Northern Trial

Charlie Knifton was best car and Tony Whitehead best motorcycle but both were decided on Special Test times

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The eyes have it! Kathy Martin is determined as Dave Cook  pictures her on Telfs Challenge on her way to second overall. After the event she loaded up and drove down to Devon to compete on the Chairmans Trial the next day.

Fellside AC under Clerk of the Course Myke Pocock were able to return to some of the events traditional sections after the forestry work of recent years. There was sufficient dampness to make the sections competitive and the results went down to the wire.

Kathy Martin was leading motorcycle at the foot of the last section, the infamous Sandale. Her nearest rival, Tony Whitehead cleaned it on his KTM but the six Kathy dropped left them both on eight and the trophy went to Tony as he was faster on the Special Tests.
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Northern Trial Report by Keith Thomas

Last year Buckler enthuiast Keith Thomas bounced Carl Talbot to a win in his Morris Trialsmaster. He had hoped to do the same this year with Carl in his new Buckler. Unfortunately the car wasn’t ready so Keith went into the forests to lend a hand with the event, notebook and camera in hand.

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Wasps Swarm Northern

It was a Wasp one-two at Fellside AC’s Northern Trial on 21 February. Both Dean Partington and Mike Chatwin finished with five marks, victory going to Dean on test times.

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Mark Milne pictures David Golightly on Sandale. David was 3rd overall, dropping only eight marks in his magnificent Morton & Brett Board Racer. Mind you he didn’t have any problem with mud getting jammed in his front brakes!

As Myke Pocock would say it was a very clarty Northern Trial this year. The rain generated a lot of mud but it didn’t stop this being a low scoring trial with the leading competitors dropping very few marks.