Here’s the latest from our feature Grasstrack Racer James Hartley and everyone at Dirt Hub would like to congratulate him and his partner on the birth of their Daughter.
“It’s now been 2 months since the birth of my daughter, and after taking some time away from racing to spend with the family, I’ve raced twice in two weeks and we are back out again this Sunday (30th July) for the British clubmans championship. After some deliberation and one thing after another, we are in the meeting, and looking forward to getting on the bike as ever.
I rode at the Master of Midshires meeting at the start of the month, and it didn’t [...]
Here’s an season so far update from our Feature Solo Grasstrack Racer James Hartley.
We’ve completed the opening two meetings of the year, firstly at Bewdley, and then most recently at the British under 21 final. Both meetings didn’t go exactly as planned, at Bewdley I rode steadily all day, picking up a 2nd, 3rd and a fall in the heats, making the final as 6th qualifier. In the final I made a poor start, lifting violently out of the gate, and left myself with a lot of work to do, I made my way into 3rd rounding the first bend, only to suffer with mechanical failure forcing me to retire.
Then onto the under 21’s. I knew it was going to be a tough [...]
Our feature racer for Solo Grasstrack racing is James Hartley, so here is his profile!
Name: James Hartley
Location: Brighouse, West Yorkshire Sponsors: Fro Systems, Putoline Oil, FRP Speedway, Zite goggles Uk, Appleton Racing Components, JAA Tuning, R Steward mastic
I got into Grasstrack through my dad, who has been racing for over 30 years now, and he’s still going at 58!! I started racing in 2011, after wearing my Dad down for the past four years or so. I had a pretty slow start to my career, competing in novice events for two years. I then decided to take it seriously in 2013, and it’s been an upward progression ever since. I won my [...]