Skegness set for AMCA beach race this weekend (November 8-9)

Richard Mckeown (set back) from Wainfleet St Mary, who will be competing in the three-hour solo race on Sunday, pictured with his son David.
Richard Mckeown (set back) from Wainfleet St Mary, who will be competing in the three-hour solo race on Sunday, pictured with his son David.

The fifth staging of the annual AMCA Beach Race will take place on Skegness’ Central Beach on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9.

With crowds in excess of 20,000 expected to watch the action free of charge, some top racing action is expected.

This year the main three-hour solo race, on Sunday will carry an increased prize fund of £1,000 to the victor.

The action gets underway at 10am on Saturday with a 90-minute contest for clubman and youth solo riders.

At noon comes the quad and sidecar pilots, who take centre stage as they lock horns in what is sure to be a very entertaining but gruelling two hour 30 mins battle.

On Sunday its all about the big three-hour solo clash, which is due to start at 11.30am.

So far, the Skegness Beach race supported by East Lindsey District Council and SECWHA (Skegness East Coast and Wolds Hospitality Association). has produced an illustrious list of winners with French ace Miko Potisek winning the inaugural event, followed by Nez Parker(2011) and Nathan Watson (2012,2013).