At the halfway stage in the A.C.U. Wessex Plant Hire sponsored British Trials Sidecar Championship only one class out of four categories is showing signs of dominating. Gracie -Mae Scott and her father Nigel hold a thirty-seven points advantage over rivals Matt Bond and Aleyn Taggart.
The Yorkshire family duo ride Robin Luscombe's 300cc Beta outfit under the Luscombe of Leeds sponsorship deal. The aim is another twenty points at the rescheduled West of England Andy Cheeseman Trial on Saturday at Hound Tor, near Widecombe in the Moor. British champions Jon Tuck and Matt Sparks trail in third place in the top class but only by two points from brothers Josh and Luke Golding. The obstacle for the Yate crews is Manx runners Oliver Lace and Ealish Baxter. If Miss Baxter is anything like big sister Saskia there will be no pushover for the Isle of Man crew. Likewise, the other Manx crew Jack Corlett and Beth Thomas who are sitting on ninety five points just fourteen up on Paul Fishlock and Debbie Merrell.
In the Newcomer class Elliott Tickner and Graham Tickner stand on eighty points. They are unopposed at the Cheeseman but clash with Toby and Tom Churchill at the Tuck/Cross event on Sunday.
The action on Sunday moves to Elmington Manor Farm, Greenfield Compton for what will be the Tuck/Cross Trial where the BSSA (Wessex) Club stage the seventh of eleven events.
Report by Barry Robinson