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The Big Guns were out! RAW Enduro Rock Oil Championship round 1 – Race Report and Results
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The Big Guns were out! RAW Enduro Rock Oil Championship round 1 – Race Report and Results

by adminMarch 6, 2018

With the UK seeing some of the worst winter weather for a long time, the key to running a successful Enduro event is planning and experience.

Report by Imprint Media – Images courtesy of Matthew Rudd Photography

Wayne Braybrook planned the start of the 2018 championship back in October, to his credit, his experience shone through as he carefully choose the best all round venue for the 2018 Rock Oil championship to fire back in life. Driffield was packed out with keen riders ready to race.

Despite lots of riders unable to make it due to homes still being cut off by winter weather, the almost 200 rider strong line up had a tough yet ride able course to compete on.

Youth Riders had a shorter bespoke track designed to be just right for the weather conditions. Driffield is huge, and

Bert Boam

to send the smaller bikes on the full lap would have been too much for most. Sam Boyd took the overall youth win and class B top spot on his small wheel RAW supported KTM, loving the slippery conditions Sam got the job done well. RAW Newcomer Jack Heaney signed up for Youth B and credited himself with a solid second, RAW Youth Team rider Bert Boam was happy to open his championship with 3rd place points with a steady start on his RAW KTM. Tommy Shevels was the only other rider on 12 laps, he took the Youth A win. Alex Morris was runner up whilst Bradley Robson charged on to take third. In the NEW 50cc Junior Auto Class Jack Houghton completed 4 laps to take the win, Brooke Mudie continues to improve with with a fine runner up place, and little Theo

Brooke Mudie

Nicholson got his 3 laps in before the flag went out.

A slight delay to the Large entry AM adult race was announced due to lots of riders signing up on the day. As the Flag Dropped Mark Cockfield was the early pace setter in the NEW Sportsman Elite class, Cockfield tiring towards the end as track conditions got more difficult, allowed Phil Dodsworth to take the win by just 3 minutes. Shaun Woffinden rounded out the Sportsman Elite podium. In the super competitive Sportsman Vets Class David Barrett took his first ever RAW win, hard charging Nigel Fox pushed the entire 2 hour race as though he had a plane to catch! Only missing the win by 40 seconds at the Flag. Foxy is getting back into shape before his European trips of the summer arrive. RAW regular Jim Franklin had an awesome result grabbing third place to start his season off in a positive way.

The closest battle in the morning race was in Sportsman, Nick Manger held his 9 lap tally to win, only just as Scott Aitkin and Jack Winn were locked on battle for the final laps. Aitkin on his 250 Beta used the extra power to grab second place just 12 seconds ahead of Winn. The pair both

Gary Nicholson and Son Owen

ride trials and shook hands after a great race. Over 25 Novice riders were unable to make the start due to being cut off by snow, the 41 who did make the event were placed very close indeed. Lewis Arrowsmith started his RAW campaign well by taking the win, John Marsh was runner up and Kris Munro although tired, never gave up to grind out a solid third in class.

The Second NEW class for 2018 is the Ladies. Simone Wallis never gave up, using her trials skills as she took the ladies class win. Local lass Leanne Field took runner up place, and fresh into the adult ranks Abbie Piggott did her team proud taking a well earned third place back to Derbyshire.

Simone Wallis

A short break for Marshals to check the track left RAW admin staff time to get the provisional morning race results printed out.

The afternoon race for the more experienced Experts, Clubman and New Elite Vets saw RAW Enduro have their largest Clubman entry for a long time. Right from the off Acklams Beta rider Luke Flack ripped off into the distance as the other expert riders chased after him. Flack held a commanding lead around lap one, MX Ace Ryan Crowder was in the mix as he tried his hand at Enduro for the first time, add in the 2017 Champion Phil Hancock, Tom Widd, Brad Lilburn, and Factory Mechanic Damo Butler, all of whom have form for

Tom Widd

getting on with tough events. As the 2 hour race timer counted down Flack Controlled the race even taking time to pit. Thomas Widd and Brad Lilburn were locked in battle for what seemed like all race. Damo Butler had his usual steady start, then as conditions got difficult he found his rytham on his FE250 Husky. At the Flag Flack took the win, almost unaware that Brad Lilburn now back on a 125 was catching at an alarming rate, less than 20 seconds meant one more lap the result may have been different. Thomas Widd was happy with his third place, with Crowder doing the MX lads proud sticking it out in tough conditions.

Dominic Richardson led almost all the race in clubman on his RAW Appleyard Husky 125, Dom now settled in the RAW team simply relaxed and raced to take a convincing win in class. Richie Moorhouse now on a full size bike took a fine second place for R2 off road. Another RAW Supported rider Tommy Grimmer got back to multi lap events after his extreme events of late, taking a strong third to take his championship aspirations forward. Jamie Williams took forth place, with comedy act of the Day, and good friends, Neil Marshal and Ben Walker passing each other on the last lap trying to beat each other! Walker

Luke Flack

eventually took fifth place as Marshal had to settle for sixth. This is why these lads like racing, handshakes and a pat on the back at the flag started the post race de brief.

The final new class for 2018 is the Elite Vets, Clubman and Expert combined to bolster the numbers. Lee Stansfield suffered with arm pump on his new 4t machine but still managed to take the win. Mark Raynor pushed him right to the flag to take runner up place just 5 seconds back, east coast Autosmart Franciseee Paul Daley Smith used his new training program to good effect to take third in very demanding conditions.

Well done to RAW Enduro for making this first Rock Oil Championship a roaring success. Riders moved heaven and

Dom Richardson

earth to get to this event with less than perfect traveling conditions, a long winter break had riders ready to race, RAW didn’t let them down, the planning and careful venue choice means this club are now up and running for the 2018 season.

Round 2 takes place in two weeks time at another “safe” venue with Hard Standing parking at Ripon in North Yorkshire. Once again already ahead of the game, Wayne Braybrook has negotiated some more new ground to keep the regulars on their toes whilst providing the masses with the best events in the North of England. Well done to all riders who participated, this long winter will break soon then RAW will introduce their Brand New Venues into the summer season.

Gratitude as always to everyone who plays a part in the success of RAW Enduro as the club establishes itself as the Largest in the North Of England.

For more info on the club visit: www.rawenduro.co.uk

Results

1 Hr 15 Race

Youth A
Position Number Name # Laps Time Over
1 101 Tommy Shevels 12 00:06:16
2 14 Alex Morris 11 00:04:30
3 69 Bradley Robson 11 00:06:57
4 44 Jackson Simpson 8 00:02:53
5 18 Reece Major 7 00:02:24
6 7 Declan Wheatley 7 00:05:50
– 2 Tommy Tate 4 DNF

Youth B
Position Number Name # Laps Time Over
1 21 Sam Boyd 12 00:04:32
2 81 Jack Heaney 11 00:00:04
3 210 Bert Boam 11 00:02:15
4 345 Hayden Stansfield 11 00:04:45
5 8 Holly Inness 10 00:06:13
6 25 Harry Walker 7 00:01:13
7 11 Tyler Wile 7 00:04:27
8 6 Caitlin Winn 6 00:01:07
9 9 Harry Allen 1 00:15:47

Junior Auto
Position Number Name # Laps Time Over
1 10 Jack Houghton 4 00:15:58
2 5 Brooke Mudie 3 00:00:16
3 4 Theo Nicholson 3 00:15:50
– 3 Owen Nicholson 1 DNF

2 Hour race

Sportsman

Position Number Name # Laps Time Over
1 68 Nick Manger 9 00:03:55
2 64 Scott Aikin 9 00:04:26
3 50 Jack Winn 9 00:04:38
4 6 Carl Howes 9 00:09:18
5 181 Oli Franklin 9 00:13:42
6 39 Aden Overend 9 00:14:32
7 33 Lewis Moore 8 00:01:07
8 95 Grant Cooper 8 00:01:12
9 522 Jack Gabb 8 00:01:17
10 221 Stephen Butterfield 8 00:01:19
11 24 Carl Welford 8 00:02:22
12 4 Mark Hodges 8 00:02:34
13 71 Dave Shevells 8 00:02:58
14 16 Josh Fenton 8 00:03:57
15 55 Jonny Lister 8 00:08:52
16 106 Anthony Rea 8 00:10:20
17 111 Thomas Baraona 8 00:12:45
18 84 Steven Carter 8 00:13:01
19 18 Luke Kassim 8 00:13:29
20 12 Alex Watt 8 00:14:29
21 456 Rob Miller 8 00:16:36
22 83 Danny McKennall 8 00:18:37
23 78 Wes Daglass 7 00:00:55
24 767 Paul Freeman 7 00:04:36
25 115 Dan Kitchen 7 00:04:59
26 122 James Thompson 7 00:09:33
27 116 Gary Salter 7 00:11:30
28 972 Scott Firth 7 00:13:51
29 245 Andy Blacka 7 00:16:40
30 888 Jimmy Beadle 7 00:19:01
31 135 Shaun Clennell 6 00:00:25
32 125 Jack Webster Owen 6 00:05:48
33 107 Ashley Howman 6 00:05:49
– 121 Scoot Campbell 5 DNF
34 7 Chris Fowler 5 00:08:27
35 118 Stuart Gill 5 00:13:55
– 225 Dan Watson 4 DNF
– 105 Tony Boyes 3 DNF

Sportsman Elite
Position Number Name # Laps Time Over
1 99 Phil Dodsworth 9 00:04:21
2 14 Mark Cockfield 9 00:07:31
3 227 Shaun Woffinden 9 00:08:30

Sportsman Vets

Position Number Name # Laps Time Over
1 160 David Barret 9 00:13:13
2 141 Nigel Fox 9 00:13:58
3 36 Jim Franklin 9 00:16:42
4 45 Stephen Boyle 8 00:00:18
5 174 Fred Farquarson 8 00:01:58
6 26 Mark Vardy 8 00:05:30
7 85 Andy Williams 8 00:07:13
8 49 Darren Kendall 8 00:08:22
9 321 Paul Kenyon 8 00:10:30
10 76 Martyn Thomas 8 00:12:01
11 29 Stuart Broadhurst 7 00:01:51
12 2 Jonathan Ellis 7 00:02:07
13 86 Steve Mawson 7 00:14:17
– 93 Steven Dean 6 DNF
14 70 Ian Shingler 6 00:01:05
15 56 John Chappell 6 00:20:17
– 171 Nick Barrow 5 DNF
16 128 James Dyson 5 00:11:01
17 123 Mark Horriobin
4 00:02:02 – 87 Dave Yates 2 DNF

Novice

Position Number Name # Laps Time Over
1 114 Lewis Arrowsmith 8 00:07:42
2 137 John Marsh 8 00:09:25
3 127 Kris Munro 8 00:10:46
4 155 Mark Houghton 8 00:14:21
5 11 Oliver Cousins 8 00:15:01
6 136 David Peel 7 00:04:01
7 258 Jamie Peel 7 00:06:27
8 44 Callum Riddler 7 00:08:20
9 219 Jonathan Lambert 7 00:08:35
10 147 Danny Stuart 7 00:09:43
11 132 Will Clark 7 00:10:16
12 307 David Farrow 7 00:10:25
13 8 Ben Hindley 7 00:13:45
14 5 Steven Hope 7 00:17:28
15 72 Carl Dresser 7 00:17:44
16 146 Sean Ferret 7 00:20:02
17 41 Richard Clifton 7 00:20:10
19 187 Rob Hoyle 7 00:22:46
20 59 Bradley Coleman 6 00:00:52
21 707 John Hooley 6 00:01:26
22 738 Harvey Walker 6 00:02:16
23 80 Dean Bromley 6 00:04:19
24 37 Finlay Horsley 6 00:05:18
25 119 Paul Wile 6 00:06:08
26 142 Andrew Guy 6 00:06:16
27 209 Craig Winspear 6 00:08:15
28 43 James Riddler 6 00:13:03
29 955 Lee Dollimore 6 00:13:06
30 473 Liam Parish 6 00:14:58
31 96 Paul McNicoll 6 00:28:35
– 211 Ashley Carroll 5 DNF
– 240 Mark Richardson 5 DNF
– 35 George Jenson 5 DNF
32 144 Will Banks 5 00:06:00
33 830 Mick Gribben 5 00:10:35
34 711 Darren Blades 5 00:28:58
35 851 Duncan Rose 4 00:01:02
– 474 Alan Waller 3 DNF
– 110 Ben Freeman 3 DNF
– 100 Simon Collins 2 DNF
– 420 Scott Radford 1 DNF
– 15 Sarah Thomas 1 DNF
– 22 Duane Rooke 1 DNF

NEW Ladies

Position Number Name # Laps Time Over
1 712 Simone Wallis 5 00:03:50
2 77 Leanne Field 4 00:01:42
3 246 Abbie Piggott 4 00:14:12

Over 50

Position Number Name # Laps Time Over
1 65 Andrew Dean 9 00:08:50
2 20 Andy Kirby 8 00:02:40
3 163 Colin Mills 8 00:11:19
4 1 Pete Fletcher 8 00:11:45
5 180 Steven Howes 8 00:16:46
– 27 Adrian Horsley 7 DNF
6 79 Rob Elston 7 00:08:18
7 51 Sam Hall 7 00:08:32
8 112 Nigel Mackenzie 6 00:00:34
9 94 Sam Davidson 6 00:01:22
10 228 Barry Whittingham 6 00:02:56
11 666 Kevin Tyson 6 00:24:30
– 10 Steve Johnson 5 DNF
12 271 Martyn Field 5 00:01:45
13 3 Richard Penfold 5 00:26:04
– 199 Nick Thorpe 3 DNF

Expert

Position Number Name # Laps Time Over
1 7 Luke Flack 10 00:00:06
2 241 Brad Lilburn 10 00:00:24
3 31 Thomas Widd 10 00:00:52
4 146 Ryan Crowder 10 00:01:11
5 4 Damian Butler 10 00:03:18
6 10 Phil Hancock 10 00:06:29
7 91 Ben Allison 10 00:09:37
8 69 Curtis Dixon 9 00:00:42
9 909 Lee Pallet 9 00:02:03
10 217 James Allen 9 00:04:39
11 38 Oliver Allbones 9 00:05:35
12 25 Thomas Tennant 9 00:06:11
13 26 Marc Vardy 9 00:08:33
14 44 Martin Hancock 7 00:00:50

Clubman

Position Number Name # Laps Time Over
1 13 Dom Richardson 9 00:01:26
2 111 Richard Moorhouse 9 00:02:19
3 33 Tommy Grimmer 9 00:02:48
4 222 Jamie Williams 9 00:05:44
5 62 Ben Walker 9 00:07:28
6 182 Neil Marshal 9 00:07:35
7 60 Jason Hirst 9 00:09:29
8 8 Phil Blacka 8 00:00:12
9 66 Dawson Marriott 8 00:01:00
10 88 Chris Brown 8 00:01:41
11 47 Graham Dickinson 8 00:02:44
12 102 Tom Shepherd 8 00:03:55
13 201 Rosie Rowett 8 00:04:20
14 999 Joe Townsend 8 00:04:23
15 105 Mick Harris 8 00:06:26
16 360 Adam Mullholland 8 00:09:14
17 6 Toby Flack 8 00:12:11
18 12 Matt Parkinson 8 00:15:18
19 252 Kyle Walton 7 00:01:38
20 72 Thomas Bradshaw 7 00:07:17
21 113 Anthony Priestley 7 00:11:02
21 Harry Conner 3 DNF
32 Paul Jefferson 3 DNF
444 Nigel Beckley 3 DNF
73 Liam Armstrong 3 DNF
24 Matthew Holmes 1 DNF
110 Chris Foster 1 DNF

Elite Vets

Position Number Name # Laps Time Over
1 36 Lee Stansfield 9 00:07:03
2 3 Mark Raynor 9 00:07:08
3 70 Paul Daley Smith 8 00:11:40
4 28 Colin Blunt 7 00:09:59
5 139 Simon Challoner 6 00:00:05