WATER BABY !MAX VARNEY CAUSES A SPLASH !!
Despite laid up for six months without being able to ride with a serious eye injury Max Varney came back in fine style at the final Hare and Hounds round hosted by Surrey Police at Slab Common. Heavy rain in the week meant that Slab was always going to be wet but the clerk of the course , Malcolm Coles had designed a flowing course that avoided the biggest bogs. Although hosted by Surrey Police there was no arrests made for speeding which was lucky as a stall off the line meant that Max had to work from the back.
VARNEY FLIES ON ROUTE TO CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS WIN
16 laps later it was the tightest of finishes between Max, Brendon Fairclough, a downhill mountain bike racer and Seasoned enduro rider Rich Ely. Just 15/100 of a second separated Varney and Eventual winner Fairclough at the line and just an incredible 6/100 of a second between Varney and Ely giving Fairclough the overall and Varney the championship class win.
FELIX WARREN BATTLES WITH NO MERCY TO FINISH
In the expert class Felix warren fighting for championship position was hit by a mid race puncture. Unwilling to loose too much time changing the tube Warren cable tied the tyre to the rim and continued managing 14 laps and coming in with the tyre off the rim.
CUNNING BRADY AVOIDS THE SLOP !
Clubman A saw a solid ride from Adam Brady out for the first time on his MOTOWARD KTM EXC200. Brady as usual showed no sign of fluster until an impromptu wheelie saw him loose the front end and end up in a heap on the floor! Adam finished 6th in the class.
HARDING BATTLES PEAK LESS TO THE FINISH
Finally clubman B Saw a fine and gutsy ride from Ben Harding who despite a couple of offs blitzed the competition with a a 13 lap and 14 second advantage over second place man. Harding finished off the season determined to try and claw back a 9 point championship deficit which he found himself in after the previous round as he had failed to score in 2 rounds due to a DNF and family holiday. Ben did enough to ensure a points lead in the final round giving him the title and the overall win on the day.
FACE OF A CHAMPION
He was closely followed by Connor Smith who missed out on 2nd place by less than 400th of a second!
CONNOR SMITH WAS ON THE PACE ALL DAY
It was a test of endurance, a test of skill and determination and a fine end to waht has been a thrilling season. To have such a tight end after 3 hours of racing just goes to show that its never over until its over !!!