United Downs Raceway - Sunday 3rd October 2010

The final national fixture of the season at the United Downs Raceway, was one of high significance, for National Bangers and BriSCA F2 Stock Cars in particular.  After heavy overnight rain, the meeting actually took place in dry conditions.

National Bangers

World Champion 190 Steve Bailey marked his return after a four month absence by storming to victory in the Cornish Championship.  452 Anthony Sleeman and 341 Andrew Jones finished as second and third respectively.
In the first of two Allcomers races, 55 James Ogborn led until the closing stages when he was bundled into a spin in the turnstile bend, and he then became beached on the infield banking.  Bailey pounced on the chaos involving the leaders, and picked up the pieces to seal his second win of the afternoon.
A third win came Bailey's way in the Allcomers race, when he edged past Jones in the closing stages.
Just four cars made it on track for the DD, which was won by 452 Anthony Sleeman when he saw off 45 Anthony Croshaw in a big head-on in the pits bend.
239 Steve Carter was a Best Presented winner, along with 177 Will Powell and 178 Michael Davies - the latter pair's smartly painted orange and white cars being quite superb.

BriSCA F2 Stock Cars

The day's F2 events near enough put 676 Neil Hooper in dreamland, as he won both his heats, and the Old Motor Cycle Club Trophy final.  With thirteen lead laps completed, too, Hooper scooped £325 of added prize money.
The opening race for F2s saw fourteen drivers contest the White & Yellow grade final, which developed into a three-way shootout between 954 Jamie Beere, 797 Dan Moss and 605 Liam Rowe, with Rowe hitting the front five laps from the end.  Rowe went on to win, to repeat the victory he managed in the corresponding event last season.
The win helped Rowe to maintain his lead in the Track Championship, but in heat two, Neil Hooper overhauled 954 Jamie Beere late on to take the victory.  Rowe and Hooper met in heat three, and whilst Hooper won again, Rowe suffered a puncture and could only limp home in tenth.
That gave Hooper a seven point lead going into the final.  785 Liam Deeble showed good speed to clock up four lead laps at the start of the race, and then 916 Luke Thomas took over to grab the next three laps.  However, Hooper was already on his tail and he pounced to hit the front, before leading home 990 Paul Rice, who gallantly chased him all the way.  374 Gary Stephens was third.  With Liam Rowe failing to finish, Hooper duly put the seal on the Track Championship.
Continuing his fine end of season form, 954 Jamie Beere swept to victory in the Grand National. 


The day's races for the youngsters proved to be especially successful for 935 James Flint.  In the first heat, Flint won for the first time in his career.  Flint then went on to win again in the second race.  The Final was interrupted by a big crash at the end of the back straight, which then resulted in damage to the safety fence.  Once that had been repaired, after a lengthy delay, the race resumed, with Flint out front once more.  However, he came under fire from 315 Tristan Claydon, only for 991 Ryan Hoskin to dive underneath both cars and grab the lead.  However, Claydon fought back and shoved Hoskin wide, to regain the lead.  Claydon went on to see out the last two laps, whilst Hoskin was caught up by the chasing pack and fell down the order.  Claydon won, Flint was second and third went to 996 Phil Chapman.

Reliant Robins

A small number of three-wheelers kept the crowd entertained with some fun antics.
87 Barry Richards swept to a hat-trick of wins, but the Entertainer Awards were shared out amongst 776 Terry Senford, 707 Jeremy Moss and 386 Bobby Stilgo.

BriSCA F2 Stock Cars 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 W&Y 605 954 797 835 116 891 374 31 302 126
Heat 2 676 954 126 105 990 935 315 830 116 374
Heat 3 676 990 935 830 835 891 916 992 31 605
Final 676 990 374 315 116 954 935 126 992 985
Grand National 954 990 116 374 835 126 797 315 992 985
Grade Awards W 916 Y 954 B 116
All Saints Series 835
Ministox 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 935 916 942 991 954 996 907 989 966 315
Heat 2 935 991 954 942 315 916 907 903 932 953
Final 315 935 996 954 966 991 989 916 953 903
Reliant Robins 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 87 46 707 444 776 386 nof Best Entertainer 776
Heat 2 87 444 386 707 nof Best Entertainer 707
Final 87 707 444 386 nof Best Entertainer 386
National Bangers 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Cornish Championship 190 452 341 47 714 55 162 45 239 nof
Allcomers 1 190 239 162 452 714 341 nof
Allcomers 2 190 341 162 452 45 239 66 nof
King of Crash/DD 452
Best Presented 177 178 239

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