Race Reports

2014 R8 Alloa

23-9-14                    TWINSHOCK SCRAMBLE CLUB SCOTLAND

   RACE REPORT FROM ROUND 9 AT GLENOCHIL ON 21-9-14

   ROUND  9 AT GLENOCHIL LAST SUNDAY WAS A BRILLIANT  MEETING . THE WEATHER WAS AT ITS BEST AND A SUPER TURNOUT OF RIDERS MADE FOR A GREAT DAYS RACING.THE OVER 50s WERE OUT FIRST AND WHAT A SUPERB DISPLAY OF RACING ,HAMMER AND TONGS  FROM START TO FINISH IN ALL 3 LEGS  .THE OLDER GUYS  SURE KNOW HOW TO ENJOY THEMSELVES ,DAVE PULLAR AND SCOTT NAPIER CONTINUED THEIR BATTLEUP FRONT  IN THIS CLASS WITH JOHNNY RUTHERFORD, JOE MCLEAN , DAVY ROSS AND JOCK CAMERON  FIGHTING FOR THE MINOR AWARDS,BIG DONNIE BRUCE WAS INVOLVED IN THE EARLY RACES BUT SUCCUMED TO AN INJURY AND HAD TO RETIRE. NEXT ON LINE WAS THE PRE 77 MOB WITH RICHIE MCFADDEN SECURING THE 3 WINS TO TAKE THIS YEARS PRE 77 CHAMPIONSHIP IN STYLE.THE TEAM LEADER OF BRITTONS GOT TALENT,GARY BRITTON WHO HAS  SHOWED A MEGA IMPROVEMENT IN  RECENT MONTHS RODE TO A VERY GOOD SECOND OVERALL FROM DON FULLERTON AND BRIAN ROBERTSON . THE FOURSTROKES PUT ON A SUPERB SHOW AND THE TRACK CONDITIONS SEEMED TO FAVOUR THE BIG THUMPERS AS THESE GUYS WERE FLYING,FINLAY WHITE TAKING A WELL EARNED 3 WINS FROM THE VASTLY IMPROVING RICK CALDWELL IN SECOND AND CALLUM WILSON IN 3RD .THIS CHAMPIONSHIP IS STILL WIDE OPEN AND WILL GO TO THE LAST ROUND  AT GLENFARG   ON SUNDAY THE 5TH OF OCTOBER AND IS SURE TO BE A GREAT FINALE TO A WELL FOUGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ALL YEAR BY THE TOP 3 IN THIS CLASS.

 THE TWINSHOCK WERE NEXT UP AND THE 250 SUPREMO AT THIS EVENT  WAS THE FAR TRAVELLED CHRIS WOODWARD WHO BAGGED 3 WINS FROM 3 STARTS IN THIS CLASS,HE WAS HOUNDED IN ALL 3 RACES BY THE TOP SCOTS ,GRAEME SMITH ,ALEX JOINER AND GRAEME MILLER,THEY ALL HAD A GO AT TAKLING THE LEAD BUT CHRIS SHOWED HIS CLASS AND HELD ON FOR THE OVERALL.THE OPEN TWINSHOCK CLASS  HAD A LARGER THAN NORMAL LINEUP AT THE START OF RACE 1 WITH  WALTER BICKMORE  AND CALLUM BAIRD TAKING AN EARLY LEAD  AND SWAPPING POSITION THROUGHOUT THIS RACE  WITH BICKMORE  JUST WINNING .RACE 2 SAW BICKMORE TAKE ANOTHER HOLESHOT ,THIS TIME CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY PAUL CHIAPPA AND BAIRD.CHIAPPA COULD DO NOTHING TO DISPOSE BICKMORE OF HIS LEAD AND SETTLED FOR RUNNER UP.RACE 3 AND IT WAS ALL STATIONS GO FOR CHIAPPA,NO STOPPING HIM THIS TIME  AS HE PULLED OUT A SAFE LEAD WHICH HE HELD TO THE END CHASED BY BICKMORE AND CRAIG SMITH.

THE OVER 40 CLASS SAW THE RARE APPEARANCE OF JOHN STOKES IN RACE 1 ,HE SETTLED INTO AN EARLY LEAD  AND FOUGHT OFF PRESSURE FROM GORDON FORBES AND JIM COLLIGAN BUT HELD ON FOR THE WIN.STOKESY,S   OLD KRAMER GAVE UP THE GHOST IN RACE 2 AND THAT WAS HIS DAY OVER ,THIS LEFT COLLIGAN AT THE HELM IN THIS RACE FOLLOWED BY THE FAST IMPROVING DAVY WATSON.RACE 3 SAW EVEN ANOTHER WINNER AS THIS TIME FORBES WAS THE MAN ON THE CHARGE AND RODE SUPERB TO TAKE THE OVERALL FROM WATSON AND GRANT MCCLURE IN 3RD.

 TAM GRANT CONTINUES HIS RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF GLORY IN THE EVOLUTION CLASS AND 2 WINS AND A 6TH GAVE HIM THE OVERALL AND CHAMPIONSHIP FOR ANOTHER YEAR,HOLESHOT KING GORDON MORRISON RODE WEEL IN ALL 3 RACES TO CLAIM 2ND WITH ALLAN REID 3RD AND THE RECENTLY RETURNED FROM INJURY MARK KENNY MIXING IT WITH THE BIG BOYS TO SCORE STEADILY FOR 4TH OVERALL

 THE PRE 90 125 CLASS IS STILL A VERY EXCITING RACE TO WATCH WITH THE WEE LIGHT GUYS ON THEIR WHIZZING MACHINES GIVING IT LARGE  MUCH TO THE PLEASURE OF THE WATCHING CROWD WHO WERE TREATED TO A MASTERFUL DISPLAY OF RIDING SKILLS ON THE TIDDLERS.ANDREW WHITE CLAIMED RACE 1 FROM CHAMPIONSHIP LEADER PETER ONEILLWITH BRIAN COLLIGAN IN 3RD,THESE PLACINGS WERE REVERSED IN RACE 2 AND WITH WHITE BLOWING A HOSEY IN RACE 3 IT WAS LEFT TO WILLIAM PENRICE TO GET IN THE MIX,THIS WAS ANOTHER CLASS WITH 3 DIFFERENT WINNERS ON THE DAY ,ONEILL CAME OUT ON TOP OVERALL JUST BY A POINT FROM COLLIGAN AND AGAIN THIS CLASS GOES DOWN TO THE WIRE  AT GLENFARG.

NEW BOY TO THE 2 STROKE CLASS ,JIM MACMILLAN TOOK 2 WINS AND A SECOND TO WIN THIS CLASS OVERALL FROM TOM DICKIE AND MARK OSINSKI ,THIS CLASS THROWS UP SOME EXCELLENT RACING AND IS A PLEASURE TO WATCH.JOE MCLEAN AND JIMMY HARLEY INTRODUCED THIS CLASS AS A ONE YEAR TRIAL TO SEE HOW IT GOES AND IT MAY BE A PERMANENT FIXTURE IN FUTURE IF WE CAN GET A SPONSOR FOR IT SOON.

THE MONO DAY MEMBERS WERE NEXT UP AND CHRIS BELL MADE HIS MARK BY WINNING RACES 1 AND 3  WITH A 2ND IN RACE 2 TO CLAIM THE OVERALL  ,BUT D,J, BRUCE  RODE OUT OF HIS SKIN IN RACE 2 TO DEPRIVE  BELL OF THE CLEAN SWEEP,CHRIS DONALD RODE CONSISTANTLY TO CLAIM THE SECOND OVERALL  ,WITH IAN  WILSON,IAN MCLEAN AND LIAM WATSON ALL RIDING WELL FOR THE MINOR PLACINGS.

 THE MONOSHOCK CHAMPIONSHIP RACES WERE A TREAT TO WATCH WITH NEWLY CROWNED CHAMPION ROSS FITZSIMMONS TAKING THE WIN IN RACE 1 ONLY TO SUFFER MECHANICALS IN RACE 2 WHICH ENDED HIS DAY ,MARK WILSON JUST GETTING BACK TO SPEED AFTER AN INJURY LAYOFF TOOK RACES 2 AND 3 ,ALLAN SHEILDS AND SEAN DOHERTY WERE CLOSE TO THE FRONT IN ALL 3 ENCOUNTERS AND INDEED ARE ONLY SEPERATED BY 2 POINTS IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE 2ND SPOT.  THE GRAND FINALE AT ALL TWINSHOCK EVENTS IS THE GRAND NATIONAL AND TODAY WAS NO DIFFERENT FROM THE REST.BIG GORDON MORRISON HOLESHOT AND LED FROM START TO FINISH BUT HE WAS RELENTLESLY PURSUED BY THE VASTLY IMPROVED ALLAN REID AND DAY BOY IAN WILSON  BUT THEY COULD NOT OUST BIG GORDY FROM HIS NO. 1 SPOT.THERE WAS A TITANIC BATTLE FOR THE LOWER PLACINGS AND CRAIG SMITH,DAVE PULLER AND JOHN KOLLER SWAPPED PLACES THROUGHOUT THE RACE ,THIS  RACE WAS A GREAT END TO THE DAY AT GLENOCHIL,ALLOA . WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL ON SUNDAY THE 5TH OCTOBER AT BALVAIRD FARM GLENFARG FOR THE FINAL ROUND OF THIS SUPER 10 ROUND SERIES.

RESULTS--

OVER 50s

1ST D.PULLAR

2ND S.NAPIER

3RD J.RUTHERFORD

4 TH=  J.MCLEAN

4 TH = D.ROSS

6TH  J.CAMERON

 

PRE 77 

1ST  R.MCFADDEN

2ND  G.BRITTON

3RD  D.FULLERTON

4TH  B.ROBERTSON

5TH G.MCDONALD

6TH  C.KING

 

4   STROKE

1ST F.WHITE

2ND R.CALDWELL

3RD  C.WILSON

4TH  A.TWEEDIE

5TH  D,MCKELL

6TH  A.ADAIR

 

250 TWINSHOCK

1ST  C.WOODWARD

2ND  G.SMITH

3RD   G.MILLER

4TH  A.JOINER

5TH G.WHYTE

6TH  M.DOBIE

 

500 TWINSHOCK

1ST  W.BICKMORE

2ND  P.CHIAPPA

3RD  C.BAIRD

4TH  C.SMITH

5TH  B.ALLARDYCE

6TH  C.ROBERTSON

 

OVER 40s 

1ST  G.FORBES

2ND  D.WATSON

3RD  G.MCCLURE

4TH  W.PENTLAND

5TH  M.VANDERWERME

6TH  J.STOKES   

 

2 STROKE

1ST  J.MACMILLAN

2ND  T.DICKIE

3RD  M.OSINSKI

4TH  J.KENNY 

5TH  J.HARLEY  

6TH  D.MCINTYRE 

 

EVO 125

1ST  P.ONEILL

2ND  B.COLLIGAN 

3RD  W.PENRICE  

4TH  J.LAMONT 

5TH  A.WHITE 

6TH  P.CAMPBELL

 

EVOLUTION OPEN   

1ST =  T.GRANT 

1ST =  G.MORRISON  

3RD  A .REID     

4TH  M.KENNY            

5TH  M.HANNAH     

6TH  S.PULLAR

 

MONO A 

1ST M.WILSON  

2ND   S.DOHERTY

3RD  A.SHEILDS   

 4TH  I.MACQUEEN 

5TH  C.DAVIDSON  

6TH   G.PETERSON 

 

MONO B      

1ST  C.BELL 

2ND  C.DONALD

3RD  D.J. BRUCE

4TH  I.WILSON 

5TH  L.WATSON 

6TH  I.MCLEAN 

 

GRAND NATIONAL

1ST  G.MORRISON 

2ND   A.REID 

3RD   I.WILSON

4TH   C.SMITH 

5TH  D.PULLAR

6TH  J.KOLLER   

 

HOPE THIS IS ALL OK MANNIX CHEERS joe

23-9-14                    TWINSHOCK SCRAMBLE CLUB SCOTLAND

   RACE REPORT FROM ROUND 9 AT GLENOCHIL ON 21-9-14

   ROUND  9 AT GLENOCHIL LAST SUNDAY WAS A BRILLIANT  MEETING . THE WEATHER WAS AT ITS BEST AND A SUPER TURNOUT OF RIDERS MADE FOR A GREAT DAYS RACING.THE OVER 50s WERE OUT FIRST AND WHAT A SUPERB DISPLAY OF RACING ,HAMMER AND TONGS  FROM START TO FINISH IN ALL 3 LEGS  .THE OLDER GUYS  SURE KNOW HOW TO ENJOY THEMSELVES ,DAVE PULLAR AND SCOTT NAPIER CONTINUED THEIR BATTLEUP FRONT  IN THIS CLASS WITH JOHNNY RUTHERFORD, JOE MCLEAN , DAVY ROSS AND JOCK CAMERON  FIGHTING FOR THE MINOR AWARDS,BIG DONNIE BRUCE WAS INVOLVED IN THE EARLY RACES BUT SUCCUMED TO AN INJURY AND HAD TO RETIRE. NEXT ON LINE WAS THE PRE 77 MOB WITH RICHIE MCFADDEN SECURING THE 3 WINS TO TAKE THIS YEARS PRE 77 CHAMPIONSHIP IN STYLE.THE TEAM LEADER OF BRITTONS GOT TALENT,GARY BRITTON WHO HAS  SHOWED A MEGA IMPROVEMENT IN  RECENT MONTHS RODE TO A VERY GOOD SECOND OVERALL FROM DON FULLERTON AND BRIAN ROBERTSON . THE FOURSTROKES PUT ON A SUPERB SHOW AND THE TRACK CONDITIONS SEEMED TO FAVOUR THE BIG THUMPERS AS THESE GUYS WERE FLYING,FINLAY WHITE TAKING A WELL EARNED 3 WINS FROM THE VASTLY IMPROVING RICK CALDWELL IN SECOND AND CALLUM WILSON IN 3RD .THIS CHAMPIONSHIP IS STILL WIDE OPEN AND WILL GO TO THE LAST ROUND  AT GLENFARG   ON SUNDAY THE 5TH OF OCTOBER AND IS SURE TO BE A GREAT FINALE TO A WELL FOUGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ALL YEAR BY THE TOP 3 IN THIS CLASS.

 THE TWINSHOCK WERE NEXT UP AND THE 250 SUPREMO AT THIS EVENT  WAS THE FAR TRAVELLED CHRIS WOODWARD WHO BAGGED 3 WINS FROM 3 STARTS IN THIS CLASS,HE WAS HOUNDED IN ALL 3 RACES BY THE TOP SCOTS ,GRAEME SMITH ,ALEX JOINER AND GRAEME MILLER,THEY ALL HAD A GO AT TAKLING THE LEAD BUT CHRIS SHOWED HIS CLASS AND HELD ON FOR THE OVERALL.THE OPEN TWINSHOCK CLASS  HAD A LARGER THAN NORMAL LINEUP AT THE START OF RACE 1 WITH  WALTER BICKMORE  AND CALLUM BAIRD TAKING AN EARLY LEAD  AND SWAPPING POSITION THROUGHOUT THIS RACE  WITH BICKMORE  JUST WINNING .RACE 2 SAW BICKMORE TAKE ANOTHER HOLESHOT ,THIS TIME CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY PAUL CHIAPPA AND BAIRD.CHIAPPA COULD DO NOTHING TO DISPOSE BICKMORE OF HIS LEAD AND SETTLED FOR RUNNER UP.RACE 3 AND IT WAS ALL STATIONS GO FOR CHIAPPA,NO STOPPING HIM THIS TIME  AS HE PULLED OUT A SAFE LEAD WHICH HE HELD TO THE END CHASED BY BICKMORE AND CRAIG SMITH.

THE OVER 40 CLASS SAW THE RARE APPEARANCE OF JOHN STOKES IN RACE 1 ,HE SETTLED INTO AN EARLY LEAD  AND FOUGHT OFF PRESSURE FROM GORDON FORBES AND JIM COLLIGAN BUT HELD ON FOR THE WIN.STOKESY,S   OLD KRAMER GAVE UP THE GHOST IN RACE 2 AND THAT WAS HIS DAY OVER ,THIS LEFT COLLIGAN AT THE HELM IN THIS RACE FOLLOWED BY THE FAST IMPROVING DAVY WATSON.RACE 3 SAW EVEN ANOTHER WINNER AS THIS TIME FORBES WAS THE MAN ON THE CHARGE AND RODE SUPERB TO TAKE THE OVERALL FROM WATSON AND GRANT MCCLURE IN 3RD.

 TAM GRANT CONTINUES HIS RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF GLORY IN THE EVOLUTION CLASS AND 2 WINS AND A 6TH GAVE HIM THE OVERALL AND CHAMPIONSHIP FOR ANOTHER YEAR,HOLESHOT KING GORDON MORRISON RODE WEEL IN ALL 3 RACES TO CLAIM 2ND WITH ALLAN REID 3RD AND THE RECENTLY RETURNED FROM INJURY MARK KENNY MIXING IT WITH THE BIG BOYS TO SCORE STEADILY FOR 4TH OVERALL

 THE PRE 90 125 CLASS IS STILL A VERY EXCITING RACE TO WATCH WITH THE WEE LIGHT GUYS ON THEIR WHIZZING MACHINES GIVING IT LARGE  MUCH TO THE PLEASURE OF THE WATCHING CROWD WHO WERE TREATED TO A MASTERFUL DISPLAY OF RIDING SKILLS ON THE TIDDLERS.ANDREW WHITE CLAIMED RACE 1 FROM CHAMPIONSHIP LEADER PETER ONEILLWITH BRIAN COLLIGAN IN 3RD,THESE PLACINGS WERE REVERSED IN RACE 2 AND WITH WHITE BLOWING A HOSEY IN RACE 3 IT WAS LEFT TO WILLIAM PENRICE TO GET IN THE MIX,THIS WAS ANOTHER CLASS WITH 3 DIFFERENT WINNERS ON THE DAY ,ONEILL CAME OUT ON TOP OVERALL JUST BY A POINT FROM COLLIGAN AND AGAIN THIS CLASS GOES DOWN TO THE WIRE  AT GLENFARG.

NEW BOY TO THE 2 STROKE CLASS ,JIM MACMILLAN TOOK 2 WINS AND A SECOND TO WIN THIS CLASS OVERALL FROM TOM DICKIE AND MARK OSINSKI ,THIS CLASS THROWS UP SOME EXCELLENT RACING AND IS A PLEASURE TO WATCH.JOE MCLEAN AND JIMMY HARLEY INTRODUCED THIS CLASS AS A ONE YEAR TRIAL TO SEE HOW IT GOES AND IT MAY BE A PERMANENT FIXTURE IN FUTURE IF WE CAN GET A SPONSOR FOR IT SOON.

THE MONO DAY MEMBERS WERE NEXT UP AND CHRIS BELL MADE HIS MARK BY WINNING RACES 1 AND 3  WITH A 2ND IN RACE 2 TO CLAIM THE OVERALL  ,BUT D,J, BRUCE  RODE OUT OF HIS SKIN IN RACE 2 TO DEPRIVE  BELL OF THE CLEAN SWEEP,CHRIS DONALD RODE CONSISTANTLY TO CLAIM THE SECOND OVERALL  ,WITH IAN  WILSON,IAN MCLEAN AND LIAM WATSON ALL RIDING WELL FOR THE MINOR PLACINGS.

 THE MONOSHOCK CHAMPIONSHIP RACES WERE A TREAT TO WATCH WITH NEWLY CROWNED CHAMPION ROSS FITZSIMMONS TAKING THE WIN IN RACE 1 ONLY TO SUFFER MECHANICALS IN RACE 2 WHICH ENDED HIS DAY ,MARK WILSON JUST GETTING BACK TO SPEED AFTER AN INJURY LAYOFF TOOK RACES 2 AND 3 ,ALLAN SHEILDS AND SEAN DOHERTY WERE CLOSE TO THE FRONT IN ALL 3 ENCOUNTERS AND INDEED ARE ONLY SEPERATED BY 2 POINTS IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE 2ND SPOT.  THE GRAND FINALE AT ALL TWINSHOCK EVENTS IS THE GRAND NATIONAL AND TODAY WAS NO DIFFERENT FROM THE REST.BIG GORDON MORRISON HOLESHOT AND LED FROM START TO FINISH BUT HE WAS RELENTLESLY PURSUED BY THE VASTLY IMPROVED ALLAN REID AND DAY BOY IAN WILSON  BUT THEY COULD NOT OUST BIG GORDY FROM HIS NO. 1 SPOT.THERE WAS A TITANIC BATTLE FOR THE LOWER PLACINGS AND CRAIG SMITH,DAVE PULLER AND JOHN KOLLER SWAPPED PLACES THROUGHOUT THE RACE ,THIS  RACE WAS A GREAT END TO THE DAY AT GLENOCHIL,ALLOA . WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL ON SUNDAY THE 5TH OCTOBER AT BALVAIRD FARM GLENFARG FOR THE FINAL ROUND OF THIS SUPER 10 ROUND SERIES.

 

PHOTO. JOE MCLEAN AND JOCK CAMERON BATTLING IT OUT IN THE OVER 50s

RESULTS--

 OVER 50s 1ST D.PULLAR           PRE 77  1ST  R.MCFADDEN         4   STROKE 1ST F.WHITE                                                             2ND S.NAPIER                                            2ND  G.BRITTON                              2ND R.CALDWELL                                                3RD J.RUTHERFORD                                 3RD  D.FULLERTON                          3RD  C.WILSON                                                           4 TH=  J.MCLEAN                                     4TH  B.ROBERTSON                          4TH  A.TWEEDIE                                                         4 TH = D.ROSS                                         5TH G.MCDONALD                           5TH  D,MCKELL                                                              6TH  J.CAMERON                                      6TH  C.KING                                       6TH  A.ADAIR

250 TWINSHOCK                            500 TWINSHOCK                          OVER 40s                                                                               1ST  C.WOODWARD                   1ST  W.BICKMORE                           1ST  G.FORBES                                                                                    2ND  G.SMITH                              2ND  P.CHIAPPA                               2ND  D.WATSON                                                                      3RD   G.MILLER                             3RD  C.BAIRD                                    3RD  G.MCCLURE                                                                     4TH  A.JOINER                             4TH  C.SMITH                                    4TH  W.PENTLAND                                                                  5TH G.WHYTE                              5TH  B.ALLARDYCE                          5TH  M.VANDERWERME                                                         6TH  M.DOBIE                              6TH  C.ROBERTSON                         6TH  J.STOKES   

2 STROKE                                      EVO 125                                        EVOLUTION OPEN                                                                   1ST  J.MACMILLAN                      1ST  P.ONEILL                                   1ST =  T.GRANT                                                                          2ND  T.DICKIE                               2ND  B.COLLIGAN                             1ST =  G.MORRISON                                                                 3RD  M.OSINSKI                           3RD  W.PENRICE                               3RD  A .REID                                                                             4TH  J.KENNY                                4TH  J.LAMONT                                 4TH  M.KENNY                                                                           5TH  J.HARLEY                              5TH  A.WHITE                                    5TH  M.HANNAH                                                                       6TH  D.MCINTYRE                        6TH  P.CAMPBELL                             6TH  S.PULLAR

MONO A                                    MONO B                              GRAND NATIONAL                                                                                   1ST M.WILSON                       1ST  C.BELL                                 1ST  G.MORRISON                                                                               2ND   S.DOHERTY                   2ND  C.DONALD                         2ND   A.REID                                                                                          3RD  A.SHEILDS                       3RD  D.J. BRUCE                        3RD   I.WILSON                                                                                     4TH  I.MACQUEEN                 4TH  I.WILSON                           4TH   C.SMITH                                                                                          5TH  C.DAVIDSON                  5TH  L.WATSON                         5TH  D.PULLAR                                                                                            6TH   G.PETERSON                 6TH  I.MCLEAN                          6TH  J.KOLLER 

HOPE THIS IS ALL OK MANNIX CHEERS joe

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