TOUGH CONTESTS: North Coast Road Racers' Jimmy Britton (98) edges out local boy Lee Cheetham (36).
TOUGH CONTESTS: North Coast Road Racers' Jimmy Britton (98) edges out local boy Lee Cheetham (36). Contributed

MOTORCYCLING: Road Racers take over hillclimb track

MOTORSPORT: The second round of the 2016 North Coast Road Racers season is set to touch two wheels down in the Clarence Valley this weekend as riders battle it out at the Grafton Hillclimb track at Mountain View Motor Sport Complex.

And local club member Lee Cheetham cannot wait to welcome the racers to his home race track.

"Last year I rode every race meeting with them but I haven't been able to this season due to other commitments," Cheetham said.

"We get a lot of guys from across the state and even interstate come down for the monthly race meetings so it is great for the local town."

Cheetham might not be able to race this weekend after having surgery recently but the racer is itching to get back on the track.

The club will be racing on both tomorrow and Sunday from 9.30am with challenges in all classes from 50cc to 500cc.

Club president Jimmy Britton is a fan of the Grafton track but he said it can polarise the competition.

"You either love it or you hate it," Britton said.

"It is a fast, flowing sort of track but it can provide some really tight contests."

A highlight of the weekend's racing will be the one-hour Ironman challenge where racers are tested to complete the most laps in an hour of racing.

Cheetham has had plenty of practice for this weekend with the army man entered in his first national racing championship this season.

The Grafton Power Products rider is racing on the Australian Superbike Championship tour in the 300 Production class.



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