Andy Chilton from Whitby scored a great win first time out on the new works Beta at Scarborough DMC’s Jacky Baxter trial at Harwood Dale on Sunday.
A tough four-lap, 10-section course around the old army camp tested the best, but Chilton`s experience in contesting British and World Championship rounds this last year helped dramatically and, although “a little rusty first lap” - his words - he settled to rattle off consistent lap scores that kept strong riding Richmond visitor Rob Waite in runner-up berth.
Kirkbymoorside’s Dan Peace had a torrid first lap, a couple of uncharacteristic fives on section five and 10 doing the damage, but he recovered well to finish third.
Mike Noble, also from Whitby, put a great ride together to finish third in a strong Clubman A class behind the experienced Scarborough duo of Mark Taylor and Andy Lockwood and the Eboracum lads, Bryan Kendra and John Stones, had a great battle in Clubman B, Kendra getting the verdict by four marks, with the battling Dave Wardell third after losing a scrappy three on the seventh where Kendra and Stones cleaned.
Expert: Andy Chilton (Beta UK.Com) 24, Rob Waite (Beta) 39, Dan Peace (JST Gas Gas) 42.
Intermediate: Mark Harrison (Yamaha) 100, Gary Collinson (Gas Gas) 119, Ben Myers (Gas Gas) 124.
Clubman A: Mark Taylor (Beta) 48, Andy Lockwood (Feetup Montesa) 52, Mike Noble (MMS4RT) 55.
Clubman B: Bryan Kendra (Gas Gas) 2, John Stones (Beta) 6, Dave Wardell (Beta) 9, T Hawcock (Beta) 11.
Youth A: Jack Peace (JST Gas Gas) 85.
Youth B: Jack Walker (Gas Gas) 67, Beth Waite (Beta) 107.
Novice: Lewis Woodall (Gas Gas) 36.
White Route: John Chamberlin (Gas Gas) 15 m/c`s, Ian Bruntlett (Yamaha) 15, Nicola Dixon (Beta) 25.