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Cracking Jack! Mud, Sweat & Gears Enduro – Race Report & Results
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Cracking Jack! Mud, Sweat & Gears Enduro – Race Report & Results

by adminJanuary 2, 2018

Mud,Sweat & Gears finally got underway at 9.30am Saturday 30th December 2017.

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The auto class was withdrawn due to the wetter than planned conditions and the sand so it was just the 65cc, 85cc SW and BW and one gutsy 125cc pilot that took to the start grids.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.

Results

Pos No Name Group Laps
1 190 Jack Ditchfield (ormskirk) Clubman Plus/Experts 19
2 44 James Palmer(cannock) Clubman 18
3 1 Tim Hammond(milton Keynes) Clubman Plus/Experts 18
4 332 Jordon Tuffey(bushey) Clubman Plus/Experts 17
5 345 Darren Bedford(stamford) Vets 17
6 85 Dan Smith(st Neots) Clubman Plus/Experts 17
7 111 Steve Mercer(maidstone) Clubman 17
8 233 Carl Harmston(northampton) Vets 17
9 500 Toby Hall(aylesbury) Vets 17
10 20 Gary Mccoy(devon) Vets 17
11 133 Todd Ritchie(tempsford) Clubman Plus/Experts 17
12 204 Kirk Giles(swindon) Clubman Plus/Experts 16
13 57 Antony Kirby(northampton) Clubman 16
14 51 Mark Green(sudbury) Vets 16
15 199 Luke Evans(ragdale) Clubman 16
16 97 Paul Burn(milton Keynes) Clubman Plus/Experts 16
17 2 Amos Rowell(bluntisham) Clubman 16
18 22 Tom Reed(hampshire) Clubman 16
19 117 Joe Golding(crick) Clubman Plus/Experts 16
20 918 Joe Pratt(kent) Clubman 16
21 312 Chris Bailey(northampton) Clubman 16
22 149 Chris Hill(leicester) Clubman 16
23 222 Ross Higgins(aylesbury) Sportsman 15
24 5 James Edwards(wickford) Sportsman 15
25 24 Terry Lewis(wickford) Sportsman 15
26 537 Sam Shook(earith) Clubman 15
27 327 Mick Belcher(leicester) Masters 15
28 178 Dean Hancox(hinkley) Clubman 15
29 56 Aaron Bloomfield(kent) Experts 15
30 95 Martin Walker(hockley) Masters 15
31 45 Antony Heatley(rugby) Masters 15
32 40 Anthony Onash(silsoe) Vets 15
33 58 Sebastien Kelly(wickford) Sportsman 15
34 99 James Palmer(leicestershire) Clubman 14
35 10 James Thompson(northampton) 125cc Open 14
36 77 Darren Hill(leicester) Masters 14
37 126 Jack Kew(royston) Clubman 14
38 219 Matt Cooper(milton Keynes) Vets 14
39 27 Glen Elden Masters 14
40 17 Neil Richardson(milton Keynes) Vets 14
41 181 Charlie Sellick(northampton) 125cc Open 14
42 230 Rob Simpson(barwell) Clubman 13
43 298 James Gill(huntingdon) Clubman 13
44 114 Paul Grewcock(leicester) Masters 13
45 46 Tom Morris(kenninghall) Clubman 13
46 34 Mick Parsons(winslow) Masters 13
47 3 Lee Durrant(blackwater) Sportsman 13
48 15 Jake Szabo(hailsham) Experts 12
49 418 Andy Mackinder(horncastle) Vets 12
50 210 Nick Matthews(buckingham) Clubman 12
51 130 Adam Townsend(northampton) Sportsman 12
52 486 Luke Stratton(northampton) 125cc Open 12
53 919 Rob Pratt(kent) Masters 11
54 221 Garth Meyer(west End) Sportsman 11
55 122 Jez Sheehan(aylesbury) Sportsman 11
56 157 Steve Jenson Clubman 11
57 195 Jack Janes(gamlingay) Clubman 11
58 53 Mark Lockhart(herne Bay) Sportsman 11
59 7 Michael Wyatt(bressingham) Vets 10
60 251 Andy Taylor(leicester) Masters 10
61 55 Kieran Day(kent) Clubman 10
62 536 Michael Shook(earith) Masters 10
63 21 Paul Langridge(wickford) Sportsman 10
64 703 Luke Purdham(worcestershire) Sportsman 10
65 6 Chris Honeywell(devon) Clubman Plus/Experts 9
66 171 Andrew Bowley(ragdale) Sportsman 8
67 203 Jadyn Giles(swindon) 125cc Open 9
68 719 Ricky Fisk(bourn) Clubman 8
69 451 James Neville(kings Norton) Sportsman 6
70 86 Adam Patrick(horncastle) Sportsman 6
71 747 Geoff Taylor(tamworth) Clubman 5
72 511 George Adams(olney) Clubman 5
73 917 Neil Mcreynolds(buckingham) Clubman 5
74 550 Sean Parsons(winslow) Clubman 5
75 174 Colin Ridgeway(finedon) Clubman Plus/Experts 3
76 109 Marc Gordon(yardley Gobien) Clubman Plus/Experts 2
77 78 Carl Squire(banbury) Sportsman 2

Youth Results

Pos No Name Laps Group
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
14 88 Harry Jarvis(luton) 9 65cc
15 25 Evan Brown(sudbury) 8 85cc BW
16 40 Toby Hatfield(farley Hill) 8 85cc BW
17 18 Drew Stock(northampton) 8 65cc
18 4 Max Mcgilley (bedfordshire) 8 85cc BW
19 445 Robert Adams(olney) 8 85cc BW
20 44 Harley Platt(lidlington) 7 65cc
21 141 Paul Higman(northampton) 4 65cc
22 33 Kit Szabo(hailsham) 2 85cc Sw
23 158 Kieran Maunder(havant) 1 65cc