Grasstrack aces return for exciting Midshires event at Lower Fosse Farm - The Leamington Observer

Grasstrack aces return for exciting Midshires event at Lower Fosse Farm

Leamington Editorial 5th Jul, 2018   0

THE POPULAR Master of Midshires Grasstrack event returns to Warwickshire on Sunday when an action-packed day of racing is in prospect.

Midshires Grasstrack Club will hold its premier competition at the stunning new venue of Lower Fosse Farm, Fosse Way, near Leamington.

This is a great family day out featuring nearly 40 races. A superb line-up of 500cc grass and speedway riders from the UK and beyond including reigning British and European champion James Shanes, Andrew Appleton, Steve Boxall, Dutchman Theo Pijper and ‘The Costwold Express’ Tim Nobes will all be in action.

Evesham-based Richard Lawson, French star Jerome Lespinasse and New Zealander Bradley Wilson–Dean will also star as five different classes – 250cc, 350cc, 500cc solos, 500cc sidecars and the awesome 1,000cc sidecars – excite spectators.

Current Master of Midshires title holders Mark Cossar and Carl Blyth (number 37, pictured) and ex-British champion drivers Rob Wilson, Colin Blackbourn (number 25, pictured), Rob Bradley and Rod Winterburn are revving up for action.

Eighteen sidecars will compete over nine heats and a B and A final, whilst Chris Johnson, Henry Atkins, David Knowles, Charlie Brookes and Neil Taylor will be among the favourites in a very strong 250cc class.

Andy Mellish, Mark Taylor, Tom Perry, Mark Giles, Richard Guest and Worcestershire’s Tom Davies stand out in a field of quality 350s.

Track-side parking and camping is available as well as hot and cold food, bar and public toilets. Entry is £15 for adults, £12 for concessions and youngsters under 16 are admitted free.

Practice starts at 11am and the first race is 1pm.

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