John Fack made the trip from Cornwall to Kent to win the latest addition to the BTRDA Sporting Trials championship, the Tulleys Trial.
Fack won the trial on the last round of runs from venue owner Stuart Beare. Beare took the lead on the first round and tied at lunch. He eventually finished second just three points back, with Peter Mckinney completing the podium.
Arthur Carroll surprised many with a fabulous fourth place in his live-axle Sherpa and he was also the best blueclass driver. Paul Price finished fifth in a three-way tie with George Watson and Mark Howse, who was top clubman.
Keith Sanders won the 70th running of the Bodmin Trial which attracted nearly 40 entries. Sanders, in his Reliant SS1, took the win after heavy overnight rain made conditions slippery. With two hills left, last year’s victor Martyn Harry’s differential broke, which handed the class win and very nearly the overall win to Duncan Stephens in his Dutton Melos.
Stephens beat fellow Melos driver Philip Thomas by a slender three points for the class. Tris White beat Ryan Tonkin on a tie break in the specials class having dropped the same points on the hills. Matt Facey won the front-engined saloon car class in his freshly built BMW Compact.