This coming Sunday July 20th, the ACU British Masters Challenge takes place at Ledbury’s Leddington Venue. Many of the country’s top Grasstrack riders will be fighting it out for a place in September’s Final in Kent.
In the Solo’s such names as Mitch Godden, Danny Warwick, James Shanes, Glen Phillips, Georgie Wood, Harland Cook, and in the Sidecars
Paul Whitelam, Colin Blackbourn, Robbie Wilson, Myles Simmons, Gareth Winterburn will all be looking to book their place in the 2014 ACU British Masters Championship. There is also a strong 500cc Sidecar support with such names as Shaun Harvey, Mark Cossar, Nick Radley, Barrie Bennett and Simon Beard competing.
As part of the meeting the Calvin Palmer Sidecar Challenge will be taking place during the interval. Calvin Palmer suffered life threatening injuries some 14 months ago. He is still in hospital and will be for some time, but is making progress. His daughter Hannah is doing the challenge, she will passengering four-times British Masters Champion Mark Cossar on a four lap demonstration.
Hannah is trying to raise £5000 for the Midland Air Ambulance who in essence, along with Sinead McLaren an ambulance critical care paramedic who was at the meeting as a spectator, saved her dads life. The Grasstrack community have been very supportive at this time, but she would love more support. You can help through sponsorship, and/or donations. You can do this by Facebook on the Calvin Palmer Air Ambulance Support Page, which is linked to the Midlands Air Ambulance “JustGiving”, or by cash/cheque donations (please make cheques payable to Midlands Air Ambulance), or contact Hannah Palmer or any member of the family, or email SallyPalmer226@aol.com for more information. We will have Air Ambulance collection pots at the meeting, and Sponsorship Forms are available (please contact Hannah on Facebook). The forms are also at local businesses in Herefordshire, so please look out for these. Air Ambulance wrist bands are now available for this Challenge event so please contact the family if you wish to purchase and show your support.
Please come along to what promises to be one of the best Grasstrack meetings of the year and the Sidecar Challenge.