MOTORSPORT: Water drought may cause club to bite dust

Eat my dirt: But Mel Clayton's Special is just one of the machine's giving off too much dust at Spalding Autograss Club.
Eat my dirt: But Mel Clayton's Special is just one of the machine's giving off too much dust at Spalding Autograss Club.
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THE future of Spalding Autograss Club is in doubt – because of the continued water drought in South Holland.

At the time of going to print, the Holbeach-based club still hadn’t heard from the Environment Agency as to whether they will be allowed a water extraction licence.

Without water, they cannot keep the track damp and prevent the dust from affecting their neighbours, while it also makes it very dangerous for the drivers and spectators.

A lower than usual attendance of drivers enjoyed another excellent day of Spalding’s most recent meet back on June 12.

Despite the much-needed rain falling from late morning, the conditions were still near-perfect to give the spectators their entertainment. The Junior drivers weren’t put off by the damp conditions and continued to race in their daredevil manner, with a bit of slipping and sliding taking place on the bends.

The next meeting is scheduled for this coming Sunday, but there is a strong possibilty that this meeting, and future meetings may have to be cancelled.

Visit www.spaldin gautograss.co.uk or phone 07982 704127 for an update on the meet.