Kings­ley leads the way as the south west pre­vails Mer­cian Sport­ing Trial

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene - By Dun­can Stephens

Si­mon Kinglsey and John Fack had a day-long tus­sle for the lead of the Mer­cian Sport­ing Trial.

At lunch, Fack and Kings­ley were tied on 17 marks but Fack erred up at a four and let his first win for nearly two years slip out of his grasp. Kings­ley con­tin­ued to trickle su­perbly to take the win by seven points after Fack also slipped up on his last hill, mak­ing it two over­all wins in three tri­als.

Be­hind Ian Veale and Dun­can Stephens also had a close tus­sle, sep­a­rated by just two points at the end in Veale’s favour.

Cham­pion elect Roland Uglow fin­ished one point be­hind his chal­lenger Richard Sharp, who won the in­ter­me­di­ate class again in fifth.

Jerome Fack was run­ner up in the class, just out­side the top 10 after a much im­proved af­ter­noon.

Star driver of the day was Mike Sal­ton who won the novice class, fin­ished eighth over­all and top-live axle car, ahead of vet­eran Roger Brick­nell and Josh Veale. Colin Flash­man fin­ished run­ner up in the novice class be­hind Sal­ton.

The event also hosted the MSA In­ter-As­so­ci­a­tion Team Sport­ing Trial. The South West en­tered three teams, West Mid­lands two and North one. With teams con­sist­ing of three driv­ers’ ag­gre­gate scores, the South West team of John Fack, Andy Wilks and Colin Flash­man beat the North­ern team of Kings­ley, Richard Sharp and Boyd Web­ster by just a sin­gle point, drop­ping a to­tal of 148 marks.

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