Buxton Speedway – Hitmen
Buxton Speedway Team, known as the Hitmen, race near to the spa town in Derbyshire, in arguably the most picturesque setting of any speedway track and the highest Speedway in England.
Speedway bikes have no brakes, just one gear, a clutch and 500cc engines which run on methanol fuel and can accelerate to 60 mph, faster than a Formula 1 car!
They race around oval circuits of around 300 metres in length in an anti-clockwise direction. To get around the tight corners at high speed the riders actually have to accelerate to bring the rear wheel out and initiate a “skid”!
It’s fast, it’s furious, it’s family entertainment.
Dale Head Lane,
Racing Sundays 3pm – April to October.
• Car parking
• Catering outlets
• Licensed bar
• Trackside parking