In case you have been living under a rock for the past 6 months you will probably have noticed the FJ race weekend is going down this weekend. As previously reported in Dirt this is a weekend long mtb feat including the now infamous fancy dress night race, a disco, BBQ and the chance to race the new fJ race line on Sunday down a totally brand new top section!
Also the airbag will be here on Sunday from 11 if you want to practice your special Greg flips and the main FJ trails will be open for any and all of the dirt jumping massive
The weather pigs say all is good too!
The details are getting through from the farm about the FJ Race Weekend and its looking bigger, better and even more redneck than ever! Bossman Thorpe sent me these details, more to follow. Get entered and remember dont get beat by a chicken!
Ok so who wants to be part of the best fj weekend yet?!!
This year we have -
Saturday Night Race
Sunday DH Race
Exclusive FJ Entry Stickers
Online entry opens soon via bc website or enter on the day.
£40 fj member
£45 non member
plus £2 for number boards.
£20 fj member
£25 non member
Plus £2 number board
Camping £5pp or free if your racing.
8am Gates open
9.30am Sign on
10am-4pm Practice both race tracks
3pm Best turned out Bogie
4pm Bogie racing
8pm Night race fancy dress parade
9pm Night race
9am-12noon sign on
9.30 – 12noon Practice
1pm DH race
Camping available Sunday evening for those wanting to stay.
BOGIE RACING INFO
This is open to anyone willing to have a go! £5 per kart with the money going to the winners and charity. Format tba on the day.
Two man bogie no bigger than 900mmX1600mm
One or two brakes
Steering (it will get asked!)
Re-cycled materials preferred
No pedal power- gravity only
No sharpe sticky out bits
Full face helmets and gloves
Disclaimer to be signed.
See you there!! FJ
What a minter of a weekends racing!! Good effort to the 177 (!) of you that turned out to the last round of the North West Champs on Sunday. For those that didn’t make it the race went down “Old faithful”, Johns oldest track, with some new bits to spice things up a bit. The course was bone dry, I actually took my bike home cleaner than when it left the house on Sunday morning, and the racing was fast! Even though conditions were dry there was some good crashing going down, particularly in the lower woods were the infamous FJ root gardens proved they can still trip you up even when its bone dry!
The fastest time of the day went down in Expert by Craig Evans with a 1.20.37, only a natts chuff ahead of James Hughes who bagged the win in Elite with a 1.20.53. Senior was topped off by Josh Morris with a 1.22.70 with juniors won by Nail Oxley on a 122.73. Harry Giles got the top spot with a 1.24.85 in youth with Kade Edwards sticking a full 8.6 seconds into the completion in Juvenile on a 1.25.93. Rippers class win went to Rob Ellis with a 1.50.13 with the ladies won by Becci Skelton 1.39.50. In the more leisurely end of the field Masters cat was won by Chris Ashworth with the legendary Mr Weightman stuffing nearly 7 seconds into the other Vets on a 1.28.24. There will many sick web edits coming through in the next few days no doubt and will post some up here.
The next race at FJ’s is the big one, the FJ race weekender on August 22nd and 23rd. More details will follow on this in due course. In the meantime thanks to all the marshals and medical staff who helped the race run smoothly, also a big shout to Mike at Borderline Events for running the show. The full results and around 2500 (!) pics are now online at Roots and Rain, check out the link below
Final round of the NW Race series comes to FJMTB next weekend. I may even break the DH bike out!
Get on it peeps!
Slightly off topic, however a good friend of mine who rides has been developing a MTB game for mobile phones. He already has a number of other games out there for both Android and Apple devices and is looking to secure funding to develop a MTB specific game. He is doing all this while still working for the man but would ideally like to make the jump and go full time working on this game (as well as others).
If you can spare 5 mins check out his site below and watch the vid, I have had a little go of a trial version of this game and its well good!
Just been sent this beauty from Dan over at On Site Visuals, he says his edit from the recent race weekend is underway and we will have a copy soon!
Hope everyone had a fun weekend last weekend! The results from the 2nd round of the Borderline / FJMTB Northwest series are up over at Roots and Rain, check them out via the below line
Also if anyone has any good video edits of the race action coming together give me a yell via the contact section and I can get them up here.
In other news, the 2014 dirt jumping season is fast approaching and we could do with some help to fix the lips up down on the main trails. If anyone is interested in lending a hand regular diggers benefit from FREE PARK MEMBERSHIP for the year! Dig days coming up this Thursday and Saturday (17th and 19th of April), if we get our fingers out we might be riding this weekend ! For more info see the trails section on here or the facebook group
The first race of 2014 is due to go down on the 16th of March; John is already out crafting new sections for the race to spice things up a bit! Entries are available online via the Boarderline Events website, click for more info.
We will be open this weekend (8th and 9th March) then closed Monday to Friday (10th to 14th March). The park reopens for practice Saturday the 15th with the usual £7 day pass or £1 for members. All members must present a card with valid date membership at the farmhouse when signing in
Finally John has advised there will be some local track closures so keep an eye out and do not attempt to ride anything new or under construction, there is a reasonable chance you may run John down and he doesn’t take well to that!