STEEL CROWNED UNDER 12 MIDLAND CHAMPION

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As expected Connor Steel dominated the YJL under 12’s taking 5 wins, including the A final taking victory on his home track and sealed the title as well. He had to do it the hard way in the final making a stunning burst around his main opponent Jonathan Middleton down the home straight to take the win.

More than 70 youngsters turned out to take part at Perry Hall Playing Fields on Saturday in the final round of the YJL competition. First up was 7 year old debutant Izzy Buet Gannon in the under 8’s who scored a credible 9 points and came 3rd in the B final.

Charlie Buet Gannon was next up in the U10’s. Beaten only by winner Ronnie Wassall so was 2nd in the A final. He also finished joint 3rd overall.

In the U12’s whilst Steel was taking all the glory Rebekah Humphries joined him in the A final taking 3rd place on the day. A great result for a solid day of racing. Jamie Breen struggled to recover from moving at the start in his first heat however won the C final of the U12’s.

Ryan Winwood took 3rd place in the A final in the U14’s and just missed out on an overall podium place whilst Leicester rider Lizzy Rigley took victory in the girls and secured overall victory.

In the U18s Marc Phipps won the D final after a couple of falls whilst William Arkinstall had to withdraw from the D final with a knee injury but rode with more aggression throughout.

Jake Steel took an impressive victory in the C final to finish strongly whilst Ewan Hancox missed out on the A final but took victory in the B final. Congratulations to East Park’s Jake White with the victory on the day.

Last monday Birmingham qualified for the senior British club championships with a strong performance however 2 start exclusions coupled with 2 last places in the 2nd round of races meant that we were left with a mammoth task to recover from.

With Newport looking the team to beat we recovered by winning the last 2 rounds of racing however ended up just short of a rostrum place and finished 5th out of 6, the earlier poor round proving costly in the end.

The under 16 team just missed out on qualifying for the final by 2 points, yet another start exclusion for Ryan Winwood proving costly but all 4 riders gave 100%.

This Sunday (11th June) we face reigning champions Wednesfield in Midland league action. Both teams are currently unbeaten so this promises to be a must see meeting. Action starts at 1pm with the juniors, seniors on track at 2PM.

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