Baxter second in latest drag racing outing in Lincolnshire

PUBLISHED: 13:23 22 June 2018

Baxter Williams, on his four-stroke Apilia all set for his semi-final at Lincolnshire and about to race an opponent on a two-stroke Aprilia.

Baxter Williams, on his four-stroke Apilia all set for his semi-final at Lincolnshire and about to race an opponent on a two-stroke Aprilia.

Archant

Baxter Williams and his father Gary made the 600-mile round trip to Lincolnshire for the second time this season.

On the Saturday, there was a huge turnout of over 80 bikes competing in 15 different leagues for the finals on Sunday.

Baxter shaved hundredths of a second off no fewer than seven consecutive runs on the trot to bag himself an 18.72 second best for the Saturday, which put him into the finals on Sunday.

Sunday’s finals got underway after a day’s racing, with Baxter winning first his quarter-final and then his semi-final.

He lost out in the final by a single second to his good friend Levi.

Dad Gary said: “The highlight of Baxter’s weekend was going head to head against a Yamaha 535cc, which he beat off the line and through the lights by nearly two seconds.”

Racing returns locally on July 21 with another meeting at Smeatharpe where all are welcome to get along and try the strip along with the Straightliners crew.

Gary says: “We must again say a huge round of thanks to Big Paul of Cotford Sidbury for his continued support.”

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 18:31

The newly formed Exmouth and Withycombe junior girls’ rugby team has bagged itself a super sponsorship following news that the Exmouth branch of RGB Building Supplies is to back them.

Read more
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Exmouth Town are in Tuesday night action (kick-off 7.30pm) when they entertain Plymouth Argyle in the quarter-finals of the St Lukes Bowl, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Brixington Blues Under-14s were in stunning form as they put Okehampton to the sword, beating the visiting side 15-0.

Read more
Sunday, December 9, 2018

The second Saturday of December saw another home success for Exmouth Town, but defeat in an East Devon derby for Budleigh Salterton and a firth successive reversal for Exmouth RFC.

Read more
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Cross-country flying lately for members of the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club has been limited to the simulator, but training flights continue on any reasonable day, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Friday, December 7, 2018

On (December 8) Exmouth Town’s first team entertain Camelford at Southern Road with kick-off at 3pm.

Read more
Friday, December 7, 2018

On the eve of the fixture away at University fourths, Graham Tapp informed me that he was no longer the manager of Budleigh Salterton Reserves, but would take charge of this one last match, being played at Duckes Meadow, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Exmouth United Under-11s exited the League Cup when beaten 2-1 by hosts Heavitree.

Read more
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Exmouth Town Under-13s suffered a 4-0 defeat in what was an entertaining Exeter and District Youth League meeting with Exmouth United.

Read more
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Budleigh Salterton Under-14 girls were in great form when they took on Stoke Hill Juniors in a Sunday morning league game, writes SpursTom.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Exmouth Journal twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy



Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications