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Owens proud to sponsor Darren Wheeler in Fast Eddy and British Enduro Championship

01 March 2006

newsWe are so pleased to be able to help Darren this year who is a superb and extremely talented rider and whom we have had the pleasure to know for a number of years. You will see him riding Fast Eddy Cross Country next year along with our own rider Lee Owen and Darren's brother John Wheeler which should be interesting!

This year Darren's results were:

The Tough One Extreme Enduro - 2nd
British Enduro Championship:
Breckland - expert E1 class - 5th
Round 1 & 2 - overall expert class -12th
Brechfa - expert E1 class - 2nd
Round 3 - overall expert class - 4th
Fast Eddy Cross Country Series:
Hawkstone Park-Pro class - 22nd
Ellesmere - Pro class - 17th
Ellesmere - Pro class - 12th
Culham - Pro class - 7th
Welsh Two Day Enduro (550 riders) - 15th
European Enduro Championship:
Wales - Senior E1 class - 7th
South Midland Championship - 1st
Midwest Hare & Hounds - 2nd
Weston Beach Race (900 riders!) - 9th!
Crychan British Championship Rounds 4 & 5 -
Day 1 - 2nd in E class 3rd overall in experts.
Day 2 - 3rd in E1 class 7th overall in experts.

Natterjack British Championship Rounds 6 & 7 -
Day 1 - 2nd in E1 class 6th overall in experts.
Day 2- 3rd in E1 class 6th overall in experts.

British Championship Standings with 1 Round to go on the 20th November 2005:

E1 class = 1st Place - 8 points in front of 2nd place.

Overall experts = 4th place - 3 points behind 3rd place.

We wish him continued success for 2006 and we'll be with him every step of the way and just behind him in the Fast Eddy Cross Country Series, we hope to see Lee and John - somewhere!!!

A Final word from Darren:

The final round was held at Brandon Park, Thetford, Suffolk on the 20th November on a freezing Sunday morning! It consisted of 5 laps of 20 miles riding 2 special tests on the 1st & 2nd lap. The laps decreased in time from 70 mins to 42 mins on the last. Third lap was very tight and challenging to get to the check point on time. After a fairly good 1st special test, I got placed 5th overall and 2nd in the E1 Class. I had a steady 2nd test to hold my position in the championship. After riding the final lap, I managed to reach the check with 10 seconds to spare therefore I was clean on time for the whole day. My result was E1 Class 2nd & Expert overall 6th (on the day). So at the end of the 2005 series my position is as follows:

E1 Class - BRITISH CHAMPION

Expert - OVERALL 3RD

Next season I will be progressing up to Championship Class in British Enduro and continue to ride Pro Class in the Fast Eddy Series and I will hopefully continue to gain good results with the help and backing of Owen Developments.

Looking forward to 2006!

Darren Wheeler

 
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