RLS4X round 2 - Dirt

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RLS4X round 2

Billy Cheetham just beamed me over a race report from the last round of the Royal Leamington Spa 4X race so here it is:

RLS4X round 2
6th & 7th June

Well were do I start…..I woke up early Saturday to look out the window only to be greeted by torrential rain and a weather warning for Sunday…alarm bells were ringing…do we don’t we hold the race, is it flooded, can we race it?
The team and I arrived at the track early sat morning to set up for the race then took the opportunity to get the tools out and begin the big haul to get the track riding well, sorting the drainage and jumps, fair play to the team as the track rode really well and held up all weekend to see some good racing and riding action over the weekend.

Sunday finally arrived and so did the riders with a great turnout despite the weather warnings and heavy rain (big thanks to everyone who attended).
Practice began early Sunday seeing some good riding and crashes due to the weather with the 2nd berm seeing most of the action as it was really wet but you could get some serious drifts on the case.
We decided to do random starts for gate praci and racing which went down well with all the riders, this is what we will be doing all race series and for gate praci every Wednesday night from 6pm onwards.

Now to the racing…. The day sore some good rides and races with the likes of Luke Clarke, Josh Bremridge (Big respect goes to Josh for continuing after a bad stack in the motos), Blake Massey and Alec Henderson all doing there bit for team RLS4X putting in some good results for the club, Matt sideways Sills was also looking good over the weekend finishing 2nd in senior in his 2nd race ever!
We also took the opportunity to run a dads race in the break which went down well, Mr Robertshaw had a good stack on the last straight to be overtaken by Mr C who took 3rd spot think they got the best cheer all day, well done to the dads!

Jordan Gould riding in the Elite category also had a good ride looking smooth and fast all day taking the Elite win with Alistair Keen coming a close 2nd in his first Elite race. Even Big Jonny Cheetham decided to dust off his bike and enter after being off with an injury for god knows how long!

We now plan to get the diggers in before our next race in August 29th & 30th and make a few changes to the track so keep an eye on the website for updates on what’s happening.

Big thanks to Albany Cycles, Monster Energy, Lizards Café, A1 Loo hire, Mr C for making the event run smoothly, the RLS 4X team/riders (you know who you are!) Andy Kellow, Nathan Parsons and JC for operating the gate, Graham and Yati for keeping results accurate, Sophia, Sassi Woo and Mrs C for doing a great job on sign on, Adam Le Sheet for commentating and to every single rider that attended making it a fantastic day!

List of results on the page below.


1st – A. Robertshaw

Novice 12-16
1st – Luke Clarke
2nd – Richard Butler
3rd – Dominic Barden

Novice 17 plus
1st – A.Brunson

1st – Hugo Morgan
2nd – Josh Bremridge
3rd – Blake Massey

1st – Rich Robertshaw
2nd – Jack Davies
3rd – Alec Henderson

1st- John Hewitt
2nd – Matt sideways Sills
3rd – Paul Baker

1st – Jordan Gould
2nd – Alister Keen
3rd – AJ. Boardman

Dads race
1st – Andrew Kellow
2nd – D.morgan
3rd – Mr Cheetham
4th – Mr Robertshaw

Look forward to seeing you all at the next round in August. Check us out at www.rls4x.com for more information.

Billy Cheetham, Club Chairman

Race report from RLS4x round 2


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