DMR DirtWars: FMB Bronze Series, Round 4 - Video and Recap

Aug 9, 2017 at 7:57
by DirtWarsUK  

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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.


A massive shout out to Terry without his dedication and hard work the jumps would have been unrideable today as PORC is no longer open to the public and the jumps have sat in disrepair for most of the year
A massive shout out to Terry, without his dedication and hard work, the jumps would have been unrideable today as PORC is no longer open to the public and the jumps have sat in disrepair for most of the year.

With the riders signed in and padded up the course was opened and it was time to get used to the course and start entertaining the growing number of spectators
With the riders signed in and padded up, the course was opened and it was time to get used to the course and start entertaining the growing number of spectators.

First up it was the open riders to hit the course competing on the smaller line of the two didn t mean that the tricks would be any less impressive
First up, it was the open riders to hit the course, competing on the smaller line of the two which didn't mean that the tricks would be any less impressive.

New comer to the DirtWars series Aiden McMillen flowing through the course
New comer to the DirtWars series, Aiden McMillen flowing through the course.

Also riding here for the first time it wasn t long until Vitaljous Zarikov opened up his trick bag
Also riding here for the first time, it wasn't long until Vitaljous Zarikov opened up his trick bag.

Local rider James Firrel cruising through with a laid-back toboggan
Local rider, James Firrel cruising through with a laid-back toboggan.

After a break from riding and competing Joe Simkins shows that he s still got it
After a break from riding and competing, Joe Simkins shows that he's still got it.

With all 10 of the open riders acquainted with the course they sent a massive train down the trails before kicking into competition mode. 3 Runs each top 6 go through to finals
Before kicking into competition mode. Three runs each, top six go through to finals.

Josh Venamore earning points with this no-foot can right in front of the judges
Josh Venamore earning points with this no-foot can right in front of the judges.

Zac Rainbow has shown huge amounts of progression this season now comfortable enough to spin the first set
Zac Rainbow has shown huge amounts of progression this season, now comfortable enough to spin the first set.

Although not quite getting the arms to full extension Patrick Robinson still impressed the judges with his flip combination
Although not quite getting the arms to full extension, Patrick Robinson still impressed the judges with his flip combination.

Another PORC Local Kerry Pert already showing confidence on the course and emulating moves seen in a recent Semenuk edit with this manual scrub over the roller
Another PORC Local, Kerry Pert already showing confidence on the course and emulating moves seen in a recent Semenuk edit.

Another new face to the scene Antony Brooks was getting the judges excited with his mid-set backflips
Another new face to the scene, Antony Brooks was getting the judges excited with his mid-set backflips.

A podium regular this season Jack Cardy wasn t messing about and wanted to show the others that he was there for the win sending a big 3 whip over the last
A podium regular this season, Jack Cardy wasn't messing about as he showed the others that he was there for the win, sending a big 360 tailwhip over the last feature.

After all the open riders had taken their 3 runs it was time for the judges to tally up their scores to see who had done enough to make it into the finals
After all the open riders had taken their three runs, it was time for the judges to tally up their scores to see who had done enough to make it into the finals.

Tom Reynolds with a timeless whip. With a few of the regular pro riders away with other commitments there was a limited field of 6 riders and the decision was taken to run the first session as seeding to sort out the running order for finals
Tom Reynolds with a timeless whip. With a few of the regular pro riders away with other commitments, there was a limited field of six riders and the decision was taken to run the first session as seeding to sort out the running order for finals.

Just as the open riders did the pros entertained the crowd with a massive train over the larger set of jumps. Freddy Pulman sending a huge superman at the front
Just as the open riders did, the pros entertained the crowd with a massive train over the larger set of jumps. Freddy Pulman sending a huge superman at the front.

It must be something about the name Tom Reynolds and Tom Isted with synchronised backflips
It must be something about the name, Tom Reynolds and Tom Isted with synchronized backflips.

It s almost like he wasn t away having missed most of the season due to injury it was good to see Freddy Pulman back sending his huge 360 combos
It's almost like he wasn't away, having missed most of the season due to injury, it was good to see Freddy Pulman back sending his huge 360 combos.

A man with many combos I don t think I saw Harry Campbell throw a straight backflip all day
A man with many combos, I don't think I saw Harry Campbell throw a straight backflip all day.

Although these were only seeding runs the pros weren t holding anything back and sending their big tricks. Alex Cahill with a huge Super flip on the last
Although these were only seeding runs, the pros weren't holding anything back and sending their big tricks. Alex Cahill with a huge Super flip on the last feature.

Not to be out done by Alex Tom Isted dropped in and sent the same trick on the jump before
Not to be out done by Alex, Tom Isted dropped in and sent the same trick on the jump before.

With the qualification and seeding runs done it was time to have a bit of a break and re-energise. For the riders it was time to take in what had just been laid down and calculate what runs they were going to have to put together for a chance of standing on the top step
With the qualification and seeding runs done, it was time to have a bit of a break and re-energize. For the riders, it was time to take in what had just been laid down and calculate what runs they were going to have to put together for a chance of standing on the top step.

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.

Vitaljous Zarikov adding more to his run with a trick on each set
Vitaljous Zarikov adding more to his run with a trick on each set.

Patrick Robinson was a crowd favourite and not afraid to send it adding in extra features to his run with a 360 on the little set-up roller and finishing his runs with a flair attempt on the bank at the end of the course enough to land him the last spot on the podium and a bag full of prizes
Patrick Robinson was a crowd favourite and not afraid to send it, adding in extra features to his run with a 360 on the little set-up roller and finishing his runs with a flair attempt on the bank at the end of the course enough to land him the last spot on the podium and a bag full of prizes.

Down but not out feet still on the pedals Antony Brooks slides out of a 360 attempt that he would manage to land in his final run
Down but not out, feet still on the pedals, Antony Brooks slides out of a 360 attempt that he would manage to land in his final run.

Miniflip Monday on a Sunday Aiden McMillen keeps it low in front of the judges
Miniflip Monday on a Sunday? Aiden McMillen keeps it low in front of the judges.

With the riders starting to push each other with more and more tricks being put down the level of competition and excitement went up. Josh Venamore adding in a table combination to his backflips
With the riders starting to push each other with more and more tricks being put down, the level of competition and excitement went up. Josh Venamore adding in a table combination to his backflip.

With a run in the bag James Firrel rolled the dice by trying to go 360 to oppo 360 unfortunately this time the gamble didn t pay off and also missing out on a podium spot by just 2 points
With a run in the bag, James Firrel rolled the dice by trying to go 360 to oppo 360, unfortunately, this time the gamble didn't pay off and also missing out on a podium spot by just two points.

I think Joe Simkins spent more upside down during his runs table backflip to tuck backflip to barrel roll this would be enough to put him into 4th position
I think Joe Simkins spent more upside down during his runs; table backflip to tuck backflip to barrel roll, this would be enough to put him into the fourth position.

Saving it for his final run and spinning every way possible on the 3 jump course Zac Rainbow managed to put down the best run of his season with a 360 to Flip tuck and finishing with a massive f-bomb he would end up with the joint highest scoring run of the day but would have to settle for second after the judges had to take previous runs into account
Saving it for his final run and spinning every way possible on the three jump course, Zac Rainbow managed to put down the best run of his season with a 360 to Flip tuck and finishing with a massive f-bomb, he would end up with the joint highest scoring run of the day, but would have to settle for second after the judges had to take previous runs into count.

Bar-spinning his way into the course on the little set up roller Jack Cardy rode consistently all day throwing technical combinations as well as banger tricks unfortunately it wasn t to be his day and he would have to settle for 3rd place on the podium
Bar-spinning his way into the course on the little setup roller, Jack Cardy rode consistently all day, throwing technical combinations as well as banger tricks, unfortunately, it wasn't his day and he would have to settle for third place.

With the same top score as Zac Rainbow it was Kerry s consistency to throw down banger runs that earn t him the top step of the podium today. Here he is boosting a tail whip before setting up for a 3-whip over the last
With the same top score as Zac Rainbow, it was Kerry's consistency to throw down banger runs that earned him the top step of the podium today. Here he is boosting a tailwhip before setting up for a 3-whip over the last jump.

After each run the smile under the helmet was the same you could see through his riding how much Kerry was enjoying himself today
After each run, the smile under the helmet was the same, you could see through his riding how much Kerry was enjoying himself today.

DMR Dirtwars Open Podium
DMR Dirtwars Open Podium.

1st – Kerry Pert: Tailwhip, 360 table, 360-Tailwhip
2nd – Zac Rainbow: 360, Flip tuck, Front flip
3rd – Jack Cardy: Barspin set up, Backflip, 360, 360-Tailwhip
4th – Joe Simkins: Flip Table, Flip Tuck, Barrel roll
5th – Patrick Robinson: 360 set up, Tire grab to toboggan, Backflip, Truck driver

After just seeing how hyped and intense the open competition had got it was time for the pros to stretch and get warmed up before battling it out for the podium and cash prize
After just seeing how hyped and intense the open competition had got, it was time for the pros to stretch and get warmed up before battling it out for the podium and cash prizes.

With the judges in place and the ever enthusiastic Dylan on the mic hyping up just about everyone in the venue it was time for the pros to drop in for their final runs
With the judges in place and the ever enthusiastic, Dylan on the mic hyping up just about everyone in the venue, it was time for the pros to drop in for their final runs.

Keeping relaxed and sending the jumps with maximum style throughout every run Ali Dunn was unable to put together a run with the big tricks we know he s capable of
Keeping relaxed and sending the jumps with maximum style throughout every run, Ali Dunn was unable to put together a run with the big tricks we know he's capable of.

Having put down his run multiple times during practice Freddy was unable to repeat his actions in either of his 3 runs and would have to settle for a frustrating 5th place
Having put down his run multiple times during practice, Freddy was unable to repeat his actions in either of his three runs and would have to settle for a frustrating fifth place.

After the first runs you could seen that the bar had been set very high with anxious faces the pros knew that they were going to have to delve deep into their trick bag to be in with a shot at landing on the podium
After the first runs, you could see that the bar had been set very high. With anxious faces, the pros knew that they were going to have to delve deep into their trick bag to be in with a shot at landing on the podium.

It shows the level of competition is high when Tom Reynolds can put a flawless run together that includes a double tail whip and a huge 360 table and not make the podium
It shows the level of competition is high when Tom Reynolds can put a flawless run together that includes a double tailwhip and a huge 360 table and not make the podium.

After laying down a solid run of technical combos and ending on a huge front flip Harry Campbell pushed his score higher in his last two by risking it with his massive front flip on the second jump and being rewarded 3rd place his first podium in the pro category
After laying down a solid run of technical combos and ending on a huge front flip, Harry Campbell pushed his score higher in his last two by risking it with his massive front flip on the second jump and being rewarded third place, his first podium in the pro category.

Entertaining the crowd with double flips on the last jump like they were nothing Tom Isted pushed hard for the top step double flipping the second jump only to come unstuck on the superman 360 attempt and would have to settle for second place
Entertaining the crowd with double flips on the last jump like they were nothing, Tom Isted pushed hard for the top step, double flipping the second jump, only to come unstuck on the superman 360 attempt and would have to settle for second place.

Which means Alex Cahill takes the top step of the podium with a flawless run that included a DirtWars first of a 360 Tailwhip to late Bar-spin as well crazy combos including a Flip bar to late tuck
Which means Alex Cahill takes the top step of the podium, with a flawless run that included a DMR DirtWars first of a 360 Tailwhip to late Bar-spin as well crazy combos including a Flip bar to late tuck.

The Pro Podium 1st Alex Cahill 2nd Tom Isted 3rd Harry Campbell
DMR Dirtwars Pro Podium

1st – 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


MENTIONS: @DirtWarsUK
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 How sick was that! Can't wait for next round! Good job with edit!

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