Dan the man at Deepdale! Endurolands Putoline RaceXC Round 1- Race Report, Highlight’s Video & Results
Highlights Edit and Images courtesy of Dizzychoonz
Deepdale the Round One venue, has seen a lot of winter bike action as the club use it exclusively from Dec-March each year under a council agreement. However the team have put in immense hours to keep it in top condition with months of machine work, grading and tree/brush removal over the wet months which paid off with fabulous comments and feedback from everyone that rode.
Boss dropped the flag on the Experts/Clubman Plus start grid at just after 9.30am with Dan Boam back after some time out taking the holeshot and early lead which he kept from flag to flag to take the Expert class and overall win. Ryan Hughes was a minute or so behind to take 2nd, Aaron Bloomfield claimed 3rd. All the top Experts hit 13 laps in the 2 hour race including Tristan Young a couple of minutes adrift .
The Clubman Plus had Kirk Giles take the win with Chris Hill in 2nd around 5 minutes behind, with both on 12 laps –amazingly the only two to finish in the class.
The new 125cc open class had promised a bumper entry that stalled slightly on the day but Finley Thompson proved too much for young Jadyn Giles to take the class win, with Jadyn finishing 2nd, Max Brown in 3rd and Olivia Knight holding her own in 4th place.
All these riders moved up from the superb youth race series from last year and some compete in both the youth and adult races now. Both Finley and Jadyn hit 12 laps.
James Palmer took the clubman win after battling with Ben Key and Chris Bailey who took 2nd and 3rd respectively. All three also hit 13 laps amazingly on par with the front grid pilots.
Michael Ridge just about took the Vets win to pip Darren Bedford by 0.04 of a second and Carl Harmston in 3rd around one lap behind. A great close race right there.
Masters maestro Mick Belcher hammered out 12 laps for a podium top spot followed by Chris Day and Anthony Heatley.
For this season the club have split the sportsman and novice classes and Adam Carter led the way on 11 laps to take the sportsman win. Ross Higgins came in just behind with a minute between them and John Parker took 3rd place.
The Novice and New rider class saw three racers on 11 laps and Dexter Teale came home in 1st with Bryan Moore a couple of minutes behind in 2nd and Ewan Macintyre in 3rd.
The feedback has been amazing and the hard work trackside really paid off.
What a great weekend and with news in that the local authority have agreed to a further event, the club have announced R2 is also to be held at Deepdale ………and why not!
Club raffle -free to the first 100 racers to sign on (100 club) was won by Ryan Hughes.
The beer holeshots awards went to :
Experts/Clubman Plus-Dan Boam
125cc/Clubman Antony Kirby
Vets/Masters Darren Bedford
Sportsman/Novice Simon Marshall
Round Two is being loaded now and will be live shortly on the clubs website http://www.enduroland.co.uk/ Early bird is now until Easter Monday night at 8pm.
Next event Round Two -28th & 29th April with a KADS and track day also.
|2||119||Ryan Hughes •||13||Experts|
|3||56||Aaron Bloomfield •||13||Experts|
|4||4||Tristan Young •||13||Experts|
|5||44||James Palmer •||13||Clubman|
|6||107||Ben Key •||13||Clubman|
|7||312||Chris Bailey •||13||Clubman|
|8||63||Michael Ridge •||13||Vets|
|9||345||Darren Bedford •||13||Vets|
|10||57||Antony Kirby •||12||Clubman|
|11||204||Kirk Giles •||12||Clubman Plus|
|12||233||Carl Harmston •||12||Vets|
|14||306||James Llewellyn •||12||Clubman|
|15||71||Ben Stark •||12||Clubman|
|16||333||Titus Blackwell •||12||Clubman|
|17||918||Joe Pratt •||12||Clubman|
|18||116||Ben Hovell •||12||Clubman|
|19||149||Chris Hill •||12||Clubman Plus|
|20||23||Gary Curtis •||12||Clubman|
|21||327||Mick Belcher •||12||Masters|
|23||444||Adam Brady •||12||Experts|
|24||45||Antony Heatley •||12||Masters|
|25||19||Ross Dover •||12||Masters|
|26||969||Mark Lewis •||12||Vets|
|27||721||Toby Rogers •||12||Clubman|
|28||175||Finley Thompson # •||12||125cc Open|
|29||203||Jadyn Giles # •||12||125cc Open|
|30||126||Alan Emslie •||11||Clubman|
|32||123||Mark Glover •||11||Masters|
|33||222||Ross Higgins •||11||Sportsman|
|34||17||Neil Richardson •||11||Vets|
|35||93||Mark Sanders •||11||Masters|
|36||15||Jason Frieberg •||11||Vets|
|37||174||Simon Wright •||11||Clubman|
|38||989||Morgan Ellis •||11||Clubman|
|39||114||Paul Grewcock •||11||Masters|
|41||501||John Parker •||11||Sportsman|
|42||26||Stephen Randall •||11||Clubman|
|43||77||Darren Hill •||11||Masters|
|45||124||Mick Dyson •||11||Masters|
|46||177||Gary Butler •||11||Sportsman|
|47||321||Dexter Teale •||11||Novice|
|48||130||Adam Townsend •||11||Sportsman|
|49||84||Gregory Frieberg •||11||Masters|
|50||224||Warren Brown •||11||Vets|
|51||33||Steve Grabowski •||11||Vets|
|52||179||Bryan Moore •||11||Novice|
|53||717||William Mallyon •||11||Clubman|
|54||14||Stuart Westcott •||11||Vets|
|55||401||Ewan Macintyre •||11||Novice|
|56||919||Rob Pratt •||11||Masters|
|57||972||Stephen Szmigielski •||10||Sportsman|
|58||69||Stuart Tucker •||10||Novice|
|59||798||Louis Zullo •||10||Clubman|
|60||79||Terry Brian •||10||Novice|
|61||59||Gareth Roberts •||10||Vets|
|62||95||William Gorringe •||10||Sportsman|
|63||46||Dominic Barnes •||10||Novice|
|64||68||Eddie Craker •||10||Clubman|
|65||217||Michael Schumann-Pratt •||10||Clubman|
|67||902||Shaun Parker •||10||Novice|
|68||187||Ricky Widdowson •||10||Masters|
|69||181||Matt Orton •||10||Vets|
|70||36||Simon Buckley •||10||Vets|
|71||53||Mark Lockhart •||10||Sportsman|
|73||22||Max Brown #•||9||125cc Open|
|74||118||Andy Ball •||9||Sportsman|
|75||278||Nick Connolly •||9||Novice|
|76||92||Robert Seviour •||9||Novice|
|77||139||Joe Barnes •||8||Novice|
|78||428||Jamie Smith •||8||Sportsman|
|79||109||Gary Ramsall •||8||Masters|
|80||604||Olivia Knight #||8||125cc Open|
|81||551||Joel Mcwhinney •||8||Novice|
|82||420||Carey Bennett •||8||Novice|
|84||20||Paul Prior •||8||Novice|
|85||848||Kelvin Burrows •||8||Clubman|
|86||61||Christopher Lunnon •||8||Novice|
|87||82||Andy Kirby •||7||Novice|
|90||414||Nick Alterskye •||7||Novice|
|91||137||Glen Richardson •||7||Novice|
|92||161||Mark Jones •||6||Novice|
|93||339||Lee Pullen •||6||Novice|
|94||502||Simon Marshall •||5||Sportsman|
|95||999||Neil Burrows •||5||Clubman|
|96||39||Matthew Roach •||2||Sportsman|