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Mundell wins at Lurley Enduro Sprint
Round 4 of the Core Enduro Championship was held this past Sunday, the 29th of July at the awesome ‘Lurley’ venue set in a valley near Tiverton.
With horrific weather forecast overnight on Saturday and throughout Sunday it was good to still see a good turnout of die hard bike lovers come out for the race, and it paid off as the weather was kind and there was near perfect conditions!
The championship class was won by Dan Mundell on the Sherco 125 followed by fellow Sherco rider Richard Tucker on the SEF-R 250. Dan and Richard were 1st and 2nd in every one of the 8 tests throughout the day making it a perfect day for the Sherco pair. Coming home in 3rd in the Championship class was Tom Merritt. Rob Cross was riding well all day but a problem in the final test meant he didn’t finish unfortunately.
In the Expert class Shaun Kersey showed great pace early on but a broken rim lock didn’t help his cause in the afternoon and that let Anthony Milliar claw time back and pull out a lead to take the Expert class win. 3rd place went to the young rider Alfie Webb who did a great job to come home in a podium position!
In the Expert Over 35 category, Jeremy Box took a 12 second margin of victory over Jack Twentyman, followed by Geoff Brigden in third, exactly 4 minutes behind Twentyman.
The Super Vet category was won by Dan Mundell’s slower, older and uglier uncle, Wayne Mundell on the factory Beta. Jeremy Cornish has a good ride to finish in 2nd behind Wayne, also under the one hour total time barrier. Stewart ‘Stumpy’ Jarvis came home in third!
In the Clubman Over 40 Class, Ian Barnett took the win by over 40 seconds from Martin Dearson and Andy Hicken in third. Credit to Troy Webb for stopping in his final test to help Alex Buckingham out after a crash he had. Alex had almost taken a test win earlier in the day so it was a shame to see his day end like that.
In the hotly contested E1 Clubman Class it was Guy Krumins who was triumphant ahead of Frazer Buckingham. Frazer took the first few test wins but mistakes held him back and allowed Guy to take a victory margin of 21 seconds at the end of the day! Third place was Ricky Good, and it was nice to see Dean Kiff back racing.
Phil Chapple was victorious in the E2 Clubman class from Ian Fortune and Tom Ross in third. Stef Jewell rode well and was best placed lady in the race, coming home 4th!
Clubman E3 is next and Mark Robson took a convincing victory while it came down to the wire between 2nd and 3rd placed riders, Shaun Brake and Steve Morton. Less than 10 seconds separated them after over an hour of racing!
In the Beginners class it was a hard fought victory for David Cross, just 7 seconds ahead of Charlie Sampson in 2nd and Christopher Cusmans. Once again this was the biggest class of the day so on behalf of CORE Off Road, thank you.
CORE’s next event is a ‘Day in the Dirt’ practise day at Nower Farm in Axminster!
Thanks to everyone who turned out and CORE hopes to see you at the next one!
Report by Dan Mundell