Thursday, 21 April 2011

Newcomers


A mouthwatering taste of the UK's new novice class shot by Jamie Croydon's Bastardcam attached to his £600 Honda single. The first bit is practice (when Dave Skooter Farm #31 comes past), the rest is heat racing. Sideburn's Ben is in a Bultaco shirt (over one-piece leathers). Jason (some how demoted to newcomers) is in the black and orange leathers with Sideburn on the back. There were seven newcomers. Three of them had never raced dirt track before, inc. Jamie.
Someone left a comment about how to get involved. Well, come see a race, turn up to one of Mike Ryan's Station 165 practice days or get in touch with Peter Boast from Short Track UK to go to his farm for a lesson on the 150 minibikes (the EXACT same way that Chris Carr teaches riders in the USA).
You can enter a race using a day licence (about £12, I think), and entries are £45. Any motorsport is dangerous. Steve Red Max broke his collarbone on Sunday, but I've raced every round except one for over five seasons with nothing but the odd bruise. It's better to live a day like a lion than a lifetime as a lamb. Drop us an email or leave a comment with any more questions. G

11 comments:

Nick said...

Great mixture of awesome film and music. What's the music

jamie said...

Nice one Gary!
I'd definitely encourage anyone thinking of having a go to just do it, everyone in the paddock is really cool and supportive and it's insanely fun and addictive! What's the worst that could happen?? I crashed and came last, and was still grinning all the way home. :)

Jamie #29

Nick, the music is Zebrahead - Type A

Guy Sutherland said...

Good little vid Jamie! Glad you are enjoying the racing. I started last year and agree, fun and addictive....looking forward to the next meet already. See you there

Guy#97

Bob said...

Love it! Good year for the newcomers, eh?

-Garrett302

Bob said...

Nice pass on #96!

- Garrett302

jamie said...

Haha, well it would have been a nice pass if I didn't eat dirt a couple of corners later! ;)

Can't wait for the next round either, see you in Wales!

Full Lock or Death!!!

Jamie #29

stevie coles said...

great to see a novice class up and running. especially now the restricted class is cooking on gas now!.
a lovely way to be introduced into racing!!.

Hairy Larry said...

Great video...so nice to finally have a puter that will play the vids. The "Mile" is coming back to Sacramento Calif.Try to get some pics/video for you.

Hairy Larry said...

Great video...so nice to finally have a puter that will play the vids. The "Mile" is coming back to Sacramento Calif.Try to get some pics/video for you.

Hairy Larry said...

iGreat video...so nice to finally have a puter that will play the vids. The "Mile" is coming back to Sacramento Calif.Try to get some pics/video for you.

Hairy Larry said...

I repeat myself...when under stress...I repeat myself when under stress...good greif! sorry bout that G, that word verification stuff...Now I'm bummed, in the Salinas area visiting my mum, and I find out from your blog there is flat-tracking going on in the neighborhood...and heading home.Oh well.Enjoy the heck out of your blog.