Chilton earns Baxter win at Harwood Dale

Andy Chilton on his way to victory in the Jacky Baxter trial
Andy Chilton on his way to victory in the Jacky Baxter trial

Andy Chilton from Whitby scored a great win first time out on the new works Beta at Scarborough DMC’s Jacky Baxter trial at Harwood Dale on Sunday.

A tough four-lap, 10-section course around the old army camp tested the best, but Chilton`s experience in contesting British and World Championship rounds this last year helped dramatically and, although “a little rusty first lap” - his words - he settled to rattle off consistent lap scores that kept strong riding Richmond visitor Rob Waite in runner-up berth.

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Kirkbymoorside’s Dan Peace had a torrid first lap, a couple of uncharacteristic fives on section five and 10 doing the damage, but he recovered well to finish third.

Mike Noble, also from Whitby, put a great ride together to finish third in a strong Clubman A class behind the experienced Scarborough duo of Mark Taylor and Andy Lockwood and the Eboracum lads, Bryan Kendra and John Stones, had a great battle in Clubman B, Kendra getting the verdict by four marks, with the battling Dave Wardell third after losing a scrappy three on the seventh where Kendra and Stones cleaned.


Expert: Andy Chilton (Beta UK.Com) 24, Rob Waite (Beta) 39, Dan Peace (JST Gas Gas) 42.

Intermediate: Mark Harrison (Yamaha) 100, Gary Collinson (Gas Gas) 119, Ben Myers (Gas Gas) 124.

Clubman A: Mark Taylor (Beta) 48, Andy Lockwood (Feetup Montesa) 52, Mike Noble (MMS4RT) 55.

Clubman B: Bryan Kendra (Gas Gas) 2, John Stones (Beta) 6, Dave Wardell (Beta) 9, T Hawcock (Beta) 11.

Youth A: Jack Peace (JST Gas Gas) 85.

Youth B: Jack Walker (Gas Gas) 67, Beth Waite (Beta) 107.

Novice: Lewis Woodall (Gas Gas) 36.

White Route: John Chamberlin (Gas Gas) 15 m/c`s, Ian Bruntlett (Yamaha) 15, Nicola Dixon (Beta) 25.