Local Moto X riders have again been keeping the Furness flag flying high on tracks around the country in recent weeks - bringing home some impressive awards.

Whilst the men and boys were doing their thing, nine-year-old Barrow schoolgirl "Willow" Price was representing Furness in the UK girls Moto X Nationals at Lydney in Gloucestershire.

Willow had been practicing her start procedure`s under the watchful eye of her dad for weeks and finally got it right, managing to achieve the holeshot (the first to the first corner) in two of her races.

Facing plenty of stiff competition against the countries best, Willow never dropped below 5th in all of her five races.

Willow managed to impress and managed to come in 6th overall. A great result.

Meanwhile, the local road racer Mike Walker was competing on his 250cc Maico Scrambler at the Westmorland clubs` Classic Scramble situated at Crooklands near Kendal.

Mike Walker too had a good day in the Twinshock open class, managing to bag himself a 6th, and a 4th before finally making it to the rostrum with a 3rd placing.

The very same weekend the Cumbria MX Club held their non championship "Battle of the Sand" meeting on the Haverigg track.

For once the weather was perfect, creating some hard fought close racing on the track.

Askam schoolboys Jamie Keith and Finley Pickering were again to the fore in their events.

Jamie Keith had a string of 2nd and 3rd placings in the Big wheel 85cc races on the MBR racing supported KTM.

Unfortunately, disaster had struck in his last race when he fell heavily sustaining a leg injury.

Prior to sustaining the injury he had got the holeshot in all of his races.

Finley Pickering had some great results too.

The schoolboy found himself winning two of his races in the 65cc classes whilst also achieving three second placings.

This led him to place him on the rostrum for 2nd overall.

In the adult classes Askams`Gavin Southward showed no ill effects from his heavy fall on the Ironworks track at Middlesborough a couple of weeks ago with three wins and two third placings in the Over 30 class races.

and I can`t forget schoolboy Luke Jewell from Gleaston who picked up his first trophy in the 65cc Events. . Well done to you all.