Since 1994 Matt has competed in National Autograss racing, as Shaun did before him. An amateur form of motorsport, autograss takes place up and down the country on fields. The track is the same size as a running track, 400 yards, a dirt oval marked by tyres or cones and lined on the outer by steel rope and armco. The competing cars are split into 10 classes, depending on engine size and body type, and vary from standard Mini’s, upto purpose built single seaters with two motorbike engines!! You can find-out more at www.national-autograss.co.uk/index.html
Matt races in one of the three single seater classes, class eight. Upto 1351cc. rear engined, rear wheel drive, Matts car has a Suzuki Hayabusa engine in, capable of 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds! With the only real weight in the rear, wheelies are common and the only way to get the car around the track is by ‘drifting’ the car sideways around the bends! Committment and trust in the car are a must!