The Stars of Grass and Field! GW Racing Grasstrack mark 3 – Race Report and Results
Yet another leap forward for one of Grasstrack’s hottest young stars came to the fore at Iken on Sunday as George Wilby’s Grasstrack club hosted racing at the Suffolk venue for the first time this season.
Report and Result Images by Gareth Bemister – Action Images courtesy of Mick Jenness Photography
Having already ran two successful, if slightly damp events at the club’s other venue at Gosbeck, the organisers revelled in much more favourable weather for Saturday’s event. And it was a first win in the 500cc class for GWR regular Charlie Brooks.
The youngster has of course been competing on a 500cc machine on speedway for some time, but Saturday was his first foray in the larger class on the grass. Fresh from his superb, hard fought 3rd place at the British Championships a week before, Brooks quickly got on terms with the extra power, and overcame 2018 National Gradings List Champion Arran Butcher on his way to his first win in the class. This could be the beginning of the latest star to the sport.
Another young star who performed brilliantly at the British Championships last week also strayed away from the 250cc class. Jake Mulford took to the budget GT140 class for the afternoon, and duly delivered a fantastic display of his talent, beating Karl Rushen to the victory.
The 250cc class without these two competitors allowed other stars of the future to emerge. Chris Mackie, who is in his first year of adult racing, took his first meeting win. He overcame Karl Bedingfield and Danny Curl to take his victory.
A win in the Upright class for Arnie Fenner, and another Youth Auto Cadet win for Archie Rolph, topped off a fine day for Eastern Centre racers in their own back yard.
Greatly improved Austin Riches kept the winning coming for the Eastern Centre by beating Channel Islander Thomas Vining for the Juniors win. Vinny Smith and Kenzie Cossey tussled over the Inters class, but Smith won all four heats convincingly. Cooper Rushen was the sole Cadet, but he still showed off his skill on his machine and looked very quick.
It was another great little meeting held by GWR club. They are set to go again on 28th September, back at the Gosbeck venue.