Hockey within reach of title

SUDBURY riders put in some strong performances in the fourth round of the EMG/Eastern Centre Solo Enduro Championship.

There was a win for Chris Hockey in the championship class, with Jamie Roper second. Third place went to Julian Harvey, fourth Tom Braddock and fifth Steve Mason.

Hockey has increased his lead to seven points over Roper while Jason Morland has dropped to third place after not finishing last Sunday.

Although Roper, Morland and Harvey can catch Hockey, a third place this Sunday or in the last round would secure Hockey a ninth victory.

A win for Toby Morley in the expert class puts him in second while there was a surprise second place for Phil Roper with Phil Burton third, Rob Blackman fourth and Richard Walters fifth.

Burton has a 26-point lead and again a third place on Sunday or in the last round will give him the title. Only Morley and John Bishop can beat him.

The clubman class saw a win for Paul Belton with James Pearson second, Jez Moss third, Gareth Young fourth and Jason Ager fifth while series leader Ian Tutton failed to finish.

Tutton’s series lead has dropped to seven points and he needs to have top placings in the next two rounds as he can be overtaken by any of the 10 riders behind him.

The fifth round, organised by Sudbury and District Motorcycle Club, takes place at Oaklands Farm, Chappel, this Sunday, from 10am.

n AS THE Eastern Centre motocross season draws to a close, Halstead and District Motorcycle Club riders are still getting the results.

Lewis Tombs scored three third-place finishes in the Allcomers Group A at the latest meeting at Blaxhall, organised by Woodbridge & DMCC.

Jason Morland also enjoyed success with results of fourth, fifth and ninth.

Making a comeback to motocross in Group B was Joe Anderson, who secured one race win and two second places.

Racing in Group C, Steve Cadd also took one win and two seconds.

In the Two-Strokes, there were finishes of one second place and two thirds for Morland.