In the Carl Cox Motorsport Cup, Jesse Stroud continued to hold advantage on the Ninja’s, but Zak Fuller and Hamish Fox were right there. With three rounds remaining in the Cup – who will do two additional rounds in early 2020 – the 400cc class is wide open.
Likewise for the Hyosungs, Loren May has a similar ‘five‐from‐six’ tally as Stroud, but he himself faces a stern challenge in the form of Justin Reid and Josh Augustine. There is plenty to come here.
Senior saw several National competitors take to the circuit, with Daniel Mettam, Sloan Frost and Jayden Carrick offering a teaser for the coming Superbike summer. Adam Chambers did likewise in Supersport 600.
Mark Halls and Darren Prentis are now six‐from‐six in the sidecars, and it was encouraging to see additional sidecar entries in the lead‐in to the Suzuki Series, with a healthy grid of nine.
Intermediates always entertain and Steve Bridge spent all day battling with Ben Rosendaal and Matt Dunlop. With the giant‐killing Moto 3 Honda of Chris Malcolm just a handful of seconds back.
The diversity of Superlites – running cross‐entry 400 Kawasakis, mixed with ProTwin 650’s and the 125 2‐Strokes – is a recipe for good racing.
Juniors though has a problem of sorts – in as much as Nathanael Diprose is so difficult to rein in.
A storming charge in race one saw him blitz the field by 29 seconds.
Luca Durning was best of the rest, while Darrick Kattenberg showed his class also.
And encouraging to see the Gixxers joining the Junior grid, with Billee Fuller leading the points on her 150cc Suzuki.
Highlight of a healthy field of Post‐Classics was Ken Ferguson in Pre‐89 Senior. Running a 1989 Suzuki GSXR1100, Ferguson heads the points for that class; six‐from‐six so far this season.
While in Clubman it is delightful to see Hayden Kinmont aboard his KTM 390. A long‐serving volunteer flag marshal with AMCC and other Clubs, Kinmont is experiencing life on the other side of the armco this season, and is flying the flag in Clubman Junior.
Round Three – the double‐points Final Round of the AMCC Club Series – is coming up at Hampton Downs on Sunday, November 17.
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2019‐2020 AMCC Club Series Points: (After ROUND TWO of Three)
Points – Senior: SUPERBIKE (Pirelli)
75 Travis Moan
70 Sloan Frost
52 Jayden Carrick
Points – Senior: SUPERSPORT 600 (Pirelli)
75 Robbie Stokes
75 Adam Chambers
45 Tyler Brown
Points – Senior: SUPERSTOCK 1000 (Pirelli)
150 Jonathan Skyrme
Points – Intermediate: SUPERLITE (Castrol)
122 Nick Olson
107 Jesse Stroud
76 Vaughan Simmonds
Points – Intermediate: PRO TWIN 650 (Castrol)
150 Ben Rosendaal
102 Phillip Munt
90 Jarad Horn
Points – Intermediate: 125ccGP (Castrol)
150 Chris Malcolm
40 Brodie Jones
Points – Junior: SUPERSPORT 300 (Metzeler / Muc‐Off)
150 Nathanael Diprose
108 Shaun Parker
74 Des Berghan
Points – Junior: 250 PRO LITE (Metzeler / Muc‐Off)
102 Sean White
102 Chris Smith
110 Loren May
Points – Junior: F4, F5, GIXXER 150 (Metzeler / Muc‐Off)
150 Billee Fuller
60 Corey Field
Points – PRE 82 SENIOR (Motomail NZ)
75 Matt Ineson
75 Russell Barker
60 Brian Deadman
Points – PRE 82 JUNIOR (Motomail NZ)
135 Guy Webster
88 Hadleigh Thomson
75 Phil Oades
Points – PRE 89 F1 (Motomail NZ)
150 Ken Ferguson
100 Rick Van Velzen
68 Trevor Rollinson
Points – PRE 89 F3 (Motomail NZ)
75 Rory Garvey
50 Richard Ford
Points – PRE 95 F2 (Motomail NZ)
70 Graham Moorhead
52 Dave Freeman
50 Paul Pavletich
Points – PRE 95 F3 (Motomail NZ)
125 Chris Malcolm
108 Nick Olson
61 Peter van Yzendoorn
Points – SIDECARS (Road Guide / Arai / Michelen)
150 Mark Halls / Darren Prentis
100 Bryce Rickard / Callum Innes
60 Spike Taylor / Graham Wilkinson
Points – CLUBMAN SENIOR (Counties Honda)
102 Ross Tucker
95 Vaughan Hanna
93 Leixiang Zhu
Points – CLUBMAN JUNIOR (Counties Honda)
115 Hayden Kinmont
50 Anthony Young
Points – NINJA CUP: (Carl Cox Motorsport) After Round Two of Five
447 Jesse Stroud
404 Zak Fuller
343 Hamish Fox
Points – HYOSUNG CUP: (Carl Cox Motorsport) After Round Two of Five
443 Loren May
407 Justin Reid
351 Josh Augustine
The 2019‐2020 Series is organised and promoted by the Auckland Motorcycle Club – who acknowledge all our valuable partners: Carl Cox Motorsport, Castrol, Counties Honda, Forbes & Davies, Levels Ltd, Motomail, MTF Finance and Northern Accessories – along with MX Timing and CTAS Live.
Calendar – 2019‐2020 AMCC Club Series:
Rd 1 22nd September, 2019
Rd 2 20th October, 2019
Rd 3 17th November, 2019