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Tuck and Sparkes claim ACU Luscombe Saabi Leeds British Sidecar Championship another victory
Thursday July 17, 2014 at 4:04pm
The South Birmingham Motor Club staged a fine sidecar double header championship weekend at Clee Hill where championship contenders Jon Tuck and Matt Sparkes added another thirty seven points to the Bristol crew’s impressive score line. It would have been forty points but some navigation errors on Sunday cost the Jotagas crew at sections seven and eight then they tipped the outfit on the next sections. That opened the door for Reading gardener Peter Dale and Harriet Shore to grab maximum points.
The Sat Nav worked well on Saturday when Tuck and Sparkes headed the Harry Perrey Trial from the other Dale, Daryl, with girlfriend Hannah Etherington working the chair hard to beat Rupert and Chris Kimber. The Rochester son and father duo are forty championship points adrift with four championship trials still on the calendar. Daryl Dale and Hannah Etherington are the closest but one event victory could close down Tuck and Sparkes. A tall order but not impossible with eighty points on the table.
No sign of dangermen Keiran HankIn and his sidekick Andy Cripps at Clee Hill but they emerge, from somewhere before the season ends.
As far as the Inters three players are in the mix. David Tuck and Steven Chandler won both days but the margins were with Karl Jarvis and Bob Chapman right on cue for the twenty points.
The healthy clubman class went to Skipton brothers Chris and Rob Pickard and those forty points hoists them to leading the class from Simon Evans and Nick Harding by just three points. New Gas Gas teamsters Paul Fishlock and Debbie Merrill are coming up fast on the rails so expect some end of series shocks from the former Ariel campaigners.
Mel Harrison runs the next trial in the series on September 14 so the three wheel action takes a summer break.