2013 Rd3 Race Report – Cosford
Well with the amazing February weather we are having it could have been a lot worse. The bank holiday and weather kept the numbers down, but the racing was still good. Well done to Martin Eadon for putting on a good challenging course.
Ryan Henry/Oakhan Sports Massage returned to winning ways leading the event from gun to flag. 2nd Rob Taylor and 3rd Nathan John/Adrenalin ATV in a depleted field where valuable series points were there for the taking.
Rich Jones/XC Racer carried on with his winning run in this class but Ben Roth/Orange Monkey Pro Team pushed him hard with Edward Moesli/Loughborough Students CC in 3rd. In the Youths Ross Marriott took the honours from Bradley Symonds/Coalville Wheelers over 4 laps.
The Veteran/G.Vet race once again showed the older guys are not slowing down, From the start Mick Pilcher/Numplumz pulled out a good gap after the first wooded section and held it to take his first FNSS win in the Veterans. behind him it was all GV action. Peter Busby/Jewson/MI Racing led for the first lap with team mate Tim Stowe on his tail. Stowe powered away from lap 2 and took his second win of the series and just passing Pilcher by the flag for first old boy home overall. Pete Harris/Pearce Cycles struggled with the wooded sections from the start but worked his way up the field on the open run alongside the river to take 2nd while Peterson held off busby for 3rd.
The next veteran home behind the hot GV racers was Mike Winters/Velo Club Rutland taking 2nd after overhauling fast starting Steve Giles/Numplumz who took 3rd. These two are going to be fighting for a top three series position all year.
The ladies race saw a second win for Hollie Bettles/AJ cycles with Roz Giles/Numplumz taking 2nd for a good podium night for the Giles family.
After 3 rounds the series positions will be calculated soon and all the classes except the u23 are going to be battles for those podium trophies this year.