The Kings Are Crowned

2018-10-18T15:24:08+00:00October 18th, 2018|All News|

The final weekend of the SXS Season saw us arrive at the familiar Champs Park. Some bold layout changes made for some good spectating which was always the long-term aim. Most classes were going right to the wire and there would no doubt be joy and tears for some of the drivers. The stage was set, the tables were tight and by the end of the day The Kings Are Crowned. Let’s settle this! 1000 Rookies Qualifying This class was going right to the wire and the first session of the day was going to be critical to everyone involved, there was definitely some tension on the line. Chris McPhee struck the first blow of the day grabbing pole from Championship rival Scott Fisher in second spot. Keiron Weaver the other contender in this class took the third spot, setting up a great race one. Mark McPhee was next home setting his fastest time in his first timed lap. Richard Burke and Scott Caunce grabbed fifth spot not able to break into the top group but on the same second as Mark in front. Matt Hall and Paul [...]

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Things Heat Up – BSCC RD5

2018-09-19T15:17:58+00:00September 19th, 2018|All News|

This weekend saw the arrival of the SXS Championship to Neuadd Farm, a massive favourite with all the drivers. Big air and power hill climbs all over the track promised to deliver good racing and the arrival of the RS1 added some extra spice. The youth racing on Saturday cleaned the surface up nicely but then right on cue the rain came. The poor weather was forecast and most had planned for it, so there were no surprises for the majority of the paddock. We were set for another long-wet day but the racing would heat things up. Open Class Qualifying This session is always a very important part of any Neuadd farm race and this weekend it was no different. Jason Rowlands and Paul Severn seemed to have the early pace but four laps in Paul Rowlands jumped to the top of the stack and that’s where he stayed. Mark McCann was more calculated with his pace and made spaces to drive into, allowing him space on track to grab second in front of Paul Severn in third. Shaun Jenkinson the class leader was consistent and able [...]

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Neuadd Farm BYC RD4

2018-09-19T14:37:25+00:00September 19th, 2018|All News|

Last weekend saw a return to a real fan favourite track, as the Championship rolled into Neuadd Farm. This was going to be a busy weekend with Youth racing on the Saturday and the seniors Sunday with the threat of rain looming. The track was in good condition and everything in the build-up went exactly to plan, however the weather looked ominous for Sunday and unfortunately, we looked destined for another wet days racing. We just can’t seem to buy any luck with weather. What could we do? It was race time! Qualifying There were two exciting factors in this session, how fast could Lewis Scotney go, and how quickly could Mark Pristwood take to off road racing after a move from Karting. Lewis set out early posting a time that some seniors couldn’t match. Pole for Lewis and the rest for everyone else to fight over. Mark Pristwood confirmed his potential and was able to beat the more experienced racers to second spot. Rio Longdon grabbed third just seven tenths off second spot followed in by Kiean Wiegold. Fred Tarrant was next home followed in by Jacob [...]

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Bromyard MX – BSCC RD4

2018-08-17T08:59:54+00:00August 17th, 2018|All News|

Last weekend saw SXS Racing arrive at a new venue, Bromyard MX, for round 4 of the Polaris British Short Circuit Championship. The track prep went well but yet again the weather hung over us as heavy rain as forecast later in the week. The track came together nicely, we had done everything we could to make the event happen, it was over to the weather. Come race day we had been on the receiving end of about 12hrs of rain and the track was really touch and go. The decision was made to delay the start in the hope of a break in the weather and luckily this worked nicely. Once the rain had broken the cars were sent out onto track to strip the loose off the top and see if the track was raceable underneath, again luckily this was a good call and a good racing surface was unearthed. Time was now against us but we were go for racing. Open Class Qualifying The first session of the day saw a return of the big power turbos. Paul Severn threw down an early marker that [...]

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes! – BEC RD3

2018-08-01T14:45:52+00:00August 1st, 2018|All News|

Last week was one of the most challenging weeks for the Championship in a long time. The loss of a venue at short notice and the extremely hot weather meant the team were up against it in a big way. Round 3 of the British Enduro Championship was looking more like it wouldn’t run even as late as the Thursday but a wave of positivity from members and staff seen us going for it. The concerns were real, would people travel that far north?  Even with the amazing equipment supplied by Craig Robinson, could we control the dust? Everything we could have done to control both factors we did. The course layout fast and wide and there was enough water to saturate the venue, we were on! The build went well! the course very quickly took shape and everyone agreed that it would be something different and could be very popular amongst drivers. Building a course from scratch is very difficult but it allows the opportunity for creativity and the application of lessons learned from other venues. Judging by the feedback already it appears we nailed it and the [...]

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BEC RD2 & BYC RD2

2018-08-17T08:58:43+00:00June 13th, 2018|All News|

Last weekend saw the SXS train pull into Kirton Off Road Centre for Rounds 2 of the British Enduro Championship and British Youth Championship. Everyone knew this would be a challenging event for both driver and machine. The intention was always to build a big lap and a strong but compact circuit for our youth racers. The youth track was easy, using a compressed version of the MX Track to create some fierce racing. That said the big track was going to be a huge challenge and some long hours were definitely on the cards for the track team.  Some kind weather and a good team soon put that right. Racing was a GO! Youth 570s Qualifying This session was always going to be about trying to bridge the gap to the flying Lewis Scotney, the others had a good go but he was not for being caught. Throwing down fast laps from the outset Lewis got faster lap after lap, and secured pole for race one. Rio Longdon chased hard but was only able to take second spot, visible improvement from Rio on every lap as he [...]

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Wet & Wild In Wales – BSCC RD2

2018-08-17T08:58:49+00:00May 31st, 2018|All News|

Round two of the British Short Circuit Championship saw the track team arrive to a perfect PAR Raceway track. Paul Rowlands and his team had the race surface in fantastic condition for what looked to be a great weekends racing. All the big hitters in all three classes were present and many of the classes could have been won by several drivers. A strong start to what turned out to be one of the most challenging races in many years. Open Class Qualifying First out on track were the Open Class and the weather was already starting to show signs of turning for the worse. Jason Rowlands looked to carry on his form from round 1 and posted the fastest lap of the session on his first flying lap. Could this be a sign of things to come for the day? Jamie Thwaites in his first event of the year followed Jason in with both drivers split by only hundredths of a second. Paul Severn grabbed third place with concerns over machine health still looming, however a good solid lap held Paul Rowlands off in fourth. Shaun Jenkinson [...]

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Enduring Pays Off – BYC Rd1 & BEC RD1

2018-05-15T16:55:28+00:00May 15th, 2018|All News, Race Reports, SXS News|

Last weekend saw the start of the Polaris British Enduro Championship at a sunny Champs Park in Kettering. Delays had seen the start of the Championship postponed due to bad weather but this time the sun was on our side. The track prep went well and the venue benefited from a good downpour of rain after the completion of Youth racing on the Saturday. A good turnout made for some well-balanced groups and racing was a GO! Youth Racing RD1 Saturday saw the youngsters take to the track and some new faces around the paddock. The absence of the PAR Boys Alfie and Sam Davies meant that Lewis Scotney seemed a hot favourite to take an early lead in the Championship. The unknowns of Rio Longdon and Fred Tarrant both practice partners of Lewis, meant we certainly had a race on our hands. Trialling the Ace 570 at this event was Ronnie Payne, a great addition to the Championship should his coming birthday go the way we all hope. Also, a driving assessment for Jude Scotney sees the younger Scotney Brother take to the track. Qualifying Lewis [...]

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Cracker at KORC – BSCC RD1

2018-08-17T08:58:59+00:00May 2nd, 2018|All News|

After a very challenging spring saw cancellations galore for all off-road sports, the Polaris British SXS Championship finally got underway. Kirton Off Road Centre was the venue for Round 1, using their new MX track which had never hosted an SXS event before. The track build went well and the kind weather helped to create a surface that was about as good as it could be all things considered.  Entry numbers were strong and everything clicked into place late in the week and we were GO for racing. Open Class Qualifying The Open class was just the right size to get everyone on track together this gave the Rookies a crack at the Experts. A few key names were missing from the Rookie class so it was hard to call a favourite. In the Experts the battle quickly started at the front with Paul Severn setting a solid bench mark early which nobody could match. Pole for the 2017 Champion followed in by Paul Rowlands then son Jason. James Bushell lead the way for the rookies and out qualified at least one expert in his first ever SXS [...]

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