Smeatharpe Stadium - Sunday 18th July 2010

A sizeable crowd assembled at Smeatharpe for the annual Caravan Chaos fixture, which this year boasted the first ever Crash For Cancer Care for the National Bangers, and crash they did, in a particularly hard-hitting display.

Saloon Stock Cars

120 Shane Brown swept majestically to a faultless hat-trick of victories in the Saloon Stock Cars.  Amongst Brown's closest challengers were 199 Phil Powell, Scottish star 618 Stuart Shevill and 103 Chris Horwell, who should have ended the day with more to show for his efforts than a rurnner-up finish in the second heat.  34 Glenn Sanders made a Saloon Stock Car debut, and 198 John Metcalfe raced at Smeatharpe for the first time.

National Bangers (under 1800cc non-Mondeo/Cougar)

The first ever Crash For Cancer Care event for National Bangers, in aid of St Margaret's Hospice, produced some of the hardest hitting and roughest action from the National Bangers at Smeatharpe so far this season.  There were scores of enormous hits and jacking trains throughout the day, with much of the action involving 247 Richard Sparks, 246 Ryan Sparks, 341 Andrew Jones, 191 Ashley Kemble and 452 Anthony Sleeman.  The hits came thick and fast, as the drivers certainly tried to put the 'crash' into Crash For Cancer Care.  Autospeed Bangers star 242 Ben Ellacott took both heats, but was unable to overhaul 776 Terry Senford in the final, and thus the Cornish racer took the main prize, with 55 James Ogborn third and 402 Charlie Callard the only other finisher in fourth.  Ogborn had further glory when he won the short-lived Destruction Derby. 

Ministox

Track Champion 124 Ollie Skeels notched a heat and final double in the Ministox.  In the first heat, Skeels just reeled in 955 Lewis Holden, but Holden made sure he was not caught in heat two.  The third heat saw 156 Georgie Boult spin 986 Sophie Fasey aside one lap from home, to become the third winner of the afternoon in the junior class.  A fraught and untidy Ministox final was stopped one lap early when 953 Sam Matthews rolled over.  Skeels was already in the lead at that stage, which netted him the win by returning the result to the last completed lap.  Second went to Boult, with 954 Hannah Sear in third.  The full result remains subject to a Steward's inquiry.

Reliant Robins

Over a dozen "plastic pigs" contested the season's lone Smeatharpe fixture for Robin Reliants, and 87 Barry Richards proved unstoppable as he racked up a hat-trick of race wins.  During the afternoon, there were assorted rollovers and spills, as the three-wheelers proved surprisingly speedy. 

Caravan Chaos

Approximately a dozen caravans were smashed to smithereens in the annual Caravan Chaos race.  Only two car/caravan combinations went the distance in this most destructive of races, with 369 Gary Holmes leading home 145 Lee Morgan.  Holmes duly regained The Colander Trophy he had won previously.

 

 

Saloon Stock Cars 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 120 199 618 240 328 30 305 360 2 103
Heat 2 120 103 199 618 834 305 360 2 328 240
West of England 120 618 219 199 240 834 360 305 2 34
Ministox 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 124 955 979 903 932 907 954 953 989 945
Heat 2 955 907 903 124 979 986 916 156 315 945
Heat 3 156 315 942 966 991 954 932 916 953 994
Final Result suspended pending enquiry
National Bangers 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 242 55 246 776 47 452 402 191 nof
Heat 2 242 776 110 nof
Final 776 242 55 402 nof
King of Crash/DD 55
Oldest/Rarest 278
Best Presented 47 341 110 402
Reliant Robins 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 87 909 46 318 445 44 78 707 446 21
Heat 2 87 445 78 362 21 182 46 153 nof
Final 87 445 46 909 153
Caravan Chaos 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Collander Trophy 369 145 nof
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