Everyone loves a bit of old school grass action but when the weather doesn't play ball the post race clean up can become a little tedious. This, coupled with the inevitable wear and tear of a grass track, has prompted SHRCCC to up sticks and relocate just down the road to a year round astro based facility.
I made the trip on a nippy Sunday in April for the innaugral meeting.
The enthusiastic committee, headed up by Neil 'Dudders' Dudman and Darren 'Tartman' Parker, have put in some hard graft to turn a 5-a-side footy pitch into the bristly green oasis seen in the pics below. The various members have bought their respective skills to bear and produced an interesting track with something for everyone.
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Kristian prepares his lunch whilst Freddie discusses tactics with Dudders.
James takes things in his stride.
A little bit of first corner jostling.
The guys have managed to secure a round of both the 2 and 4wd Mid South Regionals.
I am sure that with the constructive feedback that the top drivers will provide at these meetings the S&H committee will be able to make the necessary tweaks to turn this into a top class venue.
I had a good day and will attend some rounds of the planned Summer Series, if Summer ever arrives! There is also a full calender of midweek racing and practice sessions that would be worth getting along to. Details of which can be found HERE.
If you are in the Mid South region I reckon you should pop along and show these guys some support. They have put in a lot of work on this and deserve to succeed.