National Hot Rod World Final
After coming so close over so many years, local favourite Carl Boardley finally won his first National Hot Rod World Championship at a scorching Foxhall International Raceway, Ipswich on 1st and 2nd July. It proved to be the most controversial World Final for years with Carl colliding with Andy Steward as they raced side by side on the very last lap.
2006 Iswich Spedewekeekend
This year’s Ipswich Spedeweekend will go down as one of the hottest ever. Blazing sunshine and cloudless blue skies throughout the weekend sent temperatures soaring above 30oC on both days. The weekend saw some 39 races and featured no less than 440 cars!
Project Sierra Stockie
During the last couple of years we have had two detailed looks at specific race car build-ups, one the BriSCA F2 created by the Chalkley team, which Trevor recorded, then Paul Huggett had the inside info on Pete Blomfield’s new Chevrolet powered Spedeworth V8. Both these type of cars are not really what I would term as ‘easy’ for the average racer to build, as the amount of adjustable suspension parts and the fact that the chassis has to be built from scratch would put a lot of people (me included) off; nowadays it is almost the norm for the major parts, chassis, engine or suspension to be built by a known supplier and it seems there are endless car builders around the country that are happy to build part or all of your race car.
Actually, there’s nothing grim about it. Grimley Raceway has been presenting short oval racing for more years than some better-known venues.
Midget Car Speedway
At last – it’s happened! Somebody has finally written a book about old time Midget car racing, that neglected backwater of British oval racing. Neglected, and yet arguably, this was the very thing which paved Somebody has finally written a book about old time Midget car racing, that neglected backwater of British oval racing. Neglected, and yet arguably, this was the very thing which paved the way for today’s myriad branches of our oval track sport. From the thundering BriSCA F1 Stock Car or super-fast National Hot Rod to the humblest Rookie Banger, they all owe a debt to those early pioneers.