Monday, 20 August 2012

Rusty Nail Does Flat Track #31

We turned up at Scunny yesterday early to give a helping hand if needed, when Dave (skooterfarm) asked me if i fancied racing his 600 rotax, obviously i said yes!
We had spoke a little about practicing etc last month when we were both marshalling at Buxton, but i never thought i'd actually ride one of these monsters!
Everyone was awesome in telling me how to go on, Gary from sideburnmag even walked me through the track.
So there i was in leathers ready to do the pre-heats practice, i then found out that the novices(me) were out with the restricted class. This is about the time i considered browning myself.
Anyhow all was good and i got a good feel for the bike, put all the tips i had gathered into practice and lived the dream. The grid positions couldn't have landed any better. First race i started 11th on the grid, 2nd race 8th on the grid and 3rd race 1st on the grid.

Here's some pics i gathered from various sources. I'm #31

Massive thank you to Dave Arnold for giving me the opportunity to have the experience and giving me the flattrack bug. Also thanks to everyone for the tips and hospitality.
I'm now having a garage clearout to raise funds for this fast approaching addiction.


  1. Awesome stuff man, chuffed for you, great action shots too, lookin the full pro.

  2. Ross, I think you're going to be really good. You looked more natural on the bike than me and I've been doing it six or seven seasons. If you are getting a bike, get the best you can (and that doesn't have to cost a bomb), getting a nail will demoralise you. The bike Dave mentioned is a beauty and owned by an expert mechanic, so it'll be right, I reckon.
    Well done and big respect for jumping on and wringing its neck. G

    1. Cheers G! Hopefully this is going to happen. Bring on next season!

  3. Fantastico! talk about inspiring what a story. When I saw you at Dirt Quake on yer bogseat I thought you had raced before. Well done. May see you out there.