Coming your way this weekend…. Bewdley’s Spring Grasstrack
The first of 2 grasstracks for Bewdley MCC this year sees a whole host of classes taking to the track this Sunday 12th May…
Report by Ryan Ashcroft – Images courtesy of Andrew Fairclough Photography
The two youth class are combined making some interesting racing. Reigning British Auto Cadet Champion Ollie Binns will definitely be trying to get one over on his older rivals.
The 250s sees former British Champion Graham Thomas in action who will be hotly contested by the ever improving Ollie Stanford, not to mention Phil Thomas and Ben Worrall who fought hard over the final podium spot at Cheshire last weekend. Throw in the likes of Bridgewater’s podium man Brad Hardman and Colin How to the 15 strong line up and you’re in for a really exciting winner takes all final.
The 350s has a fierce looking line up. Consisting of Former British Champion Andy Mellish, British No.3 & 4 Mark Giles and Barry Powell, Ice Speedway Champion Wayne Broadhurst and rapid returnee Ricky Sandford. Throw in 500 front runner John Cox, the ever stylish Jamie Fenn Smith and 350 front runner Liam Ashcoft and that’s going to make for a monumental winner takes all final!
The 500cc solo class is headed by Stoke Speedway’s stalwart Tony Atkin. The men hot on his heels will be 2017’s British No. 6 Dan Winterton, and in rare outing, another former British No. 6, Phil Ashcroft will squeeze into his kevlars once again. Add to this, recent Stoke signing Aaron Butcher, (winner at Bridgewater last week) and another 10 competitors; making the 500s a class to keep an eye on.
With 16 quads lining up for the winner takes all final it could be anyone’s. Favourites for this class have to be quad legend John Elliott, Josh Tanner and Chris Wright.
Other classes to line up are the FGA/GT140s with half the field on 125cc Honda’s. With the FGA Championship kicking off at Chetton on the 18th May riders are eager to get a bit of practice in against the superior engine capacity of the GT140s.
The Uprights are certainly worth keeping an eye on. Tim Curnock will be hard at work trying to fend off attacks from returnee Darren Phillips, his son Ben, winner at Cheshire Shaun Bickley and Wayne Broadhurst aboard his 350.
Chuck in an 8 man Pre75 class, 1000cc right-hand sidecars, their left-handed cousins and a 6 outfit 500cc sidecar class and it really makes for a day not to be missed!!
Pratice starts at 11am with the first race at 1pm. Admission is £10 for Adults, OAP’s £8 and Under 12’s go free. Camping is available for £5 per person per night.
The venue is Lowe Farm, Lowe Lane, Alveley, Shrophsire, DY12 1SU
Let’s go raciiiinnnnggggggg