Ben Baker stole the win right from under the nose of Bernard Kerr in dramatic battle in the final of the DMR Pump Track Challenge.
Ben Baker put together a super fast lap to stop the clock on 16.2
The riders turned in big numbers for the race at Bristol whilst a good crowd of spectators watched during the day with the very popular Lezyne exploder going off between the heats.
The format for racing was straight knock out and after a seeding run it was quarter and semi- finals and then the top five riders from the rippers, open, girls and pro made it to the finals.
The pro race was stacked with riders trying to win the £400 prize money, after the heats it came down the final five with Bernard Kerr setting the fastest times he was looking like a safe bet to repeat the win he took at Leamington Spa in April.
The format for the pros was a rolling start from a one lap warm up that lead straight into the timed lap, James Wilson was first go in the final with having beaten quite a few big names to get his place but it all went wrong crashing over the bars in the second corner.
Olly Wilkins is a master of the pump track with so much style, he went fastest with 19:3. Lewis Lacey was giving pump track racing ago after his recent win in the Cobble Wobble, he can pump and manual like the best of them but with a super fast 17:2 was looking good enough to win.
Next up was Ben Baker who put together a super fast lap and stopped the clock on 16.2, leaving Bernard Kerr who despite putting in a super smooth could only stop the clock on 16.5 leaving Baker with his first win.