There were eighteen riders from Wednesfield racing in six age groups under8s to under 17s this also included Georgia Burt and Macey Burden making the racing debut in the junior girl’s category.
First to race were the u8s, where we had six riders, Ewan and Joseph Turner, Boyd Haines, Corey Burt and our two new riders for this year Kylan Bould and Logan Haddock. Kylan who had a nasty crash picked himself up to race and win the C final. The B final had three foxes in it with Ewan Turner, Joseph Turner who registered his first victory earlier in the afternoon and the speedy Logan Haddock whose family name is well documented in the history of Wednesfield Aces with his uncle Matt and father Thomas still racing for the Dragons and Wednesfield Aces. It was Joseph who came out on top of the Wednesfield riders who all just lost out to Sophie Ball of East Park. The A final included two of the Wednesfield top scorers on the day with both Cory Burt and Boyd Haines who both finished their heats on 16 point maximums , it was Boyd who came out on top in first place narrowly beating Cory into second, well done to all the riders who took part in the under 8s category.
Next it was the u10s turn to race with two riders racing for the Wednesfield Foxes, Finely Burden and racing for the first time Charlotte Parfitt. Charlotte had an excellent day and finished third in the B final with Finley taking the top spot in first position.
In the under 12s age group were Todd Rowley and Megan Burt who both showed how they are progressing in the sport by both lining up in the A final but were beaten into third and fourth position by the vastly improved Jack Reynolds from Coventry who was the surprise rider of the day. Both Todd and Megan will certainly be rewarded this season if they continue to show the improvements they have made to date.
In the U14s category it was Tyler Bould on his own wearing the new fox’s shirt after stepping up from the u12s age group last year. This age group has a vast experience of riders at such a young age and the heats were hotly contested with the lead changing many times, Tyler made a comfortable journey into the A final but had to settle for third place, a fantastic result for his first race in this new category.
In the u17s age group it was heavily loaded with Wednesfield Foxes riders with no few than five riders including Brandon Whetton who today started the defence of his BYJL title and trying to win his fourth year in succession, but with Haydn Rowley, Adam Tipton, Kyle Ryan and a welcome return to BYJL racing was Alex Aris all trying to win places in today’s finals and with Karl Parfitt choosing to sit out today’s races the foxes have a great squad of u17 riders this season. Alex Aris made the C final only due to another bike breakdown on his opening race. Adam Tipton and Kyle Ryan both made the B final with Kyle taking the second place in from of Adam, The A final had two foxes riders with Brandon Whetton and Haydn Rowley enjoying pre final banter regarding gate decisions but Brandon moved at the start and found the referee just a quick to exclude him leaving Haydn to battle with East Park and Birmingham riders, Haydn came out of top and took the open BYJL final of the season and sits at the top of the Midland leader board.
Final racing of the first round at Birmingham saw two Foxes riders racing in the Junior Girls category for the first time. Georgia Burt and Macey Burden had a brilliant set of heats and both were beaming with confidence as they raced against British Lions and world finalists but were by no means out of their depth, they will be the surprise package of this seasons girls racing with Macey winning the B final and Georgia finishing a respectable fourth place in the A final.
This ended a very competitive afternoons racing with Wednesfield Foxes finishing in first place scoring 263 points.