2014 Bucket One Hour Enduro at Wakefield Park.
The Bucket one hour race was run the day after the Final round of the PCRA Championships and in total contrast to the previous day, it the last day of Winter was a warm sunny day ideal for racing.
Twenty nine contestants stream away from the
Le Mans style start in the 2014 Bucket
Racing one hour Enduro.
Motolite qualifying had the Tyler Bradford/Stephen Kairl BBE Honda CBR150 on pole (01:15.279) followed by the Ray Skidmore/Dan May Honda CRF150 (1:15.9390) and the Jeff Brown/Cru Halliday Yamaha YFZR150 third (1:16.9830). Unfortunately for Jeff and Cru a blown head gasket put them out of the event.
Best of the Superlites was the #2 Ken Lindsay/Mark Strong Honda in 5th overall with the best of the CommuterLites being
Dean Scott on the #26 Anthony Vassallo/Dean Scott
Honda CBR125 machine in an impressive twelfth.
Pos # Riders Bike Grade Class Lap Time Gap
1 77 T.Bradford/S.Kairl Honda CBR 150 D/A MOT 1:15.2790
2 79 R.Skidmore/D.May Honda CRFR 150 D/C MOT 1:15.9390 0:00.6600
3 96 J.Brown/C.Halliday Yamaha YZF 125 C/A MOT 1:16.9830 0:01.7040
4 28 J.McGauley/M.McGauley Honda RS 85 C/C MOT 1:18.3090 0:03.0300
5 2 K.Lindsay/M.Strong Honda RSC 150 A/B SUP 1:23.3677 0:08.0887
6 50 D.Phillips/F.Holland Honda CB 150 C/C SUP 1:24.1780 0:08.8990
7 38 J.Murphy/J.Murphy Honda CB125 125 C/C SUP 1:24.8650 0:09.5860
8 18 B.Mowle/C.Pickett Honda CBR 150 C/C MOT 1:25.1250 0:09.8460
9 94 J.Olip/T.Smith Moriwaki MH 85 C/B MOT 1:25.1310 0:09.8520
10 22 J.Angel/K.Morgan Moriwaki MH 80 D/D MOT 1:25.7040 0:10.4250
11 15 L.Budniak/D.Budniak Honda CRFR 150 B/D MOT 1:25.9350 0:10.6560
12 26 A.Vassallo/D.Scott Honda CBR 125 D/D COM 1:25.9767 0:10.6977
13 88 L.Nelson/R.Sherwood Honda CBR 125 A/D COM 1:26.8050 0:11.5260
14 25 R.Phillips/W.Gow Honda CBN 150 C/B SUP 1:28.7060 0:13.4270
15 48 N.Wenban/R.Pulido Honda CBR 125 D/C COM 1:28.7873 0:13.5083
16 10 J.Blanch/D.Abbott Honda CBR 125 C/A COM 1:29.4170 0:14.1380
17 17 A.Martin/A.Cameron Honda CB 125 D/D COM 1:29.4310 0:14.1520
18 40 R.Cook/C.Berry Honda CBR 125 D/D COM 1:30.4120 0:15.1330
19 131 F.Pulido/R.Pulido Honda CBR 125 C/D COM 1:31.6380 0:16.3590
20 42 P.Wade/A.Jersey Honda CBR 125 C/D COM 1:32.1570 0:16.8780
21 555 N.Miller/L.Raynor Honda CBR 125 D/D COM 1:32.6162 0:17.3372
22 21 L.Stewart/C.Stewart Honda CBR 125 D/C COM 1:33.9380 0:18.6590
23 7 S.Oliver/D.Taylor Wadden Minarelli 125 D/C P 5 1:35.5620 0:20.2830
24 169 I.Gregory/J.Orford Honda CB 150 B/D SUP 1:36.4180 0:21.1390
25 92 J.Klinker/P.Lindsay Honda CBR 125 D/D COM 1:37.6630 0:22.3840
26 43 D.Harrison/T.Harrison Honda CB150 150 C/C SUP 1:39.4487 0:24.1697
#77 Tyler Bradford and
Steve Kairl Enduro victors riding Tyler's BBE
Due to accidents and delays with oil spills time was getting away and the One hour enduros were shortened to 50 minutes.
After the usual push and shove of a Le Mans Start the Bucket field got away to a safe start with Steve Kairl on the #77 Blue Motolite getting the holeshot. However Dan May on the White #79 Honda RS150CRF took the lead first time around and with the lead changing back and forth between these two it was exciting stuff. Unfortunately
on lap six the #79 machine struck a problem with the left handlebar slipping on the fork leg
causing Dan's pace to drop away and by lap twelve the McGauley father and son duo
Marty and Jack (Subway #28 Honda RS85cr) took control of 2nd place and held it to the end.
Dan May pitted on lap 17 and a lengthy stop to tighten the wayward handlebar dropped them down to fifteenth but now the bike had an overheating problem. It was just a matter of getting to the finish and with Raymond Skidmore doing the second stint he climbed back through to sixth overall, fourth in Class.
The #18 Brian Mowle/Chris Pickett Honda CBR150 with Brian doing the first stint had been as high as fifth and when Chris took over he brought it home to fine third place in the Motolite Class.
#94 Tim Smith riding John Olips Moriwaki was fluctuating between 5th and 6th and pitted for rider change in sixth position. However when John Olip rejoined the fray they were down in twelfth place. John brought it home to seventh.
The #22 Jeff Angel/Ken Morgan Moriwaki from sixteenth on lap one worked their way up to 5th at their changeover but struck a machine problem in the second stint and dropped down the order to finish twenty first.
2014 One Hour Motolite Results:
Pos # Riders BikeType
1 77 T.Bradford/S.Kairl Honda CBR 150
2 28 J.McGauley/M.McGauley Honda RS 85
3 18 B.Mowle/C.Pickett Honda CBR 150
4 79 R.Skidmore/D.May Honda CRFR 150
5 94 J.Olip/T.Smith Moriwaki MH 85
6 22 J.Angel/K.Morgan Moriwaki MH 80
7 15 L.Budniak/D.Budniak Honda CRFR 150
8 11 M.McLean/C.White Honda CBR 150
9 96 J.Brown/C.Halliday Yamaha YZF 125
Six times Superlite
Class winner Ken Lindsay partnered with Mark
Strong again this year. Mark is retiring at the
end of this year so he's going out on a high.
In the Superlite class the #50 David
Phillips/Fred Holland Honda 150 was the early class
leader with both riders running consistently in
third place overall in their respective stints. On
lap 27 Mark Strong riding the Ken Lindsay Honda
RCB150 passed Fred for the lead for the Superlite class
win and ultimately to a impressive third overall.
This is the sixth Superlite win for King Kenny. Paired with Mark this formidable duo won in 2005, 2009 and now this year. This will be Marks last one hour as he is retiring from racing this year, nice to go out on top.
The #25 Ryan Phillips/Wayne Gow Honda CB150 had been running
in a strong third place but on lap 29 was passed by the #38 Jim Murphy/Junior Murphy CB150 (Junior riding) who went on to finish third in class, eight overall.
Ian Gregory #169 Honda CB150 partnered with Jake Orford had started from grid 24 and worked his way forward to lead the Superlite class for a lap before handing over to Jake Orford. However the bike slowed with some issue but Jake brought it home to fifth in class.
2014 One Hour
Pos Riders BikeType
1 2 K.Lindsay/M.Strong Honda RSC 150
2 50 D.Phillips/F.Holland Honda CB 150
3 38 J.Murphy/J.Murphy Honda CB125 125
4 25 R.Phillips/W.Gow Honda CBN 150
5 169 I.Gregory/J.Orford Honda CB 150
6 43 D.Harrison/T.Harrison Honda CB150 150
The Commuterlite class was very competitive with Ron
Pulido and Nicolas Wenban first and second in PCRA
Commuterlite PRO championship pairing together on
the #48 machine. Another competitive duo Adam
Cameron and Andrew Martin the Commuterlite AM top
scorers riding on the #17 machine and with the
female duo of Leanne Nelson and Raschelle Sherwood
on the #88 CBR125 it looked like it was going to be
a close contest.
& The #48 of Ron Pulido and Nicolas Wenban
was never headed in its class with the #88 Leanne
Nelson/Raschelle Sherwood machine in close pursuit,
who in turn had #17 Andrew Martin /Adam Cameron and
the rest just seconds behind.
Whilst the leading #48 pair were in a class of
their own the battle behind was intense and at the
end of the enduro from second to tenth was covered
by just 53 seconds all on the same lap.
short races the Commuterlites continue to produce
the closest racing.
2014 Commuterlite PRO champion Ron Pulido and
runner up Nicolas Wenban teamed up for the one
hour and ran out comfortable winners of the
class an impressive tenth overall. Ron (pictured) steered the bike home in
the second stint. #40 Richard Cook/Colin Berry
finished eight in same class (Colin pictured).
Twenty nine riders make the dash to their
waiting machines in the traditional Le Mans type
start. Despite looking chaotic everyone got away
to a good start and some exciting racing ensued.
79 Dan May/Raymond Skidmore (Dan pictured)
leading the #94 Tim Smith/John Olip. machine
(Tim riding) they finished 4th. and 5th. in the
Open Rules. Phenomenal Racing