The final would be run in the reverse direction over the same eight hazards, with eight riders qualifying in the B Class and nine in the C Class.
As the reigning British Champions, both Scarlett and Clinkard made no mistakes in the final to take the first ever Junior Kickstart titles to add to their growing list of silverware.
All the kids had enjoyed the event and promoter Nick Brittain was over the moon. The event had run very smoothly with only a few minor technical issues for the anticipated TV showing. The event was televised over two evenings on the BBC and attracted an estimated audience of 12 million viewers. The BBC was very happy with the viewing figures and over the next few years it became a regular fixture, shown once a year on mainstream TV.
The two winners; Tony Scarlett (left) and Andrew Clinkard (right)