Gin Pin hosts finals

& Tyldesley's pair of Manchester League Individual Champions - Reece Pollitt (left) and Joe Quarmby (right). Photo courtesy of Sue Tydd.

& Tyldesley's pair of Manchester League Individual Champions - Reece Pollitt (left) and Joe Quarmby (right). Photo courtesy of Sue Tydd.

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ASTLEY and Tyldesley hosted the under 10s and under 16s Manchester League Individual Finals at Gin Pit on Wednesday.

Rain fell during the evening, but the track drained well and was in a really good condition as Astley and Tyldesley enjoyed a double success with winners in both finals.

In the under 10s match, A&T's John White and Joe Quarmby started off with impressive wins, while Luke Hill led Bury's Daniel Miller until the last half lap in heat three.

White pulled away to beat Miller convincingly in heat seven and recorded his personal best time, when winning heat 12. Quarmby also reeled off two more wins.

Heat 13 was an important race, when the two unbeaten riders met and Quarmby had to record a personal best time to power round John White on the last half lap to take the win.

Miller won his next two races to keep up the pressure. White won his last race in another quick time to finish on 19 points.

The title-decider came in heat 20, when Daniel Miller lined up on the inside of Joe Quarmby. The Bury rider made the start, with Quarmby chasing hard all the way.

The pressure paid off, when Quarmby powered round on the outside on the last bend to take the race win and the title with a 20 points maximum score.

Joe Quarmby and seven-year-old John White were clearly the two fastest riders on view, regularly posting winning times three to four seconds quicker than the rest of the field.

They deservedly took winner and runner-up spot respectively.

Manchester League U-10 Individual Final result Joe Quarmby (A&T) 20, John White (A&T) 19, Daniel Miller (Bury) 18, Luke Hill (A&T) 17, Joshua Neath (Bury) 15, Lewis Habib (Bury) 15, Jamie Hill (A&T) 15, Ryan Fallon (A&T) 13, Tom Deakin (Bury) 12, Max Quarmby (A&T) 11, Duncan Whalley (Bury) 10, Angel Etheridge (Bury) 9, Hermoine Whalley (Bury) 8, Kaci Neath (Bury) 7, Rowan Neath (Bury) 5.

Six riders lined up for the under 16s event. Reece Pollitt beat his nearest rival Adam Watson in heat one, with Ciaran Collins winning heat two and James Elston taking heat three.

The three race winners all met in heat four with Pollitt winning from the outside grid from Elston and Collins.

Pollitt was in a strong position to retain the title he won last year and he duly obliged with comfortable wins in his last two races.

In the battle for the minor places, Watson beat Collins in heat nine, before lining up against Elston in the last race.

Watson held off Elston to take the race win and secure second place on the night, with Elston finishing third.

Manchester League U-16 Individual Final result Reece Pollitt (A&T) 16, Adam Watson (Sheffield) 15, James Elston (Bury) 14, Ciaran Collins (A&T) 13, Tom Whitwam (Bury) 12, Louis Turner (Bury) 9.

Astley and Tyldesley will host the under 10s British Individual Championship Finals at Gin Pit on Saturday, August 23.

The Girls Final will be sponsored by CWTS Ltd. and starts at 2pm. This will be followed by the Boys Final, sponsored by Hypnotherapy4you, starting at 3 pm.

Under 10s British Club Championship runners-up Astley and Tyldesley will have six riders competing in the finals and welcome support for the local Team Green riders.

The racing will take place at the Astley and Tyldesley Miners' Welfare Club, Meanley Road, Gin Pit, Tyldesley, M29 7DW. For further details, visit the club's website at astleycyclespeedway.org.uk A&T will also be hosting the Women's and Open British Individual Championship qualifiers at Gin Pit on Sunday, August 24, starting at 12 noon.

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