George Price slammed the opposition at the latest instalment of the Putoline Hare Scrambles, promoted and organised by WOR Events last Sunday. The venue hosting the race was the demanding and not for the faint hearted, Tyn Twyll in North Wales where a near 6 mile lap offered the riders a very wide variation of terrain and challenges. Dust was also out to cause a challenge but once the riders had spread out this did become a lot less of a problem. Price was out on his 300 2t Husqvarna and led from start to finish with a very fast, neat and smooth performance that really never saw him challenged. Completing 14 Laps, Price took a 5 minute advantage over Runner Up, Ross Davies. Davies on his Husky 250 2t was the only other rider to match the 14 laps of price. Luke Gorse was back at WOR after a long absence and took the 450 Husky to 3rd spot on the podium making it a 1,2,3 for the Austrian manufacturer.
Chris Wagstaff again topped the Expert Vets with only himself and David Haith managing to finish out of the group that started. Both riders completed 13 laps each with a 4 minute advantage going to Waggy.
Top Clubman come the end of the race was Ben Key. Ben was out on his new 2017 KTM and was in good form, he had to work hard to stay near the podium pace as early leaders, Harry Houghton and Ryan Shacklady where going great guns, However a broken exhaust for Shacklady and a sore knee for the flying Houghton was enough to stop their push for the podium and Key pushed on to take a 40 second advantage over Runner Up, Josh Haith. Haith riding faster as the race wore on, putting a very narrow 17 seconds between himself and 3rd placed Paul Sykes. The top 7 Clubman all completing 12 laps each.
Stacey Greensall had a winning ride in the Clubman Vets as he again secured valuable points to add to his championship tally as he battles to the End with Runner Up John Jones.
Sam Myatt on his Sherco was top performer in the Sportsman class as he had young Gun Rob Francom chasing him down and keeping the race real right throughout the 2hr session. Francom finished 50 seconds adrift in second place and 17 seconds ahead of 3rd placed Sion Jones. All the top 4 Sportsman completed 10 laps each. Duncan Humphreys topped the Over 50 group from Gareth Jones. Young Frank Skillin raced his mate Haydn Tyrer in the Youths and came out on top.
Top Sportsman Vet was Lee Sephton on his Sherco as he blasted 9 laps in to the Runner Up, Bryn Prices 8 laps and 3rd Placed John Bowen’s 8 laps. Ben Martindale topped the Novice group from Jack Darbyshire and Nick Barrow.
The championship moves to the last round which is a double pointer at the Clubs simply amazing Brand new venue on Sept 11th Near Llandridnod Wells.
Report : K.Williams
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Series Standings : http://www.worevents.com/championships/details/2016-putoline-championship