Smeatharpe Stadium - Sunday 29th November 2009

A huge "well done" would appear to be in order for all of the drivers, crews, spectators, officials and racegoers who braved some decidedly horrible weather conditions at Smeatharpe's Last Day Of Term meeting. A small number of the National Banger drivers gamely entered into the spirit of the "School Days" theme, but turning out in school-themed fancy dress on the Grand Parade, which also featured the Ministox.

National Bangers (unlimited cc)

There was an interesting mix of cars for the final unlimited cc date of the season in the westcountry, including an old Volvo for 99 David Spooner, a Triumph 2000 for 411 Simon Giles and a Vauxhall Carlton Limo for 410 Daniel Galley.  There were also three used Mk I Granadas, for 514 Marty Eighteen (on his track debut), 239 Steve Carter and World Champion 190 Steve Bailey.
The furthest travelled driver, rising teenage star 17 Kyle Overy, won the first heat.  Eighteen took heat two, and Bailey was the winner of the final, which clinched him the Autospeed Points Championship.
Just three cars made it out for the DD, which went to Andrew Jones, in the borrowed 382 Tommy Hutchings car.

Stock Rods

37 Barry Trickey clinched both the Grand National Championship, and the overall Points Championship in the Stock Rods, even though he encountered gearbox problems in the first of the day's two Allcomers races.
Trickey swept to victory from pole position in the GN Championship.  27 Andy Thomas and 92 Adam Daniels took second and third, after 565 Andy Giles was docked two places for his untidy barge past Thomas in the closing stages.
A close-fought Last Chance To Win race saw 730 Brendon Sealy take the chequered, and in the two Allcomers races that followed, 49 Kev Lock and 34 Glenn Sanders also recorded their first victories of the season.

Ministox

A fine showing of over 20 youngsters contested a trio of Ministox races.
Heat one saw 124 Ollie Skeels cross the line first, but he was docked for jumping a restart, and that handed the win to 104 Joe Parker.
In heat two, Parker and 315 Tristan Claydon were each docked, for a jumped start, and that saw 156 Georgie Boult inherit the win.
Skeels took the final to clinch the Track Championship, whilst Boult finished as the runner-up and third went to 960 Dale Moon.

National Bangers 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 17 382 47 45 127 514 66 nof
Heat 2 514 190 239 45 17 383 47 nof
Final 190 239 514 17 382 127 nof
DD 341
American Studies n/a
Art 864 99
Geography 17 127 864 99
History 411 410 99
Star Pupil n/a
Stock Rods 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Grand National Final 37 27 92 565 193 125 730 40 34 49
Last Chance to Win 730 193 27 34 49 40 370 nof
Alllcomers 1 49 565 730 125 92 193 27 181 241 370
Allcomers 2 34 49 193 37 125 92 730 54 370 241
Ministox 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 104 156 124 960 991 917 298 961 979 277
Heat 2 156 124 995 104 315 960 991 298 979 277
Final 124 156 960 315 277 995 991 979 938 298
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