2018 Youth 85/150 Championship
|Round 1||March 31||Mid Cheshire @ Norley|
|Round 2||April 21||Teme Valley @ Boraston|
|Round 3||May 5||@ Warmingham Lane|
|Round 4||May 19||Mid Wilts @ Bushton|
|Round 5||June 2||@ FatCats|
|Round 6||June 16||Cannock @ Lower Drayton|
|Round 7||July 7||North Area @ Hawkstone|
|Round 8||July 28||Faringdon @ Culham|
|Round 9||August 11||Cheltenham @ Brookthorpe|
|Round 10||September 1||Wrekin @ Long Lane|
New for 2018 there’s an AMCA Youth Championship for 85cc/150cc mounted riders who will be competing at every main round. At Norley, a superb 22 riders came to the start line ready for action.
Just like the opening event at Norley, Brookes on the Nationwide Signs KTM led home Charlie Palmer (LDR TMC Kawasaki) and Matt Tolley (Tolly Jewells KTM) in all three motos.
Just what can you say about Youth 85/150 Championship leader Joseph Brookes on his Nationwide Signs KTM? Once again Brookes bagged maximum points at Lower Drayton and is yet to suffer defeat in the series.
After three rounds, Joseph Brookes has been victorious in every Youth class moto. On Sunday though, Charlie Palmer on the LDR TMC Kawasaki was in a very determined mood to try and break that sequence, holeshotting races one and two and leading the way before the incredible Brookes got through.
At Culham, Youth series leader Joseph Brookes faced a new challenge in the form of Team Green Kawasaki ace Ben Mustoe who was having a wildcard ride.
Having gallantly chased home Joseph Brookes in all of this seasons Youth Class encounters, Charlie Palmer finally got some reward on Sunday.
Mathematically the tightest conclusion to any of the AMCA title races looked to be in the new Youth 85cc/150cc contest. Travelling to Long Lane, just 28 points separated Joseph Brookes (Nationwide Signs KTM) and Charlie Palmer (LDR TMC Kawasaki).