Dan the Man of Extreme! Rhayader Motor Club Extreme Hare and Hounds – Race Report and Results
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A great cash kitty was put up for the winners of the Championship class and that brought in some top names from the British Enduro, Extreme and Motocross scene!
Last years winner, TM UK’s Josh Gotts, Welsh 2 Day Enduro winner and Factory Sherco rider Dan Mundell, Gas Gas UK/Factory rider Alex Snow, Super Enduro Junior Champ Will Hoare, local GP rider Alex Walton, motocross rider Shane Carless, Eurotek KTM Extreme rider Charlie Frost, MRS Sherco pilot James Dent and Gas Gas UK’s Gethin Humphries.
In Moto 1, Frost took the holeshot but Gotts made his way into the lead almost instantly and used it to his advantage by kicking up a big dust storm! At the end of the first lap he had a huge lead! Mundell and Snow were a long way back after a bad start and had a lot of work to do! Will Hoare was riding well and after Mundell passed him he held Snow off for a podium result in the first race! Mundell eventually caught up to within 10 seconds of Gotts and on the very last corner of the last lap, Gotts came together with a lapped rider and almost lost the race win, however he lead Mundell across the line with a 1 second buffer after a thrilling final lap! Hoare was just over a minute behind in third and Snow 4th. MX rider Carless was 5th and James Dent 6th.
In Moto 2 Gotts flew off of the line taking the holeshot and once again fired off at the front of the pack, doing everything correctly in order to take home the £300 jackpot. Dent was 2nd off the line and Frost and Snow followed right behind. Mundell was last away and sat in the dust once again but soon started to work his way to the front of the pack. After 2 laps he was on Gotts’ back wheel when a slip in the rock garden corner let Mundell by and he went on to lead the race until the flag fell. Gotts still kept the hammer down and came home in 2nd 16 seconds behind, with Snow in 3rd and Dent in 4th. Gethin Humphries was 5th.
The overall victory in the championship class went to Dan Mundell on the Sherco, with Josh Gotts (TM) in 2nd and Alex Snow aboard the Gas Gas in 3rd.
In the Expert class Ben Murphy took his new ET James KTM 350 to a 1-1 scorecard and the overall victory! Charlie Chater on the Yamaha Off Road Experience YZ125 lead some of the racing but eventually slipped back to P2 in race one and 3rd in race 2, however his nearest rival, Rhys Davies, who finished 3rd and 2nd lost out to him on time differences. (Chater beat him by 30 seconds in Moto 1, however Davies only had 10 seconds on him in Moto 2 giving Chater a 20 second advantage). Ryan Comer was 4th in race 1 and Joel Gowan 5th. In race 2 Gowan went one better and finished 4th, Olly Lawer was 5th and Comer slipped back to 6th after smashing his front pipe off.
In the Clubman class the wins were shared between Martin Williams and Mason Pritchard. Race 1 went to Williams but he could only manage 4th in race 2. Pritchard was 2nd in Moto 1 and 2nd in Moto 2 which gave him the overall. Gareth Jones was third overall with a 7-2 scorecard.
In the highly competitive Under 19 category, Matthew Harries took the win in both heats, and Kris Price from Llandrindod Wells was 2nd to him on both occasions. On the final step of the podium was Jack Hawkins. He was 3rd both times out!
Top honours in the Over 40’s class went to Gareth Leonard. After sharing race wins with Iwan Rees there was just 8 seconds between the pair at the end of the event! Rees finished 2nd overall while Ian Pritchard pipped Wyn Evans to the final spot on the rostrum.
In the Over 50’s Class, Gary McCoy, who made the long trip up from the south west of England, took two great heat wins and the overall, with northerner Andy Daniels finishing 2nd both times and Dave Coles, also from the south of England, coming home in third both times around!
Heather Raymond did very well to take top honours in the ladies class.
In Sportsman A the winner was Pete Bailey. He won both races ahead of Jack Probert in race one and Dean Hancox in race 2. Probert finished 2nd overall on time difference and Hancox 3rd.
In Sportsman B it was local lad Ryan Evans who made his return to racing after a long lay off with a victory. He was chased home by Leigh Nicklin both times and in third was Celt Davies despite a DNF in Moto 2!
The club would like to thank everybody for coming and supporting the event and look forward to seeing you all at the next one!
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