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Kicking off at Kirton

It was Ground hog day at the weekend for Lincolnshire Enduro Clubs latest race. Run last time in April, the club went back to the "Kirton Off Road Centre" in the north of the county for round five of their nine round series. It was also back to the familiar scenario of two 90 minute races instead of the straight through 3 hour 'marathon' seen last time.

The quarry at Kirton is possibly one of the harder events of the year and with summer downpours seen in the days leading up to the event, one or two patches of the racetrack were akin to being on an ice rink ! Whilst there was plenty of "run off" for riders overcooking parts of the course, any tumbles wouldn't have entailed soft landings. (Dear reader I have bruises to prove it !!)

As the club is now just over half way through their first season, each class is beginning to see a few riders stretching out an advantage over their respective rivals. However, it is still early days and with riders being able to drop their worst two rounds, nothing is guaranteed. With another win in his class, George Birchall now tops the leader board in the experts class. George has won every round he has entered in the class so far. Likewise, Tara Hollingsworth has yet to be beaten in the Ladies class, her rivals not able to knock her off the top spot.

Other class wins were as follows...
Clubmen...Ryan Patrick
Sportsman...Lee Bradie
Over 40's...Alec Owen
Over 50's...Neil Tapper
Beginners... Colin Knockles
Trail and Classic...Steve Langley

Round six of the series takes place at Willingham on the 6th of August.

Full details of that and other aspects of the club can be found at our website CLICK HERE

Riders from Kirton are reminded that as per usual, LEC held a raffle on race day. That raffle prize remains unclaimed and if you can find your number, ("Pink 161-165") your new shiny tyre awaits !

Photographs by Terri Saunders are of George Birchall (No 407), Joe Tapper (No5), and Steve Langley having a moment !"

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