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SACU 2000 ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP
Round 3 Shiplaw Eddleston E.L.R.A.T. MC 21st May .

A very successful days racing was enjoyed by a field of 70 riders with the rain holding off and the course drying out slightly as the day progressed. The Clerk of the Course Ian Paterson was worried that rain might lead to a repeat of last years event when sections of the track were cut out in later laps due to continued rain. But this year the riders were given fairly slack lap times and almost all the riders stayed clean on time. With riders coming from Ireland and the North of England Scottish Events are proving very popular and providing an International element to the competitions. It also means local riders have to up their efforts to win the events.

With one of the best (I'm biased) special tests in Scotland set out by Andy Flockhart and his team some very fast times were seen but a tricky off camber downhill caught out several riders including the front runners in the expert and clubman classes. The test was extended from last year with the flying leap over the wall still the high point. A flowing test was the aim and in fact very few tapes were brought down showing most of the riders remained in control.

Derek Little won the Expert class with some very consistent high speed runs but Graeme Naismith was unlucky to come off and lose time and with it the event. Pushing just a little too hard. Graeme looks like giving Derek a run for the title this year. Ian Harkes in third was followed home by Nicky Beavitt on his brand new HUSABERG, a great looking machine and potent as well with grip everywhere.

The clubman class had two surprise entrants who set fast enough test times to have been looking for an Expert class win. More usually found in the forest on four wheels the Macrae brothers,Colin and Alistair,  turned out on Suzuki DRZ400's and proceeded to blitz the test and course. Impressing all observers with their speed and control they easily won their class. Alistair fell off on the same corner as Graeme Naismith and lost too much time starting the big 4-stroke by which time Colin had cleared off and won the event. Michael Scott finished in third place with very consistent test times beating Adam Lynam by  37 seconds in 4th.

Jim Wightman fought a close battle in the Over 40's to beat Geoff Pennycook by only 1 second over the four tests. Dougal Walker close on their heels in third place. The MX nature of the test was not to the benefit of some of the riders who prefer more tight forest tests and struggled to get grip on the open track. This class is producing some of the closest racing this year with no rider giving an inch. All experienced competitors, the younger riders could learn a thing or two from watching these men in action.

Stevie Palmer produced some fast test times to take top honours in the Sportsman class but was only out to enjoy the racing. This class is for riders who find the extra clubman lap a bit tight and those learning the sport, but they are all out there competing and this class has produced some battles on the day as well.

All the riders seemed to enjoy the event and look forward to the next event at Elgin - hopefully as good as last years.

Results

NAME

NO.

T2

T3

T4

T5

T6

Total

Penalties

Event

secs

secs

secs

secs

secs

secs

Start

Course

Total

EXPERTS

Derek

Little

1

210

209

206

207

209

1041

1041

Premier Award

Graeme

Naismith

10

207

205

226

206

203

1047

1047

Ian

Harkes

4

210

213

214

211

212

1060

1060

Nicky

Beavitt

3

214

215

215

212

214

1070

1070

Murray

Thomson

5

212

214

216

219

217

1078

1078

David

Loudon

9

214

254

218

218

214

1118

1118

Mark

Oliver

6

222

226

228

225

225

1126

1126

Kyle

Deswerth

7

232

231

228

236

226

1153

1153

Stuart

Livingstone

2

225

226

225

286

220

1182

1182

Martin

Pennycook

8

228

229

231

209

225

1122

780

1902

CLUBMAN

Colin

Macrae

47

210

206

209

207

0

832

832

Premier Award

Alistair

Macrae

48

206

205

245

206

0

862

862

Michael

Scott

43

220

221

223

221

0

885

885

Adam

Lynam

29

234

230

228

230

0

922

922

John

Agnew

23

235

232

230

233

0

930

930

Richard

McVicker

53

230

232

232

239

0

933

933

Hugh

Richards

54

235

232

235

237

0

939

939

Duncan

McCormick

56

238

237

239

239

0

953

953

Joe

Gilroy

49

251

236

238

235

0

960

960

Paul

Richardson

25

244

238

237

245

0

964

964

Billy

McGregor

38

244

241

240

239

0

964

964

John

Francis

50

250

239

243

244

0

976

976

John

McGaff

36

242

246

245

246

0

979

979

Colin

Cunningham

28

232

233

295

235

0

995

995

Ken

Rea

24

247

248

253

249

0

997

997

Graeme

Malcolm

62

248

248

265

240

0

1001

1001

Graham

Smith

51

255

250

254

250

0

1009

1009

Alex

Kirk

45

256

250

252

255

0

1013

1013

Steven

Love

59

256

256

255

250

0

1017

1017

Findlay

White

46

253

247

272

252

0

1024

1024

Hugh

O'Neill

58

267

267

257

251

0

1042

1042

Colin

Armitage

37

260

256

265

265

0

1046

1046

Ian

McMullen

40

263

266

265

267

0

1061

1061

Ally

Gordon

41

250

256

253

257

0

1016

900

1916

Mark

Hartley

21

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

Tim

Wilson

55

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

Gary

Emsley

22

0

0

0

0

0

0

RET

Stephen

Lafferty

39

0

0

0

0

0

0

RET

Mark

Petrie

42

262

0

0

0

0

262

RET

Keith

Birse

44

267

0

0

0

0

267

RET

Dean

Pettie

52

287

0

0

0

0

287

RET

David

Ramsay

60

281

277

285

0

0

843

RET

OVER 40 CLASS

Jim

Wightman

32

220

231

225

223

0

899

899

Premier Award

Geoff

Pennycook

35

223

225

224

228

0

900

900

Dougal

Walker

31

227

228

227

226

0

908

908

Kenny

Donaldson

20

232

230

230

234

0

926

926

Rab

Moir

26

243

234

238

222

0

937

937

Gary

Dalzell

34

247

245

244

240

0

976

976

Andrew

McConnell

33

248

247

242

251

0

988

988

Colin

Morris

30

251

258

250

246

0

1005

1005

Stan

Peterson

27

266

250

308

255

0

1079

1079

Ian

Finlay

57

0

0

0

0

0

0

RET

SPORTSMAN

Stephen

Palmer

72

240

231

229

0

0

700

700

Premier Award

George

Chalmers

82

257

246

248

0

0

751

751

Graeme

Hewitson

76

247

251

258

0

0

756

756

Grant

Miller

89

252

248

260

0

0

760

760

Steven

Calvey

75

258

254

254

0

0

766

766

Spike

Donald

81

265

257

253

0

0

775

775

Mike

Young

80

270

259

258

0

0

787

787

Steve

Potts

88

267

273

269

0

0

809

809

Jimmy

Patrick

90

282

270

264

0

0

816

816

Stephen

Gilhooley

71

279

271

283

0

0

833

833

George

McGowan

78

320

303

303

0

0

926

1500

2426

Jim

Goodall

86

276

261

262

0

0

799

1680

2479

Alan

Ritchie

73

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

Tony

Barnett

74

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/S

Derek

Strachan

77

289

0

0

0

0

289

RET

Malcolm

Macfie

79

272

281

0

0

0

553

RET

Ian

Bell

84

339

0

0

0

0

339

RET

Craig

Elliot

85

272

273

0

0

0

545

RET

Steven

Goodall

87

279

282

0

0

0

561

RET

John

Pollock

91

321

0

0

0

0

321

RET

Barry

Edmonson

92

328

0

0

0

0

328

RET

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Alistair Macrae

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Colin Macrae

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Derek Little - landing hard and riding hard

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John Agnew (Sorry Dougal)

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Steve Potts - NE Englands finest

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Last years Expert and Clubman Champions

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The Start of the Test 3 2 1 GO!

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Nicky Beavitt and the 'BERG

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Cheeky John McGaff

 

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