Do you remember what’s on in September?
The 2016 George Brown Memorial Sprint takes place over September 10 and 11 at East Kirkby Airfield, Lincs and it promises to be the highlight of the sprint calendar. The first George Brown Memorial Sprint was held in 1982 at Santa Pod and the event has grown and grown as one of the biggest events on the National Sprint Association’s calendar. This year’s event is the second in a row at East Kirkby and the events team hope to build on last year’s success. Heading the line-up will be the George Brown Super Nero that has been taken from the National Motorcycle Museum and rebuilt ready for the event and it looks like Tony Brown – George’s son – will be taking on the riding duties again. A super supporting cast of other marvellous machines will also be taking part over the two days, including seven double-engined British-build sprint bikes, including John Hobbs on the famous Weslake double-engined supercharged ‘The Hobbit’ and Colin Fallows’ Super Cyclops double-engined supercharged Norton. If you like something different then keep an eye out for Graham Sykes on his 4000cc V8 ‘Syko’, a three-wheeler that runs nine-second quarters on petrol! Trevor Duckworth should also be in attendance with his Tz350-powered Cycle Car. As you can see a lot of weird (and wonderful) sprinting machinery will be on display and tearing up the runway, which many sprinters reckon is one of the best grass-roots sprinting venues in the country. As well as the sprint, the location of East Kirkby airfield itself is steeped in history. The Air museum is housed on the other side of the road and houses the famous Lancaster bomber ‘Just Jane’ so pop along for a visit. The event takes place at the East Kirkby Airfield, Lincolnshire PE23 4DE. Gate entry is £10.