Yates races to third place

Quad rac­ing

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

Con­nor Yates was back to his best with an­other podium fin­ish in the Nora MX 100cc cham­pi­onship at Pon­tri­las in Here­ford­shire on Sun­day. The 10-year-old from Ken­ning­ton had strug­gled in the last cou­ple of rounds but claimed two thirds and a fourth and took third place on the day. He got a great start in race one on the fast cir­cuit with big hills and jump, lead­ing at one stage, only to spin out on at bend, be­fore bat­tling to fin­ish third, A slower start in race two saw him held up be­hind some of the slower big­ger class bikes but pro­duced an­other great ride and claim an­other top-three spot. The fi­nal race saw the top-four rid­ers pull away, all bat­tling for the lead, only for Yates to suf­fer an ex­haust prob­lem which forced him to lose power but he still held on to claim fourth place. The next round is at West Meon at Peters­field in Hamp­shire on Sun­day, Septem­ber 10. If you want the chance to land a mon­ster carp get over to France. This is what Folke­stone an­gler Martin Don­nelly did to land this gi­ant 58lb mir­ror carp. In soar­ing tem­per­a­tures – in the high 90s – Rain­bow Lake gave this an­gler his per­sonal best. Also en­dur­ing hot weather were the DAA An­glers down at Dun­geness. Phil Tan­ner did well to win with dog­fish for 7lb 3oz and just be­hind was Dover an­gler Nathan El­liot with 7lb 1oz. Gavin Smith was third with 5lb 7oz. The next match is pegged be­hind the power sta­tion on Sun­day.

This sea­son, mack­erel are nice large fish so only take what you need and let the rest go on to pro­duce more of these su­per sport fish for our young an­glers to en­joy.

Ten-year-old Con­nor Yates in ac­tion

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