IT was another fine day for the second round of Novice and Beginners series but the experience of Paul Kettlewell paid off, as he took top spot on a loss of only three marks.

Kettlewell was pushed hard on this occasion by veteran rider Stuart Oughton, who was only one mark adrift. On the 50/50 route there was a tie for first place with two riders going clean.

Mick Grant riding his BSA and Jonathan Wilkinson on a Beta and therefore sharing first place. Fairly low scoring on the beginners route also; with David Lowe on a Beta going round the 40 sections for a loss of just two marks.

Seventeen year old Lucy Ayrton gave her brand new Sandiford TRS 250 it's baptism on Saturday.

In a quiet discussion, with former top road racer Mick Grant, Lucy told him she had her sights set on him. Mick escaped at Post Hill but only by most cleans. The club have the third round date set for April 11 at Post Hill commencing at 1.00 pm.


Main course.

Novices: 1 Paul Kettlewell (Sherco) 3, 2 Chris Hirst (Vertigo) 6, 3 Arran Senior (Vertigo) 13 mc.

Over 50's: 1 Kevin Alderson (Beta) 9, 2 Steve Farrington (Beta) 14, 3 Chis Maggs (Beta) 32 -most 1's.

Over 60's: 1 Stewart Oughton (Beta) 4, 2 Christopher Johnson (Gas Gas) 10, 3 David Lamin (Vertigo) 11.

50-50 course:

Over 50's: 1 Jonathan Wilkinson (Beta) 0, 2 Robert Chadwick (Honda) 2, 3 Howard Gulley (Honda) 8.

Over 60's: 1 Michael Kettlewell (TRS) 8, 2 Paul Hobson (Honda) 13, 3 Michael Ward (Beta) 14.

Pre-65: 1 Mick Grant (BSA) 0, 2 Bryan Bayes (BSA) 16.

Beginner's course.

Novices: 1 Andy Turver (Gas Gas) 8, 2 Jacob Lowe (Montesa) 11, 3 Thomas Marchant (Gas Gas) 28.

Over 50's: 1 David Lowe (Beta) 2, 2 Andrew Hirst (Montesa) 3, 3 Christopher May (Montesa) 43.

Over 60's: 1 Keith Normington (Beta) 5, 2 Steve Wicks (Sherco) 9, 3 Mike Frizzell (Beta) 23.

Youth Class B: Nathan Mundy (Sherco) 88.

Youth Class C: Jacob Spencer (Beta 105.