SCARBOROUGH District Motor Club and Hull Auto Club hit glorious weather for their popular Youth 2 Day Trial at the weekend held at the old army camp in the spectacular setting of Harwood Dale.
Local ace Jack Peace, Kirkbymoorside's 14-year-old JST Gas Gas rider, dominated youth 'A' class from the word go, with Scarborough-s Michael Todd, aboard a Feetup Gas Gas, finishing a fine second
Sixty riders from all over the country gave youth trials a massive boost, entries having dwindled of late in the East York Centre. In addition, 30 adults also took part.
The riders tackled three laps of 15 sections each day. Peace whipped through the first lap on just two marks lost - a remarkable ride as the hazard at the top of middle gully was almost impossible to combat. Dunfermline's Joe Dawson and Todd did little wrong, but found themselves adrift on 12 and 14 marks.
Dawson fought back with a brilliant second lap of one lost, as Peace lost five on the 12th section, while Todd saved his best till his last tour with a loss of three.
Scarborough's Elliot Woodall got in on the act with a solid ride of eight on his last lap, but the youngster had left it too late and had to settle for fourth place in 'C' class. Zac Collinson, also from Scarborough, fought his way back into the reckoning with a superb last lap on Sunday to grab third place in a competitive 'B' class.
Meanwhile, Malton's Beta uk.com rider, Ian Austermuhle, was at his best on Sunday, producing a faultless ride in a very wet Northallerton DMC trial to defeat a determined challenge from Richmond rider Richard Sadler by one mark to lift the premier award.
Held at the Sun Inn, Bilsdale, the tail end of Hurricane Bertha did its best to thwart the event with heavy downpours, but the four-lap, 10-section moorland course held up well, with Austermuhle heading a top-class entry of experts.
Scarborough's Alan Carr had to settle for third in a strong clubman 'A' class, while Dave Wardell, from Pickering, was fifth in Clubman B.
Elsewhere, the trialling brothers from Helmsley, Ben and Toby Teasdale, had a mixed day when Hull AC held a trial on their home territory last month.
The club used Piethorn Farm, Helmsley, for the Rydale Burner Trophy Trial, with Ben finishing off the podium in fourth place on the green route for youth riders and Toby coming third in a difficult youth 'C' class.
The event clashed with the popular Reeth 3 Day, but there was still an excellent entry of more than 70 riders, with Scarborough's Shaughan Galway heading a depleted expert class.