|Tuesday, 2018-10-16, 6:20 AM
JUNIOR SHORT TRACK SERIES
CCM launch single make Junior Short
Track Championship. The first UK Championship to run exclusively on an
environmentally friendly Bio fuel, Bio-Ethanol.
have joined forces with the ACU, the Short Track UK Association, Carole
Nash insurance brokers, Dunlop Tyres and other recognised technical
partners, to launch the British Junior Short Track Championship. The
series will provide an obtainable starting point for all youth riders
who want to enter into the World of motorcycle sport, irrespective of
their future chosen discipline.
on environmentally friendly E85 Bio-Ethanol fuel, the single make
series will utilise the new four stroke CCM CXR 230 FT. The
championship will cater for boys and girls from 12 to 16 years old. It
will be an affordable entry level series for anyone who wants to taste
the thrill of close, all action racing on dirt track ovals, just like
the American equivalent, where road racing stars such as Kenny Roberts
and recently crowned World champion Nicky Hayden learnt their craft.
championship will consist of eight rounds at tracks throughout the UK,
this will include two meetings as part of the massive BMF rallies at
Peterborough, during May and September, which draw crowds in excess of
ten thousand people. All of the events will take on either Saturday or
Sunday, with some night meetings running in floodlit conditions.
package will include two official practice days, entry fees and
insurance for all eight rounds. Anglo American fuels will provide
technical assistance with the E85 Bio-Ethanol, whilst Dunlop will
supply a special controlled tyre and will put up a prize fund for the
winners, details of which will be announced soon. Add to this the
weight of insurance giants Carole Nash, and it is not hard to
understand why several clothing, helmet, boot and goggle suppliers and
other related companies are also interested in supporting this series.
engine modifications will be allowed, thus creating a level playing
field for everyone. Minor adjustments to the suspension will be
permitted, but this will only be a
|limited part of the set up, as oval
track racing is far more about rider input than technical expertise.
Boast, the promoter of the Short track UK championship, will be on hand
at all the practice sessions to assist the young riders' development,
as they look to perfect the art of 'backing it in' on dirt. Peter is an
ACU approved instructor and competes in his own championship. He is
also an accomplished road racer and has competed in the World famous
Isle of Man TT races. However Peter's great passion is flat track
racing, and he has gained results both on the European scene as well as
in the USA, in what is regarded as the oldest form of dirt track racing
in the World.
All competitors will own their specially
modified CXR 230 FT's from day one, and will be supplied with a
comprehensive support package of tyres, lubricants, clothing and
other items yet to be finalised. The total cost for the championship
is €3800, which represents great value for money.