TWO youngsters from Powys are making a name for themselves in the exciting world of autograss.

Eleven-year-old Cooper Bellis from Guilsfield started autograss racing in May 2023 and was racing at Star Autograss in Telford earlier this month and qualified for the summer nationals after ending an impressive first, second and fourth in the heats.

17 year old Jack Lewis of Trewern won all three heats at Star Autograss and collected maximum points to seal his place in the nationals to be held later this year.


County Times: Jack Lewis of Trewern in action. Picture by Ian Francis.Jack Lewis of Trewern in action. Picture by Ian Francis.

Typically, autograss races are conducted on tracks spanning approximately 400 meters and featuring grass or mud surfaces.

The National Championships, held annually, comprise separate class events for men, women and juniors. The championships usually take place from August to September.