Sussex sidecar racer shine in the mud

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CONDITIONS were difficult as the exciting world of Sidecar Motocross came to Rusper on Sunday.

A wet and mud splattered track met the riders competing in the SEMX Championship, The Frank Mundy Trophies and The British Clubman Sidecar Championship - and three Sussex-based competitors shone.

Chris Pannell, from Northchapel, picked up an overall win for his first, second and fifth place finishes with Paul Pelling, while younger brother Jon was 12th overall in the The Clubman series, and Steve Pannell alongside Jo Reynolds, who has family in Billingshurst and Kirdford, remain in 17th place in The Clubman series after a precious points finish in the final race, despite gettng stuck in a rut.