Current Track Point Leaders - Smeatharpe
No. Driver Points
National Bangers
162 Brett Ellacott 78
1 Micky Gunns 0
Old Skool 2L bangers
133 Terry Hill 51
985 Sam Carter 86
Stock Rods
81 Robert Johns 62
BriSCA F2 Stock Cars
127 Matt Stoneman 126
Saloon Stock Cars
56 George Boult Jnr 125

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Autospeed Short Oval Motor Racing | Race Meetings | Previews | Saturday 22nd June 2019

Smeatharpe Stadium - between Honiton and Taunton EX14 4SP

Saturday 22 June 17:00

Day one of the June Speed Weekend is headlined by the Championship of the World for National Bangers.  The qualifying stage of the British Championship for BriSCA F2 Stock Cars will feature multiple heats, with each driver allocated three opportunities to score points for their grid position on Sunday afternoon.  There is also race action for Saloon Stock Cars.

1.15pm Gates open
1.45pm - 3.15pm Paid practice
3.30pm - 4.15pm Open practice - one run per driver (BriSCA F2s & Saloon Stock Cars)
4.45pm Baker Sophie's Cupcake Grand Parade
5.00pm The action begins

  • Neil Truran Motorsport

    Neil Truran Motorsport

  • 907 - Cameron Bradford

    907 - Cameron Bradford

  • 190 - Steve Bailey

    190 - Steve Bailey

  • 382 - Danny Hunt

    382 - Danny Hunt

  • 161 - Billy Smith

    161 - Billy Smith

  • 570 - Jordan Cumming

    570 - Jordan Cumming

  • 99 - David Spooner

    99 - David Spooner

  • 733 - Ricky Stroud

    733 - Ricky Stroud

  • 45 - Anthony Croshaw

    45 - Anthony Croshaw

  • 382 - Tommy Hutchings

    382 - Tommy Hutchings

  • 622 - Garry Webb

    622 - Garry Webb

  • 917 - Andrew Tew

    917 - Andrew Tew

  • 647 - Chris Burgoyne

    647 - Chris Burgoyne

  • 747 - Bradley McKinstry

    747 - Bradley McKinstry

  • 78 - Henry King

    78 - Henry King

  • 941 - Jamie Lane

    941 - Jamie Lane

  • 636 - David North

    636 - David North

  • 759 - Ricky Jameson

    759 - Ricky Jameson

  • 328 - Andy Walker

    328 - Andy Walker

  • 398 - Ian England

    398 - Ian England

  • 184 - Aaron Vaight

    184 - Aaron Vaight

  • 302 - Dale Moon

    302 - Dale Moon

  • 979 - Paul Moss

    979 - Paul Moss

  • 527 - James Riggall

    527 - James Riggall

  • 560 - Luke Wrench

    560 - Luke Wrench

  • 56 - George Boult Jnr

    56 - George Boult Jnr

  • 799 - Joe Powell

    799 - Joe Powell

  • 214 - Tom Yould

    214 - Tom Yould

Neil Truran Motorsport

The westcountry's approved agent for Yokohama tyres, Neil Truran Motorsport, will be in attendance at this event.
Neil Truran Motorsport are now in their 20th year of providing their service and backing to short oval motor racing in the south west.

National Bangers - unlimited cc

The 37th Annual Championship of the World
Sponsored by Milber Salvage & Spares
Bonus prizes courtesy of Toolhub and Bridgestone UK
Click here for the Roll Of Honour
In 2018, teenager 907 Cameron Bradford stunned the world of National Bangers as he claimed the gold roof with a truly assured drive in a high quality entry.  Can the youngster make a successful defence of the title?
Click here to read the Report of the 2018 Championship of the World.
Bradford succeeded 2017 winner, 190 Steve Bailey, who has already assured himself of a place on the grid as the leading scorer on the Autospeed Points championship chart.
Click here to access the Autospeed Points Championship table for National Bangers.
Another former winner due to feature on the grid is reigning Autospeed Points Champion, 162 Brett Ellacott, who took the title in 1998, 2011 and 2015.  Can the 'Bad Boy' add a fourth title to his collection?
Another former holder of a World title due on the grid is 382 Danny Hunt, who was once a World winner at Wimbledon.
Seventeen years ago, Rob Mills came through Last Chance qualifying to land the coveted World title in the corresponding 2002 event.  His son, 440 McCauley Mills, is one of this year's seeded entrants from the Mendips Raceway.
Further interest from the Mendips will include 333 Charlie Randell, who has visited Smeatharpe previously in Micro Bangers, but not as yet in an unlimited cc car, and 7 Jamie Charles.
East Anglian interest is set to be led by 161 Billy Smith, son of Saloon Stock Car British Champion Diggy Smith.
There is a planned first visit to Smeatharpe for this season for 622 Garry Webb, who finished fifth in the corresponding event in 2016.
From the south coast, 208 P J Collins will make his first visit to Smeatharpe for this season, fresh from having won a Banger World Series Wild Card event at Yarmouth last month.
570 Jordan Cumming is due back at Smeatharpe for the first time since the 2018 Championship of the World.  The south east based star was a race winner that evening.  He is due to be joined by his father, 57 Stu Cumming.
714 Paul Smaldon, winner of Blockbuster in 2015, is another driver with a fifth place finish to his name, having achieved that in 2009.
Several Autospeed regulars are due to make their first Smeatharpe appearance of the season, including former European Champion, and one-time winner of Crasharama, 45 Anthony Croshaw; 988 Billy Dennison and 382 Tommy Hutchings, who has twice recorded seventh place finishes in the event.
An appearance by Cornish star 99 David 'Bam' Spooner will also be his first at Smeatharpe for the year.
Father and son duo 120 Mark Ashley and 121 Mike Ashley are set to use the Triumph and RX8 Mazda respectively, which they raced at the Mike May meeting on Easter Sunday at St Day.
Brothers 732 Danny Stroud and 733 Ricky Stroud are due back at Smeatharpe for the first time since the 2018 Crasharama event.

7 Jamie Charles 45 Anthony Croshaw
57 Stu Cumming 82 Danny Hunt
91 Kelvin Cole 99 David Spooner
120 Mark Ashley 121 Mike Ashley
161 Billy Smith 162 Brett Ellacott
190 Steve Bailey 208 P J Collins
240 Rob Setters 278 Shaun Brokenshire
288 Billy Collins 330 Ben Key
333 Charlie Randell 382 Tommy Hutchings
420 Michael Jacobs 440 McCauley Mills
451 Nigel Belfield 514 Marty Eighteen
570 Jordan Cumming 622 Garry Webb
714 Paul Smaldon 732 Danny Stroud
733 Ricky Stroud 787 Marc Key
838 Jamie Peters 891 Darren Wade
911 Rhys Burgess 917 Andrew Tew
988 Billy Dennison

BriSCA F2 Stock Cars

British Championship - qualifying heats
There will be Best In Grade awards for the top scoring White, Yellow and Blue top drivers.
Last year's winner of the British title was Scottish ace 647 Chris Burgoyne.  He won the black and white chequers in 2016 at Nutts Corner in Northern Ireland, but was injured whilst defending the title in 2017 at Bristol.  Just one month into his comeback in 2018, Burgoyne regained the British title, at Mildenhall.
Burgoyne is one of a number of leading Scottish stars set to head south of the border, including reigning World and National Series Champion 7 Gordon Moodie who made a successful raid of the westcountry in May, when he captured the Benevolent Fund Trophy at Smeatharpe.
Further Scottish interest will include former British Champion 16 Craig Wallace, and 2018 Novice of the Year 674 Steven Burgoyne.
From across the Irish Sea, there will be a second Smeatharpe visit of the year for young Northern Irish star, 747 Bradley McKinstry.
There is a first westcountry visit of the season planned by 78 Henry King and 124 Ollie Skeels.  The two East Anglian based drivers are rarely far from the action, with Skeels having come very close to landing the 2018 British title at Mildenhall.
There is a track debut in store for 941 Jamie Lane and for 147 Aidan Derry.
Similarly, 183 Charlie Guinchard is set to race at Smeatharpe for the first time.  The teenager was a back-to-back final winner at Skegness during the east coast circuit's Speed Weekend in May.
Cornish based 196 Phil Chapman is set to race a BriSCA F2 at Smeatharpe for the first time.
138 Joe Larder is aiming to make his track debut.

14 Mike Priddle 118 Josh Toll
137 Russell Chadwick 222 Adrian Watts
227 Stuart Whitemore 228 Stuart Deacon
241 Ginge Crook 376 Daz Seneschall
460 Matt Weston 482 Dale Seneschall
572 James Lindsay 636 David North
663 Bryan Lindsay 734 Glenn Sanders
759 Ricky Jameson 760 Trevor Dube
53 Phil Mann 76 Chris Rowe
134 Cameron McColm 138 Joe Larder
145 Lee Morgan 147 Aidan Derry
183 Charlie Guinchard 196 Phil Chapman
303 Chris Horwell 325 Ryan Sheahan
328 Andy Walker 359 Gary Wrench
398 Ian England 517 Harley Cornock
526 Marc Rowe 539 Steve Hartnett
544 James Rogers 667 Tommy Farrell
801 Jack Cave 828 Julian Coombes
890 Paul Rice 941 Jamie Lane
24 Jon Palmer 25 Stuart Hodson
78 Henry King 91 Harrison Bryant
111 Lewis Geach 124 Ollie Skeels
126 Jamie Avery 184 Aaron Vaight
251 Craig Driscoll 302 Dale Moon
468 Sam Weston 578 Mark Gibbs
689 Joe Marquand 700 Adam Rubery
844 Jack Prosser 895 Ben Goddard
976 Dan Kent 979 Paul Moss
16 Craig Wallace 47 Sean McFerran
101 Kelvyn Marshall 315 Justin Fisher
418 Ben Borthwick 527 James Riggall
542 Steven Gilbert 618 Ben Lockwood
647 Chris Burgoyne 674 Steven Burgoyne
127 Matt Stoneman 560 Luke Wrench
747 Bradley McKinstry
7 Gordon Moodie

Saloon Stock Cars

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Former European Champion 56 George Boult Jnr and rising westcountry star 902 Junior Buster head the entry.
Boult Jnr has continued to pile on the points with a string of impressive performances at Smeatharpe, and he currently leads the Track Championship standings by a comfortable margin.
Junior Buster was the winner of the Club 21 Trophy when the Saloon Stock Cars last raced at Smeatharpe, on Spring Bank Holiday Sunday.
2018 English Champion 27 Kieren Bradford is aiming to make a belated first appearance of the season.
Local interest will be include 276 Ben King and 23 Max Gunter, who each missed the 26 May fixture, and the father and son pairing of former British Champion 199 Phil Powell and 799 Joe Powell.
Teenager 980 Charlie Lobb will race at Smeatharpe for the first time since attaining star grade.
There is a track debut in store for 50 Ben Murray.
470 David Vaughan is again planning to make the long trek south from Yorkshire.
There is good East Anglian representation expected from 800 Scott Greenslade and 214 Tom Yould.

Raceday Programme

In the souvenir National Bangers Championship of the World Raceday Programme, there will be a special feature on last year's event, and Driver Profiles of the seeded entrants for 2019.  Also, in the Five Years Ago section, 7 September 2014 will be reviewed – the day of the National Bangers Championship of the World.  Whilst 239 Steve Carter made a successful defence of the World title, can you recall which driver was the subject of repeated attacks on the back straight, which caused the race to be halted?

Admission Prices: General Admission £18; Concession (5-15 year old) £5; Concession (over 65) £14; 
Family (2 General + up to 4 Children) £44; Seating £1
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