Autosport International sets the stage for Grassroots Motorsport

Drifting (Photo by Marc Waller)

Drifting (Photo by Marc Waller)Fans of exhilarating high-octane racing and high-revving engines rejoice, as oval racing returns to the Live Action Arena at Autosport International.

One of Europe’s largest oval racing promoters, Spedeworth Motorsports, operates a host of short oval categories including BriSCA F1, BriSCA F2 and National Hot Rods, all of which are set to be present in Hall 10 over the course of the show weekend on the 14th & 15th January, 2017.

Spedeworth will exhibit alongside a number of the UK’s other major sporting organisers, including the National Autograss Sport Association and the British Trial and Rally Drivers’ Association (BTRDA).

There are 11 classes in the National Autograss Sport Association, with each class differing by the type of car set-up and engine size, which varies from 1,000cc Minis through to specifically designed spaceframe single-seater race craft with high-output superbike engines and even ultra-powerful V8s. The National Autograss Sport Association operates the British Autograss Series, which attracts hundreds of competitors to its meetings. All will be on-hand to meet competitors, prospective participants and fans on Saturday (14th January) and Sunday (15thJanuary).

The BTRDA meanwhile runs a raft of entry-level motorsport including car trials, sporting trials, autotests and autosolos and has been one of the leading promoters of grassroots motorsport for over 75 years. It will bring a range of competition cars for display with association members on hand to speak to prospective racers about this attainable form of motorsport, which current BTRDA President, Mike Broad describes as “serious fun”.

Displays (Photo by Marc Waller) Hotrod action  (Photo by Marc Waller) Stock car action  (Photo by Marc Waller) Autograss (Photo by Marc Waller)




Kate Woodley, Autosport International Show Manager said: “The Oval Racing show area in Hall 10 is a shop window for aspiring motorsport fans to learn more about grassroots racing and how to get into the sport. In addition, A Live Action Arena always attracts the passionate group of participants and fans and we look forward to the entertaining races inside the 5,000-seater arena.”

“There will be an opportunity to meet with the key associations and promoters, enjoy some fantastic car displays and retail opportunities, as well as seeing some of the cars in action in the Live Action Arena. The Oval Racing stage will also return again with a busy schedule, with plenty to get involved in and enjoy.”

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