29 August 1994, Brafield, Bill Boarer Memorial
Report by Anne Sayell

To cut a long story short Brafield should have belonged to the Wednesbury Warrior, Simon Hiles who won the first two heats in style and should have taken the final but, and this is the but... Simon knocked the ignition switch off as he rounded the final bend and all was lost. It was a great shame after such a gallant performance all day and undoubtedly a lesson the; Warrior will not forget!

Heat one saw a runaway victory almost flag to flag with Simon swiftly reeling in the white grade to take up the running well before third distance. Steve Piggins and Neil Clarke gave chase whilst Gary Bonner, Nic Gindrod and Harry Sayell did battle behind them. Places swapped back and forth and at one time it seemed Gary Bonner would finish fourth, Harry fifth and Nic sixth but a death defying charge by the young blood changed all that and demoted Sonic to sixth on the line

Heat two saw Simon work for the lead, taking longer to overcome the blue and white graders but eventually in front again. Sonic, now paying more attention, made lighter work of the reds and was soon mingling with Piggins, Clarke and Bonner whilst Nic Grindrod paid close call in the pack. The final outcome saw Simon resist the champ who had to be content with second. Steve Piggins took third, Nobby Clarke fourth and Gary Bonner fifth.

The final for the Bill Boarer Memorial should have Simon's but as mentioned he made a mistake and paid dearly for it. He had taken the lead with a little more ease than in the previous heat and was soon under pressure, first from the blue grade, and then the reds too as they came through. In the closing stages friend Nic Grindrod put him under considerable pressure whilst Sonic Sayell waited to pounce in the hope that Nic would catch Hiles out and he would go through. In the event Nic and Sonic took a dash for the line in the light of Simon's demise and there was barely a wheel in it. Meanwhile a further battle raged between Steve Piggins, Gary Bonner and Tony Haynes with Gary Granger featuring also.

It's fast becoming a case of don't look away or you'll miss any number of overtaking moves!!

 
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Heat 1
26
11
77
27
22
1
9
25
Heat 2
26
1
11
77
27
22
33
55
Final
22
1
26
11
27
9
25
33