Kevin Thrift Memorial Trophy & USSGP Round One
This is East Coast Speedway TV's flagship event. We are very proud to present this event you. Here is what will be happening and how you can get involved!
Kevin Thrift was a rider in the 1970's who raced under a sponsorship for the Leicester Lions junior squad even racing as a team mate to Mitch Shirra among others. Kevin rode again in later years as an amateur and also worked at the new (2011) Leicester Lions venue as a track preparation specialist and was always ready to help management, riders and fans get the most enjoyment out of the sport He dedicated his life to his family, and to motorcycle speedway. He always sought its improvement in the UK. He passed away at 66 years of age on June 22nd 2018 and on June 23rd 2018 Champion Speedway owner and promoter Jason Bonsignore performed a lap of honor for him.
United States open Speedway Grand Prix
We were hoping to get this out there a little sooner but better late than never!!! We have decided to change the process a bit for the US Open Speedway Championships. The Road to the US Open begins this Saturday, June 22nd, at Champion Speedway! We are running a 3 race series, the USSGP (UNITED STATES open SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX, to determine qualifying for the final rounds, Labor Day Weekend. The first 3 Series races will be GP format, 16 rider fields. The top 7 riders in East Coast Points from last season will have an automatic berth this Saturday for the Opening Round, the Kevin Thrift Memorial, at Champion Speedway. Three Wild Cards will be named to the field and Six spots will be open for Qualifying prior to the start of the evening. Anyone who rides in the qualifier heats and does not make the final field will be offered a chance to ride in the Support Division for the night and can try and qualify in again at the next series date, which will be held at Action Park East July 19th. The 3rd round, is tentatively set for Seneca Speedway in Waterloo for a date in August pending completion of track construction. If the track is not ready, the last round will be moved to Action Park East or Champion Speedway. There will also be a Last of the Mohicans Last Man Out Challenge at each Round paying additional prize money. Lots more information over the next couple days! Lineup for Saturday, June 22nd, USSGP Kevin Thrift Memorial Round 1 :
1. Casey Donholt
2. Adam Mittl
3. Len McBride
4. Jeremy Parsons
5. Spencer Portararo
6. Daniel Oakden
7. Dave Oakden
There will be the following CASH prizes:
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