Scarborough & District Motor Club, Trial, Low North Park, Harwood Dale, Sunday

SCARBOROUGH Motor Club and observers had a glorious day for their trial on Sunday, and Scarborough's former British Trials Champion, Michael Brown, made a rare appearance to seize the win.

Skelton's Tom Affleck and Macclesfield rider Thomas Shephard were left to do battle for second place, Affleck securing it with his superb clean rides on the difficult second, third and ninth sections.

Davy Ledgerwood, of Scunthorpe, had the edge over young York rider, Alick Sharp, finishing eight points clear to win the Intermediate class, but it was Scarborough riders who dominated Clubman A class, Andrew Woodall, Alan Carr, Mark Taylor and Daniel Wilkinson grabbing the top four places to finish in that order, before Ilkley`s Mark Butler managed to sneak into fifth place.

Clubman B class was close. Colin Bailey from Egton Bridge and Glaisdale's Paul Nelson were well-matched throughout, finishing on two marks each, Bailey winning on the furthest clean rule.

Coming in third was Consett's Darren Johnson on the Yamaha, the last three sections being the culprits for all his 11 marks lost. The youth class of trials is really thriving at present. Included in the 120-strong entry were more than 30 youth competitors.

Frankie Carter in action at Scarborough Picture: JOHN WATSON

Frankie Carter in action at Scarborough Picture: JOHN WATSON


Expert: 1. Michael Brown, (MBR Sherco) 7, 2. Tom Affleck (MRS Sherco) 54, 3. Thomas Shephard (JSM Gas Gas) 60. (MBR Gas Gas) 53. Clubman A: 1. Andrew Woodall (Sherco) 16, 2. Alan Carr (Scorpa) 26, 3. Mark Taylor (Beta) 27. Clubman B: 1. Colin Bailey (Scorpa) 2 f/c, 2. Paul Nelson (Montesa) 2, 3. Darren Johnson (Yamaha) 11. Twin-shock: 1. Simon Mepham (Triumph Cub) 16. Adult White: Paul Harrison (Vertigo) 0, 2. Nicola Dixon (TRS) 8, 3. Stuart Peel (Gas Gas) 11. Youth B: 1. Mason Vasey (Gas Gas) 44, 2. Holly Dixon (MBR Scorpa) 47. Youth Inter: 1. Bill Reeves (MBR Sherco) 41. Youth Novice: 1. Samuel Laycock (Beta) 31, 2. Henry Brown (Gas Gas) 129. Youth C: 1. Sam Carter (Beta) 24, 2. Joshua Tate (Oset) 55, 3. Eddie Galway (Beta) 133. 1 Youth D: 1. Rowan Harland (Beta) 33, 2. Frankie Carter (Beta) 35, 3. Joseph Larkin (Oset) 42. B out of class: 1. Jamie Sharp (Beta) 44, 2. James Dring (Beta) 78. D out of class: 1. Alfie Dunn (Sherco) 28, 2. Jamie Cundall (Delboy Tyres Gas Gas) 42, 3. Romano Diaz (Beta) 52. Conducted: 1. Tommy Riley (Oset) 27, 2. Edward Wainwright (Oset) 29, 3. Harry Riley (Oset) 64.

Sunday fixtures

Middlesbrough Motor Club, National Cleveland Trial, Castleton, 9.30am.

Wetherby & D.M.C. Filtrate Trophy Trial, Cockhill Mines, Greenhow, 10.30am.

Darlington Motor Club’s trial last Sunday took place as planned, the event report will run in next week's edition.