Elvanfoot speedway kid joins Castleford Castles

HURTLING a 125cc motorbike without brakes around corners on a dirt track at 40mph is not everyone’s idea of a good time.
Speedway ace...Greg Mackie (Pic by Sarah Peters)Speedway ace...Greg Mackie (Pic by Sarah Peters)
Speedway ace...Greg Mackie (Pic by Sarah Peters)

But that’s exactly the challenge which Elvanfoot teenager Greg Mackie, of Dumfries Road, regularly faces on the speedway circuit; his fine recent performances have just earned him a move to English outfit Castleford Castles.

Greg’s proud dad Colin said: “Greg only started riding competitively last season, so being snapped up by such a great team is a major achievement for him and will only help him improve.”

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