This weekend on Between the Lines we were joined by Alan Mason, who was in the studio to talk about Frankie’s Classic Car & Bike Fest in aid of Saint Francis Hospice.
Alan gave us a few previews for what is coming up for the event taking place on Sunday the 3rd of September at the Ford Technical Centre, Dunton. Included will be celebrations of the 15th anniversary for the Mk1 Ford Focus and the 25th anniversary of the Escort Cosworth.
Alan Masom. Frankie’s Car Fest
The event has something for everyone, including the rockabilly band the 501s playing live and the Hornchurch Jive Bombers swinging in style.
This weekend on Between the Lines we looked back at Friday evening’s football action, at the start of the season.
Sky Bet Championship
Nottingham Forest 1-0 Milwall
Barrie McKay with a storming goal.
Sunderland 1-1 Derby
Lewis Grabban equaliser from the penalty spot for the home team at the Stadium of light.
Also looking back at the evening before’s Rugby League.
Huddersfield 36-6 Wakefield Trinity
Hull FC 32-16 Salford
Leeds Rhinos 32-16 Wigan Warriors
Where a Stevie Ward hat-trick helped the Rhinos to a 32-16 win.
In the show itself we were looking at the Ladbrokes Premiership 12.30 kick-off between Celtic & Hearts. Ending with the home side winning 4-1 at Celtic Park.
National League action kept us occupied with the 12.30 kick-off.
Sutton United 2-0 Leyton Orient was the final score At Gander Green Lane.
In cricket, the 4th test between England & South Africa
At Old Trafford.
England leading the series 2-1.
We also looked ahead to other local sides with 3.00 kick-offs.
Sky Bet League One
3pm Southend United v Blackburn Rovers
Southend starting the season as play-off favourites. Blackburn start as favourites to win the championship.
Sky Bet League Two
3pm Accrington Stanley v Colchester United
John McGreal’s team travel to the Wham Stadium.
3pm Dagenham & Redbridge v Barrow
John Still’s team at home for the first match of the season.
Phoenix FM’s teenage racing driver Lochlan Bearman is counting down the days to the start of the 2017 season opener at Brands Hatch on April 9th.
The 5 times karting Champion made the step into the Ford Fiesta Junior Championship as the youngest driver on the grid when he was 14 last season and despite some poor luck finished 4th in the Championship.
Fiesta Junior Driver Lochlan Bearman
“at the start of the season my objective was a top 10 finish but I realised after the first round at Silverstone that I could do well if we could get the car set-up optimally, however having been running 3rd and closing on 2nd towards the end of the season it was disappointing that the final 2 rounds went so wrong with an electrical fault and being put into the barriers respectively ruining both meetings” said the Essex based youngster.
This season he has been signed by the leading Jamsport Team and pre season testing has gone very well with Bearman topping the timesheets. It’s a massive change going into a big team with all of the support, knowledge and know-how they have. I immediately felt at home and I’m learning more all the time.
Lochlan is Ready for the Forthcoming Season
Testing went very well for me but we will know exactly where we are when the racing starts at Brands and I just cannot wait. I really want to win the Championship this year and feel that I’m in the right team to do this, there are still things that would support my challenge such as more testing and some car improvements but currently I don’t have the budget for that. I am very excited and feel positive for the season.
Bearman’s Championship quest kicks off with Rounds 1 and 2 at Brands Hatch on April 9th.