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Let the Flattrack Nationals commence! DTRA Nationals & Hooligans Round 1 – Race Preview and Event info
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Let the Flattrack Nationals commence! DTRA Nationals & Hooligans Round 1 – Race Preview and Event info

by adminApril 5, 2019

The DTRA 2019 season kicks off on the weekend of April 13th and 14th, with Round 1 of our Nationals and Hooligans championships at the Adrian Flux Arena, King’s Lynn. It’s become something of a tradition to hold the season opener at this track as it’s a firm favourite among our veteran riders, which really sets the tone for another great season of racing.

Images courtesy of Ian Osbourne

Whether you’re joining us for your first-ever races, returning for another year or just want to come along and spectate (for free), here’s everything you need to know.

Signing up to race in the Nationals and Hooligans Round 1

First things first, if you want to race in this round (and have already joined the DTRA), you MUST sign up – and pay – in advance for each class you wish to race in.

Sign up for the Nationals and Hooligans Round 1 here.

Race entries close at midnight on Friday 5th April. If you need to be reminded of how entry fees work, take a look at our 2019 Entry Pack and Class Regulations.

About the track at Adrian Flux Arena

The track at the Adrian Flux Arena is longer than the average UK short track, and has a consistent surface when it’s kept well-prepped by the team, although the shale surface does tend to groove up after a few heats. It’s floodlit which makes for some awesome night-time racing, but we won’t be running races too late into the evening this year.

Running order and racing times

The weekend of Round 1 will play out as follows…

SATURDAY 13TH APRIL – PRO, ADULT INTER, HOOLIGANS:

14:00 – Scrutineering and sign on

15:00 – Riders briefing

15:30 – Practice and qualifying races for Pro and Adult Inter (including practice for Hooligans)

18:00-20:00 – Main event for Pro, Adult Inter and Hooligans

20:00 – Podiums and presentations

SUNDAY 14TH APRIL – ALL OTHER CLASSES (YOUTH, MINIBIKE, ROOKIE, VINTAGE, THUNDERBIKE):

08:30 – Scrutineering and sign on

10:00 – Riders briefing

10:30-11:40 – Practice for all classes

12:00-16:30 – Racing for all classes

16:30 – Podiums and presentations

Track facilities for riders and spectators

The Adrian Flux Arena has exceptional facilities for all types of guests. Here’s what you’ll find at this track.

A huge trackside car park, which is camping-friendly and secured at night

Ample sized, covered pits

Indoor and outdoor bars

Food outlets, including a seated cafe

Several well-maintained male and female showers and toilets

Grandstands around most of the track for spectators, and a disabled viewing area

Nearby amenities to the Adrian Flux Arena
While there isn’t much in the immediate area around the track, there are hotels, supermarkets and restaurants (mainly fast food) situated within a few miles. Below are some nearby places that you might find useful – it’s worth mentioning that the track is only about five minutes’ drive from King’s Lynn town centre too.

Hotels:

Travelodge King’s Lynn – three minutes’ drive away

Kellard House, Hardwick Rd, King’s Lynn PE30 5DG

Premier Inn King’s Lynn – five minutes’ drive away

12 Clenchwarton Rd, King’s Lynn PE34 3LW

Dragonfly Hotel King’s Lynn – two miles away

Beveridge Way, Hardwick Narrow, King’s Lynn PE30 4NB

Shops and supermarkets:

Bisla Premier Convenience Store – three minutes’ drive away

169 Saddlebow Rd, King’s Lynn PE30 5BN

Sainsbury’s – two miles away

Hardwick Industrial Estate, Scania Way, King’s Lynn PE30 4LR

Restaurants:

Dobbies Garden Centre (they do cracking breakfasts) – five minutes’ drive away

Campbell’s Meadow, Hardwick Rd, King’s Lynn PE30 4WQ

The Winch Pub & Restaurant – two miles away

70 Main Rd, King’s Lynn PE33 0LY

McDonald’s, KFC, Frankie & Benny’s and Costa – two miles away

Hardwick Industrial Estate, Scania Way, King’s Lynn PE30 4LR

Fuel station:

Esso – two miles away

West Winch Village Stores, 212 Main Rd, West Winch, King’s Lynn PE33 0NB

Weather

We can’t guarantee the weather, but it’s good to know what the weekend has in store for us. Keep an eye on the King’s Lynn weather forecast below so you know what gear to pack.

In case you’re wondering, we only ever call off races if the weather forecast is exceptionally poor. We appreciate that many of our riders have long distances to travel to races, so if a race needs to be called off, we always aim to make the announcement in plenty of time beforehand, and attempt to schedule a rain date after the end of the season.

So that should (hopefully) be everything that you need to know about Round 1 of the Nationals and Hooligans championships. If you have any further questions, PLEASE check the information on the Nationals page of the DTRA website first to see whether your query is answered there – otherwise, please just drop them an email at info@dirttrackriders.co.uk, or message them on Facebook and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.

Don’t forget to follow them on Instagram too, and of course keep checking this blog for photos, videos and updates throughout the racing season.

To all riders and spectators, travel safe, and see you at the races for the start of what will surely be another awesome year.