Richard Cook but in the end Nicholas
had to settle for another 2nd. place with Blair 3rd.
and Richard 4th. Once again
#17 Adam Cameron
came home 5th. with #16 Robert Young (KTM125) 6th.
Next came #4 Martin Kraaymaat (Yamaha YFZR125) and the
out of luck Ron Pulido 8th.
#75 Corey Smith once again jumped straight into
the lead but #555 Nicholas Miller was much closer
this time and moved past Corey on lap 3. On the last
lap Corey re-passed for the lead and held it to the
flag. Nicholas dropped a whole lot of places but
recovered to finish in 4th place.
Briggs and #40 Richard Cook resumed their earlier
battles with Blair getting the upper hand to finish
2nd. with Richard 3rd. 555 Nicholas netted 4th with
#17 Adam Cameron 5th. #136 Ron Pulido having bike
problem finished 6th. #16 Robert Young (KTM125) 7th
and #4 Martin Kraaymaat (Yamaha YFZR125) 8th.
Commuterlite PRO Results Round One 2015:
Commuterlite AM 2015
The racing in the Commuterlite AM class didn't
disappoint with very close racing throughout the
class. with several newcomers in the class it
continues to grow in strength.
Rookie #78 Mark OToole
(Honda CBR125) came to the fore at this
meeting picking up a 2nd place in race one and
winning races two and three after some very
close and exciting racing with #131 Rez Pulido
(Honda CBR125), #3 Peter Lindsay (Honda CBR125)
, #22 Fil Pulido (Honda CBR125) and #48 Chris
Woodhouse (Honda CBR125).
#78 Mark OToole (Honda CBR125) got the start but
second time around #131 Rez Pulido (Honda
CBR125) had taken the lead which he held until
the end. Mark came 2nd with #22 Fil Pulido
(Honda CBR125), #48 Chris Woodhouse (Honda
CBR125) 4th, #3 Peter Lindsay (Honda CBR125)
newcomer #247 Andrew Smith (Honda CBR125) tth.
Next up #24 Tom Harrison (Honda CBR125) was
followed home by #88 Jessica Dykes (Aprilia
125), #44 James Loveridge (Honda CBR125), #717
Lee Raynor (Honda CBR125) and #108 Frank
Loveridge (Aprilia 125) .
At the start #131 Rez Pulido got an early lead
but had #22 Fil Pulido (Honda CBR125) #78 Mark
OToole, #3 Peter Lindsay and #48 Chris Woodhouse in
close company places changing at every corner. Lap
three saw Mark go from 1st. to 4th but recover the
lead on the last lap to take the win from #3 Peter
Lindsay who had #131 Rez Pulido #22 Fil Pulido, #48
Chris Woodhouse and #247 Andrew Smith all jockeying
for position and slipstreaming in the dash to
the finish line.
#24 Tom Harrison came home next
followed by the 2nd group of riders #88 Jessica Dykes on
the Aprilia 125
led #44 James Loveridge, #717 Lee Raynor and
#108 Frank Loveridge home.
This time it was #22 Fil Pulido who got the
holeshot and a six way battle commenced with #78
Mark OToole, #3 Peter Lindsay, #131 Rez
Pulido, #247 Andrew Smith and #48 Chris Woodhouse
all jostling for position. Lap 2 Mark was in the
lead wit Rez past Peter into 3rd. Lap 3 it was Fil
back in the lead from Mark, Rez 3rd, Peter 4th,
Chris 5th and Andrew Smith 6th.
Last lap and the
final corners and run to the flag was cliff hanger
stuff. In the end Mark got his second win by 900th of
a second over Rez who in turn had brother Fil on his
Woodhouse pipped Peter Lindsay for 4th place by
a tenth of a second with another fast improver #247
Andrew Smith 6th.
#24 Tom Harrison comfortably led the next next
group of riders #88 Jessica Dykes, #44 James
Loveridge, #717 Lee Raynor and #108 Frank
Loveridge all enjoying their own battles and having
a lot of fun.
Results Round One 2015:
Typical of the dicing in
Bucket racing, always close and a lot of fun.
Here #78 Mark OToole (Honda CBR125) leads #23
Blair Briggs (Honda CBR125), #40 Richard Cook
(Honda CBR125), #131 Rez Pulido (Honda CBR125)
and #3 Peter Lindsay (Honda CBR125). Racing is
always close with positions changing corner to
Open Rules. Phenomenal Racing