Smeatharpe Stadium - Sunday 16th May 2010

With large parts of the surrounding area hit by poor weather, it was no surprise that the rain descended on Smeatharpe by mid-afternoon, which left racegoers to get another all-too-familiar soaking, whilst drivers battled with the tricky conditions.

BriSCA F2

Mechanical problems for a small number of drivers in practice led to a couple of them having to sit out the meeting proper, in which 886 Chris Bradbury was very dominant.  Bradbury won heat one, and 783 James Rygor took the second heat.  There was a white top victor in the consolation, as 162 Richard Swales kept clear of those in pursuit.
Front runners in the final were 954 Jamie Beere, 276 Murray Jones and 467 Rob Batten.  However, when a race suspension was imposed for the stricken 14 Mike Priddle (who was subsequently collected by 116 Ashley Rundle after the yellow flags had appeared), the star men were able to close on the leaders, and not long into the restart, Bradbury had hit the front.  He went on to win, and retain the Dave Wilson Memorial Trophy, with Batten the runner-up and 676 Neil Hooper in third.
The Grand National saw Jones secure his maiden BriSCA F2 victory, as the former Saloon Stock Car star showed again that he is getting the hang of his new chosen formula.

Bangers

Once again, the entry of Bangers exceeded 60 cars, which led to plenty more action-packed racing.  Star graders took account of the heats, with 941 Hannah Creed, 382 Danny Hunt and 282 Steve Hunt each triumphant.
In the consolation, 154 Barry Pike took the honours, whilst 458 Tony Bevan looked on course for the final.  At one stage, he had a huge lead, but 75 Paul Fisher kept up the chase, and when Bevan was delayed on the final lap, Fisher fell short of pipping him at the line by a slender margin.  143 Andrew Bond completed the top three.
113 Chris Jeanes took the Allcomers race, to conclude another lively session from the Bangers.

Ministox

A quartet of visiting star grade youngsters swelled the ranks of the Ministox.
156 Georgie Boult Jnr won both of the heats, but 991 Ryan Hoskin maintained his impressive early season form as he swept to victory in the feature final.
Boult and 903 Adam Neville completed the top three in the main race, whilst there were also top three finishes for 315 Tristan Claydon and 953 Sam Matthews.

BriSCA F2 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 886 24 605 105 467 76 954 544 8 to Final
Heat 2 783 676 642 538 990 935 296 257 8 to Final
Consolation 162 276 116 14 31 992 651 827 550 126
Final 886 467 676 276 954 990 783 935 992 24
Grand National 276 467 886 676 24 306 954 990 296 935
Grade Awards W 162 Y 276 B 467
Ministox 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 156 991 315 201 954 903 977 916 955 953
Heat 2 156 991 953 966 945 942 977 201 954 979
Final 991 156 903 942 966 945 977 954 212 907
Bangers 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 941 156 708 113 153 28 117 75 87 60
Heat 2 382 242 22 179 677 8 131 607 172 333
Heat 3 282 246 929 143 183 526 130 42 176 nof
Consolation 154 458 379 556 4 to final
Final 458 75 143 154 131 382 708 22 60 379
Allcomers 113 282 131 133 242 511 156 910 75 99
Best Presented 28 866 877
Grade Awards W 179, 8 Y 458, 154 22 B 131, 143 75 R 382, 282 113
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