The Northern Off Road Club Cross Country Championship made its annual pilgrimage to Manby in Lincolnshire for the August bank holiday weekend, writes Gavin Lodge. Current series leader, Ashley Short, was quickest on Saturday’s opening run, only to be overtaken by Andy West and Martin Hey over the next couple of laps. A roll on run three put Short on the backfoot, having to play catch-up for the rest of the event.
Hay also rolled in the slippery conditions of Sunday’s opening lap. As the track dried out West looked to have it won, only to be sidelined with a broken trackrod end on the penultimate run, handing Short his second win of the year. Garry Reed occupied second spot and Tim Sagar finished third.