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The return of the champs! Formula Grasstrack Championships Round 8 – Preview

The return of the champs! Formula Grasstrack Championships Round 8 – Preview


by adminSeptember 11, 2019

Former Champions Eli Meadows & Phil Thomas return to FGA action this weekend as Minsterley Motor Club Host Round 8 of the 2019 championship at their new venue next to Shawbury Motocross.

Report by Ross Wharton – Images courtesy of Linda Mulvey

Meadows, who has concentrated on the intermediate youth category in 2019 returns to the Junior class in FGA in which he clinched the title in 2018. The Junior class has strengthened in numbers this year as Meadows will be joined by 6 others. Sam Hall will hope to continue his late season challenge to take the title from Billy Budd who is currently one point ahead. Fast gating Jake Breeze make his home club debut and will be aiming to go away with maximum championship points. Gino Casale, Ryan Bow and Oliver Childe will also line up at the tapes in what will be a hard-fought day of racing.

Ethan And William Childe return to the FGA Cub class after missing the last two rounds. They will be looking to mount a challenge on the super-fast Ollie Binns who looks to be unbeatable this season. Current championship leader Joe Crewe has been consistently scoring all season currently sits in 2nd place joint with Harry Fletcher if a worst score is dropped.

Phil Thomas Lines up at the FGA tapes to try and win his Dad, Tom’s Memorial trophy. The Tom Thomas Memorial trophies will be for the winners on the A finals across all classes. Thomas will have to work hard to take victory as 350cc front runner Wayne Broadhurst makes his return to Grasstrack Action after being out with injuries since his crash at Bewdley in May. Alongside these returnees we have 2019 championship contenders Martin Adams, Glyn Stanton, Liam Ashcroft and Steve Mace who all feature in a 30 rider Senior line up. Marcus Crutchington & Mark Furley are both in contention for a top 6 championship finish after a consistent season and Crewe’s Dave Binns returns to action after missing the last two rounds.

Riders will have the added incentive to top the score charts on the day with the Junior top scorer taking home the John Broadhurst Shield and Senior top scorer taking home the Geoff Adams Trophy.

Practise begins at 12.30pm with the First Race set to get away at 1.30pm. Signposted off the A53 Between Shrewsbury and Shawbury. Post code SY4 4EA

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