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Chilton makes hay in Thirsk trial sunshine
1:03pm Friday 8th March 2013 in Sport
WHITBY’S Andy Chilton won Thirsk DMC’s trial at Long Plain Farm, Hambleton on Sunday from Scarborough’s Simon Kershaw and for once the weather remained dry.
The four-lap ten-section course around this steep-sided valley proved spot on for the 93 entrants. Chilton, although failing the almost impossible adverse camber climb of section nine every lap, kept his head and produced a perfect ride over the remaining sections, including the steep climb and steps of section two observed by Harold Wilson that took marks from the entire entry.
Pocklington youngster Ollie Kendra had a blinding ride on nine, the only rider to see the ends cards for three marks lost,then Kershaw naileditfor one second lap.
Stockton’sRobert Carter, returning to form, grabbed the Intermediate award from Scarborough’s Mark Taylor by one mark with the ever-present Kevin Tate from Great Ayton in third place just one mark adrift. Mark Cameron just bettered Wombleton’s Shane Monkman on most cleans rule to win Clubman A.
Brotton’s Sam Haywood finished third ahead of the home spun talent of Nigel Todd from Thirsk. Thornton le Dale talent dominated Clubman B, Danny Hunter winning from Barrie Darrell. This was Darrell’s first ride for 14 months after crashing heavily.
SKIPTON house renovator John Sunter won the Spen Valley Motor Cycle Club’s Shrimp Hill Trial at Harden Moor on Sunday from Embsay shoe retailer Aran Drachenberg and Rawdon teenager Sam BeecroftPenny.
The event marked the second round of the West Yorkshire Trials Championship and took place over 14-section two-lap course. Class winners included West Leeds veteran Nigel Crowther, Skelding’s Sam Johnson, Eccleshall youth Kieran Child, David Cocker, and Keighley’s rising starlets Jacob Snowdon and Joseph Fox.
THE first event in the YeadonGuiseley Motor Club’s series of novice and beginners trials ran without a hitch at scenic Deer Park high above Bingley on Saturday afternoon in brilliant spring weather.
No snow, no rain, no frozen surfaces and hardly a cloud in the sky. Distance seemed no object either.Hardcourse winner Elliott Laws, complete with grandmother Nancy Laws, travelled from Catterick Garrison but Lewis Hurdsman went one better, all the way from Chirk, in North Wales.
Richmond Motor Club members got into the awards. The Constantine family was rampant. Father Mark was placed eighth in the hard course novice class while his son Thomas rode the same course to grab runner-up Class C youth. The third member of the Richmond team, Luke, took third place in Class C in the Clubman course ranks.
The small wheels show was brilliant – what a turnout.
Twenty-one starters in four classes. The format varies slightly. The class D boys rode eight sections three times more or less tracking the bounding north wall.
TheClassEcould optfor the full Monty or the adjacent six easier flagged sections. Elliott Laws was justtoo good for Dominic Horne and Harry Hemingway. The Osets are fine but softer two strokes seemed to be the best motive power on the tight turns and dryish slopes plus the talent of Master Laws.