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Protect my Income Final
Report: Phoneix Media
Edge Offroad finalised the end of the 2019 Protect My Income Championship at the weekend, running this in conjunction with round two of the Motul Winter Series as well. The weather has certainly turned now and let everyone know on Saturday that it is definitely winter! Luckily the all weather venue of Butts Quarry, near Chesterfield, was on the cards. We were certainly set to find out who the hardened enduro riders are! Safe to say Event Director, Sonya Jarvis and Clerk of the Course Dan Bewlay yet again created another new, safe and interesting lap at this great venue, getting lap times up to something that has never been seen at Butts Quarry before!
The Youth event got off to a flying start at 9am for a one and a half hour
battle on a shortened lap of the Adult loop. Jacob Bragg did absolutely
awesome in the Autos class on an amazing five lap tally in the slippery, muddy
and wet conditions! Riley Freeman also rode amazingly but after having an off
and hurting his shoulder, had to settle for second place this weekend, with
his younger brother wrapping up the podium in third. In the Junior class
Joseph Beckett decided to turn his hand to Enduro but unfortunately had no
other competition in his class - nonetheless he still managed to complete four
laps of the tough course and took the winners trophy home. In the Youth B
class, Edge rider Jak Heaney took the win on 11 laps, with Lucas Travers back
at it, having a storming ride taking second place and Alfie Marsden had to
settle for the final spot on the podium. In the Youth A class, Edge rider Alex
Leadbetter had a storming start, and lead the race from start to finish.
Cameron Baker Haste wasn't impressed as his bike wouldn't start on the line so
had to fight all race to make sure he secured the second spot on the podium,
with Jaysi Austin having a great ride and taking third place in very tough
Yet again after more track alterations, making sure the fast lads got a decent, hard lap to contend with, it was the turn of the Premier lads to get off the line! Josh Bailey was the kid off the block in to the first corner, with James Palmer having a mare binning it into the muddy puddle and having to call it a day. By the end of the first lap Joe Deakin was out in front, which continued all race, takin the win with a healthy lead. Scott Austin decided to dust off the cobwebs and make a rare appearance - and then probably wondered why on Monday morning! But it was all worth it, taking the second place trophy home in front of Josh Bailey in third place - all finishing on 14 laps. In the Expert class, new to Enduro Daniel Parry had a storming ride taking the win from Matthew Thompson in second place and Ryan Hoare had to settle for third, but it was enough for him to secure the Expert win overall in the Championship. In the Masters class, Alex Owen took the win but not having an easy day out there. Mark Raynor loved the tough conditions and was happy to take second place home with him, and Dean Johnson was over the moon to secure third place. Finally in the Clubman class, it was the big decider for these guys! The tough conditions suited them all! Jason Hirst got on with the job in hand though and pulled the win out of the bag with a healthy lead of over four minutes, from Danny Calkin who was happy as Larry to take second place from his best mate, Robert Allen, who had to settle for third place this time out.
Entries already open for the next Play Day & Round 3 of the Motul Winter Series on 16th & 17th November. Event mobile 07557 447084, for more info or to book online www.edgeoffroad.events
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