Wetherby Motor Club, National Wainwright Shield Trial, Marsett, Sunday

LEYBURN joiner Richard Sadler won the Wainwright Shield trial at Marsett on Sunday from Glasshouses electrician Danny Gamble and Booze agricultural machine engineer Jack Stones. The winner rode the forty eight section Raydale course for a loss of a mere seven marks to head the seventeen hard course contenders.

Guiseley musician Sam Jennings was hitting all the right notes and rode his Montesa 4rt machine to victory over Mirfield shoe retailer Andrew Jackson and Sheffield’s Sam Clarke. Ipswich contender Julian Harvey just edged out Ilkley heating engineer Andrew Tales for a fine fourth place overall. Just one penalty separated Sam from his talented rival after forty seven moorland sections. The leaders left a field of eighty riders to dispute the lower placings. Ninety nine riders from all over the British Isles contested the old established event.

Hull Auto Club, Humberside Trophy Trial, Farndale, Sunday

HULL AC held their Humberside Trophy Trial at the Head House Farm where TRS rider Adam Milner – plus minder Uncle Roy, secure a one mark victory over Beta adversaryIan Austermuhle, with Scorpa rider James Carr just a further three points adrift. Peter Sharp dominated a strong Intermediate class displaying outstanding consistency especially on sections one, two, six and ten well clear of John Benton. Barry Chapman, refreshed from his latest holiday, kept a trio of Montesa`s behind him to clinch the Clubman A win by two marks from Mark Shearer. Egton`s Colin Bailey muscled his 500 Ariel around this tough terrain for an unpenalized ride to win Clubman B class. A great crop of youngsters, a total of ten enjoyed their days sport with Mark Myers, John Turton and Reece Woodmansey topping their respective classes.

Ripon Motor Club, Acklams Beta Summer Series trial, Galphay Moor, Saturday

THE Acklam Beta Summer championship series head for seclude West Hill Edge Farm, somewhere near Galphay Moor and north west of Ripon. Even the Sat Nav was scratching it’s head however ninety located riders, parents, riders, girlfriends and the occasional four legged fried enjoyed exploring the dense pine coned surfaced woodlands. The terrain mostly was on the slopes of the plantation with ten excellent but almost dry to dusty sections for the big boys. The eighteen small wheelers had their own five sections and four laps before the adults and youths started at 5.00 pm. The girls and boys did jot hang about and were more or less wrapped up by 4.30 pm –well ahead of schedule. Carter Brunskill, Zac Cadman and Sam Ethell won their classes. Jack Vasey would be onto Brunskill but the boy did not quite master the ups and downs of the third section. On the main course Rob Bratley was the class act marred only by a stop in section four on lap three where Sue Wainwright marked him maximum. He was effortless on the tight right hand turn up the rocks where Clare Storrow was watching for any stray marks. Steve Watling ws second overall and Over 40’s class winner riding a Gas Gas, not his pristine four stroke SWM. Gary Clement won the green course novice category while young Liam matched his father with a win on the Youth easy route. Interesting point in the Youth Green ranks was the win for Mintex ‘survivor’ Josh Brown who by his form is going to catch up with big brother Ryan- rapidly.

Horsforth DMC Simon Green Championship trial, Dry Gill, Greenhow

THE Simon Green championship trial near Stump Cross Caverns, west of Greenhow, hit all the right buttons. A good dry day and reasonably warm but cool with the westerly coming over the Pennine hills. Sponsor Simon Green and Trials UK boss Nige Pearson plotted a fine eight section course in Dry Gill where the stream below the boundary wall hosted seven tricky sections. The eighth section was in a narrow stream adjacent the old Pockstones Moor road which tracked right across to West End and was always on a trials route in the fifties.

No drama on Sunday. The Green/Pearson efforts produced a low scoring trial where Clubman winner Richard Howson slotted in a three score. 



Wetherby D.M.C. 3rd Norman Crooks Trophy trial, Clockensyke Farm, Greenhow, 5.30 pm.


Manchester 17 M.C.C. National Dave Rowland Trial, Wildboarclough, 09.00.

Darlington & D.M.C. Trial, Dalton Woods, Croft, 11.00 am.

West Leeds M.C.C. West Yorkshire Championship trial, Ellenber Farm, Draughton 11.000am.