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Colin Blackbourn and Carl Pugh.
Colin Blackbourn and Carl Pugh.

Grasstrack racing returns to the Wainfleet and District Sporting Motorcycle Club this weekend.

Local-area talent will be on show once again at Irby in the Marsh on Sunday.

The adult classes include 500cc, 350cc and 250cc solos, plus the 1,000cc sidecars.

Ex-Boston Barracuda speedway star Dean Garrod will be among the 500cc line-up while in the 250cc section, ex-British champion David Knowles (York) and another former Cuda Ricky Scarboro (Wragby) will be aiming for success.

In the awesome 1,000cc sidecars, the 12 top teams include three former British Masters champions.

Among them is local favourite Colin Blackbourn, from Friskney. He and passenger Carl Pugh will be up against International Poacher Champion Rob Bradley (York), who is joined by Wrangle-based passenger Shaun Simpson.

Masters winner Paul Whitelam (Nottingham) and his son Paul jnr will also compete.

The meeting will also showcase youth riders aged from six to 16.

Racing starts at 1.30pm on Sunday, with practice beginning at noon. Admission costs £12 (£10 OAPs, £5 child 12-16, under 12 free).

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