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Romford racer Ranson bags second championship title

PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 August 2018

Phil Ranson in action at the Pre-75 British Grasstrack Championship (Pic: Lesley Jordison)

Phil Ranson in action at the Pre-75 British Grasstrack Championship (Pic: Lesley Jordison)

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Romford grasstrack racer Phil Ranson has bagged his second championship title in the space of a year.

The former Arena-Essex Hammers speedway rider was crowned champion of the Pre-75 British Grasstrack Championship in Cornwall to carry on his recent success.

Ranson now holds both the Pre-75 and ACU British Classic Upright Championship titles after making a return last May.

The experienced rider had originally retired from grasstrack action in 2001, after a 22-year racing career and various championship wins, but recently decided he wanted to take up the sport once again.

“I didn’t think I’d be winning the British championships at my age,” Ranson said.

“I currently hold both classic 250 crowns, pre-75 and pre-90, which I won last year.

“Classic grasstrack is very competitive and it was hard to win on the very fast Cornwall circuit.”

He will now have to defend both his titles.

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