Weston-super-Mare to get a second beach race in May
A second beach race, in addition to the one held every October, is to take place on the sea front at Weston-Super-Mare in May.
Events 22, who are based near Didcot, want to stage the second round of their Red Bull Motocross series over the weekend of May 18-19 at a time when many families may be taking their holidays in the Somerset resort.
The Red Bull series involves seven rounds with the first scheduled to take place at Landrake near Saltash in Cornwall in mid-April.
The organisers cater for experts, seniors, juniors and several classes of youths which will involve at least 18 races each day.
Meanwhile, the aftermath of above average rainfall at the end of 2012 continues to affect major meetings and the latest casualty is the Frome Club’s British Clubman’s Sidecar Championship meeting at Leighton in Mid-Somerset on Monday.
The organisers hope to re-schedule the event later in the year if they can find a vacant date.
However, the second round of the Premier Motocross Championship at Fraddon in Cornwall on Sunday is expected to go ahead with a star-studded line-up that includes Kristian Whatley, Luke Hawkins, Kelvin Townsend, Tommy Alba, Darren Shears and John May but first round winner Alex Snow is out with a dislocated shoulder.
The-15 race programme begins at 10.30 and the venue is signposted off the A30 west of Bodmin.
Another event that is still on so far is the Devon Classic Club’s British and non-modern bike motocross at Monkton near Honiton in East Devon.
Without a suitable venue, the South West of England Grassracing Association’s meeting at Thorverton in Devon is also a non-starter.
One of the major trial events of the weekend is the Mendip Vale club’s Wessex Centre Championship Traders’ Trophy event which goes ahead on Sunday at Fry’s Bottom, Chelwood near Bath.
Up to 70 are expected to contest the two or three lap event including the main title contenders Colin Crease, Kurt Brain and Gary Marshman.
Other possible winners include Jon Bees, Rob Scott, Lee Hassall, Tom Pike and Rob Hilton.
The venue will be signposted off the Chelwood Bridge roundabout on the A37 seven miles south of Bristol.
More than 100 leading British and non-modern bike aces are in Devon tomorrow and Sunday for the South West Classic Club’s annual two-day Exmoor event.
First day action is at Marwoods Farm, Cove near Bampton and with that completed they move up to North Devon for the second day’s event at Shallowford Farm, Barbrook near Lynton.
Today: Camel Vale MCC Cornwall Centre Championship trial, Garker, Trethurgy near St Blazey (11am). West of England MCC Everyman trial, Wolborough Barton, Coach Road, Newton Abbot, Devon (10am).Marshfield AMCA Motocross, off A420 near Marshfield, Wilts (10.30am).
Tomorrow: South West Classic Association two-day Exmoor trial (day one), Marwoods Farm, Cove near Bampton (12 Noon).
Easter Sunday: West Cornwall MCC trial, Lelant near Penzance (11am); Mendip Vale MCC Traders Cup trial, Fry’s Bottom, Chelwood near Bristol (10.30am); South West Classic Association Exmoor trial (day two), Shallowford Farm, Barbrook near Lynton, North Devon (10.30am); Exmoor MCC trial, Chilly Bridge, Broford Farm near Bridgetown, West Somerset (11am); Devon Classic MCC motocross, Holmsleigh, Monkton near Honiton (10am); South West Premier Motocross (second round) Fraddon Moto Park, Fraddon, Cornwall (10.30am); West Glos and Dean Forest MCC long distance Wyegate trial, Orepool Inn, St Briavels Road, Sling near Coleford (9am).
Monday: Blackmore Vale MCC trial, Kingswood Warren near Mere, Wilts (11am); Dutch Motocross Grand Prix, Valkenswaard, Holland (Noon BST).
2012 WESTON BEACH RACE PICTURES