Rose Bikes Dirt Wars FMB Bronze Series Round 5 Rocket World 2018


After a 3 week wait due to having to postpone the original round 5 date because of torrential rain we finally got round 5 Rocket World underway on one of the best courses we have ever used for Dirt Wars in the 9 year history. With 2 straight jumps into a right handed hip and a booter to finish there was no reason for the riders to fully open their trick bags and throw down some banger moves.

During the combined practice of Open and Pro riders there seemed to be a lot of nervousness flying about as the first jump on the course was huge (Around a 25ft gap) which some of the open riders looked at in sheer horror. After a few had dropped in the flow seemed to get going and all riders were soon throwing it down and working out speeds with the powerful tail wind behind them.

We have decided to run all rounds now with Seeding rather than Qualiys as all riders get to ride in the final and it gives everyone a fair chance, We have also started to run the Open riders with the Pro riders in their Qualiys and Finals as it seems to push the Open riders on and give them more confidence whilst competing.

With practice all wrapped up it was time for seeding and to see who would be the last to drop in on the final.

The Open riders were not holding back as Young Finley Davies and Larn Baldwin were battling it out for 2nd place overall in the series so both were out to podium and throwing out tucks over the first then flipping the second. Dan Northern brought out the flips and 360’s as Harry Bolton sent the tyre grabs from literally every position you can think of until taking a huge stack ripping his helmet peak in half and giving himself a slight concussion after getting caught in a gust of wind. Fin Evans kept it real with huge steeze whiping the jumps as Aiden McMillan was called in by Henstridge Airfield for getting in the way of planes taking off where his amplitude was so high on his Tucks and 3’s.

Following up on the Open riders the Pro’s began to drop in and again there was no holding back as Harry Campbell (Rose Bikes) dropped the bomb with Frontflips over the second whilst Zac Rainbow (Privateer) hit back with Backflip Tucks on the first. Tom Reynolds (Specialized UK) was showing his usual style and perfection executing perfect Tailwhips and 360 tables as Tom Isted (GT Bikes) showed the other riders how to 360 downwhip and 3Whip. Sam Hodgson (Saracen Bikes) showed Tom he wasent the only one who could 3Whip and also hit out with the Candybar Backflips Joe Aldridge (Green Bikes) on the other hand seemed to be riding really well popping the B’s and 360’s until he went side ways in the air and hit the floor at Mach10 straight on to his shoulder ending his days riding.
Privateer rider Cam Crozier put down the flip barspins and Double Trucks whilst Alfie Stevens (Dartmoor Bikes) put pure perfection behind his Nac’s and 3 Tables. Freddy Pulman(Smuggling Duds/ex) was showing he was out to take the overall series Pro title with the most dumped 3Tucks and redicously high Frontflips that we have seen in a while.
With all the riders having taken 3 runs each with their best scores tallied up it was time to get them in order ready for the final. First to drop again were the Open riders and Fin Evans may have seeded last but was keen to get up near the top spots throwing out a best run of X-Up to Table top, Superman, No Footed Can, Barrel roll. Next up was Larn Baldwin throwing down a run of Tuck to X-up, Backflip Tuck, double X-up, Backflip Table top. Following Larn was Dan Northern with a run of Straight on the first, Backflip, Straight on Hip, 360 unfortunately Dan twisted up his ankle real bad on the last run and is still recovering now (Heal fast dude). Aiden McMillan was next up putting down a run of a Tuck no Hander, 360, Can, Backflip. Harry Bolton even though concuss still decided to ride the final and threw out a run of Tyre Grab, Tyre Grab to Tuck, Barspin, Tuck. Last up in the Open Class was the 9year old wonder kid Finley Davies with a run of a Tuck, Backflip Tabletop, No footer Seat Grab, X-up to Seat Grab.
With the Open riders done it was over to the Pro’s and first to drop was Tom Reynolds (Specialized UK) smashing an awesome run of Double Tailwhip, 360 Tailwhip, Tuck, Backflip Tabletop. Following Tom was the Cornish Rider Harry Campbell (Rose Bikes) executing a run of Front flip,Backflip X-up, 360 Can, Backflip Can Can.
Next up was Zac Rainbow (Privateer) throwing out a run of a Backflip Tuck, Backflip Barspin, Barspin, Frontflip. Following Zac was his riding buddy Sam Hodgson (Saracen Bikes) with a run of a Flipwhip, Tailwhip, Barrel Roll, Tuck to Barspin. Dartmoor Bikes Alfie Stevens put out a run of a Nac, Double Tailwhip, 440, Truck to X-Up.

Cam Crozier was next up with a run of a Backflip Barspin, Frontflip, Downwhip, Double Truck. Tom Isted wowed the crowd with a Double Backflip, Backflip, 440, Tailwhip.

Last up and into 1st Place with a winning run of a 360 Tuck to Barspin, Frontflip Tuck No Hander, 360 Barspin, Backflip Barspin..



1st Aiden McMillan

2nd Finley Davies

3rd Finlay Evans


1st Freddy Pulman

2nd Tom Reynolds

3rd Sam Hodgson

Massive thank you to all riders who attended, Spectators, Sponsors, Dirt Wars Crew and the venue owner and main course builder Chris Rocket Rose.

Rocket World Dirt jumps will be open to the public soon as Chris will be building a whole dirt park in the jump area.


Round 6 THE FINAL 2018 will be going off at Freddy’s yard on September the 30th. Full details will be up on the website Friday.


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