MATCH REPORT: Midlands BYJL Round 4
Roger Ellis and his helpers were not going to let torrential rain ruin their staging of the round and their decision to go ahead was vindicated with a fall free race programme which concluded in sunshine.
The U8 and U10 programmes were held in the worst of the rain but that did not deter the young riders from giving it their best efforts.
In the U8s it was the top two again who lead the way in the A Final with Ronnie Wassall again holding on to defeat the pressing Connor Steele and take top spot overall.
A Final – Ronnie Wassall, Connor Steel, Finley Burden, Chrystal Morgans,
B Final – Cory Burt, Boyd Haines, Joseph Turner
Overall – Ronnie Wassall, Connor Steel, Finley Burden
In the U10 Scott Price made it two wins on the trot, followed home by Rory Haywood for his fourth second place and a determined Gabriella Black. A B Final win was enough though to secure top spot for Sophia Sinclair-Black
A Final – Scott Price, Rory Haywood, Gabriella Black, Macey Burden
B Final – Sophia Sinclair-Black, Todd Rowley, Sian Raynor, Megan Burt
C Final – Amanda Rigley
Overall – Sophia Sinclair-Black, Rory Haywood, Scott Price
In the U12 Jimmy Wassall, still not fully fit from his recent broken arm, came to see if he could race – 5 undefeated races later he had won the round. Fourth place in the final was enough for Marc Phipps to win overall ahead of Bailie Phillips.
A Final – Jimmy Wassall, Tyler Bould, Liam Cartwright, Marc Phipps
B Final – Bailie Phillips, Billy Winwood, Jack Bayliss, James Richards,
C Final – Josh Walters, Charlie Bracken, Ryan Winwood, Georgia Burt
D Final – Korben Thompson, Lexy Garland Baker
Overall – Marc Phipps, Bailie Phillips, Liam Cartwright/Tyler Bould,
In the U14s the Haydn Rowley was took his fourth A Final win but Ewan Hancox once again gave him a good race. A special mention is due for Birmingham’s Chester Powell who took part despite never having raced before, and seemed to enjoy himself.
A Final – Haydn Rowley, Ewan Hancox, Jake White, Ollie Morris
B Final – Dylan Brookes, Niall Cleaver, Jason Cleaver, Spencer Sawbridge,
C Final – Levi Walters Adam Tipton, Chester Powell
Overall – Haydn Rowley, Jason Cleaver, Ollie Morris
In the U16s it was also a fourth win from Brandon Whetton, chased home by Lee Kemp and Liam Wood
A Final – Brandon Whetton, Lee Kemp, Liam Wood, Matt Hambidge
B Final – Carl Parfitt, Zak White, Josh Marsh, Charlie Barnett
C Final – Alex Aris
Overall – Brandon Whetton, Lee Kemp, Liam Wood
In the Girls Courtney Aris took the win as Elizabeth Rigley’s challenge came to a halt on the second bend with the loss of a chain. An overall win did not really compensate for her disappointment.
A Final – Courtney Aris, Sammi Marsh, Emily Pitt, Elizabeth Rigley
B Final – Chloe Whitehead
Overall – Elizabeth Rigley, Courtney Aris, Sammi Marsh
Team – Wednesfield 187, Leicester 121, Coventry 93, Birmingham 77, East Park 72, Bretford 56
Overall – Wednesfield 23 pts, Leicester 19 pts, Coventry 18 pts, Birmingham 11 pts, East Park 9 pts , Bretford 4 pts