Natmawr Quarry gets a Tough One shakedown with The Tough One Little Brother…

Report by: Keith Williams

WOR Events delivered another piece of superb extreme enduro action last Sunday when the Tough One Little Brother (TOLB) returned to the iconic Nantmawr Quarry as a prelude for next month’s Tough One.

In the Expert race CF RACING Husqvarna riders Owain and Gethin Humphreys were the riders to beat. Taking a break from SuperEnduro duty, the Humphrey brothers quickly took control of the race after passing early pace setter Michael Gorst. In the end Owain edged out his brother to win the event outright – narrowly beating Gethin by 58 seconds.

Four minutes behind Gethin, Gary Daniels, made it a Husqvarna top three with his super smooth feet up style earning him third. Ryan Staveley rode really well in his first WOR Event and was the only other rider to complete 14 laps.

Beta mounted Expert Veteran rider, Mick Boam was in fine form. Leading from start to finish over the quarry’s gnarly terrain, he took the class win from runner-up Ross Hall by one minute and 20 seconds. Hall was not hanging around either and matched Boam’s 13 laps with the third spot going to Alex Owen on 12 laps.

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In the highly competitive Clubman class Will Emery secured a strong three-minute margin of victory over runner up Reese Langhorn with 16-year-old Dan Mundell – competing in his first extreme event – third. All 3 riders clocked up 12 laps each.

Neil Crayston (KTM) was in good form and topped the Clubman Veteran class from Anthony Crowe with Barry Boustead completing the top three.

Brian Till secured a start-to-finish win in the morning’s Sportsman class. Five minutes behind Luke Owen placed as runner-up. Joesph Till finished just 20 seconds behind him in third.

The Sportsman Veteran class was won by Andrew Mills. He was a full lap clear of runner up Andy Jones with a very tired but determined Stephen Cooper third.

Ryan Cox topped the Novice group with a result that would have seen him fifth in the Sportsman group. Runner up was Ryan Crayston with a very spirited ride to remain ahead of third placed Luke Hadwin.

Stand out ride of the morning race though must go to young William Stansbie, on his little 85cc in the Youth Class, he was flying and making very light work of the TOLB challenges that lay in his wait. He topped the group on nine laps with runner up Aiden Ferrell having a great ride in second place and Sion Jones on his little KTM 85 also going great guns for third spot.