ADAM WOODS enjoyed his best result of the season at Round 3/4 of the Dirt Track Riders Association (DTRA) Championship which took place at the Greenfield Dirt Track Oval, seven miles inland from the Lincolnshire coast.

Cirencester racer Woods qualified in last place for the 12-strong final race-off in round four and, after avoiding a melee in the eight-lap race, he came home ninth.

"Bringing it home in ninth and getting my first championship points this year felt amazing," said Adam. "The track was so much fun and I achieved my target."

It could have been even better but he had a fall in the opening race of round three and was always playing catch-up trying to get into that final.

"In heat one my ambition outweighed my talent," he said. "I was bidding for a tight line at a corner but I made contact with the rider in front and came down – my first DNF of the season and a lesson learnt.

"Heat two was uneventful apart from picking up three places when a trio of riders raced high and wide into turn three on the third lap and I was able to slip through and maintain sixth position to the finish.

"From the middle of the front row in heat three I pushed too hard on an overtaking manoeuvre on the penultimate lap and lost three places to again finish sixth.

"That left me 21st position out of 33 entrants on 14 points.

"In heat one of round four I stalled on the line and just used the race as practice.

"I wasted a position from the middle of the front row in heat two with a hesitant start which dropped me back into the middle of the pack. I kept on steadily to finish fifth.

"I needed at least a top three finish in the final heat to be in with a shout of qualification for the main and I nailed a good start. Then I capitalised on a rider error and found myself in second to bring home 12 heat points."

Next up for Adam is 'Dirtquake' on Friday, July 7, the official DTRA meeting at Kings Lynn, Norfolk.