Round three of the Victorian Trial Series took place this past weekend at the Barwidgee property near Ravenswood with the round hosted by the Trials Club of Victoria.
“We had around 50 riders competed at the weekend, we had quite a few entrants who elected not to ride on the weekend due to illness and the need for workers at this event,” TCV President Phil Whittle said.
“The event ran very smoothly, some of the sections became quite difficult with the rain showers on the day, which was reflected in the scores on the day.”
Full results for the weekend should be up on the Trials Australia website today or tomorrow, along with the series results thus far.
In the Expert/A Grade Class, Tom Scott and Trevor Campbell had a great battle entering the last lap on the same score. Tom Scott ended up taking the win over Campbell by one point, with 15-year-old David MacDonald taking third place. MacDonald has made the step up to A Grade this year after dominating B Grade in 2016.
For the B Grade classes, Brendon Johnson took out the Masters (O35 B Grade) and Josh Colemain took the win in the B Grade class.
Cristian Ambrozie, in his first year of Trials, took the win in the C Grade class while Pat Sutton had a great ride in tough conditions to take out the C+ class.
Tim Lloyd has made a return to Trials after a 30 year break and he took out the 40+ class (Veterans class). Meanwhile, John Oliver in only his third Trial event took out the Clubperson class.
Paul Sens had a great ride to take out the Twinshock class, there was one Sidecar that went around on the weekend and 11-year-old Bride Sutton took out the Junior class.
“Bride Sutton is one to keep an eye on for the future and Chris Grubb/Janina Gorski punted their chair around putting on a great display for the spectators on hand.”
“One of my highlights was watching 11-year-old Josh Dyer stepping up to compete in C Grade, I’ve seen him ride quite a few sections very smoothly with great clutch and throttle control, another to watch for the future.”
The Trials Club of Victoria would like to thank the land owner for allowing them to use his property, Lindsey McPherson and Regional Events First Aid.
“All of our volunteers, the scorers in the tent and especially the observers who battled the four seasons to observe the course, a big thank you. Without observers we wouldn’t be able to run these events.” Phil said.
The fourth and penultimate round of the Victorian Trial Series will be held on 23rd July at Flagstaff Lane, Tooborac. More information to be released in the coming weeks.