No surprises that the Park was full of riders on what was probably one of the best days of weather all year. Not too hot but warm enough for racing in a short sleeved top.
Mens Sprinting had an A, B and womens competition. The women going to a straight final which was won by Emma Patterson, from Rohan Battison and Jayne Paine third. The A sprint saw divisional champion Rob Drinkwater up against this years league B category winner under 16's rider John Paul with last years B category winner Eddie Sobieralski. all of whom won their heats to get to this final. Drinkwater took the front and kept the pace steady but then gave it full gas on the 200 metre mark with Paul on his wheel and Sobieralski following suit. Drinkwater held it all the way to the line but Paul lunged at the finish and the commissaires gave it to Paul. The crowd had it the other way round it was so close.
The Youths were sprinting too and in a battle that has raged all season at league night, it was Daniel Maslin who beat Cameron Swarbrick in the Under 14's, with another Daniel, Dan Lansley who beat Max Stedman in another close finish.
The Maslin/Swarbrick rivalry continued in the Devil and the Scratch, too, with Maslin avenging Swarbrick's double victory in the previous event by taking the hat-trick this time round.
Report Courtesy of David Jack/ceramicspeed