On Sunday, August 6th, it was PORC’s (Penshurst Off Road Club) time to open its gates to the public once more and host the latest round of the FMB Bronze series and UK premier dirt jump event, DMR DirtWars. Having had a typical week of British summer weather and a changing forecast, arriving at the event it was clear that the weather gods were in our favour. The jumps were looking prime thanks to the countless hours behind a shovel from trail boss, Terry and with the crowd of spectators growing, it was time to get the riders signed in and start the day's event.
With the judges' scores coming in so close between the open riders, the decision was made to take all ten of the riders into the finals and give them three runs to battle it out for a spot on the podium. Knowing that it would take their biggest tricks to get them there, the open riders were keen to prove that they deserved it. 1st – Kerry Pert:
Tailwhip, 360 table, 360-Tailwhip2nd – Zac Rainbow:
360, Flip tuck, Front flip3rd – Jack Cardy:
Barspin set up, Backflip, 360, 360-Tailwhip4th – Joe Simkins:
Flip Table, Flip Tuck, Barrel roll5th – Patrick Robinson:
360 set up, Tire grab to toboggan, Backflip, Truck driver1st – Alex Cahill:
Decade, Flip bar to late tuck, 360 Tailwhip to late Bar-spin.2nd – Tom Isted:
Tuck no-hander, Double Flip, Superflip.3rd – Harry Campbell:
No-footed x-up to late no-foot can, Frontflip, Backflip one-foot x-up to late can.
Finally a massive thank you to all the spectators that came out to cheer the riders on. All the riders, for putting on such an incredible show and probably the most competitive round of DirtWars to date. Terry, for all the hours spent making sure the jumps were running perfectly all day! Last but not least, a huge shout out to all of the DirtWars crew for all their hard work organizing and making sure the event runs smoothly.
Keep your eyes peeled on the DMR DirtWars website
for announcements about the next round which will be on Sunday, September 10th.
Video: Henry Agger
Words and Images: Chris Greenwood