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CCM launch single make Junior Short Track Championship. The first UK Championship to run exclusively on an environmentally friendly Bio fuel, Bio-Ethanol.

CCM 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.

Running 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.

The 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.

The 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.

No 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.

Peter 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.

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