Lee Dell provides best ever competition! Raw Enduro Rock Oil Enduro Championship Round 5 – Race Report and Results
The remote hilltop venue known as Lee Dell hadn’t been used for over a year, Wayne Braybrook designed a track to get back the racing feel, a 4 mile lap had all kinds of cool sections, including a brand new Extreme route option next to the fishing lodge which ran up through a rock strewn hillside, this became a favourite with riders wanting to try save around 20 seconds per lap if successful.
Report by Raw Media – Images courtesy of CH-Images
Scott Hipwell used the extreme section to his advantage, his trials skills came into play lap after lap as he went on to win the clubman class. Sam Lampkin had his best RAW result to date with an impressive runner up place on his 200 Beta. Chris Bailey was the only other clubman to complete 15 laps on the day in third. With a dozen Experts all pressing hard, it was local ace Jack Spencer who turned the tables at round 5, taking the Expert win one clear lap up on his rivals. Jamie Williams the winner of round 4 had no answer for Spencer on the day at Lee Dell. Aaron Holmes from Craig’s Motorcycles took an impressive third place just piping Phil Hancock for the final podium place.
A great line up in the Novice class saw Nathan Handley winning by around 2 minutes at the flag, John and Shaun Parker were 3rd and 4th making it a good team effort for the weekend. Another full line up of over 50 riders saw Rick Rial taking his first RAW win, local man Ian Heyworth loves Lee Dell and only missed the win by 44 seconds at the flag. Ryan Newbury returned to enduro for a local run out and took the sportsman class win. Stand out rider of the day was Josh Knight, opting to ride his sisters 250f at Lee Dell, Josh looked every bit the part as he placed second in only his second adult RAW race. Jonny Bagnall was happy with his solid third place on the day.
Kevin Watson was the man at the top of the standings in Sportsman Vets, his 14 lap tally gets him an Elite Vets class upgrade for the next season. Mark Cockfield, a self-confessed fan of Lee Dell enjoyed his day flying solo, Cockfield took a well-deserved runner up place on his Beta. Andy Kirby overcame a poor start to grind his way back to third place at the finish flag.
Waking up when he got up.. Bert Boam was on fine form at round 5 grabbing the Youth A win, Cristina Palmer did her level best to keep up with Boam, being on an 85 compared to the larger 125’s, Cristina is clearly now at a disadvantage at the fast open venues on the smaller bike. Daniel Hargreaves finished third in Youth A. James Lindsey continues to find his feet at RAW, his youth B win by a clear lap was impressive. A slightly under par Harry Walker placed runner up looking tired at the finish. Bradley Crabtree was third in class scoring some good points overall.
Jake Hannon was the only auto in the class, the little man made light work of the full on cross country course on his 50cc Appleyard Husky.
Transponder Live feed timing worked as it should, like clockwork, thanks to riders for keeping the paddock clean, and observing the RAW Enduro strict operating guidelines during these changing times.
The Next RAW Enduro Event is planned for September 5/6th where round 6 will play out as we get towards the end of the championship. 8 rounds is the new target for 2020 with all riders dropping their worst score.
Keep up to date with social Media and the RAW Website. As we run into October we have 3 new venues which will finally get used after CV19 has scuppered their use until then.
Thanks to all participants for keeping the club moving forward during these very restricted times.
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