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The Fast and the Furious _ WOR EVENTS NATIONAL HARE SCRAMBLES Round 5 – Race Report and Results

by adminJuly 11, 2017

The National Hare Scrambles solo series blasted into round 5 of the 2017 series last weekend with a fast and furious 5 mile plus lap of 100% natural cross country terrain. The venue, Robs Mount 2, in North Wales is a stunner and each year delivers a unique racing experience for the WOR Events riders and racers. Riding amongst the huge wind turbines onsite, and utilising acres and acres of rolling hilly farm land, this track is so different (like all WOR’s tracks) to the rest with natural crests and jumps that send the riders orbiting into the air and challenges them with tricky grass off cambers and big hill climbs out of the valleys. Riders enjoy themselves so much at this venue that they forget to refuel their bikes and the Race director, Steve Ireland emphasised on the start line that riders must take on more fuel to ensure no unwanted DNF’s.

Report by Keith Williams – Images courtesy of Nigel Torrens

Connor Bolsover, the recently signed supported CF racing Husqvarna rider took his 3rd straight event win as he blasted the 300 2t to an inch of its fuel capacity…Taking the chequered flag by just 12 seconds from Runner Up, CF Racing mechanic, Steve Hughes (Husky 250 fc 4t) , Bolsover showed a thimble full of go go juice remaining in his tank, another lap would not have been possible that’s for sure. Bolsover and Hughes kept each other real for the entire race with 2.5hrs of bar banging and race lead swaps. 15 laps each was their score and well-earned it was too. Luke Fisher finished in 3rd place and again secured some valuable points as he stays at the top of the championship standings with consistency being the key.

Kev Freeman was in unstoppable form in the Expert Vets and rode a borrowed bike as he unfortunately had 2 dirt bikes stolen last week, Racing was obviously just what the doctor ordered and Freeman was riding with a pace that matched the top two Expert riders and gave him the class win and a superb 3rd overall. Runner Up to Freeman was the Honda 450 mounted Roy Prescott. Roy always goes well and seems to ride in stealth mode, always going faster than he looks with his smooth style on the big red machine. Darren Skillin was on a mission too, again on a borrowed bike as he awaits the arrival of his new 2018 Husky, Darren blasted his mates KTM to 3rd place after putting in some very quick lap times indeed.

Paul Engerlen is a super Clubman, always there or there about and consistent as any rider out there, Paul placed his trusty KTM at the top of the Clubman class with less than a minute to his winning margin from Runner Up, Alex Chesworth. Chesworth going very well to complete 14 laps and managing to hold off 3rd placed Gwion Prys by just 6 seconds after 2.5hrs of hard racing. Really close stuff.

The Clubman Vets class had another top-drawer battle going on to as Stacey Greensall and Martin Walker where at it bar to bar for ages. Eventually Husky mounted Greensall pulled away to take an eventual 2-minute winning margin of the KTM of Walker. 3rd spot in class went to Steve Cranshaw, a further 2 minutes down on Walker. All 3 on 14 laps.

The Over 50 group this year is dominated by one man, Colin Griffiths. Colin seems to be getting faster and faster as he gets older and that’s a brilliant thing as the big man again did enough to be the fastest man overall in the 2hour category of racers. Colin took the win from Colin jones on the same laps but with a 3 minute advantage come the end of proceedings. 3rd placed Over 50 was the big airtime Husky of Duncan Humphreys, Duncan was quite possibly the biggest jumper of the day and showed no fear of heights as he rounded out the podium.

Liam Belfield is another rider dominating his class week in week out. Going really well on his Yamaha 2t the young man is making the Sportsman class his own after moving up from Novice and he will soon be a very welcome addition to the Clubman front runners that is for sure. Liam always has a strong challenge from Steve Farthing though and it was no different at this race with Steve matching the laps and only 30 seconds behind Liam at the end of their 2-hour battle. Young road racing Starlet, Storm Stacey took a very well-earned podium place in 3rd and entertained the crowd with some nice hell clicking jump moves on his Honda 250 mxer.

The Sportsman Vets sharp end boss was the Husaberg mounted Anthony Foulkes. Foulkes was on a mission to hold off runner up, James Cooke Thomas, and did so by a minute and 20 seconds. 3rd place Sports Vet was Nigel Lynn out on his new Beta and finally finding a speed event as much fun and as enjoyable as the slower extreme stuff he usually prefers. All 3 did 11 laps.

Sion Hughes was flying on his Husky 85cc in the Youth class and deserved his win as the only rider in the group to do 11 laps. Jamie Williams took a solid second spot with Hayden Rainford only half a minute down on him. All Youth riders going well on the big track with their little wheels.

Top Novice and a rider heading for the Sportsman class on merit was Dan Griffiths as he placed ahead of Adam Bates and Paul Lightfoot with all 3 riders completing 11 laps.

The event ran like clockwork with superb, solid and super safe marshalling along with neat and quick results and presentation awards making a perfect end to this event and another well run round of this superb off road series,

The National Hare Scrambles. WOR Events would like to as always thank all the staff, land owners, caterers, medics, sponsors, supporters and most importantly the riders for supporting the events. The next NHS solo action is the all-important WILDCARD round of the series that runs back to back from this weekend’s event just gone. The WILDCARD is at WOR’s always popular MAESHAFN circuit near Chester this Sunday the 16th July.

Results

Position  Number  Name  Town  Bike  # Laps  Penalty
EXPERT
1 9  CONNOR BOLSOVER 15  02:25:14
2 313  STEVE HUGHES 15  02:25:26
3 834  LUKE FISHER 13  02:34:26
4 7  RYAN SHACKLADY 5  00:49:34 dnf
EXPERT VETS
1 177  KEV FREEMAN 15  02:34:09
2 215  ROY PRESCOTT 14  02:25:22
3 100  DARREN SKILLIN 14  02:25:57
4 488  NEIL PARRY 13  02:32:18
800  NEIL CROSTON 0  DNF
823  KARL CLAYBROOK 0  DNF
977  KEV FREEMAN 0  DNF
CLUBMAN
1 61  PAUL ENGELEN 14  02:27:47
2 441  ALEX CHESWORTH 14  02:28:51
3 861  GWION PRYS 14  02:28:57
4 707  WAYNE WILLIAMS 14  02:29:43
5 858  TOM BRAZIER 14  02:34:29
6 230  ROB SIMPSON 14  02:35:44
908  ROB FRANCOM 13  02:18:28 dnf
806  COLE ELLIOTT 13  02:21:08 dnf
7 833  MATT HALL 13  02:31:35
8 950  ED FEAR 8  02:28:20
112  SION JONES 4  00:50:20 dnf
249  BEN MARTINDALE 0  DNF
CLUBMAN VETS
1 129  STACEY GREENSALL 14  02:29:26
2 95  MARTIN WALKER 14  02:31:23
3 283  STEVE CRANSHAW 14  02:33:22
4 941  IAN HOLDEN 13  02:34:01
5 850  SHON JONES 13  02:34:39
OVER 50s
1 151  COLIN GRIFFITHS 12  02:04:51
2 201  COLIN JONES 12  02:07:59
3 15  DUNCAN HUMPHREY 11  02:00:52
4 312  STEPHEN PARRY 11  02:01:03
5 175  GARETH JONES 11  02:07:50
6 714  JOHN CITRINE 10  02:04:03
7 23  GUY STANDRING 10  02:12:16
8 854  STEVEN EPWORTH 9  02:05:17
9 708  PAUL DAVIES 8  02:02:20
10 842  PAUL FISHER 8  02:14:39
815  IAN HOLDEN 0  DNF
863  PAUL DAVIES 0  DNF
SPORTSMAN
1 711  LIAM BELFIELD 12  02:07:18
2 316  STEVE FARTHING 12  02:07:48
3 79  STORM STACEY 12  02:08:19
4 8834  MATTIAS SVENSSON 12  02:10:18
5 10  NEIL HAWKSEY 11  02:01:05
6 127  THOMAS LAWTON 11  02:02:26
7 745  GARETH DAVENPORT 11  02:02:35
8 840  NILS OGDEN 11  02:03:54
9 27  JORDAN BLACKMORE 11  02:05:39
10 14  CYNAN SHARP 11  02:05:41
11 369  BEN HURLEY 11  02:07:46
12 832  MARTIN CHIDLEY 11  02:08:56
13 900  DAVE BIRCH 10  01:54:24
14 101  DANIEL HEATH 10  02:01:25
15 849  SAM  FORSTER 10  02:05:26
16 812  DEAN BURGESS 10  02:06:59
17 191  JONATHAN CHILDS 10  02:08:50
18 818  JOE ROBERTS 9  02:00:41
19 811  DAVE TOKARZ 8  02:00:44
20 804  BEN JORDAN 8  02:10:41
21 846  RHYS EVANS 6  01:05:20
40  ARCH COLLIER 0  DNF
52  DANIEL JOHNSON 0  DNF
803  ALAN JONES 0  DNF
822  JOSH ELLIOTT 0  DNF
857  TOM BRADBURY 0  DNF
SPORTSMAN VETS
1 3  ANTHONY FOULKES 11  02:02:11
2 817  JAMES COOKE-THOMAS 11  02:03:30
3 69  NIGEL LYNN 11  02:05:19
4 11  PAUL MERCER 11  02:06:39
5 888  MICK MILLS 11  02:08:16
6 809  DANNY BLAIRS 11  02:08:34
7 825  KIERAN JORDAN 11  02:09:26
8 292  LEE SEPHTON 11  02:10:44
9 831  MARK JAMES COCKFIELD 10  02:00:17
10 805  CHRIS FROST 10  02:03:52
11 968  LYNDON CONNOR 10  02:04:35
12 876  ANDY HEYWOOD 10  02:06:07
13 180  JOHN BOWEN 10  02:08:11
14 53  ANDY MYERS 10  02:10:02
15 8  ERIC ASPINALL 8  02:00:11
16 838  NEIL STANLEY 8  02:06:18
17 621  MARK EILLEDGE 8  02:09:11
889  IAIN BRYCELAND 0  DNF
YOUTH
1 2  SION HUGHES 11  02:09:13
2 220  JAMIE WILLIAMS 10  02:00:08
3 34  HAYDEN RAINFORD 10  02:00:41
4 719  HAYDN TYRER 10  02:04:40
5 211  FRANK SKILLIN 10  02:08:35
NOVICE
1 862  DANIEL GRIFFITHS 11  02:02:17
2 19  ADAM BATES 11  02:03:07
3 962  PAUL LIGHTFOOT 11  02:03:10
4 816  JAKE SHEPPARD 11  02:06:22
5 882  WILL BATES 11  02:06:25
6 943  MAX EILLEDGE 11  02:08:43
7 799  ALED JONES 10  02:00:10
8 111  WAYNE BRENNAN 10  02:00:22
9 303  DANIEL WALKER 10  02:00:25
10 808  DANIEL JAMES HUGHES 10  02:00:47
11 909  DARREN WOODWARD 10  02:01:38
12 848  ROBIN ARTHUR 10  02:03:28
13 847  RICHARD MARR 10  02:04:08
14 860  DAFYDD ROBERTS 10  02:06:00
15 826  LEE GUERIN 10  02:06:56
16 337  JORDAN BOSWELL JONES 10  02:07:03
17 948  LOLA STACEY 10  02:07:16
18 368  DAN FARTHING 10  02:11:02
19 37  GRAHAM HOWARD 10  02:11:03
20 12  TONY RAINFORD 9  01:48:13
21 802  DARRYL RIDING 9  02:02:42
22 372  PAUL HUGHES 9  02:04:14
23 855  THOMAS BATES 9  02:08:54
24 836  MEIRION ROBERTS 9  02:13:10
25 820  JONNY PANTER 8  02:00:49
26 844  PHILLIP RICHARDSON 8  02:06:33
27 828  LLIFON RHYS CULLEN 6  01:49:42
28 807  CONNOR RYAN 6  02:00:21
29 824  KARL FRASER 5  02:08:30
30 856  TIM JONES 4  00:56:47
31 852  SIMON WAX 3  02:03:14
810  DANNY WELSH 0  DNF
813  HUGH SCOBBIE 0  DNF
827  LEE HALFORD 0  DNF
837  MIKE HILL 0  DNF
839  NICK HEAVYSIDE 0  DNF
841  PATRIK RABSKY 0  DNF
845  REECE DOOLEY 0  DNF
851  SIMON WATKINSON 0  DNF
853  STEPHEN JONES 0  DNF
Position  Number  Class  Name  # Laps  Penalty
1 9  EXPERT  CONNOR BOLSOVER 15  02:25:14
2 313  EXPERT  STEVE HUGHES 15  02:25:26
3 177  EXPERT VETS  KEV FREEMAN 15  02:34:09
4 215  EXPERT VETS  ROY PRESCOTT 14  02:25:22
5 100  EXPERT VETS  DARREN SKILLIN 14  02:25:57
6 61  CLUBMAN  PAUL ENGELEN 14  02:27:47
7 441  CLUBMAN  ALEX CHESWORTH 14  02:28:51
8 861  CLUBMAN  GWION PRYS 14  02:28:57
9 129  CLUBMAN VETS  STACEY GREENSALL 14  02:29:26
10 707  CLUBMAN  WAYNE WILLIAMS 14  02:29:43
11 95  CLUBMAN VETS  MARTIN WALKER 14  02:31:23
12 283  CLUBMAN VETS  STEVE CRANSHAW 14  02:33:22
13 858  CLUBMAN  TOM BRAZIER 14  02:34:29
14 230  CLUBMAN  ROB SIMPSON 14  02:35:44
15 908  CLUBMAN  ROB FRANCOM 13  02:18:28 dnf
16 806  CLUBMAN  COLE ELLIOTT 13  02:21:08 dnf
17 833  CLUBMAN  MATT HALL 13  02:31:35
18 488  EXPERT VETS  NEIL PARRY 13  02:32:18
19 941  CLUBMAN VETS  IAN HOLDEN 13  02:34:01
20 834  EXPERT  LUKE FISHER 13  02:34:26
21 850  CLUBMAN VETS  SHON JONES 13  02:34:39
22 151  OVER 50s  COLIN GRIFFITHS 12  02:04:51
23 711  SPORTSMAN  LIAM BELFIELD 12  02:07:18
24 316  SPORTSMAN  STEVE FARTHING 12  02:07:48
25 201  OVER 50s  COLIN JONES 12  02:07:59
26 79  SPORTSMAN  STORM STACEY 12  02:08:19
27 8834  SPORTSMAN  MATTIAS SVENSSON 12  02:10:18
28 15  OVER 50s  DUNCAN HUMPHREY 11  02:00:52
29 312  OVER 50s  STEPHEN PARRY 11  02:01:03
30 10  SPORTSMAN  NEIL HAWKSEY 11  02:01:05
31 3  SPORTSMAN VETS  ANTHONY FOULKES 11  02:02:11
32 862  NOVICE  DANIEL GRIFFITHS 11  02:02:17
33 127  SPORTSMAN  THOMAS LAWTON 11  02:02:26
34 745  SPORTSMAN  GARETH DAVENPORT 11  02:02:35
35 19  NOVICE  ADAM BATES 11  02:03:07
36 962  NOVICE  PAUL LIGHTFOOT 11  02:03:10
37 817  SPORTSMAN VETS  JAMES COOKE-THOMAS 11  02:03:30
38 840  SPORTSMAN  NILS OGDEN 11  02:03:54
39 69  SPORTSMAN VETS  NIGEL LYNN 11  02:05:19
40 27  SPORTSMAN  JORDAN BLACKMORE 11  02:05:39
41 14  SPORTSMAN  CYNAN SHARP 11  02:05:41
42 816  NOVICE  JAKE SHEPPARD 11  02:06:22
43 882  NOVICE  WILL BATES 11  02:06:25
44 11  SPORTSMAN VETS  PAUL MERCER 11  02:06:39
45 369  SPORTSMAN  BEN HURLEY 11  02:07:46
46 175  OVER 50s  GARETH JONES 11  02:07:50
47 888  SPORTSMAN VETS  MICK MILLS 11  02:08:16
48 809  SPORTSMAN VETS  DANNY BLAIRS 11  02:08:34
49 943  NOVICE  MAX EILLEDGE 11  02:08:43
50 832  SPORTSMAN  MARTIN CHIDLEY 11  02:08:56
51 2  YOUTH  SION HUGHES 11  02:09:13
52 825  SPORTSMAN VETS  KIERAN JORDAN 11  02:09:26
53 292  SPORTSMAN VETS  LEE SEPHTON 11  02:10:44
54 900  SPORTSMAN  DAVE BIRCH 10  01:54:24 dnf
55 220  YOUTH  JAMIE WILLIAMS 10  02:00:08
56 799  NOVICE  ALED JONES 10  02:00:10
57 831  SPORTSMAN VETS  MARK JAMES COCKFIELD 10  02:00:17
58 111  NOVICE  WAYNE BRENNAN 10  02:00:22
59 303  NOVICE  DANIEL WALKER 10  02:00:25
60 34  YOUTH  HAYDEN RAINFORD 10  02:00:41
61 808  NOVICE  DANIEL JAMES HUGHES 10  02:00:47
62 101  SPORTSMAN  DANIEL HEATH 10  02:01:25
63 909  NOVICE  DARREN WOODWARD 10  02:01:38
64 848  NOVICE  ROBIN ARTHUR 10  02:03:28
65 805  SPORTSMAN VETS  CHRIS FROST 10  02:03:52
66 714  OVER 50s  JOHN CITRINE 10  02:04:03
67 847  NOVICE  RICHARD MARR 10  02:04:08
68 968  SPORTSMAN VETS  LYNDON CONNOR 10  02:04:35
69 719  YOUTH  HAYDN TYRER 10  02:04:40
70 849  SPORTSMAN  SAM  FORSTER 10  02:05:26
71 860  NOVICE  DAFYDD ROBERTS 10  02:06:00
72 876  SPORTSMAN VETS  ANDY HEYWOOD 10  02:06:07
73 826  NOVICE  LEE GUERIN 10  02:06:56
74 812  SPORTSMAN  DEAN BURGESS 10  02:06:59
75 337  NOVICE  JORDAN BOSWELL JONES 10  02:07:03
76 948  NOVICE  LOLA STACEY 10  02:07:16
77 180  SPORTSMAN VETS  JOHN BOWEN 10  02:08:11
78 211  YOUTH  FRANK SKILLIN 10  02:08:35
79 191  SPORTSMAN  JONATHAN CHILDS 10  02:08:50
80 53  SPORTSMAN VETS  ANDY MYERS 10  02:10:02
81 368  NOVICE  DAN FARTHING 10  02:11:02
82 37  NOVICE  GRAHAM HOWARD 10  02:11:03
83 23  OVER 50s  GUY STANDRING 10  02:12:16
84 12  NOVICE  TONY RAINFORD 9  01:48:13
85 818  SPORTSMAN  JOE ROBERTS 9  02:00:41
86 802  NOVICE  DARRYL RIDING 9  02:02:42
87 372  NOVICE  PAUL HUGHES 9  02:04:14
88 854  OVER 50s  STEVEN EPWORTH 9  02:05:17
89 855  NOVICE  THOMAS BATES 9  02:08:54
90 836  NOVICE  MEIRION ROBERTS 9  02:13:10
91 8  SPORTSMAN VETS  ERIC ASPINALL 8  02:00:11
92 811  SPORTSMAN  DAVE TOKARZ 8  02:00:44
93 820  NOVICE  JONNY PANTER 8  02:00:49
94 708  OVER 50s  PAUL DAVIES 8  02:02:20
95 838  SPORTSMAN VETS  NEIL STANLEY 8  02:06:18
96 844  NOVICE  PHILLIP RICHARDSON 8  02:06:33
97 621  SPORTSMAN VETS  MARK EILLEDGE 8  02:09:11
98 804  SPORTSMAN  BEN JORDAN 8  02:10:41
99 842  OVER 50s  PAUL FISHER 8  02:14:39
100 950  CLUBMAN  ED FEAR 8  02:28:20
101 846  SPORTSMAN  RHYS EVANS 6  01:05:20
102 828  NOVICE  LLIFON RHYS CULLEN 6  01:49:42
103 807  NOVICE  CONNOR RYAN 6  02:00:21
104 7  EXPERT  RYAN SHACKLADY 5  00:49:34
105 824  NOVICE  KARL FRASER 5  02:08:30
106 112  CLUBMAN  SION JONES 4  00:50:20
107 856  NOVICE  TIM JONES 4  00:56:47
108 852  NOVICE  SIMON WAX 3  02:03:14