News that the entry process has opened for the Barry Sheene Classic meeting, at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, is news that various naysayers, doom and gloom merchants, thought would never enter the horizon.
Well it has, and it’s fabulous news for racers, teams, sponsors, marshals, long term Scarborough fans, road racing aficionados and the brilliant Two Four Three Road Racing Association.
Racers have until the 28th of June, to place entries in for the Barry Sheene Classic, which will mix high spec, exotic, illustrious yesteryear machinery, with modern day classes Supersport, Super Twins and Formula 2 Sidecars.
1000cc Superstock, Superbike competition won’t take place at the July meeting, but yesteryear pre 92 Superbikes, like ZXR 750 Kawasaki’s, XR69 Suzuki’s will grace in two months time the ‘Mini TT’.
Amongst a large group of racers planning to return to England’s sole roads course in July, include Phil Stead, Justin Waring, Kiaran Hankin, Rodger Wibberley, Julian Tillotson and local hero James Tadman.
Commenting on the entry process, beginning for the Barry Sheene Classic, new event promoter Eddie Roberts stated:
“We finally took hold of the keys to the track at the weekend, and we’re moving in, everything is coming together as planned.
We’ve been inundated with racers asking about entries, and we are expecting the demand to be high. We will also be announcing ‘star’ riders shortly.
It’s an exciting time and we really appreciate all the support via our social media channels.”
Words by Stevie Rial