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Half Mile Heaven! DTRA Nationals Rounds 3 & 4 – Preview

Half Mile Heaven! DTRA Nationals Rounds 3 & 4 – Preview

This weekend it’s Rounds 3 & 4 of the DTRA Flat Track Nationals championship in partnership with Indian Motorcycle, which will be taking place at Amman Valley Trotting Club in Ammanford, Wales on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July 2021.

Feature Image courtesy of Paul France

As usual, they will be running two rounds in one weekend on the fantastic half-mile track in the South Wales valleys, so get ready for an intensive weekend of racing.

All adult classes, with the exception of Hooligan and Electric will be racing on both days.

This race meeting will be open to spectators and is Free. All attendees are required to wear face masks at all times within the arena, car park and camping areas, and also ‘Check In’ on the NHS COVID-19 app upon arrival. Please also familiarise yourself with, and be mindful of the current Welsh Government COVID-19 restrictions.

About the course at Amman Valley

Normally used as a horse trotting track, Amman Valley is, at half a mile, the largest track that we race on in the DTRA championship. The track is made of deep, coarse and absorbent dirt with a gravel-like texture, with corners that are wide and long and offer plenty of opportunities for overtaking.

The address for the track is Amman Valley Trotting Club, Morriston Place, Ammanford, SA18 1UT

Running order and racing times

So what can you all look forward to over the weekend? Here’s the schedule as it currently stands:

SATURDAY:

11:00 – PRACTICE FOR ALL CLASSES

RACING FOLLOWS PRACTICE

SUNDAY:

10.30: PRACTICE FOR ALL CLASSES

RACING FOLLOWS PRACTICE

Daily running order and times are subject to change

Track facilities for riders and spectators

Having been re-developed within the last few years, Amman Valley Trotting Club has good facilities for riders and spectators. Camping is available for competitors on both Friday and Saturday nights, with a £5 donation per night to the Trotting Club.

Bearing in mind that some other facilities may be restricted, or unavailable over the weekend due to COVID-19 safety protocols, here’s what you can expect to find at the track:

Well-maintained, separate male and female toilets

Changing facilities – no showers on site, sorry

Loads of trackside space for parking and camping

Nearby amenities to Amman Valley Trotting Club

The Trotting Club has excellent catering facilities and buying your refreshments from them over the weekend helps to support the club and ensures that they welcome us back. Given the current situation, please be considerate of the safety of those who are running the amenities both on-site and locally, and use them respectfully.

Keep up to date with everything throughout the weekend via https://www.facebook.com/DirtTrackRidersAssociationUK/