BMX - Lee’s in superb form at Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 11:10 22 March 2007 | UPDATED: 15:03 12 May 2010

ROYSTON Rockets BMX Racing Club members were competing in the penultimate round of the East Anglian Winter Series at Ipswich BMX Club on Sunday. The weather was very cold and windy with rain, hail, and even snow showers interrupting the day. However the

ROYSTON Rockets BMX Racing Club members were competing in the penultimate round of the East Anglian Winter Series at Ipswich BMX Club on Sunday.

The weather was very cold and windy with rain, hail, and even snow showers interrupting the day. However the bad weather was not enough to stop more than 60 riders from around the region making the journey to take part in a full afternoons racing.

The youngest riders take part in a class known as Formula 5 and are nominally seven years and under.

Five racers from Royston battled the high winds to take part in this class with Daniel Blanche finishing in a fine and Ted Dalleywater taking seventh just ahead of Jasia Blanche in eighth in the A final,

In the B final Oliver Snelling took the win and the youngest rider of all those competing was Loui Foreman who took third even though the winds almost had the youngest riders going backwards along the last straight.

In Formula 4, a class based on eight-10 year olds, the Rockets riders had A final success with Ethan Vernon in sixth while in the B final Zak Foreman finished in first just ahead of team-mates Bradan Blanche in third and Aaron Threader in fourth.

Rockets' representative in Formula 3 (11-13 years) all qualified for a very competitive A final where Aston Blanche who took a fine third and Luke Wilkinson finished in sixth, one place ahead of Aaron Dalleywater in seventh.

Royston had another good turn out in the Formula 2 where James Handleigh, who is riding up a class, took eighth in the A final and in the B final Louis Burton, who is also riding up a class finished in third with Katie Roberts in fifth.

The final class on the track was Formula 1, which was the largest and fastest class of the day where Lee Alexander took fourth and was chased home by Jonathan Roberts in fifth in the A final.

In the class B final Royston's Darren Foreman came home in first place with Wayne Gutteridge, another Royston rider, moving up a class, taking fifth.

The final round in the series is at Milton Keynes on Sunday where the Rockets will again be out in force.


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