Ferris Becomes a Mountain Man

Ferris Becomes a Mountain Man

Author: Media/Monday, March 12, 2018/Categories: State News

Dean Ferris became just the 14th Mountain Man in history when he dominated proceedings at the 2018 instalment of the legendary event on Sunday.

The tacky red/brown clay of Toowoomba's famous Echo Valley raceway drew riders from far and wide for their own shot at the title, as a quality roll-up of Pros tested their mettle on the unique mountain circuit.

You have to be tough to book a place in Mountain Man history and the Yamaha man was perfect across the three, back-to-back 6-lappers, as well as the gruelling half-hour final moto, besting all comers.

Kirk Gibbs was second on the day, the KTM man only dropping out of the runner-up slot in the second moto of the day.

Mitch Evans, Nathan Crawford and local up-and-comer Kaleb Barham completed the top five.

Ashley Norman won the 125cc Mountain Man from Nick Murray and Hamish McGrath, while extensive fields of vintage and veteran class preserved the event's heritage feel.

Forty-three years after its inception, 1976 Mountain Man winner Peter Boyle won the Vets 45 and Over class - even jumping the triple up into the control tower corner.

In the final weekend of International Women's Week, an impressive field of 21 ladies also took part, and Chelsea Carter maintained her recent invincibility, taking three wins out of three to win from Charlotte Gamble and Taryn Cox.

Pics: Scottya

Mountain Man Unlimited:
1 Dean Ferris 140
2 Kirk Gibbs 124
3 Mitch Evans 120
4 Nathan Crawford 103
5 Kaleb Barham 96
6 Wilson Todd 95
7 Jacob Wright 92
8 Jay Wilson 90
9 Ritchie Evans 88
10 Ricky Latimer 80

1 Chelsea Carter 105
2 Charlotte Gamble 92
3 Taryn Cox 88
4 Lauren Jones 88
5 Hayley Miller 78
6 Brooke Williams 72
7 Jordan Vandermast 69
8 Paige Thompson 67
9 Annie Ford 64
10 Emily Harman 63






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