Duns Motocross Track staged the third round of the BYMX British Youth Motocross championship at the weekend when the quest to find the nation’s premier youth riders resumed.
Alexander Brown triumphed on home soil in the Junior 65’s laying down a 5-2-1-1-1 card as opposed to second placed overall Jed Etchells who carded 3-1-5-2-3. Stylish Colin Scott won the opening heat but a day two injury knocked him down to fifth overall. Callum Meara and Harry Kimber fought it out impressively for third and fourth places on the podium respectively - as Oliver Costerdine proudly rounded out the top six. Scott Russell won the combined support section proving to be an equal match for any of the championship racers on the day. Brown and Etchells are now tied for the championship lead
In the SW’s Conrad Mewse proved to be in a league of his own claiming all five heat wins in commanding fashion - he now leads the championship way. Sid Evans claimed the runners up berth and he climbs the points table into third. Jay Hague finished with a Scottish bronze going 3-2-3-6-3 good enough to stay second in the title hunt. It was nip and tuck for the other podium positions as Jordan Eccles just got the better of Will Keogh and Taylor Hammel for places four, five and six.
In the B/W’s guest support rider Ben Watson put on something of a masterclass to resoundingly win four of the five races - but in the Championship stakes Liam Knight takes a clear lead following his consistent 3-2-1-3-4 winning performance. Knight just pipped Honda rider Rob Davidson for the overall win by a single point. Third overall went to Tom Neal - he finished with a real flourish bagging the second place finish in heats four and five.
Ryan Houghton won the youth Open class taking four of the race wins in a quality display of fast starting and professional race craft. The other moto win and arguably the best race of the weekend went to James Dunn piloting a 125cc two stroke machine.
Series leader Nathan Watson although not enjoying rapid success from the start gate sliced his way through time after time to retain his championship lead in some style with second overall.