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W-E-S IS YES FOR GASGAS GETHIN! WOR ENDURO SERIES ROUND 1 – Race Report and Results

by adminMarch 12, 2019

WOR Events launched their new 2019, 11 round, Enduro series last Sunday at Baden Hall with a 2hr Hare Scramble in some very tricky and muddy conditions, just like last year, same venue, same time of year but without as much snow!!

Report by Keith Williams – Feature images courtesy of Doc Ward Photography

As the UK weather put paid to most events around the country, the vastly experienced WOR team knew that with the right provisions in place and plenty of planning and direction the weekend could go ahead as planned and mother nature would not halt the opening round of the WOR Enduro Series and with over 500 riders booked in for the weekend there where a lot of riders ready and waiting to get their seasons started.

Saturday went off fine as the weather was quite kind and the enduro playday practice sessions ran smoothly, overnight rain though was relentless, and it poured down to leave Sundays race conditions tricky to say the least. This however is Enduro and is the one sport involving off road motorcycles that takes place no matter what the weather and events like this one at Baden are a proper showcase for off road riders to show their skills, metal and determination.

Each rider that took to the start line showed they were ready for battle especially the kids that started the day off. The Tiny Auto’s where first on the track in a 1 hr race from 8.30am. These riders where true off-road warriors as they battled the course and conditions. The 3 stand out riders of the race and the podium places went to 1st place, Ceri Williams on 14 laps whom was in unstoppable form and seemed to enjoy every minute of the 1 hr race as he blasted the wet conditions on his little auto 50 completing 14 laps on his way to victory. Runner Up was Curtis Mealham on a brilliant 13 laps with James Attard on 12 laps in 3rd place. These are really young kids and their efforts where fantastic. The addition of the AUTO class into the WES series is a brilliant one and the rest of the race will be something to look forward to indeed.

The bigger kids then took to a bigger, modified lap for their 1.5 hr race that started at 10am. There were 50 kids lined up for the challenge and again each one of these did superb to tackle the conditions. Leading home the 7/8 Yr old group was Gruff Morgan, despite some last lap bike problems, he still managed to be quick enough to win the group by 5 minutes from Runner Up, Jack Brooks whom matched the 9 laps of Gruff. On 8 laps in 3rd spot was Harry Jordan going well in the Staffordshire mud.

9/10yrs group honours went to the flying Jayden Jones, in fact taking a brilliant 2nd overall and once again showing the skills on the number 199 bike that really stand out. Jones was on 18 laps. Runner Up on 15 laps was Yamaha Mounted William Barnett and in 3rd spot it was late entry, Dayton Thompson on a solid 12 laps score.

11/12YRS Victory and the event Overall went to Jaydon Wescott with a brilliant ride and not least after a hell of a battle with Lewis Hurdsman. Hurdsman was the event overall leader for most of the race until disaster struck and his chain broke, he eventually finished 5th as Wescott blasted ahead at the front. Runner Up was Jake Willis with Nathan Tebay in 3rd spot these riders on 16 and 15 laps respectively.

Billy Austin won the 13/14YRS category from Ryan Maudsley and Lewis Taylor with the top two riders completing 17 laps each and Taylor on 16.

The kids had a nice presentation ceremony and the WOR team did some extensive course changes to bring in the big 6-mile lap for the adults to blast out at 12.30 for their 2hr race.

The main race was planned to be a 2.5hr race, a Hare and Hounds length format for this first round of the WES but Race Boss Steve Ireland pulled it to a 2hr Hare Scramble and with the conditions being what they where it was a great call as 2hrs on this course was certainly going to challenge the riders.

GASGAS UK rider Gethin Humphreys made it 3 wins in a row in his last 3 WOR races as he blasted the 300 2t to a start to finish win and looked every bit the Mud master, even breaking his front mudguard off after lap 4 didn’t seem to slow him down as pulled to a win over his closest rival, and that closest rival usually is and was, You guessed it.. His slightly older brother Owain (husk 350) and WOR’s 2018 overall champion. Gethin seems to be really at home on the 300 GasGas and with him onboard the bike it is effortlessly chewing up and spitting out whatever terrain or riders are in his and it’s way, nice to watch and nice to listen too as the 2t is on the pipe carving a line. The only rider Matching the 2 Humphreys Bros on 8 laps was Husky Mounted Lee “Stan” Edmondson riding on Billy Bolts number 57 bike, the Factory Husky mechanic for Mr Bolt, rode brilliantly and was only 1 minute and 15 seconds adrift of Owain at the end of 2 and a quarter hour of racing.

The new Expert B class was a success for WOR too as a quality line up blasted off for their battle, The Exp B’s is the group for riders that are too good for Clubman and can’t run with the super doper boys at the front and it really gives a great opportunity to move out of the Clubman class and progress with still a trophy to challenge for. Top EXP B was Josh Kirby with Paul Engerlen and Ben Martindale in 2nd and 3rd spot respectively. All 3 riders completing 7 laps and would have been mid pack in the Experts but big winners in the Clubman, thus showing Steve’s introduction of the EXP B’s is an inspired choice.

Tim Forman has now moved into the Exp Vets and this will be a game changer for this class as he will take some beating, Tim dominated the group from lap 1 and took a comfortable win from Runner Up, Neil Croston with Darren Skillin just behind in 3rd spot.

Clubman victory was sweet for Ieuan Brooks as managed to keep the ankle biting Youngsters Sion Hughes and Jamie Williams at bay, but only just as Young Jamie had led from start to almost finish but a last lap drama in the final woods section put paid to his top step podium place and allowed Brooks and Hughes, whom where never far away through for the glory. All 3 riders where the only riders in class to complete 7 laps each.

Titus Blackwell is a rider in top form at the moment in the Over 40’s as he made the trip from Surrey a worthwhile one as he was the only rider in class to hit the 7 laps score line. Second Over 40 was Jason Clarke with Steve Norbury matching him on 6 laps and an exact minute behind him in 3rd spot.

Waggy in that Over 50 class is again going to be the man to beat this year as Chris blasted to the win, a clear 11 minutes ahead of Runner Up, Mark Plain with Gareth Jones in 3rd spot. All 3 doing 6 laps each and tackling the conditions well.

Max Eilledge and Seimon Davies where both on 6 laps each and 1st and 2nd respectively in the Sportsman class. 3rd place went to Tom Walker on 5 laps.

Top Lady rider was Megan Wilson with a brilliant 5 laps to push Annabelle Brewster and Wendy Ellis Smith into the other podium placings.

Sam Hughes moved up from Kids Youth to adult Youth and won superbly with 5 laps to his credit. Runner Up was Cameron Games with Edward Elkin in3rd spot.

Finally, the top Novice rider was Leon Pemberton and Mark Nuttall took second spot with James Short taking the final podium place.

The WES 2019 kicked off with a muddy bang and looks like it is going to be superb year ahead for the riders and racers of the WOR Events.

WOR would like to thank everybody involved in the running of the events and as always most importantly the riders for taking part and supporting the events, no matter what mother nature throws at us.!!!

Round 2 of the WES is in 2 weeks’ time at the always popular Maeshafn in Mold, Nr Chester. The TINY WARRIORS return there too on the Saturday morning. Entries are already filling up fast for that event online at www.worevents.com/events

Results

EXPERT
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 2 GETHIN HUMPHREYS 8 02:06:02
2 1 OWAIN HUMPHREYS 8 02:15:27
3 57 LEE EDMONDSON 8 02:16:46
4 331 WILL EMERY 7 02:02:16
5 9 CONNOR BOLOSVER 7 02:07:58
6 772 CRAIG REYNOLDS 7 02:11:54
7 123 JORDAN PETREK 6 02:21:36
800 JACK DITCHFEILD 5 01:23:23 DNF
878 PADDY TWENTYMAN 4 01:16:35 DNF
844 JACK SPENCER 3 00:48:07 DNF
908 ROBERT FRANCOM 3 00:48:44 DNF
17 RYAN SHACKLADY 2 00:33:19 DNF

EXPERT VETS
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 898 TIM FORMAN 7 02:07:26
2 875 NEIL CROSTON 7 02:15:13
3 100 DARREN SKILLIN 7 02:16:12 amended
4 845 JACK TWENTYMAN 7 02:16:35
5 950 MARK MEALHAM 7 02:18:04 amended
6 866 MARK KIRBY 7 02:18:28
7 174 CEFYN GAMES 6 02:00:25
8 0 LINCOLN BREWSTER 5 02:00:04
9 565 MARK TEBAY 5 02:11:29
10 7 PAUL LIGHTFOOT 5 02:18:59

EXPERT B
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 853 JOSH KIRBY 7 02:09:03
2 61 PAUL ENGELEN 7 02:14:39
3 259 BEN MARTINDALE 7 02:19:10
4 811 BEN HAYCOCK 6 02:02:14
5 40 ARCH COLLIER 5 02:00:03
814 CHRIS BRAZIER 4 01:31:25 DNF
802 LUKE FISHER 4 01:36:09 DNF
38 MATT SILVESTER 3 00:48:16 DNF
711 LIAM BELFIELD 2 00:37:33 DNF

CLUBMAN
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 274 IEUAN BROOKS 7 02:17:01
2 21 SION HUGHES 7 02:18:18
3 849 JAMIE WILLIAMS 7 02:21:17
4 788 NATHAN PARSONS 6 02:01:12
5 127 THOMAS LAWTON 6 02:10:33
6 59 TOM COLLETT 6 02:11:31
7 71 MATTHEW MILLS 6 02:15:55
8 131 LEON DEAN 6 02:18:12
9 902 TOM BRAZIER 5 02:01:08
10 5 ADAM BATES 5 02:15:47
953 MILES WHITEHEAD 3 01:06:22 DNF
– 881 PAUL WITHNALL 0 DNF DNF
– 893 STEVE FARTHING 0 DNF DNF

OVER 40s
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 899 TITUS BLACKWELL 7 02:19:04
2 179 JASON CLARKE 6 02:15:25
3 894 STEVE NORBURY 6 02:16:25
4 4 ANDREW MILLS 5 02:00:13
5 805 AL MORRIS 5 02:15:42
6 3 ANTHONY FOULKES 5 02:15:49
7 191 MIGUEL MUNTANER UBEDA 4 02:00:17
69 NIGEL LYNN 3 01:17:37 DNF
8 616 ROBERT BLAKE 3 02:21:47
852 JOHN THOMPSON 1 00:43:09 DNF

OVER 50s
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 81 CHRIS WAGSTAFF 6 02:11:49
2 869 MARK PLAIN 6 02:22:39
3 175 GARETH JONES 6 02:31:37
4 151 COLIN GRIFFITHS 4 01:26:40
5 292 LEE SEPHTON 4 02:00:41
6 23 GUY STANDRING 4 02:18:08
7 55 DAVID LYMER 4 02:22:54
8 919 MARK EILLEDGE 3 02:00:54
877 NIGEL HAYCOCK 2 01:03:39 DNF
801 PAUL FISHER 2 01:31:22 DNF
42 ANDY QUINN 1 00:23:02 DNF
912 MARK BAILEY 1 00:33:55 DNF

SPORTSMAN
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 599 MAX EILLEDGE 6 02:11:39
2 889 SEIMON DAVIES 6 02:15:33
3 897 THOMAS WALKER 5 02:03:23
4 134 WILL WYNN 5 02:03:32
5 944 SAM TITCHMARSH 5 02:06:27
6 833 FRED BAILEY 5 02:09:28
7 879 PAUL FREEMAN 5 02:10:27
8 34 HAYDEN RAINFORD 5 02:10:38
9 720 HAYDN TYRER 5 02:20:12 amended
10 79 VINCENT LOMAS 5 02:23:47
333 WILL BATES 4 01:30:59 DNF
960 DAMIAN KOZACZKA 4 01:45:10 DNF
909 DILLON EMYR 4 01:53:35 DNF
11 399 TIM MITCHELL 4 02:00:27
12 868 MATTHEW DAWSON 4 02:00:38
13 820 CURTIS TANSLEY 4 02:00:58
14 168 RAY SHELDON 4 02:03:14
15 891 STEPHAN ?? 4 02:05:53
16 887 RYAN JAMES 4 02:08:14
17 709 CRAIG JONES 4 02:15:23
18 211 FRANK SKILLIN 4 02:19:59
791 STORM STACEY 3 01:37:17 DNF
19 828 DEAN BURGESS 3 02:00:36
26 NEIL STRONG 2 00:49:18 DNF
825 DANNY DAVIS 2 00:53:30 DNF
816 CRAIG HAWKINS 2 01:01:23 DNF
35 TONY CHAWNER 2 01:03:25 DNF
20 JOE YOUNG 2 01:15:50 DNF
– 332 HARRY GLOVER 0 DNF
– 375 PAUL HIRONS 0 DNF
– 441 ADAM BROMILOW 0 DNF
– 823 DANIEL FAULKNER 0 DNF
– 831 DYLAN WRIGHT 0 DNF
– 850 JIM CALNAN 0 DNF
– 860 LEE ANDERTON 0 DNF
– 874 NATHAN PIPER 0 DNF
– 876 NICHOLAS COATES 0 DNF
– 895 STEVEN JONES 0 DNF
– 900 TOM ????? 0 DNF

YOUTH
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 226 SAM HUGHES 5 02:27:08
2 104 CAMERON GAMES 4 02:01:01
3 832 EDWARD ELKIN 4 02:07:36
124 HARRISON DAVIES 1 00:41:15 DNF
– 222 CYNAN JONES 0 DNF
– 806 ALEX DAVIES 0 DNF
– 815 COLBY MOORCROFT 0 DNF
– 824 DANIEL ROSBOROUGH 0 DNF

LADIES
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 78 MEGAN WILSON 5 02:15:00
2 82 ANNABELLE BREWSTER 2 02:00:06
3 904 WENDY ELLIS SMITH 2 02:04:16
29 IZZY SKILLIN 1 00:32:03 DNF

NOVICE
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 863 LEON PEMBERTON 5 02:15:58
2 867 MARK NUTTALL 5 02:31:25
3 847 JAMES SHORT 4 02:00:20
858 KIRK MOORCROFT 4 01:49:30 DNF
4 835 GEORGE MOUNSEY 4 02:22:28
846 JAMES AKEHURST 3 01:33:21 DNF
903 TOM KRUGER 3 01:44:59 DNF
37 GRAHAM HOWARD 3 01:47:57 DNF
5 27 PAUL TINKER 3 02:20:15
6 818 CRAIG NEWTON 3 02:27:10
561 DARREN BARBER 2 00:53:20 DNF
155 MATT WILCOX 2 01:22:01 DNF
883 PETER MYDDELTON-JONES 2 01:31:49 DNF
901 TOM ADAMS 2 01:35:22 DNF
827 DARREN STEPHENSON 2 01:41:47 DNF
840 IAN MATHEWS 2 01:50:17 DNF
7 246 ABBIE PIGGOTT 2 02:00:51
8 712 KAI TINKER 2 02:09:42
9 107 CEMLYN THOMAS 2 02:38:19
807 ALEX LAMB 1 00:28:36
838 TONY HARVEY 1 00:32:34 DNF
885 RICHARD TEBAY 1 00:41:29 DNF
848 JAMES TEBAY 1 00:49:42 DNF
350 CHRIS BROWN 1 01:07:04 DNF
10 804 ADAM WAGSTAFF 1 02:00:09

7/8YRS
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 47 GRUFF MORGAN 9 01:28:33
2 8 JACK BROOKS 9 01:33:43
3 1 HARRY JORDAN 8 01:23:43
4 71 SELBIE CRUMP 6 01:23:37
5 201 BAILEY HOLMES 6 01:26:07
6 64 DANIEL ROSBOROUGH 6 01:33:17
7 25 RUFUS BARNETT 5 01:07:19
8 168 GEORGE SHELDON 5 01:27:59
9 27 TOBY SHORT 4 01:30:01
10 66 LIAM DOBBING 3 01:30:57

9/10YRS
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 199 JAYDEN JONES 18 01:29:03
2 24 WILLIAM BARNETT 15 01:28:49
3 101 DAYTON THOMPSON 12 01:28:29
4 122 TOMOS JONES 10 01:23:49
5 849 DYLAN TINKER 8 01:23:32
6 91 MILLIE CRUMP 8 01:25:56
7 812 GEORGE BROMLEY 8 01:30:47
8 331 EDWARD SHORT 8 01:34:49
9 10 CONNER REDMAN 7 01:24:39
10 280 RYLEY HAZELDINE 4 01:25:33
11 92 LOGAN MCARDLE 4 01:37:19
118 JOSHUA COLE 1 00:07:27

11/12YRS
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 144 JAYDEN WESTCOTT 18 01:22:50
2 81 JAKE WILLIS 16 01:24:04
3 151 NATHAN TEBAY 15 01:26:44
4 501 LEWIS HURDSMAN 15 01:27:44
5 161 WILL GRAFF BAKER 14 01:24:47
6 955 ALFIE BARBER 14 01:27:32
7 74 ARCHIE JORDAN 14 01:28:41
8 100 RYAN GRIFFITHS 12 01:23:24
9 237 LAITON BREWSTER 12 01:28:15
10 255 ARCHIE SHORT 12 01:31:14
11 51 LOUIE YOUNG 11 01:30:12
12 90 TOM DYSON 10 01:25:45
13 210 CALLUM HUGHES 9 00:46:28
14 83 TOM JAMES 8 01:23:50
15 89 WILLIAM RABIN 8 01:25:50
16 88 ANTHONY STRONG 6 01:31:39

13/14YRS
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 30 BILLY AUSTIN 17 01:23:02
2 166 RYAN MAUDSLEY 17 01:24:18
3 31 LEWIS TAYLOR 16 01:25:08
4 84 ALEX DAVIES 16 01:26:16
5 450 COLBY MOORCROFT 13 01:23:56
6 5 JACK ALEC WILLIAMS 13 01:28:21
7 85 JAMES DYSON 11 01:34:58
8 719 KAHLEN TYRER 10 01:31:43
9 25 TOM EVANS 5 01:07:19

solo AUTO KIDS
Position Number Name # Laps Penalty
1 131 CERI WILLIAMS 14 00:58:07
2 87 CURTIS MEALHAM 13 00:59:31
3 4 JAMES ATTARD 12 00:58:49
4 58 CURTIS MCALOOM 9 00:59:46
5 821 JACK MAUDSLEY 9 01:01:02
57 PETE BAILEY JNR 5 00:42:08
103 LOGAN KEEP 5 00:49:19
41 HARLIE SMITH 1 00:13:18
1 ALFIE TEBAY 1 00:14:27