Saturday 29th May 2004
Astley & Tyldesley
Astley & Tyldesley hosted the 13th annual A & T. Festival meeting, sponsored by Motor Body Services of Salford, at Gin Pit on Saturday. The event attracted 56 riders, who put in a great day's racing over the three categories.
First up was the Novices event. A & T's Daniel Swales headed the qualifiers, winning all his four races, and then winning his semi-final to progress to the final. In the final, Newport's Mark Carmichael made the start, with Swales in hot pursuit. On the last lap, Swales made his challenge, but clipped Carmichael's back wheel and down he went, leaving the Welsh youngster to win the race and win the Novices category. 2nd was Bury's Leo Brindley, with A & T's John Nuttall third, and the unlucky Swales 4th.
Astley & Tyldesley Festival Novices Event
Qualifying scores: Daniel Swales (Astley & Tyldesley) 16, Mark Carmichael (Newport) 15, Lewis Riley (Tameside) 14, Leo Brindley (Bury) 14, Chris Dyson (Bury) 13, Dylan Radcliffe (Astley & Tyldesley) 12, Jennifer Carmichael (Newport) 11, John Nuttall (Astley & Tyldesley) 11, Ryan O'Shea (Bury) 10, Michael Collins (Bury) 8, Rebecca Davies (Newport) 8, Declan O'Shea (Bury) 7, Louise Carmichael (Newport) 6.
Semi-final 1 result: Swales, M.Carmichael, Riley, Dyson.
Semi-final 2 result: Brindley, Nuttall, Radcliffe, J.Carmichael.
Final result: M.Carmichael, Brindley, Nuttall, Swales.
Referee - Frank Finnigan.
24 riders contested a very competitive Intermediate event. Newport's Nicky Evans won all his four races to head the qualifiers, followed by Newport's Dale Clark and A & T's Warren Mee winning the two semi-finals. The final was re-run after a three rider collision on the 2nd lap. In the re-run, Clark led from start to finish to win the Intermediate category, with Hull's Chris Cooke taking 2nd place, ahead of Evans and Mee.
Astley & Tyldesley Festival intermediate Event
Group 'A' Qualifying scores: Dave Carmichael (Newport) 15, Dale Clark (Newport) 15, Aaron Deery (Birmingham) 13, Kieran Jones (Newport) 13, Joe Twiss (Stoke) 12, Simon Munden (Stoke) 10, Paul Bird (Sandwell) 10, Becky Heslop (Astley & Tyldesley) 8, Tom Dean (Newport) 7, Chris Davies (Newport) 6, Michael Parrish (Bury) 6, Chris Parrish (Bury) 5.
Group 'B' Qualifying scores: Nicky Evans (Newport) 16, Jeff Radcliffe (Astley & Tyldesley) 14, Warren Mee (Astley & Tyldesley) 14, Chris Cooke (Hull) 12, Rob Longworth (Astley & Tyldesley) 11, Ryan Jones (Newport) 11, Ashley Simpson (Bury) 9, Mikey Hewitson (Scotia) 7, Lucy Whitehead (Leicester) 7, Phil Millard (Birmingham) 6, Simon Benden (Newport) 5, Mark Fletcher (Birmingham) 5.
Semi-final 1 result: Clark, Evans, Carmichael, K.Jones.
Semi-final 2 result: Mee, Cooke, Deery, Radcliffe.
Final result: Clark, Cooke, Evans, Mee.
Referee - Alan Farrell.
A strong international line-up assembled for the Senior event. The qualifiers were headed by Wednesfield's Polish star, Grzegorz Pawliczek, who dropped his only point to A & T's Frank Finnigan. The two semi-finals were won by A & T's Tomasz Wlodarczyk and by Pawliczek. In the final, Pawliczek made the start, and held off the strong challenges of A & T's Przemek Binkowski to win the Senior category. Binkowski finished in 2nd place, with Wednesfield's Lee Aris 3rd and Wlodarczyk 4th.
Astley & Tyldesley Festival Senior Event
Qualifying scores: Grzegorz Pawliczek (Wednesfield) 15, Przemek Binkowski (Astley & Tyldesley) 14, Tomasz Wlodarczyk (Astley & Tyldesley) 14, Terry Norman (Stoke) 14, Lee Aris (Wednesfield) 13, Paul Dyson (Bury) 12, Frank Finnigan (Astley & Tyldesley) 12, Steven Ward (Tameside) 11, Dominic Rycharski (Coventry) 11, Ryan Jones (Newport) 10, Mark Winwood (Birmingham) 9, Neil Howarth (Bury) 9, Garry Pearce (Stoke) 8, Fred Rothwell (Bury) 8, Bob Prince (Birmingham) 7, Chris Jewkes (Wednesfield) 7, Nicky Whitehead (Leicester) 6, Steve Copping (Somersham) 5, Barry Copping (Somersham) 5, Chris Eaton (Tameside) 3.
Run-off for last semi-final place: Ward, Rycharski.
Semi-final 1 result: Wlodarczyk, Binkowski, Finnigan, Norman.
Semi-final 2 result: Pawliczek, Aris, Dyson, Rycharski. (Ward withdrew).
Final result: Pawliczek, Binkowski, Aris, Wlodarczyk.
Referee - Mike Hack.
Astley & Tyldesley Fixtures