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Rocko 3/4 scratch, saving the legs for Sunday


My first race at Rockingham speedway this year was a 2/3 scratch. The circuit was short, and took in the biggest of the infield’s little bumps, just before the start/finish line. To get to the lump there was a stretch of block … Continue reading

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Rocko catch-up


The last two races have gone unblogged, well the first one got “lost” by a WordPress app crash and I couldn’t be bothered to re-write it or start the next one. Now I’m catching up, so a quick summary. I felt … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Speedway, Warming up


We were a dozen pointless 3rds group chasing a much larger 4th cat group. That group contained Adrian, David H and Tom – Michael and Kyle were chasing points over at the MK Bowl 4ths only race. Behind me, Jake … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Race 4: Breaks


This one will be brief. Alan was in the first group, I started in a big middle group and Wayne was with handful of second cats, two minutes behind. Our group was too big to work effectively, so I got … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Race 3: Scratches


Sun brings ’em out, rain keeps ’em away, so, after the days torrential downpours and thunderstorms, it was a much smaller field that lined up for the evenings race than last week. Not that fewer numbers equate to an easier … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Race 1 – counting


Carnage in lycra and before the race had even started. Warming up, riders were falling foul of the narrow gutters crossing the parking area, and which are just wide enough to trap a race wheel. Gareth wasn’t the first to … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Series Race 12: End of Season


When I arrived at the race track, Bourne rider James gave me some disturbing news; a couple of UK Youth riders had turned up to chase end of season points, necessary to make their 1st cat licences. Wayne was there … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Series Race 11: Missed opportunity / 3rd Cat club run


There was another experiment with the handicapping this week, let me explain (assuming I understood it the first time). Our 3rd cat group went off first. We were followed by the 4th cats at 1 minute 20 seconds and the … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Series Race 10: Chain Gang


Three groups and a new circuit tonight. Tim was in the lead group with the 4th cats; 2 minutes behind, Alasdair, Wayne and I were in the middle 3rd cat group along with 14 other riders. 2 minutes 45 seconds … Continue reading

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NCRA Rockingham Series Race 9: Adrenalin Surge


For the 9th race in the Rockingham Series I was joined by Wayne and Alasdair. I was still smarting from Sunday’s Duncan Murray Wines race and determined to have a go tonight, so after signing on I caught up with … Continue reading

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