Profile of a Nora Champion – Arran Butcher

Arran Butcher powered to victory in the Island Masters Shale Track Championship and in doing so is the latest rider to be part of our Nora Champion’s Profile…

What type of sport do you race in?

I currently race Speedway in the UK and Grasstrack in the UK / Europe.

What bike do you ride?

Jawa / Stuha bikes with 500cc GM Ashtech Engines.

What Championship did you win?

I won the Island Masters Championship on the Isle Of Wight sponsored by Foxbury Motors and hosted by Grasstrack Banter Promotions / Wightlink Warriors Shale Track Racing Club.

What was your toughest race in the championship?

I had a couple of tough final races, but also some of the handicaps races were challenging having to pass 3 riders in 4 laps starting half a lap behind to win the race.

Who was your biggest rival?

Henry Atkins

What was your best race on the way to the title?

My best race wasn’t a full race as I lost grip and came off on the second lap, but myself & Henry Atkins went wheel to wheel for two really good laps, It would’ve been interesting to see how the race ended!

How does it feel to be NORA British Champion?

I’m really pleased to have won this championship, the whole series was really enjoyable and I look forward to challenging for the title again in 2023.

What are your goals for 2023?
I plan to race Speedway in the UK, Grasstrack in the UK and in Europe, visit the Isle Of Wight as many times as I did this year, and in general just keep progressing and challenging for titles!

Who would you like to thank for their help in 2022?

I’d like to thank my personal sponsors who continue to support me year on year, Sean Wilson for building me quick engines to get the job done, also my family and friends who back me and in particular my Dad for all the hours he puts in when we’re on tour! I’d also like to thank all the promotion and volunteers on the Isle Of Wight for planning and delivering a enjoyable, fast and unique race season.

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