WOR EVENTS NATIONAL HARE SCRAMBLES 2017 Round 3
This was round 3 of the championship and was again well attended by riders and spectators alike.
Daniels in the Experts was in his usual understated form looking smooth, unbothered and deceptively fast as his pushed the 2t Husky to the top of the podium, He most certainly didn’t have it all his own way though as George Price (Husky 300) made a very welcome return to the ranks at WOR after a lengthy time away due to work and stuff, pushed Daniels all the way and to the end keeping the race honest with a superb performance to take the runners up spot. Price’s effort of speed and stamina following that lay off was very impressive indeed. Jack Cadwallader made it a Husqvarna, 1, 2, 3 on the podium as he slammed his little 125 around the woods with some flair indeed showing that the little motor was as competitive as anything in the challenging tree sections and fast grass corners. 13 laps a piece was the final score after 2.5hrs of racing.
Chris Wagstaff (Yamaha) took the top spot in Expert Vets, avenging his last round defeat to Steve Pattinson (KTM) whom again proved to be a fair and equal challenger Wagstaff and took the silver award on the day. Kev Freeman rode a consistent and steady pace to secure 3rd spot on his 2t KTM in class albeit a lap down on the top two riders.
Connor Bolsover is certainly a rider to watch coming through the ranks at WOR, topping the Clubman class from start to finish on a bike not ideally suited to the track, the likeable young man blasting his 450 Honda Moto cross bike to a near 2-minute advantage over runner up, Tom Cadwallader (KTM). Sherco mounted Sam Myatt took a well-earned 3rd spot on the podium with a very solid ride, all the top 12 clubmen completing 12 laps each.
Clubman Vets victory belonged to Darren Skillin (Husky) with a comfortable winning margin to his credit. Topping the group by over 6 minutes to Runner Up, Martin Walker (KTM), with Stacey Greensall (Husky) rounding the podium out in 3rd place. Skillin and Walker completed 12 laps each with Greensall on 11 after the 2.5hrs was up.
In the first of the 2hr race classes, It was once again that man Colin Griffiths (KTM) that was the one to beat in the Over 50 group as he kept up his domination of the class with a 2-minute advantage over Colin Jones (Husky) although Jones did make Griffiths work very hard for an hour as he took the lead with some fast laps. 3rd spot in class went to Martin Wells with a steady ride out on his 2t Husqvarna.
Liam Belfield on his Yamaha is another rider in good form as he proved again to be the top Sportsman class runner with a solid 10 laps and a winning margin of just over 3 minutes from Runner Up, Archie Collier (Husqvarna). Collier having his best ever result in the Sportsman class with a great ride showing a maturity and skill /stamina level that belies his young age. 3rd place belonged to Rhys Evans (KTM)whom has showed his skills with superb comeback to racing recently with WOR after a 5 year or more lay off.
Anthony Foulkes (Husaberg) topped the Sportsman Vets class with a great ride as he led from Start to finish to eventually have a 2 minute plus comfort zone over 2nd placed Kieron Jordan. Jordan (KTM) doing a late race push to climb to the trophy placings showing great stamina and speed so late in the race. Lee Sephton and his trusty Sherco took the 3rd placed award with all 3 riders doing 9 laps as their final score.
In the Youth class, 13-year-old Dan Leadbetter (KTM 150) put in a superb shift to take the class win and indeed a fine 4th overall in the big line up of 2hr racers. Runner up was the always impressive Sion Hughes (Husky 85) and the Bronze place went to KTM 85 mounted Jamie Williams with a solid and committed ride to complete 9 laps.
Top Novice was Max Eilledge as he pipped Runner Up, Adam Bates by 6 seconds to seal the win. 3rd placed Dan Griffiths was a solid 9 lap man too as he fully deserved his podium place.
The weekend was a cracker for all concerned with a massive turn out over 300 riders in the two days of action, A very busy Tiny Warriors and some very close and exciting racing in all the classes of the main race, it was a 100% successful event as expected from Steve Ireland and his WOR Events team.
WOR as always wish to send out a huge thankyou to all the sponsors, medics, landowners, caterers, staff and helpers with the biggest thanks saved as always, for the masses of riders that come turned out to support the event and make them happen. WOR’s next event is on 10/11th June at Baden Hall in Staffordshire with a full weekend of National Hare Scrambles for solos, quads, Tiny Warriors and the always fun Saturday Enduro Playday.