Master of the Mines
The membership of the park users has been steadily growing since the opening Sunday and Sunday saw the first club trial since opening.
Forty five riders from all grades turned up and competed in great weather on the course of eight sections, set out over four laps.
In the Clubman group there was a tight battle that saw the top eight riders separated by only 7 marks.
Robbie Jennings ran out winner by one point less than Davy McKnight and Phillip McClurg, finishing on only 2 marks lost to their 3. They were closely followed by Stephen Pyper on 4 with Terry McKee just edging out Neal Perry by going “furthest clean”, both on 5 marks. Sasha Turkington was next home on 7 marks lost.
The Sportsman grade saw the largest amount of competitors with twenty three riders tackling the sections.
Again as with the Clubman this was a low scoring tight fought affair.
Colin Stewart had an almost faultless ride only dropping 1 mark to take the win from Gareth Jones on 2, Mark McNeill on 3, and David Brown on 4. Alistair Galloway and Scott Blackwood tied on 6 marks lost with Alistair edging out Scott on “furthest clean”. Next home was the furthest travelled competitor, with Moto Trials very own “Man for the South” Shane Gallagher travelling all the way from outside Drogheda to ride in the trial!!!
The Novice grade which is designed for new riders was won by Patrick Turner.
Into the Youth grades and Ross Pyper was the winner in Youth A, Stuart Tweedie made a rare appearance to take the Youth B win.
Alongside the trial the park was also open for practice and there were a few riders up for a leisurely days practice including father and son Robert and Alex Andrews.
The next round of the series will be announced shortly, but remember the park is open every Sunday from 10am and on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm, so come along and join us.