BMX - Rockets make their mark in Nationals

PUBLISHED: 12:48 21 June 2007 | UPDATED: 15:08 12 May 2010

ROYSTON Rockets returned to action for rounds three and four of the BMX National Series in Peterborough at the weekend. Their involvement started with under-six year class Ted Dalleywater, who finished in seventh place on Saturday and eighth on Sunday. I

ROYSTON Rockets returned to action for rounds three and four of the BMX National Series in Peterborough at the weekend.

Their involvement started with under-six year class Ted Dalleywater, who finished in seventh place on Saturday and eighth on Sunday.

In the seven-year class Royston's three riders claimed some good results, with Daniel Blanche taking a sixth and a fourth place, and team mates Aaron Threader claiming fourth and eighth.

Ethan Vernon took a well-deserved second and third placed finish.

In the eight-year class, Bradan Blanche made it through to the B finals where he took second and seventh, and Aaron Dalleywater made the A final on Saturday with a well-earned fifth and second in Sunday's B final.

The 11-12 year class saw James Handleigh finish seventh and then second in the Sunday B finals.

Louis Burton took sixth in the B finals on both days with Aston Blanche unable to qualify from the opening rounds, and the same fate befell both of the Gutteridge brothers, Ben (13-14 year class) and Wayne (15-16 year class).

The 15-16 class also saw Antony Taylor have a very good weekend with a sixth placed finish in Saturday's B final, followed by qualification to his first A final, where he finished fifth after briefly leading in the early stages.

In the 19+ men's class, Ben Godfrey was able to race only on Sunday, when he finished fifth, and in the same class Jonathan Roberts took fifth in the main final on Saturday, and on Sunday was fourth in the B final.

In the junior females Katie Roberts showed that hard work does pay off as she took home a fifth and a third in the A finals.

In the elite class more success came Royston's way, with Laurence Mapp finishing third on Saturday, but after a heavy fall he had to settle for eighth on Sunday, while Richard Townsend took sixth and seventh in the B finals.

- Royston travel to Braintree BMX Club this weekend for the sixth round of the Regional Summer Series in the hope of reaching the qualification rounds of the British Championships later in the year.

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