BRADFORD bricklayer, Charlie Smith, came, saw, and conquered at Scarborough DMC`s trial held at Harwood Dale last Sunday with a really confident ride, leaving Cowm Leisure rider, Jack Chapman and Spen Valley`s Max Chadwick fighting for runner-up berth, Chapman just edging it.

With another massive entry of a hundred riders, Smith pulled out a comfortable lead on the three treacherously slippy river sections of six, seven, and nine, losing just four marks overall on these as Chapman and Chadwick lost heavy scores here, although Chadwick did come strong on the seventh with a score of six.


Expert: 1 Charlie Smith (Vertigo) 13, 2 Jack Chapman (Cowm Leisure Gas Gas) 56, 3 Max Chadwick (TRS) 73. Intermediate: 1 Peter Sharp (Camio Vertigo) 7, 2 Liam Smith (Fremoto TRS) 20, 3 Matthew Handley (TRS) 23