Penshurst Off Road Club in the Kent Countryside was the setting for DMR Dirt Wars FMB Bronze Series on the 21st of June.
The sun was out and the riders were throwing it down big time from the word go. Despite the wind picking up the guy’s really didn’t fail to perform and show the judges that they were in for an action packed day.
First up were the Open Class riders for Qualies with 23 riders being cut down to 10 it was all to play for.
Tristan Bushnell was firing off tail whips whilst Ben Nolan was determined to pull a flip on the last, unfortunately he didn’t succeed. Will Brock was looking super smooth riding 24” Wheels and pulling sweet pendulums.
Unfortunatly young Marcus Gilhooley took a bit of a crash on one of his runs and ended up dislocating his wrist and fracturing the bone (Healing vibes Dude).
After the 23 riders had had 3 runs each with their top run giving them their placing’s we cut them down to 10 with Kerry Pert, Jack Ambler, Tristan Bushnell, Will Brock, Alex Greenwood, Darren Estall, Cameron Crozier, Marcel Hunt, Jack Cardy and Harry Campbell going through to the final.
Next up the pro riders lined up to drop in for qualifying, the line up wasn’t as strong as usual with quite a few riders being away with different commitments.
10 riders being cut down to 6 for the final they all had their game faces on ready to unleash their trick bags.
Ray Samson impressed the judges with his super seats and clean 3 ‘s and so did Ryan Nangle with his 7’s. Daryl Browns no stranger to P.O.R.C and showed the other riders how to pull tricks from 5ft higher than the rest.
The Riders had their 3 runs and top 6 going through went like this.
After a short lunch break and time for the riders to chill we went straight in to Open Final. Will Brock was unable to ride due to pulling a muscle in the quallies so 11th place Ben Nolan took Will’s spot in the final.
Harry Campbell was unable to get a clean run which is really unusual for Harry as he’s normally on a podium spot but it wasn’t only him as Kerry Pert and Alex GreenWood also failed to put a run together.
Ben Nolan on the other hand finally got a clean flip on the last as well as pulling a 3 on the mid set which he was stoked about. Tristan was going for a triple whip on the last but after being blown out by the wind on the middle jump he settled for a single tailwhip on the last.
With the Open riders done and dusted it was on to the pro final where the top 6 would battle it out for 1st place.
After 3 runs each of tail whips, Flip Whips, 7s and a whole bunch of other Ariel acrobatics the 6 were placed into position and the 6 top runs went as follows.
Other mental moments from the day were Tom Reynolds Frontie on the first to tailwhip on the second but then had to ditch at the third, Jack Amblers nothing to bars, Ben Nolans turbo flips and Daryl Browns Amplitude.
Massive thank you to all our Riders, Sponsors, Crew and Spectators for such an awesome day.
Next round is at The NASS Festival on the 10th July, See you there.