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Trackstar Racing | Info | Results | 2013 | Saturday 1st June 2013

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Saturday 1st June 2013

Report: Mark Paulson

22 TOO GOOD

National Points Champion Dave Vincent's Team 22 squad claimed the 1500 Bangers East Anglian Team Championship at King's Lynn on Saturday 1 June, in an excellent session which provided top levels of entertainment for those watching from the terraces. The trio of 22 Dave Vincent, 119 Davey Cox and 571 Paul Scully added the title to the 1500 Icebreaker won earlier in the year under the 'Crunchers' guise, with 566 Tony Pallett completing the quartet on this occasion. The lady bangers were also contesting their version of the EA teams title for the first ever time, with the Destructive Divas coming out on top. Also in action were the mighty 2-litre saloon stox with another massive turnout offering top-drawer action and the junior bangers in their second outing of the week.

Over 50 1500 bangers were present, spread across 16 teams, with a handful not fielding the full complement of cars. A two-from-three heat format was adopted that saw mid-20s to mid-30s grids in every race. The first saw a win from the Predators' 779 Luke Allen from pole position, even managing to follow in WMS Recruitment's 525 Wes Starmer on the way. Behind him, national points leader 338 Terry Garrod (Team Jackpot) was on form, spinning several as he caught the leader. He couldn't quite make it past, despite constant pressure and several nibbles up the inside, and it transpired that he was not on the lead lap anyway. His brother and team-mate, 337 Ashley, was on the receiving end of some heavy attention, while 391 Ben Gibson (Mad Hatters 'A') pulled out of third with a smoking engine. New licensee 7 Ashley Ling (Hocus Pocus) and the Gladiators 'B' car of 549 Phil Smith completed the top three.

Heat two was also won from the front row by the pacy 566 Tony Pallett. 888 Lloyd Stark (Starky) delivered a big follow-in to 62 Craig Lovick (Cool Runnings). Meanwhile 26 Paul Lovick was in trouble on the road bend and red flags were called for. On the resumption, Pallett cleared off into the distance while 601 Chris Medler (Starky) passed 119 Davey Cox for second, while 572 Paul Scully made it three in the top four for Team 22, who opened out an early lead in the points.

Heat three saw the action step up a gear with an almighty wrecking train on the back straight featuring at least 10 cars from Team Starky, the Predators, the Mad Hatters and the Gladiators. It all started when Lloyd Stark blitzed Dave Vincent before 137 Jay Chilton and the rest all piled in. Some were able to extract themselves, complete another lap and pile in again with more thunderous shots. It was fantastic stuff and 887 Liam Stark, 800 Lee Meary and 390 David Gibson all thoroughly deserved their entertainers awards. Vincent pulled out his heavily damaged car and managed to drag it round to fifth to pick up more vital points for his team, for whom Scully won the race from 271 Ashlun Woods (Smurfs) and Terry Garrod.

Garrod went on to win the final from the front row of the grid, earning himself a big points haul on the day, but with his team-mates contributing little, they couldn't prevent Team 22 lifting the crown. The lively 713 Ashley Ward (Salhouse Breakers) put in 747 Liam Hard (Gladiators 'A'), while 392 Sam Baines (Mad Hatters 'A') also caged a Gladiator. 69 Jonny Wilkinson brought his car home second as Hocus Pocus also piled up the points with 77 Russell Gill fourth and 145 Dan Bullock fifth. But fourth for Vincent, behind Ben Gibson, was enough to give his Team 22 outfit the title.

The lady banger teams were made up of three cars-apiece, with 20 on track in total. 74 Caroline Garner (Bog Standard) followed the men's example by winning from the front row in heat one. The lively 369 Jane Allard (Destructive Divas) spun 319 Jodie Grief (Bangers n Smash) out of second, taking herself in hard. Grief retaliated on Allard's team-mate 330 Rachel Pokora as the third Destructive Diva, 1 Danielle Hewitt followed Garner home. 444 Natasha Street (Bang Tidy) spun herself out of third, handing the place to 69 Hannah Thompsom (I'd Tap That, who were racing in the colours of Damage Inc who 432 Cassie Smith has family links to).

Hewitt went one better in a quieter second heat, and with Allard second, the team were starting to build a big lead. 147 Sarah Gould kept Bangers n Smash in contention by placing third, with Garner again scoring well in fourth. The latter lacked backing though, with 660 Bridgett Woolley suffering engine/clutch trouble all day and 57 Hannah Godfrey a late withdrawal after a workshop accident for boyfriend 57 Max Stott (which saw 150 Andrew Parrin step into his shoes in the mens' WMS Recruitment team).

A power station bend pile-up in the final claimed Grief and 127 Vicky Henderson (Bad News), as Gould and Hewitt had a good scrap out front, with Allard taking a watching brief, ready to pick up the pieces. Gould eventually prevailed with the Dangerous Divas duo completing the top three to seal the first lady bangers team title.

A massive field of 45 2-litre saloon stox were in action, providing their usual levels of outstanding entertainment. A quite amazing 26 cars gridded for the white and yellow grade heat where 216 Dan Booth took advantage of his June downgrading to win from the front row, emulating the regular early-season feats of his running mate 214 Tom Yould who is now in the yellows. The Sampson brothers, 428 Lee and 149 Jamie, have also slipped down the grades after a difficult start to the season for the pair. From the alien yellow grade start position, they charged through the field for second and third. Lee had looked like he may just catch Booth but was baulked on the last lap by a back-marker.

First race winner Booth was spun out by 164 Neil Kent in heat two, as the latter took up the running before a big roll for 637 Mick Bulldeath saw red flags on track. It was a reprieve for Kent who had just been caught out as the reds came out. He resumed his place at the head of the queue on the restart from 192 Robert Heanes and 499 David Aldous, whose good progress to third place already looked ominous, having beaten off a concerted challenge from 26 Tommy Barnes earlier in the race. The latter's partly rebodied car was looking very 'raw', complete with number plate. Sure enough, as the front two tangled, Aldous went through and pulled away for a relatively easy win from 402 Shaun Webster and 130 Joe Gladden.

Heat three saw the yellow grade return to the track and so it was the Sampson show once more. 350 Thomas Parrin jumped the start to take the lead but was then spun out by 220 Casey Englestone. The impressive 152 Chris Fountain moved in front but was soon followed through by the Sampson brothers, Lee passing Jamie in the process. The pair initially struggled to make a dent in Fountain's lead however, before Lee Sampson eventually caught and spun the Boston man with four laps to go, allowing his brother through too. Such was the leading trio's pace that Fountain recovered for third and no one else had a look-in. 18 Jamie Clayton and Aldous were the leading stars in fourth and fifth.
The 37-car final served up an excellent race. Fountain, who gave Englestone a wild, high-speed ride sideways down the length of the back straight , took the leading 218 Jacob Downey in hard, to hit the front. That caused a bit of a pile-up and allowed Fountain to make his escape, building a decent advantage over Jamie Sampson. Sampson managed to catch and pass the leader, only for Fountain to fight back. They passed and repassed several times before Sampson's radiator blew and he started to lose pace. He held on to second, with brother Lee completing the top three once again, but Fountain was away and gone. 570 Simon Venni placed fourth, ahead of the irrepressible Aldous and 128 Craig Banwell.

An all comers race rounded off proceedings, with Lee Sampson's luck running out when he spun and then suffered a big head-on at the hands of 730 Deane Mayes who was left with nowhere to go. 304 Martyn Parker, making the most of English Champion son 306 Daniel Parker's broken foot by racing his car, suffered a lost bonnet which led to a caution period, with 391 Jake Banwell heading the field at that point. But once again Aldous had already made it up to third, and he picked off 115 Scott Aldridge and Banwell to take the win by some margin. The track championship leader explained that although his engine appeared to be running well it was using far too much oil and would probably need changing – if that's how Aldous goes with a sickening engine, his rivals ought to be worried about when his motor is on song. European Champion 120 Shane Brown made his trek from the west country worthwhile with second, ahead of Clayton, 349 Michael Allard and Aldridge.

The Sampson brothers couldn't have chosen a better month to drop to yellow. With two major championships (the National at Mildenhall on 8 June and the British at King's Lynn on 30 June) coming up on their favoured shale surface, they will take some beating.

Completing the bill on Saturday night were the junior bangers. Slightly down on numbers for their second meeting in less than a week, 119 Ben Cox dominated proceedings to score an impressive hat trick. In the final, 69 Brad Bartram spun out of the lead with two laps to go, while Cox also took advantage of 131 Charlie Barnes suffering engine troubles. Top three placings in all three races meant 77 Callum Gill extended his lead at the top of the points standings.

After a very busy run of 8 meetings in 6 weekends, we now have a short break before action resumes on 22 June where a big turnout of bangers is expected for the tenth running of the Bandit Memorial.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 (White & Yellows) 216 428 149 218 192 152 22 389 179 350
Heat 2 499 402 130 18 120 401 391 538 420 360
Heat 3 428 149 152 18 499 349 570 257 641 22
Final 152 149 428 570 499 401 128 730 18 120
All Comers 499 120 18 349 115 149 570 402 130 730
1500cc Banger East Anglian Teams 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 779 7 549 69 399 392 338 145 nof
Heat 2 566 601 119 572 77 150 22 887 878 611
Heat 3 572 271 338 337 22 747 79 601 nof
Final 338 69 391 22 77 145 572 393 7 601
Destruction Derby 549
Entertainer Awards 390 79 888 800 390 887 549 573 391
Team Results Winner: Team 22 2nd: Hocus Pocus 3rd: Team Jackpot
Lady Banger Tems 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 74 1 69 147 85 213 444 127 319 661
Heat 2 1 369 147 74 330 319 85 345 69 127
Final 147 1 369 74 4 69 419 85 345 nof
Team Results Winner: Destructive Divas 2nd: Bangers n Smash 3rd: Bog Standard
Junior Bangers 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Heat 1 119 93 77 51 131 323 868 322 385 33
Heat 2 119 77 131 93 51 504 868 33 309 323
Final 119 131 77 309 69 51 322 323 33 93
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