CHAMPIONS TRAINING SCHOOL - BOOK NOW BEFORE SUMMER BREAK
If you were considering a day's training with Steve Plater, Ben Wilson or Pete Boast, the arena is closing for building work shortly and may not be able to offer further dates for a while, so get in quickly while there are still two dates available. Please check out the training page for more info or ring 01673 878426 to book onto the only dates currently available - this Saturday 11th May and Wednesday 12th June.
ROUND 2 DTRA FLAT TRACK - 19th MAY AT RYE HOUSE.
Entries now being taken on line at DTRA
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 8, 2013) – AMA Pro Racing is pleased to announce that the AMA Pro Live streaming video system will be broadcasting at all AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles events in 2013. AMA Pro Live is a live streaming video system which has been designed to put fans in the director's chair, allowing them to select from a variety of cameras located around the racetrack while monitoring live timing and scoring data and social media feeds. The online system can be accessed through a web browser from any computer, tablet or mobile device by navigating to http://www.amaprolive.com.
“This is an exciting step for our sport,” said Michael Gentry, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing. “The ability to live stream our events will help us reach a crucial demographic and provide coverage of the sport globally. We know our fans have wanted the ability to watch our races online. Our staff has worked long and hard on this system and we are proud to be able to provide live streaming to the fans this season."
Initially, AMA Pro Live's implementation at AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles events will consist of two video channels alongside live timing and scoring and social media feeds, providing complete coverage from the first practice until the final checkered flag. The first channel will feature a camera mounted in the P.A. booth overlooking all of the action, and will include an audio feed of Scottie Deubler and Barry Boone providing play-by-play analysis of the racing. The second camera will be located trackside near the start-finish line, giving fans a close-up view of the day's racing activity and allowing them to hear the thunder of the motorcycles as they roar around the track. Additional channels are planned for future events, including a roaming camera in the pits and on-board cameras mounted on the motorcycles.
AMA Pro Live will be live streaming all rounds on the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles schedule. For those that can’t make it to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, Calif. for this weekend's Stockton Half-Mile, this link – http://www.amaprolive.com - will grant them direct access to AMA Pro Live and allow them to watch the entire event. Live streaming of practice and qualifying is set to begin Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. EST (12:00 p.m. PST), with opening ceremonies for the main event set to begin at 10:00 p.m. EST (7:00 p.m. PST).
It's just days until the stars of AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles roll out their twin-cylinder machines for the first time this season. For tickets and more information on the Stockton Half-Mile, please visit http://www.showclix.com/events/17007.
ROUND 1 DTRA FLAT TRACK - 21ST APRIL AT KING'S LYNN
Reigning British Flattrack Champion Aidan Collins got the defence of his title off to the best possible start at the Norfolk Arena today (21st April 2013). Collins, celebrating his 31st birthday during the action, had a great cause to party at the end of 42 heats of enthralling action in King’s Lynn.
The number one plate holder started the afternoon with two comfortable wins, kicking off his 2013 campaign with a from-the-back success in the opening round of heat races before utilising his front row grid slot to maximum effect for a second consecutive win. Tim Neave was also an opening round race winner, working his way through from the back row impressively to set down a marker early in the match. Neave, who recovered from frightful injuries sustained in a track crash last year, is undoubtedly one of the favourites for the title this season, and showed that kind of form in pursuit of first round runner-up Tim Greig. Greig was back to his best in the second round, proving why King’s Lynn was his track of choice last year as he worked his way through from the middle row to take victory.
But with a poor final round heat race, Greig ruled himself out of taking a front-row grid slot, on a baking hot day that created a slick surface and made starting vital. Tom Neave stole the final front row grid slot away from him in the third round, taking a shock win over brother Tim who in turn held Aidan Collins at bay for the entire race distance. But the number one’s ten point haul was enough to give him the first gate choice for the final, and he flew from the start and onto a tightrope of rubber that saw him cruise to his first success of the year.
There were also positive displays from Deus ex Machina rider of the day Alan Birtwistle, who finished runner-up to Aidan Collins in the heat stages but whose favoured outside blasts were unfavourable on the late-match track conditions. And Peter Boast recovered from three disappointing heat races to work his way through traffic in the final. But the final word was reserved for Collins on his birthday, taking the champagne and celebrating in style.
**Paul Scott was awarded the Ace Café Award for his efforts in the MiniBike class. Scott, who races regularly in the rookie class, got the better of Stephen Rhodes in a last lap dash to the finish to take a third and match-winning race victory. He also competed in the rookie class, but was beaten to the flag by Andrew Collinson. Vince Hurst was the outstanding winner of the restricted class, while Oliver Brindley, Ben Neave and George Hopper all made names for themselves as stars of the future with successes in the youth classes.
For further info and pics, please visit the DTRA site using the link below.
For 2013 Shorttrack club racing will be run by The Dirt Track Riders Association, set up by Anthony Brown and a few other Flat Trackers, so that the sport continues. Now is the time to register, as Anthony says:-
Preferential Registration for riders that were with the club last year closed on 1 March 2013. There are a number of new riders who have requested numbers that were in use last year. Number board printing will start next week. If you have not submitted a form and payment you could stand to lose the number you had last year. We don’t want anyone to have any extra expense but at the moment around 5 riders stand to lose numbers.
Help us to help you by registering and paying straight away if you are going to ride this year. Drop us a line to let us know your form and payment is on its ways and reserve your number. As of today there are some long standing riders who will lose out and we don’t want that to happen.
Please visit the Dirt Track Riders site to arrange your registration NOW!
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 15, 2013) – Brandon Robinson (Kawasaki KX450F/TJ Burnett Farms)tasted the sweet taste of victory for the first time in his young career tonight during the second round of action at the DAYTONA Flat Track. The Pennsylvanian acquired the lead on the second lap of the AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles main event and never let up on the throttle from then on.
“My entire team just worked extremely hard to make this happen for me and I can’t be more thankful for their support,” said Robinson. “We got the setup as close to perfect as possible and everything went as smooth as we could have asked for all night. I got out front early in the main event, put in a hard 25 laps and it all paid off. My team and I have had an awesome week in general and it feels incredible to win here.”
After recording an impressive fifth place finish last night, complacency obviously wasn’t an issue for Robinson tonight as he was hungry for better results and he certainly delivered. After taking the early lead from Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (Chaplin Kawasaki/Kawasaki KX450F) on the very first lap, Robinson’s main competitor of the night was Brad Baker (Honda CRF450R/Specialty Fabrication Incorporation). After fending off Baker’s valiant attempts late in the race to overtake the lead, Robinson managed to get loose on the final lap and take the checkered flag by 1.262 seconds.
Baker, who finished in second-place last night, turned in another second-place effort tonight before an issue in post-race technical inspection resulted in the loss of points for the night’s main event. Robinson now sits atop the AMA Pro Grand National Expert Championship point standings and will carry that momentum into Stockton, Calif. when the stars of the series head out west for their next event.
After getting knocked out of last night’s main and finishing in 17th to start the season, Bryan Smith (Honda CRF450R/Crosley Radios) rebounded quite nicely on this go-around. The Michigan native beat out 2011 Grand National Champion Jake Johnson (Honda CRF450R) to close out the podium with a third-place finish.
Final results: 1st – Robinson, 2nd – Baker, 3rd – Smith, 4th – Johnson, 5th – Rush
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla (March 14, 2013) – It was an uncharacteristically cold night under the lights at DAYTONA Flat Track for the AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles season opener. Fans witnessed Mikey Rush (Machete Energy/Honda CRF450R) capture the Grand National checkered flag in what proved to be an impressive showdown between several prominent riders.
Lap 18 is what told the story in tonight’s 25 lap shootout. Brad Baker (Specialty Fabrication Incorporation/Honda CRF450R) seemed to have everything under control until that particular lap when Rush edged him out on turn four to steal the lead and surrender nothing for the final seven laps.
“First of all, I just want to say that I love Daytona, this place is extremely special to me,” said Rush. “Brad made it extremely difficult for me tonight but I was lucky to make that pass late in the race and eventually stick it for the win. The feeling I have right now is incredible and I love competing against these guys.”
Rush’s surgical pass of Baker on lap 18 was a game-changer and it’s safe to say that the Californian was telling the truth when he stated that Daytona is a special place to him, as his only two professional wins have come at this venue. Rush won at the Municipal Stadium circuit in Daytona back in 2007 and again here tonight.
“So close but so far away,” said a discouraged Baker. “I felt him breathing down my neck and unfortunately I let him slip by. I have to give Mikey credit for running an excellent race though, he deserves it. I look forward to giving it another shot tomorrow night.”
Defending 2012 AMA Pro Grand National Champion and tonight’s Dash for Cash winner Jared Mees (Montgomeryville Cycle/Honda CRF450R) got the holeshot in the main event but surrendered it immediately to Baker. However, Mees battled it out until the very end and came away with an impressive third place finish.
Final results: 1st – Rush, 2nd – Baker, 3rd – Mees, 4th – Wiles, 5th - Robinson
THE GREAT INDOORS
KING OF THE GREAT INDOORS
Tom Neave added to his British Shorttrack title with a fantastic win in the Grand Final on Saturday, giving him the International Indoor title as well.
24 riders from all over the World came to Arena UK, Grantham to try to win the International Indoor title. After 9 heat races, 2 semi finals and the last chance race, it come down to 8 riders with the chance of taking the title.
The Minibike action was thick and fast all evening, with thrills and spills, they had it all during the heat races, but it was down to 9 riders in the Final. Come back man Andy Giddings was top scorer in the heat races, but it was Mark Richardson who came out on top, just taking the win from Adam Shipp who was very close to him over the line and Andy managed to get last spot on the podium.
Mini Bike Final Result
1st # 18 Mark Richardson.........150 Stomp
ENGLAND RULE THE WORLD
The first ever Shorttrack Indoor team challenge resulted in a clear win to the England Team with 70 points and 38 points to the Rest of the World. England's Glyn Pocklington was the star performer with a paid max, including a couple great rides from the back to take wins. Ade Collins rode well for his 10 points and the Suzuki pairing of Tim Neave and Peter Boast with 9 points backed up Pocklington and Collins. Kevin Doolan, Damien koppe and Tony Primmer put up the strongest challenge to England, with all of them taking heat wins, but even Rest of World Team manager Richard Hollingsworth could not pull them out of trouble with some tactical riders thrown in.
Rest of the World 38 points
Kev Doolan giving Rory and Mark a few tips on Shorttrack..........................Boastie and Neave Team riding........................................
Oliver Brindley took a max of four wins in the Youth Shorttrack Class riding his Arrow Racing Yamaha. All the battling was going on behind Olly, with some great racing from Leah Tokelove, Ben Neave, Kyle Bickley and Joe Hudson. When the points were tallied up from the 4 races Kyle took second spot Trophy and Ben the third.
Thanks to AfterFun for providing the winners with some great product.
Even bigger thanks to everyone who worked so hard in the cold all day - marshalls, pit crew, lap scorers, security, gate staff, commentators and officials. Great job done by all, as usual.
60'sand 70's grasstrack superstar Brian Maxted will be guest of Honour this weekend at Arena UK Grantham.Brian will be bringing the last bike he raced - a Maxmade Westlake and will be putting it on display. He will also be presenting the Trophies in the England V Rest of the World team event.tr
Rory Schlein takes final spot in the Rest Of World Team
Aussie International and Belle Vue Speedway Star rider Rory will join the 7 other International riders in the Rest of the World Team at Arena UK on 23rd of Feb. Rory is really keen to give shorttrack a go, as unlike some of his fellow Aussie riders, Rory never competed in the sport back in his homeland. Rory said ' A few of my mates like Kev (Doolan) and Darcey (Ward) love it, so when Pete rang and asked me to ride, I thought why not see what it's all about. I'm happy to be part of a Team like in Speedway, then after the afternoon meeting, hopefully I'll be up to speed to make a challenge for the individual Open International meeting at night.'
Mark Lemon has confirmed that he will be taking his place in the Rest of World
Team in the first every Indoor Shorttrack Team event against England.
England Team Confirmed
Team Manager....Pete Seaton
Scunthorpe Amateur Speedway meeting this Sat 16th Feb. They are running a Shorttrack Class, it's £35 for 5 races and starts at 11am just turn up and ride! Scunthorpe Speedway, Normaby Road, Scunthorpe, Lincs.
Mads Korneliussen confirms his entry to the Great Indoors Meeting
Danish International and Kings Lynn Star's Speedway rider Mads Korneliussen will take a place in the 8 rider 'Rest of World' team, in the England V Rest of the World meeting , at 1pm on the 23rd Feb at Arena UK.
DVD OF CHRISTMAS MEETING NOW AVAILABLE
Tapes Up Productions are pleased to announce their first release of 2013, with the British Indoor Flattrack Championship from Grantham now available on DVD. Live matchday commentary takes you through 140 minutes comprising 27 heats, featuring all classes and including one of the most exciting grand finals in recent memory. The DVD is available for just £8 from: http://www.webjam.com/speedwayondvd/shorttrackuk
TWO MAJOR SIGNINGS FOR THE SECOND GREAT INDOORS MEETING
Edward Kennett will be taking his place in the England Team as part of the England V Rest of the World, the first team event of the Great Indoors Shorttrack Series, which will take place on 23rd February 1pm, at Arena UK, the fantastic venue where the Christmas meeting took place.
Fabrizio Vesprini is the other major signing for the team event, obviousy ridng for the Rest of the World. Fabrizio is the 2012 FIM Flat Track World Cup Champion and is making the long trip from Montegiorgio, Italy to compete in his first indoor Shorttrack meeting. Fabrizio is a former Ice Racer and has raced Speedway for his native country, Italy. He will be lining up in the Rest of the World Team with previously confirmed riders, Aussie's Kevin Doolan and Damian Koppe.
All the above riders will be also competing in the second meeting of the day, the International Shorttrack Arena Championship at 6.30 pm (individual)
NEXT FLATTRACK SCHOOLS ARE......
FRI 22ND MARCH (FULL), SAT 9TH MARCH (FULL)....SAT 27TH APRIL (FULL)......SAT 18TH MAY...(full)
TO MAKE A BOOKING AND RESERVE YOUR PLACE ON THE SCHOOL PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE ON 01673 878426.
RIDERS, entry forms for The Great Indoor meeting on 23rd Feb ,will be sent out by 16th Jan, any riders that didn't race on the 27th meeting and wish to ride at 23rd,please contact the Shorttrack office 01673 878426
Schedule, 12.15pm One practice for Junior riders.1pm England V Rest World Team Event support class juniors. 4pm Practice for International Shorttrack Arena Championship and Mini bikes.6.30pm International Shorttrack Championship and Support Class Mini bikes.
FIM World Flattrack Cup Championship is coming to England! Tony Steele, England's FIM representative for Flattrack confirmed that round 3 of the Championship will be run at Leicester Speedway Stadium on June 29th. This is part of a 6 round Championship, with riders from all over the world competing. Any riders wishing to take part from the UK must have an FIM Licence or an ACU licence with a one Event FIM Licence available on the day. Any Pro or restricted riders wishing to compete please call Pete at the Shorttrack office.
TOM WOOLLEY Pinhard Trophy Winner 2012
The Sunbeam MCC is delighted to announce that Tom Woolley has been adjudged the winner of The Pinhard Trophy for 2012.Tom is Runner-Up in the 2012 FIM World Flat Track Cup.The Pinhard is one of the UK’s most prestigious awards, the giant 3-gallon cup having been presented since 1950 to the best Under-21 year old sporting motorcyclist competing under ACU or SACU jurisdiction.On being told of his success, Tom said "I discovered I had been awarded the Pinhard Trophy on Christmas day, it was the best present ever. I feel honoured and very lucky to even be considered, let alone to win such a prestigious award and join a list of previous winners of such distinction.My racing success is a result of help from a lot of people behind the scenes, non more than from the late Joe Hughes from Joe Hughes International, who along with son Morgan has made a lot of things happen for me, so I would like to dedicate this award to Joe. I would also like to thank Pidcock Honda for providing my machinery and Joker Machine in Los Angeles for all their help in America"Previous winners are a list of motorcycling greats over the last 60 years who have excelled in all spheres of the sport including Mike Hailwood, Jeff Smith, Brian Martin, Roy Peplow, Dan Shorey, Scott Ellis, Alexz Wigg and a host of others who have gone on to be national and international household names. Last year’s winner was Jack Sheppard from Trials.Presentation of the Trophy will be at the ACU Awards Dinner on 26th January. In the true tradition of the sport, Tom is very much a self-starter, travelling alone to America to compete in two rounds of the Championship and was the only Brit to appear on the Podium at every round. Tom faced stiff competition for the Trophy and voting was extremely close. Entries come from all disciplines:- Trials, Road Racing, MotoX and even Admin. It’s good to see that more and more Ladies are being put forward.Tom is a member of Burton & District Sporting MCC. When the club lost its training track in 2006, Tom was instrumental in getting Government funding for a new facility, even though he was only just in his teens. Tom now gets involved in coaching.Sunbeam MCC awards the Trophy in memory of Frederick William Pinhard who died in 1948 whilst serving as Secretary of the Club.Judges were editors of leading motorcycle periodicals, General Secretary of the ACU and officials from Sunbeam MCC.
We now have just 2 dates to confirm before the 2013 schedule is fully populated
Schedule for 2013
Saturday April 6th Pre Season Practice -Rye House. 10am - 3pm - Confirmed
Sunday April 21 - 1st Round GNC 2013 Kings Lynn - Confirmed
Sunday May19th - 2nd Round GNC 2013 Rye House - Confirmed
Saturday June 8th - 3rd Round GNC 2013 and Dirt Quake Kings Lynn - Confirmed
Sunday July 21st - 4th Round GNC 2013 -TBC
Sunday August 17th - 5th Round GNC 2013 -TBC
Sunday September 15th - Final Round GNC 2013 Rye House - Confirmed
Sunday 28th Sept (Rain Date)
Watch the website over the next couple of weeks for more information and registration details.www.dirttrackriders.co.uk
TOM NEAVE TAKES BRITISH INDOOR TITLE ON LAST CORNER CLIFF HANGER
More pics and results please click here............
Star Rider Change for the British Indoor Championship
British Superbike rider Tristan Palmer will take Christain Iddon's place in the line up. Tristan who rode for Team GB Honda in the British Superbikes this year and is a former Superstock Champion, will ride Christian Iddon's Team Aprilia 450 Machine on 27th. Christian is unable to race now because his new World Supersport contract will not allow him to race. Steve Plater will not be able to ride either as he has had surgery on his arm earlier than expected but Steve will still be attending the meeting, willing and able to sign autographs with his other hand.
AUSSIE DIRTTRACK CHAMPION CONFIRMS HIS ENTRY FOR GREAT INDOORS
DAMIEN KOPPE, a speedway rider from Australia,who has recently signed for the Sheffield Tigers for the 2013 season will be riding at Arena Uk,Grantham on the 27th December. Damien hasn't returned to his native country this winter due to lack of funds but is keen to get some racing in before the coming Speedway Seaon and jumped at the chance to ride at British Indoor Championship Meeting. Before his speedway career got underway, he was the State dirttrack Champion for 5 years running and also gained National titles in Australia. Damien will be riding Dave Homans 450 Yamaha Flattracker,Damien said "Really looking forward to getting out on dirttrtacker it's what I grew up doing back in Aussie before switched to Speedway .
ARENA TRIED AND TESTED
Result from Qualifying 16th December
FULL LIST OF RIDERS ON
Ashley Birks has confirmed his entry into 'The Great Indoors' British Indoor Flattrack meeting on the 27th December. Ashley who was part of Scunthorpe's Premier League Champions Team this year, has just signed again for Scunthorpe and will be doubling up at Elite League Champions Swindon.
Action at Arena UK, Nr Grantham Practice at 11am and Racing at 1pm.
Flattrack Sponsor and pit crew member Pete Seaton has been busy building speedway bikes with a twist, they have 450 engines MX engines mounted in! Pete has been working on this idea for a while now and under extensive testing the honda and has proved to work well. Pete's latest bike as a BMW 450 injection engine mounted in the speedway frame.
Pete said' The problem with speedway is that riders are spending thousands of pounds on their engines, which are only lasting about five meetings. From my experience of flattrack, you build a 450 engine at beginning of the season, then run it all year just changing the oil a few times and that's it!'
Tapes Up Productions are delighted to announce the launch of their 2012 flattrack DVD box set. Every race from the latest Grand National Championship campaign, including all support classes, is now available over a twelve disc compilation. Hours of viewing make this a perfect Christmas gift, ideal for whiling away a quiet winter. The DVDs all include graphics and commentary, from both the Pro Classes to the bonus features (the frantic MiniBike Club Championship, the raw Club Novice class, the Junior Club Championship, the Grand National Youth Championship & the Thunderbike Championship). Best of all, the DVD goes into an elevated level of depth, with analysis and interviews that will transfix the most ardent of flattrack fans. The box set is available from the dedicated flattrack section on the Tapes Up website: http://www.webjam.com/speedwayondvd/shorttrackuk.
Kevin Doolan and Paul Cooper have confirmed they will take their places at Arena UK for 'The Great Indoors' British Indoor Flattrack Cup meeting on 27th December. Kevin is not only a great Premier League speedway rider but is also a talented all round rider, racing Minibike and MX and has raced Flattrack many times, making him a top contender to take the British Indoor title.
NEW DATES CONFIRMED FOR CHAMPIONS TRAINING SCHOOL
We have places available for Saturdays the 5th Januray and 9th March now,full info click on Training School or give us a call on 01673878426
Big thanks to every one that came to presentation evening,well done to all the trophy winners
Ben signs up for the Great Indoors
One of the most exciting road racers in the country, Ben Wilson has confirmed he will be going for the British Indoor Arena Flattrack title on the 27th December at Arena UK.
Ben is no stranger in riding the Ovals, as a former Mablethorpe Sand Race champion and Shorttrack competitor at Scunthopre, he is just as spectacular on the dirt as he is on tarmarc and wil be a great rider to watch out for on the day.
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Collins wins in Hungary at FIM CUP
Ade Collins,Tom Woolley and Pete Boast made the long trip to Miskloc, Hungary to race in the FIM World CUP at the weekend, with all three making the Grand Final. Ade had a great battle with Fabrizio Vesprini to take the win on the day but Fabrizio won the Championship with his second spot, beating Tom who takes the runner up place in the Championship, with Marzoto third in the series. Boastie got 6th on the day, after a tough battle with Vittorio Marzotto and Marco Buzzi.
CHANGE OF DATE
Len silver at Rye House is putting on 3 races for us as part of their end of season speedway meeting, we need 12 National Pro or restricted riders,if you fancy a skid it is on Sun 28th 6pm start,give me a call 07711 307306
COOLBETH WINS LAST ROUND AMA CHAMPIONSHIP BUT JARED MEES WINS TITLE
NEW LINKS TO DIRT TRACK RIDERS ASSOCIATION
In 2013 the Flat Track Club racing scene in the UK will be run by the Dirt Track Riders association, so for any budding new riders or already established riders wishing to ride in the summer months, this is the route to go -
ShorttrackUK will be concerned with running the 'Great Indoors' meetings during the winter, which will be open to the best riders from the summer scene, with some guest riders from other disciplines thrown into the mix.
New Indoor Training School is GO!
INDOOR PRACTICE AND QUALIFYING
YOU'VE GOT TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!
Riders this is your chance to take your place in the British Indoor Arena Flattrack Cup, to be held on 27th December.
Qualifying will take place at Arena UK from 1pm on Sunday 16th December, with 12 places up for grabs as part of a 32 rider field. Each rider will get two practices and then three qualifying sessions, with the fastest 12 riders earning the chance to enter on the meeting on the 27th.
The remaining places will be taken by the top 10 riders from 2012 GNC Championship and a further 10 places will be taken by Star guest riders, who will practice from 11am to 1 pm also on 16th December.
So remember, if you finished in the top 10 this year you will be invited to ride, if not you will need to qualify....... There will also be practice for Juniors.
It will be £40 to ride £30 for juniors&mini bikes and you must contact the shorttrack office to book in.
END OF SEASON PRESENTATION EVENING
Riders - please keep your diaries clear on Friday 9th November for the presentation evening. This year's do will be held at 8pm to give everyone time to get there, at The White Heather, Caenby Corner, Market Rasen, Lincs, LN8 2AT. It's £12.50 for adults and £6.50 for children. I have sent out info and order forms for tickets to riders and staff but if you haven't received yours then please print one off here or get in touch and I'll send it out to you, thanks.
BIRTIE'S AMERICAN TRIP
Alan Birtwistle took a break from riding in the STUK series in August, to visit the States to ride in the Amateur Flat Track Series, returning just in time for the final STUK round at Ryehouse. He had a fantastic time, here's his report below....
I got three 1st’s and three 3rd’s in the mains at Kansas winning the 450 AM series overall and 2nd in the Open AM Series overall and also went out with the pro’s on the last day, got third in my heat for a front row start and 7th in the main.
I then went to Macomb TT and got 3rd in both 450 mains and then onto Peoria shorttrack where I got 2nd in my heat race but crashed out of the main and damaged the bike too badly to make the restart. I was supposed to head to Peoria TT and Springfield ST but they were cancelled due to bad weather. All in all had a great trip.
BOASTIE BAGS THE FINAL ROUND
Pete Boast found his winning form in time for the season finale at Ryehouse Stadium on Sunday, where a great day's racing was enjoyed by all. Aidan Collins had secured the championship at the previous round, leaving the way clear to battle for the remaining spots at the top, and battle they did..... For the full report please click here.
Final Round 2012 Grand National UK Flat Track Championship
The curtain comes down on the UK's Flattrack Championship of 2012 on the 16th September,at Rye House Speedway Track, Hoddeson, Herts. Ade Collins already claimed the championship at the last round but for sure he will be trying to dominate by taking another win. The battle for runner up spots is still tight with Tom Woolley on the Pidcock's Honda, Honda mounted Richard Mason and Team Suzuki rider Peter Boast all still in the running . Guest riders who will also be in the mix are England International Speedway rider Eddy Kennett, from the world of road racing TT winner Steve Plater and on his Flattrack debut Tyco Suzuki rider Conner Cummings, so there will be some fantastic racing.
Rye House Practice
Saturday 15th September, practice session for Pros, Restricted, Novice, Mini's & Juniors.
With Rhyl cancelled there's a good opportunity to race at Blijham, it's a nice short track in the north of Holland, taking place on September 9th.
It is an official race so valid licenses are a requirement.
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Does anyone have a KTM 525 engine for sale? If so, Paul Sheldon is after one, please contact him on 07723 004671. Thanks.
HALF MILE AT RHYL CANCELLED
Unfortunately the only half mile meeting on the calendar is cancelled due to technical difficulties. They have an electrical problem at Tir Prince and have dug up half the track to locate the fault. Even if they fix it in time, the track won't settle, so it's a no go.
On the upside though, they really do want to see Flat Track racing there next year and have offered two dates, one in May and one in September, to ride with the soon to be formed Flat Track Club - so make sure that you join it next year!
New UK Flattrack Club, are looking for members,riders and fans to help out next year. This will be a brand new club, and has some key roles to fill. If you think you can give any help or fill any of the roles then please call Anthony Brown on 07834 971715 or go to our facebook page and add your name to the list.
Look what Rossi bought while in Indy,Wow!
KING COLLINS TAKES HIS THIRD UK TITLE
Ade Collins won round 5 of the Grand National Championship at Scunthorpe Stadium on Sunday giving him his 3rd UK Championship, equaling Marco Belli's record of 3 UK Champions titles. For full report and results of GNC and Club Championship results please Click here.....
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 18, 2012) - Saturday's AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship presented by Motorcycle-Superstore.com and Lucas Oil gave the packed house a sensational race as Sammy Halbert (South East Harley/Harley-Davidson) captured the checkered flag for the third time this year....click here
Local Boy Adam Allott Wins Pro Class at Buxton
Full Results Click here....