Jack guns in memory of “Melvyn” at Airborne Gunner Supercross

The first part of today’s inaugural Airborne Gunner Supercross presented by Stunt Flying at Cusses Gorse MX saw some dominant performances from all of the winners in the Youth classes which were sponsored by Madison.

John Slade was superfast in the Auto’s going through the card with three wins and the overall ahead of Elliot Shawyer who had a fantastic third moto and the entertaining Jay-J Cooper in third.

In the Junior 65’s last years Rock it ‘til Sundown winner Robbie Daly was outstanding going 1-1-1 with a sublime performance. Olivia Reynolds had immense pace too and showed her love of big air finishing second with Archie Edwards putting in a great shift for third.

Harrison Schofield was outstanding in the Small Wheel 85’s maxing out over the stylish Rocco Hands and Shane Jones. Drew Stock crashed out in the opening moto which hampered his scoring but by showing grit and determination he was awarded by Jack Brunel with a set of Oakley Goggles.

 

In the Big Wheel 85’s Isaac Ash was blisteringly fast, winning each moto ahead of the Helter Skelter Hillclimb 85 winner Harrison Greenough and 2020 Small Wheel 85 Rock it ‘til Sundown Champ Charlie Richmond.

Raife Broadley was a class act in the Rookie 125’s but he had to do it the hard way in the final moto after going over the berm on the opening lap. Northern Irish racer Charlie Irwin made his trip worthwhile with second with Jacob Randall having a good day to land the final spot on the box.

There was another superb performance in the Rookie 250’s by Jaygo Beasty who fended off Second-placed Leon Williams and Third-placed Callum McCaul for the victory.

The top three were all presented with a pair of FMF Goggles, Fist Gloves and an Ogio Bag courtesy of Madison.

The first two races of the Revvi Cup also too place and provided amazing entertainment for all involved with the little racers putting on a fantastic show.

The evening action was played out in front of a huge crowd.

The crowd were treated to a veritable feast of action with Pro’s, Experts, and Clubman racers doing battle alongside the Revvi Cup racing which had everyone cheering as the little racers aged 3-6 (followed by their parents which were entertainment in itself) took to the adapted track on their Revvi Electric Balance bikes. The first-ever Revvi Cup Champions were Austin Senior in the 12” and in the 16” Jimmy Ball took the victory!

The Youth rode in the day but in the evening the Revo sponsored Adult event, the Pro riders were the main attraction as they fought it out over three motos and a Super Pole competition to decide the winner of the huge “Melvyn Brunell Memorial Trophy”, in memory of ASA Gas Gas United rider Jack Brunell’s dad who sadly passed away last year.

Brunell was clearly in a determined mood and showed a clean pair of heels in each moto chased down each time by Adam Chatfield who was the fastest in the Super Pole.

Behind the lead pair was where the action was fast and furious with some fierce on-track battles taking place between Dylan Woodcock, Joe Clayton, Jamie Carpenter, Ben Clayton, Jordan Booker, Scooter Webster and Matt Bayliss. Joe Clayton edged out Woodcock for the final podium position.

So it was Brunell with the victory, fittingly winning the Trophy in memory of his Dad.

The stacked Expert class saw Veteran Neville Bradshaw take a popular moto one win on his Honda CR 500 but track building extraordinaire Alfie Smith gained the upper hand in the other two races to win the overall ahead of Bradshaw, with Aaron Ongley rounding out the podium in third.

The Clubman races were a lively affair and in MX1 Slade Pullin grabbed the overall with one moto victory while Luke Oldfield who took the chequers on two occasions was second. Ryan Johnson had a consistent evening and was rewarded with the third step the box.

Bradley Doyle and Henry Siddiqui scrapped it out for the win in Clubman MX2 but it was Doyle with two wins who would take the victory over Siddiqui, and Mitch Young who recovered from race one bike issues to finish third.

The crowd participation reached another level as the Fox Whip competition whipped the audience up to a frenzy with Gareth

Padgett getting the fans vote for the win. The evening was rounded out by a DJ, the presentations and a fantastic firework display.

In summary, British Supercross is back on the map with plans for more events in 2022 from the Steel Hawk Crew.

Steel Hawk would like to thank everyone who supported, sponsored, rode and marshalled at the event for all of their help and support. The event wouldn’t be possible without them.

All of the results can be found here https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1894049

Pictures by Dave Rich

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