Oliver Brindley Fundraiser Endurance Flat Track Race – Report
Last Saturday the DTRA and Champions Flat Track School teamed up to do a fundraising race for our friend Oliver Brindley, he had a bad crash while racing in the American Flat Track series but events like this are really helping him and the Brindley family.
Report by Max Inman – Images courtesy of Braking Point Images
The race was a two hour, indoor endurance TT race. There were eight teams of four people, over the two hours every rider had to race 30 minutes overall, 15 minutes in the first hour and another 15 minutes in the next hour. Each team had to have a minimum of one rookie and a maximum of one pro.
This TT track was on the Champions Flat Track oval but instead of doing a normal oval race Peter Boast, the owner of Champions Flat Track, put some barriers out, so there were two tight left-handers, one big left sweeper and a right turn.
The two-hour race started with a Le Mans-style run to the bikes then every 15 minutes the riders swapped, staying on the same bike. It was an intense two hours.
Everyone involved had great fun, it was great seeing people cheering on their team, some who had never met each other, and some that race with each other every race they attend. In first place was Team Silver, the pro rider for them was Tim Neave, a BSB racer who grew up on flat track scene, 2nd place, 7 laps behind, was OBR 24, team name representing Ollie Brindley. OBR 24’s pro rider was Jack Bell, the two intermediates were Max Inman and George Sturgess and the rookie was Jake Campbell. The team in 3rd place was Wrecking Ball, they were 14 laps behind. This team consisted of Jason Burril, Tom Busfield, Kier Armstrong and Danny Williams.
We hope to do more Fundraise for Ollie and the Brindley family. If you want to donate or buy merchandise you can contact-
Lucy Brindley- @ourluce
Nigel Turton- @nigel.turton
Ross Herrod- @rossherrod
Andrew Murphy- @holdon.32
Anything will be much appreciated to help our friend.