Burning rubber: racing returns to Melbourne Raceway – photo essay | The Guardian

Photojournalist Gary Calton packed his earplugs alongside his cameras as he visited the north of England’s only drag racing track on the day Melbourne Raceway reopenedYorkshire’s Melbourne Raceway held its first event after a successful funding campaign where a loyal and dedicated racing community, including enthusiasts and competitors from all over the UK, helped raise more than £104,000 to repair the venue and bring it back to its former glory. It had lain idle and fallen into disrepair over a number of years. It is the only track of its kind in the north of England and attracted a Covid-19-limited capacity of 100 competitors and 500 spectators for its first event, entitled Dragtastic, on the weekend of 8 August 2020. Continue reading…

Photojournalist Gary Calton packed his earplugs alongside his cameras as he visited the north of England’s only drag racing track on the day Melbourne Raceway reopened

Yorkshire’s Melbourne Raceway held its first event after a successful funding campaign where a loyal and dedicated racing community, including enthusiasts and competitors from all over the UK, helped raise more than £104,000 to repair the venue and bring it back to its former glory. It had lain idle and fallen into disrepair over a number of years.

It is the only track of its kind in the north of England and attracted a Covid-19-limited capacity of 100 competitors and 500 spectators for its first event, entitled Dragtastic, on the weekend of 8 August 2020.

Continue reading…


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