The two day ‘Fast Eddy Hawkstone Park Cross-Country’ is all about the riders as WESS travels to the UK on September 22-23 and visits one of off road racing's most historic venues.
The sixth round of the inaugural World Enduro Super Series will arrive at the historic Hawkstone Park venue in the UK on September 22-23. An historic venue and historic race format is all about delivering pro and amateur riders alike a cracking weekend’s racing.
A last-minute change of plans by organiser Paul Edmondson to run as a WESS event opened up the race to a greater number of riders, fitting in with the WESS philosophy of amateurs racing shoulder-to-shoulder with professional riders. The Fast Eddy Hawkstone Park Cross Country follows a tried and tested format from former multi-time world enduro champion and very well-established event organiser, Edmondson.
“It was always my intention to try and bring back the glory days of the original Fast Eddy from 1997,” explains Edmondson. “Back then we ran a hugely successful meeting – 500 riders lined up at the start, pros and amateurs alike. The event was a big hit and it’s something I have been trying to recreate – running the 2018 Fast Eddy as a WESS event has allowed me to do that.”
“This September, we are expecting up to 500 riders over the course of the two days,” continues Edmondson. “Sunday’s ‘Original Fast Eddy’, the two-and-a-half-hour WESS main event, will be capped at 250.”
By making the event both accessible and affordable, Paul hopes to attract a good number of amateur riders and also the UK’s best to the event.
“The entry fee not only pays for you to race, but allows you to bring three people free of charge to help out and spectate. With the amount of talent in the UK right now I am certain there will be a few local riders more than capable of giving the WESS regulars a run for their money.”
Hawkstone Park WESS Event 2018 - Schedule and details
Gates open at 9.00 am to International Riders/Teams
Track open to walk for all riders from 9.00 am
Signing on for all riders from 12 midday to 4 pm. (Additional signing on will be available early on both Saturday and Sunday Morning)
9.00 am to 12.00 pm OPEN PRACTICE on the track @ £50 per rider
12.30 pm to 5.30 pm FAST EDDY/WESS SPRINT ENDURO
2 x special tests, one enduro and one MX. Each test runs with 125 riders max, giving a total of 250 riders.
The fastest riders from this event will be seeded on the start for Sunday's main event.
Cost £50 per rider.
9.00am to 10.00am 1-hour Youth Race £40 per rider.
10.30am to 12.30pm 2-hour "Steady Eddy Race" for amateur UK riders @ £70 per rider.
1.00pm to 3.30pm the "Original Fast Eddy" and WESS Series Main Event for 2018 for all riders.
2.5-hour cross country race for up to 250 riders.
The top riders from the sprint enduro will be lined up in rows of 30 with the fastest at the front.
Cost per rider £70.
The cost for International riders to do the event is £120 per rider. This includes the Sprint Enduro and Cross-Country Race which is part of the WESS.
All riders will be able to ride for the two days and the fee also includes free camping and any additional people that may be with the riders. There are toilets, shower facilities, fresh water and chemical toilet disposal points available on site.
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