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JACK THE LAD . . . .
Given the Autumns dwindling daylight hours, Lincolnshire Enduro Club switched to the lesser used 3 hour race day format, used somewhat successfully in the past. And, taking into account "Storm Aiden" and the rain that fell in the days preceding the race, the terrain was dry in the end with the predicted mud bath never materialising. The storms high winds probably helped to dry out the track and even the prophesied "race day rain" never really put in an appearance. In fact, the low lying sunshine was the perhaps the only minor "inconvenience" at certain points on the course as it was straight into the riders eyes !
For the last 2020 race with LEC in a turbid year for us all, some familiar
names once again rose to the head of each class on Sunday .
In the Clubman class, Sean Thompson took the honours and was the only rider in the class to attain 15 laps, and had what looked like an easy win over his nearest rivals. Three others though were on 14 laps behind Sean, with Ryhan Leighton coming home in second from Sam Reed in third.
biggest class on the day was the ever popular Sportsman 2T class, with 21
riders on the start line. Two lads came away with 14 laps with Carl Smalley
taking another 2020 LEC race win by some 5 minutes over his nearest rival Ryan
Overton. Mathew Valentine in third, was a further lap behind. In the other
sportsman class, (this time the 4 bangers) the only rider with 14 laps under
his belt again, and his second win in a row also, was Joe Tapper. One lap
distant was once again Alex Shaw and then Carl Moxon a further lap behind
that. The over 40's group is as ever, popular and competitive. (Or, as they
like to be known; "Masters" !). Some of these riders times etc would
see them well placed in the
Whilst its been a testing time for all concerned this year, The club wishes to pass regards on to all the marshalls, helpers, first responders, timekeepers, caterers and any others who have given up valuable (unpaid) time to help LEC out. Lastly, thanks to you guys, the riders.
All riders and club members are reminded of the practice day on 27th of December. (Should Covid restrictions play ball)
Details of that and all other LEC related info can be had from the clubs
Facebook page here . .
Photos are from Graham Taylor. No 891, Jack Rowlands easing to victory and No 36 (Johnathon Pearson) battling it out with Alex Shaw (No 28)
Report by Martin Southwick