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NOT SO WINTER WINTER WARMER – WOR Events WULFSPORT WINTER HARE SCRAMBLES ENDURO ROUND 2 – Race Report & Results

by adminJanuary 9, 2018

Freezing conditions but lovely bright blue skies where the order of the day at last Weekends WOR Events Wulfsport Winter Enduro series rd 2. The Bullet proof forest near Bala once again providing a proper winter enduro venue that required skill and respect to navigate the 7.5-mile lap forest roads and terrain.

Report by Keith Williams – Images courtesy of AJ Photography

Some riders where better at it than others as Owain Humphreys on his CF Racing FE350 demonstrated by simply dominating the event with ease as he mastered the tricky conditions and topped the event with a very comfortable margin in the solo race. Ryan Shacklady on his Gas Gas 300 kept Owain honest for a good chunk of the race until a crash cost him a foot peg and a brake lever at the hour mark whilst chasing down Humphreys back wheel. Shacklady’s DNF then promoted Young Robert Francom into a solid 2nd overall in the Experts as he continues to develop into a genuine Expert class Hare Scrambles rider. Ben Martindale has now moved up to the Experts and took third spot with a nice ride on his 250 f Husky making it a 1/2/3 for CF racing Husqvarna’s in that class. Humphreys and Francom completed 8 laps each with Martindale on 7. Darren Skillin was top Exp vet on 7 laps.

The 10 am start for the solo race was a 2hr affair and blasting off the start to make a superb job of the race was Top Clubman and in fact 2nd Overall in the race, Steve Mercer, the TT racer that once again made the long journey up from Kent to support the WOR events and satisfy his fill of quality racing. Mercer is improving with every ride and his determination and skill will see him do as well in this game as he has done blasting around the Isle of Man at 200 mph. Mercer left the rest of the Clubman class in his wake on 8 laps as Runner Up, Gareth Jones and Elgan Williams in third battled hard with some nice fast, smooth riding on 7 laps each.

Local Rider Euro Jones was back after a long lay off and still with a dodgy knee managed to top the Clubman Vets with 7 laps and 1 minute and 2 seconds victory over Runner Up, Henry Righton. 3rd spot in the Club Vets went to Brian Wilson matching the top two riders on 7 circuits to his credit.

Duncan Humphrey is the man to beat in the Over 50’s in this current series and after his win at Round one back in November he played a steady game and bided his time to take the lead from early leader, Andrew Maben, whom again had travelled along way down from Scotland for the event. Duncan on his 250f Husky topped the group from Runner Up, Gareth Jones by 1 minute and 1 second with Maben eventually taking 3rd 45 seconds adrift of Jones with all 3 on 7 laps each to their credit.

Rich Zealand was the main man in the Sportsman class as he completed 7 laps and had a 1 minute and 20 second odd advantage over second placed Matthew Mills. Mills in turn had 25 seconds in his favour over the bronze placed class finisher, Gary Hicks. All the top 4 sportsmen completing 7 laps.

Sportsman Vets victory went to Jason Clarke as he put in a performance that would have easily won him the Clubman vets and placed him almost 14 minutes and a complete lap ahead of the ever-improving Rob Parry. Clarke is on the up and a promotion up the classes is surely his for when the big new WOR championships kick off in March. 3rd placed Anthony Foulkes was his usual podium placed self, with a steady and assured ride on his 28th Birthday ..Best wishes to Anthony. Clarke and Parry completed 7 laps with Foulkes on 6.

Hayden Rainford and Frank Skillin battled 5 laps each in the Youth with Rainford coming out on top by nearly 4 minutes in the battle of the little 85cc Husqvarna’s.

Riley Canterbury easily won the Novice group with a nice 6 lap ride and a 10-minute advantage over runner up Phil Park with Young Local Rider Dillon Emyr doing brilliant to achieve his first proper podium. All 3 top Novice finishing on 6 laps.

WOR wish to as always thank the land owners, staff, medics, caterers, sponsors but most of all the Riders for supporting the events and making them happen. Happy new year and here is to a cracking season ahead.

Results

OVERALL
Position Number Class Name # Laps Penalty
1 10 EXPERT OWAIN HUMPHRIES 8 01:57:00
2 1 CLUBMAN STEVE MERCER 8 02:09:39
3 908 EXPERT ROB FRANCOM 8 02:14:36
4 803 CLUBMAN GARETH JONES 7 01:57:39
5 100 EXP VET DARREN SKILLIN 7 01:57:58
6 602 CLUBMAN ELGAN WILIAMS 7 01:59:34
7 259 EXPERT BEN MARTINDALE 7 02:01:48
8 179 SPORTSMAN VETS JASON IAN CLARKE 7 02:01:52
9 961 CLUBMAN LEE THOMAS 7 02:04:43
10 826 SPORTSMAN RICH ZEALAND 7 02:08:22
11 71 SPORTSMAN MATTHEW MILLS 7 02:09:43
12 816 EXPERT ANDREW SHALLIKER 7 02:10:05
13 818 SPORTSMAN GARY HICKS 7 02:10:07
14 827 SPORTSMAN CRAIG PHILLIPS 7 02:10:13
15 950 CLUBMAN CARWYN WILLIAMS 7 02:11:02
16 801 CLUBMAN VETS EUROS JONES 7 02:11:36
17 15 OVER 50s DUNCAN HUMPHREY 7 02:11:43
18 131 CLUBMAN LEON DEAN 7 02:11:49
19 441 CLUBMAN VETS HENRY RIGHTON 7 02:12:34
20 175 OVER 50s GARETH JONES 7 02:12:42
21 300 OVER 50s ANDREW MABON 7 02:13:13
22 712 CLUBMAN LIAM BELFIELD 7 02:13:17
23 316 CLUBMAN STEVEN FARTHING 7 02:14:33
24 144 CLUBMAN VETS BRYAN WILSON 7 02:14:54
25 73 SPORTSMAN VETS ROB PARRY 7 02:15:07
26 41 OVER 50s IAN HOLDEN 7 02:19:25
27 7 SPORTSMAN PAUL LIGHTFOOT 6 01:57:15
28 3 SPORTSMAN VETS ANTHONY FOULKES 6 01:57:31
29 422 SPORTSMAN TOMOS ROBERTS 6 01:58:25
30 252 SPORTSMAN EDD POWLEY 6 01:59:39
31 4 SPORTSMAN VETS ANDREW MILLS 6 02:00:05
32 147 SPORTSMAN SEAN ATTARD 6 02:00:53
33 218 NOVICE RILEY CANTERBURY 6 02:03:37
34 809 SPORTSMAN VETS NICK BARROW 6 02:04:37
35 714 OVER 50s JOHN CITRINE 6 02:05:34
36 399 SPORTSMAN VETS KEITH JONES 6 02:05:45
37 900 SPORTSMAN GARY CURTIS 6 02:07:24
38 981 NOVICE PHIL PARK 6 02:13:29
39 909 NOVICE DILLON EMYR 6 02:18:36
40 27 SPORTSMAN JORDAN BLACKMORE 5 02:00:50
41 34 YOUTH HAYDEN RAINFORD 5 02:01:12
42 211 YOUTH FRANK SKILLIN 5 02:05:06
43 980 NOVICE WAYNE FISHER 5 02:06:21
44 272 NOVICE ANDREW SHALLIKER 5 02:11:06
45 968 CLUBMAN VETS LYNDON CONNOR 5 02:15:18
46 901 SPORTSMAN BRYAN MOORE 5 02:21:47
47 2 EXPERT RYAN SHACKLADY 4 01:02:08
48 912 OVER 50s MARK BAILEY 4 01:58:08
49 369 NOVICE JAMES FARTHING 4 02:12:13
50 811 SPORTSMAN JOHN LOCKE 3 01:52:04
51 960 SPORTSMAN ADEN OVEREND 2 00:44:14
52 368 NOVICE DAN FARTHING 2 00:44:51
53 700 NOVICE MATT SKILLIN 2 00:48:56
54 791 Unclassified 2 01:56:08
55 890 CLUBMAN ALEC EVERITT 1 00:18:44
56 745 SPORTSMAN GARETH DAVENPORT 1 00:23:31

By class

EXPERT
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 10 OWAIN HUMPHRIES 8 01:57:00
2 908 ROB FRANCOM 8 02:14:36
3 259 BEN MARTINDALE 7 02:01:48
4 2 RYAN SHACKLADY 4 01:02:08 dnf

EXP VET
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 100 DARREN SKILLIN 7 01:57:58

CLUBMAN
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 1 STEVE MERCER 8 02:09:39
2 803 GARETH JONES 7 01:57:39
3 602 ELGAN WILIAMS 7 01:59:34
4 961 LEE THOMAS 7 02:04:43
5 816 ROY BROOMFIELD 7 02:10:05
6 950 CARWYN WILLIAMS 7 02:11:02
7 131 LEON DEAN 7 02:11:49
8 712 LIAM BELFIELD 7 02:13:17
9 316 STEVEN FARTHING 7 02:14:33
10 890 ALEC EVERITT 1 00:18:44 dnf

CLUBMAN VETS
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 801 EUROS JONES 7 02:11:36
2 441 HENRY RIGHTON 7 02:12:34
3 144 BRYAN WILSON 7 02:14:54
4 968 LYNDON CONNOR 5 02:15:18

OVER 50s
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 15 DUNCAN HUMPHREY 7 02:11:43
2 175 GARETH JONES 7 02:12:42
3 300 ANDREW MABON 7 02:13:13
4 41 IAN HOLDEN 7 02:19:25
5 714 JOHN CITRINE 6 02:05:34
6 912 MARK BAILEY 4 01:58:08

SPORTSMAN
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 826 RICH ZEALAND 7 02:08:22
2 71 MATTHEW MILLS 7 02:09:43
3 818 GARY HICKS 7 02:10:07
4 827 CRAIG PHILLIPS 7 02:10:13
5 7 PAUL LIGHTFOOT 6 01:57:15
6 422 TOMOS ROBERTS 6 01:58:25
7 252 EDD POWLEY 6 01:59:39
8 147 SEAN ATTARD 6 02:00:53
9 900 GARY CURTIS 6 02:07:24
10 27 JORDAN BLACKMORE 5 02:00:50
11 901 BRYAN MOORE 5 02:21:47
12 811 JOHN LOCKE 3 01:52:04 dnf
13 960 ADEN OVEREND 2 00:44:14 dnf
14 745 GARETH DAVENPORT 1 00:23:31 dnf

SPORTSMAN VETS
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 179 JASON IAN CLARKE 7 02:01:52
2 73 ROB PARRY 7 02:15:07
3 3 ANTHONY FOULKES 6 01:57:31
4 4 ANDREW MILLS 6 02:00:05
5 809 NICK BARROW 6 02:04:37
6 399 KEITH JONES 6 02:05:45

NOVICE
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 218 RILEY CANTERBURY 6 02:03:37
2 981 PHIL PARK 6 02:13:29
3 909 DILLON EMYR 6 02:18:36
4 980 WAYNE FISHER 5 02:06:21
5 272 ANDREW SHALLIKER 5 02:11:06
6 369 JAMES FARTHING 4 02:12:13
7 368 DAN FARTHING 2 00:44:51 dnf
8 700 MATT SKILLIN 2 00:48:56 dnf

YOUTH
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 34 HAYDEN RAINFORD 5 02:01:12
2 211 FRANK SKILLIN 5 02:05:06