Once again the very popular venue of Hawkstone Park opens it’s doors to the world of enduro for the sixth round of the 2019 WESS championship.
This series gives every rider the opportunity to ride and rub shoulders with the best in the world of hard enduro like current champion Billy Bolt, Taddy Blazusiak, Graham Jarvis, Jonny Walker and Mario Roman to name but a few.
This year will follow a similar format to last year with a practice session on Saturday morning and a sprint enduro (which will determine start positions for the Sunday main event) on Saturday afternoon.
Sunday will include a youth event for the stars of tomorrow to show what they are made of, a “Steady Eddy” event for the Novice, Sportsman, Youth, Over 50’s and Vets B riders and then the main event, the “Original” Fast Eddy where the riders in Clubman, Experts and Vets A classes get their chance to ride against and with the pro riders and “big boys” of the sport.
Spectators camping is available at the gate for £20 per vehicle. The entry fee for adults is £10 (for one or both days) and £5 for kids and concessions. Under 5’s are free.
Here is the provisional entry list for this weekend, we hope to see you there!
Rounds 8 and 9, Greenhall Farm, Llanfyllin, 17th & 18th August 2019
Report and Pictures by Tilde Tighe
The closing rounds of the 2019 ACU British Sprint Enduro
Series took place last weekend at Greenhall Farm near Llanfyllin, a much-loved
venue by everyone- organisers, riders and spectators alike. With the track
reversed as usual, it was difficult as ever and posed challenges for all
classes, including the competitive championship class, but especially the
However, it was Steve Holcombe who came out on top to win every single test of the weekend, albeit closely followed by Sherco team mates Jack Edmondson and Dan Mundell. Everyone commented on how fast Steve Holcombe was, clearly showing how talented he is as a rider. It was an important weekend for the Sherco Factory Racing team as Jack Edmondson’s outstanding performance all year meant that he was awarded the title of 2019 ACU British Sprint Enduro Champion! Dan Mundell also performed extremely well over the weekend to place 4th and 3rd, leaving him fourth in the championship at the end of the series. Alex Snow put pressure on these three and managed to round off the podium on Saturday, but was beaten to it by Mundell on Sunday, leaving him 4th overall.
The Expert class also saw a series win for Max Ditchfield, who is now the Expert British Sprint Champion. Despite Max winning overall, it was Jack Cadwallader who triumphed and won the Experts on day 1 after an impressive ride and Henry Yardley who filled that spot on day 2, with the two battling all weekend and putting in test times that placed them within the Championship ranks. Ricky Wiggins came 2nd on Saturday followed by Yamaha’s Charlie Chater, and on Sunday it was Max Ditchfield who came second with Wiggins behind. All eyes were on the Expert class as every rider was putting their all in because it was the last two rounds.
It was a similar story in the Clubman class, with James Palmer taking the title of Clubman British Sprint Champion as well as winning Round 8 on Saturday and coming 2nd on Sunday, all in all an excellent weekend for the clubman champion. On Saturday it was George Yardley who challenged James and placed second, followed by Matthew Harries in third, but on Sunday George and James switched places with Harries in third again.
As for the Vets, it was John Shirt who dominated both days once again. Anthony Dean rose to the challenge Austin was bringing to the class and took second place on both days, whereas Ian Pritchard placed third both days. This left the overall results mirroring each day’s results with Shirt in 1st, Dean in 2nd and Pritchard in 3rd. Lee Brady stormed the Sportsman class once again placing first on both days and overall. This was much the same for second and third place, taken by Tobias Sammut and Henry Harman respectively, having put in consistent test times over the weekend.
On both days in the Youth class the top spot was awarded to Adam James, naming him Youth British Sprint Champion 2019. Adam’s main competitor Doug Lote rode hard and fast to come second on Saturday and third on Sunday, with Cory Cookland reversing the roles to come 3rd on Saturday and 2nd on Sunday. Overall the Youth class rode well given the difficult conditions and rose to the challenge as they always do.
A special thank you is to be made on behalf of Paul, Jim and
Tom to all of the Fast Eddy Team and all riders who have helped make this
sprint series so successful, it has been a great year and everyone is already
looking forward to the 2020 season!
Brow Farm, Ratlinghope, near Shrewsbury, SY5 0SR – July 13th and 14th
We are having a slight change in format this weekend at the very popular Ratlinghope track. Saturday practice will run from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm this weekend. As usual this is open practice, no sessions, for both adult and youth riders. The main track is open to all and we have a dedicated small track for the younger children. The cost for the day is £25 for the big track and £15 for the youth track.
After the practice session on Saturday we will be running the Fast Eddy Youth Championship event (one and a quarter hours) from 3.30 to 4.45 pm for all classes. This will be available to all youth riders from Auto to BW 85 upward for the normal £35 per rider.
On Sunday we will still be running a youth race, but none championship, to give those who can’t come Saturday or who have never tried a cross country event before to have a go. It will be for one hour and will cost £25 per rider. This will start at 9.30 am and go on until 10.30 am.
This will then be followed by our adult event starting at around 11.00 am for the usual two hours. This is open to Novice, Sportsman, Vets B, Over 50’s, Youth, Clubman 2T, Clubman 4T, Vets A and Expert riders for £45 each.
As we are the latest Midlands based KTM dealership we will be offering some KTM models out for demonstration on our practice days. Ask at signing on for more details and availability.
Fast Eddy Racing are pleased to announce a new event with a new format at our new venue in North Wales on the 20th/21st July 2019.
The “A” team of Fast Eddy, Tom Sagar and Mr Pete, will create a new weekend of fun. Catering for both youth and adult riders, 3 of the best means riders can enjoy a weekend of full action with three separate events.
Starting off on Saturday with a mini time card enduro for both youth and adult riders this will then be followed by a prologue style event on Saturday late afternoon where riders go head to head similar to the world championship format. The viewing will be fantastic with all the track being visible for spectators and fellow riders.
There will be a marquee on Saturday evening with entertainment and the prize giving for Saturday’s events.
Moving on to Sunday there will be a traditional format of two XC events, one for youth riders (one and a quarter hours) and one for adult riders (two hours).
This will be a great weekend allowing riders to pick and choose what events they wish to ride. It is also a great bonus for the youth riders as they can enter all of the events on offer during this weekend. Yet again it will be affordable for everyone wanting to make a weekend of it with prices being sensible for all three events with a discount for those wishing to enter them all.
The prices are: Saturday Time card – £50 per rider Saturday Prologue – £20 per rider Sunday XC – Youth riders £30 & Adult riders £40