Introducing our new Feature Grasstrack Racer James Shanes
As we power headlong into year three of Dirt Hub’s existence, we are working with more feature racers for 2019, with one of the latest being British Grasstrack, Longtrack and Speedway racer James Shanes.
Feature image courtesy of Darren Nokes
James hails from Dirt Hub’s home county of Dorset, and out of all of our Feature Racer’s there is no doubting he racks up the most amount of miles as he races over 100 meetings a year all over Europe.
We look forward to following his progress and adventures throughout the season….
here is more about him..
Occupation: British Speedway, Grasstrack and European Longtrack rider
What type of Offroad do you race? Grasstrack, Longtrack and Speedway
Your machine? Grasstrack/Longtrack: RTS Tornado JAWA
Speedway: JHR Tornado JAWA
What’s your biggest racing achievement to date? 3x British Masters Champion, 2x European Champion and Silver medalist with Team GB in the World Longtrack Team Cup
What are your future goals? Become a permanent top flight speedway rider and win a World title
Where are you racing this season? Birmingham and Swindon in speedway and all over Europe on Grasstrack
Who is your biggest racing idol? Simon Wigg
Who is your biggest on track rival? Martin Smolinski
What’s your pre race routine? Gloves on, Helmet, 3 deep breaths then Goggles, fist pump mechanic then go
Any superstitions? Too many to list hahaha…. but biggest is have to race in smiley underwear
Who has been your biggest inspiration? My dad
Is there anyone you like to thank for their support? My Mum ( Sam) and Dad (Jon) both my sisters (Emma and Jo) and soon to be wife (Lauren) and all my sponsors and amazing fans
Where can we follow you? I’m on everything follow us at smiley-racing
Or my website Www.smiley-racing.com