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Legends of Grasstrack

By This is Kent  |  Posted: July 30, 2010

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ASTRA Grass Track Club stage this year's British Masters Grass Track Championships at Rhodes Minnis this Sunday, August 1.

As well as the Masters title the solo class also features the Monty Banks Trophy in memory of the Capel-based motorcycling legend who sadly passed away last year.

Monty's Trevor, a former double British Champion who now lives in France, will present the trophy.

Astra meetings at Rhodes Minnis always feature a reunion of former riders and this year's attendance looks like a 'Who's Who' of the sport - headed by four times World Speedway Champion Barry Briggs who first rode at the track in the late 50s.

'Briggo' has been visiting every speedway track in the country in a bid to raise £120,000, for disabled riders. Sunday's Masters event marks the end of his journey.

Other former World Champions Peter Collins and Mark Loram will also be in attendance.

On Sunday practice commences at 11am with a parade of competitors at 12.45pm and the first race due off at 1pm.

The Rhodes Minnis track is situated off the B2068 Canterbury -Hythe road and signposted from Junction 11 of the M20.

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