Endurofest ends with Endurofest. Endurofest 10 – Race Report & Results
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Endurofest is Endurolands festival of off road and previously had 500 plus attendees hitting the tracks at Adstone, Daventry and now Seals Hill Farm. Although still a great weekend with up to 300 riders at the superb Chacombe venue the event entries have dwindled with Boss now calling time out on this particular event with 10 years proving sufficient and leaving a legacy of great memories. There will be similar future events, possibly at different venues but not under the festival guise.
The festival is packed with loads of bike time and different events starting with the Acerbis Youth RaceXC Round 7 which is also the Endurofest Trophy. (opening the race to all comers)
Great battles have ensued all season in all the classes with R7 proving no exception. In the 50cc/Auto class Eddie Belton took the win and a 2nd overall for the year. Riley Hill took 2nd on the day giving him the 2017 championship by just 1 point, with Kieran Maunder 3rd on the day.
The 65cc class saw Jayden Westcott take the top podium with Jack Sandland in 2nd (overall 2017 winner) and Lucas Travers in 3rd.
The 85cc SW class had John Stanley leader of the page once again with the season championship also in the bag and a cracking 2nd overall on the day. As ever Joe Cornelius wasn’t far behind in 2nd and very much up for rider of the season (attitude and personality) and Kit Szabo in 3rd .
The big wheel class saw the battle of Chacombe youth and battles at every round this year between Kyle Saunders (on the day winner and overall 2017 champion) and Max Brown 2nd on the day and 2nd overall for the year. In 3rd place was Jayden Giles also having a very consistent season.
The 125cc class saw Robert Wilson take the win with Olivia Knight in 2nd and a superb 2nd overall for the year, with Reilly Dennison in 3rd .
A big lap was promised and delivered a cracking 90 minute race in almost perfect conditions.
Whilst the adult and youth practice got underway at just after 11am the team looked now to the clubs Youth Endurocross X youth sprint which began at 1pm .
The young guns got underway after a few laps practice on the X special test with noteable ‘big’ crash from auto pilot Kieran Maunder in the tricky tyre section. This sadly put Kieran out for the main 2 desperate sprint laps.
Here’s how the top youth got on :
Winner Riley Hill
Winner Jayden Westcott
Winner John Stanley
Winner Archie Date
Winner Robert Wilson
Overall Endurocross X sprint Trophy Winner was John Stanley.
The riders had great fun over the man made arena, with this arena event format possibly going to all rounds in 2018.
On Sunday morning was the turn of the Adults riders in the 2 hour XC race and Adult Endurofest Trophy.
A superb start from Brendan Griffiths ended in disaster after leading the whole pack the infamous ‘Chacombe whoops’ caught Brendan out and ended his racing for the day.
The big adult lap included the far embankments (left out for Saturdays racing). Aaron Bloomfield took the lead and the overall Clubman Plus win with Aston Day in 2nd and Gavin Maggs 3rd .
The Clubman had Ashley Page take the win with Simon Wright 2nd and young gun James Dover in 3rd. Previous winner in the class Tim Hammond got a puncture early on and sat it out till the finish .
Chris Bailey took the youth win and William Gorringe came home 2nd with last minute entry Aiden Barnard a credible 3rd.
The Vets saw another Darren Bedford faultless display with Mark Lewis 2nd place and Marcus Humphrey on the podium again in 3rd.
Mark Glover showed no signs of missing his injured buddy Mick Dyson to take the Masters win with Antony Heatley 2nd and Mick ‘baldy’ Belcher in 3rd
In the Sportsman an elated Gary Curtis blitzed the race to take the win on the day with Ben Hovell and Carl Squire 2nd and 3rd .
Clubman plus/Experts Chris Hill
Clubman James Dover
Vets/Masters Roger Griffiths
Youth Chris Bailey
Sportsman Ben Hovell
The Adult Endurocross X sprint Trophy results have already been posted with Darren Bedford taking the fastest lap -the vets Win and the superb SCOTT Sports holdall .
A fabulous finale that will be missed in the off road bike world .
Endurofest is dead ….long live Enduroland .
Acerbis Race XC Round 7 Adults
|1st||56||Aaron Bloomfield||10||Clubman Plus|
|2nd||83||Aston Day||10||Clubman Plus|
|4th||225||Gavin Maggs||9||Clubman Plus|
|5th||204||Kirk Giles||9||Clubman Plus|
|7th||149||Chris Hill||9||Clubman Plus|
|9th||37||Josh Buckley (joker)||9||Clubman Plus|
|10th||13||Lee Brinkworth||9||Clubman Plus|
|11th||28||Samuel Cave||9||Clubman Plus|
|12th||47||Toby Harper||9||Clubman Plus|
|14th||46||Stewart Guilford||9||Clubman Plus|
|43rd||36||Simon Buckley (joker)||8||Vets|
|56th||278||Nick Conolley (joker)||5||Sportsman/Novice|
Acerbis Race XC Round 7 Youth
|1st||19||Kyle Saunders||8||85cc BW|
|2nd||1||John Stanley||8||85cc Sw|
|3rd||22||Max Brown||8||85cc BW|
|4th||203||Jadyn Giles||8||85cc BW|
|6th||311||Joe Cornelius||8||85cc Sw|
|7th||133||Kit Szabo||8||85cc Sw|
|8th||199||Josh Knight||8||85cc Sw|
|9th||8||Henry Life||8||85cc Sw|
|10th||2||Robert Wilson||8||125cc Youth|
|12th||204||Olivia Knight||7||125cc Youth|
|13th||3||Flynn Dennison||7||85cc BW|
|16th||46||Eddie Belton||6||50cc Auto|
|17th||111||Toby Hatfield||6||85cc BW|
|19th||17||Riley Hill||6||50cc Auto|
|21st||158||Kieran Maunder||6||50cc Auto|
|22nd||117||Reilly Dennison||5||125cc Youth|
|23rd||202||Reece Giles||5||50cc Auto|
|24th||84||Archie Date||5||85cc BW|
|25th||48||Finlay Roper||5||50cc Auto|
|26th||49||Morgan Kent||1||85cc BW|