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Gruelling Grewelthorpe! Edge Offroad Protect My Income XC Championships Round 5 – Race Report & Results
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Gruelling Grewelthorpe! Edge Offroad Protect My Income XC Championships Round 5 – Race Report & Results

by adminJune 19, 2018

Edge Offroad hosted Round 5 of the Protect My Income Cross Country Championship at a brand new venue near Ripon on Sunday.

Report by Phoenix Media – Images courtesy of CH Images

With a good Youth entry and a massive turn out for the Adults, it sure was going to be a busy day for the crew! First thing the weather couldn’t make its mind up so dropped some rain on the Kids, just for a change! In the Youth A class Frank Skillin had an awesome start, followed by Billy Haigh and Alex Leadbetter. It wasn’t long before Billy went for the pass, took the lead but Frank kept the pressure on for most of the race on his new 125. Billy finally taking the win one lap up on Frank in second and Alex one lap down on Frank, in third.

Thomas Mcguinn

In Youth B, John Stanley had a mega ride – mixing it again with the Youth A’s, taking the win and third overall, with RG Racing rider Hayden Stansfield having an awesome day taking second from Edge team rider Jak Heaney in third. In the Junior class, Ailbe Oconnell was loving it, taking a secure win with a three minute margin, followed home by Tobias Stansfield in second and Connor Gulbrandsen in third place – all on eight laps.

In the tiny Auto class, Kennie Brierley had a storming start and managed to complete seven laps in the one and a half hour event! Thomas Mcguinn nursed his bike home, only able to complete four laps but got himself a nice trophy and a massive handful of points in the Championship!

Making a few changes to the 6.3 mile Adult loop, the main action of the day was due to kick off at 11am sharp. With a massive line up for this fast and flowing event it was imperative that the Rider Briefing was crystal clear to all riders. So with a slight delay of four minutes, the day’s activities then got underway.

Startline Grewelthorpe

Wil Westgarth got the holeshot, followed by Edge team rider Joe Deakin. The Eurotek team of Mark Jackson, James Jackson, Joe Westgarth and then Lee Sampson were all very close behind! Joe Deakin lost his rear brake at the beginning of the second lap, Jacko crashed out on lap 5, Wil was suffering from seriously horrendous blisters from the previous weekend and pulled in also on lap 5, leaving it down to brother Joe, Jacko’s son James, and Lee Sampson to have the battle with Deakin! In the end Deakin won the Premier class only 44 seconds up on Samps.

Joe Westgarth took the win in the Expert class 46 seconds up on James Jackson in second, with Jamie Dilworth mixing it with the fast lads coming in just under four minutes after James, in third. In the Clubman class, it was great to see Saul Hirst back out riding after time out having lost interest and recovering from injury, hopefully taking first place home with him will have instilled an element of fun back into racing for him. Second place went to Chris Davis who has reverted back to a two stroke, and third place was secured by Joe Townsend – Chris and Joe were a lap down on Saul.

Lee Sampson

In the PM Vets class, Alex Owen had his work cut out for him as fast tracks are not his favourite! But he was happy and surprised to take the top spot, followed home by Anthony Crowe just under a minute behind. It was great to see Crowie back out racing after having some time out. Paul Westgarth just missed out on second spot so had to settle for third, ten seconds behind Crowie.

In the Ladies Molly Howe took a good win home finishing five minutes in front of Brook Johnson in second. James Cooke-Thomas was pleased to take a comfortable win in the Sportsman Vets class finishing on 10 laps with a five and a half minute lead! Stephen Boyle also easily secured the second spot and Lee Parry rounded out the podium on nine laps.

Joe Deakin

The Over 50 class was won by Triple D owner Neil Crayston on his Honda CRF250-R, even though he had a terrible start, he managed to claw his way back through the pack and grab the win! Mark Glover had his first ride out with Edge and was chuffed to take the second place trophy home with him, and the last spot was secured by Steve Johnson, all completing 10 laps.

Scott Aitkin made his dad proud on Father’s Day by taking the win in the Sportsman class, mega ride and well deserved for the youngster! Nick Manger added a huge bunch of points to his championship by securing second and Scott Booth made a return and took third place back home.

Newcomer Connor Gill surprised himself by winning the Novice class, so much so that he missed the presentation! Richard Owens was only 14 seconds behind in second place and Stevie Fitzsimmons was in his element and grabbed third place.

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Results

Position Number Rider Name Class Laps Time
1 252 Billy Haigh Youth A 11 01:36:26.84
2 211 Frank Skillin Youth A 10 01:33:20.31
3 20 Alex Leadbetter Youth A 9 01:31:41.41
4 13 Brandon Burns Youth A 9 01:33:06.83
5 451 Tom Slater Youth A 9 01:34:00.63
6 22 Tasha Dodds Youth A 8 01:30:31.09
7 3 Emily Tropman Youth A 8 01:37:02.42
8 93 Rebekah Howe Youth A 7 01:34:24.36
9 17 Marcus  RG Racing Robinson Youth A 6 01:42:28.34
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps Time
1 111 John Stanley Youth B 10 01:36:12.26
2 345 Hayden RG Racing Stansfield Youth B 9 01:33:04.64
3 4 Jak Heaney Youth B 9 01:35:11.75
4 7 Declan Wheatley Youth B 8 01:37:57.25
5 8 William Dodgson Youth B 8 01:41:15.25
6 11 Chelsea Owen Youth B 6 01:34:02.65
7 19 Leon Bailey Youth B 5 01:36:16.06
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps Time
1 9 Ailbe Oconnell Junior 8 01:36:58.38
2 543 Tobias Stansfield Junior 8 01:39:44.17
3 44 Connor Gulbrandsen Junior 8 01:41:27.77
4 122 Charlie RG Racing Page Junior 7 01:31:06.14
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps Time
1 23 Kennie Brierley Auto 7 01:40:09.90
2 1 Thomas McGuinn Auto 4 01:31:17.48
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps Time
1 6 Connor Gill Novice 9 02:30:39.54
2 137 Richard Owens Novice 9 02:30:53.64
3 147 Stevie Fitzsimmons Novice 9 02:32:57.46
4 133 Lee Anderton Novice 9 02:33:20.61
5 15 James Wardingley Novice 9 02:33:42.36
6 31 Steven Glass Novice 9 02:33:44.66
7 444 Nigel Beckley Novice 9 02:33:47.19
8 701 Stephen Dennis Novice 9 02:34:05.22
9 180 Jonathan Clark Novice 9 02:38:53.77
10 441 Adam Bromilow Novice 9 02:39:18.47
11 73 Paul Withers Novice 9 02:39:52.52
12 26 Kevin Snowdon Novice 9 02:42:45.68
13 141 Blake Waistell Novice 9 02:42:52.82
14 44 Calumn Riddler Novice 9 02:44:25.20
15 174 Jamie Dinsdale Novice 9 02:44:37.15
16 25 Wayne Taylor Novice 9 02:45:30.65
17 192 Ryan Houseman Novice 9 02:45:48.35
18 186 Liam Armstrong Novice 9 02:46:18.30
19 195 Joe Snowdon Novice 8 02:31:07.65
20 111 Dan Gilman Novice 8 02:32:24.04
21 101 Dean Pearce Novice 8 02:33:30.82
22 240 Lee Winwood Novice 8 02:33:38.84
23 27 Reagan Fenwick Novice 8 02:33:54.38
24 58 Simon Cardis Novice 8 02:34:10.46
25 112 Jarrod Dalton Novice 8 02:38:19.33
26 43 James Riddler Novice 8 02:40:09.13
27 221 Simon Greenwood Novice 8 02:40:21.46
28 300 Matthew Nightingale Novice 8 02:40:50.86
29 955 Lee Dollimore Novice 8 02:41:21.07
30 250 Oliver Newsham Novice 8 02:43:26.17
31 500 Michael Cossey Novice 8 02:44:20.91
32 581 Ben Freeman Novice 8 02:45:05.26
33 205 Richard Jepson Novice 8 02:45:29.24
34 80 Callum Shaw Novice 8 02:46:36.07
35 711 Darren Blades Novice 7 02:30:48.68
36 246 Mason McLeod Novice 7 02:30:51.29
37 162 Scott Morcom Novice 7 02:33:40.84
38 59 Daniel Allan Novice 7 02:35:07.59
39 107 Matt Joss Novice 7 02:35:56.39
40 39 Andy Heale Novice 7 02:40:45.85
41 96 Will Nearn Novice 7 02:40:55.64
42 17 Andrew Cross Novice 7 02:47:11.38
43 21 David Hill Novice 6 02:30:56.67
44 211 Ashley Carroll Novice 4 02:30:34.07
55 Ben Cossey Novice DNF
69 Joe Moon Novice DNF
75 Paul Moon Novice DNF
124 Matt Wakefield Novice DNF
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps Time
1 161 Neil Crayston Over 50’s 10 02:42:01.21
2 123 Mark Glover Over 50’s 10 02:43:58.77
3 310 Steve Johnson Over 50’s 10 02:45:12.09
4 327 Mick Belcher Over 50’s 9 02:31:01.92
5 54 Stuart Beaty Over 50’s 9 02:31:45.49
6 16 Michael Houseman Over 50’s 9 02:33:57.32
7 981 Rob Gregory Over 50’s 9 02:34:00.56
8 30 Paul McKie Over 50’s 9 02:36:13.87
9 53 Michael Bottomley Over 50’s 9 02:36:41.60
10 149 Bill Howe Over 50’s 9 02:37:04.83
11 171 Gary Court Over 50’s 9 02:38:47.48
12 113 Bill Hewitt Over 50’s 9 02:39:14.12
13 143 Tim Howe Over 50’s 9 02:39:17.49
14 5 Mark Wardingley Over 50’s 9 02:39:44.04
15 363 Richard Holmes Over 50’s 9 02:42:25.94
16 220 Jon Malone Over 50’s 9 02:42:32.68
17 172 Steve Hetherington Over 50’s 9 02:46:48.15
18 66 Colin Mills Over 50’s 8 02:15:09.18
19 48 Vince Ewan Over 50’s 7 02:33:49.04
152 Richard Berry Over 50’s DNF
527 Rob Swinbank Over 50’s DNF
542 Jeff Bodill Over 50’s DNF
612 Danny Woodward Over 50’s DNF
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps Time
1 49 Molly Howe Ladies 9 02:40:02.08
2 122 Brook Johnson Ladies 9 02:45:06.91
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps Time
1 99 James Cooke-Thomas Sportsman Vets 10 02:40:04.09
2 45 Stephen Boyle Sportsman Vets 10 02:45:34.80
3 181 Lee Parry Sportsman Vets 9 02:30:25.92
4 47 Lee Hutsby Sportsman Vets 9 02:31:58.32
5 160 John RG Racing Leith Sportsman Vets 9 02:32:03.05
6 14 Mark Cockfield Sportsman Vets 9 02:34:24.00
7 206 Lindsay Barrie Sportsman Vets 9 02:35:05.56
8 116 Bryan Wharton Sportsman Vets 9 02:35:31.35
9 471 Donald Baines Sportsman Vets 9 02:37:18.89
10 671 David Wilkinson Sportsman Vets 9 02:40:11.84
11 109 Andy Granger Sportsman Vets 9 02:40:35.26
12 7 Scott Walker Sportsman Vets 9 02:42:31.21
13 555 Bobby Dazler Sportsman Vets 8 02:40:06.65
14 198 Tim Reynolds Sportsman Vets 3 02:41:52.77
10 Nic Boll Sportsman Vets DNF
188 Jason Clarke Sportsman Vets DNF
285 Stephen Dungworth Sportsman Vets DNF
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps Time
1 64 Scott Aitkin Sportsman 10 02:32:04.09
2 168 Nick Manger Sportsman 10 02:35:38.88
3 36 Scott Booth Sportsman 10 02:36:17.30
4 722 Kris Farrar Sportsman 10 02:38:43.44
5 119 Will Howe Sportsman 10 02:39:34.69
6 166 Josh Gilroy Sportsman 10 02:40:37.93
7 76 Andrew Howe Sportsman 10 02:41:02.07
8 2111 Harry Fenwick Sportsman 10 02:41:58.75
9 84 Liam Ryde Sportsman 10 02:42:10.30
10 81 Paul Raine Sportsman 10 02:42:18.09
11 34 Thomas Nelson Sportsman 10 02:44:23.14
12 128 William Wolforth Sportsman 10 02:45:16.69
13 231 Josh Fenton Sportsman 10 02:45:32.80
14 85 Luke Kassim Sportsman 10 02:45:46.17
15 22 Steve Butterfield Sportsman 10 02:45:50.66
16 121 Scott Campbell Sportsman 10 02:46:04.47
17 155 Mark Houghton Sportsman 9 02:31:13.46
18 752 Jonathan Howarth Sportsman 9 02:31:32.27
19 167 Paul Freeman Sportsman 9 02:32:20.25
20 212 Mike Taylor Sportsman 9 02:32:25.85
21 78 Wes Dagless Sportsman 9 02:32:28.81
22 60 Ethan Kirk Sportsman 9 02:32:59.78
23 11 Ben Haigh Sportsman 9 02:34:14.69
24 83 Chris Gowland Sportsman 9 02:36:48.28
25 125 Jack Webster Sportsman 9 02:39:45.47
26 361 Chris Peirson Sportsman 9 02:39:47.41
27 190 Ian Leather Sportsman 9 02:40:57.23
28 24 Daniel Hill Sportsman 9 02:41:48.47
29 127 Kris Munro Sportsman 9 02:42:42.27
30 102 David Dobson Sportsman 9 02:46:52.77
31 68 Matthew Fenwick Sportsman 8 02:31:04.54
32 29 Paul Adams Sportsman 8 02:33:59.02
33 57 Ryan Freman Sportsman 8 02:41:25.77
34 61 Jack Stretton Sportsman 7 02:45:09.46
41 Tom Simpson Sportsman DNF
46 William Black Sportsman DNF
56 Shaun Reynolds Sportsman DNF
146 James Cheetham Sportsman DNF
177 Kris Keepin Sportsman DNF
184 Peter Bousfield Sportsman DNF
489 Harrison Utley Sportsman DNF
691 Gav Lowther Sportsman DNF
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps Time
1 1 Alex Owen PM Vets 10 02:30:22.83
2 19 Anthony Crowe PM Vets 10 02:31:20.14
3 261 Paul Westgarth PM Vets 10 02:31:30.15
4 100 Daz Skillin PM Vets 10 02:32:30.72
5 204 David Williams PM Vets 10 02:32:35.51
6 18 Ricky Tropman PM Vets 10 02:32:46.16
7 50 John Bradford PM Vets 10 02:33:24.78
8 971 John Steeples PM Vets 10 02:34:07.74
9 136 Trevor Dodgson PM Vets 10 02:36:04.56
10 299 Dean Johnson PM Vets 10 02:37:34.35
11 71 Jeremy Ashby PM Vets 10 02:38:55.65
12 130 Nick Barrow PM Vets 10 02:38:56.79
13 77 Lee Depledge PM Vets 10 02:40:31.67
14 164 Kevin Watson PM Vets 10 02:40:36.23
15 32 Mark RG Racing Raynor PM Vets 10 02:40:52.78
16 40 Robert Little PM Vets 9 02:30:08.59
51 Stef Butterworth PM Vets DNF
90 Simon Nutter PM Vets DNF
179 Andrew Sykes PM Vets DNF
271 Mark Fenwick PM Vets DNF
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps Time
1 331 Saul Hirst Clubman 11 02:41:34.51
2 637 Chris Davis Clubman 10 02:32:27.44
3 999 Joe Townsend Clubman 10 02:33:50.53
4 62 Jordan Jones Clubman 10 02:34:29.19
5 454 James Halliwell Clubman 10 02:36:05.89
6 367 Dan Leadbetter Clubman 10 02:38:15.55
7 37 Liam Crowe Clubman 10 02:41:08.32
8 98 Billy Steinman Clubman 10 02:44:47.49
9 20 Danny Calkin Clubman 9 02:31:43.44
10 74 Josh Atkinson Clubman 8 02:43:27.98
11 224 Paul Baxter Clubman 7 02:32:54.46
117 Matt Hurst Clubman DNF
150 Robert Allen Clubman DNF
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps Time
1 33 Josef Westgarth Expert 11 02:37:23.83
2 8 James Jackson Expert 11 02:38:10.55
3 144 Jamie Dilworth Expert 11 02:41:49.83
4 9 Tim Pattinson Expert 11 02:43:09.72
5 279 Luke Owen Expert 11 02:45:21.44
6 104 Henry Moorhouse Expert 10 02:30:05.27
7 12 Berts Crayston Expert 10 02:31:34.98
8 259 Ben Martindale Expert 10 02:32:34.01
9 38 Oliver Allbones Expert 10 02:33:22.46
10 154 James Allen Expert 10 02:34:02.45
11 4 James RG Racing Gamble Expert 10 02:40:58.67
12 67 Wil Westgarth Expert 9 02:30:16.72
13 52 Ben Pattinson Expert 9 02:39:10.77
14 23 Chris RG Racing Raynor Expert 7 02:30:13.84
2 Mark Jackson Expert DNF
Position Number Rider Name Class Laps Time
1 94 Joe Deakin Premier 11 02:36:18.34
2 91 Lee Sampson Premier 11 02:37:02.47