DTRA held its opening season practice at Rye House Speedway, in Hertfordshire on March 22, with a superb turn out of riders.

Against the advice of weather forecasts, the practice session still went ahead, and riders enjoyed five hours of testing and practice, ahead of the coming season.

Track owner and operator, Len Silver is a master of track preparation and against all odds had prepared a fantastic surface for the days riding. The practice session attracted riders from France and Germany, who are planning to cross the channel this year to compete in Europe’s best attended Dirt Track Racing series.


Riders from all classes took the opportunity to shake down their machinery ahead of the 2014 Season. 15-year-old, Oliver Brindley, will surely be a name to watch out for in 2014. It was his first full season riding in the adult pro class. Master of the UK scene, Peter Boast, was also looking fast on his Team Suzuki. The new vintage class is shaping up to be very interesting and Frank Chatokhine was on fire on his newly converted Triumph.

DTRA still have a training school on Sunday April 13, ahead of the season opener at Leicester Speedway on Sunday, April 27.