EIGHT-year-old Ellis Selby mastered the West Meon mud in round four of the Ringwood Motocross Club’s championship series.

The Upton Junior School pupil clinched a creditable second place in the youngest Automatic 50cc Cadet class.

He was only beaten to the overall prize by club visitor Robbie Morgan at the rain-soaked Hampshire track.

Ellis, from Poole, now leads the Auto 50cc Championship with 465 points.

Another Upton Junior School pupil Mitchell Pocklington also relished the muddy conditions, claiming overall third on the day, and he is second behind Ellis on 426 points.

Parkstone whizz kid Shea Wylie had early problems on his KTM 50cc, dropping down to overall fourth in the main championship on 393 points, just 10 behind Dorchester rival Ben Holland.

In the Junior 65cc class Ellis Frampton, from Parkstone, was the quickest local boy in claiming overall fifth.

Ringwood’s Harrison Waite, contesting the Small Wheel 85 class on another KTM 85cc machine, showed courage and determination to finish fourth overall in his first ever full motocross event.

Top local rider in the Big Wheel 85s was another Ringwood schoolboy Scott Newham, who claimed overall fifth on the Suzuki 85cc.

Sixteen-year-old Hamworthy rider Louis LeMoignan-Parker, who competes on a Suzuki 250 four-stroke machine, showed his abilities once again as he prospered in the rutted and boggy circuit conditions to finish a creditable overall third and top local senior/rookie rider.

In only her second motocross event, Helice Galway, from Poole, completed all three races on her KTM 50cc to win the Best Girl Trophy of the day.

Ringwood Motocross Club’s next meeting is at Islington Farm, Tincleton, Dorchester over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend (May 6-7).

Contact Wayne Parker for any club information on 07922 174725. New members are welcome.