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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
THE Dunmow Motorcycle Club has announced it is to return to Ugley to run a first Grass Track Racing event in two years.
The meeting - at a new track in a field opposite the famous Ugley bowl - will take place on Sunday September 9 with a special invitation only event for the countries top 1,000cc right hand sidecars and 350cc solos. There will also be support racing from 250cc solos, 500cc solo and the older style upright engined solos making a race programme of 36 races.
Some of the top sidecar crews in the country have already entered the event including multi masters champion Rob Wilson along with his son Robbie who also pilots a sidecar, Rod Winterburn from Yorkshire, the current Masters champion. A total of 18 crews are invited to contest a prize pot of £2,100.
In the 350cc class Richard Smith, a two times British Champion in the class, leads a list of invited riders most of whom made the semi finals in this years’ British Championship in Cornwall, including Kent teenage sensation Georgie Wood and the wide riding and very fast Matt Etherington from Kent. They all ride for a winners cheque of £350, believed to be the biggest ever in this class.
The club is prepared for any dust problems with a water cart and pump and the circuit is watered on a little and often basis.
Adult admission is £10 for adults, £8 for OAP’s and £1 children. Race programmes are £1, car parking is free.
The track is situated just off the B1383 and is signposted from Junction 8 of the M11.