Ian Veale wins closely fought trial, but son Josh stars….
The Jacobean, the last round before the summer break, was run in very dry conditions. Clerk of Course Thomas Bricknell laid out some fine hills on this popular site and tyre pressures changed at lunchtime proved to work.
After 30 sections Ian Veale won by a single point from Ian Bell who had led at lunchtime. Dave Rance finished third overall another mark adrift. Josh Veale, son of event winner Ian, had a superb day in his Sherpa to win the novice class and finish an outstanding eighth overall in a high class field of almost forty from Tom Stevenson (Kincraft) in twelfth. In eleventh place Jerome Fack (SRB) won the Intermediate class from George Watson (CAP) in sixteenth.
1 Ian Veale (Sherpa IRS) 29points
2 Ian Bell (Hamilton) 30points
3 Dave Rance (Crossle) 31points
4 Peter Fensom (Crossle) 35points
5 Ian Wright (Sherpa Indy) 38points
6 Roland Uglow (Crossle) 39points
7 Roger Bricknell (Facksimile) 40points
8 Josh Veale (Sherpa) 47points
9 Julian Fack (X-Factor) 52points
10 Steve Courts (Facksimile) 54points
11 Jerome Fack (SRB) 56points
12 Tom Stevenson (Kincraft) 56points
13 Simon Kingsley (Crossle) 58oints
14 John Fack (MSR) 58points
15 Andrew Bell (Crossle) 59points