BEN Hemingway was centre stage on Sunday at Tong where the Spen Valley Motor Cycle Club masterminded a cracking Reg Drake Yorkshire Centre Championship trial for 76 contenders.

Fourteen sections and three laps, in bright sunny weather really tested three classes.

It was basically a Hemingway show with Dan Hemingway taking a strong second place in the championship well clear of Will Tolson and Rob Loney, while his sons George and Harry ran off with the youth classes.

Harry was runner-up to Uncle Ben on the scoreline.

Richard Mellon was also fired up and worked his Vertigo through the sections for a mere six nine penalties which was 19 better than Shaun Hoyle.

Danielle Whitham left her football boots at home and fired up her Beta to claim 14th place, while little sister Gabby played out with the big boys.

It was a different story in Clubman B where 33 riders were in action.

Howard Gulley topped the class but it was a single figure count for the top 10 finishers.

Stuart Hampson was in with a shout until he dabbed the last section in parc ferme on lap one Sections eleven to thirteen tracked the stream below the road and played a light role in the final results.

The final section at the west end of Top Rocks did bite the championship runners, but not Ben Hemingway who worked the Beta fourstroke perfectly all day.

Results: Championship course: Experts: Ben Hemingway (Beta) 9, Dan Hemingway (Beta) 25, Jake Eley (Beta) 111.

Novices: Will Tolson (Beta) 54, Robert Loney (Beta) 72, Phil Howlett (TRS) 73.

Youth Class A: Harry Hemingway (Beta) 20. Clubman A: Richard Mellon (Vertigo) 6, Shaun Hoyle (Beta) 25, Andrew Jackson (Gas Gas) 28.

Youth Class B: George Hemingway (Beta) 23, Henry Stephenson (TRS) 45, Jasper Fox (Beta) 88.

Clubman B: Howard Gulley (TRS) 5, Stuart Hampson (Gas Gas) 6, Stewart Oughton (Beta) 6. Youth Class C: William Sagar (Beta) 42.

Meanwhile, Hagg Farm was again the backdrop for the Bradford Motor Club's fifth WBS Novice and Beginner's Trial.

The continuing process of getting the old established club back on track with 53 competitors converging on the wide acres of Hagg Farm, just west of the village of Embsay.

Three routes were plotted and over half the entry opted for the harder route while fourteen headed for the 50/50 class.

Only eight contended the easy class which featured four novices and four youths.

On the main course, Adam Thornton got round on two marks which was doubled up to four for Skipton's Richard Pearson.

Class B boy Mason Carter hit the headlines with a fine sixth place in the 31 class contenders.

Vernon Clarke just held onto the 50/50 from Steve Wickes and Stewart Wainwright, while Easy route winer Lewis Greenwood was under threat from Class C boy Jack Pullan.

Series sponsor Nathan Wrigglesworth and his cohorts planted the flags, while Carena Carter and Fran Tattersall did the hard work taking entries and producing results.

Results: Hard course: Novices: Adam Thornton (TRS) 2, Richard Pearson (Beta) 4, Robert Berry (Beta) 5.

Youth Class A: Ethan Chapman (Scorpa) 12, Harry Sutcliffe (Beta) 26.

Youth Class B: Mason Carter (Gas Gas) 10, Lucy Ayrton (TRS) 50.

Youth Class C: Jacob Reeday (Beta) 25, Jonnie Fannon (TRS) 88.

50/50 course: Novices: Vernon Clarke (Scorpa) 22, Steve Wickes (Sherco) 2 5, Stewart Wainwright (Montesa) 25. Youth Class C: Bradley Crabtree (Beta) 66.

Easy course: Novices: Lewis Greenwood (Gas Gas) 32, Jack Wilson (Gas Gas) 35, Stuart Lambert (BSA) 73. Youth Class A: Oliver Winstanley (Oset) 136.

Youth Class C: Jack Pullan (Beta) 35, Harry Radcliffe (Beta) 50, Will Slater (Oset) 69.