Enduro roundup, round 9, Rye House


Eddie Hall
Premier Endurance Championship 2018, Rd.9,

Tanked Up and JAM move closer to Ministry but is it enough?

For the second time this year, the Club100 circus rolled into Rye House. With the championship now in its final stages, the battles in the three championship classes are hotting up and the pressure is mounting.

Premier

JAM Racing claimed pole position but had to settle for second in the race behind Tanked Up Racing who took their second consecutive win. Championship leaders Ministry of Speed finished third and saw their title lead diminish slightly. They managed to snatch the final spot on the podium after a late race charge from Pete O’Connor saw him nip past Birel of Laughs’ Simon Young with a few laps remaining; the latter being held up behind the lapped kart of Speedy Builders.

Overdraft and Apteryx Racing scored some useful points but it was another day of frustration for the luckless G3Pro team. Auditing Armageddon and CD30 also had a day to forget.

Clubman

Pixel Pirates claimed the Clubman pole and qualified second overall. However, their race didn’t quite go to plan and they fell down the order to seventeenth. SoundFP won their fourth race of the season, matching Racecraft’s tally of wins in 2018. Unfortunately it wasn’t Racecraft’s day and they finished well down the order in eighteenth. The runner up spot went to Loughborough A, the stench of student emanating from the podium. After a fairly close battle, CKS Throatpunchers took third ahead of G3Pro.

Inters

Team JDR won their fourth consecutive race to put themselves right in the championship hunt. Had they not missed a round and been disqualified from another, they would probably be leading the championship. As it stands they are third behind Conman and Wildcard Racing but it’s very close at the front.

In fact Conman racing and Wildcard Racing came home second and third, separated by just a couple of seconds. They were some way ahead of G3Pro and DDMM barnstormers who completed the top 5.

With round 10 at Clay Pigeon at the end of the month, it’s still all to play for in all championships. The popular venue down in the West country is sure to spring a few surprises.