Beach race has 20,000 total in sights

A scene from last year's beach racing.
A scene from last year's beach racing.
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The annual Skegness beach racing spectacular is just days away - and organisers are hoping that this weekend’s petrolhead fun will be the biggest yet.

Over 20,000 people are thought to have turned out for last year’s two days of racing.

And it is thought that an even larger crowd awaits the third annual event.

“With the first ever Skegness beach race hailed a great success, the second event in 2011 was arguably even better,” said a spokesperson for AMCA Motocross, the organisers.

“Well, we’re now entering the third year, the event planning has commenced, the team are all confirmed again and are promising even bigger things!

“Beach racing guru Rob Meek along with Rich Rose will yet again be designing a tough yet enjoyable track with some challenging sections.

“With an even longer circuit planned, the lap time should be increased, providing even more entertainment for both the rider and the spectators.

“Spectating is still completely free of charge, so don’t miss out!” they added.

The racing action will take place on Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18.

The lengthy circuit that is being created will feature a host of impressive mounds, jumps, waves, chicanes and fast straights.

East Lindsey District Council’s portfolio holder for Economic Regeneration, Coun Craig Leyland, is hopeful the public will be as supportive of the racing as they were in previous years.

He said: “We are delighted to be able to support AMCA in bringing Beach Racing to Skegness for the third year running.

“It is vitally important that we continue to develop the offer to the local people and visitors throughout, for the benefit of the business community.

“We hope many people will come to Skegness and the wider district over the weekend of racing.”