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Autospeed Short Oval Motor Racing | Race Meetings | Previews | Sunday 28th January 2018

Smeatharpe Stadium - between Honiton and Taunton EX14 9RF

Sunday 28 January 13:00

As is customary, it is the Winter Open Championship for 2 Litre National Bangers which headlines the first fixture of the new year.  The non-contact Stock Rods, and the 11-16 year olds in the Ministox will also feature, as they each begin their 2018 Points Championships.

  • Southern Motorsport

    Southern Motorsport

  • 961 - Brad Deeprose

    961 - Brad Deeprose

  • 162 - Brett Ellacott

    162 - Brett Ellacott

  • 133 - Terry Hill

    133 - Terry Hill

  • 921 - Kairan Wilson

    921 - Kairan Wilson

  • 374 - Richard Kelly

    374 - Richard Kelly

  • 45 - Anthony Croshaw

    45 - Anthony Croshaw

  • 196 - Phil Chapman

    196 - Phil Chapman

  • 372 - Jay Matthews

    372 - Jay Matthews

  • 776 - Terry Senford

    776 - Terry Senford

  • 912 - Simon Rees

    912 - Simon Rees

  • 190 - Steve Bailey

    190 - Steve Bailey

  • 151 - Simon Vincent

    151 - Simon Vincent

  • 72 - Marc Soby

    72 - Marc Soby

  • 92 - Adam Daniels

    92 - Adam Daniels

  • 51 - Luke Oliver

    51 - Luke Oliver

  • 917 - Gemma Robbins

    917 - Gemma Robbins

  • 564 - Jack Priest

    564 - Jack Priest

  • 982 - Cameron Holmes

    982 - Cameron Holmes

  • 514 - Abbie McGuinness

    514 - Abbie McGuinness

Southern Motorsport

Southern Motorsport, who are suppliers of overalls, gloves, balaclavas, neck supports, goggles, etc and other driver racewear, will be in attendance.
They also stock other items which contribute to keeping race cars mobile and on track ready to carry on racing.

2 Litre National Bangers

Winter Open Championship
Sponsored by Busssell Plant Ltd
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961 Brad Deeprose was the winner of the 2017 Winter Open.  He plans another return visit to the westcountry, to defend the title.
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Top Entertainer Award
Most Wrecked Car Award
Former Winter Open Champion 162 Brett Ellacott topped the Autospeed Points chart in 2017, and will thus return to wearing a silver roof this season.  Ellacott will be presented with his award as the winner of the Points Championship.
The entry will also include two of the sport's current World Champions - 74 Adam Hitchock, and 190 Steve Bailey, who has won the Winter Open title more than any other driver.
Perennial Autospeed regular 45 Anthony Croshaw will also be on the grid, as he hunts one of the titles that has so far eluded him.
Former Autospeed Points Champion 133 Terry Hill is another highly fancied contender who has yet to include the Winter Open Championship amongst his list of honours.
Brothers 297 Chris Hommell and 397 Ben Hommell are each set to feature, with further north Devon interest expected from 42 Dan Relins.
The Roughnecks from south Wales will feature, and are set to include 917 Andrew Tew, 930 Chris Churcher and 921 Kairan Wilson.
There is strong representation expected from the south coast, led by 251 Scott Baker, whilst 20 Jack Dow and 172 Guy Anning are each due to race at Smeatharpe for the first time.
Cornish interest will be led by 776 Terry Senford, 861 Jean-Marc Penaluna, 196 Phil Chapman, 208 Kieran Barrett, 284 Mike Hiscock, 633 Nathan Ferrett and 374 Richard Kelly.
There is also a quartet of drivers from south east Cornwall, led by 531 David Hosking, and featuring 315 Dave Wilson, 479 Graeme Triggs and 979 Mark Room.
658 Adam Dorse and 174 Ben Sid Taylor are each aiming to make their Winter Open debuts.

11 Matt Parsons 20 Jack Dow
27 Dean Quinn 42 Dan Relins
45 Anthony Croshaw 77 Aaron Charles
100 Alec Jenner 133 Terry Hill
150 Ben Elliott 172 Guy Anning
174 Ben Sid Taylor 176 Ben King
196 Phil Chapman 199 Tom Pearce
202 Matt Butlin 208 Kieran Barrett
230 Keirren Genge 239 Steve Carter
251 Scott Baker 275 Jonny Tomlinson
284 Mike Hiscock 297 Chris Hommell
311 Simon Rogers 315 Dave Wilson
333 Craig Partridge 372 Jay Matthews
374 Richard Kelly 376 Steve Hill
397 Ben Hommell 479 Graeme Trigg
531 David Hosking 633 Nathan Ferrett
658 Adam Dorse 700 Jamie Jones
720 Kenny Gabriel Jnr 776 Terry Senford
838 Jamie Peters 842 Jack Perkins
861 Jean-Marc Penaluna 894 Chris Stokes
907 Cameron Bradford 908 David Brown
912 Simon Rees 917 Andrew Tew
921 Kairan Wilson 930 Chris Churcher
961 Brad Deeprose 979 Mark Room
162 Brett Ellacott 209 Tom Waller
74 Adam Hitchcock 190 Steve Bailey

Stock Rods

Sponsored by P & M Stage Productions
The non-contact Stock Rods will make their first appearance of the year.
As Autospeed will be staging the World Championship for Stock Rods, at Cowdenbeath on 1 & 2 September, each race meeting for them will carry added significance, with drivers looking to earn seeded entries on to the grid.

151 Simon Vincent clinched the Autospeed Points Championship in 2017.  He will thus make his first appearance under the silver roof.
There is a track debut planned by 227 Jody Hawkins.

72 Marc Soby
227 Jody Hawkins
41 James Horwell 426 Keith Channon
437 Lewis Trickey
9 Chris Drake 14 Ross Montgomery
34 Glenn Sanders 92 Adam Daniels
351 Rhys Langdown 909 Justin Washer
944 Callum Hosie
51 Luke Oliver 151 Simon Vincent

Ministox

Sponsored by BB Van Hire & Sales of Heathfield
The youngsters will make their first westcountry appearance of the year.
Ahead of racing, Points Champions, 980 Charlie Lobb will be presented with his awards.
917 Gemma Robbins was the winner of the BB Van Hire Trophy, when it was first raced for at the start of the 2016 season, and she will be keen to regain the trophy from last year's winner, Charlie Lobb.
Recent newcomer to the Ministox, 900 Lily Tomkins, is aiming to make here debut appearance in the Ministox.
A Ministox debut is also planned by 998 Taylor Sealy.
Having made his debut in the Ministox at St Day last October, 982 Cameron Holmes will race at Smeatharpe for the first time.

564 Jack Priest 982 Cameron Holmes
244 Edward Selby 972 Jack Soby
985 Sam Carter 998 Taylor Sealy
577 Harry Darby 584 Charlie Sime
504 Danny Elbourn 506 Bradley Eltham
514 Abbie McGuinness 654 Harley Soper
677 Warren Darby
368 Charlie Santry 980 Charlie Lobb

Raceday Programme

In the Five Years Ago section of the Raceday Programme, the focus will be on 27 January 2013.  Whilst 162 Brett Ellacott stormed to the Winter Open title, he also featured in the unlimited cc National Bangers.  Can you recall what car he used that day, with such devastating effect?

Admission Prices: General Admission £15; Concession (5-15 year old) £5; Concession (over 65) £10; 
Family (2 General + up to 4 Children) £38
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