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The Fast and Furious. WOR EVENTS NATIONAL HARE SCRAMBLES Round 7 – Race Report and Results
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The Fast and Furious. WOR EVENTS NATIONAL HARE SCRAMBLES Round 7 – Race Report and Results

by adminSeptember 12, 2017

The National Hare Scrambles for both quads and solos reached the penultimate round last weekend at an amazing Brand-new venue from WOR Events in Ludlow on the rolling Shropshire plains. The track was simply unique and was a 6-mile lap of fast, flowing, adrenaline fuelled fun for the very healthy turn out of riders that attended. All over the country other events where getting battered by the rain but somehow only a few drops fell over the entire weekend at WOR ensuring even more grin factor for the riders and racers as they scratched themselves to check if this new venue was real, it was that well received!

Report by Keith Williams – Images by Nigel Torrens Photography

Owain Humphreys and Connor Bolsover (Both CF Racing Husqvarna’s) where on fire and for the entire duration of the 2.5hr race you could separate them with a fine piece of paper, real bar to bar racing was happening. The nature of the track didn’t really allow for riders to pull away and gap other competitors unless they made a mistake in the 3 or 4 technical sections of woodlands and streams etc, so in all the classes at the sharp end there was not much in it at all. Humphreys took the lead after strategic fuel stops had taken place between both him and Bolsover and held onto it for the last few laps, eventually finishing on 15 laps each with a 34 second advantage to Humphreys. The 350 fx 4t OF Owains and the 300 te 2t of Connor both evenly matched. Another CF Racing Husqvarna mounted rider, Steve Hughes, FC250 made it a Husky 1, 2, 3 on the top Expert podium and matched the top two riders score of 15 laps although Hughes was 7 minutes adrift at the end of play. Great racing most definitely.

Kev Freeman on his 300 KTM was also in great form as he chased down the early leaders in the Expert vets, the pair of GASGAS’s ridden by Martin Sandiford and John Shirt Junior, Freeman moved ahead after about 45 minutes and never really looked back securing the win in class and a very solid 5th overall as he completed 14 laps. Runner up spoils went to Martin Sandiford with Lincoln Brewster a solid 3rd spot. Both Sandiford and Brewster having 3 fuel stops emphasising the pace out there. All 3 on 14 laps.

Young Dawson Marriott was out on his brand-new Gas Gas 250 and was revelling in the conditions as he pushed from early doors of the race to eventually take the class win after having wrestled it back from the likes of James Ford and Robert Francom, whom both DNF’d before the end of the race to allow Paul Engerlen and Richard Wozencroft take send and 3rd place respectively come the end of the race battle.

Stacey Greensall had another stonking ride to win the Clubman Vets and also make the title for the year very near to conclusion. The 300 Husqvarna of Greensall really enjoying the speeds and flowing nature of the circuit. Stacey was pushed however by Runner Up Kev Wallace as he matched the 14 laps and was only 10 seconds behind at the end, again close stuff. 3rd Clubman Vet went to Lyndon Connor on 12 laps to his credit.

The Two-Hour race group was topped by Over 50’s rider, Colin Griffiths, another dominant force in this year’s series as he blasted the 350 KTM to a convincing win over Dave Jones and Rob Gregory in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. All 3 finishing on 11 laps each.

Steve Farthing was the man to beat in the Sportsman class as he took a clear 1-minute advantage to win the group, leading from the off to the finish from second placed Mattais Svensson and bronze podium visitor Thomas Lawton all on 11 laps.

The Sportsman Vets class was led from start to Finish by Paul Hughes as he blasted his Husky to 11 laps and 14 seconds winning margin from one of the class front runners in the championship, Anthony Foulkes. Foulkes in turn had just 5 seconds in his favour over 3rd placed James Cooke Thomas. Superb close racing again.

Sion Hughes on his buzzing little 85 Husky was top dog in the small but always competitive Youth class. Hughes was the only rider in class to complete 11 laps. Runner Up was Haydn Tyrer with the ever-improving Hayden Rainford in 3rd.

The Novice group was topped by Adam Bates as he finally got the top step he was looking for. Completing 11 laps Bates held off Runner Up Jake Sheppard by 18 seconds and a further 3 minutes from 3rd placed Dan Griffiths.

As stated earlier the event at this Brand-new venue was so well received and proved once again that Steve Ireland and his WOR team are always out there with their finger on the pulse generating new venues and helping keep the sport fresh and exciting with superb venues to choose from for the WOR riders and racers.

WOR always send out a huge thankyou to the Landowners, the staff, medics, caterers, sponsors and most of all the riders that support the events in their numbers to make them happen. WOR now move next week to Firbank in the Lake District as the NHS series comes to an end at the final round. A double point special on a fully graded and enjoyable fellside circuit that will cater for all riders and welcome new comers and playday riders alike.

Results

EXPERT
1 1  OWAIN HUMPHREYS 15  02:26:11
2 9  CONNOR BOLSOVER 15  02:26:45
3 313  STEVE HUGHES 15  02:33:24
4 2  RYAN SHACKLADY 14  02:26:23
5 18  MATT SILVESTER 14  02:27:47
6 118  MARK AUSTIN 13  02:28:31
7 815  LUKE FISHER 13  02:32:01
EXPERT VETS
1 177  KEV FREEMAN 14  02:27:32
2 851  MARTIN SANDIFORD 14  02:29:41
3 7  LINCOLN BREWSTER 14  02:31:10
4 488  NEIL PARRY 13  02:34:50
5 361  NEIL HACKETT 12  02:29:05
6 850  JOHN SHIRT 4  00:42:31 DNF
CLUBMAN
1 66  DAWSON MARRIOTT 14  02:30:26
2 61  PAUL ENGELEN 14  02:32:52
3 802  RICHARD WOZENCROFT 14  02:32:55
4 842  BRYN REES 14  02:35:40
5 32  RAIFE MCDONALD 14  02:36:13
6 841  ANDREW PRITCHARD 13  02:27:21
7 707  WAYNE WILLIAMS 13  02:27:27
8 112  SION JONES 13  02:27:35
9 801  TOM BRAZIER 13  02:29:01
10 288  CHRIS BRAZIER 13  02:31:13
11 94  JAMES FORD 9  01:36:39 DNF
12 908  ROB FRANCOM 9  01:37:16 DNF
13 131  LEON DEAN 5  01:08:12 DNF
14 78  MATT CONNELL 2  00:24:09 DNF
825  JUAN SOTO 0  DNF
CLUBMAN VETS
1 129  STACEY GREENSALL 14  02:35:50
2 810  KEVIN WALLACE 14  02:36:00
3 968  LYNDUN CONNOR 12  02:26:14
852  NATHAN BOLTON 9  02:17:55 DNF
4 95  MARTIN WALKER 4  02:27:08
SPORTSMAN
1 316  STEVE FARTHING 11  02:03:12
2 809  MATTIAS SVENSSON 11  02:04:12
3 127  THOMAS LAWTON 11  02:08:16
4 808  NILS OGDEN 11  02:08:42
5 14  CYNAN SHARP 11  02:09:12
6 999  JOE TOWNSEND 10  02:01:42
7 730  BRAD BURRELL 10  02:04:18
8 399  KEITH JONES 10  02:05:07
9 661  ALEX WATT 10  02:06:33
10 467  DANNY DAVISON 10  02:07:10
11 822  DEAN BURGESS 10  02:09:46
12 823  HARRY BAGULEY 9  02:03:09
13 813  DAN WITHENSHAW 9  02:03:37
14 995  GARY SMITH 9  02:10:07
15 113  MICHAEL MCGUINN 8  02:05:30
16 820  LEE RAMSEY 8  02:06:58
SPORTSMAN VETS
1 74  PAUL HUGHES 11  02:05:50
2 3  ANTHONY FOULKES 11  02:06:04
3 80  JAMES COOKE THOMAS 11  02:06:09
4 214  MARK COCKFIELD 11  02:08:35
5 33  MARK PLAIN 11  02:10:37
6 888  MICK MILLS 10  02:03:34
7 180  JOHN BOWEN 10  02:09:53
818  ANDREW LATHAM 0  DNF
YOUTH
1 22  SION HUGHES 11  02:10:08
2 719  HAYDN TYRER 10  02:06:02
3 34  HAYDEN RAINFORD 10  02:06:12
4 950  ZACHARY WARD 9  02:01:30
803  HARVEY WARD 0  DNF
NOVICE
1 19  ADAM BATES 11  02:06:35
2 843  JAKE SHEPPARD 11  02:06:53
3 6  DAN GRIFFITHS 11  02:09:57
4 111  WAYNE BRENNAN 11  02:11:01
5 303  DANIEL WALKER 10  02:04:48
6 12  TONY RAINFORD 10  02:06:48
7 819  LIAM SNOW 10  02:07:20
8 368  DAN FARTHING 10  02:11:46
943  MAX EILLEDGE 9  01:47:17 DNF
9 333  WILL BATES 9  02:00:40
10 994  RYAN HOUSDEN 9  02:00:52
11 990  LOLA STACEY 9  02:05:25
12 811  TIM JONES 9  02:07:07
13 17  MARTIN CIUPA 9  02:07:17
14 805  ANDRZEJ PIESZKO 9  02:13:54
15 826  STEPHEN JONES 8  02:00:02
20  DAN THOROGOOD 8  02:01:16
922  CHRIS BURKE 8  02:03:58
817  JAMES CALDWELL 8  02:04:20
807  DAVE NEAL 7  02:16:08
215  ASHLEY HOLT 6  01:11:49 DNF
806  PAUL WRIGHTSON 6  02:06:23
970  MIKE DODD 3  00:41:23 DNF
OVER 50
1 151  COLIN GRIFFITHS 11  02:01:39
2 715  DAVE JONES 11  02:03:45
3 198  ROB GREGORY 11  02:06:41
4 5  STEPHEN PARRY 11  02:06:49
5 175  GARETH JONES 11  02:07:01
6 830  ROB MURPHIN 10  02:04:40
7 714  JOHN CITRINE 10  02:09:19
8 814  PAUL FISHER 9  02:11:48
SOLO OVERALL
Position  Number  Class  Name  # Laps  Penalty
1 1  EXPERT  OWAIN HUMPHREYS 15  02:26:11
2 9  EXPERT  CONNOR BOLSOVER 15  02:26:45
3 313  EXPERT  STEVE HUGHES 15  02:33:24
4 2  EXPERT  RYAN SHACKLADY 14  02:26:23
5 177  EXPERT VETS  KEV FREEMAN 14  02:27:32
6 18  EXPERT  MATT SILVESTER 14  02:27:47
7 851  EXPERT VETS  MARTIN SANDIFORD 14  02:29:41
8 66  CLUBMAN  DAWSON MARRIOTT 14  02:30:26
9 7  EXPERT VETS  LINCOLN BREWSTER 14  02:31:10
10 61  CLUBMAN  PAUL ENGELEN 14  02:32:52
11 802  CLUBMAN  RICHARD WOZENCROFT 14  02:32:55
12 842  CLUBMAN  BRYN REES 14  02:35:40
13 129  CLUBMAN VETS  STACEY GREENSALL 14  02:35:50
14 810  CLUBMAN VETS  KEVIN WALLACE 14  02:36:00
15 32  CLUBMAN  RAIFE MCDONALD 14  02:36:13
16 841  CLUBMAN  ANDREW PRITCHARD 13  02:27:21
17 707  CLUBMAN  WAYNE WILLIAMS 13  02:27:27
18 112  CLUBMAN  SION JONES 13  02:27:35
19 118  EXPERT  MARK AUSTIN 13  02:28:31
20 801  CLUBMAN  TOM BRAZIER 13  02:29:01
21 288  CLUBMAN  CHRIS BRAZIER 13  02:31:13
22 815  EXPERT  LUKE FISHER 13  02:32:01
23 488  EXPERT VETS  NEIL PARRY 13  02:34:50
24 968  CLUBMAN VETS  LYNDUN CONNOR 12  02:26:14
25 361  EXPERT VETS  NEIL HACKETT 12  02:29:05
26 151  OVER 50  COLIN GRIFFITHS 11  02:01:39
27 316  SPORTSMAN  STEVE FARTHING 11  02:03:12
28 715  OVER 50  DAVE JONES 11  02:03:45
29 809  SPORTSMAN  MATTIAS SVENSSON 11  02:04:12
30 74  SPORTSMAN VETS  PAUL HUGHES 11  02:05:50
31 3  SPORTSMAN VETS  ANTHONY FOULKES 11  02:06:04
32 80  SPORTSMAN VETS  JAMES COOKE THOMAS 11  02:06:09
33 19  NOVICE  ADAM BATES 11  02:06:35
34 198  OVER 50  ROB GREGORY 11  02:06:41
35 5  OVER 50  STEPHEN PARRY 11  02:06:49
36 843  NOVICE  JAKE SHEPPARD 11  02:06:53
37 175  OVER 50  GARETH JONES 11  02:07:01
38 127  SPORTSMAN  THOMAS LAWTON 11  02:08:16
39 214  SPORTSMAN VETS  MARK COCKFIELD 11  02:08:35
40 808  SPORTSMAN  NILS OGDEN 11  02:08:42
41 14  SPORTSMAN  CYNAN SHARP 11  02:09:12
42 6  NOVICE  DAN GRIFFITHS 11  02:09:57
43 22  YOUTH  SION HUGHES 11  02:10:08
44 33  SPORTSMAN VETS  MARK PLAIN 11  02:10:37
45 111  NOVICE  WAYNE BRENNAN 11  02:11:01
46 999  SPORTSMAN  JOE TOWNSEND 10  02:01:42
47 888  SPORTSMAN VETS  MICK MILLS 10  02:03:34
48 730  SPORTSMAN  BRAD BURRELL 10  02:04:18
49 830  OVER 50  ROB MURPHIN 10  02:04:40
50 303  NOVICE  DANIEL WALKER 10  02:04:48
51 399  SPORTSMAN  KEITH JONES 10  02:05:07
52 719  YOUTH  HAYDN TYRER 10  02:06:02
53 34  YOUTH  HAYDEN RAINFORD 10  02:06:12
54 661  SPORTSMAN  ALEX WATT 10  02:06:33
55 12  NOVICE  TONY RAINFORD 10  02:06:48
56 467  SPORTSMAN  DANNY DAVISON 10  02:07:10
57 819  NOVICE  LIAM SNOW 10  02:07:20
58 714  OVER 50  JOHN CITRINE 10  02:09:19
59 822  SPORTSMAN  DEAN BURGESS 10  02:09:46
60 180  SPORTSMAN VETS  JOHN BOWEN 10  02:09:53
61 368  NOVICE  DAN FARTHING 10  02:11:46
62 94  CLUBMAN  JAMES FORD 9  01:36:39 DNF
63 908  CLUBMAN  ROB FRANCOM 9  01:37:16 DNF
64 943  NOVICE  MAX EILLEDGE 9  01:47:17 DNF
65 333  NOVICE  WILL BATES 9  02:00:40
66 994  NOVICE  RYAN HOUSDEN 9  02:00:52
67 950  YOUTH  ZACHARY WARD 9  02:01:30
68 823  SPORTSMAN  HARRY BAGULEY 9  02:03:09
69 813  SPORTSMAN  DAN WITHENSHAW 9  02:03:37
70 990  NOVICE  LOLA STACEY 9  02:05:25
71 811  NOVICE  TIM JONES 9  02:07:07
72 17  NOVICE  MARTIN CIUPA 9  02:07:17
73 995  SPORTSMAN  GARY SMITH 9  02:10:07
74 814  OVER 50  PAUL FISHER 9  02:11:48
75 805  NOVICE  ANDRZEJ PIESZKO 9  02:13:54
76 852  CLUBMAN VETS  NATHAN BOLTON 9  02:17:55 DNF
77 826  NOVICE  STEPHEN JONES 8  02:00:02
78 20  NOVICE  DAN THOROGOOD 8  02:01:16
79 922  NOVICE  CHRIS BURKE 8  02:03:58
80 817  NOVICE  JAMES CALDWELL 8  02:04:20
81 113  SPORTSMAN  MICHAEL MCGUINN 8  02:05:30
82 820  SPORTSMAN  LEE RAMSEY 8  02:06:58
83 807  NOVICE  DAVE NEAL 7  02:16:08
84 215  NOVICE  ASHLEY HOLT 6  01:11:49 DNF
85 806  NOVICE  PAUL WRIGHTSON 6  02:06:23
86 131  CLUBMAN  LEON DEAN 5  01:08:12 DNF
87 850  EXPERT VETS  JOHN SHIRT 4  00:42:31 DNF
88 95  CLUBMAN VETS  MARTIN WALKER 4  02:27:08
89 970  NOVICE  MIKE DODD 3  00:41:23 DNF
90 78  CLUBMAN  MATT CONNELL 2  00:24:09 DNF