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Raw go Old School. Rock Oil Hare & Hounds Championship Round 6 – Race Report and Results
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Raw go Old School. Rock Oil Hare & Hounds Championship Round 6 – Race Report and Results

by adminJuly 7, 2017

Carlton Grange near the Market town of Helmsley was chosen as the venue for round 6 of the RAW Enduro Rock Oil Championship. Chosen specifically for its old school enduro terrain, Event director Wayne Braybrook firmly believes that a championship should be won over varied terrain, Carlton Grange certainly served up a test for all participants. A brand new flat grass paddock and camping area for this event saw lots of riders making a weekend of it, camping in the summer sun simply enjoying a great weekend away with friends.

Report by Imprint Media –  Images courtesy of CH-Images www.ch-images.co.uk

RAW Academy rider Richie Moorhouse was on great form from the drop of the flag in the youth A Class, with his nearest championship rival Jamie Williams, the pair thrashed around the woodland course. Just after the half way stage Williams crashed and never seemed to get back in the groove leaving Moorhouse to take a good strong win. Burt Crayston was the final youth A rider on the podium. Cory Cookland was the small wheel youth B class winner, he finished with a comfortable lead over second placed Sam Boyd. Bert Boam continues to get the best out of his KTM 65 taking a credible third place trophy home.

Cole Cookland overcame a slow start to pick his way through the pack using experience beyond his years, the cool unflustered approach saw him overhaul early leader Ben Walker to take the Sportsman win. Walker placed runner up with a 3 minute lead over third place Isaac Archer who is becoming more of an enduro rider as each race goes by. Phil Dodsworth dominated the Sportsman Vets class taking the extra lap to win in convincing style. Mark Cockfield out on a borrowed bike battled round for a good runner up place despite having no electric start all race. Mark Fenwick followed Cockfield home for third whilst RAW Regular Steven Dean took his best ever Championship event place for his efforts finishing in forth. Andrew Maben had been competing in the Welsh two Day Enduro on Thursday Friday, as if that wasn’t enough Maben decided to race Carlton Grange making it two events in less that 4 days! He took the Over50 vets class win with a lap after lap battle with series leader Andrew Dean. Andrew placed runner up at the flag with D3 KTM Owner Neil Crayston keeping the front two riders honest taking a close third place on the day.

The Novice class battle is taking shape after round 6. Simon Tate who has had a great deal of success this year could only manage 4th place on the day. Grant Cooper who was delighted to take third place on the day kept Simon Tate off the podium at round 6. Championship protagonist Stephen Boyle had a great points haul taking runner up place. Out on a big bike for the first time Burt Crayston used D3 KTM 150 power to win the novice class in fine style. Burt’s year of improvement is impressive, the lad from Kendal just never seems to tire out.

After the morning event results and podium presentation was complete, it was the turn of the more experienced some what faster riders to compete against the now very dry Carlton Grange terrain. Oliver Allbones was the holeshot man in the Expert class leading the small expert field through the woodland on lap one. TM Motorcycles Lee Sampson, and Moto 4 Husqvarna’s Brad Lilburn chased him down. Local ace Liam Radcliffe also came to compete against the established Northern Experts with championship hopeful Colin Appleyard’s Phil Hancock now back on 2-stroke power. For a while Brad Lilburn held a strong second place behind Lee Sampson, after the fuel stops Sampson managed to create a small lead, which he held to the flag. Brad Lilburn placed runner up and now looks at home on his TE250 after years on 125cc machines. Liam Radcliffe held a very credible third place at the flag.

A fresh challenge awaited Clubman Championship leader Lewis Ellis, coming from an MX background Carlton Grange was always going to test Ellis. His arrival at Lap Scoring meant Lewis 0 Tree 1! He battled on all race with a bent radiator and a foul running bike to still take the win. Tom Weston always looks a class act on his 4 strokes, his runner up place looked like one of the most consistent rides of the day. Tommy Grimmer pushed Weston all race, Tommy’s current form sees him moving up the overall rankings with a solid third place. Lee Stansfield had a nightmare day, his second place in the clubman championship took a downward turn as his rear wheel bearing collapsed needing him to pit and change a wheel. Stansfield Still scored good points, which in turn means Lewis Ellis slight edge at the sharp end of the championship. Lee Pallet was out on his new machine at Carlton Grange. Struggling with a front fork setting due to no testing time he still took the win. James Cooke Thomas was runner up but only by around 3 minutes, which was a nice surprise at the presentation. Andy Williams grabbed a great third place on the day for his continued efforts.

Once again the expert vets class was a battle between just two riders, at Round 5 John Bradford took the win. Round 6 saw Mark Raynor lead pretty much all race despite a crash costing him time in the closing stages. New Grandad Raynor celebrated with a good strong win. John Bradford was runner up after his near DNF at round 5 when his rear mousse collapsed.

After the race there were Lots of tired bodies and riders who found the going tough and relentless. On reflection they all agreed that the challenge of Carlton Grange is one to remember. As always, RAW Enduro will strive to find the best riders in each class across lots of varied terrain. This always provides a very fair and open championship truly aimed at providing the best competition across a full season.

Next Up for RAW Enduro is the Big 6 Hour RAW Challenge event at Driffield on July 16th. Here riders can tough it out solo for 6 hours, or by far the most popular class the two man relay team class, this option looks set to bring together friends and rivals in what promises to be a great fun and socially enjoyable event.
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Results

1.5 hour race

Youth A
Position Number Name # Laps Time Over
1 24 Richard Moorhouse 12 00:01:03
2 222 Jamie Williams 11 00:01:57
3 1 Burt Crayston 11 00:02:53
4 42 Tom Hume 11 00:05:07
5 23 Lottie Hume 9 00:03:21

Youth B
1 991 Cory Cookland 10 00:01:33
2 21 Sam Boyd 10 00:07:01
3 210 Bert Boam 10 00:10:30
4 2 Tommy Tate 9 00:06:35
5 345 Hayden Stansfield 9 00:11:27
6 22 Jack Hughes 7 00:00:13
7 69 Bradley Robson 7 00:00:22
8 25 Harry Walker 7 00:06:19
9 64 Archie Roberts 5 00:01:51

2 hour race

Sportsman
Position Number Name # Laps Time Over
1 233 Cole Cookland 15 00:00:46
2 62 Ben Walker 15 00:03:06
3 222 Issac Archer 15 00:07:18
4 82 Richie Hawes 15 00:08:23
5 259 Ben Martindale 14 00:00:39
6 21 Harry Conner 14 00:00:41
7 84 Liam Ryde 14 00:03:00
8 215 Ricky Ford 14 00:04:25
9 28 Russ Cole 14 00:06:24
10 50 Jack Winn 14 00:07:53
11 25 Lee Crookes 14 00:09:12
12 24 Carl Welford 13 00:02:43
13 34 Jonathan Glaves 12 00:02:32
14 33 Saul Hirst 11 00:00:49
15 74 Archie Wakefield 11 00:06:33

Sportsman Vets
1 99 Phil Dodsworth 15 00:04:58
2 14 Mark Cockfield 14 00:02:49
3 69 Mark Fenwick 14 00:03:23
4 93 Steven Dean 14 00:05:51
5 36 Jim Franklin 14 00:06:19
6 35 Jonathan Ellis 14 00:06:54
7 23 Simon Nutter 14 00:07:01
8 134 Neil Myers 14 00:08:33
9 111 Tony Gunn 13 00:01:11
10 20 Andy Kirby 13 00:03:11
11 102 Tim Boulton 13 00:04:41
12 58 Ian Shingler 13 00:09:17
13 218 Bryan Wharton 12 00:01:51
14 126 Mark Vardy 12 00:08:36
15 60 David Barrett 11 00:00:11
16 301 Shane Syrett 11 00:07:24
– 4 Rob Elston 4 DNF

Over 50
1 888 Andrew Maben 15 00:07:21
2 65 Andrew Dean 14 00:01:14
3 40 Neil Crayston 14 00:03:14
4 90 Colin Mills 13 00:04:53
5 9 Pete Fletcher 13 00:05:45
6 91 Bill Hewitt 13 00:06:30
– 165 Paul Johnson 12 DNF
7 3 Paul McKie 12 00:08:21
8 555 Gary Cooper 11 00:06:46
9 777 Stephen Hepworth 10 00:10:56
10 421 Phillip Horsfall 9 00:01:32
11 78 Jerry Allen 9 00:07:49
– 56 Andy Todd 2 DNF

Novice
1 12 Burt Crayston 14 00:06:58
2 45 Stephen Boyle 14 00:09:33
3 95 Grant Cooper 13 00:01:35
4 30 Simon Tate 13 00:02:40
5 27 Adam Oliver 13 00:03:27
6 117 Steve Butterfield 13 00:03:46
7 53 Lewis Glaves 13 00:05:05
8 187 Stevie Fitzsimmons 13 00:05:09
9 353 Jordan Sizer 13 00:06:03
10 6 Ben Hindley 13 00:06:28
11 17 Danny Philips 13 00:07:12
12 212 Gage Whyte 13 00:09:28
13 97 Phil Dickinson 12 00:00:32
14 216 Joshua Flora 12 00:02:36
15 120 Luke Lavelle 12 00:06:16
16 11 Oliver Cousins 12 00:06:38
17 180 Daniel Isherwood 12 00:07:27
18 707 John Hooley 11 00:00:34
19 1 James Hughes 11 00:02:26
20 7 Philip Thompson 11 00:05:54
21 13 Shane Barton 10 00:08:40
22 44 Callum Riddler 9 00:00:07
23 43 James Riddler 9 00:05:43
24 59 Daniel Allen 9 00:07:32
25 191 Rob Barton 8 00:09:21
– 100 Simon Collins 5 DNF
– 420 Scott Radford 4 DNF
– 2 Adam Hansfield 3 DNF
– 5 Richard Owens 1 DNF

2.5 Hour Race

Expert
Position Number Name # Laps Time Over
1 11 Lee Sampson 22 00:06:24
2 241 Brad Lilburn 21 00:01:59
3 29 Liam Radcliffe 21 00:06:18
4 10 Phil Hancock 20 00:06:21
5 38 Oliver Allbones 19 00:01:04

Expert Vets
1 18 Mark Raynor 19 00:00:08
2 67 John Bradford 19 00:00:10

Clubman
1 52 Lewis Ellis 21 00:06:47
2 93 Tom Weston 20 00:04:03
3 33 Tommy Grimmer 20 00:04:53
4 36 Lee Stansfield 19 00:01:43
5 111 Phil Blacka 19 00:05:43
6 64 Russ Rooksby 19 00:08:21
7 66 Dawson Marriott 18 00:00:15
8 7 Tom Welsh 16 00:02:50
9 5 Jack Mackley 15 00:00:06
10 44 Lucas taylor 10 00:08:15
– 47 Graham Dickinson 3 DNF

Clubman Vets
1 909 Lee Pallet 18 00:05:14
2 8 James Cooke Thomas 18 00:08:51
3 85 Andy Williams 16 00:07:45
4 23 Mark Horrobin 13 00:00:47
5 41 Andy Horrobin 10 00:09:17
– 3 Mick Johnson 3 DNF