Josh Veale borrowed his dad’s Sherpa for the third time and won for the third time having last borrowed it in January to win the Gold Star, this time at the Spring Sporting Trial. Veale became the sixth different winner as the Reis BTRDA season breaks for the summer beating Simon Kingsley by a single point after he had a slow start. Last years winner Richard Sharp completed the podium ahead of former British champion Thomas Bricknell who returned after two years away. Colin Flashman was a point off the lead at lunch but slipped back during the afternoon to secure his best ever result in sixth and best independent blue class from John Cole. Arthur Carroll won the best blue live axle class in 8th overall. Sam Beare competed in his first national sporting trial to win the Rookie class from Ian Wright son, Kiel, both in old live axle Sherpa’s.
The Clubmans event was close fought battle between father and son team Bob and Ross Bruce, With Son Ross just piping dad by 1 point. Richard Tovey competing in his first trial showed real improvement thought out the day and we look forward to seeing him on the hills again soon.
The Midlands Trials Car Club Team also tried something different by having a dedicated Post Historic class, attracting Ian Wright in the ex Norman Flury Ibex and James Alexander in the his dads JABS 2. Ian Wright despite a few mechanical issues managed to win the class .
Midlands Trials Car Club held a National B and Clubman’s Sporting Trial at Long Compton, Warwickshire, CV36 5JJ on Sunday 21st May 2017.The event was open to all fully elected members of the organising club and BTRDA, NPTCC, 750 Motor Club, Southsea Motor Club, Kentish Border, Camel Vale Motor Club, Launceston and North Cornwall, Ross and District Motor Club, Coventry and Warwickshire Motor Club, Peterborough Motor Club, Bristol Motor Club, Loughborough Car Club and Midland Automobile Club.