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Peaty and his team of Ewoks have been scurrying around the forest moon of Greno prepping for the return of 300 Jedi’s capable of piloting their speeders safely between the Wildlife Trust’s tree’s. Episode 9 of the Empire’s Biggest Little Race saw the epic finale of months of preparation and hoarding of radness released in a planet sized explosion. Could a new hope of a trash free race bring together the forces of good to ensure the best race yet and a possible victory of Padawan over Master? Was the Emperor unseated?
With 6000 spectators, Greno Woods in Sheffield was lit up with chatter and cheers for the racers as they laid down their best times through the wall of sound from the noise makers. The Bomb Hole finish arena was brimming with stalls selling food, drink and products to keep all fed, lubricated and lighter of pocket. Racing’s finest MC, Toby Parodi, was on hand to conduct proceedings and let us all know what’s going on. It’s a harmonious cycle event. Greno woods are owned and cared for by the Sheffield and Rotherham wildlife trust who we work with to improve the woods for everyone.
Racing began at 11:30 and final runs were around 3:30pm. The course was open for practice just before 9am with Prize giving and champagne spraying will be just after the final runs of the elite men at 6:30. This year Ratboy, TMo, Sam Reynolds, Jono Jones, Marc Beaumont and Sam Dale all be tried to beat Steve Peat for the win. But the old boy was still hungry and knows the woods like the back of his hand.
Who’s your emperor on? May the 4th be with us all…
Credit: SteelCity Series