Track aces ready to race

Jamie Fenn-Smith, of Sleaford, racing in the Super Speedtrack series. EMN-150427-112350001

Jamie Fenn-Smith, of Sleaford, racing in the Super Speedtrack series. EMN-150427-112350001

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Speedtrack racing fans are looking forward to this weekend when the first of the three meetings hosted by the Wainfleet and District Sporting Motorcycle Racing Club takes place.

The first of the three meetings is the Robert Chatterton Trophy on Sunday, at the popular Irby-in-the-Marsh grass circuit, between Wainfleet and Spilsby on the B1195.

There is considerable local interest in the event, with both Ben Fen-Smith and his brother Jamie, from Sleaford, competing in the Solo 500cc class.

Club chairman Reg Blackbourn said: “This event is the first of the two club meetings we hold at Irby-in-the-Marsh, the second being the David Nix Memorial on July 5.

“The third event is the famous International Lincolnshire Poacher long track, at Thorpe St Peter on August 30.”

He added: “The Robert Chatterton is one of the first meetings of the year and riders are keen to blow away the cobwebs and try out new machines.

“At the minute things are looking good, with the track in perfect condition and a good forecast for the weekend.

“In past years this event has produced some of the best club racing you will get anywhere, and we are hoping this year will be the same, with some entirely new young talent coming through, some who have just moved up into the adult class this year.

“The adult classes include 500cc, 350cc and 250cc Solos, plus the awesome 1000cc sidecars, the fastest off road sidecars in the world.”

Racing on Sunday starts at 1.30pm, with practice at 12 noon.

Admission: adult £12, OAP £10, children 12-16 £5, under-12s free.