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!

Fast Eddy Championship Round 2

LLwydiarth Hall, Llanfyllin, 21st April 2019

Report and Pictures by Tilde Tighe

The Fast Eddy Club Championships continued on Sunday with Round 2 located a brand-new venue called Llwydiarth Hall near to Llanfyllin. The track provided a long lap with rolling hills and flat-out straights alongside a tricky stream section put in by the experienced Fast Eddy team, which, with the glorious weather, made for an excellent day of racing.

Race winner, Bradley Price

The day began with the Youth race at 9:30 prompt where 4 classes lined up ready to take on the 1 hour and 20 minute race in the already blazing sun. The BW 85-150cc class saw some very competitive racing, but it was clear from the beginning that this was Bradley Price’s race as he maintained the lead throughout to finish 1 lap ahead with the fastest lap time of the race. Morgan Williams challenged Price all morning to take a well-earned second place, with Jack Sandland in third.

The SW 85cc class was the largest of the four and kept everyone on their toes as the top five swapped places multiple times throughout the race, meaning that no one was guaranteed a podium place unless they really put in the work. Although Freestyle Husqvarna team rider Rhydian Rees was first off the line and took the holeshot, it was Freestyle teammate Endaf Hughes that battled him for the lead and kept it for the majority of the race. It was well-deserved too, as everyone could see how fast he was and his ability to tackle obstacles such as the stream section set him in good stead for his win. Despite some switching of places throughout, Hughes was followed closely by Callum Millward who finished in second place, and Antonio Taylor who took third.

Despite the challenging nature of the new track, the 65cc class performed impressively and it was Jayden Jones who came out on top, setting some lap times which even put him alongside some riders in the BW 85-150cc class! William Barnett came second and Huw Griffiths placed third, both having put in their all to finish on the podium alongside Jones. The 2-man auto class also tackled the new track, with some help from Paul Edmondson who had made them an Auto loop, allowing them to get around that bit easier with Harry Jordan first and Selbie Crump second.

11am saw the start of the Adult race with a busy start line as everyone was excited to see what the new venue had to offer them. They were met with even muddier ruts coming out of the stream sections thanks to the race before them, and even longer straights and hills, much to their delight- some riders even commented that it was that fast, they needed seven gears on their bike!

Henry Yardley

The Expert class saw a lineup of 8 talented riders, which from the outset made for an exciting race. Despite this, Henry Yardley dominated the race, unbothered by the pressures of the other Expert riders to win overall on 15 laps, a remarkable feat. However, as the race progressed Ricky Wiggins was catching him up, until he lost his front light, plate and transponder halfway through, meaning that he lost some time but still managed to achieve second place. Third place went to Cole Cookland who had a consistent ride, followed by Jack Ditchfield in fourth and Charlie Chater in fifth. James Palmer was also working his way up through the ranks until he was forced to retire, not wanting to risk injury and jeopardise his British championship.

Jacob James

The Clubman 2T class was much the same as the first round, fought over by Jacob and Adam James, with Jacob starting in front but Adam then leading most of the race. Though Adam James took the win at Round 1, it was Jake who came back fighting and won the class down to pit stops, where he was able to overtake his brother and finish in front. However, Geraint Jones posed a threat to the brothers finishing not far behind Adam to place third. Ethan Pugh gave an impressive ride to achieve the win in the Clubman 4T class, though it was not given up easily by Archie Collier who was leading for a while, followed by Ben Key in second and Collier who ended the race in third place.

Chris Wagstaff

It was an exciting race for the Vets A and B and Over 50 classes who made up the majority of the competitors. With the Over 50’s, Alan Vissian was a good winner but second and third between Shaun James and Andy Harvey went down to the final splash and dash with Andy leaving the pits first and Shaun hot on his heels and able to take him on the last lap for second overall with Andy third. Vets A saw only one competitor, Chris Wagstaff, but he was still competing against Vets B where Kieran Jordan took the win by far with Simon Howden a lap behind in second and Guy Graham in third.

Kieran Jordan

The Youth B class was also a very busy race and Doug Lote didn’t get the best of starts but managed to work his way up to the top spot. He battled all race with Sam Hughes, again with pit stops being the key to the overall in class. Freestyle rider Sion Evans rode extremely well too to round off the top 3. The Sportsman class was also hotly contested but it was Roy Broomfield who came out on top, followed by Hayden Clarke and Robbo White. Alex Clarke claimed success in the Novice class, with Joe Ormsby taking second and Matt Whitehead behind in third.

The club championships continue with Round 3 in two weeks time with a return to this brilliant venue with a completely new track layout. Keep your eyes peeled for more information about Llwydiarth Hall as there is more to come from this venue!

Results:

Kids Race:

BW 85-150cc

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

SW 85cc

  1. Endaf Hughes
  2. Callum Millward
  3. Antonio Taylor

65cc

  1. Jayden Jones
  2. William Barnett
  3. Huw Griffiths

Auto

  1. Harry Jordan
  2. Selbie Crump

Adults Race:

Expert

  1. Henry Yardley
  2. Ricky Wiggins
  3. Cole Cookland

Clubman 2T

  1. Jacob James
  2. Adam James
  3. Geraint Jones

Clubman 4T

  1. Ethan Pugh
  2. Ben Key
  3. Archie Collier

Vets A

  1. Chris Wagstaff

Vets B

  1. Kieran Jordan
  2. Simon Howden
  3. Guy Graham

Over 50’s

  1. Alan Vissian
  2. Shaun James
  3. Andy Harvey

Youth B

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

Sportsman

  1. Roy Broomfield
  2. Hayden Clarke
  3. Robbo White

Novice

  1. Alex Clarke
  2. Joe Ormsby
  3. Matt Whitehead

Youth Training day

The next of our youth training days will be held during the May half term week at one of our Shropshire venues.

The day will start at 10.00 and go on until 3.30 with chief trainer Tom Sagar and his crew working with youth riders of all ages and abilities to improve their riding skills.

To book a space call Chris on 01543 450150 or 07973563191

Limit 10 riders

Cost £80

Greenhall Boot camp 2018

British Sprint Enduro Championships Rounds 2 and 3, Champs Parc, Kettering

13th and 14th April 2019

Report by Tilde Tighe and images by Vision Off Road Media

The second weekend of racing in the British Sprint Championship saw Champs Parc in Kettering provide a tight and technical challenge, in stark contrast to the opening round. The course included an MX track and tight woodlands which combined to provide a superb sprint test across the whole weekend. Things got tougher on Sunday, when the course was reversed and a few of jumps from the previous day were cut to provide a shorter, more flowing track. The weather was pleasant and helped the track conditions, although the first few tests of both days were slippery as the MX track had to be watered.

Paul (Fast Eddy) Edmondson

The event was significant in as much as it saw three Edmondsons all racing against each other. Jack Edmondson rode the Championship class whilst Paul and Harry rode in Expert – a very rare occurrence indeed and as expected it turned out to be extremely competitive between all of them, especially considering the number of competitors in the Expert ranks. Paul adopted a sleep between tests strategy in order to beat his son Harry, but ducked out of Sunday as his aching bones caught up to him.

Jack Edmondson

Sherco Factory Enduro rider Jack Edmondson had an outstanding weekend winning 11 out of 16 special tests across the two days. Sherco teammate Hamish Macdonald and GasGas UK’s Alex Snow were the only riders to really push Edmondson, each winning at least one test on the opening day. Though Alex Snow posed a threat to Jack Edmondson on Day One, winning three of the eight tests, Edmondson still gained an impressive win with 15 seconds on Snow, and 1 minute 17 seconds on third place competitor Alex Walton. Tom Ellwood, following his podium finish in second place at Round 1, unfortunately had to pull out on Saturday due to a thumb injury, but luckily returned for Round 3 on Sunday. Mark Roberts placed fourth in Round 2 with Jed Etchells taking fifth.

Hamish Macdonald

Hamish Macdonald also set some competitive times and was on track for third place until a crash in test six saw him lose 1 minute 45 seconds, leaving him with a lot of work to do on Day Two. However, he returned on Sunday to challenge Jack Edmondson and took the win on Test 2, putting in consistently fast times for the rest of the day to take second place. Edmondson responded to the challenge and got faster on each sprint to take the win with a close 2 second margin over Macdonald. Jed Etchells placed third in Round 3, staying close to the top two at only 6 seconds behind Edmondson. On Sunday, Mark Roberts took fourth place followed by Alex Walton in fifth.

Jack Teale

In the Expert class, Jack Teale continued his good form to win both days with a margin of over 30 seconds on 2nd place Max Ditchfield on Saturday. Both were followed by Paul Edmondson, who didn’t make it easy for them and took third place. However, on Sunday Harry Edmondson rose up through the ranks, closing in on Teale to finish with just 3 seconds between the two. With Paul Edmondson retiring from the competition on Sunday, Cole Cookland grabbed an impressive third spot only 1 second behind Harry Edmondson. Richard Tucker was on track for a podium finish on Saturday, but was forced to DNF after crashing into a tree.

George Yardley

The Clubman ranks saw an outstanding performance from James Palmer, who did the double by a significant margin, winning the class on both days. His usual rivals of George Yardley, Saul Hirst and Josh Lucy were close to each other but some distance from Palmer, and the overall results remained nearly the same for the second day of racing between the four, with George Yardley in second place both days, with Saul Hirst in third on Saturday and Josh Lucy taking the final podium spot on Sunday.

Tobias Sammut had a blast on Saturday as he took the Sportsman class win with 1 minute 15 seconds to spare ahead of Lee Brady and Henry Harman but it was Brady who took the win on the second day with Sammut second and Henry Harman remaining in third.

Ellie Cooke

Ellie Cooke blitzed the Ladies class by posting a double win with Kate Smith taking second both days, leaving Gemma Holtham in third on Saturday.

Adam James had the Youth class nailed! Two impressive wins with plenty of time to spare to second placed Doug Lote saw James well on his way to a championship title. Henry Life grabbed third spot on both days too.

Champs Park certainly proved to be a hit. It was quite technical compared to other Sprint venues in the Fast Eddy calendar but it certainly made riders work hard with no room to rest anywhere. 

The next Fast Eddy Sprint will be Rounds 4 and 5 at Brow Farm, Rattlinghope, near Shrewsbury on the 1st and 2nd June, whilst the Club Championship will continue at a the new venue near Llanfyllin, Powys on the 21st April 2019.

Round 2:

Championship

  1. Jack Edmondson
  2. Alex Snow
  3. Alex Walton

Expert

  1. Jack Teale
  2. Max Ditchfield
  3. Paul Edmondson

Clubman

  1. James Palmer
  2. George Yardley
  3. Saul Hirst

Sportsman

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

Vets

  1. John Shirt
  2. Jamie Jenkins
  3. Anthony Dean
John Shirt

Ladies

  1. Ellie Cooke
  2. Kate Smith
  3. Gemma Holtham

Youth

  1. Adam James
  2. Doug Lote
  3. Henry Life

Round 3:

Championship

  1. Jack Edmondson
  2. Hamish Macdonald
  3. Jed Etchells

Expert

  1. Jack Teale
  2. Harry Edmondson
  3. Cole Cookland

Clubman

  1. James Palmer
  2. George Yardley
  3. Josh Lucy

Sportsman

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

Vets

  1. Jamie Jenkins
  2. Anthony Dean
  3. Keith Jones

Ladies

  1. Ellie Cooke
  2. Kate Smith

Youth

  1. Adam James
  2. Doug Lote
  3. Henry Life