Return to the Mendips
SC reporter, Jerry Fisher, has fond memories of the Mendips Raceway circuit at Cheddar. He returned on Easter Sunday for the BriSCA F2 World Qualifying Round.
Chef of All Trades
Spedeworth EA Swaffham Stadium Manager Clive Parsons – or as he is referred to by those who know him, ‘Travis Perkins’, is a builders’ merchants, supplying tools, equipment and materials throughout the UK and surprise, surprise, Swaffham as well, which is exactly how Clive feels sometimes – he is renowned for buying a lot of gear and then providing his own ‘unofficial’ rental service for anyone who asks!
Round the Leagues Part two: 1937
Following the disastrous attempt to introduce midget car league racing in 1934, over the next three years the formula concentrated on individual racing.
By 1936, they pre-empted motorcycle speedway by staging a world championship at Hackney in east London. This went on a few weeks before speedway’s first official world championship took place at Wembley stadium.
Carl Edwards has literally sprung onto the NASCAR scene taking his first Nextel Cup win after passing Jimmie Johnson at the finish line in Atlanta recently. After an early career on the mid-western dirt tracks he ran a handful of USAC Silver Crown races and then made the switch to the NASCAR Truck Series with an under funded Truck team in 2002 where he competed in seven races and chalked up a top ten result, it was from there he was spotted by Roush Racing and placed in a seat intended for Kyle Busch, younger brother of Roush’s reigning Nextel Cup champ Kurt.