Speedway and grass Track Racing
Grass Track is a fast all-action sport with the season usually
running from April until November.
Great Britain the oval tracks are normally on grass with lengths
of 400m to 800m. On the Continent, Long Tracks can be used
on grass, or sand and can be up to 1000m long. The race consists
of several qualifying heats, each lasting four laps of the
track leading up to the final.
The Grass Track bikes have capacities of 250, 350 and 500cc
in the solo classes and can reach speeds of up to 80 mph on
the straights and with no brakes fitted to the machine the
racing is both fast and furious. There are three sidecar classes.
The continental class has a 500cc single cylinder engine,
also in Great Britain there are left and right handed sidecar
machines with the engines up to 1000cc. Sidecar races are
some of the most exciting in Grass Track sport with the driver
and passenger working together to obtain the best grip and
speed around the corners.
Track is very much a family sport suitable for all ages and
abilities. Boys and girls from as young as six can compete
on automatic machines. The ages and capacity classes progress
right through to adult status. There are also classes in youth
grass track to run motocross machines on a grass track circuit.
Youth events are carefully controlled to provide good racing
for young competitors.
Please visit the ACU
Motorcycling GB website.