Yesterdays Wilts Border Autumn Trophy Centre Champ Trial Results, Sporting Mentions

Good Morning all,

Out to Dinner last night! Dropped off the WWilts Youth Dave Townhill Division Trophies with Robin Townhill in Bratton before going on to Clive & Helen’s in Edington to eat.These WWMC Youth Division were last awarded ten years ago & like other Clubs (?) we have many donated Trophies that don’t get used anymore so the Club has decided to dispose of them appropriately – where we know who the donor was,  we try to contact them & return them to the family or, – if they do not want them, just to “get rid”

Anyway, a super Trial at Breakheart, nice weather too, apart from one brief shower of rain as a cold front came over. For the first time Wilts Border used the ACU online Entry system & when Theresa closed it at 15:00hrs on Saturday she had 45 entries. On the day she had 30 more! One clear advantage of the system is that the Secretary of the Meeting only has to get the pre entered riders to sign on as only Licenced/RegisteredACU Members can get through the online entry system. It also shows how many people don’t let Organisers know of their intent to ride.

Centre 2018 Trials Champion in Waiting Kurt Brain was Expert winner on 11 marks lost, without any 5’s & only Sections 3 & 12 taking marks from him on more than 1 lap. I think that this win will assure him of this years Championship, but we’ll wait for Pete Dury to issue his Points Table update to confirm. As an aside Congratulations to Kurt on being this years Western Centre Trials Champion, ending Simon Welch’s long reign. It went to the final Wye Valley Traders Round though, where Kurt needed to be R/up to become Champ irrespective of Simon’s result. As it turned out Kurt won & Simon could only place 4th.

The Autumn Trophy Results are here: WBorder Autumn Trophy Results 051117

I’ve a number of sporting achievements to mention.

First, we don’t often mention the straight line boys in the Centre, but Martin Bracey has for four consecutive years won both the 125cc Racing & the Classic Japanese Racing class of the NSA (National Sprint Association) Champs. The RS Aprilia runs in the low 14seconds at around 93mph over the line & the Honda CB250RS gets him to the line in the mid 15seconds at around 88mph.

Victoria Payne has placed 5th in this years ACU Ladies Trials Championship. Congratulations!

Congratulations also to Todd Kellett on winning the Beach Race again this year. brother Ty  took the last Finishers certificate THE “R.WOODWARD WILSON” MEMORIAL TROPHY. LAST OFFICIAL FINISHER ON TIME.) at the Scott Trial & fellow SW Centre rider Chris Shorey took the THE “S.HUGHES”TROPHY.OLDEST OFFICIAL FINISHER OVER THE AGE OF 40. Chris has some record up there, it was his 37th consecutive ride, & he doesn’t ride week in week out.

I mentioned Joe Millard a couple of weeks back, well he’s now  this years British Sidecar Cross Champion together with driver Stuart Brown. More congratulations.

The British Sidecar Trials Championship hotted up at the last Round, with just one Round to go Jon Tuck/Matt Sparkes are 1 point ahead of Nigel Crellin/Chris Molyneux, 164:163, Josh/Luke Golding are 3rd on 137. On the day the Zona1 Round saw Josh & Luke push Nigel & Chris back into 3rd place which let on the day winners Jon & Matt slip into that tiny points lead. Watch this space!

Keep smiling: todays sunshine helps!      Frank


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