Scooter Grasstrack proposed – October 2nd | SPORT NEWS
IMPORTANT UPDATE 26/09/2016: Please note that there were insufficient entries with Bewdley MCC to run a scooter class at this event; however they will still consider it for next year which will give people longer to build a suitable machine.
The event still takes place this Sunday without a scooter class.
Quick shout out to gauge interest. Anyone fancy a go at Grasstrack on October 2nd.
Bewdley MCC are offering to put on a scooter class at their forthcoming grasstrack meeting if we can get enough interest. £50 (£30 entry, £15 day licence, £5 club membership) for 5 races in Bewdley near Kidderminster.
In the mid-90s scootercross – formerly scooter grasstrack – was pretty big with meetings attracting up to 50 competitors, but sadly the Foot & Mouth disease and ban of farm land for such event put paid to the sport.
Bewdley MCC need a minimum of 7 machines to make a class. This is a perfect opportunity to dust off those old Stingray racers and put them to competitive use once again.
If you are up for it the regs/entries are now in a link below.
First of all, we at SLUK are not organising this event, we’ve just been asked by Bewdley MCC to help promote it, so for further info please contact Bewdley MCC via email@example.com. This is a very last-minute invite so time to prepare scooters and submit entries is tight.
With regards to regs, the main elements are in the entry forms which you can download here.
This is a motorcycle grasstrack event which is more like speedway on a flat field than traditional scooter cross because it is run on an oval circuit. Scooters have been invited in a bid to boost competitor numbers and to provide a new spectacle.
So far we’ve had no indication of classes for the scooters, presumably at this stage everyone would run together unless they get an excess of numbers on the grid.
The main requirements therefore are safety (suitable clothing, dogtags, self-closing throttles, no sharp edges, ball end levers and a lanyard style engine cut-out) but the scrutineers want to get the scooters on track so expect them to help as much as possible.
Regulation details are in the ACU handbook https://www.acu.org.uk/Uploaded/1/Documents/ACU%20HANDBOOK_2014%20complete.pdf