Photo story from Fort William

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

“Nukeproof at Fort William”  

Scorching heat, huge crowds and a brutal track. Some class photos from Duncan Philpott (and Ian Lean) tell the story of the weekend

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Track Walk- Classic Fort William huge rock gardens and high speeds for 5 minuets

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#longlivechainsaw The downhill family show their respect for Stevie

Friday Practise: 

WC_FortWilliam_Practice-1176Joe Smith- Schwalbe’s dig into the loose granite at the top of the track

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The rough track made for a busy Weekend for the mechanics- Jacy keeping Sam’s bike running smooth

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Elliot Heap looking smooth and consistent

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Majestic Mike Jones- Pinned as always

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Sam Hill over the beautiful Scottish Highlands

Saturday Qualifying:  

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Sounds of Scotland set Elliot off to a solid Qualifying run

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Roots and boulders all the way down the track- Joe Smith on his way to 20th in Qualifying

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Mike suffered a puncture and a crash in Qualifying

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Sam finished a solid 22nd in qualifying

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Storming qualifying for Charlie Hatton 2nd fastest Junior

Race Day: 

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Elliot Sends it into the arena sideways to win the biggest whip and finish a solid 5th

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Charlie Suffered a wheel blow out at the top of the track in his final run

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Young French charger Dylan Levesque was racing for Stemtee using some unique parts

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Tough weekend for Mike a huge crash in finals- thanks to Leatt for the head and neck safety

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Sam Sends it into the packed finishing arena to a solid 20th position

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Joe on the motorway section on his way to a top 30 finish- not the result they wanted, but with a field this competitive you have to be at 110%

Pit bits:

Stevie Smith fund

Sam Hill number board and tee and a signed Scout 275 frame were auctioned off to raise money for the Stevie Smith fund. All the team’s #longlivechainsaw tee’s were all sold off with all money going to the fund


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Paul Spannering for Joe Smith

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Jacy fettling with Sam’s vessel

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Joe trys out his best “blue steel” look for Duncan

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and on to Leogang next week….

 

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