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Electric Elwood! Ben Saville Memorial Enduro – Race Report, Results and Highlights
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Electric Elwood! Ben Saville Memorial Enduro – Race Report, Results and Highlights

by adminJuly 3, 2018

A big well done to all who turned out and braved the heat on Saturday, especially those who still had enough left in the tank to party. The event was to celebrate the life of Ben Saville, Dorset’s own personal buddha. Ben had the skills on a bike that most could only dream of, but spent a lot more time helping and encouraging others, to quote him, “no matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping everyone on the sofa”.

Report by Danny Hall – Images courtesy of Alice Saville – Highlights edit by Walker Media

Now to the race, with a good line up of champs riders, Brad King took a perfect hole shot on a 12 year old kx250, he was out riding for fun but still took fourth behind Rich Tucker, Ricky Wiggins and Tom Elwood who took the overall win, nice one!

In the Expert class Josh player took off like a rat up a drain pipe and thought he had run away with it but was being stalked by James Ford who got past on the pitstop and took the win. Brett Rowland was close behind in third proving that his move up to expert was a good one!

In the mature expert class, Ross Sturmey proved that age is just a number by childishly shouting go causing a false start for the champs class, wouldn’t be the same without him though! Andy Frost showed his class and was never challenged. Stan ‘Dakar’ Watt wasn’t scared to take chances in the dust and placed a strong second with Jack Twentyman leading the rest of us in and holding off Steve Harding, riding Ben’s number 43 and the last rider to complete 11 laps.

Clubman A was a close battle with a lot of them all completing 10 laps, it was won by Ricky Good who was 22nd overall, so well on the pace! Paul Feltham was second with Harry Neal very close behind in third, good to see him celebrating his podium at the after party.

The clubman B start was an eventful one, with Nick Gifford having a big off but still carrying on and earning himself the buddha trophy because of that. However, James Richards had a blinding start and held off a late challenge by Charlie white, with both managing 10 laps. Ben Ashcroft rounded off the podium in third.

In the old fellas clubman class, which was the biggest and most competitive class, Chris Marsh, Euan Harrison and Rob Smith all battled hard with Chris taking the top spot. Phil Davies was pushed into fourth and all four managed a highly competitive 10 laps.

In the sportsman class Sam Agar was first with Craig Robinson, Stefan Pratt close behind all on 9 laps. A huge well done to Ollie Saville who finished his first race on a hugely respectable 7 laps, making the whole Rogershill Team very proud.

Due to the heat the extreme race didn’t have the interest we were hoping for, but it was a great laugh. Richard Tucker was the clear winner making himself untouchable round the tricky climbs and tight woodland. Neil Hawker and Brad King played to the crowds with a fair few dirty passes and artistic lines.

The evening party and the raffle combined raised £1170, thanks to the heat everyone was very thirsty! Special mention to Pete Coles whose clerk of course duties wore him out, meaning he was fast asleep in front of the stage at 8pm, nothing to do with beer!

A massive thank you to all the Dave’s, the Paul’s, the Brad’s, Ivan, Stan, Boycey, Stevo and Abbie for track laying. Thank you to Progrip, future racing, Poole Kawaski and Claire for the raffle prizes. Thank you to Grandad Mel and Kara for keeping the beer flowing, that was kindly supplied at a discount by the Piddle Brewery.

Provisional Forthcoming Dates
Wednesday Enduro practice 25th July
Winter series dates: September 16th, venue tbc
Sunday 14th October Bovington
Saturday 10th November Rogershill (James Wright Memorial Race)
Sunday 9th December Bovington
Sunday 13th January Rogershill

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Results

Position NAME CLASS LAPS TOTAL NUMBER

1 TOM ELLWOOD 01 Champio 12 2291.78 14
2 RICKY WIGGINS 01 Champio 12 2265.1 2
3 RICHARD TUCKER 01 Champio 12 2234.17 40
4 BRAD KING 01 Champio 12 2211.53 25
5 ELLIOT DAVIES 01 Champio 11 2158.98 76
6 JAMES BUCKINGHAM 01 Champio 11 2128.8 79
7 JAMES FORD 02 Expert 11 2116.74 185
8 JOSH PLAYER 02 Expert 11 2108.4 22
9 ANDY FROST 03 O40 Exp 11 2107.5 31
10 TOM MERRITT 01 Champio 11 2090.81 10
11 NILES REID 01 Champio 11 2078.3 21
12 BRETT ROWLAND 02 Expert 11 2078.09 156
13 STAN WATT 03 O40 Exp 11 2072.43 33
14 LEWIS GIGG 02 Expert 11 2057.57 23
15 NEIL HAWKER 02 Expert 11 2052.24 141
16 JACK SHERWIN 02 Expert 11 2040.19 230
17 ANTHONY COTTY 02 Expert 11 2028.27 18
18 JORDAN BRIGDEN 02 Expert 11 2017.73 19
19 JACK TWENTYMAN 03 O40 Exp 11 2009.54 27
20 STEVE HARDING 03 O40 Exp 11 2008.52 43
21 DANNY HALL 03 O40 Exp 10 1997.56 1
22 RICHARD GOOD 04 Club A 10 1996.45 182
23 GRANT LAMING 02 Expert 10 1992.91 29
24 MICHAEL BROOKS 03 O40 Exp 10 1978.46 34
25 GEOFF BRIGDEN 03 O40 Exp 10 1975.42 32
26 WAYNE PLAYER 03 O40 Exp 10 1952.7 7
27 GEORGE BOWERMAN 02 Expert 10 1927.81 210
28 PAUL FELTHAM 04 Club A 10 1925.13 45
29 CHRIS MARSH 06 O40 Clu 10 1919.8 162
30 HARRY NEAL 04 Club A 10 1911.03 99
31 JOE SULLIVAN 04 Club A 10 1889.76 44
32 LEE HOWARTH 04 Club A 10 1878.13 85
33 STEVEN ELFORD 03 O40 Exp 10 1872.85 73
34 EUAN HARRISON 06 O40 Clu 10 1868 56
35 JAKE LAWRENCE 02 Expert 10 1858.16 20
36 ROB SMITH 06 O40 Clu 10 1856.05 57
37 JAMES RICHARDS 05 Club B 10 1852.61 54
38 MORGAN DEAKIN 04 Club A 10 1835.99 41
39 CHARLIE WHITE 05 Club B 10 1822.23 3
40 PHIL DAVIES 06 O40 Clu 10 1819.1 78
41 MARCUS FELTHAM 04 Club A 10 1818.18 83
42 DAVID BELL 03 O40 Exp 10 1850 249
43 JAMES HEATH 04 Club A 9 1794.62 46
44 SHANE BABEY 06 O40 Clu 9 1792.23 207
45 RUSSEL HICKS 06 O40 Clu 9 1783.36 8
46 GRAHAM BARTLETT 06 O40 Clu 9 1776.32 35
47 STEVE TAYLOR 06 O40 Clu 9 1773.2 61
48 PADDY TWENTYMAN 02 Expert 9 1760.49 15
49 GRAHAM EKE 06 O40 Clu 9 1738.2 63
50 SAM AGAR 07 Sportsm 9 1717.56 106
51 CRAIG ROBINSON 07 Sportsm 9 1687.85 105
52 COLIN PADDY 06 O40 Clu 9 1687.5 58
53 PAUL SIMPSON 06 O40 Clu 9 1684.69 75
54 BEN ASHCROFT 05 Club B 9 1682.07 53
55 IVAN FINKELSTEIN 06 O40 Clu 9 1679.8 84
56 FREDDIE BROADWAY 04 Club A 9 1660.86 42
57 STEVE COOK 06 O40 Clu 9 1654.92 81
58 STEFAN PRATT 07 Sportsm 9 1625.36 101
59 ANTHONY WILDE 06 O40 Clu 9 1622.92 65
60 DAVID WRIGHT 06 O40 Clu 9 1597.95 71
61 MARK PAUL 06 O40 Clu 9 1597.16 48
62 MATTHEW ARNOLD 05 Club B 9 1591.67 47
63 EMILY HALL 05 Club B 9 1570 121
64 ALEX MCGRATH 07 Sportsm 8 100
65 NICK POTTOW 06 O40 Clu 8 1598.76 6
66 MATT NOAD 07 Sportsm 8 1589.05 104
67 TERRY MARSH 07 Sportsm 8 1586.08 103
68 NICK GIFFORD 05 Club B 8 1563.86 52
69 MARK KEMP 05 Club B 8 1562.67 50
70 SHAUN BAKER 06 O40 Clu 8 1545.23 59
71 DALE EXTANCE 04 Club A 8 1537.97 5
72 MATTHEW WELLER 07 Sportsm 8 1523.97 157
73 STEVE CORMACK 06 O40 Clu 8 1508.49 211
74 PETER NASH 07 Sportsm 8 1471.94 178
75 JEFF WHITE 07 Sportsm 8 1462.52 51
76 HENRY WALSH 04 Club A 8 1440.29 142
77 KEVIN GURR 05 Club B 8 1435.84 66
78 JACK SPRACKLIN 04 Club A 7 1367.63 200
79 KEN ROBINSON 07 Sportsm 7 1308.55 82
80 OLLIE SAVILLE 07 Sportsm 7 1247.52 143
81 RORY TUCKER 07 Sportsm 7 1244.32 171
82 MARTYN HOLDWAY 06 O40 Clu 6 1081.3 36

Results by class
Position NAME CLASS LAPS TOTAL NUMBER

1 TOM ELLWOOD 01 Champio 12 2291.78 14
2 RICKY WIGGINS 01 Champio 12 2265.1 2
3 RICHARD TUCKER 01 Champio 12 2234.17 40
4 BRAD KING 01 Champio 12 2211.53 25
5 ELLIOT DAVIES 01 Champio 11 2158.98 76
6 JAMES BUCKINGHAM 01 Champio 11 2128.8 79
7 TOM MERRITT 01 Champio 11 2090.81 10
8 NILES REID 01 Champio 11 2078.3 21

1 JAMES FORD 02 Expert 11 2116.74 185
2 JOSH PLAYER 02 Expert 11 2108.4 22
3 BRETT ROWLAND 02 Expert 11 2078.09 156
4 LEWIS GIGG 02 Expert 11 2057.57 23
5 NEIL HAWKER 02 Expert 11 2052.24 141
6 JACK SHERWIN 02 Expert 11 2040.19 230
7 ANTHONY COTTY 02 Expert 11 2028.27 18
8 JORDAN BRIGDEN 02 Expert 11 2017.73 19
9 GRANT LAMING 02 Expert 10 1992.91 29
10 GEORGE BOWERMAN 02 Expert 10 1927.81 210
11 JAKE LAWRENCE 02 Expert 10 1858.16 20
12 PADDY TWENTYMAN 02 Expert 9 1760.49 15

1 ANDY FROST 03 O40 Exp 11 2107.5 31
2 STAN WATT 03 O40 Exp 11 2072.43 33
3 JACK TWENTYMAN 03 O40 Exp 11 2009.54 27
4 STEVE HARDING 03 O40 Exp 11 2008.52 43
5 DANNY HALL 03 O40 Exp 10 1997.56 1
6 MICHAEL BROOKS 03 O40 Exp 10 1978.46 34
7 GEOFF BRIGDEN 03 O40 Exp 10 1975.42 32
8 WAYNE PLAYER 03 O40 Exp 10 1952.7 7
9 STEVEN ELFORD 03 O40 Exp 10 1872.85 73
10 DAVID BELL 03 O40 Exp 10 1850 249

1 RICHARD GOOD 04 Club A 10 1996.45 182
2 PAUL FELTHAM 04 Club A 10 1925.13 45
3 HARRY NEAL 04 Club A 10 1911.03 99
4 JOE SULLIVAN 04 Club A 10 1889.76 44
5 LEE HOWARTH 04 Club A 10 1878.13 85
6 MORGAN DEAKIN 04 Club A 10 1835.99 41
7 MARCUS FELTHAM 04 Club A 10 1818.18 83
8 JAMES HEATH 04 Club A 9 1794.62 46
9 FREDDIE BROADWAY 04 Club A 9 1660.86 42
10 DALE EXTANCE 04 Club A 8 1537.97 5
11 HENRY WALSH 04 Club A 8 1440.29 142
12 JACK SPRACKLIN 04 Club A 7 1367.63 200

1 JAMES RICHARDS 05 Club B 10 1852.61 54
2 CHARLIE WHITE 05 Club B 10 1822.23 3
3 BEN ASHCROFT 05 Club B 9 1682.07 53
4 MATTHEW ARNOLD 05 Club B 9 1591.67 47
5 EMILY HALL 05 Club B 9 1570 121
6 NICK GIFFORD 05 Club B 8 1563.86 52
7 MARK KEMP 05 Club B 8 1562.67 50
8 KEVIN GURR 05 Club B 8 1435.84 66

1 CHRIS MARSH 06 O40 Clu 10 1919.8 162
2 EUAN HARRISON 06 O40 Clu 10 1868 56
3 ROB SMITH 06 O40 Clu 10 1856.05 57
4 PHIL DAVIES 06 O40 Clu 10 1819.1 78
5 SHANE BABEY 06 O40 Clu 9 1792.23 207
6 RUSSEL HICKS 06 O40 Clu 9 1783.36 8
7 GRAHAM BARTLETT 06 O40 Clu 9 1776.32 35
8 STEVE TAYLOR 06 O40 Clu 9 1773.2 61
9 GRAHAM EKE 06 O40 Clu 9 1738.2 63
10 COLIN PADDY 06 O40 Clu 9 1687.5 58
11 PAUL SIMPSON 06 O40 Clu 9 1684.69 75
12 IVAN FINKELSTEIN 06 O40 Clu 9 1679.8 84
13 STEVE COOK 06 O40 Clu 9 1654.92 81
14 ANTHONY WILDE 06 O40 Clu 9 1622.92 65
15 DAVID WRIGHT 06 O40 Clu 9 1597.95 71
16 MARK PAUL 06 O40 Clu 9 1597.16 48
17 NICK POTTOW 06 O40 Clu 8 1598.76 6
18 SHAUN BAKER 06 O40 Clu 8 1545.23 59
19 STEVE CORMACK 06 O40 Clu 8 1508.49 211
20 MARTYN HOLDWAY 06 O40 Clu 6 1081.3 36

1 SAM AGAR 07 Sportsm 9 1717.56 106
2 CRAIG ROBINSON 07 Sportsm 9 1687.85 105
3 STEFAN PRATT 07 Sportsm 9 1625.36 101
4 ALEX MCGRATH 07 Sportsm 8 100
5 MATT NOAD 07 Sportsm 8 1589.05 104
6 TERRY MARSH 07 Sportsm 8 1586.08 103
7 MATTHEW WELLER 07 Sportsm 8 1523.97 157
8 PETER NASH 07 Sportsm 8 1471.94 178
9 JEFF WHITE 07 Sportsm 8 1462.52 51
10 KEN ROBINSON 07 Sportsm 7 1308.55 82
11 OLLIE SAVILLE 07 Sportsm 7 1247.52 143
12 RORY TUCKER 07 Sportsm 7 1244.32 171