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Picture special - the return of the British Autograss Series to Stratford





ORGANISERS hailed the return of the British Autograss Series to Stratford as a roaring success after attracting nearly 700 drivers.

Evesham Autograss Club hosted the opening round of the 2024 competition at the John Wilkin Raceway at Dodwell.

The event featured 12 senior men’s and women’s classes and three junior classes in round one of the five-round series.

Scenes from the Evesham Autograss Club meeting at Dodwell last Sunday. Photo: Mark Williamnson
Scenes from the Evesham Autograss Club meeting at Dodwell last Sunday. Photo: Mark Williamnson

Charlie Holloway was in top gear for the home club to begin his British championship title defence with a convincing win in class 5 with a half-a-lap advantage.

Also winning his class was Evesham clubmate Mitch Wells while Andy Kelsey (second in class 1) and Darren Grasby (third in class 4) took podium places.

In the women’s races, Macey Carlin-Grasby secured third place in class 7, one spot ahead of Tina Grasby, and in the very competitive junior saloon class Ben Hughes took third place.

Scenes from the Evesham Autograss Club meeting at Dodwell last Sunday. Photo: Mark Williamnson
Scenes from the Evesham Autograss Club meeting at Dodwell last Sunday. Photo: Mark Williamnson

“We had just under 700 drivers and we were able to ensure they all had at least three races so it proved really successful,” said club secretary Jill Grasby.

“It was the first time in a number of years we’ve been able to host the British Autograss Series and thankfully the weather was lovely which was a real help. When it’s wet it can be quite challenging. We worked exceptionally hard to make sure it was a successful meeting and I don’t think any of the drivers were disappointed.”

Scenes from the Evesham Autograss Club meeting at Dodwell last Sunday. Photo: Mark Williamnson
Scenes from the Evesham Autograss Club meeting at Dodwell last Sunday. Photo: Mark Williamnson

Evesham are already looking forward to being the centre of the national calendar again next year when they host the national ladies and junior finals in September 2025.

They had held the national men’s finals last year.

The next action is on 7th July when they stage the Alf Cope memorial meeting.

Scenes from the Evesham Autograss Club meeting at Dodwell last Sunday. Photo: Mark Williamnson
Scenes from the Evesham Autograss Club meeting at Dodwell last Sunday. Photo: Mark Williamnson
Scenes from the Evesham Autograss Club meeting at Dodwell last Sunday. Photo: Mark Williamnson
Scenes from the Evesham Autograss Club meeting at Dodwell last Sunday. Photo: Mark Williamnson
Scenes from the Evesham Autograss Club meeting at Dodwell last Sunday. Photo: Mark Williamnson
Scenes from the Evesham Autograss Club meeting at Dodwell last Sunday. Photo: Mark Williamnson
Scenes from the Evesham Autograss Club meeting at Dodwell last Sunday. Photo: Mark Williamnson
Scenes from the Evesham Autograss Club meeting at Dodwell last Sunday. Photo: Mark Williamnson
Scenes from the Evesham Autograss Club meeting at Dodwell last Sunday. Photo: Mark Williamnson
Scenes from the Evesham Autograss Club meeting at Dodwell last Sunday. Photo: Mark Williamnson


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