Fast Eddy Championship Round 5 – Ratlinghope

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.

“Three of the Best”

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

ALL weekend (all 3 events) – Adults £100 & Youth £85

Download the entry form, call Chris on 07889924560 or email fasteddyracing@hotmail.com

Entries are be open so to take part in this great value multi event weekend, at a great venue, with friendly company and super competitions get the date in your diary and get signed up!

Fast Eddy Club Championship Round 4, H2O, Oswestry, 9th June 2019

Report and Pictures by Tilde Tighe

The Fast Eddy Club Championships continued with Round 4 at H2O near Oswestry, a venue that provides a new challenge each time the club goes back. Following a wet and wild practice day on Saturday, the team worked hard in the afternoon to make sure the track would be perfect for the races on Sunday.

At 9:30 the kids race kicked off for the first time with 30 kids ready to take on the tough challenge that H2O had to offer, but some confusion with one part of the track layout meant that the race had to be restarted at 10. However, the kids didn’t let this faze them and raced extremely well anyway.

Morgan Williams

It was an eventful 75 minutes for the BW850-150cc class, with current championship leader Bradley Price putting in an impressive ride only to DNF with bike problems after just 5 laps. This left the race open to Morgan Williams who d There will also be an exciting new event, a ‘Best of Three’ weekend on the 20th and 21st July with a Saturday morning mini time card enduro, a Saturday night prologue and youth and adult XC races on the Sunday.ominated and came out in front, taking the win. He was followed closely by Josh Knight in second and Billy Austin in third, all three completing 12 laps of the difficult course.

The SW85cc class was competitive as always, with Freestyle Husqvarna Youth team rider Endaf Hughes finishing in first place after a bad start which left him at the back of the pack. However, he came back determined and worked his way back up to first with Fin Sheppard a whole lap behind by the time the flag dropped to finish. Freestyle teammate Rhydian Rees continued his brilliant form to finish in a well-earned third place.

Once again, the Auto class persevered and tackled H2O head on to get in up to 17 laps of their modified auto loop of the track, with assistance from Tom Sagar and the rest of the Fast Eddy team. In first place was Juddy Kearford, and three laps behind in second was Roxie Roberts, putting the girls on the auto podium once again.

There were two new classes: SW85cc beginners and 65cc beginners, designed for those who are just starting out and don’t want the pressure of competing against some of the most talented youth riders around. Millie Crump took forst place in the SW85cc beginner class and Connor Redman was second, while in the 65cc begionner class it was Jack Brooks that placed first, followed by Owain Corbet and Selbie Crump.

At 12pm the Adults were ready to go for 2 hours and with the weather drying up significantly, it made for an excellent race. Having made all the changes to the track, the Fast Eddy Team were ready to start off nearly 70 riders, leaving them with the challenges of steep hill climbs, stream crossings, a motocross track and grassy fields, an extremely varied track which everyone enjoyed.

Ricky Wiggins

The Expert class led the pack and took the top 4 spots, but the win, though well-earned, did not come easy to Ricky Wiggins. To begin with it was Harry Edmondson who was out in front, but Wiggins quickly changed that and led for the majority of the race, leaving Edmondson in second place one lap behind. Close behind Harry though was James Palmer in third, also on 11 laps.

The podium places in the Clubman classes were as hotly contested as ever, with the battle between the James brothers continuing in the Clubman 2T class. It was Adam James that came out on top this time with Jacob James in second, making it two wins each for them so far this year in the Club Championships. Third place went to Carl Thomas who finished 7 minutes behind Jacob. In the Clubman 4T class however, Ben Key rose to victory and managed to keep in the top 10, followed by John Wildman and Wayne James in second and third respectively.

As for the Vets classes, there was some very determined riding in the Vets A class, but once again it was Chris Wagstaff who dominated and took the win in front of Jeremy Mold and David Williams. The Vets B class saw only one competitor, Leigh Nicklin, who placed first. In the Over 50’s class Dave Cooper got his second win of the series, followed closely by Stephen Parry in second place and Shaun James in third.

Doug Lote

The Youth B class showcased some talented riders, with winner Doug Lote placing 8th overall behind some Expert and Clubman riders after riding extremely well throughout the entire race. In second was Sion Evans, Freestyle Husqvarna Youth team rider, who gave a consistent and determined ride once again. Third place went to Sam Hughes, who was not far behind the top boys on 9 laps.

As the largest class with 23 riders, the Sportsman class was highly competetive, so Tom Collett to taking the win was an impressive feat. However, Trystan Hopkins and Andy Smith were very close behind in second and third. In the Novice class it was Phil Richardson who took the top podium spot, followed by Teifi Jones in second and Josh Inchley in third.

The Fast Eddy Club Championships continue with Round 5 at Brow Farm, Rattlinghope (postcode SY5 0SR) on Sunday 14th July with a practice day as normal on the Saturday. There will also be an exciting new event, a ‘Best of Three’ weekend on the 20th and 21st July with a Saturday morning mini time card enduro, a Saturday night prologue and youth and adult XC races on the Sunday.

Results:

Kids Race:

BW85-150cc:

  1. Morgan Williams
  2. Josh Knight
  3. Billy Austin

SW85cc:

  1. Endaf Hughes
  2. Fin Sheppard
  3. Rhydian Rees

SW85cc Beginner:

  1. Millie Crump
  2. Connor Redman

65cc:

  1. Jayden Jones
  2. Will Barnett
  3. Mason Hughes

65cc Beginner:

  1. Jack Brookes
  2. Owain Corbet
  3. Selbie Crump

Auto Beginner:

  1. Juddy Kearford
  2. Roxie Roberts

Adults Race:

Expert:

Harry Edmondson
  1. Ricky Wiggins
  2. Harry Edmondson
  3. James Palmer

Clubman 2T:

  1. Adam James
  2. Jacob James
  3. Carl Thomas

Clubman 4T:

Ben Key
  1. Ben Key
  2. John Wildman
  3. Wayne James

Vets A:

  1. Chris Wagstaff
  2. Jeremy Mold
  3. David Williams

Vets B:

  1. Leigh Nicklin

Over 50s:

Dave Cooper
  1. Dave Cooper
  2. Stephen Parry
  3. Shaun James

Youth B:

  1. Doug Lote
  2. Sion Evans
  3. Sam Hughes

Sportsman:

  1. Tom Collett
  2. Trystan Hopkins
  3. Andy Smith

Novice:

  1. Phil Richardson
  2. Teifi Jones
  3. Josh Inchley

ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship Rounds 4 and 5

Brow Farm, Ratlinghope, 1st and 2nd June 2019

Report and Pictures by Tilde Tighe

Rounds 4 and 5 of the British Sprint Enduro Championship took place on the first weekend of June at Brow Farm in Ratlinghope, near Shrewsbury. This brilliant venue provided winding field sections with bogs, logs, tight corners and fast straights as well as multiple stream crossings and some hillside action too. As if that wasn’t enough, the Fast Eddy Team reversed the track for Day 2 to provide an even tougher challenge- this really wasn’t an event to be missed!

The Championship class was as hotly contested as ever, with Sherco factory Racing Team rider Jack Edmondson eager to win again off the back of his British Enduro Championship victory in Windermere last weekend. On Day 1 Jack triumphed, winning 6 of the 8 tests, but he was under intense pressure from teammate Dan Mundell who finished Round 4 only five seconds behind him. Mark Roberts rounded off the podium on Day 1 in third at 30 seconds behind Mundell, proving just how rapid the Sherco teammates were. Alex Walton also gave an impressive ride to win one test and place fourth, followed by Tom Ellwood who took fifth.

Dan Mundell

Day 2 took a different turn, with leader Jack Edmondson experiencing bike problems during Test 2 leaving him with almost 2 minutes to make up and placing him last in the class, Dan Mundell had a clear run to take the win. However, a small mistake put him down a few places on Test 3, but his consistent impressive times across both days landed him a first place overall. Jed Etchells took advantage of the situation to take the win on Day 2 with 8 seconds to spare on Mundell, giving him second overall across the weekend, with Alex Walton taking third.

Jack Cadwallader

The Experts were the largest class this weekend with 25 riders all competing for podium places. With no single rider getting more than 2 test wins each it was hard to tell who would come out on top, but on Saturday it was Jack Cadwallader who was victorious, 9 seconds in front of Yamaha rider Charlie Chater in second place. The level of competition in this class was outstanding as Max Ditchfield, Harry Edmondson and Jack Teale swapping places every lap but ending in 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.

Day 2 for the Experts was also very different: Jack Teale retired after 2 tests due to recurring seat problems; Jack Cadwallader was not in the runnings and Charlie Chater crashed on Test 1, losing nearly 2 minutes. This left the Expert class open so Alfie Webb prevailed to place first with 9 seconds on Harry Edmondson in second. Sherco rider Ricky Wiggins was third, a mere tenth of a second behind Harry- in fact, there were only 18 seconds difference between 1st and 7th place! Over both rounds, Harry Edmondson was first, followed by Ricky Wiggins and Alfie Webb.

The clubman class was much the same both days, with James Palmer dominating to take the win on Day 1 winning every test and finishing with an astounding 36 seconds to spare on second placed Josh Lucy. Joshua Kirby took third place on Day 1 but was pushed off the podium on Day 2. As if out of nowhere, Billy Haigh rose to victory on Day 2 after placing 10th on Saturday, pushing James Palmer and Josh Lucy into second and third. The overall placings for the Clubman class mirrored the Day 1 results

As for the Vets, it was newcomer to the 2019 Sprint series Rudy Austin who conquered and won the class both Saturday and Sunday, placing first in 13 out of 16 tests. Anthony Dean rose to the challenge Austin was bringing to the class and took second place on Day 1 and third on Day 2, whereas Richard Cookland did it the other way round with third on Saturday and second on Sunday. This left the overall results with Rudy Austin first, Richard Cookland in second and Anthony Dean finishing off the podium in third place.

Tobias Sammut stormed the Sportsman class once again to win 14 of 16 tests across the weekend, placing first on both days and overall. This was much the same for second and third place, taken by Henry Harman and Lee Brady respectively, having put in consistent test times over the weekend. On both days there was only a single competitor in the Ladies class, Ellie Cooke, who rode extremely well, placing first.

Adam James

As always, the Youth class provided a huge amount of talented and determined riders who were putting in very competitive times, often placing amongst the Expert riders! On Day 1 the top spot was awarded to Adam James, making it his fourth consecutive class win of the Sprint series. However, it was Saturday’s second place rider, Doug Lote, who ended Adam’s winning streak and came back fighting to gain first place on Sunday, knocking Adam down to second. Freestyle Husqvarna Youth Enduro team rider Sion Evans was never far behind the top two and placed third both days to put him on the podium in third overall.

The next British Sprint Enduro Championship will be Rounds 6 and 7 on the 27th and 28th July at a venue to be advised nearer to the time, whilst the Club Championship will continue at H20 on the 8th and 9th June with a practice day on Saturday and race day on Sunday. There will also be an exciting new event, a ‘Best of Three’ weekend on the 20th and 21st July with a Saturday morning mini time card enduro, a Saturday night prologue and youth and adult XC races on the Sunday.

Day 1 Results:

Championship:

Jack Edmondson
  1. Jack Edmondson
  2. Dan Mundell
  3. Mark Roberts
  4. Alex Walton
  5. Tom Ellwood

Expert:

  1. Jack Cadwallader
  2. Charlie Chater
  3. Max Ditchfield


Clubman:

  1. James Palmer
  2. Josh Lucy
  3. Joshua Kirby

Vets:

  1. Rudy Austin
  2. Anthony Dean
  3. Richard Cookland

Sportsman:

  1. Tobias Sammut
  2. Henry Harman
  3. Lee Brady

Ladies:

Ellie Cooke
  1. Ellie Cooke

Youth:

  1. Adam James
  2. Doug Lote
  3. Sion Evans

Day 2 Results:

Championship:

  1. Jed Etchells
  2. Dan Mundell
  3. Alex Walton
  4. Tom Ellwood
  5. Luke Parker

Expert:

  1. Alfie Webb
  2. Harry Edmondson
  3. Ricky Wiggins


Clubman:

  1. Billy Haigh
  2. James Palmer
  3. Josh Lucy

Vets:

  1. Rudy Austin
  2. Richard Cookland
  3. Anthony Dean

Sportsman:

  1. Tobias Sammut
  2. Henry Harman
  3. Lee Brady

Ladies:

  1. Ellie Cooke

Youth:

  1. Doug Lote
  2. Adam James
  3. Sion Evans

Fast Eddy Club Championship Round 3

Llwydiarth Hall, Llanfyllin, 5th May 2019

Report and Pictures by Tilde Tighe

The Fast Eddy Club Championships continued on Sunday 5th May with Round 3 taking place for the second time at new venue Llwydiarth Hall near to Llanfyllin. Once again, the long lap included rolling hills and flat-out straights, this time with even more technical stream sections put in by the Fast Eddy team.

9:30am saw the start of the Youth race with four classes lined up ready to tackle the 1 hour 15-minute race. Although returning to this venue for 2 rounds in a row may give the riders an advantage, they had no idea what was in store for them, with the course reversed and more difficult sections added in. There was some very competitive racing in the BW 85-150 cc class, but again Bradley Price maintained the lead throughout to finish first and complete a hat-trick of wins. However, he received pressure from second place Jack Sandland the whole time, as well as Morgan Williams who placed third.

Bradley Price

In the SW 85cc class, although Rhydian Rees took the holeshot for the third time in a row, it was Freestyle Husqvarna teammate Endaf Hughes that fought him for the lead and kept it for the rest of the race. Endaf had gained an impressive lead on Antonio Taylor by the finish, and Rhydian Rees followed in third, recovering well from a few offs in the tricky sections. With only one rider in the 65 class, Jonas Juska still made some competitive times and tackled the track well. The autos once again were a pleasure to watch, with Harry Jordan taking the win, followed by Roxie Roberts, both having rode well and embraced the auto loop and the help from Tom Sagar.

The adults set off just after 11am with another busy turnout after everyone had seen how successful this new venue was two weeks ago. Everyone enjoyed the track, especially the stream section and the longer, steeper and harder hills that had been put in by the Fast Eddy team.

Ricky Wiggins

The Expert class was full of talent and made for an exciting race, with tensions running high between riders as everyone wanted the coveted first place. Despite this, Ricky Wiggins dominated the race to win overall, an impressive feat that followed his 2nd place at the previous round.  Second place went to Cole Cookland who rode extremely well again but was just not able to catch Wiggins as the gap between them widened each lap. Alfie Webb secured third place followed by James Palmer in fourth and Richard Ely in fifth.

Jake James

The Clubman 2T class was similar to the first two rounds, fought over by Jacob and Adam James. However, though Adam James took the win at Round 1, it was Jake who came back fighting and won the class for the 2nd time. Adam suffered quite a spectacular crash over the hedge, but escaped with minor injuries luckily to still finish second. Jake Taylor challenged the brothers throughout to finish in third. Ethan Pugh gave another impressive ride to take the win in the Clubman 4T class, followed closely by Ben Key in second and Ben Martindale in third.

The Vets A and B and Over 50 classes who made up the majority of the competitors. The Vets A class gained competitors, making for an exciting race alongside the Vets B boys. Chirs Wagstaff came out on top in Vets A again, with Jeremy Mold behind in second and Cefyn Games taking third place.

In Vets B Kieran Jordan took the win again, with the previous round’s win under his belt as well. Guy Graham took a well-earned second place and Danny Blairs placed third. In the Over 50’s class it was Martin Jakeman who placed first, followed by Dave Cooper and the last round’s winner Alan Vissian.

Kieran Jordan

Doug Lote remained reigning champion of the Youth B class but faced new challenges from Cory Cookland who rode very well to keep up with Lote and place second, with Cynan Jones in third. In the Sportsman class it was Ant Trawford who claimed success from the winner of Round 2, Roy Broomfield, who took second place this time, followed by Dan Edwards. George Mallion claimed success in the Novice class, with Phil Richardson in second and Patrick Rabsky behind in third.

Ant Trawford

The club championships continue with Round 4 on the 8th and 9th June with a venue still to be confirmed. Thank you to everyone who supports Fast Eddy racing and to everyone who helped with the clean-up after the race.

Results:

Youth Race

BW 85-150cc

  1. Bradley Price
  2. Jack Sandland
  3. Morgan Williams

SW 85cc

  1. Endaf Hughes
  2. Antonio Taylor
  3. Rhydian Rees

65cc

  1. Jonas Juska

Auto

  1. Harry Jordan
  2. Roxie Roberts

Adult Race

Expert

  1. Ricky Wiggins
  2. Cole Cookland
  3. Alfie Webb
  4. James Palmer
  5. Richard Ely

Clubman 2T

  1. Jacob James
  2. Adam James
  3. Jake Taylor

Clubman 4T

  1. Ethan Pugh
  2. Ben Key
  3. Ben Martindale

Vets A

  1. Chris Wagstaff
  2. Jeremy Mold
  3. Cefyn Games

Vets B

  1. Kieran Jordan
  2. Guy Graham
  3. Danny Blairs

Youth B

  1. Doug Lote
  2. Cory Cookland
  3. Cynan Jones

Sportsman

  1. Ant Trawford
  2. Roy Broomfield
  3. Dan Edwards

Over 50s

  1. Martin Jakeman
  2. Dave Cooper
  3. Alan Vissian

Novice

  1. George Mallion
  2. Phil Richardson
  3. Patrick Rabsky

Fast Eddy’s “3 of the best!”

July 20th/21st – North Wales

Fast Eddy Racing are pleased to announce a new event with a new format at a new venue that is arriving 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.


Fast Eddy and the “A” Team, Tom Sagar and Mr Pete!

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 – £60 per rider

Saturday Prologue – £20 per rider

Sunday XC – Youth riders £35 & Adult riders £45

ALL weekend (all 3 events) – Adults £100 & Youth £90

Entries will be open on 1st June so to take part in this great value multi event weekend, at a great venue, with friendly company and super competitions get the date in your diary and get signed up!

For more information about this event and the entry form (from 1st June) please check back here!