Cracking Jack! Mud, Sweat & Gears Enduro – Race Report & Results
The weather didn’t play ball although the frosty mornings leading up to the event gave the team some hope of getting the conditions they wanted, the heavy rain however had other plans.
Images and Highlights by Steve Buck aka Dizzychoonz
Deepdale is a venue that will run in most weathers and it needed to cope with two races and a huge practice day over the weekend. All ran ….it wasn’t always pretty, but the schedule was kept regardless.
First up on Saturday was the kids/youth race with lots of new faces but a surprisingly low turnout of youth club regulars and the entry was down considerably on last year’s event even though pre season registration for 2018 is at a record high.
The youth had two hours this year and the higher percentage of mx based riders did actually thrive in the moist conditions as most of the fast kids can certainly twist them throttles. A very impressive performance by all the kids/youth involved.
The auto class was withdrawn due to the wetter than planned conditions and the sand so it was just the 65cc, 85cc SW and BW and one gutsy 125cc pilot that took to the start grids. The Average lap for the fast kids was 11 minutes.
Top rider was Harvey Cashmore from Surrey with a cracking 11 laps taking the overall and 85cc BW title.
2nd in 85cc BW was Zac Ward from Cirencester who also had recent success at the clubs Tough Guy event a few weeks previous. Zac also hit 11 laps and was just under 5 minutes behind Harvey. Somersets Brandon Date took 3rd in the BW and 3rd overall.
Young Henry Life all the way from Totnes took the SW class with Carter Brown also travelling up from Somerset in 2nd. Club regular John Stanley from Waterlooville was 3rd.
Jamie Kuehn hit 9 laps to take the 65cc win, with Lutons Harry Jarvis in 2nd and Drew Stock from Northampton in 3rd.
The only 125cc entry was Olivia Knight all the way from Nottingham, who pounded out a superb 9 laps.
A huge well done to all the young guns in very testing conditions and your awards should be with the club shortly so keep an eye out for any announcements on Endurolands social media pages.
Almost immediately after the youth race flag the adult 3 hour H&H race start grid started filling down in the awesome sandbowl amphitheatre. Due to the weather a smaller section of the sandbowl was used with a two lane tiered start straight adding to the drama.
The race as always hit treble figures and Jack Ditchfield (Ormskirk) led from start to finish, giving him the overall and Clubman plus/ Expert win. Jack not only will receive the cracking MSG award but also now qualifies for 7 free race entries to the clubs 2018 race series.
Just missing out on 2nd overall but achieving second in the Clubman plus/Experts was Tim Hammond based in Milton Keynes. In 3rd was Hertfordshire rider Jordan Tuffy and 4th overall.
The ride of the day undoubtedly went to Cannocks James Palmer with a fabulous 2nd overall and Clubman Winner. James can hit up his 7 free entries if he races Clubman in 2018 with RaceXC. 2nd in the Clubman was Kents Steve Mercer more noted for his roadbike skills, a great result for Steve. Northamptons Antony Kirby took 3rd with 16 laps.
Powerhouse Dangerous Darren Bedford also had a good day at the office with 17 laps and the vets win. Carl Harmston was 2nd and Aylesburys Toby Hall in 3rd both also on 17 laps.
Masters maestro and all round legend Mick Belcher yet again took the win and another ‘free’ race season with the club. So Leicestershires likely lad went home beaming! Martin Walker from Hockley took 2nd place with 15 laps and club regular Antony Heatley took 3rd.
The new 125cc Open class was hotly contested and Northamptons James Thompson smashed 14 laps for the win. Charlie Sellick took a break from MX and also hit 14 laps and a great 2nd place. Luke Stratton took 3rd and a special mention to 125cc rookie Jadyn Giles in 4th with a credible 9 laps.
The Sportsman /Novice saw a new winner and well deserved 1st place to Ross Higgins who was over the moon with his debut win. James Edwards from Wickford took 2nd with fellow Wickford rider Terry Lewis in 3rd all on 15 laps.
A very testing weekend for all involved and a big well done and thank you to everyone that made the event happen.
|1||10||Harvey Cashmore(surrey)||11||85cc BW|
|2||2||Zac Ward(cirencester)||11||85cc BW|
|3||101||Brandon Date(somerset)||11||85cc BW|
|4||8||Henry Life(totnes)||11||85cc Sw|
|5||84||Archie Date(somerset)||10||85cc BW|
|6||311||Joe Cornelius(northampton)||10||85cc BW|
|7||146||Carter Brown(somerset)||10||85cc Sw|
|8||1||John Stanley(waterlooville)||10||85cc Sw|
|9||544||Tyler Etheridge(northampton)||10||85cc BW|
|10||46||Jamie Kuehn(hemel Hempstead)||9||65cc|
|11||115||Harvey Ward(cirencester)||9||85cc BW|
|12||199||Josh Knight(notts)||9||85cc Sw|
|13||204||Olivia Knight(notts)||9||125cc Youth|
|15||25||Evan Brown(sudbury)||8||85cc BW|
|16||40||Toby Hatfield(farley Hill)||8||85cc BW|
|18||4||Max Mcgilley (bedfordshire)||8||85cc BW|
|19||445||Robert Adams(olney)||8||85cc BW|
|22||33||Kit Szabo(hailsham)||2||85cc Sw|