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Stroud & District Autograss Club

Stroud & Proud

From strength to strength since 1960 all thanks to the dedication of it's members.

Formed in mid 1960's by a family after returning from a local jalopy meeting and popping into their local pub.

There the met 3 other men who had also been to watch the racing and a club was formed.

The first meeting was held at the Bell Hotel in Stroud with our first chairman was Gordon Coates.

The first race cars were Ford Pops, purchased from local scrap yard.

Approaching 60 years, it is full of hard working members that are all local to the area.

Formed in mid 1960's by a family after returning from a local jalopy meeting and popping into their local pub.

There the met 3 other men who had also been to watch the racing and a club was formed.

The first meeting was held at the Bell Hotel in Stroud with our first chairman was Gordon Coates.

The first race cars were Ford Pops, purchased from local scrap yard.

Approaching 60 years, it is full of hard working members that are all local to the area.

From strength to strength since 1960 all thanks to the dedication of it's members.

Who is Stroud & District Autograss Club?

Overview

Up to eight cars start on a straight line grid and race over 4 - 10 laps. This results in the major race meetings, most of which are staged over the course of two days, offering upwards of 200 races! All classes normally race through qualifying heats and finals followed by, if time permitting, open races where all classes have the opportunity to race each other, and at the major championship meetings you will see the top drivers from each class competing against each other resulting in the Champion of Champions Driver, which is the ultimate title to have!

 

The social aspect of the sport is a very large factor in what makes the atmosphere so enticing and allows friends from all over the United Kingdom to meet and catch up at the 'larger' events. The family nature is still, as has always been, an important factor - sometimes all members of the family are seen to be sharing one car and racing at one meeting.

What is Autograss?

Events

Only a small number of Autograss events require competitors to enter the event prior to the day of racing. With the exception of the National Autograss Championships, this requires qualification / registration from within a club.  There are two National Championships held each year and they are the Mens National Championships which is always held on the first weekend in August, and the Ladies & Juniors National Championships which are usually held on the first weekend in September.

Licenses

A NASA Licence Holder can race at any NASA meeting by just turning up with a car that meets the National Construction Rules for its Class.

 

Racing Licences are available through your local club for Mens, Ladies and Juniors. Also available are Mechanics and Members Licences for those who do not wish to race but would still like to be a part of this very affordable motorsport. It is first and foremost an amateur motorsport, so there are always plenty of opportunities to join in and help to run your Club. As time goes by, there are also chances to become more involved with the sport on a higher organisational level, or of course you can simply turn up and continue enjoying the racing!

More information

If you would like to know more specific details, the best place to start is by visiting your local Race Meeting. To find your closest Club, please visit the the following website: national-autograss.co.uk/venues. Once you know which Club you want to visit, you can then find out when they are next racing by visiting the Fixtures Page on the same website. When you attend an Autograss event, you can speak with people who will always be more than happy to give you more information about the sport. Alternatively, on our Contact Us page you can contact ourselves who are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

On The Grass Dates

2019

Points Dates

7th April 2019

Radford Autograss Club

Westol Hall Farm,

Radford,

Nr Inkberrow,

Worcestershire,

WR7 4LR

www.radfordautograssclub.co.uk

12th May 2019

Evesham Autograss Club

Dodwell Raceway

Just off Evesham Road (B439),

Stratford-upon-Avon,

Warwickshire,

CV37

www.eveshamautograss.com

28th April 2019

Radford Autograss Club

Westol Hall Farm,

Radford,

Nr Inkberrow,

Worcestershire,

WR7 4LR

www.radfordautograssclub.co.uk

21st April 2019

Bredon Hill Autograss Club

Hilltop Raceway

Hasfield Lane,

Tirley,

Gloucestershire,

GL19 4HA

Reserve Dates

21st April 2019

Evesham Autograss Club

Dodwell Raceway

Just off Evesham Road (B439),

Stratford-upon-Avon,

Warwickshire,

CV37

www.eveshamautograss.com

9th June 2019

Evesham Autograss Club

Dodwell Raceway

Just off Evesham Road (B439),

Stratford-upon-Avon,

Warwickshire,

CV37

www.eveshamautograss.com

Please note:  The committee reserve the right to either cancel or move a points meeting due to inclement weather/unforeseen circumstances allowing as much time as possible for members to make alternate arrangements.

Points System

Stroud Club Points (Mens, Ladies & Juniors)

2 heats & final - All 4 meetings.

 

Wiltshire League National Qualifying

2 heats & final - Best 3 from 4 meetings.

Wiltshire League members - Derek Carless Memorial

Highest points scorer - All 4 Meetings.

Off The Grass Dates

2019

Committee Meetings

Start at 8pm at:

The Ship Inn,

Thornbury Road,

Alveston,

Bristol,

BS35 3LL

5th February

5th March

2nd April

7th May

28th May

2nd July

3rd September

1st October

5th November

3rd December

21st January 2020*

*6:30pm - Only date to sign on except for new members or at committee’s discretion.

Club Meetings

Start at 8:30pm at:

The Ship Inn,

Thornbury Road,

Alveston,

Bristol,

BS35 3LL

28th May – Club

2nd July - Club

3rd September

1st October - Club

26th January 2020*

*AGM - 7:30pm - Only date to sign on except for new members or at committee’s discretion.

Social Events

Dinner & Dance 2019.

9th November 2019

Venue - The Gables

Time - 5.30pm

Track Erections

Venue - TBC

Date - TBC

It is imperative for all members to attend track erection. Please inform Chair if you are unable to attend.

Championship Winners

 

National Champions

Mens

1974 - Dave Allen S37D - Class 9

1978 - Joe Brewer S27D - Class 1

1979 - John Watson S14D - Class 1

1980 - Bill Summers S38D - Class 5

1982 - Bill Summers S38D - Class 5

1989 - Bob Tallboys S1D - Class 9

1991 - Steve Smith S20D - Class 7

1994 - Martin Anns S22D - Class 10

1995 - Martin Anns S22D - Class 10

1997 - Matt Thompson S36D - Class 4

1998 - Matt Thompson S35D - Class 4

1998 - Steve Smith S20D - Class 7

2000 - Dave Smith S21D - Class 9

2005 - Dave Smith S21D - Class 9

2006 - Neil Robins S29D - Class 5

2006 - Matt Thompson S36D - Class 7

2008 - James Candy S2D - Class 9

2009 - Aaron Middleton S80D - Class 1 & CofC*

2017 - Adrian Herbert S26D - Class 3

Ladies

1974 - Jenny Thompson S36D - Class 4

1977 - Val Cole S44D - Class 4

1979 - Gay Watson S14D - Class 4

1979 - Lyn Smith S38D Class 5 - and CofC*

1981 - Jenny Thompson S34D - Class 4

1981 - Gill Bird S3D - Class 10 and CofC*

1984 - Jenny Thompson S36D - Class 4 and CofC*

1984 - Sandra Williams S34D - Class 8

1988 - Tracey Aldridge S5D - Class 8

1999 - Lindsay Pitman S82D - Class 6

2001 - Lindsay Pitman S82D - Class 6

2002 - Tracey Aldridge S27D - Class 1

2004 - Tracey Aldridge S80D - Class 1

2015 - Sarah Bateman S45D - Class 5

2016 - Tracey Aldridge S5D - Class 9

2018 - Sarah Bateman S45D - Class 5

*CofC = Champion of Champions

 
 

A non-contact Motorsport that takes place on an oval track, although varying by venue.

400m tracks with a natural soil surface.

Close natured racing with thrills and spills never too far away.

BAS & UKAC Champions

British Autograss Series

Mens

2006 - Aaron Middleton S80D - Class 1 and OC*

 

Ladies

1998 - Donna Smith S21D - Class 9

1999 - Lindsay Pitman S82D - Class 6

2000 - Donna Smith S21D - Class 9

2001 - Rhiannon Smith S40D - Class 8

2009 - Bev Candy S222D - Class 9

2012 - Sarah Bateman S45D - Class 5

2013 - Tracey Aldridge S5D - Class 9

2014 - Sarah Bateman S45D - Class 5

2015 - Sarah Bateman S45D - Class 5

 

Juniors

2002 - Neil Robins S29D

2007 - Scott Aldridge S27D

UK Autograss Series

Mens

2013 - Pete Bott Jr S47D - Class 7

2013 - James Candy S2D - Class 9 and OC*

2014 - Adrian Herbert S26D - Class 3

2016 - Adrian Herbert S26D - Class 3

2017 - Stuart Deacon S60D - Class 5

 

Ladies

2013 - Bev Candy S50D - Class 8

Juniors

2018 - Tom Herbert S31D - Junior Saloons

*OC = Overall Champion