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QRS JOINS ECOSSE FOR WINTER SERIES OPENER

November 6th, 2019.


Entries are looking good for the first round of the Ecosse Winter Series this weekend, with racers from all over the land converging on the all-weather deep-sand track at Dunbar on the south-east coast of Scotland.


The event is also doubling up as round five of the Quad Racing Scotland championship and many hardy riders, such as Oli Sansom and Robbie Wood, are getting stuck in at Skegness Beach Race on Saturday, prior to travelling up to Dunbar for an early start on Sunday.

Murray Graham, returning from his QXoN injury, will be back out to protect his QRS Championship lead, while the Coates Brothers, Dylan and Kieron, who have featured in the QRS youth classes for many years, are now moving to the adult classes and will be riding at Dunbar for the first time. Dylan will be riding the ex-Shaun Tipping quad on which he (Shaun) won the 2018 QRS Adult Support title.

An unfortunate and notable absentee will be the ever-popular ‘Uncle’ Albert McPherson, who is still suffering from an ankle injury sustained at Weston. Having scored points at every round so far though, his second place in the Over 40s looks safe.

Current standings QRS, after 4 rounds;
Championship: 1. Murray Graham 297, 2. Gary Atkinson 230, 3. Michael Brewis 218

Adult Support: 1. James Nisbet 202, 2. Peter MacGregor 150, 3. Davie Nixon 104

Over 40s: 1. Richie Cornett 300, 2. Darren Albert McPherson 234, 3. Trevor Humphris 60

The Ecosse series promises to again provide a fun-filled family weekend with a non-stop programme of fast and furious racing. The gate is scheduled to drop on the first set of races at 9.00am, and racing will finish within daylight.

The club will hold a two-minute silence on Sunday, as close to 11.00am as possible. A horn will sound to let everyone know – the army cadets marshals will lead the way.

Entry fee is £45, which includes the provision of marshals. Day licences are available and, for anyone missing the goracemx.com entry deadline, late entries can be taken by calling Mark Ritchie on 07946 494259. Spectators will be admitted free-of-charge.