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  1. Not much "bias advantage" there then.
  2. How many current GP riders don't ride in the Polish League ?
  3. Rich

    Favourite UK beaches

    I know the Channel Islands aren't part of the UK, but Vazon Bay on Guernsey is a great race track
  4. Just come across a copy of an LP "Hello Faithless" by Reg Luckhurst and the Huntsmen. Does anyone know if it has any value to a collector ?
  5. Rich

    Swindon 2018

    The one thing that has not changed in Speedway in the last 40+ years is the oil. JAPS, Jawas, Weslakes, Goddens, GMs, Uprights and Laydowns have all been designed to run on "R". Castrol, Morris, Rock and others all make R40 oils. I've been up close to running Grasstrack & Speedway engines, all using R, since the early 70s and I have to agree they don't smell the same these days, but as I know we've been using the same oil all that time, I put it down to me loosing my sense of smell.
  6. Rich

    Swindon 2018

    Maybe the sense of smell is like eyesight and hearing, it gets worse as we get older?
  7. Day licences will be available if needed, club membership won't be a problem
  8. Thanks for your reply Vince, I'll contact Anthony Brown as you suggest. We intend to keep it Flat Track only as we don't want MX tyres cutting up the track.
  9. Would any Flat Trackers be interested in having a class at Grasstrack meetings ? Maybe Vince ?
  10. Rich

    Gerhard Engine

    Gresham, if all the engines are owned by the clubs, how will new riders break into the sport ?
  11. Rich

    British Speedway As A Brand....

    I've been "sniffing" R40 fumes for years at Speedway and much closer up at Grasstrack, if it doesn't seem as strong as when I first got the habit I put that down to becoming immune or developing a tolerance. Or maybe the sense of smell deteriorates with age, like many other things
  12. Rich

    British Speedway As A Brand....

    The smell comes out of the exhaust, not from the total loss oil system. As most engines still use R based oil, although not necessarily Castrol, the smell is the same.
  13. He won't need a wildcard, his 2nd place finish in the British Masters will get him into the European Grasstrack and World Longtrack qualifiers in 2017 if he wants.
  14. Thanks for all the comments. Agree about using top part of the field for spectators, however we are in the hands of the landowner as that part is almost another field with a small trench running alongside the track. I would point out that most Grasstrack clubs are run on a purely voluntary basis , and sometimes we get things wrong. But sometimes, so do the professionals .

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