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Ahead by a Head

By cuffit
Taken at the John Underwood Trophy meeting at the Fenland Grasstrack meet on Easter Sunday. The pair in front are Colin Blackbourn and Carl Pugh. A good day out and while you can get really close to the racing, the circuit is well roped and spectator cars are parked close as well so backgrounds can be a challenge - plenty of clods and earth helps!

Tags: Action Sports Racing Motorsports Motorbikes Grasstrack Sports and action

Voters: digiray63, skewey, Gerryrys and 6 more


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Gerryrys 4 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 7:59PM
Great action shot. We don't seem to see many of these meets in our parts anymore.

Gerry

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cuffit Plus
10 273 3 England
9 Apr 2012 8:28PM
Hi Gerry, thanks for looking. You are right, the sport is thin on the ground these days and this was the first meeting I had been to in many years. In planning the calendar there were few meetings and most seem to be in the East Midlands, Essex, the South East and Wales but they are not numerous even then. Speaking to some old hands yesterday, they feel that there is better prize money on the continent where the sport has a bigger following so many riders head there. I have also noticed that there a fewer motocross meetings since I rode in the 70s and 80s so I guess there is a general decline and money, insurance, land (scarcity - or noise as suburbs expand toward old tracks) and the current economic situation all play a part. Nevertheless, I hope to make a few more this year. Chris
cuffit Plus
10 273 3 England
10 Apr 2012 6:14PM
My thanks to all who voted, much appreciated. Chris
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2012 8:11AM
Utter madness beautifully captured!
cuffit Plus
10 273 3 England
16 Apr 2012 7:43PM
Lynne, thank you for looking and your vote, I had thought that, like the bike, the photo had drifted out of sight! Given that it can be argued that all those who take part in motorsport must be mad to start with, I have always thought that grasstrack sidecar racing was a step above normal madness - I agree with your comment. Chris

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