Revving up for holiday action at Darley Moor

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ROUND three of the Darley Moor Motorcycle Road Race Championship takes place on Monday May 7.

In addition to the usual trophies on offer, the first half of a special ‘championship’ in memory of young Darley Moor racer Curtis Milner, who began his racing career at Darley but sadly died in a road accident in 2003, will be fought in the second Formula 600 race.

The Curtis Milner Trophy, along with the £500 prize fund, is normally decided in the afternoon’s Formula 600 races over the Easter and May Day Bank Holiday meetings, but unfortunately due to the adverse conditions that tested everybody the Easter meeting was cut short. This year it will be the May Day meeting and Round Four, due to be held on Sunday June 24.

In addition to the Formula 600 races there will be the usual mix of two, three and four-wheel action with the solos, sidecars and regular guests, the Long Circuit Kart Club all with plenty of local racers to support.

Camping and caravanning is available over the weekend, from Friday afternoon through to 10am Tuesday morning, for just £5 per night.

Practice starts at 10am, with the first of 19 races due to start at approximately 11.30am.

Admission is £11 for adults, £6 for senior citizens and free for kids under-16. Parking and paddock transfer is free.

Championship standings (after two rounds)

Peak Cup: 1st, Jim Hodson, 36pts; 2nd, Phil Gibbon, 17pts; 3rd, Lee Vernon, 12pts. Open Solos: 1st, Jim Hodson, 24pts; 2nd, Lee Vernon, 21pts; 3rd, Jamie Pearson 9pts. Open Sidecars: 1st, Anthony Eades/Iain Greensmith, 27pts; 2nd, Kenny Howles/Marc Maier, 6pts; 3rd, Keith Walters/Alun Thomas, 6pts. Lightweight: 1st, Rob Hodson & Adam Hoare, 18pts; 3rd, Matthew Burrows, 14pts. GP125: 1st, Ricky Tarren, 33pts; 2nd, Lee Shallcross, 25pts; 3rd, Lewis Bramwell, 18pts. Formula 600: 1st, Jim Hodson, 24pts; 2nd, Phil Gibbon, 16pts; 3rd, Richard Wardle, 9pts. Formula Darley : 1st, Gary Dangerfield, 19pts; 2nd, Rob Hodson, 12pts; 3rd, Phil Johnson, 9pts. Formula 125: 1st, Keenan Armstrong, 24pts; 2nd, David Carson, 21pts; 3rd, William Green, 16pts. Formula 600 Sidecars: 1st, Glyn Jones/Richard Murphy, 15pts; 2nd, Mike Cookson/Chris Hibberd, 13pts; 3rd, John Shipley/Stephen Cunliffe, 11pts. Steel Framed 600: 1st, Dean Ephgrave, 30pts; 2nd, Alex Gallemore, 21pts; 3rd, Steve Price, 15pts. Pre-Injection 600: 1st, Anthony Porter, 21pts; 2nd, Steve Poulson, 18pts; 3rd, Martin Davis, 15pts. Mini Sound of Thunder: 1st, Ben Crowe, 21pts; 2nd, Gary Dangerfield, 16pts; 3rd, Chris Spink, 9pts.Sound of Thunder: 1st, Steven Hill & Martyn Green, 18pts; 3rd, Mark Tompkinson 14pts, Pre 98’s (up to 500cc): 1st, Wez Pearce & Robert Garmory, 13pts; 3rd, Toby Worthington, 10pts.Pre 98’s (up to 1300cc): 1st, Ian Morgan, 21pts; 2nd, Alex Gallemore, 17pts; 3rd, Ken Davis, 9pts.