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Race Preview: DTRA Nationals & Hooligans Round 2, Electric Class Round 1 2021 Greenfield Dirt Track

The weather may not have been on our side for Round 1 of the 2021 DTRA season, but we’re confident we’ll more than make up for it at Round 2, taking place on the mighty Greenfield Dirt Track in Lincolnshire on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th June.


This round will include all classes, including the first round of our brand new Electric class which is open to non-DTRA riders. We’re starting out simple: if your bike is electric, you’re in, so don’t miss your chance to be a part of this exciting new class.

We’re making two visits to Greenfield this year, the first of which will be to race on the oval. For those of you that are new to the DTRA and yet to visit Greenfield, it’s the UK’s the UK’s only purpose-built dirt track facility, created by Hooligan rider and Indian Motorcycle team member George Pickering. Along with his family, George kindly hosts us every season, and his team pulls out all the stops to ensure that the track is kept fully prepped over the weekend of our meetings at Greenfield. It’s a truly special place and we can’t wait to head back.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, unfortunately we’re still unable to allow any guests or spectators from outside your household at our events so please could all of our riders respectfully adhere to this so we can focus on the racing. All attendees are also required to wear face masks at all times within the arena, car park and camping areas, and also 'Check In' on the NHS COVID-19 app upon arrival.


Here’s everything you’ll need to know about getting ready for racing at Greenfield Dirt Track.


Signing up to race at Round 2


First, and most importantly, you MUST sign up - and pay - in advance for each class you wish to race in over the Round 2 weekend.


Sign up for Round 2 and/or the Electric class here.


Race entries close at midday on Friday 4th June. Late entries are at the discretion of the DTRA and will be subject to an additional £15 fee. If you need to be reminded of how entry fees work, take a look at our 2021 Entry Pack and Class Regulations.

Photo Credit: Tom Bing

About the oval at Greenfield Dirt Track


The oval track at Greenfield Dirt Track consists of hard-packed, rich Lincolnshire clay, which when worked in the right way by the track team, attains a nice and wide ‘blue groove’ over the course of the day. The grippy, consistent groove makes for fast, close racing, and is why this track is so favoured by our riders.


Here’s where to find the track:

Running order and racing times


Here’s how the weekend of Round 2 looks so far.


SATURDAY - PRO, ADULT INTER, HOOLIGAN, ALL YOUTH CLASSES & ELECTRIC

1.00pm - Pit Gates and Sign On opens (for Saturday only)

1.00pm – Tech Inspection opens

2.30pm – Sign On and Tech Inspection closes. Car park gates close

2.45pm – Riders briefing

3.00pm – Practice and Qualifying starts

5.00pm – Racing starts


SUNDAY - ROOKIE, MINI MOD, MINI STOCK, VINTAGE, THUNDERBIKES & TWINS

8.30am - Pit Gates and Sign On opens (for Sunday only)

8.30am – Tech Inspection opens

10.00am – Sign On and Tech Inspection closes. Car park gates close

10.15am – Riders briefing

10.30m – Practice starts followed by racing


Track facilities for riders and spectators


As a grass-roots dirt track facility, Greenfield doesn’t have amenities such as a bar, cafe or showers, but it does have all of the essentials for some of the very best weekends in the DTRA calendar. Please note some facilities may be limited or unavailable due to COVID-19 safety restrictions so please arrive prepared.


Here’s what you’ll find at the track:


  • Well-maintained, separate male and female toilets

  • Running water (safe to drink, but not to everyone’s taste so bring bottled water if you’d prefer)

  • Loads of trackside space for parking and camping

  • Spectator platforms and elevated viewing areas (please remember we can’t accommodate outside spectators over this weekend)


There isn’t any shelter around Greenfield Dirt Track, so we strongly recommend bringing a gazebo - large enough for your bike(s) and for yourself. It’s also in the heart of rolling countryside with not much for miles around, so make sure to bring camping gear, and all the food and drink you’ll need for the weekend, not forgetting your own cooking equipment!


Nearby amenities to Greenfield Dirt Track


As we’ve mentioned above, Greenfield boasts a magical and peaceful location in the Lincolnshire countryside. That means there aren’t any amenities immediately nearby, but you’re never more than a short drive from fuel or extra food. Here are some places, mostly in Alford, that you might find useful.


Of course, all amenities are subject to COVID-19 restrictions and so we encourage our riders to check individual restrictions and opening times for anywhere you wish to visit around the track.


Shops and supermarkets:


Lincolnshire Co-op Alford Food Store - about five minutes’ drive away

Church St, Alford LN13 9EG


Spar - 10 minutes’ drive away

Ulceby Cross Roundabout, Ulceby, Alford LN13 0EY


Restaurants:


The Jolly Friar - traditional chippy about five minutes’ drive away

1 Church St, Alford LN13 9EF


The Red Lion - a nice pub with food, six miles away

Hogsthorpe Rd, Mumby, Alford LN13 9SD


Fuel station:


Ulceby Cross Filling Station (Rix and Spar) - 10 minutes’ drive away

Ulceby Cross Roundabout, Ulceby, Alford LN13 0EY


Bilsby Rix and Spar - about three miles away

Alford Rd, Bilsby, Alford LN13 9PY


Weather


We can’t guarantee the weather, but it’s useful to have an idea of what the weekend might look like. Keep an eye on the Lincolnshire weather forecast below so you know what gear to pack.

For those of you wondering, we only ever call off races if the weather forecast is exceptionally poor. We appreciate that many of our riders have long distances to travel, so if a race needs to be called off, we always aim to make the announcement in plenty of time beforehand.


So that should be virtually everything that you need to know ahead of the second round of the 2021 Nationals and Hooligans championships. If you have any further questions, PLEASE check our website first to see whether your query is answered there - otherwise, please just drop us an email at info@dirttrackriders.co.uk, or message us on Facebook and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram too, and of course keep checking this blog for photos, videos and updates throughout the racing season. Please make sure you tag your own posts with #DTRA so we don’t miss them and can repost!

To all riders, travel safe, and see you at the races for some long-awaited racing at the UK’s finest dirt track.












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