TRS Trial at Ioco, BC on March 18, 2018
Close finish between Alex Waltom and runner-up Sean Bird

Picture of top expert Alex Walton at the TRS Trial at Ioco, BC on March 18, 2018. Picture by Ron Walsh
Top expert Alex Walton at the TRS Trial at Ioco, BC on March 18, 2018
Photo by Ron Walsh

Report from Don Doerksen

It looked like a misty, rainy day as competitors made their way to the TRS Trial at Ioco on Mar. 18, 2018. Half of last month's trial had been cancelled because of snow that made the Expert & Advanced sections too dangerous. But any fears about a miserable, rainy day disappeared right after the riders' meeting. The rain stopped, leaving perfect trials weather and some damp ground to keep a fellow honest. The Expert class was as tight as can be, with just one point separating the winner, Alex Walton, from Sean Bird. The new Expert/Support class had a good ride with just enough challenge, with Ted McDowall leading the way. The Advanced and Senior 45 classes took quite a few points, with Cam Collie and Carl Muller coming out on top. Intermediates and the Sportsmen rode the same lines with Bob Todosychuk coming up with an amazing clean last loop to win Sportsman, and Ian Carlson handily winning Intermediate. It was nice to see five in the Junior class, which Dave Carlson won in a high-scoring event. It turned out to be a great day for a ride. The next CPTA event is the Spring Classic on April Fools' Day.

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