Motorsports


THE RACING at Dunkeswell Kart Racing Club was as hot as the track temperature which nudged 41 degrees under glorious blue skies last weekend. With the biggest entry list of the year, 96 drivers descended on the track which sits alongside the bustling aerodrome at Dunkeswell. The racing spanned the whole day with drivers aged …

THE FIRST two hill climb meetings of the season at Wiscombe Park provided a stern challenge for all the drivers. Two passages of a mechanical road sweeper removed much of the winter detritus but the track surface offered little grip particularly during the practice runs for the Saturday event. Such issues did not deter Ben …

WINDWHISTLE Motor Club held its annual car trial at Bovey Down in East Devon with 34 crews from mainly around South Somerset and East Devon competed in the event with perfect weather for the occasion. The challenge of the event is to ascend numerous steep rocky and muddy hills through trees and marker posts numbered …

RAIN and snow during the last month had decimated the local car trials season but a warm, sunny and spring-like day greeted competitors at the testing Woolminstone venue near Crewkerne for the Golden Springs Trial organised by the Woolbridge Motor Club. Joining regular competitors from the host club, were contenders in three major trials championships …

PLYMOUTH have confirmed the appointment of Stuart Kellie as co-promoter for the coming season following his acceptance by the British Speedway Promoters’ Association. Fellow promoter Mark Phillips said: “Having Stuart on board is a very important factor for us. With his previous background in the sports industry Stuart enables us to think outside the box.” …

SOMERSET will have an earlier start to their season than originally anticipated, after accepting an invitation from the Leicester Lions for a challenge match on Monday, March 26. The added fixture gives the Rebels the opportunity to get some extra race time together before their opening home meeting of the season on Good Friday and …

POOLE have signed James Shanes for a second season to complete their line-up for the SGB Premiership campaign. The locally-based 20-year-old, who rode for the Devon Demons in the 2014 National League, was one of the bright spots of a tough 2017 campaign for the Pirates, and promoter Matt Ford says he has answered extensive …

It is a blank weekend on the sporting scene now that the West of England club have postponed their long distance road trial from today until next Sunday (New Year’s Eve). However, there are still events in the run up to 2018. The Yeo Vale club’s John Scott Memorial Trial on Tuesday (Boxing Day) is …