PREVIEW: BYJL Midlands round 4 from East Park

The Midlands BYJL regional rounds conclude on Saturday when East Park are the hosts where, thanks to the continued support of Nixon Mee accountants, the top three overall in each category will again be presented with a trophy.

In the U8s despite a win for his Wednesfield team mate Cory Burt in the last round, Boyd Haines is on course to claim top spot.

Likewise in the U10s where Birmingham’s Connor Steel has made a very impressive move up from the U8s, winning all three rounds to date. Behind him is a battle for second with first year Coventry rider Jack Reynolds leading Wednesfield’s Todd Rowley by just two points.

There is another close battle in the U12s behind the clear leader Tyler Bould, where Birmingham’s Ryan Winwood has a lead of just one point from another first year Coventry rider Ben Wells who, despite a nasty spill in the second round, has had two second places so far. Just five points behind is Leicester’s Sophia Sinclair-Black now recovered from her first round fall and hospital visit.

In the last round Spencer Sawbridge looked like he was on his way to a third straight win in the U14s until his Coventry teammate Ollie Marsh pulled off the pass of the day. A fall for Spencer then meant his lead had fallen to just three points. With third and fourth placed Josh Whetton and Liam Cartwright riding on their home circuit this promises to be a lively final.

In the U17s where the impressive Brandon Whetton  is already confirmed as the winner, it is all about whether Coventry’s Charlie Barnett can retain his second spot from the chasing Haydn Rowley. With home riders brothers Zak and Jake White competing this is another one that is close to call.

Finally the closest group of all is the girls, where just two points separates the top three of Elizabeth Rigley, Sammi Marsh and Emily Pitt, who have each won their home round. The winner on Saturday will be the group winner.