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Stones clinches youth class victory in trial at Hags Gill
3:21pm Friday 15th March 2013 in Sport
THE weather held for Darlington DMC’s trial in Swaledale on Sunday where the AMCA club ran their March trial in the heart of ScottTrial country at Hags Gill.
The meeting attracted 118 riders who braved cold conditions and hill mist to ride a two-and-half mile lap east of Grinton village. The venue has just about everything with streams, rocky gullies and grassy climbs.
Good flagging on the 14 sections, ridden three times, kept the scores at sensible levels in all 11 classes.
The top spot went to Arkengarthdale teenager James Stones.The youngster rodehis MRS Sherco through nine sections without penalty and only sections nine, ten and 12.
Adrian Harrison dispensed with 28 green course contenders, leaving Richard Fraser to hold off Kevin Chapman and Trevor Willans but only four marks covered the trial class.
Richard Sunter more or less went out oftrialling onSunday after winning the over 40 class.
CONSETT and DMC held their latest trial high above the Wear Valley at Rogerley, near Stanhope, last weekend, where more than 60 competitors turned out for four laps of the old stone quarry.
Stephen Larkin had a field day on the expert course as he alone remained clean on the tightly marked second and did likewise on the third, where Charlton took two fives.
There was another clear winner on the green course where Ian Stephen dropped a mere 14 marks to finish 27 clear off RichardHawes, with Dave Humble a further seven adrift. Martin Phillipson’s nine marks was enough to take the Clubman win over Colin Gelston, on a course where just about every section was taking marks.
RED-NOSED riders were in abundance at Scarborough DMC’s Red Nose trial on Sunday, backed up by numerous ruddy-cheeked observers due to a bitter east wind sweeping through the old Army camp at Low North Park.
But Whitby’s Andy Chilton proved oblivious to it and continued his great run of form to take the win from fast improving confident Pocklington youngster Ollie Kendra.
Wombleton’s Shane Monkman made no mistake over the weekend and was a clear winner in Clubman A from Ben Myers and Mark Cameron.
Colin Bailey muscled the big Ariel around to beat Brian Johnson by three marks after Johnson fived the first section.