BMX - Rockets battle hard as national summer season gets on track

PUBLISHED: 12:05 10 May 2007 | UPDATED: 15:05 12 May 2010

THE May Bank Holiday saw the opening events of the BMX Racing National Summer Season at Cheddar – with more than 400 riders taking part, including 19 from Royston Rockets. Rockets involvement started with their youngest member, Ted Dalleywater, competing

THE May Bank Holiday saw the opening events of the BMX Racing National Summer Season at Cheddar - with more than 400 riders taking part, including 19 from Royston Rockets.

Rockets' involvement started with their youngest member, Ted Dalleywater, competing in the under six class, and he was rewarded with a fine second place finish in round one on Sunday and fifth place in Monday's round two.

In the 7 year class Royston's three riders finished well with Daniel Blanche taking fifth spot in round one and fourth place in round two.

Aaron Threader claimed seventh and fifth and Ethan Vernon took a well deserved third place on both days.

Aaron Dalleywater, competing in the eight year class, made the final on both days and finished in eighth and fourth positions.

Ethan Lewis, competing in the nine year class qualified for the B finals where he finished in fifth and fourth, while in the 11-12 year class James Handleigh claimed sixth and seventh place.

Unfortunately Louis Burton, Aston Blanche and brothers Ben and Wayne Gutteridge failed to qualify in their respective classes.

In the 19+ men's class, Ben Godfrey raced well to make the B final, finishing in eighth place, but he was less successful on Monday going out in the quarter final. In the same class, Jonathan Roberts showed his form with a win in the B final and a fourth spot in the main final.

In the Masters Class (30+), Lee Alexander also hit form with a second place finish in round one and then seventh spot in round two.

In the junior female race, Katie Roberts took home two third places.

Royston found more success in the Elite class, with Richard Townsend taking fifth position and fourth place in the class B finals. Chris Mapp ended in fifth spot and took seventh place in the main final.

Laurence Mapp stamped his authority with two straight wins.

- Royston BMX Club is hosting the third round of the Regional Summer Series on Sunday at Burns Road.

Out in force, the Rockets will be looking to pick up the points that will help them qualify for the British Championships later this year.

For more information visit www.roystonrockets.co.uk

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