BMX - Rockets star in Summer Series tussle

PUBLISHED: 12:38 17 May 2007 | UPDATED: 15:06 12 May 2010

ROYSTON was the venue for the third round of the East Anglia Summer Series on Sunday with 140 riders from across the country taking part. Braving the wet Burns Road surface, the riders entertained the crowd with an action packed afternoon, with Royston R

ROYSTON was the venue for the third round of the East Anglia Summer Series on Sunday with 140 riders from across the country taking part.

Braving the wet Burns Road surface, the riders entertained the crowd with an action packed afternoon, with Royston Rockets leading from the front.

With 33 riders in the competition the Rockets used their knowledge of the track to great effect, with 10-13 year class Aiden McCall taking first place and 14+ class rider Jack Bracewell following suit.

The day started well for Royston with members of the young under-six class getting the club off to a flying start with James King taking third place, and Ted Dallywater (4th) and Archie York (5th) close behind. Loui Foreman also picked up the points with his seventh place finish.

In the combined seven-eight-year class, Ethan Vernon won the A final with Bradan Blanche taking third just ahead of Daniel Blanche in fourth and Aaron Threader in fifth place. In the B final Oliver Snelling finished second, while Keiran Archer was fourth.

Representing the girls in the seven-nine class, Abbey Wilkinson took a fine win, with team mate Jasia Blanche finishing fourth.

In the combined nine and 10-year class A final, Ethan Lewis finished third with Zak Foreman fourth , and in the 11-12 class James Handleigh won the A final, with Louis Burton seventh, and Aston Blanche eighth.

Antony Taylor made his first appearance of the season in the 13-14 class, and finished in an impressive second place ahead of team mate Ben Gutteridge in fourth place in the A final, while in the B final Luke Wilkinson finished third.

Wayne Gutteridge took a deserved third in the 15-16 year class, with Katie Roberts challenging the boys to a sixth place finish.

In the 30+ mens class, Darren Foreman raced to third, and in the Cruiser classes James Dalleywater took second in the 16-29 A final. Phil Burton was fourth in the 40+ Cruiser class.

The final class on the track was the Masterclass group, which consisted of a number of national level Elite riders. Laurence Mapp won the race with younger brother Chris finishing just behind, and the impressive Richard Townsend finished fourth.

The Rockets will be back in action on Sunday when they travel to Milton Keynes for the fourth round of the Regional Summer Series.

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