Boam and Deakin Dominate at Carlton Grange! Raw Enduro Rock Oil Championship Round six – Race Report and Results
In all the years Wayne Braybrook has been using Carlton Grange, this was hands down the best track to date. Weather conditions over the weekend were just perfect, ground conditions were prime, and the action on track was mind blowing.
Report by Raw Media and Images by CH-Images and Matthew Rudd Photography
First up Sunday morning the Youth class, this event was run over a shorter course than the adults to ensure family and crew saw lots of their riders. Carlton Grange is a large woodland and the average 6 min Youth lap proved perfect for all the younger riders. Hayden Stansfield had his first competitive outing on his 150 Husky and rattled off a two lap winning margin. Robbie Davidson back from a nasty wrist injury was the best of the rest with a fine runner up place, Karl Hancock held off Evan Sharpe in the closing stages off the race despite still being very sore from a big practice crash the week before.
Bradley Crabtree was top of the Youth B and increased his Championship lead. William Atkinson continues to improve as an enduro rider and his runner up place was very well deserved. Bryce Helliwell grabbed the final podium place on his trick KTM65.
Onto the packed adult start, and with all track alterations in place, the class expert lineup was fired into the Carlton Grange woodland. Loamy soil, and some super cool technical woodland breaks provided the true enduro old school feel. Team Steer fielded a 5 rider Sherco lineup. Joe Deakin took the expert win, in calculated fashion as he used his experience to hold off hard-charging JSM Gas Gas runner Jamie Williams in runner up place. Declan Helliwell is a self-confessed lover of old school enduro’s, Dec rode a cool race to take third just 4 minutes off the win.
The standout performance of the day came from RAW Enduro Team rider Bert Boam. Bert took the clubman class win in fine style, just over two minutes ahead of Chris bailey who had an awesome race. Amazingly Boam Placed P4 overall showing just how much potential this lad has for the future. Callum Hughes overcame a dead last away start to hunt down the leaders on his RR200 Beta, placing P3 at the Flag was a cool result for Hughes in a very competitive class.
A good lineup of Over 50 riders saw Mark Raynor take the win from Championship hopeful Mark Peckitt, Peckitt riding with a broken toe just held off hard-charging Paul Cunningham in third place. Callum Davidson made the journey from Scotland worthwhile to win the Sportsman class. Lucas Travers seems to be settled and riding well in the adults ranks, his second place was a sign this kid is ready for a great 2022 season. Sean Thompson has his eyes on a good finish to the 21 championship, his third place was a good haul of points for a hard days riding.
Mark Vardy timed his race to perfection just grabbing the extra lap on his rivals in the Sportsman Vets class, Vard’s took the win from Mick Robson in runner up place, with Chris Vines taking third.
Shout out to Championship leader Nick Barrow who clattered a tree hard forcing his retirement from this race. Alfie Marsden grabbed his sportsman class upgrade by winning the Novice class, aboard a loaned Team Steer Sherco Marsden has the ability and skill set to run with Sportsman riders. Joe Gill had a great race to take runner up place adding to his overall points tally.
Carlton Grange always tests riders, the RAW Enduro Rock Oil Championship has the most diverse mix of venues, and this allows RAW to always find the best riders over all kinds of mixed enduro terrain. Those who missed Carlton missed a cracking event weekend. Now fully graded resting ready for next season Carlton Grange will be more than ready for the next Rock Oil Event in 2022.
Next Up is a BUSY October…. October 3rd Rock Oil R7 at the stunning Low North Camp Harwood dale Scarborough, the one week later on October 10th The Ballbreaker Extreme will run on a Dry Hapton Valley. Then the Rock Oil Championship Finale will take place on October 24th venue TBC.
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|7||Darren COUSINS||Clubman Vets|
|12||Richard HALLAM||Clubman Vets|
|13||Andy COOKE||Clubman Vets|
|15||Simon TATE||Clubman Vets|
|17||Lee SMITH||Clubman Vets|
|20||Neil MARSHALL||Clubman Vets|
|25||Mark Anthony RAYNOR||Over 50|
|30||Mark VARDY||Sportsman Vets|
|32||Mick ROBSON||Sportsman Vets|
|34||Mark PECKITT||Over 50|
|36||Paul DALEY SMITH||Clubman Vets|
|37||Paul CUNNINGHAM||Over 50|
|44||Chris VINES||Sportsman Vets|
|51||Neil ROBINSON||Over 50|
|55||James DYSON||Sportsman Vets|
|62||Kieron NORBURN||Sportsman Vets|
|64||Martin HANCOCK||Clubman Vets|
|66||Lincoln HEALEY||Over 50|
|68||Chris MEAKIN||Over 50|
|73||Russell COLE||Sportsman Vets|
|74||Paul HILL||Over 50|
|78||Nick BARROW||Sportsman Vets|
|82||John CUTMORE||Over 50|
|1||Hayden STANSFIELD||Youth A|
|2||Robbie DAVIDSON||Youth A|
|3||Karl HANCOCK||Youth A|
|4||Evan SHARPE||Youth A|
|5||Bradley CRABTREE||Youth B|
|6||James MEAKIN||Youth A|
|7||William ATKINSON||Youth B|
|8||Tobias STANSFIELD||Youth A|
|10||Bryce HELLIWELL||Youth B|
|11||Lily MARSHALL||Youth A|
|12||Conner PICKERING||Youth A|
|13||Jake ROBSON||Youth B|