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Quads roar at WOR. WOR EVENTS WULFSPORT WINTER HARE SCRAMBLES ROund 1 – Race Report & Results
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Quads roar at WOR. WOR EVENTS WULFSPORT WINTER HARE SCRAMBLES ROund 1 – Race Report & Results

by adminNovember 6, 2017

A very wet and wintery Llandrillo forest greeted the riders at WOR Events latest production, the 1st round of the  club’s Wulfsport Winter series 2107/2018.

Race Report by Keith Williams – Images courtesy of CWL Photography

The track was reduced in its length for the quads by around 2 miles as the modification took out some downhills that were ok for a solo but would not have suited the 4 wheelers. Still an action-packed forest enduro course awaited the Quad folk. A 12 :30 sharp start saw near 35 quads take on the challenge ahead and blast into the North Wales countryside.

The 4×4 Expert class was topped by Dean Foster in his first move up to the experts at WOR, Dean on a very loud and noisy Can-Am by just 2 seconds from John Robson whom had swapped his usual 2wd quad for a beast of a 4×4 for this winter series. Those two rode around inseparably for the duration. Tom Jones and Martin Benbow finished in 3rd and 4th place respectively having lead the first lap, an injured rider was being tended too, causing a marshal to re direct Jones and Benbow into a loop they had already done, so to put things right the WOR team looked at the lap times and awarded the pair a 4 minute and 20 second credit to their final scores. All close at the top with all the top 4 completing 12 laps each.

Danny Lloyd is a 2wd Expert quad rider that can make thing fly and coming back from recent injuries and operations it was nice to see the likeable young man take a very well-deserved class win as the others in his group suffered DNF’s.

Derek Burns and Neil Martin both CAN-AM mounted topped the new and disappointedly supported 4×4 Lights class with Batman Burns on 12 laps and Martin on 11.

The 4 x4 Clubman class which was won by Sean Welleans from Danny Gilligan with both riders giving their all and completing laps each as did the Bronze finisher in class, Martin Evison.

The biggest group of the day was the 2wd Clubman and they were topped by a superb ride from Young Danny Percival on 11 laps from Runner Up, Paul Dobson and Mark Lakeland in 2nd and 3rd place respectively with both riders on 10 laps each.

The Quads all did well with many a determined ride taking place throughout the 2-hour race time.

Something must be said though Once again about the noise levels of the quads. Totally unacceptable was the racket coming from at least 12-15 of the quads taking part. Each rider was spoken to about it by the WOR organisers and Race Boss Steve Ireland has made it clear, if at round 2 of the series the noise is still a problem, WOR will cease full stop in running Quad races. A final warning from the WOR team indeed.

The next round of the WULFSPORT WINTER HARE SCRAMBLES series is on December 10th @ CARROG Isa where all the trophies from Rd 1 will be waiting for the riders to collect.

Results

4×4 Expert
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 87 DEAN FOSTER 12 02:03:14
2 15 JOHN ROBSON 12 02:03:16
3 629 TOM JONES 12 02:04:10
4 214 MARTIN BENBOW 12 02:04:58
5 181 GRAHAM GUY 9 02:02:09
6 401 SIMON LANG 1 00:14:54
– 3 STEVE WILLIAMS 0 DNF

2WD EXPERT
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 50 DANNY LLOYD 10 02:01:43
2 134 JOHNNY OWEN 2 00:22:12
3 28 MATT JAMES 1 00:11:02

4×4 Clubman
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 67 SHAUN WEALLEANS 11 02:00:20
2 88 DANNY GILLIGAN 11 02:00:54
3 480 MARTIN EVISON 11 02:01:58
4 30 ANDY PERKIN 9 02:04:54
5 99 GARY BACON 6 02:03:09
– 42 DAVE OWEN 0 DNF
– 98 WILL BAXENDALE 0 DNF
– 102 CRAIG PEGG 0 DNF
– 280 MARTIN EVISON 0 DNF

4X4 Lights
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 611 DEREK BURNS 12 02:08:29
2 371 NEIL MARTIN 11 02:03:53
3 809 LAWRENCE DASCOMBE 1 00:13:03

2WD Clubman
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
36 DANNY PERCIVAL 11 02:00:16
1 813 PAUL DOBSON 10 02:10:03
2 811 MARK LAKELAND 10 02:10:45
3 804 NIGEL MORRIS 9 02:06:31
4 807 DARREN HADDOCK 9 02:10:14
5 77 JASON WHITE 8 02:03:12
6 22 CLEO PERCIVAL 7 01:30:01
7 7 TAMMY ADAMS 5 02:09:28
8 802 BRIAN CRANK 3 01:03:43
9 46 SONNY PERCIVAL 2 00:41:57
10 666 ANDREW HARTLEY 2 01:25:09
11 810 GAVIN PLATT 1 00:36:17
12 800 GARY LAMB 1 00:36:40
13 814 JONATHAN HOWARD 1 00:37:17
14 123 MARK FRENCH 0 DNF
– 231 LEE CARPENTER 0 DNF
– 801 IAN JONES 0 DNF
– 812 JASON WHITE 0 DNF