Huddersfield Falcon staged their fifth championship event of the season at Cartworth Moor.

Richard Beever and Nigel Greenwood were the course plotters at Whitegate Farm above Holmfirth and used the full extent of the land on offer.

On the Championship Course it was two Falcon riders from South Yorkshire who topped the leaderboard with Lee Sampson and Darren Wasley setting the pace – Martin Beardsell rounded out the top three.

The main punisher was section six on the side of a wood which featured tight turns and angled rocks – Sampson totalled six and Wasley eight.

Simon Tyas was looking set to post best performance here, but machine problems at the start of his final lap forced him to retire from the event.

On the Clubman A course, Ian Blackburn returned to form to record a narrow win over Andrew Washington (left) and Rob Armson.

Consistency proved key for Blackburn as section nine punished him for a total of 13.

The section is an old classic as the runs up to the rocky stream, with awkward spaced holes between the rocks, are perfectly placed to stop a tiring rider.

Washington was best on the section on six, closely followed by Armson on seven. Washington must have been cursing a maximum on section six, a section which didn’t trouble his nearest rivals, as it cost him the win,

On the Clubman B course, Dave Morley was the man to beat as he turned in a winning total of 27, comfortably ahead of runner up Nick Eagleton who was four clear of third placed Stephen Partlow.

Section one saw the Clubman B runners straight into the thick of the action as the opening turn proved difficult – the best performances here going to Morley and Nigel Greenwood.

Sections six and seven were punishing, and the rocky stream of section nine proved to be the sting in the tail as Morley again was best on five, one better than Eagleton.

The best youth went to Lewis Beardsell, followed up by Joshua Clegg and young Charlie Crossland who stepped up to the Clubman B course following a British Championship double header the previous weekend.

Beardsell continues to improve recording one of only a handful of feet up rides on section seven.


Championship course, Expert: Lee Sampson (Gas Gas) 9

Inter: Darren Wasley (Gas Gas) 12

Over 40s: Martin Beardsall (Sherco) 26, Andrew Jackson (Scorpa) 40

Youth Class A: William Tolson (Beta) 29

Clubman A, Novices: Ian Blackburn (Sherco) 20, Andrew Washington (Beta) 23, Tony Heath (Montesa) 29

Over 40’s: Robert Armson (Scorpa) 26. Paul Haigh (Vertigo) 38, Richard Bryant (Gas Gas) 57

Clubman B, Novices: Tom Ward (Sherco) 54, Paul Balmforth (Beta) 67

Over 40s: Dave Morley (Beta) 27, Stephen Partlow (Beta) 38, Simon Frost (Beta) 61

Twin Shock: Nick Eagleton (Honda) 34, Neville Painting Montesa) 50

Pre-65: Nigel Greenwood (BSA) 40

Youth Class A: Joshua Clegg (Sherco) 80

Youth Class B: Lewis Beardsall (Beta) 65

Youth Class D: Charlie Crossland (Beta) 118

White route: Andrew Kershaw (EMS) 62