WOR Events ran their second SCE timecard enduro of the year last weekend at Clatter in Mid Wales on a massive open moorland, mountainside track. It went down possibly even better than the hugely successful one they ran back in April in the Llandrillo forest, with all riders really giving fantastic feedback post race.
Running over mixed terrain with a well thought out 3 mile special test, the near 14 mile lap engulfed what traditional timecard enduros are about and made it easy once again for new riders (at this format) to come and have a go without too much red tape and rules to go against. The bogs and hills for the first few dry laps were superb fun but the heavy rains that swung in to action to hamper the course made certain bits of the lap very challenging to say the least. The WOR team are always switched on though and clever planning, plan B routes and plenty of alert and decisive marshals ensured a top days off road action remained unaffected.
Most riders stayed clean on time and enjoyed a ride able , flowing special test that gave the grin factor a full outing. The slippery conditions after the rain almost made for more fun and slowed the pace down to a bit of “Dancing on Ice” which had riders giggling out loud under their helmets.
Lewis Belfield (KTM) was the Top Expert with an exact 30 second victory margin from Runner Up Ted Bailey. It was a very fast first special that won Lewis the event as Bailey did set two quicker times later on. Ross Davies took the 3rd place.
Top Clubman was Jamie Carroll out on his new 17 CF Racing 300 Husky and also competing in his first Timecard Enduro, a cracking effort. Iwan Rees and Robin Williams were in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
Craig Mccormick again made that massive journey down from Scotland to support the WOR races and fully deserved his win in the Quad class. Flying around the place with 1000cc at his disposal on the big Polaris, the big Scotsman taking 15 seconds advantage over Northern Ireland’s Chris Nelson. Lewis Marston took a well earned 3rd spot.
Colwyn Bay KTM’s Ian Smart took the Clubman Vets class with a great ride that gained him a 41 second advantage over another Flying Scotsman, Duncan Mccormick (Craigs twin) who fully deserved his Runners Up spot on the big 500 KTM.3rd Club Vet going to Leigh’s Neil Croston on his Husky.
Sherco mounted Matt Connell had a great day topping the Sportsman Class with 37 seconds credit over second placed Dewi Arwel Davies whom in turn wass 10 seconds clear of Ben Hurley in 3rd place.
Malc Davies topped Sportsman Vets from David Trenholme and Adrian Kent in 2nd and 3rd spot, all going well and keeping clean on time.In the Novice class it was Tom Brazier that sealed victory from Nathan Piper with Chris Brazier in the 3rd spot.
Rob Francom had a great wekeend , winning the RED race on the Saturday and then topped the small but competitive youth class on the Sunday from Steffan Davies and Thomas Stansfield in 2nd and 3rd spot.
The format, atmosphere and general feeling of the event was again superb and the Boss man at WOR, Steve Ireland has mentioned the riders can look forward to quite a few more of these type of events in the future , even maybe a SCE championship, all good news to mix in with the WOR org’s Playdays, RED’s and Hare Scrambles.
A big thank you goes out as always to the land owners, staff, medics, caterers, and sponsors with a special thanks going out to Mr and Mrs Wilkinson and Stacey Greensall for their special help. The biggest thank you however as always goes to the riders that booked in and supported the event.
WOR now move into a busy August with some fantastic venues and events. More details at www.worevents.com ”
Thanks for supporting the event..
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Steve and the TEAM
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