BMX - Points the goal for the Rockets
MEMBERS of the Royston Rockets BMX Racing Club were again out last weekend to gain points for their regional rankings and qualification to the British Championship in September as they competed at the sixth round of the series race at Norwich. The host c
MEMBERS of the Royston Rockets BMX Racing Club were again out last weekend to gain points for their regional rankings and qualification to the British Championship in September as they competed at the sixth round of the series race at Norwich.
The host club has one of the newest, and longest, tracks in the country, which it is hoped will join the National Race Series in 2007.
Although the Rockets only had 12 riders taking part the racing was close and any errors early on could often be rectified later due to the length of the track
The youngest riders were in the six-and-under class where Daniel Blanche finished third, Oliver Snelling took fifth and Ted Dalleywater came sixth.
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In the seven-eight year class all three Rockets made the main final, where Ethan Lewis took bronze with team-mate Aaron Dalleywater finishing fifth and Bradan Blanche taking a hard earned seventh after having to take evasive action to avoid a fallen rider along the first straight.
Moving up to the nine-10 year group both Rockets made the A final with James Handleigh taking an excellent win closely followed by second-placed Louis Burton who was awarded the "rider of the day" trophy by the judges.
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The 11-12 year class main final saw Ben Gutteridge race home in fourth, ahead of sixth-placed Aston Blanche, while in the 13-14 year class, Anthony Taylor took third in the main final with Wayne Gutteridge finishing seventh after a mid-race incident through a technical section saw him leave the track and almost collide with one of the race officials.