Neil’s a Big Deal! Pre 75’s Solo National Grasstrack Grading List!
Neil Copestake fulfilled a much busier calendar of racing in 2019, and his efforts have been repaid by his topping of the National Gradings List.
Report and Grading list by Gareth Bemister – Feature Image courtesy of Darren Nokes
Copey has been in some excellent tussles throughout the season, and has managed to claim 5 meeting victories and 11 rostrum finishes. He has been embroiled in several battles with last year’s NGL topper Dave Hammond and Chris Mackett throughout the season, but it was Tim Curnock who pipped Copestake to the post at the British Championships.
Runner-up to Copestake was Kenny Blain. The top two have seldom met throughout the season. Perhaps in 2020, we will see Blain vs Copestake a few more times?
36 competitors have found their way onto the NGL- an increase of 8.