The final round of the YMSA 2017 trials championship took place at a sunny Dudwood farm last Sunday.Heavy overnight rain made the ten section course a little more difficult than expected,and high scores were recorded by most of the entry.The course consisted of half the sections on the large rocks of the top wood and the other half in the stream.
Billy Green made his YMSA debut and came away with the A class win and posted the second best score of the day on the hard route,Charlie Smith was a distant second. Oliver Smith had already done enough in previous rounds to take the A class championship so he rode his new 250cc machine in the expert class.
B class saw the conclusion of the year long battle between Mitch Brightmore and Jack Dance. Mitch won the final battle but Jack's second place was enough to take the championship by a single point. Brett Harbud had a steady ride to take third on the day and third in the championship.
Charlie Crossland took the C class win with Ash Brightmore taking the championship. D class saw another win for Max Dance from Summer Brooksbank and Jenson Fox. This sealed the championship for Max for the second year running. Sam land made a welcome return to the YMSA and took an easy win in the youth novice class but it was the girls who took the top three positions in the championship. Libby Tett took home the champions trophy from Daisy Parsons and Liv Brooksbank.
There were no surprises in the expert class. Jack Price showed his class with a score of just a single dab to take the biggest winning margin of the day with Tom Minta a distant second on 64 marks lost and Oliver Smith losing out on the tie break to take third. Again the title had already been decided at the previous round with Sam Yeomans taking the win from Tom Minta and Kieran Child.
The intermediate class was won by Gus Oblein who put up easily the best score of the day on the yellow route, helped in no small part by taking three cleans on the difficult slippery rocks of section . He was followed home by Tom Plant and Tony Buckley. The inter championship was won by Chris Tett with his son Joel in second whilst the injured Matt Dixon took third.
Adult novice was won again by Chris Brightmore who also took the overall championship win, but ride of the day was by pre 65 star Rob Bowyer who was ony a couple of marks behind in second place on his Triumph twin.
The green route saw victory on the day and in the championship for Ash Hallows. Kieran McDaid was off the podium in the final round but did enough to get runner up spot in the final table.
After the event there was a buffet and presentation of awards in the barn with Jack Price doing the honours of handing out the silverware to the new champions.
A CLASS – BILLY GREEN BETA 40 MARKS LOST
CHARLIE SMITH BETA 143
B CLASS – MITCH BRIGHTMORE GAS GAS 33
JACK DANCE GAS GAS 38
BRETT HARBUD BETA 63
C CLASS – CHARLIE CROSSLAND BETA 113
D CLASS – MAX DANCE GAS GAS 30
SUMMER BROOKSBANK OSET 76
JENSON FOX OSET 155
YOUTH NOVICE – SAM LAND BETA 42
OLIVIA BROOKSBANK GAS GAS 76
LIBBY TETT BETA 84
EXPERT – JACK PRICE GAS GAS 1
TOM MINTA GAS GAS 64
OLIVER SMITH GAS GAS 64
INTER – GUS OBLEIN SHERCO 15
TOM PLANT GAS GAS 39
TONY BUCKLEY BETA 45
NOVICE – CHRIS BRIGHTMORE GAS GAS 31
ROB BOWYER TRIUMPH 33
ANDY BROOKSBANK GAS GAS 49
GREEN – ASH HALLOWS HONDA 12
TIM BLACKMORE BSA 21
JOHN CHATTO 22