MOTOCROSS ace John Adamson blazed a triumphant trail when he returned to action for his latest competitive outing.
Adamson raced his powerful AAA Motorcycles motocross bike in the third round of the Scottish MX2 championships at Lochgilphead.
Houston daredevil Adamson had to compete on his 125cc two-stroke bike as his four-stroke 250cc machine had expired the weekend before.
In spite of his power disadvantage, Adamson went out in timed practice with all guns blazing to record the fourth-fastest time.
When the gate dropped for the start of the first race, the 16-year-old roared from the start line, coming out of the first corner in second place – but this only lasted until a tumble brought him crashing back down to earth.
After getting back on the bike, he stormed through the pack for a commendable third place finish.
Following the first race a few adjustments were made to Adamson’s suspension, and with the bike working much better he spent the whole of the second race pressing English invader Fraser Wakeford, for the lead.
But try as he might, Adamson could not get close enough to attempt a pass and so had to settle for second.
A few more adjustments were made before the start of the third race but his spanner work had a detrimental effect, and left him with a bike that wasn’t handling at all well.
This resulted in Adamson being unable to challenge the leaders and he had to settle for third.
However, his points tally for the day netted him an overall second place and he now sits in second place in the MX2 championship only four points adrift of Wakeford.
Adamson’s dad and mechanic Neil, who prepares John’s bikes at his shop, AAA Motorcycles, on Abercorn Street, Paisley, said: “John will be getting some new bikes shortly so, hopefully, he will be able to mount a real challenge at the next round.”