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Edge of Season! Edge Offroad Protect My Income XC Championships Round 1 – Race Report & Results
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Edge of Season! Edge Offroad Protect My Income XC Championships Round 1 – Race Report & Results

by adminMarch 15, 2018

The new Protect My Income Cross Country Championship season started for Edge Offroad on Sunday at the vast Kirton Offroad Centre, near Scunthorpe. With the weather yet again playing its part in the proceedings on the Saturday, it didn’t stop anyone wanting to get the event under way.

Report by Phoenix Media – Images Courtesy of CH Images

The Kids got going at 8.30am for a full 1.5 hour duration of riding. Tobias Stansfield has decided to follow in his big brothers footsteps and managed to grab himself a third place position in the Junior class, he was absolutely over the moon and really did choose a tough event to start out on. In second place was young Ailbe Oconnell and the winner in the Junior class was on fire Harry Walker – Harry kept it cool all race, used his head and didn’t crash

Junior Winner Harry Walker

once, a huge achievement from such a young lad! Tobias’ older brother Hayden Stansfield has moved up to Youth B this season and did awesome taking third spot home with him. Edge rider Jak Heaney, returning from knee surgery, has also moved up to Youth B this season, didn’t enjoy his day, but secured second spot, so not a bad day at the office considering! Young Eurotek/Scott sponsored rider John Stanley easily took the first place trophy home with him in Youth B. Frank Skilling secured third place in the Youth A class, with Edge rider Alex Leadbetter chuffed with his second spot and Fast Eddy man Adam James had an easy win in the Youth A’s. A special mention must go to Kennie Brierley – Kennie managed to get round the whole Youth course on his little 50 Auto and take the win in the newly formed Autos class. Well done to all the Youth riders for taking

Alex Leadbetter – Youth A Runner up

part in such wet conditions!

Track alterations then took place before the main AM event got going. Making sure the Kids loop was well and truly closed off and all tape marking in place, the huge entry got underway just after 10.30am from the MX start line. It was a great way to get into the Enduro side of the massive but very wet quarry. It set the riders off to a flying start! A full two hours of riding took place and it was obvious how much hard work had gone into this event from the Edge crew. No corners being cut what so ever, and the course running fantastic for everyone. The Edge crew managed to put on a 4 mile course, with a mix of new sections and then the woodland, which due to the weather conditions, made it tricky with it being off camber.

James Wardingley took

Josh Hornshaw

the Novice win, on 8 laps, with Matt Holmes in second on the same laps and Michael Morris in third a lap down. Edge rider Jade Gordon came back from “maternity leave” and took an awesome win in the Ladies class on 7 laps, 9 minutes up on second spot Molly Howe, who also finished on 7 laps. Andy Dean had an awesome ride out winning the Over 50 class from Andrew Maben in second and Justin Carter rounded out the Over 50 class with a great third place finish, all on 8 laps. Rich Cookland secured himself a good win in the Sportsman Vets class, from his rival Mark Cockfield in second place and Simon Nutter took third place home with him, all finishing on 8 laps. William Wolforth managed to win the Sportsman class, coming in a minute in front of Nick Manger in second, both on 9 laps, and Jake Gregory rounded out the podium with a fine third position on 8 laps.

Simon Nutter

Once the AM event was finished, the Edge marshals did any track repairs there was to be done, and then the PM lads were ready for the off. Gav Houson got the holeshot in the newly formed Premier class but crashed and got back to it in about 5th place! Edge team rider Joe Deakin took a tumble in the woodland and Will Hoare following suit, Luke Flack got out in front on his new Acklams Beta for a couple of laps. Lee Sampson pulled off due to tearing stomach muscles, not even crashing! Will Hoare on his Craigs Husky managed to get passed Flacky on the third lap and got away from the group. Young Flacky pulled off after three laps, not enjoying the wet conditions. After pitting Joe Deakin went up a gear and checked out from the rest of the group and took the win after the 2 hour mark followed in by Will Hoare 3 minutes down and Gav Houson in third, all on 11 laps.

Dan Leadbetter

The Expert class saw a good turnout of riders – Henry Moorhouse took the win from Eurotek rider Joe Westgarth and Ben Allison in third all finishing on 10 laps. The PM Vets also had a great turn out with Mark Houson taking the win from Edge regular Alex Owen in second both finishing on 10 laps and Lee Stansfield in third on 9 laps. Dawson Marriott had a storming ride on his Gas Gas UK sponsored bike taking the win in the Clubman class on 10 laps. Tommy Grimmer wiped out on the first corner but managed to pull it back and take a secure second spot home after a gruelling 2 hours and Ben Key took third – both finishing on 9 laps.

Due to someone riding through the tape early on in the PM event, taking some of the riders on a merry dance around

Andy Harvey

the Kids lap, therefore cutting between 1-2 minutes per lap out of the actual track, it needs to be said that all riders need to follow track marking, signs and arrows.

A massive thanks to all the Edge Marshals, Chris Hudson from CH-Images, J.W. Forsyth Photography, all the staff from KORC, but mainly all the riders and their families for making the first Protect My Income Championship event of the 2018 season a success. Not only was it Mothers Day but they were really hard conditions out on the track, and the Edge crew really appreciate your continued support.

Next event is the 2 Day Practice Weekend at Frickley Offroad Centre on Saturday and Sunday March 24th and 25th.

AM Start line

Camping from Friday night – all details on the website for booking in www.edgeoffroad.events and Event Mobile is 07557 447084.

The next round of the Protect My Income Championship is on Sunday April 1st at the awesome White Horse XC venue near Kilburn, entries are also open for this on the website and are already over half full. With it being Easter weekend, camping is available again from the Friday night, and we will be organising an East Egg Hunt for all the kids! So please let us know if you are planning on coming.

Results

Position Number Rider Name Class Laps
1 23 Kennie Brierley Autos 5
1 Thomas Mcguinn Autos DNF
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps
1 25 Harry Walker Junior 10
2 9 Ailbe Oconnell Junior 8
3 543 Tobias Stansfield Junior 7
4 122 Charlie Page Junior 7
5 44 Connor Gulbrandsen Junior 5
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps
1 11 Adam James Youth A 15
2 20 Alex Leadbetter Youth A 14
3 211 Frank Skillin Youth A 13
4 12 Tom Slater Youth A 13
5 99 Cory Cookland Youth A 12
6 55 George Taylor Youth A 12
7 5 Shamus Pashley Youth A 11
8 129 Thomas Simpson Youth A 10
9 3 Emily Tropman Youth A 9
13 Brandon Burns Youth A NS
29 Izzy Skillin Youth A NS
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps
1 111 John Stanley Youth B 14
2 4 Jak Heaney Youth B 12
3 345 Hayden Stansfield Youth B 12
4 120 Jack Sandford Youth B 11
15 Elliot Norton Youth B DNF
36 Billy Rippon Youth B NS
131 Cristina Palmer Youth B NS
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps
1 15 James Wardingley Novice 8
2 70 Matt Holmes Novice 8
3 231 Michael Morris Novice 7
4 184 Matthew Blackburn Novice 7
5 174 Liam Armstrong Novice 7
6 18 Ben Leighton Novice 7
7 601 Neil Jacklin Novice 7
8 79 Chris Juggins Novice 6
9 73 Paul Withers Novice 6
10 142 Ryan Holmes Novice 6
11 51 Alex Gregory Novice 6
12 955 Lee Dollimore Novice 6
13 192 Ryan Houseman Novice 6
14 614 Blake Waistell Novice 5
15 241 Reece Gregory Novice 5
16 61 Lola Stacey-Jones Novice 5
17 144 Will Banks Novice 5
18 164 Phil Liddle Novice 5
19 81 Tony Pearson Novice 5
20 43 James Riddler Novice 4
21 59 Daniel Allan Novice 4
22 450 Ben Jenkinson Novice 4
23 151 Michael Whitmill Novice 4
24 136 Andrew Holmes Novice 4
25 21 David Hill Novice 2
147 Stevie Fitzsimmons Novice DNF
175 Liam Clarke Novice DNF
1 Steven Glass Novice DNF
185 Charlie Nelson Novice DNF
96 Will Nearn Novice DNF
187 Jamie Greenham Novice DNF
11 Ollie Cousins Novice DNF
55 Ben Horsley Novice DNF
777 Andy Blyth Novice DNF
34 Robert Holmes Novice DNF
44 Calumn Riddler Novice DNF
133 Lee Anderton Novice DNF
88 Tony Harvey Novice DNF
666 Michael Owen Novice DNF
172 Gary Dowd Novice DNF
180 Andrew Dowd Novice DNF
7 Finlay Horsley Novice NS
23 Derek Gulbrandsen Novice NS
101 Stephen Halliwell Novice NS
123 David Marwood Novice NS
300 Matthew Nightingale Novice NS
304 David Farrow Novice NS
444 Nigel Beckley Novice NS
514 Chris Dillon Novice NS
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps
1 35 Jade Gordon Ladies 7
2 49 Molly Howe Ladies 7
122 Brook Johnson Ladies DNF
93 Rebekah Howe Ladies DNF
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps
1 128 William Wolforth Sportsman 9
2 168 Nick Manger Sportsman 9
3 92 Jake Gregory Sportsman 8
4 281 Lee Crookes Sportsman 8
5 166 Josh Gilroy Sportsman 8
6 22 Steve Butterfield Sportsman 8
7 76 Andrew Howe Sportsman 8
8 137 James Marwood Sportsman 8
9 159 Jonny Balfour Sportsman 8
10 36 Scott Booth Sportsman 8
11 12 Mike Taylor Sportsman 8
12 555 Jordan Maxwell Sportsman 8
13 37 Phil Thompson Sportsman 8
14 167 Jake Sheppard Sportsman 8
15 84 Liam Ryde Sportsman 8
16 210 Ben Cookson Sportsman 8
17 619 Steven Buckthorpe Sportsman 7
18 571 Dominic Hindle Sportsman 7
19 87 Richard Elliott Sportsman 7
20 126 Dave Bellamey Sportsman 7
21 118 Liam Crisp Sportsman 7
22 489 Harrison Utley Sportsman 7
23 67 Levi Walters Sportsman 7
24 139 Bren Simpson Sportsman 7
25 361 Chris Peirson Sportsman 7
26 103 Nick Atkinson Sportsman 7
27 83 Chris Gowland Sportsman 7
28 199 Michael Mcguinn Sportsman 7
29 190 Elliot Heatherington Sportsman 6
30 45 David Weston Sportsman 6
31 125 Ricky Rutherford Sportsman 6
32 196 Carl Howes Sportsman 6
33 222 James Thompson Sportsman 6
34 24 Daniel Hill Sportsman 6
35 30 Chris Rothwell Sportsman 6
36 545 Jake Smith Sportsman 4
37 722 Kris Farrar Sportsman 3
38 195 Richard Harris Sportsman 3
28 Max Dent Sportsman DNF
169 Ricky Downs Sportsman DNF
189 Billy Lumb Sportsman DNF
119 Will Howe Sportsman DNF
327 Dale Harvey Sportsman DNF
194 Peter Kaye Sportsman DNF
17 Richard Holdsworth Sportsman DNF
95 Dan Hart Sportsman DNF
4 Keiron Leith Sportsman NS
25 Josh Andrews Sportsman NS
29 Paul Adams Sportsman NS
41 Tom Simpson Sportsman NS
74 Kile Laidler Sportsman NS
86 Gary Adams Sportsman NS
121 Scott Campbell Sportsman NS
163 Joel Foster Sportsman NS
193 Joe Heatherington Sportsman NS
347 Ashley Harris Sportsman NS
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps
1 65 Andy Dean Over 50’s 8
2 200 Andrew Maben Over 50’s 8
3 901 Justin Carter Over 50’s 8
4 141 Nigel Fox Over 50’s 7
5 39 Simon Challoner Over 50’s 7
6 226 Steve Howes Over 50’s 7
7 171 Gary Court Over 50’s 7
8 143 Tim Howe Over 50’s 7
9 149 Bill Howe Over 50’s 7
10 5 Mark Wardingley Over 50’s 6
11 31 Steve Kemp Over 50’s 6
12 310 Steve Johnson Over 50’s 6
13 112 Nigel Mackenzie Over 50’s 6
14 16 Michael Houseman Over 50’s 5
15 63 Richard Holmes Over 50’s DNF
2 Adrian Horsley Over 50’s NS
60 Andy Taylor Over 50’s NS
173 Philip Cauley Over 50’s NS
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps
1 94 Rich Cookland Sportsman Vets 8
2 14 Mark Gockfield Sportsman Vets 8
3 8 Simon Nutter Sportsman Vets 8
4 221 Shaun James Sportsman Vets 7
5 198 Tim Reynolds Sportsman Vets 7
6 10 Nic Boll Sportsman Vets 7
7 303 Dale Jones Sportsman Vets 7
8 47 Lee Hutsby Sportsman Vets 7
9 160 David Barrett Sportsman Vets 7
10 3 Leslie Pole Sportsman Vets 7
11 333 Andrew Brook Sportsman Vets 7
12 401 Dan Coucom Sportsman Vets 6
13 42 Darren Bailey Sportsman Vets 6
14 177 Scott Cocker Sportsman Vets 6
15 285 Stephen Dungworth Sportsman Vets 6
16 138 Stuart Smith Sportsman Vets 4
188 Jason Clarke Sportsman Vets NS
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps
1 66 Dawson Marriott Clubman 10
2 33 Tommy Grimmer Clubman 9
3 107 Ben Key Clubman 9
4 197 Josh Hornshaw Clubman 9
5 4 Jacob James Clubman 9
6 621 Jordan Jones Clubman 9
7 28 Ricky Pearson Clubman 9
8 534 Toby Flack Clubman 8
9 454 James Halliwell Clubman 8
10 56 Cameron McCann Clubman 8
11 48 Raife Macdonald Clubman 8
12 213 Simon Hamilton Clubman 8
13 90 Andy Bywater Clubman 8
14 74 Josh Atkinson Clubman 8
15 367 Dan Leadbetter Clubman 8
16 20 Rosie Rowett Clubman 7
17 98 Billy Steinman Clubman 7
18 411 Sam Gregory Clubman 7
637 Chris Davis Clubman DNF
111 Nathan Smith Clubman DNF
19 Joe Allison Clubman DNF
217 Tom Baron Clubman DNF
8 Bren Whittle Clubman NS
146 Danny Gagg Clubman NS
224 Paul Baxter Clubman NS
537 Sam Followell Clubman NS
901 Jason Hirst Clubman NS
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps
1 171 Mark Houson PM Vets 10
2 1 Alex Owen PM Vets 10
3 36 Lee Stansfield PM Vets 9
4 117 David Haith PM Vets 9
5 169 Andy Harvey PM Vets 9
6 27 Kevin Cowie PM Vets 9
7 72 Scott Morse PM Vets 9
8 299 Dean Johnson PM Vets 8
9 9 Paul Westgarth PM Vets 8
10 181 Lee Parry PM Vets 8
11 5 Trevor Harvey PM Vets 8
3 Mark Raynor PM Vets DNF
77 Lee Depledge PM Vets DNF
130 Nick Barrow PM Vets DNF
18 Ricky Tropman PM Vets DNF
109 Andy Granger PM Vets DNF
7 Andrew Hornshaw PM Vets NS
24 Rick Du-Feu PM Vets NS
54 Bob Followell PM Vets NS
100 Daz Skillin PM Vets NS
158 Anthony Cooper PM Vets NS
971 John Steeples PM Vets NS
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps
1 170 Henry Moorhouse Expert 10
2 30 Joe Westgarth Expert 10
3 91 Ben Allison Expert 10
4 29 Liam Radcliffe Expert 10
5 81 David Dudley Expert 9
6 279 Luke Owen Expert 9
7 49 Connor Bolsover Expert 9
8 23 Cole Cockland Expert 9
9 132 Josh Haith Expert 9
10 44 James Jackson Expert 9
11 201 Ben Hamilton Expert 9
12 225 Thomas Tennant Expert 9
13 154 James Allen Expert 8
363 Josh Bailey Expert DNF
129 Wil Westgarth Expert DNF
13 Ryan Patrick Expert DNF
259 Ben Martindale Expert DNF
144 Jamie Dilworth Expert DNF
53 Chris Raynor Expert DNF
14 Matt Silvester Expert NS
39 Tom Widd Expert NS
156 Ryan Burton Expert NS
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps
1 94 Joe Deakin Premier 11
2 80 Will Houre Premier 11
3 12 Gav Houson Premier 11
15 Sam Ludgate Premier DNF
11 Ben Thomson Premier DNF
10 Luke Flack Premier DNF
127 Lee Sampson Premier DNF
6 Damo Butler Premier NS