Two events to go and the Youth Class C and D Championship series is settling down into a head to head in only two classes.
Twelve year old Newton Abbot College student Billy Green won his fifth championship trial on Sunday at Howden Clough from his constant Whitwick 'shadow ' Daniel Slack. Billy has a fifteen point advantage over Daniel has the boys gear up for Long Framlington and the finale in Swaledale. Green's throttle control riding his RCM Beta in Julian Ford's woodland sections was almost uncanny. His four laps of 2-0-1-2.were not matched. He cleaned the difficult section eight and it's off camber steep climb up the through the trees on every lap. Edward Earle did take third place a dab ahead of Buxton's auburn haired Mitch Brightmore who now holds third place ahead of Shepley's Charlie Mosley.
In Class D medium wheels James Galloway has exactly the same score line as Jack Dance. The Kirkcaldy boy has a maximum so a result in one more trial will seal the deal for the Dunfermline club member.
The Class D small wheels were a totally different ball game. Predictably Buxton's Harry Turner has been the main runner in the class while Harry Hemingway has won three events, one up on Turner who has never missed the rostrum. Not a lot has been written about the Class D I/C suffice to say that Silsden's Josh McParland added his third victory to his score line on Sunday.
The compact Bumpy training centre trials course featured an opener that plunged down a muddy slot then climbed over tree roots and finally three stone edging slabs. The tight turns in some sections demanded precision. The eighth was very hard as the camber caught many youngsters. The ninth hopped across three tree trunks. The actual attack on the slippery woodwork was set for the hard course riders. The final section tracked a narrow grassy gulley with tight turns up the banks, all slippery, even when dry.
The North East Centre stage the penultimate trial in Northumberland at Long Framlington where Fred Nicholson and his team stage the double header. The Class C and D action takes place on Saturday, August 9th.