Motor sport: Allerton's Nick Jefferies heads the entry list as Oliver's Mount opens on Sunday with the annual Ken Redfern Trophy Spring National Road Race meeting.

The event is 25 years old, and that has only strengthened the entry, Honda using the Scarborough venue to help prepare their machines and riders for the TT.

Jefferies, 45, is the holder of the Redfern Trophy, but will have past winner Dean Ashton to contend with, as well as his nephew David Jefferies.

Both Ashton and David will be on the new, very fast, Yamaha 1000cc R1s for which there is a huge waiting list in dealer showrooms.

Some 40 sidecar outfits make up the solo entry, headed by Leeds bike shop owner Eddy Wright, who had the last laugh recently when competitors called his EMC Windle engine oversize. It was measured and found to be spot on.

Practice starts at 8.30am, with the first of 14 races at 12.30pm. Prices are £12, with accompanied under-15s free. Parking is also free.

Dougie Lampkin heads for Hawkstone Park on Saturday and round two of the World Trials Championship intent on repeating his double success of three weeks ago in Spain.

The Silsden rider has won at the Shropshire venue and flopped to a lowly 13th in 1995, but things have changed a lot since, and now it more or less is who is going to finish second to Lampkin. However, over 50 will be trying to topple the Yorkshireman.

Steve Colley and Graham Jarvis are the only Brits in with a chance, while Martin Crosswaite (Bingley), Dan Clark (Haworth) and Sam Connor would just like to score a championship point.

The trial runs over two days and should be over two laps of some 15 sections each day.

Lampkin suffered his first British Trials Championship defeat in South Wales where he lost to Scorpa teamster Jarvis in the second round of the Forest Heath Fasteners qualifying round at Pentwyn, near Merthyr Tydfil.

Jarvis was in top form over the tough, rocky 12-section course and covered the opening lap for just six penalties, while Dougie struck trouble on the seventh and eighth sections, losing five marks each.

Lampkin lost four marks on the second lap, Jarvis losing six, but Jarvis had the edge on the final lap, dropping four marks to Lampkin's seven. It was Dougie's first championship trial loss for over a year.

Crosswaite did well, coming fourth to score 13 points, and the 18-year-old is ahead of Connor and Clark overall, but all were under pressure from Haworth's Wayne Braybrook and past champion Steve Saunders, who finished fifth and sixth.

Andy Huddleston took the Expert class for the second week, beating James Lampkin. Mark Jackson from Guiseley was fourth with Ilkley's Graham Tales and Otley's Andy McLoughlin ninth and tenth.

Skipton builder Nathan Wrigglesworth won the Bradford DMC Trial at Howden Wood where 50 riders contested the four- lap ten-section woodland course.

The West Leeds MC Novice and Youth Trial at Kilnsey was won by Thorp Arch farmer Martin Wilson who won the John Bolton Trophy. West Leeds moved the event from Post Hill to Kilnsey and were surprised by the increase in entries.

Chesham's Peter Griffiths set the fastest time at the BARC's Spring National Hillclimb at Stockton Farm, Harewood. Griffiths, in a 2000cc Pilbeam single-seater, clocked 57.90sec for the tough track.

Horsforth engineer David Bancroft was third in his OMS Special in 59.75sec. Keighley garage owner Bobby Fryers dominated the road-modified saloon car class in 57.87sec.

Ilkley's Phil Short took the Mini Cooper class in his Cooper S in 76.00. Other class winners included Matthew Pinder (Liversedge) in classes six and eight, David Sturdy (Bradford) in Formula Ford pre-1994, and Bancroft in racing cars to 1100cc.

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