Rockets see a good return from racing in Peterborough

PUBLISHED: 11:09 18 August 2009 | UPDATED: 16:06 11 May 2010

THE penultimate round of the East Anglia BMX Region Race Series took place on Sunday at Peterborough Phantoms BMX Club. The event attracted almost 150 riders with the Royston Rockets BMX Racing Club taking 17, and Jak Bracwell took part in the novice 15pl

THE penultimate round of the East Anglia BMX Region Race Series took place on Sunday at Peterborough Phantoms BMX Club.

The event attracted almost 150 riders with the Royston Rockets BMX Racing Club taking 17, and Jak Bracwell took part in the novice 15plus class where he took the win.

Other club members competed in the higher expert classes with Alfie Salmon and Jack Todd taking fifth and seventh respectively in the seven year class and in the eight year class James King finished third while on his return to the sport Marmaduke Birt took seventh.

Daniel Blanche took the win on the nine year class just ahead of team mate Myles Fisher who claimed second and in the 10 year class Bradan Blanche took fourth whilst in the 13s James Handleigh stole second on the line.

In the 14 year category Aston Blanche eased across the line ahead of the chasing pack to take the win whilst in the 15 year class Andrew Brooker took third to boost the club's ranking points as did Darren Plumb in the 16 yr category.

The largest class of the day was the 19-plus group where Billy Irwin took seventh in the A final and an award for Rider of the Day, whilst Richard Townsend took third in the class B Final.

Moving onto the cruiser classes Matt Salmon took fifth in the 30-39 class as did Danny Ancell in the 40-44 class whilst Carl Birt took second in the 45plus category.

The next event is the final round at Royston on September 6 where the Rockets will again be out in force to chase points for their ranking positions.

Full details are available on www.roystonrockets.co.uk

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