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SACU 2000 ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP
Round  1 SBEC Bon Accord Glenfarquhar Forest Enduro

Another damp and very misty day awaited the riders in this rescheduled event from the start of the year. Long anticipated the course was new to all the riders and no one knew what to expect. For the Clerk of the Course Dave Donald this was his first event and he was eager to provide a testing but rewarding event. 

With the return of Richard Hay and Euan McConnell from British and World competition it was always going to be a closely fought contest in the Expert class. Richard proving victorious with some extremely fast times but always hard pushed by Derek and Murray.

Rising Clubman Joe Gilroy produced some consistent and fast times to win the Clubman class. Obviously a force when the going gets tough.

In the over 40 class the continuing battle between Messers Walker and Wightman continued with Dougal again proving the winner with reliable rides. As long as the gearbox stays in one piece he is always in with a chance of the win.

Steven Goodall continues to improve in the Sportsman class with some fast test times - impressive due to the deteriorating nature of the test over later laps.Spike Donald gave the new Suzuki DRZ 400 a good run and the 4 stroke gets better each race.

From the start the course was fairly tight and very technical with stumpy climbs over virgin grassy rides leading onto some slippy off cambers and fast but twisty forest roads. Unlike other events there were initally no ruts to contend with but the rain of the previous weeks made to going soft in places and it cut deep ruts in soft peat areas. The deeply rutted parts and very slippy off cambers were cut out after a couple of laps and the special test was cut out for all but the Experts on the last lap. The test had only one tricky peat bog which proved the stopper for a lot of riders on the second onwards laps. The marshalls were on hand to provide support but all but the top riders were losing time here. The rest of the test proved fast but slippy with a tricky climb off the road catching out the unprepared. 

The event proved popular with the riders almost all of who stayed clean on time. A lot of the Sportsman riders retired after the second lap as the course was proving a bit too technical for the newcomers. The Clerk of the course and the marshalls did a power of work to keep the course open keep riders moving and are to be commended on a great first event.

More of the same next time and an even bigger lap please Dave.

David Ramsay was taken away with a broken collar bone sustained in a high speed crash. 

( See the PS at the bottom of the page  for true racers)

Glenfarquhar Enduro 1st October 2000 Results sheet
Test 1 does not count for all classes
There were no start penalties

Test 1

Test 2

Test 3

Test 4

Test 5

Time

Total

Position

Experts
101 Richard Hay

10:30

353

335

326

319

344

1324

1

1 Derek Little

10:31

335

351

366

367

361

1445

2

2 Murray Thomson

10:31

329

363

364

373

371

1471

3

7 Euan McConnell

10:34

361

359

358

381

373

1471

3

3 David Loudon

10:32

395

374

385

375

370

1504

5

5 Ian Harkes

10:33

413

400

380

387

389

1556

6

4 Nicky Beavit

10:32

365

359

369

466

371

1565

7

6 Martin Pennycook

10:33

422

419

424

558

450

1851

8

102 Chris Hay

10:30

390

337

338

Retired

Clubmen
9 Joe Gilroy

10:35

508

415

430

845

1

18 Sean Woolley

10:39

453

441

460

901

2

8 Hugh Richards

10:34

413

463

440

903

3

11 Stephen Lefferty

10:36

470

449

458

907

4

16 Alex Kirk

10:38

480

450

460

910

5

23 Stephen Palmer

10:42

514

459

462

921

6

10 Duncan McCormick

10:35

450

497

523

1020

7

19 John McGaff

10:40

514

485

579

1064

8

21 Colin Armitage

10:41

522

562

521

1083

9

12 Iain McMullen

10:36

467

605

561

1166

10

17 Robert Morrison

10:39

504

662

520

1182

11

22 Billy McGregor

10:41

545

585

612

1197

12

24 Stephen Gilhooley

10:42

625

673

592

1265

13

15 Graeme Chalmers

10:38

487

654

612

1266

14

20 Alex Ingram

10:40

601

614

689

1303

15

14 David Ramsey

10:37

720

Retired

Over 40

Test 1

Test 2

Test 3

Test 4

Test 5

27 Dougal Walker

10:44

380

391

408

799

1

28 Jim Wightman

10:44

385

440

403

843

2

32 Rab Moir

10:46

387

464

446

910

3

37 Alistair McConnel

10:49

472

452

476

928

4

35 Kenny Donaldson

10:48

437

452

496

948

5

34 Geoff Pennycook

10:47

407

425

791

1216

6

33 Stan Peterson

10:47

478

926

562

1488

7

31 Charlie Mckenzie

10:46

570

879

957

180

2016

8

Sportsman
39 Steven Goodall

10:50

661

458

552

1010

1

50 Allan Ritchie

10:55

485

474

591

1065

2

45 Graeme Hewison

10:53

511

525

566

1091

3

46 Spike Donald

10:53

554

574

609

1183

4

44 Ross Carstairs

10:52

707

619

790

1409

5

26 George McGowan

10:43

852

771

883

1654

6

40 Jim Goodall

10:50

686

860

845

1705

7

41 Mel Hulme

10:51

521

650

1528

300

2478

8

29 Martin Koster

10:45

961

1620

1061

2460

5141

9

25 Mark Haldane

10:43

966

Retired

30 Koen Van Den Oesten

10:45

869

626

Retired

38 Cameron Slater

10:49

1586

1226

Retired

42 Ian Bell

10:51

3606

Retired

43 Steven Calvey

10:52

521

Retired

47 Spence Nicol

10:54

628

Retired

48 J Forman

10:54

1229

1068

Retired

49 K Mc Millan

10:55

1374

Retired

51 Bruce Hart

10:56

688

Retired

52 Pharic Stuart Tirie

10:56

Retired

53 James Elliot

10:57

Retired

60 Bruce Frew

11:00

2297

Retired

Trials
55 David Maclean

10:58

548

469

569

1038

1

54 Craig Jackson

10:57

802

1701

Retired

PS - THE WACKY RACERS were on tour. (Kenny Donaldson , Rab Moir and Stan Peterson) Driving to the event their prop shaft packed in. Stopping at the nearest garage they enquired about a repalcement (as one does on a Saturday afternoon in the middle of nowhere). They were then directed to a local dealer who just happened to have a second hand prop shaft only five months old. So out jumps Rab - gets under the van and just bolts it in place. In total 30 minutes after pulling into the garage they were on their way. True Enduro fashion.

As a reward for his efforts the team proceeded to buy Rab 10 - yes 10 - Aftershocks (and possibly 10 vodkas but he is hazy on that point). So not only did Rab fix the van and then consume copious amounts of raw alcohol he also went on the finish 3rd in the Over 40 class - probably form breathing into the tank at each check) . Way to go boys.

 

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