Once a year (this season on August 18) the Southend & District Motor Cycle Club organises the Donut grass track at Latchingdon in Essex, referencing the modest oval course and the bonus packets of doughnuts for award winners.
The short track is a great leveller, when a good start and racecraft can make up any horsepower deficit.
There are classes for modern bikes as well as youth riders, but older machinery makes up a substantial part of the entry.
First race was for JAP-engined bikes only and Brad Davis on a Hagon-JAP soon had the race under control.
Read more in the November 2019 issue of TCM – on sale now!