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Edge Offroad Championship – Round 1 Race Report and Results

by adminFebruary 16, 2017

The Championship season started on Sunday for new club, Edge Offroad, at the awesome Kirton Offroad Centre, near Scunthorpe. With the weather yet again playing its part in the proceedings, everybody was eager to get the event under way.

The days main event started off around what is known as The Beach section on the 450 acre quarry. The course in this area is very much special test type going. It set the riders off to a flying start! A full two hours of riding took place for the first man home. The last man over the line getting in a full 2 hours and 33 minutes! In harsh, baltic conditions with a wind chill of minus 5, with lap times no less than 17 minutes for everyone, just shows how much hard work had gone into the first Championship event for Edge Offroad. No corners being cut whatsoever, and the course running fantastic for everyone. The Edge crew managed to put on a awesome 7 mile course, with lots of new sections including a woodland, which due to the weather conditions, made it tricky with it being off camber.

Steven Buckthorpe took the Novice win, a lap up on his competitors, David Dobson took a fine second place with a seven minute lead over third place, Jason Hogg. A special mention must go to Brook Johnson, winner of the Ladies class. 15 year old Brook fought her way around the 7 mile loop on her 85cc bike, tallying up 4 laps to take the win, a massive well done from everybody at Edge Offroad! Edge team rider Jade Gordon suffered two big crashes and was wise to call it a day.

New member Andy Jackson had an awesome ride our winning the Over 50 class from Nigel Fox. Nige was returning from an horrific 2016 injury whereby he lost two fingers, but after intense operations and treatment, he had been given the all clear last week to ride again. No better place than with Edge Offroad! Gary Court rounded out the Over 50 class with a great third place finish. Mark Cockfield secured himself a good win in the Sportsman Vets class, from his rival Jules Croft, both tallying 6 laps. Darren Bailey, not ridden since August, made a good start to the championship, getting himself some points with a fine third place.

Mark Turkington managed to win the Sportsman class, coming in just in front of the young Harry Connor, first podium in the Sportsman class for Harry. LEC rider Jody Stewart rounded out the podium with a fine third position. With the course being so long, and having the morning riders still coming in to the finish half an hour after the flag had gone out, it delayed the start of the afternoon event.

Once the AM event was finished, there was no waiting around. Clubman Vets winner, Ricky Tropman, had a great win on seven laps, followed by Jeremy Mold and then Andrew Sykes. MX rider Kyle Lapper took the Clubman win from youngster Luke Owen, with Edge Offroad team rider Reece Pickersgill having his first outing in the Clubman class and finishing an honest third place, all with a seven lap telly. Alex Owen and RG Racing rider, Mark Raynor, rode their socks off in the Expert Vets class. Alex, returning from a bad knee injury, but having studied the course on Saturday, managed to take the win from hardened enduro rider Mark.

The Experts got off to a flying start, with local lad Tom Widd riding out at his home track taking the overall win of the day, with a six minute lead on Jack Ditchfield, both on the same eight lap tally, and rounding out the podium was Stuart Waterhouse – great battles had throughout the day with all of the classes, and was fantastic to watch.

The second Championship event is on March 12th at Frickley Offroad Centre, near Pontefract, WF9 2ND. This will yet again be a new, long course, with a different parking area on the top, which will be ideal for all the days activities. Entries are now open for this, with a 3 race format, to cover all classes throughout the day. Event mobile 07557 447084. New website coming soon, www.edgeoffroad.events.

The club would like to thank everybody that helped out before and during the event – without people like you, events wouldn’t happen, you know who you are!

Images courtesy of Matthew Rudd Photography

The Full Results are below:

Position Rider No Rider Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 619 Steven Buckthorpe Novice 02:10:20:786 6
2 102 David Dobson Novice 02:08:36:466 5
3 321 Jason Hogg Novice 02:15:24:432 5
4 178 Lee Haug Novice 02:15:31:953 5
5 133 Craig Lake Novice 02:15:55:727 5
6 668 Paul Mitchell Novice 02:21:21:796 5
7 62 Paul Adams Novice 02:00:50:756 4
8 115 Peter Longden Novice 02:01:04:115 4
9 777 Gary Middleton Novice 02:01:22:892 4
10 323 Louis Yates Novice 02:08:31:488 4
11 134 Daniel Hill Novice 02:18:11:993 4
12 212 Chris Taylor Novice 02:00:53:810 3
13 46 Alfie Brash Novice 02:11:13:762 3
14 81 Joe Elliot Novice 02:33:12:117 3
15 50 Mick Lee Novice 02:33:18:427 3
173 Ash Allan Novice 01:41:30:538 DNF 4
28 Adam King Novice 01:38:35:085 DNF 3
408 Adam Hays Novice NS
164 Ryan Petfield Novice NS
116 Wez Mcivor Novice NS
108 Ronnie Sollitt Novice NS
107 Brandon Wales Novice NS
82 Clifford Banham Novice NS
103 Kallam Sollitt Novice NS
227 Jordan Critchley Novice NS
Position Rider No Rider Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 22 Brook Johnson Ladies 02:11:39:639 4
35 Jade Gordon Ladies 00:50:50:276 DNF 2
337 Tara Hollingworth Ladies NS
Position Rider No Rider Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 69 Andy Jackson Over 50’s 02:06:39:828 6
2 141 Nigel Fox Over 50’s 02:11:00:893 6
3 171 Gary Court Over 50’s 02:20:24:203 6
4 71 Graham Swaby Over 50’s 02:14:52:456 5
64 Martin Burnie Over 50’s 01:34:49:982 DNF 2
68 Jan Thundercliffe Over 50’s NS
9 Steve Carlberg Over 50’s NS
3 Steve Kemp Over 50’s NS
Position Rider No Rider Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 41 Mark Cockfield Sportsman Vets 02:05:15:887 6
2 557 Jules Croft Sportsman Vets 02:06:29:884 6
3 42 Darren Bailey Sportsman Vets 02:01:09:673 3
4 143 Trevor King Sportsman Vets 02:01:06:729 1
289 Craig Botfield Sportsman Vets NS
Position Rider No Rider Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 169 Mark Turkington Sportsman 02:12:19:677 7
2 21 Harry Connor Sportsman 02:13:23:428 7
3 278 Jody Stewart Sportsman 02:18:17:090 7
4 222 Isaac Archer Sportsman 02:22:44:034 7
5 74 Archie Wakefield Sportsman 02:04:57:971 6
6 92 Nic Boll Sportsman 02:08:41:333 6
7 18 Keith Kennerdy Sportsman 02:11:23:516 6
8 167 Scott Mcdermott Sportsman 02:15:29:239 6
9 104 Danny Harris Sportsman 02:18:54:254 6
10 47 Gary Adams Sportsman 02:25:12:908 6
11 2 Del Ager Sportsman 02:00:05:891 5
12 168 Paul Hedison Sportsman 02:00:40:822 5
13 351 Rick Owen Sportsman 02:00:57:225 5
14 113 Michael Mcguinn Sportsman 02:07:05:425 5
15 105 Mick Harris Sportsman 02:18:45:892 5
93 Liam James Sportsman 00:45:14:103 DNF 5
529 Paddy Rosney Sportsman 00:44:26:244 DNF 4
225 Dan Watson Sportsman 00:43:05:428 DNF 3
189 John Leith RG Racing Sportsman 01:08:06:126 DNF 3
120 Michael Tatham Sportsman 00:40:55:731 DNF 2
111 Nathan Smith Sportsman DNF 0
32 Lee Harris Sportsman DNF 0
258 Dave Bailey Sportsman NS
49 Levi Walters Sportsman NS
67 John Walters Sportsman NS
716 Marc Palin Sportsman NS
18 Elliot Shaw Sportsman NS
48 Edward Battye Sportsman NS
Position Rider No Rider Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 5 Ricky Tropman Clubman Vets 02:13:15:987 7
2 48 Jeremy Mold Clubman Vets 02:18:32:803 7
3 179 Andrew Sykes Clubman Vets 02:06:20:981 6
127 Shaun Woffinden Clubman Vets NS
Position Rider No Rider Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 140 Kyle Lapper Clubman 02:04:01:140 7
2 279 Luke Owen Clubman 02:07:46:154 7
3 43 Reece Pickersgill Clubman 02:11:50:104 7
4 61 Darren Cox Clubman 02:16:04:300 7
5 102 Jono Hunt Clubman 02:04:35:129 6
6 85 Jake Hunter Clubman 02:09:57:172 6
7 79 Liam Eddleston Clubman 02:10:39:983 6
8 124 Damen Ward Clubman 02:00:04:400 5
9 282 Kyle Burgess Clubman 02:13:14:235 5
12 James Gamble Clubman 01:18:30:884 DNF 3
162 Ben Walker Clubman 00:41:37:722 DNF 2
75 Josh Hamilton Clubman 01:22:55:144 DNF 2
74 Steven Gagg Clubman DNF 0
101 Graham Mechan Clubman NS
232 Richard Mackay Clubman NS
657 Billy Steinman Clubman NS
Position Rider No Rider Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 1 Alex Owen Expert Vets 02:16:36:176 8
2 216 Mark Raynor Expert Vets 02:02:52:982 7
Position Rider No Rider Name Class Finish Time Laps
1 39 Tom Widd Expert 02:12:15:170 8
2 190 Jack Ditchfield Expert 02:18:04:803 8
3 4 Stuart Waterhouse Expert 02:02:25:654 7
4 363 Josh Bailey Expert 02:05:01:316 7
5 44 Luke Gorse Expert 02:06:00:682 7
6 125 Chris Raynor Expert 02:07:12:385 7
7 345 Iain Robinson Expert 02:07:49:679 7
8 95 Ben Hamilton Expert 02:09:04:857 7
9 54 Robbie Wallace Expert 02:12:32:355 7
10 118 Mark Austin Expert 02:13:46:351 7
284 Ryan Staveley Expert 00:37:45:628 DNF 2
10 Sam Winterburn Expert NS
2 Jack Rowland Expert NS