Big boys head to the Midshires! Master of Midshires Grasstrack – Preview
On Sunday July 8th Midshires Grasstrack Club will again hold their ever popular annual MASTER OF MIDSHIRES event at their stunning new venue, Lower Fosse Farm, Fosse-way near Leamington Spa, CV31 1XJ .
Report and Images courtesy by Mark Mitchell
This is a great family day out with nearly 40 races taking place. A superb top class line up of 500cc riders from the U.K. and the continent including The Reigning British and European Champion James Shanes, plus Andrew Appleton, Steve Boxall, Theo Pijper, Tim Nobes ( Number 2 ) Richard Lawson, Jerome Lespinasse, Bradley Wilson–Dean, Lee Smart, Charley Powell, Scott Campos, David Howe, and Adam Ellis.
5 different classes are taking part, 250cc, 350cc, 500cc solo’s, 500cc sidecars, plus the awesome 1,000cc Sidecars which include the current Master of Midshires title holders local speed aces Mark Cossar and Carl Blyth (Number 37 pictured ), and ex British Champion drivers Colin Blackbourn (number 25) , Rob Bradley, Rod Winterburn. Also on the line will be Gaz Winrterburn, Paul Whitelam, Will Offen ( number 80) Rob Wilson, Gary Shearer, Neal Owen, and other local drivers Matt Fumarola, Tom Cossar and Peter Lloyd will no doubt be battling hard. 18 Sidecars in total are competing over 9 heats and a B & A Final.
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, and Mark Giles stand out in a field of 12 350’s. Trackside parking is available, and there is hot & cold food, a Public Bar and toilets on site. Entry is just £15 for adults, £12 for concessions and kids 16 and under are in for Free ! Free camping is available on site from Friday 6th July. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times. Practice starts at 11am with the first race due off at 1pm, with a finish time of about 5pm.
Visit midshiresgrasstrack.com for further info and past galleries, or call 07526 077277.