GLENFARG RACE REPORT 5-10-14
BY Joe Mclean
THE FINAL ROUND OF THE SCOTTISH TWINSHOCK SCRAMBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS ON SUNDAY WAS A REAL MANS EVENT. THE WEATHER WAS EXCEPTIONALY GOOD FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR,THE TRACK LAYOUT WAS SECOND TO NONE AND THE FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE COULD NOT BE BOUGHT .AS USUAL THE OLD CODGERS,THE OVER 50s WERE OUT FIRST AND WHAT A BLAST FROM THE PAST THIS WAS ,A LOT OF TODAYS RIDERS RACED IN THE NEXT FIELD TO THIS ONE OVER 35 YEARS AGO AND YOU COULD HERE ALL THE STORIES OF LONG AGO FROM THE WISE MEN IN THE PITS BEFORE THE OFF,.DAVE PULLAR CONTINUED HIS RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF PERFECTION AND REELED OFF 3 STRAIGHT WINS ,SCOTT NAPIER AND STUART BAIRD WERE HIS MOST SERIOUS CHALLENGERS BUT HE HELD THEM OFF TO CLAIM THE OVERALL AND THIS YEARS CHAMPIONSHIP,IN THE MINOR PLACINGS,JIMMY GRIEVE ,JOHN RUTHERFORD AND JOCK CAMERON WERE GIVING IT WHAT FOR WITH GREIVE COMING OUT ON TOP IN THIS Battle.
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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.
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Round 7, Tinto Moto Park Rigside Lanarkshire, Sunday 24th of August 2014
Hard to believe that the Scottish Twinshock Scramble Club are now almost three quarters of the way through their 2014 championship as they headed to the late Robbie Allan’s superb Tinto Moto Park facility at Rigside Lanarkshire to hold Round 7 of their ten round campaign.
Still classed as one of the best off-roading facilities in Scotland this picturesque and first-rate resource was in excellent condition to hold the event. Although the initial entry for this round was not good there was an excellent turnout of day members who increased the overall riders tally by a considerable margin and it appeared like it was all systems go.
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Round 8, Comerton Farm Leuchars, Sunday the 7th of September 2014
All roads led to Comerton Farm near Leuchars in Fife for the Scottish Twinshock Scramble Club’s Round 8 meeting of their jam packed 10 round 2014 championship.
This superb sandy racetrack has a good reputation for producing excellent racing with its massive “wall of death” style sweeping berm and tricky table-top jumps. The track as normal was well groomed for the arrival of the Twinshock guys and organisers were hoping for a good turnout of competitors to fill the start line.
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Round 6, Achnashelloch Lochgilphead, Sunday the 3rd of August 2014
The Scottish Twinshock Scramble Club racing circus continues to gather pace as they headed to Achnashelloch near Lochgilphead on the extreme west coast of the country to hold round six of their ten round 2014 championship.
Stewart Campbell had made a superb job of getting the track in tip top condition for this round 6 event, and had added a few little tricky sections and table-top’s just to keep everybody on their toes. Saturday was not the best of days for a weekend of camping as the dreaded west coast weather pissed down relentlessly all afternoon and the usual barbeque and beer social evening was a bit of a wash-out. Mind you if you were part of a certain group you could just book into a nice little local B&B where it was nice and warm and cosy and didn’t have to rough it like me sleeping in the front seat of the car.
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