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Dan Peace takes British reward again
Updated 2:44pm Wednesday 7th May 2014 in Sport
Dan Peace in action at the A and B Luscombe Mitsubishi Leeds British Youth Championships at Harwood Dale
Championship leader Dan Peace kept his winning streak going in the A and B Luscombe Mitsubishi Leeds British Youth Championships last weekend at Harwood Dale.
The third round was run alongside the Ladies' Championship over two days at Scarborough District Motor Club's venue and, although 15-year-old Kirkbymoorside ace Peace was not happy with the way he rode, he was more chuffed with maximum points.
Peace began confidently, with the youngster only losing his first mark at the awkward double step exit on section three.
His main opposition, Porlock's Tom Hooper, matched him here, but could not stay with him on the almost impossible climb out of the gully of four. Peace hurled the Gasser out for a marvellous one-dab ride, whereas Hooper put his foot down twice.
Hooper fell further back when failing four of the last five sections to finish his first lap 14 marks behind but he fought back brilliantly on the last tour with a lap of seven which no-one got close to matching.
Peace relaxed his grip a little on the last lap but sections did get harder and fives on section three and four failed to stop him finishing a clear winner from Hooper, with Scarborough's Michael Todd pulling back to fourth with two good laps.
Younger brother Jack Peace, contesting the 'B' class, had a scrappy first lap, which would proved vital as there was nowhere to gain marks back in this easier trial.
Truro's Toby Martyn won by two marks with Peace the younger finishing on five.
Scarborough rider Zac Collinson put in a good performance to finish 10th in his first year in 'B' class.
Fellow Scarborough riders Kelsey Williamson claimed the Ladies' Sports Person award, Claire Collinson had a fine third place in ladies' 'C' class and Elliot Woodall grabbed third in youth 'C'.
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