For 49 long years the famed Mablethorpe sands just 6 miles along the coast from Skegness has been the venue for a solid bunch of weather hardy Dirtbike enthusiasts that battle the elements to drift all manor of Dirt and Road going machines around the 600 odd metres oval circuit.
Feature video by Unionmag.co.uk – Images courtesy of Dave Stewart Photography
But like many Off Road events it has fallen on harder times and the number’s have dwindled so they are calling on the Off road community to come out and support these historic event’s so it can continue for another 50 years and beyond.
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Ahead of the 2017 Superprestigio that will be held on December 16 in Barcelona the DTRA asked the UK riders from their club who had qualified for their thoughts and feelings about the upcoming race. The indoor dirt event which is held on a 220m oval in front of huge crowds brings together some of the biggest names in motorcycle racing.
We have four Brits from the DTRA riding in the Open class – Oliver Brindley, Toby Hales, Richard Mason and Tom Neave – and all are looking forward to performing well at this year’s event. The aim is to reach the Open class final which than gives them the opportunity to race their [...]
Edward Kennett proved he’d lost none of his class taking the honours at Round 2 of the Pitbike Speedway Championships with an unbeaten maximum at the Iwade Speedway circuit on Sunday.
Images Courtesy Graham Marsh & Bob Ruffle
Kennett lined up in the A Final with 2 others on maximum points, Rob Mear and debut rider Adam Shipp. The maximum men opted to start the final on the back row which left them all with a daunting challenge, however Kennett came through and hit the front on lap 5 of the final from joint championship leader Brandon Freemantle Bfr who finished 2nd. Charley Powell again coming from the C final completed the top 3. Ship made it home 4th but Mear’s [...]
The first round of the 2017/2018 Pitbike Speedway championships took place at it’s spiritual home at the Iwade Speedway track in Kent.
Images courtesy of Garry Shorter
Professional speedway rider Rob Mear, although the bookies favourite to take the honours, bailed with a chain failure in the crunch A Final. Mear (14 pts) selected the outside gate 5 for the final after being out qualified by fast gating Brandon Freemantle Bfr (15) and organiser Godden (14). His chances came to grinding halt in turn one when his machine stopped. Godden proceeded to win the final after a sharp start followed by Freemantle with first timer Alfie Bowtell in 3rd. Charley Powell at one [...]