THE PUTOLINE EUROTEK TONG XC 25th SEPT
Round 8 of the Northern XC Championship
Dirtbike Action’s headed to the versatile Parkwood off road centre Bradford for round 8 of the Northern xc championship were clerk of the course John Kerwin had set out a flowing course with 4 technical sections to test the riders, that was until heavy overnight rain changed the game plan, the course was to prove more testing than planed
The youth riders on a shortened course were flagged away at 9am for their 90 minute xc race, Liam Crowe was the first rider back to lap scoring riding in the youth B class he looked smooth and sure footed in the slippery conditions Saul Hirst was going well early on just behind Crowe, but as the race developed he was passed by Lewis Townsend. Liam Crowe went on to win by nearly 3 minutes from Lewis Townsend with Saul Hirst in third .
In the youth A class Finn Pearce had a great win from Hudson Roper with Billy Askew in third , well done to all the youth riders in both classes a hard race in wet conditions.
11am saw a good line up of adult riders to contest round 8 of the northern xc championship with experts and 040 riders away first followed by the other classes at minute intervals , Lee Sampson was soon in the lead on lap 1 and returned to lap scoring first closely followed by Sam Ludgate and Nathan Ball by lap 2 Nathan Ball had got the lead but on lap 3 Sampson was back in front the race settled down and was won by Lee Sampson Sherco on 15 laps from Nathan Ball ktm with Sam Ludgate Beta third .
Alex Owen won the 040 class getting an extra lap over close rival Anthony Tempest with Rob Pearce third . Rob Taylor won the E1 clubman class on 13 laps while in the clubman E2 Liam Robinson was the winner a lap clear of Dennis Sharp,, clubman E3 was very close 4 riders finishing on 13 laps but Carl Hollis was the victor here 8 minutes clear of second placed Vince Mullen, in the ever growing 050 class Andy Dean rattled off 12 laps to take the win from D3 boss Neil Crayston.
In the sportsman classes Jae Jarvie won E1 while Phil Dodsworth took the E2 win , with Scott Booth picking up 1st in the E3 class
Big thanks to all the riders for your support the championship moves on to Dalton 23rd October for the final round with the presentation night booked for the 17th December at the Harrogate football club