September 26th, 2016

Grasstrack aces return to action

Updated: 5:16 pm, May 06, 2015

LOCAL 500cc grasstrack riders Scott Cresswell and Tim Nobes are both in action on Sunday as they compete for the title of the 2014 Master of Midshires at Ashorne near Leamington.

Nobes, of Evesham, missed virtually all of last season through injury and has not raced since last June, whilst fellow local rider Cresswell – after two non-finishes in Kent last month – is looking to match three top four finishes earlier this season including a third place at Bristol last Sunday in his fifth outing this year.

Another first class rider entry will take part, including the likes of speedway stars Paul Cooper and Tony Atkin and ex-British champion Harland Cook.

An amazing line-up of 1,000cc sidecars total 24 and reigning British Masters Mark Cossar and Carl Blyth – just back from a very successful time racing in Australia – will lead the field, along with Neal Owen from Wales and Nottinghamshire’s Paul Whitelam.

There are also 500cc sidecars to be seen and a strong upright class will see Worcestershire’s Tim Curnock among the favourites.

Also on show are 250 and 350cc solos. Making a reappearance at this year’s event is youth racing, with intermediate and junior riders all competing for some excellent trophies.

There will be on-site toilets and catering facilities and practice starts at 11am, with the first race off at 1pm. The track is at Leamington Victory MCC, just off the B4100 Banbury Road, adjacent to M40, postcode CV33 9QL.

For any further information go to midshiresgrasstrack.com or phone 07918 970565.

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