Otterton drag racer Baxter Williams impresses on Lincolnshire circuit

PUBLISHED: 13:11 15 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:11 15 August 2018

Baxter Williams all set for another race up in Lincolnshire. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Baxter Williams all set for another race up in Lincolnshire. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Archant

Otterton drag racer Baxter Williams and his father Gary were back in Lincolnshire last weekend where Baxter was in action at the George Brown Memorial Sprint.

The pair made the 300-mile trip on Friday evening, this after some last-minute assistance from the ever-reliable Big Pauls Garage in Sidbury, of whom Gary says: “Without Big Pauls Garage we would not have made the trip!”

Saturday saw lovely early morning sunshine and a dry track with about 100 entrants, all hoping to lay some rubber down and for records to fall as well as grab a personal best.

Thirteen-year-old Baxter quickly got into his stride and his times started to tumble with six runs being within 400th of a second of each other.

Dad Gary says: “After a quick refresh he bagged a 16-second run and managed a first place in his class. He has worked so hard to get to where he is and is hopeful of some more good times in the next few meets.”

As for next on the agenda for Baxter and his dad, there’s another meeting at Lincolnshire coming up and then the last knockings of the season will see him in action at Smeatharpe in October and November before Baxter, his machine, and his dad, have a well-earned winter rest!

The final word with dad Gary, who says: “We really cannot Big Paul enough for his on-going help and assistance and also we must say a huge thank you too to Dan Potter from Exmouth Motorcycles.”

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 18:34

It was another super sporting September Saturday for Sidmouth’s big two clubs, Sidmouth Town Football Club and Sidmouth RFC as both won.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:49

The evening of the third Saturday of September saw 11 members of Sidmouth Running Club dust off and power up their head torches to be on the start line ready for a blast around the pebblebed heathland of Woodbury Common and all under the cover of darkness, writes Hamish Spence.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:49

Four Sidmouth runners competed in The Killerton 10k race, writes Hamish Spence.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:46

The annual running of the Famous Easterbrooks three-ball competition was subjected to some dampish conditions, writes Hugh Dorliac.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:00

Wincanton Racecourse will be opening its doors to the public on Friday, October 12 to show off its new facilities ahead of its first meeting of the new season which begins Friday, October 19, writes Lucy Johnson.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00

A friendly match was played against South Dorset on yet another beautiful Sidmouth day, writes Carol Smith.

Read more
Fri, 16:00

The Sidmouth Bowls Club ‘Mixed Umbrella’ is a competition brilliantly organised by David Timms, writes Carol Smith.

Read more
Fri, 10:41

At the beginning and end of each season we hold a club, ladies verses gentlemen match, writes Carol Smith.

Read more
Fri, 10:35

Sidmouth Warriors Under-11s went down 5-2 in their home game against Heavitree Eagles.

Read more
Fri, 10:31

Sidmouth played host to six rinks of men from Bowls Devon playing against Bowls Isle of Wight, writes Carol Smith.

Read more

Local Weather

Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sidmouth Herald twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Show Job Lists


Find planning applications