Originally formed nearly 40 years ago by Carl Stanton on the principle of “good competitive racing, on near standard BSA Bantam machines, at a reasonable cost for ages 12-16 and 16 years plus, on 125/150/175cc bikes” Bantam grasstrack was born.
This was reviewed and revived by the Formula Grasstrack Association which is now the governing body, and incorporates Wrekin Grasstrack Club, and the Whitchurch Motorcycle Club, to include the formula of a “standard” 125cc four stroke Honda machines, enlisting more youth classes followed, we can now cater for all age groups i.e. Auto Cadet 6-8 years(100cc), Cub 8 – 12 years (125cc), Junior 12 – 16 (125cc), and Seniors 16 years plus, All competitors are now using air cooled 4 stroke Honda engines after the BSA power unit was phased out in 2009.
The season comprises approximately of 10-12 race meetings from mid April to the end of October. All meetings are run as championship rounds, trophy events are incorporated in these with a big final race and there is usually one fun team or pairs meeting.
Famous grasstrack and speedway riders that have started their careers with the FGA include Graham Jones, of Wolves and England speedway, Jack Hargreaves, Charlie Saunders, Tom Perry and Adam Roynan.
If you would like to know more, or join the Formula Grasstrack Association as a rider or helper; in order to preserve and enjoy the grassroots of motorcycle sport; please contact the our secretary via the contact us page.