David Haizelden Clinches Wheelspin on Camel

Adrian Marfell was best car overall but all eyes were on the championship showdown after a season long battle between David Haizelden and Paul Merson


Videos by Duncan Stephens and Norton Selwood

Amongst the cars it was a closely fought battle with five Class Eights, two Class Fours and  and two Class Fives covered by a mere four marks. In the end the win went to Adrian Marfell in his rail on 25 points with Paul Merson, Dan Keat and Aaron Haizelden on 26. David Haizelden and Emma Groves finished with 27, Emma impressing everyone with her performance in the unfamiliar Troll.

Now to the Wheelspin Championship. Going into the Camel Dave had 69 points from nine events but would have to drop his lowest score. Paul had already had to drop one score and was on 63.

Taking account of National B competitions only Pauls second place gave him nine points but had to drop another score which was a three giving him a total of 69.

Again taking account only of National B competitors Dave was fourth overall scoring seven points but now had to drop his lowest score which was six so he finished the year on 70 and Wheelspin Champion. Winning the Wheelspin outside of Class Eight is a considerable achievement and Dave had to work hard for it including competing against his own son who gave no quarter in a similar car.

All this excitement rather overshadowed the motorcycle classes where Alan Keat was best Outfit and Tristan Barnicoat best Solo.


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Paul Merson wins Bodmin

Camel Vale’s Single Venue Classic Trial in Cardinham Woods

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Jenny Martin captures John Cox attempting to restart in the leafy woodland of the Bodmin Trial. Click Here for more of Jennys work

Aided by pouring rain as the day went on Simon Groves and his team put on a tough trial on the steep slopes of Cardinham Woods. Paul Merson scored a resounding win amongst the cars. Outside of performance the results were split quite evenly amongst the classes, Ryan Tonkin coming second overall in his Class Four Beetle. Continue reading “Paul Merson wins Bodmin”

Demanding Dunmere

Simon Groves was the best car in his Troll on a tough event

Videos by Duncan Stephens, Ross Cookman and Liam Hartley

Despite the snow blanketing much of the country the Western Peninsula was clear and Camel Vale were able to run their single venue Camel Heights event in Dunmere Woods between Bodmin and Wadebridge.

The conditions weren’t easy though and the mud made the tough sections very difficult. “Proper Hard Core Trialling” as it was described by one competitor.

Class Eight dominated the podium positions amongst the cars, Simon Groves emerging victorious in his Troll.

Keelan Hancock was best Solo and Alan Keat best Sidecar


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