On a weekend hot enough to be slapping on the factor 50, the ACU held court at Fat Cat in South Yorkshire. This was the third and penultimate round of the RHL run British Youth National Championships and following a sizzling day one, Joel Rizzi (65’s), Callum Green (sw85), Jay Hague (bw85) and Jack Kelly (youth Open) were the four sun kissed amigos leading overnight.
Rizzi, Hague and Kelly posting three wins plus one second place apiece, whilst Green notched up a winning brace. In the Juniors, championship leader Lewis Hall claimed the other Saturday win as in the smallies Harry Kimber and Nathan Claughton were the other day one winners. Over in the biggies Albie Wilkie managed to steal one race from the Hague iron grip – and the likewise strong grip of Jack Kelly was loosened just the once when John Adamson carded a single heat win.
On day two in the 65s Lewis Hall hit top gear nailing all three race wins to finish in third overall. Curtis Trimble scooped another three fourth place finishes – this adding to a similar amount of fourths plus one second from day resulted in second for Curtis. The sections top honours went to nine year old Joel Rizzi – Joel keeping his cool going 3-3-2 to claim his first National overall win.
Callum Green was once again the star in the small wheel 85s and with three more heat wins he deservedly topped the box. Harry Kimber did enough in second overall to keep his championship lead as Manxman Jed Etchells fought off the challenge of Nathan Claughton for third overall.
In the Big Wheel section of the 85s normal service resumed as ultimately Jay Hague ran up with six heat wins from seven starts. Albie Wilkie did more than enough to take a comfortable section silver result as Dexter Douglas went 4-3-2 in Sunday action for section bronze. Following a weekend of full on hard graft Irish contender David Galvin took fourth overall.
Looking a little subdued in Saturday action, Maxxis MXY2 Champion Rob Davidson turned in a stunning Sunday best taking all three heat wins. This was good enough for second overall for the MJW Kick Kawasaki runner as Malin KTM pilot Kelly carded 4-2-4 taking the overall win. Jack happy with the overall and extending his series lead, but slightly miffed to have gone over the bars in the days opening heat when leading. The last-lap prang detuning him for the rest of the day with a dodgy wrist. Following a good two day show coming from Scot John Adamson he claimed third overall.
In the under 23 races there was yet more success for Dan Hutchinson as he ran away with all four moto wins. In second overall it was Carlton Husband finishing just six points clear of third overall man Adam Darbyshire.