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Exciting times ahead for UK Dirt Track – 2018 Schedule!
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Exciting times ahead for UK Dirt Track – 2018 Schedule!

by adminJanuary 5, 2018

The sport of Dirt Track has been growing rapidly in the last couple of years and the guys at the Dirt Track Riders Association have plans to continue that growth with some exciting plans for 2018 and beyond.  We for sure are looking forward to following the series again and we reckon it’s going to be a corker.

DTRA’s Anthony Brown tells us more about what they have in store “2018 is set to be a really exciting year for UK Dirt Track racing and we have been working hard to put together an excellent 2018 UK series with some new twists.

Not everything is ready to go just yet but lots of people are asking about 2018 dates and the schedule.

One big change for 2018 is we will be phasing out the use of Maxxis as a control tyre in favour of Dunlop. Dunlop will be our new control tyre for 2018. Our riders will have a chance to use up old Maxxis tyres during rounds 1 and 2 of the 2018 schedule but by round 3 only Dunlop tyres will be allowed in our adult classes. We are really excited to have Dunlop tyres on board with the DTRA for 2018 and we will give you some more information about this in the coming days.

Another change is that some of our 2018 rounds will feature a new format where Pro and Intermediate riders (the restricted class will now be known as Intermediate ‘inters’) will qualify into a 36 rider main event that will be run in a new format. This won’t happen at every round but we will try to use this format as much as possible.”

2018 Provisional Dates.

ROUND ONE: (INCLUDING DTRA HOOLIGANS ROUND ONE)
7/8 APRIL ADRIAN FLUX ARENA KINGS LYNN
SATURDAY (HOOLIGAN, PRO & ADULT INTER)
SUNDAY (ALL OTHER CLASSES)

5/6 MAY SPEEDWAY LELYSTAD, THE NETHERLANDS (HOOLIGAN ONLY ROUND 2)

ROUND TWO: (INCLUDING DTRA HOOLIGANS ROUND THREE & FOUR)
19/20 MAY MCN FESTIVAL OF MOTORCYCLING, PETERBOROUGH SHOWGROUND
SATURDAY ROOKIES AND ADULT INTERS (HOOLIGAN AND PRO SPLIT INTO 2 DAILY SHOWS)
SUNDAY (ALL OTHER CLASSES)

ROUND THREE:
9/10 JUNE REDCAR SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY (PRO, ADULT INTER & VINTAGE)
SUNDAY (ALL OTHER CLASSES)

ROUND FOUR:
7/8 JULY GREENFIELD DIRTTRACK TT
SATURDAY (PRO, ADULT INTER & THUNDERBIKE)
SUNDAY (ALL OTHER CLASSES)

ROUND FIVE:
11 AUG AMMAN VALLEY TROTTING CLUB

ROUND SIX:
12 AUG AMMAN VALLEY TROTTING CLUB

TBA DTRA HOOLIGAN’S ROUND 5

ROUND SEVEN:
15/16 SEPT GREENFIELD DIRTTRACK OVAL

For more information on the DTRA visit their website https://www.dirttrackriders.co.uk/ or give their facebook page a like.. https://www.facebook.com/DirtTrackRidersAssociationUK/

Feature image courtesy of Ian Osbourne