ENDURO Mon 1 Apr 2024

Bailey'S Garage Northern Timecard Enduro Centre Rnd 2 2024

If there was a textbook definition of manx weather then today was that day, wet and drizzle, cold and eventually dry but too late in the day to be useful.

Despite the gloomy outlook the second round of the Isle of Man Centre ACU Timecard Enduro Championship seemed to be enjoyed by most of the competitors. Based at Sulby Claddaghs with special tests at Ballaugh and Tholt y Will plantations and going on the greenway tracks between.


Danny McCanney returned to the top step of the podium and takes the championship lead with Jed Etchells not in attendance. Jack Keenan came home in 2nd position after a tight battle with Craig Norrey both exchanging test times throughout the day. Bobby Moyer was fourth.


The largest field for both competitors and retirees with several in the earlier stages due to injury or bike troubles. Al Heginbotham cruised to victory with a heathy margin of 48secs over Curtis Grose only 9 secs ahead of Pete Beaumont. Round 1 winner Tom Dawson was 3rd after dropping down the order with a failed electric start and no kick start fitted to his Beta.


Russell Milward continued his dominance of the 50+ class 4mins ahead of Mike Turner who was himself 2min 30secs ahead of Gary Flowers. Nige Beaumont the only other competior retired with fatigue early on. 


Harry Kampz took his first enduro victory in style fastest on all tests and taking 90sec advantage on the first test of the day. A wayward stick briefly held him up in Ballaugh but not enough to allow 2nd placed Sakia Kelly to catch up. 3rd place was as close as it can be with Sakia and Sam Wheeler not separated by time down to the 100th of a second. Sakia kept the position based on test time count back.

Massive thanks to sponsor Bailey's Garage for the supply of easter eggs, Steve Curphey for use of Sulby Claddaghs and assistance with the event, Grant Howard and scrutineers, DEFA for the use of the land and HMA Hogg Motorsport for ambulance. 


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